interfering with trade or business

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The tort of deliberately interfering with the trade or business of another person by unlawful means, thereby causing damage to that person. Liability in this tort is wider than in the tort of inducing breach of contract, since it is not necessary to show that an existing contract has been interfered with or broken. The operation of the tort in trade disputes is limited by statute. This tort is now encompassed in that of causing loss by unlawful means.

Subjects: Law.

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