I was about to get a contract signed, but another company then ‘interfered’; can I sue that other company that caused the contract to not be entered into?

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I was about to get a contract signed, but another company then ‘interfered’; can I sue that other company that caused the contract to not be entered into?

Closely related, is a cause of action based upon tortious interference with prospective relations. Under this theory, there will be shown a reasonable probability that the creditor would have entered into a business relationship with a third person, but the Defendant intentionally interfered with such relationship and such conduct was independently tortious or unlawful, also proximately causing actual damages to Plaintiff. In this situation, often the Plaintiff will establish that it had a business relationship that had not yet been reduced to contract or some continuing business relationship, that was not formalized by a written contract. Defendant need not prove that the contract would have been made ‘but for’ the interference. Coinmatch v. Aspenwood 417 SW3d 909 (Tex. 2013). The Restatement of Torts, gives examples of prospective contracts subject to tortious interference claims such as:

  1. Obtaining employment or employees
  2. The opportunity to buy or sell land or services
  3. Relations leading to potentially profitable contracts
  4. Options to renew or extend contracts

Again, for Texas debt collections lawyers, the creditor will show that the Defendant intentionally interfered with the formation of a relationship, with actual knowledge of the business relationships.

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*The foregoing is not intended to provide specific legal advice, but instead only as a generalized discussion

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