Tort of Intentional Interference with Prospective Economic Advantage Law and Legal Definition

Tort of intentional interference with prospective economic advantage protects the relationship of trust and confidence between two persons as regards a third person.

The elements of that tort of are:

1) An economic relationship between themselves and another person,

2) A potential future benefit arising out of the relation,

3) That defendant knew of the relationship,

4) Action or intent to commit acts designed to disrupt the relationship, and

5) Damages caused by the defendant’s acts. [Buckaloo v. Johnson, 14 Cal. 3d 815, 827 (Cal. 1975)]