Commercial Litigation

The Health Law Firm and its attorneys are experienced in the area of commercial litigation, both simple and complex, in both state court and federal court. Additionally, we have prevailed in appeals of such cases in both the state courts of appeal and the federal courts of appeal. We have represented medical groups, home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, physicians, and other health care providers in commercial litigation cases. Our experience has included both representation of plaintiffs and the representation of defendants in such matters.

The types of cases and causes of action in which we are routinely involved include the following:

  • Antitrust and Restraint of Trade
  • Breach of Contract
  • Contract Enforcement
  • Dissolutions of Partnerships and Corporations
  • Appointments of Receivers for Businesses and Corporations
  • Defeating Enforcement of Restrictive Covenants
  • Enforcement of Restrictive Covenants
  • Civil Theft
  • Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices
  • Tortious Interference with Business Relationships
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Injunction Hearings
  • Dissolution of Injunctions
  • Setting Aside Defaults
  • Defense of Suits by Employees
  • Defense of Suits Claiming Violation of Anti-Kickback Laws, Self-Referral Laws, and Patient Brokering Laws

For a copy of the complaint this firm used to sue a managed care health insurance company (United Health Care) on behalf of a medical group, click here. This complaint involved allegations of breach of contract, violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA) (or Florida's "Mini-FTC Act"), and violations of the Racketeer Influenced Criminal Organization (RICO) Act, all of which were upheld by the Court. For a copy of the Judge's order which upheld the causes of action pleaded in this complaint after the insurance company filed a motion to dismiss it, click here.

For a copy of a complaint this firm used to sue a hospital on behalf of a physician who was being unfairly labeled as a "disruptive physician, after he was removed from the hospital's emergency room call schedule and not allowed to stand call anymore, click here. This complaint contains a cause of action by a physician for being taken off of the emergency room call schedule. This case involved allegations of breach of contract, tortious interference with business relations, violation of due process of law, defamation, and conspiracy, among others.

For a copy of a successful motion this firm filed to set aside a default judgment entered against our client in a suit brought by a former employer to enforce a covenant not to compete ("A:\Commercial Litigation Addition.wpdrestrictive covenant" or "noncompetition agreement") against our client, and the supporting memorandum of law, click here.