1 Elements and Case Citations
To prevail on a claim for tortious interference with business relations in New York, a party must prove
- that it had a business relationship with an identified third party;
- that the defendant knew of that relationship and intentionally interfered with it;
- that the defendant acted solely out of malice or used improper or illegal means that amounted to a crime or independent tort; and
- that the defendant’s interference caused injury to the relationship with the third party.
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