Business Interference:

For any business to effectively compete, it should first establish a strong relationship with its employees, suppliers and customers.  To do this, some businesses execute a formal written contract to memorialize the terms of their relationship while other business relations are based on oral agreements. Contractual relationships outline expectations of mutual performance so that the parties involved will perform their obligations under the contract’s terms.

Protection of these relationships from outside interference facilitates performance and helps stabilize commercial undertakings. Interference with contractual relations upsets expectations, destabilizes commercial affairs and increases the costs of doing business by involving competitors in petty squabbles or litigation.

Virtually any contract, whether written or oral, qualifies for protection from unreasonable interference. If your company has experienced such interference, you should consult with a competent and experienced attorney to assist you.

If you have any questions about business interference, please contact Mr. Gourde at (949) 825-6525.


Thomas L. Gourde, Partner - Ray & Gourde, LLP
111 Pacifica, Suite 120 - Irvine, CA 92618
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