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Business Tort Immunity Defense

The law of business torts in Virginia like interference with a contract has changed as of July 1, 2017.  This touches on Amendment 1 of the constitution, and provides that Virginian’s are immune from certain business torts under Virginia law if they are discussing “matters of public concern”

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Business Interference

In general, tortious interference with an existing contract not terminable at will requires four elements. 1) A valid contractual relationship; 2) knowledge of the relationship by the interferer; 3) intentional interference; and 4) damage to the relationship.

A terminable at will contract requires the additional element of “improper methods.”  Duggin v.

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