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LAW 122
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Chapter 5Miscellaneous torts affecting business ConspiracyTort of conspiracy usually occurs when 2 or more defendant agree to act together with the primary purpose of causing the plaintiff to suffer a financial lossIt is hard to prove o Ex on pg 102If the defendants actions were lawful then conspiracy is difficult to establish cuz the court will require proof that the defendants primary purpose was to hurt the plaintiffSituation is different if defendants conspired to perform an unlawful act then the court will only require proof that the defendants should have known that their actions might hurt the plaintiff IntimidationTort of intimidation occurs 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 o It is concerned with unethical business practicesIt has 2 branches shown in fig 51 on pg 103 o 2party intimidation It occurs when the defendant directly forces the plaintiff into suffering a lossEx on pg 103 o 3party intimidationIt occurs when the defendant forces a third party into acting in a way that hurts the plaintiff Ex on pg 103Basic rules of intimidation r o First plaintiff must prove that the defendant threatened to commit an unlawful act such as crime tort breach of contract o Second tort does not occur unless the threatened party gave in to the intimidation ex on pg 104 o Third as long as the other parts of the tort r established there is no need to prove that the defendant intended to hurt the plaintiffex on pg 104 Interference with contractual relations1 of the best ways to gain an advantage over a competitor in business world is to hire their best workers or prevent them from performing their jobsTort of interference with contractual relations occurs when the defendant disrupts a contract that exists btwn the plaintiffa third party
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