If you are a business owner whose company has been damaged by the wrongful interference of another person or business or if a business has done a wrong against you, contact a Portland attorney skilled in business tort law. He or she can help you enforce your rights and try to right any wrong.
Business torts are actions that harm company assets, relationships, or its reputation. The torts fall into three areas: fraudulent misrepresentation, interference with contractual relations, and interference with prospective business advantage. Each tort involves some form of deceit or falsehood disseminated by someone that causes your business to lose customers, profits, community standing, or other damage.
It is in your best interest to get legal help early on in addressing your situation. There are times when hiring a lawyer quickly is critical to your case, such as if you are charged with a crime. It may also be in your best interest to have a lawyer review the fine print before signing legal documents. A lawyer can also help you get the compensation you deserve if you've suffered a serious injury. For issues where money or property is at stake, having a lawyer guide you through the complexities of the legal system can save you time, hassle, and possibly a lot of grief in the long run.
Pro se - This Latin term refers to representing yourself in court instead of hiring professional legal counsel. Pro se representation can occur in either criminal or civil cases.
Statute - Refers to a law created by a legislative body. For example, the laws enacted by Congress are statutes.
Subject matter jurisdiction - Requirement that a particular court have authority to hear the claim based on the specific type of issue brought to the court. For example, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court only has subject matter jurisdiction over bankruptcy filings, therefore it does not have the authority to render binding judgment over other types of cases, such as divorce.
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