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The Law on Tort and Tortious Interference
When you depend on business contracts, the last thing you want is for the signee to breach the contract, especially a non-competition contract. Perhaps a state, county, or local official is out of control and abusing his power by interfering with your economic advantage or business contracts. If so, you are going to need a business attorney to help you understand the law of tort and guide you to a positive outcome.
Tortious interference is when a party outside of a contract or business relationship can interfere with your economic advantage or business contracts in a ‘wrongful’ manner. The law provides recourse through a claim for tortious interference with contract or economic advantage.
Types of Tortious Interference
There are two main types of tortious interference. The first is with contracts in business. If you have a non-competition business contract with a party, and a competitor of yours starts trying to recruit them, then that competitor might have committed tortious interference of your business contract. This can be very difficult to prove, but if you and your business attorney succeed, you will have severely damaged the defendant’s position.
The second type of tortious interference is when a government official makes up rules or falsifies documents in order to harm your business. It might sound farfetched, but it does happen and it significantly harms legitimate businesses. If you think your business has been jeopardized in this way, you should contact our corporate attorneys in Seattle as soon as possible.
An Accusation of Tortious Interference
If you are on the wrong end of a tortious interference case, you need to take it seriously. It is one of the most severely punished of all the civil law fields, and if the plaintiff wins, you will face stiff penalties. You would be wise to call a business lawyer as soon as you can to talk about a defense. Losing a tortious interference case could bankrupt your business or lead to impeachment. If you are on either side of a tortious interference case, or would like to learn whether or not you have a case, call our business litigation lawyers to set up an appointment. Our Portland and Seattle business attorneys are ready and waiting to protect your interests.Previous Page