Business Litigation

Business Litigation Lawyers

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“Anthony’s commonsense approach to negotiation and litigation helped us understand the real issues of our case and the legal implications of our choices on our business. He was always a phone call away to answer last minute questions or handle unplanned legal obstacles impacting our business.”

Business litigation can involve intricate legal matters. At Turner | Modarelli, we will evaluate your case and determine whether a contingency fee or hourly rate best suits your goals, budget, and complexity of your case.
During the initial consultation, whether you retain Turner | Modarelli to represent you or not, communications, verbal or written, from you to our attorneys are kept confidential to the extent of the law. If you become a client of Turner | Modarelli, the same confidentiality rules apply. So why is confidentiality so important? It keeps our discussions private, so the opposing side cannot learn about what we discuss. We believe in establishing a trusting relationship with our clients and hold our duties, as attorneys, to keep our discussions confidential and will fight to ensure that those communications remain confidential.

A lawsuit can be filed in state or federal court depending on the legal issues of your case. For a lawsuit to be filed in federal court, there are two ways a court can have jurisdiction over a case: (1) The lawsuit can involve a federal law, regulation, act, or the United States Constitution; or (2) The plaintiff and defendant are from different states and the amount in controversy of the lawsuit is more than $75,000.00. There are strategic advantages and disadvantages of filing in state court instead of federal court and vice versa.

Turner | Modarelli has handled cases in both state and federal courts, so let our attorneys review your case and determine which court, state or federal, is best suited for your goals and the legal issues of your case.

Discovery is the process before trial where each party can request information and evidence from the opposing party for use at trial. The discovery process is different in federal and state court, but there are some similarities between the ways parties can gather information from the opposing side. It is crucial to craft responses to discovery under the supervision of an attorney because the opposing side will do all it can to expose any ambiguities in your answers. At Turner | Modarelli we have extensive experience in responding to discovery for our clients to ensure the response is clear, concise, and not exposed to any twisted interpretation by opposing counsel.Interrogatories
Interrogatories are a list of questions written by one party for the other party to answer. The responding party can provide answers to the questions or objections to the information sought by the question. There are different limits to the numbers of interrogatories sent to the opposing party depending on which court the lawsuit is filed.Request for Production of Documents
A request for production of documents is written questions from one party to another seeking certain documents, such as emails, letters, or contracts, which are relevant to the lawsuit. Certain documents are privileged from production, meaning there is a law that prevents the disclosure of the document to the opposing party.

Request for Admission
A request for admission is a written statement proposed to the opposing party asking the answering party to admit the truth of the proposed statement. There are consequences of admitting a request for admission, such as using an admitted request for admission as an established truth in the case. Understanding how to respond to a request for admission is imperative to ensuring that a client does not admit a statement that is not entirely true. Attorneys craft request for admissions in ways that can be ambiguous, so instead of risking of admitting something that is not true, contact Turner | Modarelli to assist in helping you respond to your discovery requests and represent your interests.

Deposition
A deposition takes place out of court where a person, the witness or party, is asked questions about a legal matter by an attorney, and the answers are recorded by a court reporter. The deposition answers by the witness or party are taken under oath and are admissible in court proceedings.

Mediation is an informal way of resolving legal disputes between parties. Participation in mediation is voluntary, so a party cannot be forced to attend. It can take place before or after a lawsuit is filed. Generally, there is one neutral person, the mediator, who acts as a referee between the parties by hearing both sides of the story and working to get the parties to reach an amicable resolution. In mediation, there is also a confidential communication privilege, so any discussions with the mediator or other party cannot be used in trial or be discovered through the above discovery proceedings. The confidential communications privilege helps promote full discussion between parties to aid in reaching a settlement or move the parties closer to resolution.
Trial, the culmination of a lawsuit that cannot be resolved with going before the court. Most people are familiar with trials before a judge and jury. When people think of trial, they think of the high dramatics portrayed in movies and television or the screaming attorney badgering the witness, which can be far from the truth. The truth is that trial is stressful for all parties, but with Turner | Modarelli, our attorneys are there to minimize the stress and navigate your case to a successful verdict.

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