In today's economic climate, competition for customers is fierce. However, if you have an existing contract or relationship with a customer or business and someone or some business interferes with either, that person or business may be sued.
Late in 2008, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") launched "Nursing Home Compare" which provides quality ratings for each of the nation’s 16,000 Medicare and/or Medicaid-certified nursing homes. A long time coming.
In Illinois, a law known as the Illinois Sales Representative Act may force a "principal" (as defined in the Act) to pay unpaid commissions due plus punitive damages and attorneys' fees and costs. A very strong law to help unpaid sales reps.