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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 refuses to apply a special jurisdiction rule to the tort of inducing breach of a jurisdiction clause

The Supreme Court has refused to craft a special rule for the tort of inducing a breach of contract where the contractual term which has been breached is an exclusive jurisdiction clause. It held that, where proceedings were commenced in … Continue reading

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Court of Appeal finds settlement with contract breaker did not release claims against others who induced the breach

The Court of Appeal has held that a claimant’s previous settlement with a contract breaker did not discharge his claims against the present defendants for inducing the breach of contract: Anthony McGill v Sports & Entertainment Media Group & 8 … Continue reading

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Court of Appeal allows claim for “loss of a chance” damages where claimant failed to establish causation on a balance of probabilities

In a claim for inducing a breach of contract, the Court of Appeal held that a football agent could claim damages for the lost chance of earning commission on a player’s transfer, even though he could not establish that he … Continue reading

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