Commercial Litigation 101 CLE
Commercial Litigation 101: Road Map of Claims and Defenses



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Course Description

Live Webcast – December 3, 2020

  • 9:00-10:00am PT / 10:00-11:00am MT / 11:00-12:00Pm CT / 12:00-1:00pm ET

The path to a well-pleaded complaint or answer in business disputes is well-worn, but can be tough to find. This course provides a checklist-style overview of the most common claims and defenses made in commercial litigation. This presentation will provide a fast-paced analysis of the key elements of claims like breach of contract, fraudulent misrepresentation, unjust enrichment, and conversion; and of defenses like the statue of frauds, mistake, frustration of purpose, and statues of limitations. Attendees will receive all presentation materials, including a complete list of the most common commercial litigation claim and defenses.

Attorney Chaunceton BirdChaunceton Bird
Chaunceton Bird is a trial attorney in Stoel Rives’s Litigation group. His practice is focused on complex commercial litigation in both state and federal courts. He has experience litigating a broad range of commercial disputes, and specializes in products liability, contract disputes, and cybersecurity matters. Chaunceton has represented various vehicle manufacturers, car dealerships, and motorcycle retailers in their defense against claims of product defect, breach of warranty, and claims arising under Utah’s Lemon Law.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Chaunceton was a judicial law clerk for Justice Paige Petersen of the Utah Supreme Court (2017–2019), a summer associate with Plant Christensen & Kanell (2015–2017), and a judicial intern for Justice Deno Himonas of the Utah Supreme Court (2015).

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  1. Breach of contract (breach of operating/partnership agreement, service contract, sales contract, warranty, guarantee, non-compete agreement, non-disclosure/confidentiality agreement)
  2. Business torts (tortious interference, defamation, misappropriation of trade secrets)
  3. Fraud-based claims (fraud, intentional misrepresentaion, negligent misrepresentation)
  4. Equitable claims (unjust enrichment/quantum meruit, promissory estoppal, conversion)