Francis Hospitality Inc. v. Read Properties LLC (P)

Contrary to the circuit court’s ruling, the appellants were not liable for tortiously interfering with their own contract, which served as the predicate unlawful act for statutory business conspiracy. An action for tortious interference with a contract or business expectancy isn’t viable against parties to the contract, but lies only against those outside the contractual relationship, i.e. strangers to the contract or business expectancy.

Reversed and final judgment for the defendants.

Francis Hospitality Inc. v. Read Properties LLC (P), No. 170894, Nov. 21, 2018. SCV (McClanahan) from Lynchburg (Cook).


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