Sacramento Business Litigation Attorneys
Carson & Kyung’s Sacramento attorneys represent businesses in all of their matters, including business litigation. We have the experience to properly represent all types of businesses in litigation. Whether it’s a small dispute or something that has the potential of devastating business operations, we can help you. Our business litigation attorneys have successfully pursued and defended litigation. Our Sacramento litigation lawyers have worked in nearly every industry, which gives our attorneys a good starting foundation for your particular needs.
Our Sacramento business litigation attorneys strive to provide cost-effective, realistic, and timely solutions to all business litigation. If a dispute arises, we will carefully and thoroughly advise our clients on the merits of pursuing either a settlement or trial. If litigation ensues, we will use creative as well as old-fashioned proven strategies to properly assert or defend a claim.
What is business litigation?
Attorneys frequently use the term litigation, but what does that mean? Litigation is the process of taking legal action by engaging in legal proceedings. Litigation is most easily explained as actions during a lawsuit.
Filing a Lawsuit
A party may file a lawsuit with the local court when a dispute between parties cannot be resolved. To initiate a lawsuit, the plaintiff must file a complaint with the local court, have a summons issued, and pay the filing fees.
A complaint outlines the plaintiff’s facts, causes of action, and relief. Essentially, it details what happened, why they were legally wronged, and how the legal system can correct the wrong. A summons is the court document informing the defendant that s/he has been sued and must respond within the required time.
The California Courts website provides several template complaints, such as a complaint for personal injury; a complaint for breach of contract; and a complaint for unlawful detainer. The California Courts website also provides template summons, such as a general summons and a summons for unlawful detainer.
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Defending a Lawsuit
A defendant is the business who has been served with a complaint and summons. They’re usually under the most pressure to settle because they had no choice in being involved with litigation. It can be expensive to defend a lawsuit; but, the defendant usually has no option and must fight the lawsuit.
Depending on the circumstances, there are several methods of responding to a complaint. A party will typically respond with an “answer.” In the answer, parties will admit or deny the individual allegations in the complaint. If a party fails to deny a specific allegation, that specific statement will be considered true for the entirety of the case. Hence, it’s important that a party properly reviews the complaint and denies each allegation that is wrong.
The answer is also the defendant’s chance to defend against the allegations in the complaint. The defendant will raise what’s termed “Affirmative Defenses.” Each of these affirmative defenses should be raised and supported by facts. If the defendant fails to raise the right defense in their answer, they may not be permitted to use it later.
Below are a few template answers provided by the California Courts. Responding to a lawsuit is the first step in defending business litigation and it’s important to put the best foot forward. Answers can be very complicated and, considering it’s the first opportunity to respond to a complaint, should be drafted with time and care. Contact Sacramento business litigation attorneys if you would like advice on litigation.
The California Courts website provides template answers to general complaints, such as an answer to an unlawful detainer complaint; an answer to a breach of contract complaint; and an answer to a personal injury complaint.
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Business Litigation Consultations
Our Sacramento attorneys offer initial consultations in order to get a good understanding of the case before full representation. This helps us to properly advise you on whether hiring a business litigation attorney is the right step for you. These consultations also help us explain the business litigation process. If you have questions, please contact Sacramento’s Law Firm of Business Litigation Attorneys.
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