Put simply, a civil action is a suit between individuals that is instituted in a court
of law to: resolve a controversy, enforce provisions of a contract, protect a right, or prevent a wrong. A civil suit may involve a corporation,
partnership, individuals, or a state or federal government. Such actions must be commenced within a particular period of time after the cause of action
arises. This period of time is called the “statute of limitation.” The statute of limitation varies depending upon the type of case. If the action is not
commenced within that statutory period, the defendant may plead the statute of limitation as a defense and may cause the action to be terminated.
Civil actions are commenced with the filing of a complaint by the attorney for the plaintiff in the appropriate court.
The complaint is the first pleading in a civil action and is the document which outlines the various causes of action
against the defendant or defendants. The cause of action is the legal claim for relief which the plaintiff asserts in
the complaint. The cause of action may arise out of a civil wrong committed by one party upon another, such as breach of
contract, negligence, etc., or a breach of a statutory duty. Each defendant is served under a copy of the summons, a copy
of the complaint and attached exhibits.
Business litigation is the practice of law generally dealing
with the legal issues arising from commercial and business relationships, including litigation of controversies arising from
those relationships. Navigating the waters of business and civil litigation is a complex, detail oriented, process that requires
careful planning and strategy; it should be handled by an experienced attorney. A litigation lawyer is often consulted for legal
representation and to help settle a dispute. Our litigators provide litigation counsel, advice, and support to corporations, as
well as individuals. Our attorneys provide the talent needed at an appropriate, cost-effective level of staffing from the initiation
of the civil action all the way through mediation and trial.
We are experienced in resolving a wide variety of disputes and
causes of action including but not limited to: Breach of contract; Non-compete agreements; Employee-Employer disputes;
Distributor-manufacturer disputes; Shareholder and Member disputes; Disputes over the purchase or sale of a business;
Misappropriation and Conversion; Theft of Trade Secrets; Violation of Florida’s Computer Abuse and Data Recovery Act
and the Federal Computer Fraud And Abuse Act; Disgorgement; Tortious Interference With Business Relationship; Usurpation
of Corporate Opportunities; Breach of Fiduciary Duty; Unjust Enrichment; Fraud; Unlicensed construction contracting;
Violation of the Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA); Breach of Covenant of Good Faith and Fair
Dealing; Violation of Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act; Negligent Construction; and Fraud in the Inducement, among others.