Miles & Stockbridge lawyers regularly litigate business tort claims involving unfair competition, fraud and misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, interference with contractual and business relationships, and misappropriation of trade secrets. These types of tort claims commonly arise out of the contractual and professional relationships that form the foundation of our clients' businesses. Defending and prosecuting such claims, therefore, requires a comprehensive understanding of the underlying business context in which they arise.
As in the antitrust context, the firm draws on a wide range of resources in handling business tort claims. Whether the issue is inaccurate disclosure of financial information, negotiation of terms in bad faith, or misappropriation of trade secrets, we are quickly able to advise clients on the availability of injunctive relief, the extent to which damages can be proven, and the range of tort remedies that may be available. If a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction is needed, our extensive network of local contacts and offices often enables us to target the right court for the most efficient response. Such rapid action can be particularly important in cases involving misappropriation of trade secrets or other confidential business information, violation of non-compete agreements and breach of fiduciary duty through actual theft or financial fraud.
In these and many other situations, Miles & Stockbridge's business tort practice is client-driven. We have the practice flexibility to handle virtually any matter at any time, and the geographic breadth to target and seek the maximum remedies afforded by law.