Business Torts and Statutory Causes of Action

Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C., in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has substantial experience representing clients in business tort litigation. Contracts are an essential part of business, but contracts alone do not always define the rights and obligations between the parties to a business relationship. Under certain circumstances, so-called "business torts" and statutory causes of action may also create a basis for liability. Business torts may take various forms, but their primary purpose is generally to redress harms or injuries that are not covered by contract. Some examples of business torts include negligence, negligent misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, commercial disparagement, and defamation. Similarly, legislation, such as Pennsylvania's Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law, the federal RICO statute, and the state and federal fraudulent conveyance statutes, also are commonly invoked in the context of business relationships.

Attorneys Henry M. Sneath, Kelly Williams, and Robert Wagner, have represented companies, as well as their directors, officers, and employees, in numerous cases involving business torts. These torts have arisen out of a wide range of business dealings and relationships that have included intellectual property transactions, real estate ventures, insurance agreements, and various other types of commercial dealings involving businesses.

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