Are there any cases of economic tort of intentional interference with contractual and business relations?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Peak Innovations Inc. v. Pacific Rim Brackets Ltd., 2009 BCSC 1034 (CanLII):

Claims of economic tort of intentional interference with contractual and business relations were also found to be unsustainable in Lubarevich v. Nurgitz (1996) 1 O.T.C. 260, [1996] O.J. No. 1457 (Ct. J. Gen. Div.). As Lane J. wrote at para. 16: I am further of the view that the claim is a colourable attempt to evade the privilege accorded to solicitors which will be discussed in the next section [dealing with defamation and the application of absolute and qualified privilege]. The public policy imperatives that drive these privileges are as real in the case of other torts as they are for defamation.

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