Deciding to bring a lawsuit, or receiving a lawsuit that has been brought against you or your business, is inevitably stressful. There are many factors to consider before deciding that litigation is your best option, or responding to litigation which has been brought against you. Many disputes can be resolved without litigation, or without the litigation becoming expensive and contentious. Some defenses can be raised early and resolve the entire case. Other issues may require longer, more complex litigation or a heavily negotiated settlement. While many states may share similar civil law procedures and claims, it's important to understand the specific procedures and laws in your state and how they could potentially affect your situation. That's why the attorneys at Law Offices of Vescio & Seifert, P.C. have been working with individuals and businesses in Glendale, Tucson, and across Arizona to help them understand what they're facing before devising a specific action plan that can help them move forward.

What Areas of Litigation Do You Help With

In general, civil and business litigation claims fall into one of two types of categories: contracts and torts. In a contract case, the parties have a written or oral/verbal agreement that one party has breached. In a tort claim, there may not be a contract but one party has still been harmed by someone else’s actions or failure to act.

At our firm, we have experience helping individuals and businesses resolve their disputes, whether by letter, early settlement, jury trial, trial without a jury, or a settlement after discovery has been completed. Our firm represents both businesses and individuals, whether they are bringing the litigation or whether they have been sued. Our attorneys have extensive experience with various areas of business and civil litigation, but our efforts are usually centered around the following:

  • Breach or enforcement of written and verbal contracts

  • Unjust enrichment (where one party unfairly benefits but there is no contract)

  • Conversion (civil theft)

  • Fraud, misrepresentation

  • Defamation

  • Business disputes

  • Misappropriation/theft of trade secrets

  • Interference with Contract, Business expectancy

  • Breach of the Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing

  • Breach of fiduciary duties

  • Estoppel

  • Counterclaims

What Should I Know About Civil Litigation in Arizona

Arizona law offers a wide variety of legal claims and remedies. Each claim has a statute of limitations or time limit within which you must bring your claim. If you do not bring your claim within the statute of limitations, the court may refuse to let you litigate your claim at all. If you have received a lawsuit against you or your business, you have limited time to respond to the Complaint. If you fail to do so, the Court may enter orders against you even though you have not provided any evidence in your defense. If you believe you have a legal claim, or if you have been sued, it is critical to consult with an attorney immediately to be sure that you protect your legal rights and have as many options available to you as possible.