What is the history of intentional economic tort?

New Brunswick, Canada


The following excerpt is from SAR Petroleum et al. v. Peace Hills Trust Company, 2010 NBCA 22 (CanLII):

There is also an English decision which has much to offer with respect to the genealogy and physiology of the intentional economic torts: OBG Limited v. Allan, [2007] U.K.H.L. 21. This case has been cited with approval in Canada. For purposes of deciding this appeal, the decision is significant because it offers an acute insight into the most problematic aspects of the tort of inducing breach of contract: a meaningful explanation of the pivotal requirement to establish an “intention” to induce the breach. As will be seen, the cornerstone of this appeal is cemented to this essential element.

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