Business Owners’ Liability

Gray•Duffy, LLP represents many business owners in a broad range of claims. We routinely handle claims involving security related issues, including security plans and security guards, as well as matters involving assault and battery. Our attorneys are well versed in handling claims that arise out of all types of incidents and accidents that occur on private property, including alleged dangerous conditions of walking surfaces, elevators, garages, stairs, railings, showers and service doors. We also deal with issues related to negligent performance of services, violation of trade secrets, breach of contract, unfair competition and interference with economic opportunities.

Our clients include restaurants, bars, nightclubs, adult entertainment and gentlemen’s clubs, grocery stores, shopping centers, and business centers. Other businesses include janitorial services, canine training services, landscape services, motocross race tracks, apartment complexes and management companies, elder care services, plumbing services, laser hair removal and cosmetic services and ambulance services. For product manufacturers, distributors, and retailers, please see the “Product Liability” Practice Area. For the construction industry, please see the “Construction Law and Related Claims” Practice Area. For employer/employee issues, please see the “Employment Law” Practice Area.

Our professional attorneys know how important your business and reputation are in the community, and take pride in the effective representation of our clients.

Please contact Gray•Duffy, LLP for additional information regarding business owners’ liability. You will be directed to one of our attorneys who practice in this area. References are available.

Practice Articles

  • Bars and Security Should Mix Like a Well-Poured Drink”, Published: Bar Business Magazine
    • Summary: This article deals with the issue of security for those in the bar industry. For example, do you need security guards in your bar and if so, do you hire them directly or from a security guard company? What kind of liability insurance do you need as a bar owner and how can you shield you company from liability.
  • Recreational Immunity: Protecting Property Owners”, Published: The Recorder
    • Summary: The article discusses several recent cases involving premises liability issues and which party is liable for injuries sustained on the property owner’s property.
  • Do You Need Security Guards?”, Published: Daily Journal
    • Summary: This articles addresses how bar owners can reduce the risk of liability by ensuring their security guards and bouncers are properly trained and certified, as well as enforcing rules for proper arrest of bar patrons. In addition, the article provides tips for hiring the proper type of security guard for your bar establishment.

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