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New York City Breach of Fiduciary Duty Attorney

Fiduciary Duty Attorney in Manhattan

The obligation to act in the best interest of another party is referred to as a fiduciary duty. This important role can be held by a number of different people and it is critical that this relationship is upheld. When one party involved in a fiduciary relationship fails to uphold their end of the agreement, it is known as a breach of fiduciary duty. If someone has failed to abide by their obligation, you can hold them legally accountable. Swerling Law has the experience and skill it takes to hold the negligent party accountable. Contact Swerling Law today to schedule a consultation.

Breaching Fiduciary Duty

When one party breaches their fiduciary duty, the consequences can be severe. These relationships often take place between business partners, business directors, or company CEOs. Like any other lawsuit, you must prove your claim. To prove that a fiduciary duty has been breached, you must be able to prove the following factors:

  • The other party had a duty to you
  • The other party breached this duty. Examples of a breach include misappropriation of funds, neglect of responsibilities, or the misuse of an influential position.
  • You have suffered damages that were directly caused by the breach in duty

Recent Noteworthy Cases

Swerling Law has significant experience in this practice. Over the years, the firm has taken on a range of these cases. Some of the recent prominent cases we have handled regarding breach of fiduciary duty include:

  • Hospitals confusing medical records and releasing them to the wrong patient
  • HIV patient’s medication delivered with the name of the medication on the outside of the bag
  • Plastic surgeons using patients’ before and after pictures without permission
  • HIV patient’s having their medical records sent to an employer.

Contact a Fiduciary Duty Attorney

If you need to take legal action against an individual that failed to live up to their responsibility as a trusted fiduciary, you can count on Swerling Law. For years, Swerling Law has helped clients across New York City find justice after being let down by a business partner, employee, or another once-trusted individual. Swerling Law can help prove that you were betrayed and recover actual and punitive damages. If you need an attorney that can assist you when you suspect a breach, contact Swerling Law today to schedule an appointment.

$3,250,000

Settlement to a barista who slipped and fell on a defective stairwell while working for Starbucks who sustained back injuries requiring multiple surgeries in 2012.

$3,000,000

Settlement to a woman who was assaulted and sustained back/hip injuries in 2015.

$1,415,000

Verdict to a high school student who was assaulted by a school dean during her lunch period dislocating her hip in 2014.

$995,000

Settlement to a man who was run over by a dump truck on a Brooklyn street causing him to sustain multiple injuries, including but not limited to a broken leg and detached urethra in 2019.

$850,000

Settlement to a woman who slipped and fell down a wet stairwell in a New York City Housing Authority building requiring a back surgery in 2018.

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