What is Interference With Contract?
In all forms of competition, there is some level of interference with another business' contracts or relationships- after all, you are competing for business.
The law recognizes, however, that one can go too far with this. If someone interferes with your contracts or your prospective business relationships with an improper motive or for an improper means, you may have a legal claim against them if you can prove it.
"Improper motive" means something other than just competition or seeking economic advantage- it usually involves spite, malice, or an attempt to gain leverage in an unrelated negotiation or transaction.
"Improper means" usually involves something that is otherwise unlawful (beyond the interference itself). Examples include breach of an agreement, inducing someone else to breach a contract, misrepresentations, or other legal wrongs.
Learn more here about interference with contracts in Massachusetts.
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