Business Litigation

March 13, 2020 Litigation Regarding Force Majeure Provisions

The worldwide pandemic of COVID-19 has impacted many businesses large and small in Santa Fe and across the United States,…

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February 19, 2020 Santa Fe Business Litigation Lawyers

Attorney Slate Stern understands the concerns of business owners. Not only are our services affordable, but we also work on…

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February 19, 2020 A Quick Guide to Breaches of Fiduciary Duty

There are many nuanced terms in the world of corporate law, but one commonly repeated phrase is “fiduciary duty,” which…

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February 9, 2020 Unfair Competition

Unfair competition refers primarily to dishonest or deceptive practices that cause economic injury to businesses. The doctrine of “unfair competition” has been recognized by New Mexico courts as an umbrella category arising out of business conduct contrary to honest practices in business.

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February 9, 2020 Trade Secrets

The difference between success and failure in the fiercely competitive world of business and commerce can come down to a unique idea, innovation, formula, strategy, or process. It is paramount that businesses protect this information and secure its confidentiality to ensure it does not end up in the hands of the competition.

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February 9, 2020 Tortious Interference

Tortious interference claims may arise when a party unlawfully interferes with an existing contract or prospective business relations. Either scenario can result in a lost deal, rejected bid, or canceled contract that otherwise would have come to fruition. Invariably, such a loss can result in losses of thousands, millions, or even billions of dollars.

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February 9, 2020 Business Torts

The law recognizes a wide variety of business torts which may arise under a number of circumstances, such as during the sale or acquisition of a business, when one business unlawfully interferes with a contract or relationship, or when a former employee steals proprietary and confidential trade secrets.

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February 9, 2020 Breach of Fiduciary Duty

The law recognizes the existence of fiduciary duties resulting for special relationships of trust or confidence in certain individuals. Fiduciary duties can arise out of formal relationships, such as a lawyer or partner, or even informal relationships, if the specific facts or circumstances require the imposition of fiduciary duties.

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February 9, 2020 Interference with Prospective Contracts

While tortious interference deals with claims made when a contract is already in place, there is another category for relationships that have not yet been made official. Interference with prospective contracts deals with just that—attempting to prevent a contract from being agreed to by two parties. As business disputes go, such conduct is illegal.

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