Tortious Interference with Contracts and Business Relations: Proving and defending claims (2024 Edition)

Stephen Riden
Stephen Riden | Beck Reed Riden LLP

His practice is in commercial litigation, and he represents corporate and individual clients in a wide array of commercial disputes across the country, and his primary focus is litigating trade secrets and restrictive covenants matters.

Live Video-Broadcast: March 13, 2024

Tortious Interference with Contracts and Business Relations: Proving and defending claims (2024 Edition)

$195.00 2 hour CLE

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Program Summary

Commercial relationships and contracts are both susceptible to interference by others. Former employees and competitors sometimes resort to improper tactics to gain an unfair advantage. Business litigators need to be aware of the variety of fact patterns that can support a claim for tortious interference. This versatile tort is an essential tool to address a wide range of commercial misconduct and unfair competition.

These claims are used in a variety of industries, and the presentation will address real-world application of this tort in the following areas:

  • Real Estate Industry: How tortious interference claims come into play in real estate transactions, including case studies and real-world examples.
  • Tech Sector: Examining tortious interference in the dynamic realm of technology and innovation.
  • Employment Disputes: Addressing the application of tortious interference claims in employment-related conflicts.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • What must plaintiffs prove to establish a tortious interference claim?
  • What are the potential defenses to defeat tortious interference claims?
  • What damages are available to prevailing plaintiffs in tortious interference cases?
  • How do tortious interference claims overlap with related employment, unfair competition, and defamation claims?

Date / Time: March 13, 2024

  • 2:00 pm – 4:10 pm Eastern
  • 1:00 pm – 3:10 pm Central
  • 12:00 pm – 2:10 pm Mountain
  • 11:00 am – 1:10 pm Pacific

Closed-captioning available

Speakers

Stephen Riden_Beck Reed Riden LLP_FedBarStephen Riden, founding partner| Beck Reed Riden LLP

His practice is in commercial litigation, and he represents corporate and individual clients in a wide array of commercial disputes across the country, and his primary focus is litigating trade secrets and restrictive covenants matters. Over the past year, he has worked on myriad actions in state and federal courts involving trade secret issues, including representing several key witnesses in a jury trial that resulted in an award of more than $2 billion in damages for trade secret misappropriation.

Steve was the 2020 President of the Board of Directors for the Boston College Law School Alumni Association. He is an editorial board member of the Federal Bar Association. He is also an editorial board member of the Boston Bar Journal, following serving a two-year term as its chair, and a one-year term as its co-chair. Previously, Steve was the Co-Chair of the Boston Bar Association’s Business and Commercial Litigation Section.

Agenda

I. What must plaintiffs prove to establish a tortious interference claim? |2:00pm – 2:30pm

II. What are the potential defenses to defeat tortious interference claims? |2:30pm – 3:00pm

Break |3:00pm – 3:10pm

III. What damages are available to prevailing plaintiffs in tortious interference cases? |3:10pm – 3:40pm

IV. How do tortious interference claims overlap with related employment, unfair competition, and defamation claims? |3:40pm – 4:10pm