The Tort Of Interference With Contract: An Argument For Requiring A "Valid Existing Contract" To Restrain The Use Of Tort Law In Circumventing Contract Law Remedies



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Texas Tech Law Review


Discusses tortious interference with contract. It examines the torts basic policy, burden of proof, and the difference from interference with prospective contract. The author states that, “Just as that policy determination defines the elements of the cause of action, the elements of the cause of action should clearly identify the party responsible for satisfying the burdens of pleading and proof. Only then does the law achieve the desired objective of stability and predictability.”



Tort law, Contract law, Tort of interference, Cause of action, Burden of proof, Tortious interference with contract, Tortious interference with prospective contractual relations, Remedies


22 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 123