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Business litigation may be limited by arbitration, Court rules

Business disputes in Louisiana and nationwide are more often than not concerned with some kind of a contract or purported agreement between the parties. A modern technique of trying to keep contract disputes out of the business litigation arena is to insert a clause in the written agreement, compelling the parties to arbitrate their dispute. Arbitration usually involves a more informal procedure where one or more lawyers or retired judges hear the case and render a decision.

Oil and gas law litigation attacks change in company's values

A once respected oil company can undergo changes that result in its own investors bringing a suit for damages to their ownership interests. Such litigation may occur in Louisiana or other states, and it may be based on the ever-changing circumstances that may affect the managerial policies of a particular company. Major shareholders of an established company, Anadarko Oil,  recently filed oil and gas law litigation against the company.