Business Torts

Effective Chicago Business Tort Attorneys

Defending Illinois businesses against unfair practices

The business world can be very competitive — some may even say cutthroat. But even in a difficult business climate, some behavior is simply unacceptable. To discourage the perpetrators of this type of conduct, the law allows businesses who have suffered economic loss due to unfair practices to recover compensation from responsible parties. The Chicago business tort attorneys of the Clinton Law Firm understand the law governing this type of relief. We are aggressive advocates for clients who have suffered financial harm due to unfair commercial conduct. And we are also principled defenders of clients facing business tort allegations.

What are business torts?

Somewhat like a personal tort, a business tort occurs when the wrongful conduct of an individual or business causes financial harm to another business. Chicago commercial litigation lawyers can pursue tort relief for a variety of wrongful acts:

  • Tortious interference with contract
  • Fraud
  • Fraudulent conveyance
  • Breach of fiduciary duty

Our Chicago business tort lawyers have represented clients alleging a variety of business torts involving breach of fiduciary duty. Corporate officers, directors, high-level employees, agents and brokers generally owe fiduciary duties to their principals or to the corporation and its shareholders. Cases asserting breach of fiduciary duty may involve allegations of conflicts of interest, insider trading, fraudulent conduct or breach of the duties of care and loyalty. Proving these claims in a judicial setting requires the skill of an experienced Chicago commercial litigation attorney.

Another common business tort is intentional or tortious interference with business contracts or business relationships. This tort recognizes that business relationships are, under certain circumstances, a protected property interest that should be free from a third party's unjustified interference and that any losses caused by this interference may be recoverable. Our firm has recovered from attorneys who interfered with the business relationship between another firm and its clients. Our business tort attorneys in Chicago have also prosecuted claims arising from one business’s wrongful or intentional interference with the business relationships of another.

Our attorneys understand business tort litigation

The Clinton Law Firm has been a staunch advocate for better business practices in Illinois for 20 years. Our attorneys have represented numerous individuals and companies as plaintiffs and defendants in business tort actions. To schedule a consultation and discuss your case with a knowledgeable Chicago business law attorney, call us at 312.357.1515 or contact us online today.

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