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Business Relations (Tortious Interference) Lawyer

There are tough competitors in the business world, and not all businesses compete in an ethical or lawful manner. Tortious interference in business relations can occur, impacting a business’ reputation and bottom line. When a third party interferes with a business relationship between two entities, causing financial harm, they may be sued for tortious interference for damages in civil court.

What Is Tortious Interference?

Business relationships, with or without contracts, are an essential element of any business. Agreements generally are mutually beneficial. However, if one entity breaches the contract, it can cause harm to the other party. In tortious interference, a third party outside the business relationship puts in motion actions to cause one party to break their alliance with the other, usually for the third party’s gain. To prove this in a tortious interference case against the third party, it is necessary to prove:

  • The plaintiff had a contract or agreement with the second party
  • The defendant willfully interfered with that relationship
  • The interference caused a break in the relationship/contract
  • Due to the result of the interference, the plaintiff incurred injuries or damages

Tortious interference can be any unlawful tampering with a business relationship, but it is easier to prove when an actual contract exists. For example, if the third party makes false claims about the plaintiff to persuade the second party to break their contract with the plaintiff, and it results in monetary damages, this is tortious interference. In civil court, the plaintiff can seek compensation to recover current and future monetary losses that have been caused by the defendant in the case. In some instances, punitive damages for malicious or criminal actions may be awarded.

If you have experienced a business relationship that has been harmed by tortious interference by a third party, contact our team at Conley Griggs Partin LLP. We can investigate the matter, and if there is evidence of interference that caused financial harm, we can pursue compensation for your losses.

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