Tag Archives: Economic torts

Directors held liable for inducing breach of contract and unlawful means conspiracy where they placed company into liquidation to avoid outstanding debt

The Technology and Construction Court has upheld economic tort claims against two directors of a limited liability company who placed the company into liquidation in order to avoid the company having to pay its outstanding debts to a building contractor. … Continue reading

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Supreme Court finds contempt of court constitutes unlawful means for the tort of conspiracy

The Supreme Court has held that contempt of court can constitute unlawful means for the purpose of the tort of conspiracy: JSC BTA Bank v Khrapunov [2018] UKSC 19. The decision is significant as it confirms that third parties may … Continue reading

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Court of Appeal gives further guidance on how jurisdiction rules apply in economic tort claim

The Court of Appeal has held that the place of the event giving rise to damage in a claim alleging conspiracy to injure by unlawful means is where the conspiracy was hatched. As the claimant bank had far the better … Continue reading

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Court of Appeal considers where harmful event occurred for the purpose of jurisdiction in economic tort claim

In a claim alleging conspiracy and unlawful interference in the claimant’s business by cutting off supplies, the Court of Appeal has held that the harmful event occurred where the goods should have been delivered to packaging agents. As this was … Continue reading

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Court of Appeal strikes out aspects of cartel claims based on economic torts

In the latest step in the long-running Air Cargo cartel damages saga, the Court of Appeal has struck out a large portion of the claimants’ case brought on the basis of economic torts, amounting to around 60% of the claims. … Continue reading

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House of Lords overhaul economic torts

The decision of the House of Lords handed down earlier this month has made headlines in the mainstream as well as the legal press. For the mainstream press, the interest in the decision lay in the continuing saga arising out … Continue reading

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