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Posted: October 1, 2016

Lanham Act/GBL Causes of Action Based on False Claim of Having Founded Company Dismissed

On September 13, 2016, Justice Oing of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Dorfman v. Reffkin, 2016 NY Slip Op. 31719(U), dismissing Lanham Act and General Business Law counterclaims based on allegations that the defendant had falsely claimed to have been a company’s founder. In Dorfman, the Plaintiffs asserted claims against… Read more »

Posted: December 13, 2014

First Department Rules that GBL 239-c, Relating to Appraisals, Must be Narrowly Construed

On December 9, 2014, the First Department issued a decision in TOV Manufacturing, Inc. v. Jaco Import Corp., 2014 NY Slip Op. 08566, holding that appraisals of loose gemstones are not covered by GBL 239-c. In TOV Manufacturing, the trial court refused to dismiss a third party claim for violation of 239-c based on an… Read more »