Business Dispute Lawsuit Venue Attorney in Austin
Technology has changed the nature of business. Now more than ever, businesses exist globally as well as locally. Transactions completed over the Internet can frequently mean that products manufactured in Texas use parts made in other countries. These same products have customers across the state and the nation.
When a business dispute leads to a lawsuit, the global nature of business can create a problem. In which counties or states can the suit be brought? This can on occasion involve the issue of where the corporate citizenship resides. Where can a business be sued? What laws apply?
At my Austin, Texas, law firm, I know that these critical issues can make or break a case before it is ever litigated. That is why I pay close attention to every detail. I am a sole practitioner, and I personally review all documents, draft all motions and conduct all discovery involved in Business Litigation. My hands-on approach allows me to account for all legal and factual issues that may arise.
Venue can be a highly significant issue in a case. Where a case is tried is directly linked to the cost of litigating the matter. Knowledge of local rules and customs is a factor, as well as who the judge is. The forum can be linked to the outcome of a case if it proceeds to trial. As an experienced lawyer, I always address the issue of where a suit should be tried with my clients, working with them to produce a more favorable result and handle such matters as the expenses of the litigation. Picking the right forum to litigate your case can also improve the chances for a favorable settlement.
Change of Venue
Venue law allows for the transfer of a case from the county or state in which the case is brought to another court, which is more favorable to you. A venue transfer is frequently done when another court would be more convenient for you.
Texas business people often face issues of bias in the juries. Sometimes removal to a federal court can provide for a more just and favorable outcome, in terms of jury selection.
The quality of my work has been well recognized by my clients, and I have received the AV rating* under Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review system. If you are considering legal action or have questions about venue, I encourage you to contact me. Call 512.457.1177 or contact me online to speak with me, Attorney John McDuff, about your legal concerns.
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