Monthly Archives: May 2019

Posted: May 17, 2019

Where Company Lacked a Principal Place of Business in Any One State, its Residence For Purposes of the Borrowing Statute Was Its State of Incorporation

On May 9, 2019, the First Department issued a decision in Interventure 77 Hudson LLC v. Falcon Real Estate Inv. Co., LP, 2019 NY Slip Op. 03670, holding that where a company lacked a principal place of business in any one state, its residence for purposes of the borrowing statute was its state of incorporation, explaining:... Read more »

Posted: May 16, 2019

Court Appoints Receiver to Perform Long-Delayed Winding Up

On April 19, 2019, Justice Borrok of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Tufenkian v. Tirakian, 2019 NY Slip Op. 31052(U), appointing a receiver to perform a long-delayed winding-up, explaining: CPLR 6401(a) also authorizes the appointment of a temporary receiver as a provisional remedy when property that is the subject of litigation... Read more »

Posted: May 15, 2019

Joining Co-Defendants’ Motion to Dismiss Tolled Party’s Time to Answer

On May 2, 2019, the First Department issued a decision in Levine v Singal, 2019 NY Slip Op. 03438, holding that joining a co-defendant’s motion to dismiss tolled a party’s time to answer, explaining: Defendant’s time to answer the complaint was extended by virtue of its serving a notice of motion, together with its co-defendants, seeking... Read more »

Posted: May 14, 2019

Disclaimers Protect Publisher From Liability for Alleged Inaccuracies in Treatise

On May 2, 2019, the First Department issued a decision in Himmelstein, McConnell, Gribben, Donoghue & Joseph, LLP v. Matthew Bender & Co., Inc., 2019 NY Slip Op. 03442, holding that a publisher’s disclaimer protected it from claims based on alleged inaccuracies in a treatise, explaining: The breach of express warranty claim, based on the representations... Read more »

Posted: May 12, 2019

Fraud in the Inducement Claim Not Duplicative of Breach of Contract Claim

On May 1, 2019, the Second Department issued a decision in 260 Mamaroneck Ave., LLC v. Guaraglia, 2019 NY Slip Op. 03307, holding that a fraudulent inducement claim was not duplicative of a breach of contract claim, explaining: The plaintiff alleged, inter alia, that the defendant falsely represented in the contract of sale that he had... Read more »

Posted: May 11, 2019

Unjust Enrichment Claim Dismissed for Failure to Aledge How the Defendant Was Unjustly Enriched

On April 5, 2019, Justice Masley of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Tapestry, Inc. v. Gibb, 2019 NY Slip Op, 31055(U), dismissing an unjust enrichment claim for failure to allege how the defendant was enriched, explaining: In Count V, Tapestry alleges that Gibb and Tidal were unjustly enriched by their wrongful... Read more »

Posted: May 10, 2019

Justice Platkin Analyzes Enforcement of Forum Selection Clauses

On April 17, 2019, Justice Platkin of the Albany County Commercial division issued a decision in New York State Workers’ Compensation Bd. v. Episcopal Church Home & Affiliates, Inc., 2019 NY Slip Op. 29117, analyzing the law governing the enforcement of forum selection clauses: CPLR 501 provides that a written agreement fixing place of trial,... Read more »

Posted: May 7, 2019

Fraudulent Inducement Counterclaim Dismissed for Failure to Allege Out-of-Pocket Damages

On April 12, 2019, Justice Ostrager of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Madeof, LLC v Bronson, 2019 NY Slip Op. 31058(U), dismissing a fraudulent inducement claim for failure to allege out-of-pocket damages, explaining: In Count IV Fraudulent Inducement, Bronson seeks damages for having divested herself from Bomganic via the Termination Agreement.... Read more »