In today’s complex economy, business litigation is unfortunately a part of doing business. The fundamental type of business dispute involves the classic breach of contract or agreement. Non-performance or disputes in the interpretation of the terms of a contract are common areas which often require advocacy of counsel and if necessary, judicial intervention to resolve. Businesses can also be injured by the wrongful acts of others giving rise to business torts claims. These can include tortious interference with a contract, negligent misrepresentation, fraud, concealment, conversion, or breach of fiduciary duty. Finally, when there are proprietary concerns, litigation may be necessary to protect the trade secrets or to prevent the infringement of a business trademark.
- CATASTROPHIC INJURY
Injuries that result from the failure of others to act reasonably, as an ordinary person would be or from intentional acts of another gives rise to a claim for negligence. Personal injury claims can include both physical and/or emotional injury and may be catastrophic in proportion.
- CLASS ACTION
When a class of people are injured, misled or damaged by the conduct of a wrongdoer, the power and strength in their numbers may justify an action brought by the group that have been injured as a whole or class of individuals rather than a single claim. These are claims that otherwise would not be economically viable as an individual action brought by an individual claimant.
Whether the loss or injury arises from fraud or misrepresentation by a corporation about their product, and its benefits or their profitability for the purposes of increasing stock price, a group of consumers that have received improper charges on their billing statements or credit cards, or a group of people exposed to and injured by a dangerous chemical in their neighborhood, the position of the class or group of individuals may enhance the position of any one individual warranting a class action.
- STOCKBROKER MISCONDUCT
- INSURANCE LAW
- SMALL BUSINESS