Posts Categorized: Damages

Posted: December 13, 2019

Insured Properly Pleads Claim for Consequential Damages Resulting from Insurer’s Refusal to Advance Business Interruption Coverage

Posted by Bradley J. Nash, Litigation Partner On December 5, 2019, the First Department issued a decision in Certain Underwriters at Lloyd’s v. BioEnergy Development Group, LLC, 2019 NY Slip Op 08779, reversing a trial court’s dismissal of a claim based on the insurer’s bad faith delay in providing business interruption coverage, explaining: The breach... Read more »

Posted: November 29, 2019

Alleged Poor Administration or Planning Insufficient to Bar Defendant’s Reliance on No Damages for Delay Clause

On November 19, 2019, the First Department issued a decision in WDF Inc. v Turner Constr. Co., 2019 NY Slip Op. 08379, holding that alleged poor administration or planning was insufficient to overcome a construction contract’s no damages for delay clause, explaining: This case is factually strikingly similar to another action brought by plaintiff seeking... Read more »

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 »