-Multiple parties on one side of the litigation or the other;
-Complex legal issues such as medical regulatory issues, false claims act, or conspiracy claims;
-Multiple different causes of actions or counter-claims; -Large amounts of money at issue (large stakes); -Litigants with great resources, able to finance ongoing litigation; or -Litigation involving multiple plaintiffs in different jurisdictions (multidistrict litigation);
Fraudulent or deceptive trade practices, whether under state law or federal law (misrepresentations and deceit in business transactions);
Antitrust violations or price-fixing (group boycotts; price discrimination; tying arrangements; monopolization of a line of business or geographic area, and conspiracies to fix prices, allocate customers, divide territories, or otherwise prevent competition) (or attempts to do any of the foregoing);Employer-employee disputes (contract disputes; unpaid bonuses or wages; unpaid overtime; discrimination or harassment based on age, sex, gender, national origin, race, disabilities, handicap, or medical condition);Enforcement of restrictive covenants (sometimes called covenants-not-to-compete or noncompetition agreements), nonsolicitation agreements and confidentiality agreements (note: this type of suit will often include a request for emergency relief such as a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction that might be crucial to the existence of a business).Breach of contract cases for contracts that may include mergers and acquisitions, purchases and sales of businesses, transactions in real estate and other business assets, and agreements to provide goods or services;
Class action suits (suits on behalf of a large class of individuals similarly affected by the legal issues);Shareholder/member disputes by the owners or shareholders of corporations and other business entities (including abuse of trust, breach of fiduciary duty by officers and persons in positions of trust, including officers and directors, agents, trustees, partners, or majority shareholders/members);Tortious interference with the business relationships or contracts of another business, person or organization, by an outside third party; andGovernment (state or federal) enforcement actions such as False Claims Act cases, civil monetary penalty cases, or civil forfeiture cases.
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