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Can a person be held liable for interfering with a subsisting contract?

The simple answer to this question is yes. A civil wrong can be committed if, without lawful justification, a person intentionally interferes with a contract between two other persons by persuading one of the persons to the contract to break the contract. A tort (a civil wrong) is also committed under this heading if a person (not a party to the contract) by some unlawful act directly or indirectly prevents a party to the contract from performing his duties under the contract. More…