Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
An Analysis of the Economic Torts$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Hazel Carty

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199546749

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546749.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 28 November 2020



(p.107) 5 Intimidation
An Analysis of the Economic Torts

Hazel Carty

Oxford University Press

This chapter explores the history and modern form of this tort. Two key issues surrounding this tort remain controversial as was highlighted by the recent decisions in OBG and Total Network. These are the relationship between this tort and the unlawful means tort, and the scope and implications of the two-party version of this tort (and in particular whether a threatened breach of contract should constitute an unlawful threat for this tort). The chapter, therefore, links into the discussion in Chapter 4 and Chapter 7. It argues that the two-party form of this tort does not provide the seed for a general development of two-party economic torts, but rather that two-party liability in the tort of intimidation is a separate area of tort liability, a necessary supplement to existing tort liability.

Keywords:   intimidation, unlawful means tort, two-party economic torts, intimidation tort liability, threatened breach of contract, two-party liability

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .