A Firm Litigating Wrongful Interference Claims On Behalf Of Businesses

The attorneys at Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel LLP can help you pursue a cause of action for intentional or negligent interference with contractual relationships or business relationships. This occurs when a person intentionally or negligently damages another person’s contractual or other business relationships.

Is It Fair Competition Or Interference?

It is a privilege to compete for business. Under the privilege of free competition, a competitor is free to divert business to himself as long as fair and reasonable means are used. Typical marketing efforts or ordinary and recognized steps taken to obtain a client will not result in a valid cause of action or interference with contract or business relationship. Instead, a person claiming a wrongful interference must present facts indicating that the interference is wrongful and is outside the realm of legitimate business transactions.

A person may be held liable for interference with a contract or business relationship if that person engages in unlawful or wrongful means. “Wrongful” in this context could include:

  • Violations of federal or state law
  • Unethical business practices
  • Violence
  • Fraud or misrepresentation
  • Unfounded litigation
  • Defamation
  • Trade libel or trademark infringement
  • Intimidation or coercion
  • Obstruction of a rival or his servants or workmen

Our business litigation attorneys have considerable knowledge and experience litigating and prevailing in these cases.

Contact Us To Discuss Your Legal Options

Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel LLP has four convenient office locations and serves clients throughout the greater Philadelphia area. To discuss your litigation options with one of our attorneys in an initial consultation, call us at 215-790-0100 or fill out our online contact form.