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3.15-1  Tortious Interference - General

Revised to January 1, 2008

The plaintiff has claimed that the defendant tortiously interfered with its existing contract with <name of contracting party> [and/or with its business expectancy] to <identify subject matter of contract>.  First, the plaintiff must prove that it had an existing contract with <name of contracting party> [or that it had a business expectancy].  Second, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant knew of that contract [or business expectancy].  Third, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant tortiously interfered with that contract [or business expectancy].  Finally, the plaintiff must prove it suffered an actual loss as a result of the defendant's alleged tortious interference.  I will explain each of these four elements for you.

Authority

Collins v. Anthem Health Plans, Inc., 275 Conn. 309, 334 (2005); Hi-Ho Tower, Inc. v. Com-Tronics, Inc., 255 Conn. 20, 32-33 (2000); Blake v. Levy, 191 Conn. 257, 261-62 (1983); Holler v. Buckley Broad. Corp., 47 Conn. App. 764, 769 (1998); Hart, Ninlinger & Campbell Associates, Inc.v. Rogers, 16 Conn. App. 619, 629 (1988).
 


 

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