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economic torts

a convenient nomenclature to bring together a number of torts or delicts with an independent line of authority that regulate economic activity. Always included are INTIMIDATION, INDUCING BREACH OF CONTRACT and CONSPIRACY. PASSING OFF and MALICIOUS FALSEHOOD are sometimes considered, and some writers have attempted to rationalize the three core categories into a single tort of wrongful interference in trade or business.
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94) It held that if there is an economic tort of interfering with a person's trade or business interests by unlawful means, then the means will not be relevantly unlawful simply because they were unauthorized or ultra vires.
Finally, standard economic tort analysis cannot prescribe determinate results without making simplifying assumptions more characteristic of moral philosophy than of social science.
balancing already takes place in economic tort cases, "though
Another economic tort, deceit, is also sometimes referred to as fraud or a fraudulent misrepresentation and is closely tied to contract cases.
He discusses the relationship of the theory to positive law; forms of liability that respond to coercion, including battery, trespass to property, trespass in general, and deceit; the economic torts, injurious falsehood, and malicious prosecution; the law of negligence; and defamation, the law and the mind and mental injury, and patient consent.
of California Hastings), Levine, and Bernstein present a textbook for law students on the common law of torts and key topics like intentional torts and privileges, negligence, strict liability, and products liability, as well as damages, joint and several liability, nuisance, economic torts, misuse of legal process, defamation, and privacy.
Simon Deakin & John Randall, Rethinking the Economic Torts, 72 MOD.
He specialises in the conduct of major actions for fraud, breach of fiduciary duties and economic torts, contractual disputes relating to the supply of goods and services and professional negligence claims.
25) See, eg, Hazel Carty, An Analysis of the Economic Torts (2001) 33: 'The tort [of simple conspiracy] could place the courts in a dilemma if it allowed plaintiffs too easily to circumvent the requirements of a defamation action and gain damages for injury to reputation where the basis of the action was that the defendants had conspired to tell the truth'; McGregor, above n 24, 1255.
of Oklahoma College of Law) present the fourth edition of their casebook covering advanced tort law subjects not typically covered in basic first-year tort courses, including defamation, the rights of privacy and publicity, harm to family relationships, wrongful birth, malicious prosecution, abuse of process, interference with common law civil rights, liability for economic loss, interference with contracts, interference with business relations, unfair competition, common law rights to literary and commercial creation and ideas, trade secrets, injurious falsehood, and other economic torts.
Hazel Carty, The Economic Torts and English Law: An Uncertain Future, 95 KY.
In that case, which involved political expression through a consumer boycott, the Charter values approach led to a substantive change in outcome from that dictated by strict application of the economic torts such as inducing breach of contract.