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.