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Alpha Engineering Corporation has a contract with Beta Mart Stores to provide customized software for Beta's inventory control system. Dis­count Outlets, Inc, Beta's competitor, induces Tom, an Alpha subcontrac­tor who is writing code for the Beta software, to delay delivery of the code for one week. As a result, Alpha's delivery of the software is delayed, and Beta sustains $500,000 in lost profits. On what ground could Beta recover damages from Discount Outlets?

Limit answers to approximately two paragraphs. Use the IRAC formula to address the situation. Cover the rule of law and briefly apply it to the situation.

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This situation gets into what are referred to as business torts commonly known as:

1) Tortious Interference with Contract

Issue: Did Discount tortiously interfere with the Alpha-Beta Contract?

Rule: To show tortious intereference, it must proven that Discount interfered with the Alpha-Beta contract with the intent to cause economic ...

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This job uses the IRAC formula to address the situation.

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Please use the IRAC formula. Issue, Rule, Application, Conclusion.

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