(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
Another economic tort
, deceit, is also sometimes referred to as fraud or a fraudulent misrepresentation and is closely tied to contract cases.
In addition to the economic and business torts that most advanced tort casebooks discuss, they also consider such areas as trespass and nuisance, economic torts
, product liability, insurance, tort reform and non-tort compensation systems, intentional infliction of emotional distress, defamation, privacy, misuse of legal process, and constitutional torts.
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.
Posner, Common-Law Economic Torts
: An Economic and Legal Analysis, 48 ARIZ.
(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.
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 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
. Cases are drawn from the United States, England, Canada, Australia and other common law legal systems.