Protect your company from losses due to fraud or other wrongdoing with the help of a business torts attorney
When you’re in business, you expect to encounter healthy competition, and you realize the companies you work with are trying to make a profit. But when business dealings cross the line and someone’s fraud or other wrongful conduct harms your company, it is time to take legal action.
An experienced fraud and business torts lawyer in the Law Office of Ralph W. Powers Jr., P.C. could work to minimize losses and obtain full and fair recovery.
Pursuing Remedies for Business Torts
The civil liability system allows you to pursue justice and undo wrongdoing that occurs in a business context. When you prove someone committed a tort against you, it is similar to a prosecutor proving the existence of a crime, except that the goal is restore you to your former position rather than to punish the wrongdoer. If the situation is an emergency, the law may provide for temporary measures such as an injunction to prevent or halt further wrongdoing.
A business tort lawyer could help you determine the nature of the wrongdoing that occurred and could work to negotiate a remedy or file a lawsuit for relief. In many cases, the victim of a business tort is entitled to receive compensation to offset various losses, but it may be possible to obtain relief tailored to the situation, such as a restraining order.
Torts That Could Affect Your Business
Some common torts that could damage your business interests include:
- Fraud. When someone misrepresents important facts or uses deceptive practices and you rely on the misrepresentation and suffer a loss, you can seek compensation. A fraud lawyer can help you pursue remedies for fraud that occurs when you’re dealing with other companies as well as fraudulent behavior within your own business.
- Tortious interference. If someone deliberately damages your business relationship with a contractor or potential client, you could have an action for tortious interference. For instance, if you’ve been negotiating a deal and another person or business makes false accusations that cause the deal to fall through, those false accusations could be considered tortious interference.
- Trade libel. Also called commercial disparagement, this tort occurs when someone makes a false statement about your company that hurts your business.
- Conspiracy. When two people plan to take an illegal action, that is a conspiracy, and if that conspiracy hurts your business, you could hold them liable.
- Unfair competition. This could include use of deceptive advertising or fraudulent or illegal business practices that deliberately undercut another company.
- Theft of trade secrets. If someone takes or makes use of proprietary information, you could be entitled to civil remedies.
This is only a sample of types of torts that could harm your business if you do not address the problem quickly.
Talk to a Knowledgeable Fraud and Business Torts Lawyer in Prince George’s County
It is not always easy to determine when unfair conduct has become illegal conduct entitling you to specific legal remedies. The seasoned business attorneys at The Law Office of Ralph W. Powers, Jr., P.C. invite you to contact us to discuss your case. We can review the possible legal violations and your options for pursuing relief.