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I was issued a tortious interference letter in regards to

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I was issued a tortious interference letter in regards ***** ***** items and reselling them. Is their claims legitimate and should we take the threat seriously?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  Ely replied 5 months ago.

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Can you upload the letter, and, tell me if what the letter is stating is 100% true?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Letter has been uploaded. We were unaware of the contracts the manufacture had with authorized dealers.
Expert:  Ely replied 5 months ago.

One second while I review, please.

Expert:  Ely replied 5 months ago.

Thank you. I would take this letter seriously. This company is known to protect its rights very much, and they may pursue legal action.

Tortious interference, also known as intentional interference with contractual relations, in the common law of torts, occurs when one person intentionally damages someone else's contractual or business relationships with a third party causing economic harm.

By not being a reseller, one is interfering with their contract with actual authorized resellers, and may be sued.

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
What economic harm am I causing with the parties. If I'm purchasing the product from an authorized dealer at asking price and have no special agreements or pricing with the dealer I see no different from being the end user.
Expert:  Ely replied 5 months ago.

Well - that is up to the Judge or Jury. You may very well win the case if they sue. However, the point is that they have enough to attempt to sue. If you feel about $20,000 in legal fees is a risk you are wiling to take to defend yourself, then you may call their bluff. But the point is, unauthorized retailers may be liable under such cases. I am sorry.

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