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Interfering in a Contractual or Business Relationship
Interfering with a contract is wrongful interference or meddling in a business relationship. A line must be drawn in the sand so that no one may intentionally intermeddle with the business affairs of others. The key is intention, as situations may arise which are inadvertent or "accidental." An example of contract interference might be a deliberate attempt to get employees to leave their present employment and migrate to a competitor, or even to a non-competing firm that desires their skill sets. It also means to "impress" employees to leave their current employment in an act of " wrongful interference" and work with someone else, which can be unlawful.
Interference with a contract becomes more complicated when the objective is not so much to obtain the workers, but to cause harm to the company they worked for. A more malicious instance of contract interference may have as its endpoint, an intention to cripple or destroy the former employer, which is oftentimes a competitor. Another aspect of contract interference is when unlawful inducement also involves untruthful means, or when employees are seduced to commit wrongs against their employer, such as disclosing proprietary information.
If you have questions about contract interference or believe another individual or company has wrongfully interfered in your business, contact an Austin business attorney at once for reliable legal advice.
Austin Contract Interference Lawyer
Interference with a contract involves several different factors, including
- Two or more parties having a contractual or business relationship
- Another person (third party) knowing about the relationship
- The intention of the third party to damage the relationship
- The third party damaging the relationship
Business law attorney, D. Scott Heselmeyer, PC, is well-versed in contract interference law. He can provide the competent legal counsel you will need in a case involving wrongful interference with your business or contractual relationships.
Contact an Austin contract interference attorney to have your case reviewed and to discuss you legal options if someone has wrongfully interfered with your business or contractual relationships.