If one of my employees is trying to start his own company and attempted to steal one of my valet parking properties, canI sue?

The property is under contract but am I able to sue him and/or his new valet company for attempt to take one of my contracted properties even though he couldn’t actually take the property from me?

Asked on August 31, 2011 Florida

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

This is all about interference with contractual relations but you really need to prove that he knew about this deal and is trying to interfere with this possible finalization. You need to discuss more about why he couldn't actually take the property from you. If he actually won't be able to take the property and hasn't caused you economic harm, then there is nothing to sue for because you cannot prove any true damages. It is a free market society and so he may have the right to compete against you but if he is attempting to build his business and can't actually take a property you already have as a contracted property, then you need to understand your cost of litigation would be a lot more than the potential positive impact it would have for you or negative impact for him.


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