This article is limited in its scope to the development in Ohio of a cause of action for the tort of wrongfully inducing breach of contract, either by fraud, duress, obstruction, etc., or by mere persuasion, and the extent to which an invasion of contractual rights will be privileged by the fact that the actor is a competitor. It is not intended to cover generally the subject of interference with contract rights, nor the various situations under which an actor will be privileged to interfere with another's contractual rights except when the privilege claimed is competition. The development of this doctrine in questions involving labor disputes, and the liability incurred for inducing an agent to breach his fiduciary relationship with his principal are not discussed.
Arlene B. Steuer, Inducing Breach of Contract in Ohio, 1 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 30 (1952)