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New Jersey Business Interference Lawsuit Facts

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INTERFERENCE WITH NEW JERSEY BUSINESS CONTRACTS FAQS

WHAT IS A NEW JERSEY UNLAWFUL INTERFERENCE WITH PROSPECTIVE ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE CASE?
The right of a person to pursue a lawful business and to enjoy the fruits and advantages of one’s industry or efforts are rights which New Jersey law protects against unjustified and wrongful interference by another person. Thus, New Jersey law protects a person’s interest in reasonable expectations of economic advantage. In order that a New Jersey plaintiff may recover damages for a wrongful act, such wrongful act must be found to have interfered with a reasonable expectancy of economic advantage or benefit on the part of a New Jersey plaintiff.
Thus, a New Jersey plaintiff must prove the following elements:

• The existence of a reasonable expectation of economic advantage or benefit belonging or accruing to a New Jersey plaintiff;
• That a New Jersey defendant had knowledge of such expectancy of economic advantage;
• That a New Jersey defendant wrongfully and without justification interfered with a New Jersey plaintiff’s expectancy of economic advantage or benefit;
• That in the absence of the wrongful act of a New Jersey defendant it is reasonably probable that a New Jersey plaintiff would have realized his/her economic advantage or benefit (i.e., effected the sale of the property and received a commission); and
• That a New Jersey plaintiff sustained damages as a result thereof.

It is for the New Jersey court to determine, therefore, whether a New Jersey plaintiff has established by a preponderance of the evidence all of the elements outlined above. If the New Jersey court so finds, then the New Jersey court should return a verdict in favor of a New Jersey plaintiff. Otherwise, the New Jersey court should find for a New Jersey defendant.

WHAT IS NEW JERSEY TORTIOUS INTERFERENCE WITH CONTRACTUAL RELATIONS
CASE BETWEEN A NEW JERSEY REAL ESTATE BROKER AND A THIRD PARTY?
New Jersey law protects those in the pursuit of their livelihood. The right to pursue the real estate brokerage business is one of the property rights and interest which New Jersey law protects against New Jersey unlawful interference. A person who unjustifiably interferes with the contract of another is guilty of a wrong. The protection of New Jersey law is not limited only to those con¬tracts already made, but also protects a person’s interest in a reasonable expectation of economic gain. When a party contracts with a New Jersey real estate broker, the New Jersey real estate broker agrees to use his/her knowledge of what property is or can be made available and who is or can be interested in a given parcel, in return for a commission if he/she succeeds in bringing buyer and seller together at terms agreeable to both. In the practical world of New Jersey business dealings, the New Jersey real estate broker trusts that those who accept or seek his/her services will not cheat him/her of the fruit of his/her labors. The mere fact that a contract is unenforceable between the parties affords no justification for the act of a third person who, for his/her own purposes, takes steps which prevent its performance by one of the parties to it, who, although not bound to execute it, is willing and anxious to do so.

HOW DOES A NEW JERSEY REAL ESTATE BROKER PROVE A NEW JERSEY TORTIOUS
INTERFERENCE WITH CONTRACTUAL RELATIONS CASE BETWEEN A NEW JERSEY REAL ESTATE BROKER AND A THIRD PARTY?
In order to show that a New Jersey defendant has interfered with the New Jersey real estate broker’s expectation of economic gain from the successful performance of his/her services as a New Jersey real estate broker, the New Jersey real estate broker must prove several elements of his/her claim:
FIRST: The New Jersey real estate broker must prove the existence of an agreement between himself/herself and the New Jersey seller of the property, under which agreement the New Jersey seller agreed to pay the New Jersey real estate broker a commission. SECOND: The New Jersey real estate broker must prove that a New Jersey defendant had knowledge of the agreement between the New Jersey real estate broker and the New Jersey seller. THIRD: The New Jersey real estate broker must prove that a New Jersey defendant intentionally, and maliciously, that is, with motive to harm and without justification, interfered with the contractual relation existing between the New Jersey real estate broker and the New Jersey seller by inducing, procuring or causing a breach of termination of the agreement or if he/she did not act out of sheer malice, but rather for profit or to enhance his/her financial position, then it must be shown that his/her conduct went beyond or transgressed generally accepted standards of morality; that is, a violation of standards of socially acceptable conduct. FOURTH: The New Jersey real estate broker must also prove it is reasonably probable he/she could have found a purchaser willing and able to buy on the New Jersey seller’s terms as communicated to the New Jersey real estate broker and thus would have received the anticipated economic benefit.

The following are examples of New Jersey tortious interference with contractual relations cases:

• New Jersey tortious interference with contractual relations lawsuit by New Jersey real estate broker against purchaser and others, involving interference with contractual relations and interference with reasonable expectations of economic advantage.
• New Jersey real estate broker had oral listing from seller and recovered damages from purchaser in New Jersey tortious interference with contractual relations lawsuit.

