business compulsion

Duress, clothed in modern dress, arising from business necessity or economic compulsion, as where the owner of a business to an unlawful demand out of fear of a serious loss of trade, unless he complies. 25 Am J2d Dur §§ 6, 7 . One cannot be said to be intimidated or coerced,in the sense of unlawful compulsion, by being induced to forego business relations with A, rather than lose the benefit of more profitable relations with B. Ex parte Lyons, 27 Cal App 2d 293, 81 P2d 190.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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