ACC 110 Chapter Notes - Chapter 5: Judicial Restraint, Precedent, Case Citation
Usually occurs when two or more defendants agree to act together with the primary purpose of causing a financial loss to the plaintiff. Rules are different if the defendants" injured the plaintiff by conspiring to perform an unlawful act. In that situation, the court does not have to be satisfied that the defendants" primary purpose was to hurt the plaintiff. It is enough if the defendants should have known that their actions might have that result. Occurs when the plaintiff suffers a loss as a result of the defendant"s threat to commit an unlawful act against either the plaintiff or a third party. Plaintiff must prove threat to break duty in tort, contract, or crime. Occurs when the defendant directly coerces the plaintiff into suffering a loss. Occurs when the defendant coerces a third party into acting in a way that hurts the plaintiff. Occurs when the defendant disrupts a contract that exists between the plaintiff and a third party.