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Business Torts

Business torts are defined as intentional, negligent, or reckless acts committed against a company that has a negative financial impact on the business. Many business torts give rise to civil claims for damages to the company’s business relationships, its reputation, or its functionality. The claims can be based upon actual losses, or on future loss estimates. In some cases, the court can also issue an injunction that mandates a defendant stop illegal actions associated with the business tort.

At Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP, we are committed to helping business clients claim the compensation they deserve via a successful civil business tort lawsuit.  When a company suffers damage to its reputation, has its trade secrets misappropriated, or loses earning potential because of the intentional or negligent actions by another, our team of business litigation lawyers will aggressively pursue justice.

Common Business Tort Claims

There are many ways a business can suffer economic losses because of intentional or negligent actions of another. Damages ranging from the loss of clients, irreparable harm to business relationships or to the reputation of the business, and the high costs of trying to repair that harm can have devastating consequences and can sometimes lead to the closure of a business. The most common types of business torts include:

  • Fraudulent Misrepresentation: When two parties enter into a contractual agreement, it is assumed that both parties are acting in good faith. When one party intentionally misrepresents their position with falsified information or intentions, fraudulent misrepresentation has occurred. The plaintiff in this type of situation will need to prove that the defendant intentionally made a false representation or did so recklessly because they went forth with the contractual agreement not knowing if the information was in fact accurate. The defendant must have known that the plaintiff relied on this information and representation to be true, and caused harm to the plaintiff because of the misrepresentation.
  • Tortious Interference: This is a common law tort that results in financial damage to a business whereby another party purposely hinders a contractual agreement between the petitioner and another business entity. Most commonly, one entity entices, blackmails, or threatens someone to induce a breach of contract that causes significant loss to the petitioner.

Tortious interference must result from an intentional malicious act by the defendant. If the court fails to find a motivation for the defendant’s actions, the tortuous interference claim is invalid. The defendant must have had knowledge of the contract, have a specific intent to interfere with the contractual agreement, have actually interfered with the execution of the contract, have acted improperly, and caused damage to the petitioner.

  • Restraint of Trade: This type of common law is not an actual business tort, but it results when a business suffers financial loss because the defendant interfered with the normal conduction of business. Price fixing, monopolizing, and coercion are examples of restraint of trade practices. The financial impact may not be immediate in this type of claim, but can have a substantial impact on the business and its future.
  • Theft of Trade Secrets: A trade secret is any type of confidential information that has a monetary value to the business. A trade secret can be a recipe, a design element, manufacturing process, advertising plan or sales strategy that gives the company a competitive edge in the marketplace. A theft occurs when someone within a corporation with access to the trade secret uses that information to profit personally, or to intentionally cause harm to the business. Patents, non-disclosure, and confidentiality agreements can help protect trade secrets, but the most effective protection comes from limiting the number of people with access to the trade secret.
  • Trade Libel: When a business suffers damage to its reputation because of false claims made by another party, defamation has occurred. Trade libel refers to false claims being made in writing, and trade slander refers to false claims made in speaking. In whichever form the defamation occurred, the offending party may be held liable for damages.

New Jersey Business Litigation Lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP Provide Experienced Counsel Essential for Your Successful Business Tort Claim

If your business has suffered financial loss or damage because of the intentional or negligent actions of another, you may be entitled to compensation by filing a business tort lawsuit. The experienced New Jersey business litigation lawyers at Eichen Crutchlow Zaslow, LLP can gather the necessary evidence to bring your claim to a successful conclusion, helping you to claim the justice and compensation you deserve. Call us at 732-384-1331, or contact us online to schedule a consultation today. Our offices are conveniently located in Red Bank, Toms River, and Edison, New Jersey and we proudly serve clients throughout the state.

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"I had a bad accident back in June of 2015. My dad knows Barry. I have to say he is a great person. I was unsatisfied with some things that were happening with a previous lawyer and he made sure everything was fixed and I was satisfied. My lawyer Edward McElroy is great he answers emails in a timely matter even on weekends. I know they probably used to get annoyed with me calling all the time Lol. But I was just curious to what is going on with my case. Nicole, Ed’s secretary is great. She always responds back to my emails in a timely matter as well and even checks up on things with me from time to time. Barry recently became my mother and cousins Lawyer do to a bad accident they were involved in as well. I would highly recommend this firm. Thanks guys 🙂"

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"The loss of my husband due to malpractice was and is devastating, Daryl took on our case and said, “Unfortunately I can’t bring your husband back but I can make sure that you will be ok financially,” and that is what he did , with compassion and dedication and always made feel like he had time for me, I never felt rushed or unimportant, I cannot say enough about how professional yet caring this office has treated me . Mr. Zaslow is truly the best at what he does and I can’t say enough about his secretary who not only kept me informed but listened to me during the most painful time of my life , all I can say is what a great team . Thank you Daryl for helping me . Thank you Heather for listening."

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~ C.C.

"The loss of my husband due to malpractice was and is devastating, Daryl took on our case and said, “Unfortunately I can’t bring your husband back but I can make sure that you will be ok financially,” and that is what he did , with compassion and dedication and always made feel like he had time for me, I never felt rushed or unimportant, I cannot say enough about how professional yet caring this office has treated me . Mr. Zaslow is truly the best at what he does and I can’t say enough about his secretary who not only kept me informed but listened to me during the most painful time of my life , all I can say is what a great team . Thank you Daryl for helping me . Thank you Heather for listening."

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~ Client

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~ Client

"When, at age 44 my son suffered a massive Ischemic stroke, my greatest concern was how he would be able to live a normal life without the use of his speech and his arm. Daryl Zaslow went to bat for him and through his tireless efforts, his medical knowledge and his sincere concern for my son, Mr. Zaslow secured for my son a future not only without financial worries, but with hope and happiness. There are no words to express the thanks of our family to a great lawyer."

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"Very very pleased with the service and professionalism of this law firm. I really felt that my case was very important to them and went to every length to achieve the best outcome possible. Or attorney really went to bat for me and his staff was very professional and courteous. Highly recommended. Thank you again for a great outcome !!"

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