Types of Business Litigation Cases

September 08, 2023

businesswoman and male lawyer or judge consult and conference having team meeting with client at law firm in officeBusiness litigation is an intricate area of law, encompassing various types of legal disputes that companies may face. At Robert Eckard & Associates, P.A., our team of business litigation attorneys in Palm Harbor, FL provides robust legal solutions for various business litigations in Florida.

Below is an exploration of the common types of business litigation cases.

Business Torts

Business torts involve wrongful acts against a company, potentially leading to financial loss or damage to business reputation. These can include issues like trade libel, misrepresentation, or interference with contractual relationships.


Fraud in a business context often involves deliberate deception for personal or financial gain. This can manifest in numerous ways, from financial statement fraud to misleading advertising or misrepresentation in business transactions.

Civil Remedies for Criminal Practices Act

This category covers the civil consequences of criminal actions in business. It allows businesses to seek damages through civil litigation for losses incurred due to criminal activities, such as embezzlement or fraud.

Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA)

FDUTPA is a specific legislative act in Florida designed to protect businesses and consumers from unfair and deceptive practices in trade and commerce. It covers a range of issues from false advertising to unfair methods of competition.

Breaches of Fiduciary Duty

This type of litigation arises when individuals in positions of trust (like company directors or trustees) fail to act in the best interests of the company or its shareholders, leading to legal disputes and potential damages.

Trade Secret Litigation

In the realm of business, protecting trade secrets is paramount. Litigation arises when there is unauthorized use or disclosure of confidential business information, such as formulas, practices, or processes.

Shareholder and Derivative Actions

These cases involve disputes among shareholders or between shareholders and the corporation. Issues can range from mismanagement and misuse of corporate assets to breaches of shareholder agreements.

Breach of Contract Claims

Breach of contract is a common litigation type, occurring when one party fails to fulfill its contractual obligations. This can include failure to deliver goods, pay for services, or uphold the terms of a business agreement.

Civil Conspiracy

Civil conspiracy involves an agreement between two or more parties to partake in an unlawful act or to perform a lawful act by unlawful means, resulting in damage or loss to another party.

Civil Theft

In business, civil theft refers to the intentional taking of another’s property without permission, leading to potential civil litigation for recovery of the stolen assets and damages.

If you are encountering any of these legal issues, it is important to seek legal advice from business litigation attorneys in Palm Harbor, FL. Contact us today for legal guidance and support in your business litigation needs.

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