Court nixes CEO’s tortious interference claim

Claims of tortious or wrongful interference are becoming more common these days.  Recently, the federal district court in Alexandria roundly rejected such a claim in a lawsuit that presented an unusual set of circumstances.  In his lawsuit, Stephen Stradtman contended that Republic Services improperly reduced purchases from the company for which Stradtman was CEO in order to pressure Stradtman to have his wife drop a discrimination lawsuit she had filed against Republic.  Stradtman did not do so, however.  Instead, he resigned as CEO and filed suit against Republic for tortiously interfering with his employment.

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