WHAT IS NEW JERSEY UNLAWFUL INTERFERENCE WITH CONTRACTUAL RELATIONS?
Everyone has a right to enjoy the fruits and advantages of his/her own enterprise, industry and skill, free from unjustified and wrongful interference. The New Jersey plaintiff has no right to be protected against fair and legitimate competition. Thus, New Jersey law protects a person in the pursuit of his/her livelihood. True, he/she cannot complain of every disappointment; others too, may further their equal interests, if the means are fair. If the act complained of does not rest upon some legitimate interest, or if there is sharp dealing or over-reaching, or other conduct below the behavior of fair people similarly situated, the ensuing loss to a New Jersey plaintiff should be redressed. Hence one who unjustifiably interferes with the contract (or reasonable expectation of economic advantage) of another has committed a wrongful act. In determining whether a New Jersey defendant committed a wrongful act, the ultimate inquiry is whether defendant unjustifiably interfered with a New Jersey plaintiff’s fair opportunity to conduct his/her legitimate business affairs.

NEED HELP WITH YOUR NEW JERSEY CASE?
Handling your New Jersey case wrong from the beginning may only cost you more money and time in the end!! Do it right the first time by seeking legal advice from a competent New Jersey lawyer!
Let New Jersey law Office of Paul DePetris help you with your New Jersey case. Not all New Jersey cases require you to pay expensive legal fees to get legal help.

WHY SHOULD NEW JERSEY PRO SE PLAINTIFFS AND NEW JERSEY PRO SE DEFENDANTS SEEK HELP FROM A NEW JERSEY LAWYER?
Handling your New Jersey case wrong from the beginning may only cost you more money and time in the end!! Do it right the first time by seeking legal advice from a competent New Jersey lawyer!
Many New Jersey pro se plaintiffs and New Jersey pro se defendants make the mistake of not consulting a New Jersey lawyer before filing New Jersey Court papers only to later learn that the New Jersey pro se plaintiffs and New Jersey pro se defendants made serious mistakes that could cause them to lose their New Jersey case. Let New Jersey law Office of Paul DePetris help you with your New Jersey case.

CAN I RELY ON NEW JERSEY COURT PERSONNEL FOR LEGAL ADVICE?
New Jersey Court employees cannot give you “free” legal advice and a New Jersey Court judge may refuse to let you claim that you were right in taking an action (or in deciding not to take action) because you relied on advice from such employees. Most New Jersey Court employees are not trained New Jersey attorneys and therefore, they may not know what advice to give you. Working at the New Jersey Court as a non-judge is not the same as practicing law.

CAN I RELY ON NEW JERSEY COURT FORMS PROVIDED BY THE NEW JERSEY COURT?
The New Jersey Court usually provides certain types of New Jersey Court legal forms to the public and those forms are often very helpful. However, beware relying on New Jersey Court forms provided by the New Jersey Court – the New Jersey Court forms are often deceptively simple, while New Jersey cases often are much more complex than they first appear to be. There is simply no substitute for a competent New Jersey attorney licensed to practice law in New Jersey who has experience handling New Jersey cases. New Jersey Court forms don’t talk and New Jersey Court forms and their directions rarely, if ever, cover every possible situation, set of facts or legal issue that may arise in a New Jersey case. Each New Jersey case has its own particular legal issues and therefore, its own challenges. If you can afford a competent New Jersey attorney, it is best to have the New Jersey attorney prepare your New Jersey Court paperwork for you.

CAN I HANDLE A NEW JERSEY CASE MYSELF?
Many New Jersey pro se plaintiffs and New Jersey pro se defendants can and do successfully handle New Jersey cases, from filing the first paperwork to the collection of a New Jersey Court judgment. However, many other New Jersey pro se plaintiffs and New Jersey pro se defendants also make mistakes that lead to the dismissal of their New Jersey cases or that result in the entry of a New Jersey Court money judgment against them. The greater the money at stake, the greater the reason to consider using the services of a competent attorney licensed to practice law in New Jersey to handle part or all of the New Jersey case. The following are reasons to use an attorney to handle part or all of your New Jersey case:
• New Jersey Court fees often change
• New Jersey Court rules often change
• New Jersey Court employees cannot give you “free” legal advice and a New Jersey Court judge may refuse to let you claim that you were right in taking an action (or in deciding not to take action) because you relied on advice from such employees
• New Jersey Court forms available on websites may not cover every situation you may face in Court
• each New Jersey case has its own particular legal issues and therefore, its own challenges
• it is very common for New Jersey pro se plaintiffs and New Jersey pro se defendants to file inadequate or incorrect New Jersey Court complaints that result in the New Jersey Court complaints or answers to New Jersey Court complaints being rejected by the New Jersey Court or being dismissed by the New Jersey Court after filing and before or after trial because of procedural deficiencies.
• it is not uncommon for judges to get very frustrated by an unrepresented party’s lack of preparation or ignorance of the facts or law of the New Jersey case.
• a Court has the power to punish unprepared New Jersey plaintiffs and New Jersey defendants, such as by throwing their New Jersey case out of Court or limiting what they can present at the New Jersey Court trial.
• New Jersey has many published cases, laws, regulations, Court rules and rules of evidence that can be very tricky to understand and that can be used to prevent you from doing much of what you want to do at the New Jersey Court trial.
• it is very common for Courts to refuse to allow a party to use or refer to documents or items at the New Jersey Court trial that the person themselves never prepared. Often New Jersey plaintiffs and New Jersey defendants stumble into New Jersey Court with a video, photograph, bill or affidavit or other form of written statement, thinking they are going to use it as proof that they lost money or that they are not responsible for someone else’s damages, only to have a New Jersey Court judge tell the New Jersey plaintiffs and New Jersey defendants that it is not going to even consider such items or documents.
• without the proper preparation, items and documents may never be considered by the New Jersey Court. Also, if there are any legal issues to be dealt with at the New Jersey Court trial, you must be prepared to argue them, which may require you to refer to Court rules, evidence rules, laws, regulations or published cases.
• you cannot show up at the New Jersey Court expecting the judge hearing your New Jersey case to explain Court rules, evidence rules, Court procedure or the details of New Jersey law that applies to your New Jersey case. The judge hearing your New Jersey case is not permitted to give you legal advice.

