Posts Categorized: First Amendment

Posted: August 1, 2015

Tortious Interference Claim Dismissed Based on Noerr-Pennington Doctrine

On July 20, 2015, Justice Kornreich of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Caesars Entertainment Operating Co., Inc. v. Appaloosa Inv. L.P. I, 2015 NY Slip Op. 51095(U), dismissing a tortious interference claim based on the Noerr-Pennington doctrine. In Caesars Entertainment Operating Co., the plaintiffs claimed that, among other things, the... Read more »

Posted: January 27, 2015

LIPA Did Not Violate Establishment Clause By Allowing Religious Group to Attach Items to Utility Poles

On January 6, 2015, the Second Circuit issued a decision in Jewish People for the Betterment of Westhampton Beach v. Village of Westhampton Beach, 14-1441, affirming a decision by the EDNY dismissing plaintiffs’ claims that various utilities violated the Establishment Clause by agreeing to allow Jewish groups to attach “inconspicuous strips” to utility poles to... Read more »