Tortious Interference with Contract

Simply put, tortuous interference with a contract is the wrongful interfering with someone’s business relations.  There are many instances where this concept may apply.  However, in order to be a case, several important elements must be met.

In order to prove tortuous interference with a contract some elements must be established:

  • The existence of a valid contract
  • Knowledge of the contract
  • Intentional and unjustified inducement of a breach
  • Wrongful conduct caused a breach by a third party (interfering acts)
  • Damages

Wrongful interference with business relations may apply to both past and future economic loss as well as the potential loss of goodwill.  Tortious interference with contract right can occur when someone intentionally interferes with a party’s ability to complete the contract, causing a breach of contract. 

Tortious interference can pertain to business relationships where one party prevents another from doing business with someone.  This is considered interference with contract rights.  An experienced attorney will work with you to resolve the situation.  If you feel you have been wronged, speak to an attorney.  The lawyer will review your case and advise you as to the best way to proceed.

In the case of tortuous interference with contracts cases, the attorney will first establish that a contract existed, that the parties knew of the contract, and that there was an intentional breach.  There must have been acts performed that interfere with current or future business.  The attorney will also determine damages in relation to the breach.  In most cases, the situation can be resolved through negotiation prior to the case getting to court.  If not resolved, the case will proceed to court.