Litigation & Lawsuits

Contract Litigation

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Sometimes two parties to a lawsuit just can’t come to an agreement.

If you need answers about pending litigation, contact Amanda B. Cook, Attorney-at-Law to schedule a consultation. We’re located in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Litigation Law

If you are being sued, or need to file a lawsuit, you need an attorney who can help you decide the best course of action.

During your initial consultation with Amanda B. Cook, she will take time to:

  • Counsel you on the steps necessary to move forward
  • Answer your questions about what litigation entails
  • Explain what to expect at each step of the process

Your Defense

At our law firm, we make good agreements.

And because we write agreements, we know how to litigate them.

If you have entered into an agreement that created a dispute, Amanda B. Cook knows how to negotiate the best way out.

If there has been some sort of nefarious activity on behalf of a trusted business associate, we’re prepared to fight our way out.

Breach of Contract & Lawsuits

At the law office of Amanda B. Cooke, we aggressively protect the rights of parties involved in commercial disputes.

We handle litigation involving most types of intellectual property disputes and many types of business issues.

Disputes that often lead to a legal cause of action include:

  • Infringement
    • Patent
    • Trademark
    • Copyright
  • Trade secrets
  • Unfair Competition
  • Disputes
    • Domain Names
    • Trade Dress
  • Failure to fulfill contractual obligations
    • Breach of Contract
    • Breach for Nonpayment
    • Repudiation and Rightful Breach
    • Breach of Warranty and Breach of Commercial Warranties
    • Breach by Nonperformance of Services
    • Breach for Nondelivery or Delivery of Nonconforming Goods

Copyright & Trademark Litigation

It does you little good to spend the time and money to obtain a patent, or register a trademark or copyright, if you don’t aggressively protect against infringement.

If you register a trademark, but intentionally don’t challenge an unauthorized use of the mark, you may jeopardize your rights to that mark.

If your patent, copyright or trademark has been infringed upon, you may have the right to claim, recover, or be reimbursed for:

  • Lost profits
  • Monetary damages
  • Statutory damages
  • Attorneys fees
  • Treble damages

You may even be entitled to equitable relief, including preliminary and permanent injunctions to prohibit infringement.

Don’t Ignore Lawsuits

Are you involved in a lawsuit?

Do you believe you have reason to sue?

There are time-sensitive steps which you should take immediately in order to protect yourself and your assets!

Ignoring a lawsuit will not make it go away, and not responding to a summons that you have received can result in a default judgment against you.

Immediately contacting an attorney is the best way to avoid negative consequences.

Served with a Summons?

Maybe you’ve never been served a summons.

Perhaps you feel that you are “not the type of person” that sues another.

But if or when it happens, such an event can quickly lead to fears and doubts.

The best way to alleviate this is to contact an attorney you trust to discuss what action is best for you to take. The worst thing a business owner can do is panic or sit on their rights until it’s too late.

When You’ve Been Served

If a business owner has received notice of a lawsuit, the first instinct may be to call the plaintiff or their attorney.

This is rarely a good idea before consulting your own lawyer! Anything you communicate to your opponent or opposing counsel can be used against you in the litigation.

If you’ve been served a summons, or Notice of Lawsuit, remember these tips:

  • DO the following
    • Contact your attorney
    • Begin gathering relevant documents
  • Do NOT
    • Contact the plaintiff OR their attorney
    • Provide the plaintiff, OR their attorney, with any requested documents until you have spoken to your lawyer
    • Ignore the problem

A Litigator You Can Trust

If you believe you have a reason to sue a person or business who has breached a contract or infringed upon your rights, it’s time to contact an attorney you can trust.

At the law practice of Amanda B. Cook, our many years of litigation experience enable us to:

  • Help you choose the best course of action
  • Guide you through the legal process

Remedy does not always involve filing a lawsuit, though it will give you peace of mind to speak with a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer at a time you feel most vulnerable.

Contact Amanda B. Cook for a free consultation, to learn more about the litigation process, or to explore alternatives to litigation.

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