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Los Angeles Business Litigation Lawyer

Legally Reviewed By: Jud Waltman

A Los Angeles business litigation lawyer resolves disputes between companies and other parties. The attorney handles cases relating to breach of contract allegations, tort claims, and other business disputes.

Finding a top-notch Los Angeles business litigation attorney is rarely simple. You need an attorney who knows the unique details of your claim and can argue it persuasively. The best business litigation lawyers ensure that their clients receive the support they need at every stage of their lawsuit.

The business litigation lawyers at The Lanier Law Firm have experience in a variety of claims and have recovered significant damages for their clients.

Cases Handled by Lanier’s Business Litigation Practice Group

Business litigation is a complicated area of the law. From large corporations who engage in unfair competitive business practices to employment and contract disputes, damages owed in business litigation suits often total millions of dollars.

The Lanier Law Firm represents clients with a range of claims.



Antitrust laws are designed to prevent monopolies. An antitrust lawsuit can be filed against a company that uses unfair business practices to gain a competitive edge.

breach of contract

Breach of contract

A breach of contract occurs when one party does not fulfill the obligations outlined in a written agreement. In this instance, an individual can file a lawsuit against the party that failed to comply with the contract’s terms and conditions.

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Fraud involves using deception or other unethical methods for one’s own benefit. Those who commit fraud can misrepresent facts or falsify information for personal gain.

oil and gas litigation

Oil and gas litigation

An oil and gas dispute can involve anything from OSHA enforcement to joint operating agreements. The dispute can impact publicly traded corporations, independent producers, and other parties across the oil and gas industry.

Qui Tam or Whistleblower Litigation

Qui Tam or Whistleblower Litigation

Private individuals can file a qui tam lawsuit on behalf of the federal government under the False Claims Act or on behalf of state governments in compliance with individual state false claims laws, including the California Insurance Claims Fraud Prevention Act. Whistleblowers in qui tam lawsuits stand to gain financial rewards if these cases are successful.

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Employment disputes

A worker can sue their employer for sexual harassment, wrongful termination, or other reasons. There are also times when workers file lawsuits against businesses due to violations of state or federal labor and employment laws.

patent infringement

Patent infringement

Patent infringement occurs when an individual makes, uses, or sells someone else’s invention without their permission. In this instance, the patent holder can sue the individual who violates their patent for financial damages.

Business litigation is a complicated area of the law. From large corporations who engage in unfair competitive business practices to employment and contract disputes, damages owed in business litigation suits often total millions of dollars.

The Lanier Law sbFirm represents clients with a range of claims.

How are business disputes resolved?

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to resolving business disputes. Common options for resolving business disputes include mediation, arbitration, and litigation.


Mediation refers to a negotiation that involves a neutral third party. During mediation, the third party listens to both sides and helps the participants find common ground to reach a settlement.


In arbitration, each party submits its side of an argument to a third party. Next, the third party reviews each argument and makes a binding decision on the dispute.


Litigation involves resolving disputes by submitting or responding to a complaint through the public court system. It encompasses all legal proceedings that occur after an individual files a lawsuit.

If you are involved in a business dispute, do not expect the issue to be resolved immediately. It can take many months or years before a business dispute is resolved.

Furthermore, you can do everything in your power to resolve a business dispute, but multiple parties must agree to terms. This means you can commit significant time, energy, and resources to your dispute. Even if you are committed to finding a resolution, your best efforts may still be insufficient. Fortunately, if you have an expert business litigation attorney at your side, you can position yourself for success.

Ultimately, you need a business litigation attorney who possesses negotiation and litigation skills, who can help you achieve the best possible results, regardless of the business dispute.

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Los Angeles Business Litigation Laws

There are several antitrust laws in place in California, including the Cartwright Act and Unfair Practices Act. The Cartwright Act prevents businesses from working with their competitors to fix prices or take other actions to restrict trade or commerce. The Unfair Practices Act prohibits businesses from using unlawful, untrue, or misleading advertising.

California also has deceptive trade practices laws in place. These laws deter businesses from deceptive trade practices that involve the use of misinformation, false claims, and unlawful tactics to lure people into buying products and services.

Moreover, California protects consumers against usury, i.e., the use of a loan or forbearance of money or goods at a high interest rate. In California, a business cannot charge more than 10% a year in interest on any loan or forbearance.

There is a two-year statute of limitations to file a lawsuit against a business if it violates California laws. This means you have two years from the date on which a violation occurred or was discovered to sue a company.

Recoverable Damages in Business Litigation Cases

There are three types of recoverable damages in business litigation cases. According to the Judicial Education Center at the University of New Mexico, general and consequential damages are compensatory, whereas punitive damages, which are rarely awarded in breach of contract cases, are not intended to cover any actual losses incurred by the non-breaching party.

  • General: Compensation for money or time lost due to a defendant’s actions or lack of action constitutes general damages. General damages include lost profits or other financial losses that result directly from a breach of contract.
  • Consequential: Consequential damages, also called special damages, are indirect damages that result from a breach of contract. The breaching party is liable for damages only if they could have foreseen the losses based on the information available to them when they entered into the contract.
  • Punitive: Punitive damages are awarded to deter fraudulent or deceitful actions. They are designed to punish an at-fault party rather than provide a plaintiff with financial compensation.

A Los Angeles business litigation attorney can teach you about the different types of recoverable damages and help you pursue appropriate damages from the at-fault parties in your case.

Working with The Lanier Law Firm’s Business Litigation Group

The Lanier Law Firm is committed to excellence and passionate about justice. We are the “go-to” source for those who need help with business litigation in Los Angeles.

We opened the doors to our Los Angeles office in 2007. Since that time, our LA law office has grown by leaps and bounds.

To date, our business litigation attorneys have handled a wide range of cases. Although every case is different, our approach remains the same: communication, collaboration, and support throughout the litigation process.

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Successful Cases

We have negotiated significant settlements in a variety of business litigation cases. From antitrust and patent infringement cases to breach-of-contract and fraud actions, the team at The Lanier Law Firm has the skills, experience, and resources to handle your claim.

Our track record speaks for itself.

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  • We negotiated a precedent-setting settlement for a national sugar association trade group and several large U.S. sugar manufacturers after a false promotion lawsuit was filed against one of the world’s leading distributors of artificial sweeteners.
  • We secured a settlement for 130 employees from engineering and manufacturing company Dresser-Rand in a lawsuit over unpaid bonuses following the sale of a subsidiary.
  • We helped a former news producer file a breach of contract claim against a major broadcast network and reach a settlement with the network.

Business litigation can be complex, but our attorneys can help you win your case and obtain just and fair compensation from your business dispute.

Our Los Angeles Office

You can visit our Los Angeles office at 2829 Townsgate Rd. Suite 100, Westlake Village, CA 91361.


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