Business Litigation

Commercial Litigation & Other Business Disputes

Business litigation or commercial litigation encompasses the disputes that arise between businesses or sometimes between businesses and individuals. Sometimes the cases can be quite complex with multiple parties. The Orlando attorneys at Cynthia Conlin & Associates help business clients defend and prosecute business litigation cases, which may be filed for monetary loss or for injunctive relief.

The umbrella practice area of business litigation or commercial disputes includes evaluating and resolving disagreements sometimes before a lawsuit is filed (“pre-litigation”), as well as preparing for and seeing civil actions through to judgment and beyond, even in post-judgment proceedings.

Issues litigated in business disputes might include:

  • Breach of contract
  • Commercial disparagement (or business defamation)
  • Construction law issues
  • Employment law disputes
  • Fraudulent misrepresentation
  • Franchise or business opportunity disputes
  • Theft of trade secrets
  • Tortious interference with contractual relations
  • Trade libel
  • Trademark infringement or trade dress infringement
  • Unfair competition
  • Unjust enrichment

If you would like the attorneys at Cynthia Conlin & Associates to evaluate your commercial or business dispute, call us at 407-965-5519 or contact us here.

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Corporations Cannot Represent Themselves in Small Claims Post-Collection Proceedings, Court Says
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It is established law that a business entity (Corporation or LLC) cannot represent itself, pro se, in court proceedings but rather must appear through an attorney.  The purpose for this rule, as…

‘Compliance Services’ is at it again
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Last year, about this time, I wrote a blog entry after receiving a letter from “Compliance Services” urging me to submit an Annual Minutes Requirement Statement.  Just the other day I received…

Written agreements are not necessary to form a business partnership in Florida
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Florida law defines a “Partnership” as “an association of two or more persons to carry on as coowners a business for profit,” Fla. Stat. § 620.8101(7), with the word “person” being construed…

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Hotel ordered to pay $2,421 to guest for deactivating room key without notice
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A Jacksonville hotel was recently ordered to pay more than $2,000.00 in damages to a long-term guest it locked out for failing to pay his room fees.

In 2009, Eric Fleming moved into a room in the Scottish Inn hotel in Jacksonville. At first he paid $27 per night, but after about six months, he began paying bi-weekly, when he received his unemployment checks.

One week Mr. Fleming’s unemployment check did not arrive when expected. He asked the hotel manager to extend his stay, and the manager agreed to extend, but only to a particular deadline date.

When the deadline date came, Mr. Fleming, whose unemployment check still had not arrived, came home one day to find himself locked out of his room. . . .

$125 to ‘Compliance Services’? I don’t think so!
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Like many other business owners, the other day I received in my postal mail a curious letter urging me to quickly submit an “Annual Minutes Requirement Statement.” Because this letter came right around the time the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations sends its requirements to corporations to file their annual reports, at first glance, I actually thought it was from the State.

However, when I read further, and saw that it was asking for a check for $125.00 “payable to COMPLIANCE SERVICS” my eyes widened. …

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Illinois Attorney sued for sending Junk Faxes
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At first, Attorney Gregory P. Turza probably thought it was a great business decision when he hired a company to create a promotional newsletter called the “Daily Plan-It” and distribute it to a targeted list, which included numbers from the Illinois CPA Society and his business contacts.

When one of his “Daily Plan It” fax recipients filed a class action lawsuit against the attorney, his marketing strategy turned into a disaster. On behalf of the class of recipients of the faxes, the Plaintiff sought $4,215,000 in statutory damages – $500 for each fax multiplied by the alleged 8,430 times the Daily Plan-It was faxed – against Attorney Turza, who is located in Skokie, Illinois.

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So you want to hire an unpaid intern. How do you do it?
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Many small business owners would like to hire an unpaid intern.  However, it’s vital they follow federal guidelines. Federal law, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), as well as Florida state law,…