It may seem hard to believe, but we are now less than two months away from the start of college football. Indeed, most people here in Tennessee have already circled September 4 on their calendars, as it marks the first game of the 2017 season for the Volunteers, who will take on Georgia Tech in newly opened Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Over the last several months, our blog has dedicated considerable time to breaking down the economic tort of tortious interference in a bid to help business owners better understand their options when they suspect -- or are accused of causing -- interference with existing relationships or contracts.
In a series of posts, we've spent some time examining the economic tort of tortious interference, which involves allegations that one business owner somehow interfered with the existing relationships or contracts of another business owner with the intent of causing them economic harm.
Last time, we discussed how even though business owners of all sizes need to do everything in their power to remain ahead of their rivals, they must ensure that their actions remain strictly above board. Indeed, we discussed how the failure to do so could result in a lawsuit alleging tortious interference.
As a business owner, you need to do everything in your power to ensure continued success from keeping operating costs low and raising capital to making the necessary investments in your workforce and managing government regulations.
Earlier this month, our blog began discussing how commercial litigation is a somewhat nebulous term, encompassing far more than just contract disputes and shareholder disagreements. Indeed, we indicated that it frequently revolved around other legal issues that people typically don't associate with the business world, such as eminent domain.
When most people hear the term commercial litigation, their thoughts immediately turn to complex court cases concerning everything from contract disputes and shareholder disagreements to valuation issues and even antitrust violations.