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Economic (Business) Torts
Economic (Business) Torts


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Economic torts, also known as “business torts,” are those wrongful actions which cause harm to a business’s profitability. It is an important and growing area of the law.

In this 2.5-hour November 15, 2022 program, Michael J. Hutter, Jr., Esquire gives a useful explanation of the major business torts. In addition, he provides valuable tips and warnings from his many years of experience with litigation involving business torts.

Mr. Hutter is Professor of Law at Albany Law School where he teaches courses in Unfair Competition and other topics. He has received numerous honors including the Albany Law School Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Schenectady County Bar Association's President's Award. Mr. Hutter is also Special Counsel to the Albany, New York law firm of Powers & Santola, LLP.

Major topics include:
Background, definitions, historical development of business torts
Tortious interference
- interference with contracts
- interference with prospective advantage/business relations
- interference with contracts terminable at will
- privileges
- damages
Disparagement/Trade Libel/Injurious Falsehood
- common law
- elements of the cause of action
- equitable relief
Corporate Defamation
- elements of the cause of action
- remedies
False And Misleading Marketing
- common law: passing off
- common law: false advertising
- Lanham Act Sec. 43(a): false advertising
- Lanham Act Sec. 43(a): passing off
Trade Secret Misappropriation
- sources of protection; relation of trade secret law to patent law
- cause of action
- protectable trade secrets
- available remedies
State Misappropriation Law
- theory and limits
- misappropriation today
- specific claims

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