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What Is “tortious” Interference With A Contract?

Tortious interference with a contract occurs when a party improperly disrupts a contractual relationship between other parties.  A business has a claim for tortious interference with contract when it can show: (1) the existence of a valid contract; (2) the defendant’s knowledge of that contract; (3) that the defendant intentionally caused a breach of that contract without justification; and (4) resulting harm.  The first element makes clear that a plaintiff must show an existing  contractual relationship, not a prospective  one.  A separate […]