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Commercial Litigation and Business Torts

Urban Thier & Federer, P.A., Litigates Business Disputes in New York Business Torts, also known as Economic Torts, are civil cases wherein one party to a business transaction causes economic loss or damage to the other party.  The parties may be two businesses, a business which has created a customer loss, or a customer or other third party that has caused a business loss.

 

Lawsuits involving Business Torts and other business-related disputes are collectively referred to as Commercial Litigation cases.

Business Torts typically involve commercial transactions and include interference with trade or contract, fraud, injurious falsehood, and negligent misrepresentation.

 

The objective in these cases is to prove that there is harm or damage wrongfully caused by one party to another party to a business transaction.

 

Classic examples of Business Torts between businesses include

  • breach of contract
  • failure to pay
  • intellectual property rights infringement
  • violation of labor law
  • Antitrust or unfair competition laws or rulings

Business Torts involving customers include negligent misrepresentation of goods or services, breach of contract, conspiracy to do business harm, and trade libel.


Urban Thier & Federer have prosecuted and defended a variety of American and international Business Torts.


Some Commercial Litigation or Business Tort causes of action may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Agent Breaching Fiduciary Duty To Principal
  • Agent’s Personal Liability On Contract
  • Guarantor Or Surety Liability For Debt Default
  • Breach Of Fiduciary Duty
  • Appointment Of Temporary Receiver
  • Injunctive Relief
  • Demand For Accounting
  • Bad Check Or Non-Sufficient Funds Check Damages And Remedies
  • Fraudulent Conveyance Or Other Improper Transfer Of Funds To The Detriment Of A Creditor
  • Account Stated/Action On An Unpaid Invoice(S) And/Or Statement Of Account
  • Anticipatory Breach Of Contract, Breach Of Contract Causing Damage
  • Breach Of Implied Covenant Of Good Faith And Fair Dealing
  • Contract Performance Interfered With By Third Party/Outsider, Contract Rescission
  • Breach Of Insurance Contract/Denial Of Coverage, Reformation Or Rescission Of Contract Due To Fraud Or Mistake, Failure To Pay For Goods Or Services Sold And Delivered
  • Implied In Law Or Fact Contract/Quasi-Contract
  • Tortious/Intentional Interference With Contractual Relationship
  • Intentional Interference With Prospective Economic Advantage
  • Promissory Estoppel And Promise Causing Detrimental Reliance
  • Quantum Meruit, Unjust Enrichment
  • Constructive Trust And Other Equitable Remedies
  • Avoidance Of Corporate Or Other Business Entity Liability Shield/Piercing The Corporate Veil, Business Judgment Rule Defense To Director Or Officer Liability
  • Corporate Officer Or Director Individual Liability For Tort Or Wrongful Action
  • Corporate Officer Or Director Individual Liability For Tort Or Wrongful Action
  • Minority Shareholder Rights, Corporate Officer Or Director’s Usurpation/Taking Of Corporate Opportunity
  • Breach Of Contract Lost Profits And Other Damages, Business Intentionally Interfered With By Third Party Outsider
  • Unfair Competition
  • Defamation Torts
  • Defamatory Injury To Reputation
  • Injurious Falsehood, Libel And Slander
  • Negligent Misrepresentation Causing Harm
  • Conversion Or Civil Theft Of Goods Or Services
  • And Violation Of Trade Secret Law – Wrongful Disclosure Or Use

If you are a potential plaintiff or defendant to a Business Tort or other Commercial Litigation matter, we recommend that you research law firms that are experienced in your specific type of lawsuit and in the jurisdiction (state or country) in which the case is being adjudicated.

Attorneys:

John L. Urban

John L. Urban

John L. Urban is a founding Shareholder of Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. and is the managing shareholder of the firm’s Orlando office. He is based out of the Orlando office. Mr. Urban’s practice focuses primarily on civil litigation in the areas of business and contract disputes, commercial law, collections, personal injury, domestication and enforcement of foreign judgments, international law, real estate and probate, as well as transactional matters.

Carl-Christian Thier

Carl-Christian Thier

Carl-Christian Thier is a founding Shareholder of Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. Mr. Thier’s practice focuses primarily on German and United States international laws in the areas of contract law, taxation, tax planning, business entity formation and other business matters, with a particular focus on cross border investments between Germany and the United States. Mr. Thier practices law from the United States offices of the firm.

John J. Sweeney

John J. Sweeney

John J. Sweeney is an Of Counsel Attorney with Urban Thier & Federer. Mr. Sweeney’s practice focuses primarily on Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning as well as Elder, Tax, Business, Mergers, Acquisitions, and International Law.  He is a practical, business oriented lawyer who strives for solutions. He is experienced in setting up estate plans tailored to each client’s unique situation, including all manner of wills, trusts, and other estate planning tools and instruments.

Barry R. Fischer

Barry R. Fischer

Barry Fischer is an Of Counsel Attorney with Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. He is based out of the New York office. Mr. Fischer’s practice focuses primarily on commercial litigation with concentration on business fraud and financial fraud.

