Explore this LibGuide more to learn more about the area of business torts!
This guide has been created by Richard Ramu in support of Professor Diamond's Advanced Legal Research class for Fall 2017. The contents of this guide should not be taken as legal advice or as the work product of Mizzou Law librarians.
Business Torts will most most certainly affect each and every one of us whether or not we are in the practice of law. This research guide is an attempt to focus on three that are most relevant to the majority of practitioners and non-lawyers alike: (1) Breach of fiduciary duty stemming from a position of trust, (2) Consumer advertising and unfair practices AND (3) Trade Secrets law. These areas of law can affect for instance (1) an accountant or health provider improperly disclosing clients' information, (2) a whistleblower wanting to disclose a company's deceptive practices without liability, or (3) disclosure of a customer list and information; all of which can fall under the theories of recovery described above. The next few pages will allow you to decide the pros and cons of pursuing such actions.
The guide is organized with 6 tabs. Tab 2 compiles shared secondary sources including current awareness and practitioner tools. Tab 3 is comprised of various common law cases and scenarios that can give rise to a fiduciary relationship. Tab 4 focuses on False Advertising through the Lanham Act and various state law. Tab 5 is comprised of an explanation of the Defend Trade Secret Act of 2016 and includes a 50 state survey comparison so a prospective plaintiff or defendant can see how favorable or unfavorable their jurisdiction might be in regard to their claims. Tab 6 is comprised some recent pending litigation in regards to these torts.