Business Tort Litigation

business tort litigation

Our Atlanta business litigation law firm represents business owners, healthcare providers, and professionals throughout Georgia and South Carolina in the Communities We Serve. We have offices in Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia. Our legal representation in business matters includes business tort litigation, such as:

  • fraud
  • infringement upon proprietary rights
  • appropriation of business rights or opportunities
  • breach of fiduciary duties
  • fraud, appropriation and conversion
  • interference with contractual or business relationships
  • shareholder derivative actions

We help business owners and healthcare providers evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of their business tort claims (or defenses) and pursue the right litigation strategy from day one, through trial and appeal.

Atlanta Georgia Business Tort Litigation Law Firm

Kevin Little and Lee Hamil Little have extensive experience as a lawyers and hold Martindale Hubbell's AV rating, its highest rating. Our firm handles each case from the outset with the expectation that the case will be tried and devotes all resources and time needed to meticulously and effectively advance the case to a successful outcome. Our attorneys have handled very complex business tort cases. To schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys, email us at info@hamillittle.com or contact us at our office nearest you.

Business Torts

A business tort can severely impact the profitability of a business by significant monetary loss, permanent damage to reputation or good will and the attending long-term impact upon business revenue, lost contractual opportunities, or harm to standing business relationships. The financial challenges of business ownership that all owners face can become insurmountable as a result of a business tort. Legal recourse can be a prudent business strategy for a business harmed by a business tort.

A contract does not necessarily limit a party who has been wronged to contractual remedies. Under some circumstances, remedies for improper conduct in connection with a contractual relationship may give rise to a cause of action based upon tort law. In the case of Rivell et al. v. Private healthcare Systems, et al., 520 F. 3d 1308 (11th Cir. 2008), for example, we argued in a healthcare business tort case to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals that a federal trial judge's decision to dismiss the case based on the proposition that the physician plaintiffs could not bring a tort action where they had contractual remedies was in error. The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with Mr. Little, holding that the physician plaintiffs' tort claims were not barred by the existence of a contract and reversed the trial court.

Our law firm firm knows that our clients need high-value representation for predictable and affordable costs. If your business has suffered an unnecessary loss or is put in unnecessary risk by the negligent or intentional wrongdoing of another business or individual, our staff will schedule a convenient time for you to meet with us at either of our offices, in Atlanta or Augusta. To schedule a consultation, contact us at our office nearest you or email us at info@hamillittle.com.