PM Group v. Stewart
The plaintiffs in this case are concert promoter Howard Pollack, dba PM Group, and two subpromoters, Achilles Sojo dba AKE Music and Richard Leon Velarde dba Boulevard CIE. The defendants are singer Rod Stewart, his company Stewart Annoyances, Ltd., his manager Annie Challis of Stiefel Entertainment, his attorney Barry Tyerman of the then Armstrong Hirsch Jackoway Tyerman & Wertheimer (AH), and his agent Steve Levine of International Creative Management (ICM). Court conclude the failure of the parties to enter into a contract for the proposed concert tour precluded performance of the subcontracts. Thus, the defendants, as a matter of law, did not interfere with the performance of the subcontracts. Additionally, Stewart and his representatives cannot interfere with subcontracts that contemplate concert performances by Stewart. Accordingly, Court reverse the judgment on the cause of action for intentional interference with contract. In all other respects, the judgment is affirmed.