Breach of Fiduciary Duty
A fiduciary relationship is built upon trust and confidence. Fiduciary relationships arise both in the context of business entities and in any context where one person (the fiduciary) is charged with acting in the interest of another (the principal or dependent party). Fiduciary relationships are a common part of everyday life. Relationships of these kinds can arise between an employer and employee, among partners in a partnership, among officers and directors in a corporation, the principal and agent under a Power of Attorney and even among joint account holders. Problems arise, however, when the fiduciary betrays the trust and confidence of the principal or dependent party to gain a personal benefit. Acting in this manner constitutes a breach of fiduciary duty and where there is resulting damage, a cognizable claim exists. There are a number of remedies available to redress a breach of fiduciary duty. In fact, the fiduciary can even be held personally liable to the principal or dependent party for any damages caused as a result of their conduct.
The Attorneys at Hale Ball are experienced litigators in both bringing and defending claims of breach of fiduciary duty in all contexts (i.e. business, agents under powers of attorney and joint account holders). Given their knowledge and experience, the Attorneys at Hale Ball know the ins and outs of these complex and intricate claims. If you are a fiduciary who has been accused of breaching a duty you owe to another person, or if you are the victim of a fiduciary’s breach of duty, the Attorneys at Hale Ball can help guide you through the process of understanding your rights and obligations, finding potential options and will zealously advocate on your behalf, whether in litigation before a court or in mediation.
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