Commercial Litigation and Business Torts

Urban Thier & Federer, P.A., Litigates Business Disputes in New York

Business Torts, also known as Economic Torts, are civil cases wherein one party to a business transaction causes economic loss or damage to the other party.  The parties may be two businesses, a business which has created a customer loss, or a customer or other third party that has caused a business loss.

Lawsuits involving Business Torts and other business-related disputes are collectively referred to as Commercial Litigation cases.

Business Torts typically involve commercial transactions and include interference with trade or contract, fraud, injurious falsehood, and negligent misrepresentation.

The objective in these cases is to prove that there is harm or damage wrongfully caused by one party to another party to a business transaction.

Classic examples of Business Torts between businesses include

  • breach of contract
  • failure to pay
  • intellectual property rights infringement
  • violation of labor law
  • Antitrust or unfair competition laws or rulings

Business Torts involving customers include negligent misrepresentation of goods or services, breach of contract, conspiracy to do business harm, and trade libel.


Urban Thier & Federer have prosecuted and defended a variety of American and international Business Torts.


Some Commercial Litigation or Business Tort causes of action may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Agent Breaching Fiduciary Duty To Principal
  • Agent’s Personal Liability On Contract
  • Guarantor Or Surety Liability For Debt Default
  • Breach Of Fiduciary Duty
  • Appointment Of Temporary Receiver
  • Injunctive Relief
  • Demand For Accounting
  • Bad Check Or Non-Sufficient Funds Check Damages And Remedies
  • Fraudulent Conveyance Or Other Improper Transfer Of Funds To The Detriment Of A Creditor
  • Account Stated/Action On An Unpaid Invoice(S) And/Or Statement Of Account
  • Anticipatory Breach Of Contract, Breach Of Contract Causing Damage
  • Breach Of Implied Covenant Of Good Faith And Fair Dealing
  • Contract Performance Interfered With By Third Party/Outsider, Contract Rescission
  • Breach Of Insurance Contract/Denial Of Coverage, Reformation Or Rescission Of Contract Due To Fraud Or Mistake, Failure To Pay For Goods Or Services Sold And Delivered
  • Implied In Law Or Fact Contract/Quasi-Contract
  • Tortious/Intentional Interference With Contractual Relationship
  • Intentional Interference With Prospective Economic Advantage
  • Promissory Estoppel And Promise Causing Detrimental Reliance
  • Quantum Meruit, Unjust Enrichment
  • Constructive Trust And Other Equitable Remedies
  • Avoidance Of Corporate Or Other Business Entity Liability Shield/Piercing The Corporate Veil, Business Judgment Rule Defense To Director Or Officer Liability
  • Corporate Officer Or Director Individual Liability For Tort Or Wrongful Action
  • Corporate Officer Or Director Individual Liability For Tort Or Wrongful Action
  • Minority Shareholder Rights, Corporate Officer Or Director’s Usurpation/Taking Of Corporate Opportunity
  • Breach Of Contract Lost Profits And Other Damages, Business Intentionally Interfered With By Third Party Outsider
  • Unfair Competition
  • Defamation Torts
  • Defamatory Injury To Reputation
  • Injurious Falsehood, Libel And Slander
  • Negligent Misrepresentation Causing Harm
  • Conversion Or Civil Theft Of Goods Or Services
  • And Violation Of Trade Secret Law – Wrongful Disclosure Or Use

If you are a potential plaintiff or defendant to a Business Tort or other Commercial Litigation matter, we recommend that you research law firms that are experienced in your specific type of lawsuit and in the jurisdiction (state or country) in which the case is being adjudicated.

Attorneys:

John L. Urban

John L. Urban

John L. Urban is a founding Shareholder of Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. and is the managing shareholder of the firm’s Orlando office. He is based out of the Orlando office. Mr. Urban’s practice focuses primarily on civil litigation in the areas of business and contract disputes, commercial law, collections, personal injury, domestication and enforcement of foreign judgments, international law, real estate and probate, as well as transactional matters.

Carl-Christian Thier

Carl-Christian Thier

Carl-Christian Thier is a founding Shareholder of Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. Mr. Thier’s practice focuses primarily on German and United States international laws in the areas of contract law, taxation, tax planning, business entity formation and other business matters, with a particular focus on cross border investments between Germany and the United States. Mr. Thier practices law from the United States offices of the firm.

John J. Sweeney

John J. Sweeney

John J. Sweeney is an Of Counsel Attorney with Urban Thier & Federer. Mr. Sweeney’s practice focuses primarily on Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning as well as Elder, Tax, Business, Mergers, Acquisitions, and International Law.  He is a practical, business oriented lawyer who strives for solutions. He is experienced in setting up estate plans tailored to each client’s unique situation, including all manner of wills, trusts, and other estate planning tools and instruments.

Barry R. Fischer

Barry R. Fischer

Barry Fischer is an Of Counsel Attorney with Urban Thier & Federer, P.A. He is based out of the New York office. Mr. Fischer’s practice focuses primarily on commercial litigation with concentration on business fraud and financial fraud.

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