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The news lately is peppered by the federal governments’ (lack of?) regulation of businesses, but how do state statutes and the common law regulate businesses? That is the question addressed in the article The Use of State Statutes and Common Law Tort Theories to Regulate Business Conduct which can be found here.

The article “examine[s] how differences in state law can shape and influence what constitutes the appropriate bounds of business competition in a particular state.” It focuses on the common law claims of intentional interference with contract or business expectancy and certain state statutory private rights of actions, such as the Massachusetts’ Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Statute, North Carolina’s unfair methods of competition statute or “little FTC act”, and Virginia’s statutory business conspiracy statute.