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Law and Business
LAW 122
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Chapter 5Conspiracy Usually occurs when two or more defendants agree to act together with the primary purpose of causing a financial loss to the plaintiff It is hard to prove 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 resultIntimidation Concerned with unethical business practicesOccurs when the plaintiff suffers a loss as a result of the defendants threat to commit an unlawful act against either the plaintiff or a third party Two party Intimidation Occurs when the defendant directly coerces the plaintiff into suffering a lossThreeparty Intimidation Occurs when the defendant coerces a third party into acting in a way that hurts the plaintiffWhether intimidation involves two or three parties the basic rules remain the same1The plaintiff must prove that the defendant threatened to commit an unlawful act2The tort does not occur unless the threatened party gave in to the intimidation3As long as the other elements of the tort are established there is no need to prove that the defendant intended to hurt the plaintiffInterference with contractual relations Occurs when the defendant disrupts a contract that exists between the plaintiff and a third party Direct inducement to breach of contract Occurs when the defendant directly persuades a third party to break its c
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