I don't really understand this one. The Mission Viejo Mall has a tenant called "Barkworks", a pet store. In the center of the mall, in one of the highest traffic areas near the escalator, an activist group has set up a table with signs and literature telling people not to buy pets from Barkworks.
Shouldn't this present some type of legal conflict for the mall? Shouldn't their lease agreement with Barkworks prevent them from allowing a group from actively seeking to prevent that store from doing business?
This would make me kind of leery about coming into this mall as a tenant if some group could come into the mall and agitate against my business. This is private property so any First Amendment claims would not be valid.
Curious. Makes me want to go buy a puppy.