Posts Categorized: Damages

Posted: November 10, 2019

Constructive Trust Upheld

On October 30, 2019, the Second Department issued a decision in Galasso, Langione & Botter, LLP v. Galasso, 2019 NY Slip Op. 07769, upholding the imposition of a constructive trust, explaining: We agree with the Supreme Court’s determination to grant that branch of the Barons’ motion which was for summary judgment on the eighth cause... Read more »

Posted: October 28, 2019

Court Dismisses Claim for Lost Profits Damages

On October 9, 2019, Justice Sherwood of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Electron Trading LLC v. Perkins Coie LLP, 2019 NY Slip Op. 33019(U), dismissing a claim for lost profits damages, explaining: The law in New York is well settled that in order to obtain lost profits for breach of... Read more »

Posted: October 19, 2019

Commercial Reasonableness of Creditor’s Auction Disposing of Collateral Created Issue of Fact Regarding Damages

On October 4, 2019, Justice Schecter of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Capital One Equip. Fin. Corp. v. Rami Cab Corp., 2019 NY Slip Op. 32934(U), holding that the commercial reasonableness of a creditor’s auction disposing of collateral created an issue of fact regarding damages, explaining: As to plaintiffs entitlement... Read more »

Posted: September 19, 2019

First Department Approves Sampling in RMBS Actions

On September 17, 2019, the First Department issued a decision in Home Equity Mtge. Trust Series 2006-1 v DLJ Mtge. Capital, Inc., 2019 NY Slip Op 06576, holding that sampling was appropriate to determine both liability and damages in RMBS put-back actions, explaining: The court correctly granted plaintiffs’ motion and denied defendant’s motion regarding the... Read more »

Posted: September 2, 2019

Where Contract Has Choice of Law Provision, Substantive Law of Chosen Jurisdiction Controls Award of Prejudgment Interest

On August 21, 2019, Justice Scarpulla of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Cricket Stockholder Rep, LLC v. Project Cricket Acquisition, Inc., 2019 NY Slip Op. 32469(U), holding that where a contract has a choice of law provision, the substantive law of the chosen jurisdiction controls the award of prejudgment interest,... Read more »

Posted: March 25, 2019

Once Claim on Principal is Time-Barred, Suit to Recover Post-Maturity Interest on Principal is Time-Barred as Well

On March 21, 2019, the Court of Appeals issued a decision in Ajdler v. Province of Mendoza, 2019 NY Slip Op. 02151, holding that once a claim on a bond’s principal is time-barred, a claim for post-maturity interest on that principal is time-barred as well, explaining: Plaintiff maintains that the logical extension of our holding... Read more »

Posted: March 15, 2019

Lease’s Rent Credit Provision Unenforceable Penalty

On February 28, 2019, the First Department issued a decision in Free People of PA LLC v. Delshah 60 Ninth, LLC, 2019 NY Slip Op. 01505, holding that a lease’s rent credit was an unenforceable penalty, explaining: The trial court correctly determined, giving due consideration to the nature of the contract and the circumstances, that the... Read more »