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Businesses can find themselves in litigation for a number of reasons with a wide variety of parties, including competitors, government regulatory agencies, or even members of the public with a complaint against the company. Whether involved in a dispute as plaintiff or defendant, the Tampa business tort lawyers at Older Lundy Koch & Martino have the knowledge and skills necessary to ably represent you in business tort litigation.
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Florida Business Disputes Law
Representation in the full range of business torts
Generally speaking, a tort is any civil wrong, other than one arising from a breach of contract, for which the law provides a remedy, including an injunction to cease the offending behavior or the payment of money damages for harm done. Our business law attorneys represent business entities in the full range of business tort legal actions, including claims involving:
- Tortious interference with business opportunities
- Industrial libel or slander
- Trade secrets and related infringement
- E-mail theft or spying
- Insurance bad faith
- Unfair competition
While damages in a breach of contract action are often easier to calculate, determining the harm or loss caused in a business tort lawsuit can be quite complex. Under the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, a party can be liable for civil penalties as much as $10,000 per violation, along with the prevailing party’s attorney’s fees paid by the non-prevailing party, and actual damages. Actual damages in a business tort may include harm such as the loss of a business opportunity or the loss of clients, or damage to an existing business relationship. These types of damages can be complicated to determine and require the help of knowledgeable and experienced business lawyers.
Our Tampa business law attorneys regularly advise business owners and executives on numerous topics from day-to-day legal issues, contractual matters, corporate governance and more. When the potential for tort-based litigation arises, we provide practical advice and knowledgeable counsel regarding risk management, loss mitigation and pre-suit strategy. If trial becomes necessary, our experienced business litigation team serves as a powerful voice for your interests based on years of experience in the courtroom.