It takes a lot of hard work to create a successful business. To remain prosperous, business owners must remain vigilant, constantly paying attention to changes in the marketplace and new forms of competition.
Even when you work hard and play by the rules to get ahead, your success may be jeopardized by someone who isn’t as scrupulous as you are. If someone uses illegal means to harm your business, damage your reputation, or reduce your bottom line, you have the right to take legal action to protect what’s yours.
A successful business tort may provide compensation for your losses, force the defendant to cease their unlawful actions, and provide other forms of redress, such as a retraction of defamatory statements or a formal apology.
Proving and calculating damages in a business tort can be difficult. You’ll want the best attorneys standing by your side, and you won’t find a better law firm than Butler Prather anywhere in the nation. For over 35 years, our attorneys have been winning landmark cases that redefine the damages available to people in Georgia and across the country who have been wronged by others.
Butler Prather LLP has won hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for clients in over 30 states. We’ve won nine verdicts exceeding $100 million and over 60 verdicts and settlements of over $10 million.
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A tort is a civil action that provides relief if you have been harmed by a wrongful act that infringes on your rights or harms your property. In a successful tort, the person who harmed you will be required to pay damages, which is a monetary award to compensate for your losses.
A business tort seeks damages to redress an activity that harms a business. To win a business tort, the plaintiff must demonstrate that a person or an organization committed an act that caused the plaintiff to lose something of value, including:
Although the defendant in a civil tort may be held accountable for criminal actions by the government at some point, a business tort is a civil action. It is not necessary to prove intent if you can prove that your business was harmed by the party’s careless, negligent, or reckless behavior.
Examples of detrimental actions that may be the subject of a civil tort include:
Georgia is home to a diverse economy, and it’s a leader in many sectors, including healthcare, construction, transportation, tourism, agriculture, advanced manufacturing, aerospace, and information technology. Businesses must protect themselves from unfair practices to thrive in this competitive environment.
If you suspect that someone is using fraud, deception, or illegal means to harm your business, steal your resources, or deprive you of financial gain, you’ll want to speak with a business tort lawyer right away.
Your attorney can help you start collecting evidence without tipping off the party that’s harming you. For example, if a current employee is stealing information or embezzling, you will want to follow the correct procedures for questioning them and preventing the employee from doing additional harm.
The experienced litigators at Butler Prather LLP will sit down with you and go over your options. Your attorneys may recommend immediate action to stop harmful behavior, such as filing a restraining order or sending a cease and desist letter. Your attorney can also file a lawsuit seeking the following:
At Butler Prather LLP, we understand how important your business is to you and your family. Nobody has the right to damage what you have been building for years.
Call us at (706) 322-1990 to schedule a complimentary business tort consultation today.
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