Missouri Tortious Interference
In Missouri, the tort of tortious interference of a business or employment expectancy must be proven by showing “(a) a valid business or employment expectancy, (b) Defendants’ knowledge of the relationship giving rise to the expectancy, (c) loss of that expectancy as a direct result of Defendants’ intentional interference, (d) an absence of justification for the Defendants’ actions, and (e) damages sustained by the Plaintiff as a result.” Nazeri v. Missouri Valley College, 860 S. W.2d 303, 316 (Mo Banc 1993).
There has to be a true expectation of business, and cannot just be a mere hopeful business relationship or transaction. This type of case can be extremely complex and in certain circumstances hard to prove. Hiring an experienced attorney that knows what to look for in proving a case of tortious interference will give you the best advantage if having to take the case to trial.
Contact Howard Haake at (314) 325-9868 or (636) 332-5555 for more information on filing your tortious interference claim.