Commercial Division Blog

Posted: August 23, 2015 / Categories Commercial, Contracts

Court Finds Issue of Fact on Voluntary Payment Doctrine Defense

On August 6, 2015, Justice Rosenbaum of the Monroe County Commercial Division issued a decision in Kellman v. Document Security Systems, Inc., 2015 NY Slip Op. 51163(U), finding an issue of fact regarding the applicability of the defense of voluntary payment, which "provides a defense where a party seeking the recovery of a payment made the payment without protest or even inquiry and were not laboring under any material mistake of fact."