Tortious Interference with Contractual Relations Law and Legal Definition

Tortious interference with contractual relations is known by different other names. Tortious interference with contractual relations is also termed as unlawful interference with contractual relations, interference with a contractual relationship, interference with contract, inducement of breach of contract, or procurement of breach of contract. Tortious interference refers to a third party’s intentional interference or inducement of a contracting party to break a contract. Such inducement thereby causes damage to the relationship between the contracting parties. In tortious interference a tortfeasor convinces a party to breach the contract against one of the contracting parties, or the tortfeasor disrupts the ability of one of the contracting parties. As a result the promised performance is affected and ultimately results in breach of contract.