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Reviewing examples of business tort cases

Business tort cases take many forms and the outcome can have a significant impact on the future of a business. At Codispoti & Associates, P.C., we know all too well how challenging these cases can be for business owners in New York City, and across the whole state of New York. If you have found yourself in this position, it is crucial to carefully and immediately go over your options and plot the most sensible direction forward. However, even if you are not dealing with litigation currently, it could be beneficial to go over some of the different examples of business tort cases.

Self-driving cars raise products liability concerns

While some speculate that widespread use of self-driving vehicles could “annihilate[e]” auto insurance policies for consumers, as recently reported by the New York Daily News, others are predicting that product liability coverage will increase insurance premiums for manufacturers of automated vehicles and fleet operators. Other types of coverage related to that increase could arise from risks related to public infrastructure and digital or cyber security. Self-driving cars raise product liability concerns because as computers replace humans in controlling the operation of the vehicle, automakers take on liability for their products when accidents occur during that operation.

When it isn’t breach of contract

Contracts are an essential element of running a New York business, so breach of contract litigation has the potential to be devastating to a company. According to Cornell University Law School’s Legal Information Institute, the person bringing the action has the burden of proof in a breach of contract claim, and must provide evidence of the following four things:

What is tortious interference?

As a business owner in New York, you depend on your company’s contracts to keep things running smoothly. Although you may have noncompete agreements or other protections in place, your company could still be vulnerable. If someone does come between you and a client, vendor or other company you have a contractual relationship with, it can seriously hurt your bottom line. According to Cornell University Law School’s Legal Information Institute, you may be able to file a lawsuit for damages if this type of situation, known as tortious interference, arises.

  • NYSBA
  • Brooklyn Bar Association 1872 Justice Integrity Honor Courtesy
  • National Italian American Bar Association Representing The Italian American Legal Community
  • Columbian Lawyers Association of Brooklyn
  • Columbian Lawyers Association of Rockland County
  • The Copyright Society of the USA
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