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Tortious Interference With Contract as a Cause of Action

Ever get the feeling that a competitor is crossing the line in trying to take your accounts?   That an ex-employee is working to steer your clients to somebody else?  If so, you just might have a viable cause of action for tortious interference with a contract. 

To prove this cause of action you need to prove someone intentionally and improperly interfered with your contractual relation. 

The interference must consist of

(a) inducing or otherwise causing a third person not to enter into or continue the prospective relation or

(b) preventing the other from acquiring or continuing the prospective relation.  

If you can prove these things, you must also prove the amount of money you lost due to the nefarious actions.

The most difficult element of this cause of action is the improper term.  Capitalism invites competition and competition is not illegal.  However, the most simple and obvious way to prove the action of your adversary was improper is if you can show false or proprietary information was used against you. 

I am here to help you protect your business and keep your business.  "A fair fight in the business world is to be expected, a dirty one is grounds for action."

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