Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About The Insurance Claim Process
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If my business is in Texas, but the defendant is in California (or any other state), where should a lawsuit be filed?
A defendant, including an individual or a business, can be sued either (1) where they live (or, in the case of a business, anywhere it does business), or (2) where the events leading up to the dispute occurred. If your Texas business is suing a California business, you can most likely file the lawsuit in either place. However, you may want to file the lawsuit in Texas so that your lawyers would not have to travel back and forth.
What is the difference between commercial litigation and other types of litigation?
The term "litigation" is broad and applies to all situations where people take their disputes to court. Commercial litigation is a more specific term that describes disputes about business transactions and relationships, either between two businesses or between a business and an individual. Specific areas of commercial litigation include contract disputes, debt collection, consumer fraud, employment issues, shareholder agreements, copyright and patents, mergers and acquisitions, and product liability.
What are the time limits for filing a commercial litigation lawsuit?
Time limits apply in most situations, so it is extremely important to see an attorney as soon as you think you have a case. A time limit on bringing a lawsuit is called a statute of limitations. These time limits are strict, and if you don't file suit before the deadline, you are forever barred from doing so. Different disputes have different time limits. For example, if you are suing over a contract, you may have up to 4 years; if you are suing a business because you were injured by one of their products, you may have only two years. Again, consult with a lawyer as soon as possible so that you don't miss your only opportunity.
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