Fraud & Unfair Trade Practices
Business torts such as fraud and unfair trade practices are civil wrongs that are committed by or against an individual or organization causing economic injury or harm. If your business has suffered or has been placed at risk because of reckless, careless or intentional misconduct, you need an experienced trial lawyer to advance and protect your interests.
Breach of Fiduciary Duty
A fiduciary is a party who is charged with acting in another party’s best interests. If the fiduciary acts in a way that is adverse to the beneficiary’s interests, breach of fiduciary duty occurs. If you have been wronged by a business partner, joint venturer, trustee, administrator, advisor or other party that owes you a fiduciary duty, we can help.
For a fraud claim, a plaintiff must establish that the defendant intentionally misrepresented a material fact and the plaintiff relied on and was harmed by the misrepresentation. Our experienced lawyers help clients pursue claims against businesses that have defrauded them and misappropriated their assets.
Breach of Contract
Many business relationships are defined by complicated contracts with exhaustive terms. If you find yourself in a contract dispute, you will need an attorney that possesses the experience to handle contractual matters effectively and efficiently. If you have questions about a contract, or are already involved in a contract dispute, don't hesitate to contact us to discuss your options.
The RICO Act provides a civil suit component for victims of corrupt businesses acquired or operated through criminal conduct. If a corrupt enterprise has taken actions that harm your business, we may be able to help you pursue a racketeering claim.
Tortious interference can be broken down into two categories: interference with business relationships and interference with contract rights. If another business has interfered with your contractual relationships or business relationships, you may have a tortious interference claim.
Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices
The North Carolina Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act (UDTPA) was originally enacted as a consumer protection statute to provide for civil legal means to maintain ethical standards of dealings between persons engaged in business and between persons engaged in business and the consuming public. It covers unfair or deceptive acts or practices which affect commerce and cause actual harm to an individual or business. Some instances that constitute unfair trade include false representations of a product, overcharging for products and/or services, and libel/slander regarding business dealings.
Consumer Fraud is an act or omission in the conduct of trade or commerce designed to mislead a consumer. This includes use of any false pretense, false promise or misrepresentation. It also includes the concealment, suppression or omission of any material fact, with intent that others rely upon the concealment, suppression or omission of such material fact. Consumer fraud can occur in common transactions such as buying a car and/or warranty from an automobile dealer, investing in real estate, or investing in securities and financial services.
Creative Fee Arrangements
At Taibi Law Group,we deliver high-value, low-risk representation through the use of creative fee arrangements. Our firm has the resources to work on a contingency basis, eliminating the burden of high hourly rates. We are dedicated to helping clients protect their businesses and investments. If you believe that you or your business has been harmed by the tortuious activity of another individual or business, we're here to help. Contact us today to schedule a free, initial consultation.