Virginia Lawyer's Tortious Interference and Conspiracy Claims Dismissed

In a dispute between two Virginia lawyers, a U.S. District Judge has rejected attorney Cynthia Smith's claim that another attorney, Timothy Purcell, interfered with her contract with a client and caused her to suffer nearly $4 million in financial losses. Smith had been representing a Northern...

Tortious Interference, Conspiracy Claims By Virginia Lawyer Dismissed

In a dispute between two Virginia lawyers, a U.S. District Judge has rejected attorney Cynthia Smith's claim that another attorney, Timothy Purcell, interfered with her contract with a client and caused her to suffer nearly $4 million in financial losses. Smith had been representing a Northern...

Virginia Tortious Interference Law More Permissive than Georgia

In Virginia, to state a claim for tortious interference with contractual relationships, a plaintiff generally must allege (1) the existence of a valid contractual relationship or business expectancy; (2) knowledge of the relationship or expectancy on the part of the interferor; (3) intentional interference...

Lawyers Argue Contacting Advertisers Is Tortious Interference

Not everyone was happy when KIBZ 104.1 FM (The Blaze) replaced its rock format with new programming. One unhappy listener tried contacting the radio station to express his displeasure but had trouble reaching a live person. So he took his complaints to the station's advertisers. He succeeded...

Radio Station Lawyers Say Complaints To Advertisers Is Defamation, Tortious Interference

Not everyone was happy when KIBZ 104.1 FM (The Blaze) replaced its rock format with new programming. One unhappy listener tried contacting the radio station to express his displeasure but had trouble reaching a live person. So he took his complaints to the station's advertisers. He succeeded in getting...

No Tortious Interference with Contract Ruling Affirmed by Supreme Court

WaveDivision Holdings LLC v. Highland Capital Management, L.P., et al. , No. 649,2011 (Del. Supr., July 19, 2012). Issue Presented : Whether the Superior Court properly granted summary judgment in favor of defendant note holders and senior lenders on the issue of whether defendants tortiously interfered...

Virginia Right to Nonsuit Unaffected by Federal Court Dismissal

Dr. Adel S. Kebaish filed a defamation case in Fairfax County Circuit Court against INOVA Health Care Services and several doctors alleging defamation , breach of contract , tortious interference , conspiracy , wrongful termination and unjust enrichment. Defendants removed the case to federal court,...