Lakeland Business Tort Attorneys
Tort law typically refers to injuries incurred by one person due to the wrongful actions of another. A business tort refers to a civil wrongdoing that one business commits against another, thereby causing the business ‘injury.’ Being named in a business tort suit is a serious allegation, and one that may result in financial losses and damage to reputation. If you have been named in a business tort, or if you believe another business has acted wrongfully, causing your business harm as a direct result, the Lakeland business tort attorneys at Mank & Mank, PLLC can provide legal representation.
Types of Business Torts
The lawyers of Mank & Mank, PLLC can represent your business in number of business tort types, including:
- Unfair competition. Unfair competition is open to broad interpretation, but general refers to an act of fraud or deceptive act that impairs the business of another. The Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act prohibits “unfair methods of competition, unconscionable acts or practices, and unfair or deceptive acts…”
- Fraudulent misrepresentation. In a fraudulent misrepresentation claim, the plaintiff must prove that the business intentionally misrepresented a fact, and that the plaintiff was subsequently harmed as a direct result of that misrepresentation. Failure to disclose certain information may also be considered fraudulent misrepresentation.
- Wrongful interference. If one business wrongful interferes with the operations of another, resulting in damages to the latter, a wrongful interference tort has occurred.
- Disparagement. If one company makes false claims about the business practices of another company, and the latter company loses business as a result, the company may have a disparagement claim. Slander and libel are types of disparagement torts.
We are vastly experienced in the full range of business tort matters, including unfair trade practices, tortious interference with business relationships, fraudulent inducement, misappropriation of trade secrets, conversion, and more.
Why Your Business Needs a Business Tort Attorney
If your business is found guilty of committing a business tort, you will have to make reparations to the harmed business. Usually, these reparations are financial in nature. Depending upon your business structure and economic standing, making a monetary offer to another business can be extremely devastating to your business or yourself, particularly if you are a sole proprietor and are not protected from liability.
A business tort lawyer will defend you during a business tort suit. If your business has suffered losses do to the tortious actions of another business, your lawyer can help you to recover those damages.
Lakeland Business Tort Attorneys Serving You
At Mank & Mank, PLLC, our experienced Florida business tort attorneys understand how important your business is, and how serious a business tort can be. Our boutique law firm has the experience that your company is looking for, few overhead costs, and will work hard to resolve your business tort issue in an efficient and effective manner. Serving Lakeland and surrounding areas, call us today for a free case consultation. You can reach us now at 863-808-1344.