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Landskroner Grieco Merriman, LLC

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Businesses have a legal obligation to honor contractual agreements to steer clear of deceptive trade practices, anticompetitive behavior and, where applicable, to respect fiduciary obligation. When they fail to do so, such businesses need to be held accountable for their actions. If you are involved in a dispute, it’s critical to contact an experienced business litigation attorney who thoroughly understands state and federal business regulations and has a strong track record of success.

At Landskroner Grieco Merriman, LLC, our knowledgeable legal team has years of experience successfully resolving complicated business disputes. Located in Cleveland and serving clients throughout the country, our skilled business attorneys have a stellar reputation for aggressively investigating business disputes and finding the evidence people need to win.

Don’t delay taking legal action. In many states, you have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit or pursue other alternatives. That’s why we strongly urge you to schedule a confidential consultation at no cost with Team LGM as soon as possible. We want to learn more about your potential case and explain how we can help you successfully resolve your business dispute.

Handling a range of business litigation cases

Our law firm handles a wide range of business litigation cases. Some of the most common ones we have extensive experience dealing with include:

Whatever type of business litigation matter you’re confronting, contact our law firm to find out how we may be able to help you. We want to provide you with honest, straightforward advice and give your case the attention it rightfully deserves.

How can a business litigation attorney help?

We understand your desire to deal with your legal situation on your own. This is especially true if you have worked hard to accomplish your goals in the business world. When a business dispute seems clear cut, there’s often a temptation to want to resolve the matter on your own.

But as you probably know very well, a simple or straightforward business dispute really doesn’t exist. Such cases typically can be complicated and involve a variety of interpretations of various state and federal rules and regulations.

The business attorneys at Landskroner Grieco Merriman, LLC, are deeply committed to helping clients achieve positive outcomes in a wide range of cases. We know what evidence to look for, what questions to ask and how to transform that information into a strong legal case.

Why choose Landskroner Grieco Merriman, LLC?

Experience matters. There’s no room for error when you’re dealing with a complicated business dispute. That’s why people throughout the country have routinely relied on our accomplished attorneys to help guide them through their specific legal issue, step by step.

Some law firms use deceptive or even dangerous practices to try to win cases. We take a different approach. We use our knowledge, experience and skill as accomplished litigators to address the complex needs of our clients.

When you hire us, we will take the time to learn about the details of your specific case. Only then will we offer intelligent advice focused on helping you address your unique legal issues. Contact our law firm and schedule a no cost consultation. We also are willing to consider a contingency fee relationship in business litigation which is an unconventional approach not often considered by small business. This novel approach allows businesses to diminish the risk associated with typical models, giving them better access to justice when taking on wealthy and powerful competitors. Helping people solve their legal problems drives us to work tirelessly every day. Call 866-823-3332.


Breach of contract

A contract is formed when two parties mutually agree to enter into an exchange. A contract can be written or, under certain circumstances, may be an oral agreement. Parties to a contract generally must perform as specified in the agreement unless all parties agree to change the terms of the contract or unless the actions of one party deviate from the agreed-upon terms and are subsequently accepted by the other party, notwithstanding the changes. If one party fails to perform under the terms of the agreement, or prevents the other from completing its obligations under the agreement, a breach occurs and creates a claim for violation of the contract and damages (financial compensation) payable to the party in compliance. The non-breaching party is also excused from its obligations under the contract after a breach.

Ordinarily, the remedy for a breach of contract is to seek monetary damages. However, breach of some contracts may justify an action to enforce compliance. Under such circumstances, a judicial order can be sought to ensure that the actions under the contract are specifically performed. Dissatisfaction with the performance on a contract or partial performance does not automatically constitute a breach, but may give rise to a partial award for damages to compensate for the defects in performance where one party does not get the full benefit of the agreement.

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Trade secret violations

A trade secret can be any information that is personal to an individual, business or business process that provides independent economic value through not being generally known or readily disclosed. This can include customer lists, formulas, patterns, techniques, programs, method processes, or even privacy information. Proprietary information of this nature is unique and should be treated as the confidential property of the business entity.

When trade secrets are wrongfully disseminated, disclosed or retained by an unauthorized party, it may give rise to claims for violation of trade secret restrictions, resulting in damages. If you believe that confidential information personal to your business has been taken or unlawfully disclosed without authorization, contact our office to discuss your legal rights and remedies.

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Deceptive trade practices

If you suspect a competitor or someone else of deceptive trade practices, you have legal rights and may be able to recover damages. According to the Federal Trade Commission, it is illegal to engage in “unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or affecting commerce.” The Federal Trade Commission Act’s prohibition applies to everyone engaged in commerce. Ohio law prohibits deceptive trade practices focusing on fraudulent behavior, even if such behavior falls into a “gray” area of fraudulent activity.

We can help you bring an individual or class action lawsuit if you have been harmed by deceptive trade practices Behavior that may be in violation of the statute includes, but is not limited to:

  • A business committing false advertising
  • A car dealer rolling back odometers
  • Advertising a product for a certain price, but offering an item at a higher price or of lesser quality (bait and switch)
  • Deceptive pricing schemes (offering a “sales” price on an item that is actually the “regular” price)

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Copyright & trademark infringement

If you or your business has exclusive rights to a trademark, copyright, or intellectual property and that trademark or copyright is used in some way by an unauthorized user, a claim for Trademark or copyright Infringement may be the appropriate remedy. To prove infringement, a plaintiff must show it has developed a protectable trademark right or copyright in the intellectual property. The plaintiff must then show that the defendant is using a confusingly similar mark in such a way that it creates a likelihood of confusion, mistake and/or deception with the consuming public or that it is infringing on the copyright. If you believe your trademark or copyright is illegally being utilized, contact our office to further discuss your legal options with one of our experienced copyright infringement attorneys.

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Business fraud

If you or your business is a victim of deceptive practices or fraud committed by another company, our law firm can help you explore all available legal avenues to rectify the situation and hold the business accountable for its actions. Business fraud cases can cover a wide range. Some of the most common – and often complicated – cases our experienced business fraud attorneys handle include:

  • Embezzlement
  • Fraudulent concealment
  • Intentional misrepresentation
  • Conspiracy to defraud

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Tortious interference with contract

When a person or entity not a party to a contract disturbs or interferes with the performance of a contract, a claim for tortious interference of a contract may exist. To pursue this type of claim, one must be able to establish that the interfering party knew of the existence of a contract, the interfering party intentionally committed an act to prevent the contracted parties from performing their duties under the contract, and the interference caused damage to one or more of the parties to the contract. If you believe you have a breach of fiduciary duty claim, contact our office to discuss your options.

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Breach of fiduciary duty

When a person or entity is in a position of trust and breaches that trust, a claim for breach of fiduciary duty may exist. The person or company who is a fiduciary and who failed to act in the best interest of another party may be liable for paying damages to the other party that experienced a loss.

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Arbitration cases

Resolving a dispute between two businesses can be extremely complicated. In an effort to avoid going to court, some businesses attempt to reach an agreement through arbitration. During arbitration, an independent arbitrator serves as an intermediary between the two parties and works with them to resolve the dispute. Unlike a court proceeding, arbitration proceedings often do not adhere to rigid rules or regulations. Nevertheless, it’s critical that you have an experienced arbitration attorney on your side, not only to determine if the arbitration agreement itself is fair under the law, but in negotiating on your behalf for the best possible outcome.

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