Tortious Interference in the Employment Context: A State-by-State Survey, Fourth Edition

This treatise provides comprehensive coverage of tortious interference in the employment context on a state-by-state basis in an easy-to-use, question-and-answer format. It examines business-versus-business suits, as well as suits brought by former employees against employers.

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David J. Carr
Board of Review Associate Editor
Arnold H. Pedowitz
Board of Review Associate Editor
Eric Akira Tate
Board of Review Associate Editor


Tortious Interference in the Employment Context: A State-by-State Survey examines both business-versus-business suits, and suits brought by former employees against employers. Using a uniform outline, and an easy to use, question-and-answer format, the treatise examines—for each state—the elements of the cause of action, the defenses that may be successfully raised, and the types of relief available.


Each State Chapter Addresses:


  • Interference with the Covenant
  • Interference with Commercial Relationships or Prospective Economic Advantage/Expectancy
  • ​Claims Against the New Employer Where the Employment Was At Will
  • Claims Where the Employment Was for a Definite Term
  • Defenses to Claims
  • Relief Available to Former Employer
  • Similar Claims Recognized by States
  • Practical Advice for an Employer Screening or Considering Hiring Applicants With Restrictive Covenants
  • Indemnification
  • Personal Liability of Individual Officers or Employees for Tortious Interference



Bloomberg BNA authors and editors are practicing professionals with insider perspectives and real-life experience. Learn more about this book’s authors and editors.

David J. Carr is a partner in the Labor and Employment Law Group of Ice Miller LLP, Indianapolis, IN.


Arnold H. Pedowitz is a partner with Pedowitz & Meister, LLP in New York, NY, where he practices plaintiff-side employment law. 


Eric Akira Tate is a partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP, San Francisco, CA, and serves as co-chair of the firm’s Employment and Labor Practice Group.

Committee on Employment Rights and Responsibilities, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law


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