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tortious

adjective Referring to an action that inflicts a civil wrong. Cf Tortuous.
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"We are well aware that other jurisdictions have created exceptions, 'either by legislative enactment or judicial opinion,' to this strict rule granting immunity for tortious acts of coemployees," Indeglia said, quoting the Supreme Court's 1989 Lopes v.
"The remaining counts, with the exception of the tortious interference claim, all require Eichenholz to prove that he suffered an adverse employment action.
close sibling of a claim known as tortious interference with contract or
"The 'tortious interference' claim was the heart of their case," Abernathy said.
A third party that induces buyers to violate their contracts can be sued for tortious interference or unfair competition, but these types of claims are difficult to win.
Accordingly, the legal basis for claiming compensation, if any, can only be based on tortious liability.
For example, tortious interference with contractual relations or business relations may be an appropriate remedy to consider.
The Court this time concluded that secondary picketing is generally lawful except where it involves tortious or criminal conduct.
The types of contract claims that you may want to look over to base a lawsuit if such business information is taken include conversion, breach of duty of loyalty, tortious interference with a contractual relationship, tortious interference with business expectancy, unfair competition, and breach of fiduciary duty.
He focuses his practice on business tort litigation including cases involving unfair and deceptive trade practices, securities fraud, intellectual property disputes, unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract and tortious interference with contract.
Because any competition in business could be said to, by its very nature, impair a competitor's ability to conduct business with others, courts have placed limitations on the types of conduct that cross the line from mere competition to tortious interference.
Offenburger, for his part, accused Morgan Stanley of breach of contract, fraudulent or negligent presentations, defamation and tortious interference with business relations, in a counterclaim filed in April 2013.