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Overview of tortious interference in business relationships

On Behalf of | Jul 18, 2019 | Business Litigation

In an ever-moving and ever-changing business world, it can be hard for a Las Vegas entity to establish itself and demonstrate the unique services or goods that it has to offer. In order to do better than one’s competitors, a party may need to weather storms that crush others and develop innovative plans to pull away from the rest of the pack. It can also mean seizing on opportunities before others have a chance to do so.

While business owners must work hard to keep their companies relevant and thriving, they may not break the law in order to get ahead. When individuals wrongfully tamper with the relationships, contracts and other ties that bind businesses to their vendors, partners and customers, they may commit tortious interference in the business context.

Tortious interference is a business tort that is comprised of several elements. First, a party that pleads that another tortuously interfered with their business must have had an established business connection with a third party before the interference was alleged to have happened. Next, the aggrieved party must be able to show that the interfering party intended to disrupt or interfere with that business connection. Third, the pleading party must be able to demonstrate that actual interference occurred.

Intent, motivation, interference, losses and a myriad of other factors may become relevant when a harmed business entity pleads tortious interference. Cases of business litigation that involve business torts can be complex and may involve significant fact-finding, negotiations and review. When exploring this multifaceted legal realm, it can be of benefit for aggrieved parties to get more information about business law options.

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