Additional Practice Areas
Indianapolis Business Attorneys
If you own or operate a business, litigation is something you deal with all too frequently. Disputes arise over a multitude of matters. For example:
- Vendors and customers fail to perform under a contract, or contest the interpretation of the terms of a contract.
- Competitors engage in unfair trade practices, such as wrongfully using trademarks and other intellectual property.
- Partners or shareholders to a common enterprise cannot agree as to how to carry on daily operations and dispute the valuation of their interest in the business.
Regardless of the business dispute, you need an experienced business litigation attorney or breach of contract lawyer to protect your interests.
Defamation is a false statement or communication about another person that causes emotional or financial harm. This harm may include damage to an individual’s or business’s reputation, as well as mental anguish and distress. Some statements such as accusing one of a crime are presumed damaging, and are recoverable without specific proof of damages.
These cases can occur when the defamatory statements are made orally or in a printed medium such as a newspaper or magazine. Internet defamation can occur when a person publishes such libelous statements online. Be advised that the law protects your reputation against defamation.
Libel and Slander
Libel and slander are both considered defamation. Libel is defined as defamatory statements made in a printed medium such as a newspaper or magazine, whereas slander includes false statements made orally. Libel can be exceptionally damaging to an individual’s or business’s reputation because numerous people can read the false statements.
In today’s technology driven environment, libel often occurs on the Internet. False statements made online can reach an enormous audience quickly, resulting in severe damage to your reputation. This Internet-based defamation is a relatively new concern, and we offer expertise to help when libelous statements are made about you or your company online.
Whether you are dealing with libel or slander, when false statements or communication causes emotional or financial harm, a defamation case can be made. This harm could include:
- Damage to an individual’s or business’s reputation
- Mental anguish and distress
Defamation cases can be challenging to prove and involve overcoming many legal defenses, which makes it invaluable to have an experienced advocate on your side. Our experienced defamation attorneys have successfully litigated numerous cases involving injury to reputation and can assist you with your claim.
Mass Tort Actions
Class and mass tort actions allow a group of people who have experienced similar harm to join in one action without personal obligation of payment of attorney fees or expenses. The individuals who are part of the class then qualify to be eligible for a share of the final award.
Pharmaceutical Drug and Device Mass Actions
Prosecuting a successful claim against the giants of the pharmaceutical industry demands an experienced and knowledgeable legal team. Our class action and mass tort attorneys have extensive experience in this area. We have represented thousands of plaintiffs in cases throughout the country involving a wide variety of prescription and over-the-counter drugs and medical devices.
Our team of dedicated attorneys shares a commitment that we will not be out-thought or out-fought by anyone. Our record and our work ethic reflect what you can expect to receive from working with our firm.
Put Our Experience to Work for You
Contingency fees are available and our initial consultation is always complimentary. Contact us now to learn more and to schedule your initial consultation.
Actions Against Banks
Our firm has a successful history of litigating against national banks, trust companies, and bank fiduciaries for abuses of trust beneficiaries and breach of fiduciary duty.
We have expertise in a wide variety of cases that deal with banking and financial claims, including:
- Breach of Duties of a Trustee
- Illegal Lending Practices
- Improper Charges
Breach of Duties of a Trustee
The law imposes a fiduciary relationship upon a trustee, which means the trustee must act solely in the best interests of the beneficiary and not in the trustee’s own interests. Trustees have the duty to prudently invest the trust property in order to maximize the beneficiaries’ interests in that property. In addition, the trustee must also be completely truthful in communications with the beneficiaries.
When the trustee fails to prudently invest or in some other manner breaches its fiduciary duties to the beneficiaries, the beneficiaries have a right to a legal claim against the trustee.
We have been successful in numerous claims against trustees for a variety of trust violations, and we welcome the opportunity to put that expertise to work for you.
It’s no secret that a strong attorney can bring about a significant advantage to your case. When you work with our firm, you’ll benefit from the knowledge, experience, and tireless work ethic that our attorneys bring to the table.
Do you have a Breach of Duties Against a Trustee Claim?
If you are a beneficiary to a trust or will and you believe that the trustee has violated its trust duties, we can assist you with a skilled evaluation. If a breach is found, we will help protect your remaining trust assets, recover trust assets that have been improperly managed, and have the trustee removed.
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Our attorneys have extensive experience representing individuals and companies. We welcome the opportunity to assist you.
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