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,  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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