Commercial disputes frequently entail more than contract claims; they involve allegations of business torts, such as fraud, conversion, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition and tortious interference with contract or business relationship. Whereas contract disputes may be limited to the terms of a specific agreement, business torts often attack a business’ ability to continue or to compete. Claims that a party has committed a business tort also may constitute an existential threat. While damages in most contract actions are limited to actual losses and compensatory damages, business torts expose a litigant to the possibility of punitive damages and attorneys’ fees.
Lawrence Kamin attorneys have extensive experience in pursuing and defending parties in matters involving business torts. Of particular note, allegations of business torts frequently arise in an emergency context, with one side or the other seeking a temporary restraining order or a preliminary injunction. Whether a client has a right in need of immediate protection or must thwart a rival’s attempt to summarily halt its business, Lawrence Kamin’s litigators have extensive experience in protecting our clients’ interests in emergency proceedings in both state and federal courts.