If you were working on a business deal with someone, but did not yet have a contract, and a third party caused your deal to fall through, you may have a good claim for something called interference with prospective advantage. Interference with prospective advantage is an important "business tort" that businessmen and average folk alike can use to recover their business losses when a third party ruins a perfectly good future business deal that is not yet written up in a contract.
Winning on this claim is tough, but not impossible. The likelihood of winning on such a claim depends on the specific facts of your situation. Assuming you can show the following facts, you might have a good chance of winning:
Looking over the list above, you should be able to get some sense of whether you have a case for interference with prospective advantage. Nonetheless, it will be important to talk to a business attorney. An attorney will determine how strong your case is and whether it is worth your time and money to pursue the person who has interfered with your business dealings.
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