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Business Torts

Orlando Business Torts Litigation Lawyers Resolve Complex Disputes

Central Florida law firm provides strategic counsel to companies

Business torts can be a confusing and complicated area of the law. Negligence or intent and other very complex elements must be proven to be successful in a torts claim. At H. Clay Parker Esq. The Florida Lawyer, in Orlando, our well-versed business litigation attorneys have in-depth knowledge of what it takes to prove these kinds of cases and get our clients the legal remedies that they need to hold liable parties accountable and reduce harm to their businesses. We have over 30 years of experienced providing exceptional legal support to companies throughout Central Florida.

Why do companies file business torts?

Business torts, also called economic torts, are negligent or intentional actions against businesses taken by competitors or other parties in order to cause harm. Business torts can result in lost profits, reduced market share, damaged reputations and additional negative impacts to companies. Remedies in business tort cases include monetary damages and/or injunctions. An injunction is a court order telling a party to stop a particular action or perform as specific task. If your company has suffered losses due to the wrongful acts of another business, a skilled business litigation attorney from our firm can advise you about filing a claim and represent your case. We can also assist you if you are the party being sued for a business tort. Our goal is always to ensure that your business is protected from additional harm.

What are the most common types of business torts?

Some of the most common types of business torts include the following:

  • Breach of fiduciary duty — Board members, business partners and other parties in business have a duty to act in the best interests of the company and shareholders, not in their own best interests. When they fail in that duty and cause harm, they can be sued for breach of fiduciary duty.
  • Business defamation — When someone takes intentional actions to undermine a company’s reputation by making or publishing untrue statements about its products or services, it is called defamation. Written statements are called libel. Spoken statements are slander. If your business has suffered reputational damage and consequent financial losses after being defamed, you have the right to sue the responsible party.
  • Fraud — Fraud involves another party intentionally misrepresenting or omitting facts to gain a financial advantage over another party. Fraud could involve false statements connected to the purchase or sale of products and services and other practices intended to deceive for monetary gain.
  • Trademark infringement — When one party uses a trademark or service mark in a way that is intended to deceive or confuse others about the source of the services or products, it is considered trademark infringement. The deceiving party might use another company’s trademark as their own or create a trademark that looks very much like another business’s.
  • Theft of trade secrets — If an employee leaves a company and takes proprietary trade secrets with them that they then give to a competitor, they may be sued for theft of trade secrets. The same can also apply to the competing company.

No matter what type of business conflict you are dealing with, we work diligently to maximize your chance for the best possible outcome for you and your business.

Contact a knowledgeable business torts attorney for help today

At H. Clay Parker, Esq. in Orlando, we assist companies with business tort cases involving fraud, defamation, breach of fiduciary duty and other complex disputes. Call our firm at 407-216-2504 or contact us online to schedule a consultation to learn how we can help your business.

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