Fraud and misrepresentation are independent business torts.
One major difference between business torts and claims for breach of contract is that punitive damages are available for torts but not for a breach of contract actions. In some instances business tort claims may be brought even when the underlying action stems from a breach of contract. This is an important distinction that must be carefully evaluated before filing a claim and defending a claim. The firm ensures that the correct claims are filed in the proper venues from the onset of litigation.