You are legally entitled to run your business free from any interference from a third party. Laws are in place to ensure of that, seeking to protect the economic, intellectual, and creative investments made by businesses. If a third party intentionally acts to cause one party in a business relation to violate business relations with the other, they are in violation of unfair competition laws, and you may have a claim against them for tortious interference with a business relationship. If you feel as though your business with another party has been interfered with due to the unlawful actions of another, you may be entitled to recover for losses incurred. In general, business relations may be based on a contract, but more often than not, many business relationships are formed on oral agreement or on a history of prior dealings between the parties. Therefore, whether or not you have entered into a formal contract with another prior to their violating their business relations with you may be immaterial.
There are many remedies available for parties who have been subject to interference with their business relations. The non-breaching party may be entitled to recover economic losses that would have been gained through the contract or business relation. Punitive damages can sometimes be recovered if the interfering party acted with malicious or criminal intent. Do not allow others to unlawfully interfere with your business relations. Contact the Trembly Law Firm today to discuss your legal remedies.