Calvillo v. Gonzalez

In Calvillo v. Gonzalez, 922 S.W.2d 928 (Tex. 1996) (per curiam). the plaintiff, an anesthesiologist, complained that the defendant, another anesthesiologist who had contracted with a hospital to furnish it anesthesiologists "from time to time . . . in his sole discretion", refused to schedule the plaintiff to work at the hospital. Id. at 929. The trial court granted summary judgment for the defendant on all the plaintiff's claims, but the court of appeals reversed and remanded the plaintiff's claim for tortious interference with prospective business relations, indicating that the defendant might not have been justified to act as he did if he was motivated by personal acrimony toward the plaintiff. The Court reversed and rendered judgment for the defendant, holding that since he had the legal right to act as he did, his good faith or personal motivations were irrelevant. Calvillo, 922 S.W.2d at 929-930.