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Posted: August 19, 2016

Corporate Officer Who Personally Commits Tort May be Held Independently Liable

On August 10, 2016, Justice Scarpulla of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in DNA Model Management, LLC v. Next Management LLC, 2016 NY Slip Op. 31536(U), upholding a tortious interference claim against a corporate officer, explaining:

A corporate official who personally participates in the commission of a tort may be held independently liable regardless of whether he/she was acting in the course ·of official duties or was motivated by personal gain.

(Internal citations omitted).

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