Are There Legal Solutions for My Business Conflict?

After your business has suffered financial harm, your first reaction might be to consider legal action to set things right again. While it is important to protect your rights, it can be equally as important to verify that your rights were jeopardized or disrespected in a material way before springing into legal action. Prosecuting cases or pursuing claims involving immaterial or uncollectible amounts can end up costing you time, money and energy with no chance of a beneficial outcome.

To make things easier for you when you are wondering if you have a case or not, we have compiled some useful information about the basics of different types of litigation. We focus entirely on complex business litigation concerns.

Do You Have a Business Litigation Case?

A significant business litigation case will be complicated by nature, as anything regarding businesses, companies or corporations requires an in-depth understanding of a variety of laws. Knowing whether you have a case could be the most difficult step. However, you should already have a "map" towards the right answer: the contract at issue. And you should have an idea of how much is at stake, even if your estimate or calculation lacks certainty.

Everything involved with a business is most likely governed by one contract or another. Keep in mind that while most contracts need not be in writing to be valid and enforceable, most involving significant transactions are. If there is no contract when there should be, this could also be indicative of a problem with the potential case. If you suspect that you need someone to evaluate a potential business litigation case, the first thing you should do is collect all the correspondence and other relevant documents, including those in electronic format and create a narrative of the key facts. If there is a breach of the plain language of the document, you likely have a case.

Business litigation cases can be triggered by:

Do You Have a Business Consumer Litigation Case?

Consumer litigation cases are similar to business litigation cases in that you will primarily be relying on contracts and statutes to determine whether you have a valid case. Some of these contracts might be in your possession after purchasing a certain product or service. Others are preexisting as federal or state level regulations and legislation, like the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act or rules set forth by various State and Federal agencies.

Gather all correspondences between you and the party you believe has violated your consumer rights, especially arbitration agreements which may limit your ability to seek redress in the courts. Proving and detecting violations can be difficult. Unless the misrepresentation or misstatement on which your claim rests clearly stands out as you review your correspondence, contracts and relevant laws, you might not have a consumer litigation case.

Examples of consumer litigation cases our firm has handled include:

  • Consumer fraud and deceptive trade practices
  • False claims or false advertising
  • Misrepresentation or unfair practices

Where to Turn for More Assistance

Massey Law Firm PLLC offers free initial consultations to inquiring parties that firmly believe they have grounds for a litigation case. With more than 20 years of legal experience and a wide network of professionals and colleagues that help us tackle even the most challenges of cases, you can depend on our attorney to deliver.

Call 346-800-6101 or email us to contact our Houston trial lawyer today for more information or to schedule your case analysis.