Business Torts

This is FindLaw's collection of Business Torts articles, part of the Litigation and Disputes section of the Corporate Counsel Center. Business torts are civil wrongs that are committed by or against an organization. They frequently involve harm done to the organization’s intangible assets, such as its business relationships with clients or its intellectual property. Some common categories of business torts include fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and unfair competition. Law articles in this archive are predominantly written by lawyers for a professional audience seeking business solutions to legal issues. Start your free research with FindLaw.

Business Torts Articles
    • Preserving the "Black Box" After a Truck Accident
      Article provided by Joseph G. Klest. Please visit our Web site. Thousands of people are injured each year in accidents involving commercial trucks. These vehicles, which sometimes weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, can cause enormous damage to ...

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    • GM Pickup Trucks with Side-Saddle Gas Tanks: Misconduct Justifying Punitive Damages
      From 1973 until 1987, General Motors Corporation sold over 9,000,000 pickup trucks with a glaring dangerous defect.  The fuel tanks each carrying 20 gallons of gasoline were placed on the side of the trucks, outside the sturdy steel frame rails ...

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    • Utah Jury's $145 Million Punitive Damages Award Struck Down
      APRIL 8, 2003 In a decision that the majority opinion described as "neither close nor difficult," the United States Supreme Court struck down a $145 million punitive damages award resulting from a insurance bad faith claim against State ...

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    • Benchmarking and the Antitrust Laws
      Since the early history of the antitrust laws in the U.S., competitors have been exchanging information for a variety of purposes with mixed results—some held to be permissible and some not. A particular form of information exchange called ...

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    • Can a Software Agreement be a Security Under Oregon Law?
      Myers v. MHI Investments, Inc., 44 Or App 467, 606 P2d 652, 655 (1980).Although the plaintiff must establish the untruth of the statement or omission of a fact necessary to make a statement not misleading and the materiality of such statement and/or ...

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    • Church Threat Assessment Guide
      The burning of churches is a particularly heinous crime because those who would attack our churches seek to strike at our most fundamental liberties and sources of personal support. Historically, churches have served as places of sanctuary, centers ...

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    • California Civil Rights: When You are a Victim of Police Misconduct
      Police officers in Los Angeles generally have broad powers to carry out their duties. The Constitution and other laws, however, place limits on how far police can go in trying to enforce the law. As the videotaped beating of motorist Rodney King ...

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    • Bills Passed by the 1999 Hawaii Legislature
      No matter what your political stripe, you should be aware of the following bills which were passed. The following is not a complete list of all bills, but a brief summary of those bills which were either (1) interesting or (2) may impact you ...

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    • Arizona Dram Shop Liability
      Article provided by Knapp & Roberts. Please visit our Web site at www.krattorneys.com. Losing a loved one to the irresponsible actions of a drunk driver is more than any family should have to bear. Even though the DUI laws in Arizona are among some ...

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    • Auto Accidents: Leading Cause of Childhood Deaths
      Did you know that the leading cause of injury and death in childhood is car accidents? Millions of people assume they are protecting their child by placing them in a car safety seat. However, using the seat is not enough, you must the safety seat ...

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