Commercial Litigation Attorneys
Defending Businesses and Organizations in Idaho and American Samoa
For even the most risk-averse organizations, commercial litigation is increasingly a fact of life. The Boise commercial litigation attorneys at Mooney Wieland Warren PLLC work closely with clients to develop aggressive, result-oriented strategies to win cases without unnecessarily disrupting our clients’ businesses.
Our commercial litigators in Boise, Idaho and American Samoa can assist with:
- Breach of contract matters, including those surrounding the sales of products and services, as well as breach of warranty
- Corporate litigation, such as allegations of breach of fiduciary duty or the covenant of good faith and fair dealing
- Collection actions for outstanding debts, including repossession
- Breaches of non-compete or non-solicitation agreements
- Business torts, such as misappropriation of trade secrets, tortious interference with contractual relations, and tortious interference with prospective economic advantage
- Defamation via libel and/or slander, including online speech
- Shareholder derivative actions
- Corporate fraud claims, including actions to recover following embezzlement or other corporate officer misconduct
Of course, it is difficult to conceive of all the different kinds of commercial disputes that can develop, but our broad range of experience equips us to handle them.
What Is Commercial Litigation?
When one or more parties of a business entity such as a partnership or corporation become involved in a non-criminal legal dispute, it is known as a commercial dispute. Commercial or corporate litigation cases work similarly to civil litigation cases, the difference is in that the area of law is more specialized because of the nature of the parties involved. In addition, many commercial litigation cases may be filed in state or federal court as well as private arbitration and administrative hearings. Cases where many parties or types of parties may also arise such as in class action lawsuits or multi-district lawsuits.
Commercial litigation cases tend to be more expensive because they involve a more extensive process compared to a non-commercial litigation case, especially when it comes to the discovery and research process. Otherwise, commercial litigation attorneys on both sides conduct factual investigations, research applicable law, engage in settlement negotiations, and more.
What is a Breach of Contract?
A business contract establishes certain duties that must be met by the parties to the agreement. A "breach" of a contract occurs when one party fails to perform any of its contractual commitments. A breach can occur when a party fails to perform on time, fails to perform in according to the terms of the agreement, or fails to perform at all, depending on the specifics of the situation. As a result, for the purposes of identifying the appropriate legal solution or "remedy" for the breach, a breach of contract is usually classified as either a "material breach" or an "immaterial breach."
Commercial Litigation Experience Counts
Each business lawsuit is unique for many reasons, such as the particular facts of the dispute, the terms of a contract at issue, or external economic considerations. Sometimes the client is in a precarious financial situation, about to launch a new product, experiencing a leadership change, or undertaking an acquisition. All of these factors must be accounted for in any litigation plan. Thus, the most successful commercial litigators are the ones thinking creatively about how to get the resolution the client wants in the most efficient way.
Rarely is the best plan to simply pursue a linear plan of exchanging pleadings, followed by written discovery and depositions, then attempting to settle. Most of the time, keeping the pressure on the other side works best, but not always. Sometimes early, aggressive discovery followed by a dispositive motion is the best strategy, or perhaps a creative settlement proposal will create a way out of the situation at little cost. In any event, your attorneys need experience to know which legal strategy best suits your particular business dispute. At Mooney Wieland Warren PLLC, our Boise commercial litigation attorneys have made careers diligently and successfully advocating for their clients and creatively resolving these disputes with your business interests in mind.
Of course, there are also times when our clients must proceed to trial or arbitration. We relish these cases. Our litigators are fearless Boise trial attorneys capable of presenting your strongest case before a jury, trial judge, arbitrator, or other tribunal.
Our E-Discovery Technological Advantages
Often, parties in commercial lawsuits are hamstrung by excessive discovery costs, especially in the largest and most complex cases, which invariably implicate electronically stored information (ESI). Many law firms using legacy technology charge into the five figures each month for data storage and processing, plus hourly costs for high-level paralegals necessary to manage e-discovery. This is an unwanted financial burden on the client in and of itself. If it drags on too long, it can also force the client to settle a case sooner or on less favorable terms than otherwise necessary.
Our firm is well-practiced in efficiently managing ESI. Our process is simple: we outsource the burdensome software, infrastructure, and staff costs of managing data in commercial litigation.
We partner with outside providers, who offer numerous advantages over legacy systems:
- A cloud-based platform where all document review, processing, and production occurs totally online in one place. This allows our Boise commercial litigation attorneys and all our clients’ representatives, such as in-house teams, to review the same documents and other materials in a centralized location. We can share notations, tags, and other artifacts directly with our clients without limit on the number of users who have access to the database.
- Easy and quick document gathering for our corporate clients responding to discovery requests.
- Seamless native-document upload, production, download, review, and annotation.
- Remarkable cost savings.
- Limitless data storage and processing capabilities.
We are here to help leverage these efficiencies into better results in any commercial litigation matter involving e-discovery.