Utah Tortious interference with prospective economic relations

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The elements of the tort of interference with potential economic relations are:

  1. Defendant intentionally interfered with potential economic relations
  2. for an improper purpose (predominant purpose was to injure the plaintiff—can be outweighed by legitimate long-range interest in further one’s own economic condition) or by improper means (violence, threats or other intimidation, deceit or misrepresentation, disparaging falsehood)
  3. causing injury to plaintiff

St. Benedict's Dev. v. St. Benedict's Hosp., 811 P. 2d 194 (Utah 1991)

SEE ALSO this page Utah Tortious interference with economic relations