TMB Attorney V. John Ella will co-present a national webinar entitled, “Tortious Interference with Contracts, Business Relations, and Economic Advantage: Proving and Defending Claims” on Thursday, November 4, 2021 at noon Central Time for Strafford Publications, Inc. His co-host is Stephen D. Riden of the Beck Reed Riden firm in Boston Massachusetts.
This CLE course will examine proving and defending tortious interference with contract, tortious interference with business relations, and tortious interference with economic advantage. These claims arise when a person intentionally disrupts a formal agreement between two parties or when a third party takes unlawful action against the plaintiff’s business to deliberately drive business away or cause another party to not enter into a business relationship with the plaintiff.
The presentation will cover the following topics:
- Establishing the various tortious interference claims
- Affirmative defenses to tortious interference claims
- Damages and other remedies, including preliminary injunctive relief
- Factors courts consider in deciding cases
- Interplay with the competition, employment, and defamation claims
We will also review these and other key issues:
- What must plaintiffs prove to establish a tortious interference claim?
- What are the potential defenses to defeat tortious interference claims?
- Can preliminary injunctive relief be obtained for tortious interference?
- What economic damages are available to prevailing plaintiffs in tortious interference cases?
- How do tortious interference claims overlap with related employment, unfair competition, and defamation claims?
V. John Ella has also recently presented two Continuing Legal Education Seminars for Minnesota CLE’s Employment A to Z Webcast Series. On October 13, 2021 he presented a webinar on “How to Comply with Drug and Alcohol Testing Laws” and on October 21, 2021 he presented a webinar on “Drafting Employment Agreements.” Both presentations will be available to watch on demand at the Minnesota CLE website.