Question 1: Lothar owns a bakery. He has been trying to obtain a long-term contract with the owner of Martha’s Tea Salons for some time. Lothar starts a local advertising campaign on radio and television and in the newspaper. This advertising campaign is so persuasive that Martha decides to break the contract she has had with Harley’s Bakery so that she can patronize Lothar’s bakery. Is Lothar liable to Harley’s Bakery for the tort of wrongful interference with a contractual relationship? Is Martha liable for this tort? Why or Why not?
Question 2: Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc., operates an auto plant in Normal, Illinois. In 2003, TNT Logistics Corp. coordinated deliveries of auto parts to the plant and DeKeyser Express, Inc., transported the parts. On January 21, TNT told DeKeyser to transport three pallets of parts from Trelleborg YSH, Inc., to the plant. DeKeyser dispatched its driver Lola Camp. At Trelleborg’s loading dock, Camp noticed that the pallets would fit inside the trailer only if they were stacked. Camp was concerned that the load might shift during transport. DeKeyser dispatcher, Ken Kasprzak, and TNT supervisor, Alan Marten, told her that she would not be liable for any damage. Trelleborg loaded the pallets. Camp drove to TNT’s dock in Normal. When she opened the trailer door, the top pallet slipped. Trying to close the door to prevent its fall, Camp injured her shoulder and arm. She filed a suit against TNT and Trelleborg, claiming negligence. What is their defense? Discuss.
Any help would be much appreciated. An answer to the questions will be really nice.
Thanks in advance