Not all business disputes involve a breach of contract claim. Business torts follow the same general pattern of any other tort claim. One business owed a duty to another business, breached that duty, the breach caused harm to the complaining company, and that harm resulted in damages.
Business torts should not be confused with mere competition. These claims are commonly accompanied by theft, fraud, and/or misrepresentation.
Some common business tort claims are listed below:
* Negligent Misrepresentation
* Deceptive Trade Practices
* False advertisements
* Negligent Hiring
• Slander and libel
* Invasion of privacy
• Tortious interference with contractual relationships
* Theft of trade secrets
• Breach of fiduciary duty
• Unfair competition and Antitrust