Disputes that crop up in business are often multifaceted and difficult to sort out. Sometimes disputes can be successfully mediated, and parties can come to agreeable terms and solutions; however, issues can also easily end up in court. When court decisions are not agreeable to one party or another, the appeals process takes over to rectify a court decision with which one or the other party disagrees. The chances of winning an appeal can be as varied as the reasons behind the dispute. But, as with all court-rendered decisions, business disputes are regularly appealed through Florida’s appeals process.
When Business Disputes Arise
- Disagreements between two businesses and the terms of an agreement
- Disputes between business partners
- Business and certain contractors, suppliers, or clients
- Differences arising over money paid versus delivery of goods and services
- Timeframes in which goods and services were promised
- Product warranties
- Harm caused by products
- Between employers and employees
Resolving Business Disputes
Depending on the nature of the dispute, there are a few ways to deal with them. If the claimed damages are within the limits of what is defined as small claims, you can apply to a small claims court to resolve your employment or payment disputes. Larger claims ending in lawsuits are handled by professional commercial litigators. The result is handed down by a judge after evidence has been presented.
Appealing a Business Dispute Decision in Florida
Business dispute-related appeals, like any others, can be brought before a three-judge panel of the district courts of appeal in which the appeal is filed.
Florida’s Five District Appeals Court Locations
- West Palm Beach
- Daytona Beach
Decisions of the district courts of appeal represent the final appellate review of litigated cases. A person displeased with a district court’s decision may ask for a review in the Florida Supreme Court and then in the United States Supreme Court. Neither tribunal is required to accept the case for further review, and most are denied.
Why Hire a Commercial Litigation Attorney?
If you are in business, the advice of an experienced commercial attorney can keep your business safe from lawsuits from the outset. When problems do occur, you want someone in your corner who understands your business and can provide evidence to support your case and business interests – someone attuned to the unique Florida business landscape. Bear in mind that court cases can be tricky to litigate, especially when they involve contract disputes and consumer-to-business suits. But just because a court decision goes against you does not mean there is no legal recourse. One can always appeal a court decision.
This is where Hunker Appeals comes into play for you. Our experienced business attorneys will fight for your rights on appeal—we provide the finest legal advice available.
If you live in Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Weston, Miami, West Palm Beach, or one of the other surrounding Florida communities, our attorneys are ready and armed with years of legal business experience to help you negotiate the appeals process.
Call or email Hunker Appeals now to set up a consultation.
Florida Office: Hunker Appeals, 110 Southeast 6th Street, Suite 2330, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 877-906-5656.