The Fifth Circuit decided as a matter of law that the creator of a Spanish-language radio program breached his employment agreement and inflicted around $700,000 in damages by defecting to another radio network. It also held that the plaintiff proved tortious interference, again as a matter of law. Amigo Broadcasting, LP v. Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc., No. 06-50748 (5th Cir. Mar. 19, 2008).
A wonderful thing — that matter of law thing. And yet Blawgletter wonders. Shouldn’t a jury decide cases that, like this one, the parties submitted to a jury?