United States District Court, S.D. Illinois
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
Reona J. Daly United States Magistrate Judge.
matter is before the Court on Defendant Jan Greenwood's
Motion to Dismiss (Doc. 12). Plaintiff timely filed a
response (Doc. 20).
filed a Complaint against Defendants on March 1, 2018 in the
Circuit Court of St. Clair County, Illinois. On June 19,
2019, Plaintiff filed an Amended Complaint against Defendants
in the Circuit Court of St. Clair County, Illinois, which was
timely removed to federal court. Plaintiff's Amended
Complaint contains the following claims:
Count 1: Violation of ADEA (Age) against Memorial Hospital
Count 2: Violation of ADEA (Retaliation-Age) against Memorial
Count 3: Violation of IHRA (Age) against Memorial Hospital
Count 4: Violation of IHRA (Age-Retaliation) against Memorial
Count 5: Retaliatory Discharge for Reports of Employer's
Illegal Activity against Memorial Hospital
Count 6: Intentional Interference with Economic Advantage
Greenwood's Motion to Dismiss pursuant to Rule 12(b)(6)
argues that there is no existing cause of action for
intentional interference with economic advantage. Plaintiff
contends there is a cause of action for intentional
interference with an economic relationship and that the
Amended Complaint contains sufficient allegations to sustain
a claim for Greenwood's interference with Bauman's
relationship with Memorial Hospital, her employer.
survive a motion to dismiss for failure to state a claim
under Rule 12(b)(6), a Complaint must “state a claim to
relief that is plausible on its face.” Lodholtz v.
York Risk Servs. Group, Inc., 778 F.3d 635, 639 (7th
Cir. 2015) (quoting Bell Atl. Corp. v. Twombly, 550
U.S. 544, 570 (2007)). “A claim has facial plausibility
when the plaintiff pleads factual content that allows the
court to draw the reasonable inference that the defendant is
liable for the misconduct alleged.” Ashcroft v.
Iqbal, 556 U.S. 662, 678 (2009). “[W]hen ruling on
a defendant's motion to dismiss, a judge must accept as
true all of the factual allegations contained in the
complaint.” Erick ...