Q: Can “Tortious interference” be grounds for a federal court filing where the damages are in excess of $100,000 2 states

Interfering party withdrew money a prior court ruled was to be divided evenly. They did so despite being requested both in writing and by civil court order.

The act has the effect of denying the other person of a substantial amount of money at retirement.

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My understanding of “Tortious interference” is that it can be applied when one party has reason to believe they can NOT obtain an impartial result in the other party's State.

I can prove bias based upon public connections and interaction(s) between current judicial officers and the other party(s). AS well as failure on the courts part to treat each party equally.

The case is civil, and has elements of discrimination against a DISABLED Veteran.

Each person lives in a different State for over 10 years. California and Ala

2 Lawyer Answers
William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Sounds like you could go back to the court that issued the order and move for contempt, restraining order, etc. However, if the amount in controversy exceeds $75k, and both parties are residents of different states, you have diversity jurisdiction. I'm not sure what a federal judge would do about trying to enforce some other court's division of property order.

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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: To properly evaluate any legal question a lawyer needs a thorough summary of the facts. What you have shared is not much. If you are not clear then the lawyer will no doubt be challenged to give an accurate answer.

It is the same as using the adage for using a computer... “JUNK IN, JUNK OUT”.

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you should go back to the court that issued the order and ask the judge to enforce it.

if litigation has people from 2 states they can file in fed court under diversity of jurisdiction.

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