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Court: Bradley U. Tortiously Interfered with Basketball Coach's Contract

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Yes, tortious interference can apply in the collegiate basketball world too.

In a ruling that was handed down recently, an Ohio court sided with Kent University, finding that a competing school, Bradley University, had tortiously interfered with the contract that Kent had with its (former) basketball coach, Gene Ford, inducing him to break his agreement to continue coaching at the school through the 2014-15 school year, and leave to coach their team.

According to the report, the Court further held that Bradley had induced Ford to break his employment agreement "without justification," one of the key elements a plaintiff would need to prove in order to prevail on a tortious interference with contract claim under New York law.

For additional information on this topic, I suggest you read "How to Prove Tortious Interference Under New York Law."

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