Relationship-building can take years, as can the development of your most important trade secrets for that matter, while the destruction of these elements of your business can occur in an instant. There are certain key elements that must be demonstrated for Tortious Interference with an Advantageous Business Relationship or Economic Relationship. Generally, you must be able to show the existence of an advantageous business or economic relationship or potential relationship, that the tortfeasor had knowledge of. The tortfeasor intentionally and without justification disrupted the business or economic relationship or possible relationship between your business and another client or company, such as a vendor. Finally, the tortfeasor’s actions in causing the breach or disruption must have resulted in damage to your business. Usually, the tortfeasor’s tortious interference must be intentional rather than negligent, in order for you to collect damages and must include some sort of wrongful act and/or improper use or access of confidential information in which a tortfeasor uses to interfere with your clients or beneficial relationships.
As with all litigation, it is essential that you first consult with an experienced attorney to ensure you have cause and enough evidence to pursue your case.