Business disputes come down to damages in a San Diego breach of contract lawsuit or ligitation. While there are cases that require trial before a San Diego Court to resolve, most of these cases are resolved or settled far in advance of a Court date. The experienced business litigation attorneys at the Watkins Firm understand the key to any breach of contract or business litigation case is leveraged negotiation. Damages are the key to gaining the attention of opposing parties and drawing them into a constructive negotiation to develop an effective work-around or settlement. Our attorneys work to quickly and accurately assess the damage so that disputes can be resolved in the shortest possible time frame and in a cost-effective manner.
Damages reflect the financial value of losses incurred by the breach of contract and the failure to realize the “benefit of the bargain” in the underlying business contract. The party who has suffered losses due to the breach is required to mitigate the damages in order to preserve their ability to recover for their losses. The failure to mitigate these damages is a valid defense in breach of contract and other business litigation cases.
When contracts are vague or underlying disputes are rooted in principle it is often necessary to turn to mediation and arbitration. Mediation is a loosely structured venue designed to create a non-confrontational atmosphere for the parties to find common ground and work through the dispute at hand. We represent our clients in mediation where it is possible to influence the course of the negotiations and provide proposals for resolution. Arbitration is a much more structured legal process. The arbitrator has the power to hear testimony, and applies their extensive legal and practical experience to determine a resolution. The findings of the arbiter are almost always binding upon the parties.
The experienced negotiation, mediation and litigation attorneys at the Watkins Firm are able to represent our clients in every aspect of dispute resolution. We help to reduce the damages in a San Diego breach of contract case and resolve these cases as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. If you are involved in a breach of contract we invite you to contact us for a free consultation at 858-535-1511.