Boundaries of Tortious Interference with a Contract

33 Pages Posted: 28 Aug 2014

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Eric Palfreyman

Southern Methodist University - Dedman School of Law

Date Written: August 26, 2014

Abstract

This paper examines the issues around the legal doctrines of “Tortious Interference with an Existing Contract” and “Tortious Interference with a Pending Contract”. Particular emphasis is placed on the dissent in the famous case of Lumley v. Gye, where the dissent has been neglected by scholars. The dissent presents the issues around this doctrine that plague the law to this day and help explain the complexities around these doctrines. The paper also examines the position of Texas law around these two doctrines as defined by the Texas State Supreme Court.

Keywords: Tortious Interference with a contract, contract, tortious interference, Lumley v. Gye

Suggested Citation

Palfreyman, Eric, Boundaries of Tortious Interference with a Contract (August 26, 2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2487668 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2487668

Eric Palfreyman (Contact Author)

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Dallas, TX 75275
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