Throughout the country, tortious interference is a common law tort allowing a claim for damages against a defendant who illegally interferes with a plaintiff’s contractual or business relationships.
These claims may be intentional or negligent. An intentional act of tortious interference requires proof that a defendant intended to cause harm to the plaintiff, or was aware that harm was a likely result of their actions. Negligent interference requires a plaintiff to prove a defendant owed them a duty of care and breached the duty, leading to quantifiable damages.
Joe Lyon has experience filing lawsuits and reaching settlements following allegations of breach of duty and breach of contracts.
Business owners who have seen their company damaged by an individual or company can seek compensation.
Contracts law governs a range of business and commercial activity, allowing individuals and established companies to take risks with the knowledge that they have legal recourse in the event of fraud or negligent action.
Breach of contract claims are possible between parties in a binding contract. This does not cover, however, many situations in which someone else interferes in a contractual or economic relationship. Tortious interference, or economic interference, allows recovery of damages for damaging acts that cause financial damage.
Two types of tortious interference include interference with prospective economic advantage (IWPEA), and interference with contractual relations (IWCR). Elements of basic claims can include:
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Business owners should protect themselves and should wait too long to discuss legal disputes with an attorney. It may be natural for some individuals to only confront litigation until a suit is filed. But it benefits business owners to build a case as soon as possible.
Our attorneys represent plaintiffs in a wide range of business law, including the following practice areas:
Below is a summary of the various types of intellectual property laws that are relevant to the permissions process.
Mercantile law is more commonly known as trade law or commercial law—and it describes the body of law that applies to the rights, relations, and conduct of persons and businesses engaged in commerce, merchandising, trade, and sales.
Commercial law focuses on the sale and distribution of goods, whereas business law focuses on the other aspects of business, including mergers and acquisitions, shareholder rights, employment disputes and property issues. Business law is regulated by both Ohio law and federal law. The federal government primarily governs finance, workplace safety and employment issues, though state laws can differ slightly.
Non-compete disputes involve contracts in which former employees agree not to compete with an employer for a specified period of time. Most non-compete lawsuits involve former employees soliciting business from the employer’s customers and not disclosing confidential information.
Properly drafted non-compete contracts are critical for enforceability and adequate protection. Even if litigation cannot be avoided, non-compete agreements in place will help make litigation and settlements easier for all parties.
Business fraud occurs through the omission, deception or misrepresentation of a contract, prospect, investment, project or other business entity. Business fraud litigation can result in monetary damages and irreparable damage to the reputation of a company or brand. Victims of fraud should consult an experienced business law professional. Fraud disputes involve various areas of law and may involve: