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Tortious Interference

Tortious Interference with Existing Contracts

Tortious interference with an existing contract exists when there is:​

  1. an existing contract subject to interference;

  2. a willful and intentional act of interference with the contract;

  3. that proximately caused a person injury; and 

  4. caused actual damages or loss.

Tortious Interference with Prospective Contract

Tortious interference with a prospective contract exists when there is:

  1. a reasonable probability that the parties would have entered into a business relationship;

  2. an intentional, malicious intervention or an independently tortious or unlawful act performed by the defendant with a conscious desire to prevent the relationship from occurring or with knowledge that the interference was certain or substantially likely to occur as a result of its conduct;

  3. a lack of privilege or justification for the defendant’s actions; and

  4. actual harm or damages suffered by the plaintiff as a result of the defendant’s interference, i.e., the defendant’s actions prevented the relationship from occurring.

Do you believe someone tortiously interfered with one or more of your contracts or prospective contracts? Or, have you been accused by another business of tortiously interfering with its contracts or prospective contracts? Does the law recognize a remedy, and if so, what remedies are available? Are damages an available remedy? Is an injunction appropriate? What can you do?

The Dietrich Law Firm has experience representing people and businesses in court concerning claims of tortious interference with contract and tortious interference with prospective contracts. If you or your business has a tortious interference dispute, The Dietrich Law Firm may be able to help. Give us a call to schedule an appointment. The firm only represents clients based upon a signed, written agreement. The firm sometimes offers a free, no obligation, initial, in-office consultation. 

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