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Business torts: Tortious interference can harm companies

On Behalf of | Aug 6, 2018 | Business Torts

Running a business involves a lot of time, hard work and strategy. In order to reach a specific goal, Florida business owners may put a considerable amount of effort into one aspect. After nearing the end of an important deal, they may find themselves shocked to learn that the other party has backed out or maybe another party has suddenly broken a contract. While this may legitimately happen in some cases, others may involve business torts.

In particular, tortious interference could cause substantial problems for a company. This particular act generally involves a person or business interfering with a business relationship involving another company. For example, a business may have a contract with an outside party, but a person or second business may intentionally coerce or entice that outside party into breaking the contract. As a result, the first business can face considerable hardships.

This type of situation must also involve a deceitful motive. If a person or business’s actions results in a contract break but there was no motive to harm another business, it may not constitute tortious interference. If that motive is present, the negatively affected business may have reason to move forward with a lawsuit to pursue damages.

Business torts can be immensely complicated, and business owners undoubtedly want problems cleared up as soon as possible. In some cases, it may be necessary to take legal action. If Florida business owners are facing such issues, they may wish to consult with their legal counsel regarding their best courses of action and what steps may help them best preserve the interests of their businesses.