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Delaware Superior Court Recognizes New Tort Theory

Posted In Business Torts

Allen Family Foods Inc. v. Capital Carbonic Corporation , C.A. N10C-10-313 JRS CCLD (March 31, 2011)

In this decision the Delaware Superior Court declined to follow federal precedent and adopted the liability theory of the Restatement (Second) of Torts Section 766A. Under that Section, a claim is permitted for interfering with a plaintiff's contract rights with a third party even when the contract is not broken.  This is different from a more typical interference claim where the third party refuses to perform because of some wrongful act.

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