It is important to remember that even if you have an attorney, you could lose your New Jersey case. Hiring an attorney to handle part or all of your New Jersey case does not guarantee your success. However, it may provide what is needed to win your New Jersey case or to avoid certain mistakes.

DOES NEW JERSEY LAW OFFICE OF PAUL DEPETRIS HAVE EXPERIENCE HANDLING NEW JERSEY CASES?
Yes. Paul DePetris has performed the following tasks:
• handled New Jersey cases for plaintiffs and defendants across New Jersey, from Bergen County New Jersey to Cumberland County New Jersey, including representations of individuals, small businesses and large corporations.
• settled New Jersey cases for plaintiffs and defendants across New Jersey.
• reviewed many New Jersey Court settlement agreements.
• enforced many New Jersey Court settlement agreements.
• provided New Jersey pro se plaintiffs and New Jersey pro se defendants with New Jersey Court legal advice and prepared New Jersey Court legal forms
• prepared and filed many New Jersey Court complaints
• tried New Jersey Court jury trials
• mediated many New Jersey cases
• argued New Jersey Court motions
• handled New Jersey Court proof hearings
• handled New Jersey Court post judgment collection proceedings

Mr. DePetris has appeared before the Superior Court of New Jersey in the following counties:
• Atlantic County New Jersey Court
• Bergen County New Jersey Court
• Burlington County New Jersey Court
• Camden County New Jersey Court
• Cape May County New Jersey Court
• Cumberland County New Jersey Court
• Essex County New Jersey Court
• Gloucester County New Jersey Court
• Hudson County New Jersey Court
• Mercer County New Jersey Court
• Middlesex County New Jersey Court
• Monmouth County New Jersey Court
• Morris County New Jersey Court
• Ocean County New Jersey Court
• Passaic County New Jersey Court
• Salem County New Jersey Court
• Somerset County New Jersey Court
• Sussex County New Jersey Court
• Union County New Jersey Court
• Warren County New Jersey Court

IN WHAT NEW JERSEY COUNTIES WILL NEW JERSEY LAW OFFICE OF PAUL DEPETRIS HANDLE NEW JERSEY CASES?
New Jersey law Office of Paul DePetris offers to handle and help individuals and businesses with New Jersey Court Claims cases in North, Central and Southern New Jersey, including cases in the following New Jersey counties:
• Atlantic County New Jersey Court
• Bergen County New Jersey Court
• Burlington County New Jersey Court
• Camden County New Jersey Court
• Cape May County New Jersey Court
• Cumberland County New Jersey Court
• Essex County New Jersey Court
• Gloucester County New Jersey Court
• Hudson County New Jersey Court
• Mercer County New Jersey Court
• Middlesex County New Jersey Court
• Monmouth County New Jersey Court
• Morris County New Jersey Court
• Ocean County New Jersey Court
• Passaic County New Jersey Court
• Salem County New Jersey Court
• Somerset County New Jersey Court
• Sussex County New Jersey Court
• Union County New Jersey Court
• Warren County New Jersey Court

WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY TO HIRE AN ATTORNEY TO HANDLE MY NEW JERSEY CASE FROM BEGINNING TO END?
In many situations, New Jersey law Office of Paul DePetris offers alternatives to handling New Jersey cases for an hourly fee, such as by offering to handle your New Jersey case up to trial for a fixed fee or to help you handle your New Jersey case by yourself. Such flexible methods may allow you to keep the amount legal fees you spend on your New Jersey case to a fixed sum, while providing you the help you need to handle your New Jersey case. For a no obligation phone consultation about what the Firm might be able to do for you, call Mr. DePetris at 609-714-2020 or send an email to Mr. DePetris.
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