Business Tort Attorney in Jacksonville
Fraudulent and Negligent Misrepresentation
Business litigation may involve disputes over agreed-upon terms or conditions, as well as
unlawful conduct that occurs outside of a contractual relationship. In
some situations, fraudulent or negligent misrepresentations may have caused
one party to act to its detriment. If this is the case, it will often
involve one party who makes the misrepresentation prior to entering into
a contractual agreement to induce the other party to perform some obligation.
Florida law prohibits such conduct and may provide relief where contractual
terms otherwise may not. Speak with a Jacksonville lawyer from the firm
for legal guidance.
Tortious Interference with Business or Contractual Relationship
Another possible circumstance involving business torts is if one party
intentionally and unjustifiably interferes with the business or contractual
relationship of the other two parties that are involved in the same contractual
relationship. This type of case is referred to as a tortious interference
claim. Tortious interference claims commonly arise in business disputes
regarding competition over customers and clients. An example of tortious
interference is when one company attempts to obtain the business of a
competitor's customer or client by making false representations about
the reputation of the competitor to the existing customer or client. Another
possible scenario is when a business competitor engages in a wrongful
act to create a breach of agreement or breach of the contractual relationship
between two parties.
Breach of Fiduciary Duty
In certain circumstances, a confidential relationship may exist between
the parties such that a fiduciary duty is owed to one of the parties.
Fiduciary duties are typically present when special powers and authority
are granted to a party by way of trust and confidence imposed upon them.
This trust is that the person who has the fiduciary duty will act for
the benefit of the other party. Such duties in business litigation may
exist when a person is a director or officer of a corporation and deviates
from acceptable standard of care, causing losses to shareholders. In other
instances, it may involve brokers or agents who engage in misconduct causing
financial losses to the business.
Legal Guidance from the Jacksonville Employment Lawyer
The above sections describe just a few types of business claims that can
be encountered. If you or your business has incurred losses due to the
wrongful conduct of others, you may have a valid legal claim.
Contact the Law Office of Shands M. Wulbern, P.A. to discuss your legal rights and obtain the assistance your case requires.