Posts Categorized: Tortious Interference

Posted: October 17, 2015

No Interference with Prospective Business Relations Where Misconduct Directed at Plainitiff

On October 13, 2015, the First Department issued a decision in RXR WWP Owner LLC v. WWP Sponsor, LLC, 2015 NY Slip Op. 07447, affirming the dismissal of a claim for tortious interference with prospective business relations because “[c]onduct constituting tortious interference with business relations is conduct directed not at the plaintiff itself, but at... Read more »

Posted: September 13, 2015

No Tortious Interference Claim If Defendant Not But-For Cause of Breach

On August 18, 2015, Justice Pines of the Suffolk County Commercial Division issued a decision in Oikonomos, Inc. v. Bahrenberg, 2015 NY Slip Op. 51300(U), holding that a plaintiff had no claim for tortious interference without proof that the defendant was the but-for cause of the breach, explaining: The elements of the tort of interference... Read more »

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: August 28, 2014

Acquirer Not Liable for Tortious Interference With Contract of Company it Acquired

On August 4, 2014, Justice Schweitzer of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in American Water Enterprises Inc. v. Tectura Corp., 2014 NY Slip Op. 32182(U), dismissing a claim for tortious interference with contract. In American Water Enterprises, the plaintiff asserted a claim for tortious interference with contract against a defendant that was in... Read more »