Interference with an existing contractual relation occurs when an outside party interferes with an existing contractual agreement between two other parties. As a result of this interference, one or all of the following happens:
Although the law involving interference with a contractual relationship is still developing, there are some consistent factors to this claim:
Generally, any type of contract may be subject to interference, with the exception of marriage contracts. Some frequent types of situations often involve:
There is no technical requirement as to the kind of conduct that may result in interference with the performance of a contract. The interference may be through conduct or by persuasion through a simple request. Other authorities have held that interference may consist of physical or economic harm.
Inducement to breach a contract and interference with contract claims are very complicated and can involve a variety of different factors. Contract law differs in each state, and an experienced attorney would help you to complete any requirements and procedures in a timely manner before filing deadlines.
Last Modified: 08-02-2012 11:19 AM PDTLaw Library Disclaimer
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