Business Litigation Attorney in Southfield, Michigan

How is business litigation different than other types of cases?

Southfield, MI lawyer David Binkley explains why business litigation is different than other types of cases.

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well i don’t want to say all litigation
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is the same because it’s not however we
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do
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apply the same principles the front
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stage backstage
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um model that i learned in business
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school 100 years ago
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in business litigation to me there are
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basically two types
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my experiences with two types the first
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is the bet the farm
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you win you live you lose
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you go out of business for me i’ve been
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a business owner
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for the past 40 years i was a co-founder
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of a technology company
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that just sold two years ago for 20
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million dollars
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i’ve made payroll my clients understand
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that i know what the business pressures
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are
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i know what it’s like when receivables
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are being held up or you have somebody
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filing bankruptcy
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so when i come into a business setting
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with business clients
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i bring the fact that i am one of them
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and they appreciate the fact that
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they’re speaking to another businessman
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in the high risk cases
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it’s simple you need as much preparation
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as
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much backstage as possible you can’t be
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underprepared when you go into that kind
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of case
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the second type of business litigation
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is something i see
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all the time it’s shareholder oppression
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actions
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employment cases under various federal
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statutes right now we’re defending
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a class action brought under the fair
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labor standards act
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you have breach of contract cases
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or defect cases in the manufacture of
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goods
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primarily manufacturing
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tools and machinery there’s a
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big case that i handled a few years ago
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involving a machine manufacturer
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delivering a
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giant machine to general motors that was
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rejected
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you know that was not going to put the
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my client out of business but it was a
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very big deal and we jumped on it right
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away
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so it’s those kind of ordinary
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disputes that happen that are a
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distraction to the owner
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he wants to delegate it away he wants to
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be contacted when necessary
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and he wants to know that he’s got
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somebody who’s got his
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back in charge of it one of the things
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that i think is most important in that
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context
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is to explain to him i understand costs
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believe me i’m not running my bill i
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would rather have you as my client
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forever
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than hit you for some giant bill and
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never see you again
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i hire lawyers i am a purchaser of legal
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services for my various companies
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i understand what it’s like to be on
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that side business people appreciate
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that in me
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