Court Allows Tortious Interference Claim to Proceed Against Attorneys Alleged to Have Directed Clients to Breach Non-Compete

Non-Compete, Attorney-Client Relationship, Kentucky, Legal Malpractice, Tortious Interference

Can an attorney who allegedly counsels an employee to breach a non-compete be sued by the employer for tortious interference with contract? The answer may be yes, at least according to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Kentucky, which recently refused to dismiss such claim against the attorney defendants in Pinnacle Surety Services, Inc. v. Mannion Stigger, LLP.[1] Continue reading