Conroe Business Attorney on Contract Interference
Tortious interference refers to an intentional damaging of contractual or business relationships. Such cases can be very challenging to litigate; therefore it is important to have a strong and experienced Conroe business attorney in your corner if your company has been thusly damaged.
Two Types of Tortious Interference
A tort is, simply put, a civil claim for a matter in which damage or injury resulted. Tortious interference, then, occurs when either a business relationship or contractual matter is interfered with. A Conroe business attorney deals with two kinds of tortious interference cases in his legal practice.
Interference with a Business Relationship:
This type of tortious interference occurs when a third party acts in such a way as to cause another to violate a business relationship with a third. Generally some type of unfair business practice is involved.
To prove this form of interference the following must be established:
- The defendant acted without authority
- A business relationship existed between the two parties
- The defendant knew about the relationship interfered with
- The defendant coerced one party to act in a way that ended or damaged the relationship
In order for this type of tortious interference to be fought successfully by your Conroe business attorney, there must be a clear and intentional act by a third party to cause one of those bound by a contract to breach it or make a false claim.
A proof of contract interference must establish:
- A valid contract existed
- The third party (defendant) knew of the contract
- The third party convinced another to breach the contract
- The breach occurred
- Financial harm to the plaintiff resulted
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