Business Litigation Attorneys in Mobile
In the commercial realm, there are numerous types of transactions that take place on a daily basis. There are also business relationships that are governed by written contracts and in some cases, oral agreements. Many transactions are between businesses and consumers, while others are between commercial entities. In a perfect world, all participants would honor the commitments they make when they enter into a transaction or agreement. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
When legal issues arise, litigation may be the only viable remedy. But before it gets to that point, it is generally in the best interests of all parties involved to resolve the dispute outside of court. This could be through negotiations, mediation, or another alternative. Whatever point you are at in your business dispute, you need strong legal counsel by your side working hard to protect your rights and interests.
At Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C., our business tort attorneys help individuals and small businesses find resolutions after they are damaged by another person’s or business’s actions. Our experienced team of lawyers handles a wide range of cases that fall under the business tort classification. Big or small, we can assist in remedying financial loss and other damages caused by another party’s actions.
If you or your business has suffered damage to business relationships, to your ability to function properly in the marketplace, to your reputation or to business relationships in general, contact our Mobile business tort attorneys today. We will work to resolve the issue without the cost of going to court. However, if a trial is necessary, we will use our extensive knowledge and experience to fight for your rights in the courtroom.
Some of the most common business-related legal matters we handle include:
- Complex Business & Class Action Litigation: By its very nature, complex business litigation typically involves numerous complicating factors; such as multiple parties on one side or another of the dispute, multiple plaintiffs in different jurisdictions, multiple causes of action and counterclaims, class actions, and similar issues. We put our in-depth business litigation experience to work to help resolve these matters in the most practical, effective, and cost-efficient manner for our clients.
- Contract Disputes: Written contracts govern numerous types of transactions and business relationships. And if one of the parties fails to perform according to the terms and conditions of the agreement, this may constitute a breach of contract. Breaches of contract are not always easy to determine, however, because some agreements are written in a vague and subjective manner. In addition, the right legal remedy may vary, depending on the type of contract you have entered into. We help our clients obtain the appropriate legal relief for a contract dispute, based on their specific circumstances.
- Shareholder Suits: Business entities that have shareholders inevitably run into disagreements with the owners over various issues. Many of these issues can be resolved internally, while others may require legal action. Shareholder derivative actions may involve disputes against owners, directors, managers, or supervisors over issues such as management deadlocks, executive compensation, breaches of contract, breaches of fiduciary duty, violations of company bylaws, and buy-sell agreements.
- Insurance Disputes: Disputes between insurance companies and businesses or individuals often arise over issues such as bad faith claims, insurance buyouts, RICO violations, breaches of fiduciary duty, arson and fire policies, and many others. There are several ways an insurance company may act in bad faith during the claims process. Examples include refusing to pay a valid claim, unnecessarily delaying a claim, making excessive demands on claimants, inadequate claim investigation, refusing to defend the insured in a lawsuit, and refusing to make a reasonable settlement offer.
- Legal Malpractice: Attorneys have a duty to look out for their clients’ best interests and to act in good faith. Legal malpractice does not really have anything to do with whether or not you liked the attorney, and it does not occur just because you received an unfavorable case outcome. Rather, it involves some type of negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, or breach of contract that caused you harm. Examples may include carelessly neglecting your case, letting the statute of limitations expire on your claim, or not paying you all of the verdict or settlement amount you were entitled to.
- Fraud: In today’s modern world, business and consumer fraud are more widespread than ever before. CEOs embezzling money from their organization, investors being defrauded in what they thought was a legitimate business venture, misleading or false consumer advertising, consumers having their identity stolen, and similar events happen on an almost daily basis. Businesses and consumers that are defrauded may be entitled to various types of monetary damages to reimburse them for economic as well as non-economic losses that they have suffered.
At Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C., we fight aggressively on behalf of our clients to settle business tort claims, both in and out of the courtroom. We know how damaging it can be to have your business or your interest in a business damaged by either intentional or negligent action on behalf of another company or shareholder. We represent businesses throughout Alabama who need to take legal action to remedy such situations.
In general, business torts are defined as an illegal or unlawful action that cause financial damages to an individual or business. As such, there are many sorts of actions that could be considered business torts.
Some of the most common include:
- Restraint of Trade
- Tortious Interference
- Fraudulent Misrepresentation
- Theft of Trade Secrets
- Breach of Contract
- Shareholder Disputes
- Legal Malpractice
(Business Tort Law Image from Current Page) When a business or person is damaged by the unlawful actions of another business, a lawsuit may be in order. Often, damages include reparation for damaged business relations, financial loss, damage to reputation and more. While these cases may be handled out of court through mediation, a trial may be necessary.
Contact a Seasoned Alabama Business Litigation Attorney
Business tort cases are almost always highly complex, and therefore require the skill of experienced attorneys. If your business has suffered financial damage due to a business tort or another type of business-related legal dispute in Mobile, contact our team of lawyers today either online or by calling 800-574-4332 for a free consultation.