Change the Rules: Reform of the Economic Torts in Australia

Gray, Anthony (2020) Change the Rules: Reform of the Economic Torts in Australia. Flinders Law Journal, 21 (2). pp. 295-344. ISSN 1838-2975


Abstract

The status of the economic torts in Australian law has not featured in recent academic writing, and has not been the subject of much judicial consideration. This article intends to bridge this gap. It was prompted by a controversy involving a sporting star. Rugby Australia terminated the contract of star player Israel Folau due to his social media activity. One issue that has been raised is whether sponsors may be liable to the player for one of the economic torts, such as inducing breach of contract and/or interference with trade or business. While the former tort has been well accepted in Australian tort law, there remains real uncertainty about the latter.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice (1 Jul 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Law and Justice (1 Jul 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2020 04:03
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2020 01:11
Uncontrolled Keywords: Digital media-Social aspects; Sports sponsorship-Law and legislation; Common law; Torts-Economic aspects; Employees-Dismissal of-Law and legislation
Fields of Research (2008): 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180126 Tort Law
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940405 Law Reform
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/39131

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