Although we live in a free country where healthy competition is encouraged and rewarded, there are limits.
"Tortious interference" is a term that describes a certain type of unlawful competition. Tortious interference occurs when one person wrongfully induces another to breach a valid contract with a third party. In such a case the third party may have a "tortious interference" lawsuit against the first party.
Client lists may be protected as a "trade secrets" if the list meets certain requirements of "trade secret" law. Click here to find out what qualifies as trade secrets.
If you want more information on the law regarding stealing clients or client lists, contact us.