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In competing in the USA, how can one know (or distinguish)

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In competing for business in the USA, how can one know (or distinguish) the line between competing and tortious interference? Where can I read about this?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  Michael Gonzalez replied 1 year ago.
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Tortious interference happens when one competitor convinces a party having a relationship with another competitor to breach a contract. To prove a claim for tortious interference, the aggrieved party must establish: 1. Existence of a business relationship (usually by contract); 2. Knowledge of the relationship by the defendant; 3. Intentionally interference with that relationship; and 4. Damage as a result of the breach of relationship. Linafelt v. Beverly Enterprises-Florida, 745 So. 2d 386, 389 (Fla. 1st DCA 1999).Good article is found at this