Unfair Competition And Business Tort Attorney
The line between fair and unfair competition is not always a bright line. But if you believe that a competitor is illegally undermining your business, you are protected under various state and federal laws.
The law firm of Burns & Hansen, P.A., levels the playing field and asserts your rights in business torts litigation. Our experienced trial lawyers have secured damages and injunctive relief in suits over fraudulent, defamatory and deceptive practices by competing businesses. We also defend businesses against similar lawsuits.
We represent commercial entities and consumers in Minneapolis, the Twin Cities and statewide Minnesota in unfair competition cases and other tort claims. Contact us for a free initial discussion.
Extensive Unfair Trade Practices Litigation Experience
Our attorneys have secured settlements and verdicts, judgments and injunctions, cease-and-desist orders and other remedies for clients in a wide range of business torts:
- Tortious interference with a business contract
- Violation of noncompete and nonsolicitation agreements
- Misappropriation of trade secrets
- Copyright and trademark infringement
- Fraudulent misrepresentation
- False advertising
- Business defamation
- Undisclosed conflict of interest
- Breach of fiduciary duty
We have litigated unfair competition claims in state and federal courts under the Deceptive Trade Practices Act, the Lanham Act, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and other laws. We have represented individuals and businesses in suits for violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Truth in Lending Act. And we have recovered civil damages under consumer fraud laws, fraud and conversion statutes, and other legislation.
Our attorneys can determine if you have grounds to sue for compensation or other remedies under the law, and demonstrate the damages (lost revenues, lost clients, harm to the goodwill of your company, attorney fees). If you are sued or countersued for unfair competition, we can also assess whether a civil court would likely find you liable for fraud or interference.