Business tort claims are business disputes that are not contract-based. They can arise in any commercial context and across all industries. Examples of classic business torts all involve wrongdoing in the business relationship: one party unfairly interferes with another’s business, a company engages in business practices that are unethical, oppressive or unscrupulous, a competitor spreads false rumors in the marketplace, or confidential information or trade secrets are misappropriated.

 

Schlesinger and Associates’ litigation attorneys have significant experience in formulating, prosecuting, and defending these claims, including fraud-related claims, such as fraudulent conveyance and fraudulent inducement to contract, slander, misappropriation of trade secrets, trade libel, defamation, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, tortious interference with prospective business relations, conversion and prima facie tort.  Additionally, there are similar claims that exist by statute in various states, including the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA) and false advertising.