@veti Not even close.
There's this section of law called tort law. Contractual Interference is a tort.
While you're trying to be silly, which I can understand, it doesn't help your argument.
Linhardt (E360) sued Comcast based on the argument that they were interfering with his 'ongoing business relationship' with his customers on Comcast. He claimed that Comcast was filtering out his e-mails specifically and that he was at an economic disadvantage from his competitors. And that because he had an existing business relationship, he had the right to send his emails unfiltered.
(This was done after he had his 11+ million dollar default judgment against Spamhaus...) In short, he was attempting to blackmail Comcast w his cartooneys. Note that Comcast tried to be reasonable and then slammed him in court.
With respect to Spamhaus, its a little bit more complicated than that.
Spamhaus maintains RKSO (Record of Known Spammer Organizations) [Going from memory...]
So Lindhart (E360) was listed as a known associate of a spammer in RKSO and was added to that spammer's entry. Now going from memory... Lindhart was booted from his ISP for spamming and was booted from a different ISP (Contract was pulled) because of his association with spammers. Here Lindhart alleged that someone from Spamhaus had 'tipped off' his new ISP that Lindhart was a spammer and was going to spam from the network which would have been against that ISP's ToS. (Terms of Service) Were this true and Lindhart was never a spammer, then it would be as claimed as tortuous interference with a business contract.
("Three elements must be established in every tort action. First, the plaintiff must establish that the defendant was under a legal duty to act in a particular fashion. Second, the plaintiff must demonstrate that the defendant breached this duty by failing to conform his or her behavior accordingly. Third, the plaintiff must prove that he suffered injury or loss as a direct result of the defendant's breach.") [see http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Tort+Law]
The point is that Linhardt could sue Spamhaus or anyone that they had reason to believe to be associated with Spamhaus for committing said tort.
BTW, later in court documents, Lindhart admitted to being a spammer. He did this by identifying that he had an 'ongoing business relationship' as required by the law, to some 100+ million e-mail addresses. (Note: If this were true, then he would have been one of the more successful internet sales companies, more so than Amazon.)
[Note: Sending an e-mail that says 'thanks for subscribing to our mailing list, unless we hear from you, you're being "opted-in" to our mailing list...' isn't an opt-in request....]
Like I said, there's more to this case. I wonder if Mickey Chandler still has his website up detailing this and other spam related lawsuits....