If you had a contract with someone and a third-party caused some type of breach of the contract, you may be able to sue the third-party for “interference with economic advantage.” This basically means that the third-party did something to mess up your contract, which caused you to lose money or suffer some other type of economic damage.
This claim can be hard to prove. A court will look at the specific facts of your case and determine if it meets the elements to show a cause of action for interference with economic advantage. If you end up winning your case, there are a few remedies that may be available.
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While this type of tort may slightly differ between the states, you generally have to allege and ultimately prove the following elements for interference with economic advantage:
If you win a case of interference with economic advantage, the following tort remedies may be available:
Since these cases can be very difficult to prove and the law varies from state to state, it would be beneficial to contact an attorney. A local business attorney can evaluate your case and determine whether you may have a case for interference with economic advantage or any other cause of action. If the attorney thinks you have a shot, they can help represent you in court.
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