When a California company is faced with a lawsuit, it is very important to tackle it head on. Even before a dispute reaches litigation, it can have a negative effect on the vitality of a company. In many cases, it is better to tackle the situation with the help of a strong defense team than to ignore the issue.
Take for example a company called Drakes Bay Oyster Company that works in the Point Reyes National Seashore in northern California. Early last year the California Coastal Commission cited the company because they didn’t have a required development permit and because they allegedly violated the California Coastal Act. Instead of complying, the company decided to sue the commission, and then the commission counter-sued them.