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Posts Categorized: Fraud/Misrepresentation

Posted: August 8, 2019

Alleged Misrepresentation Regarding Future Performance Insufficient to Support Claim for Fraudulent Inducement

On July 8, 2019, Justice Scarpulla of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Gluck v. Rosania, 2019 NY Slip Op. 32085(U), holding that alleged misrepresentations regarding future performance were insufficient to support a claim for fraudulent inducement, explaining: To state a claim for fraudulent inducement, the complaint must allege that the... Read more »

Posted: July 30, 2019

Merger Clause That Lacked Specificity Needed to Bar Fraud Claims

On July 15, 2019, Justice Sherwood of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Doctors Allergy Formula, LLC v. Valeant Pharm. Intl., 2019 NY Slip Op. 32064(U), holding that a merger clause lacked the specificity needed to bar fraud claims, explaining: As a threshold issue, Valeant argues that plaintiffs fraud claims are... Read more »

Posted: July 24, 2019

Fraud Claim Not Duplicative of Contract Claim Because Alleged Misrepresentations Were Collateral to the Contract

On July 17, 2019, the Second Department issued a decision in Did-it.com, LLC v. Halo Group, Inc., 2019 NY Slip Op. 05644, holding that fraud claims were not duplicative of a contract claim because the alleged misrepresentations were collateral to the promises made in the contract, explaining: The essential elements of a cause of action... Read more »

Posted: July 15, 2019

Fraud Claims Not Duplicative of Malpractice Claims

On June 27, 2019, Justice Scarpulla of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Kislev Partners, LLP v. Sidley LLP, 2019 NY Slip Op. 31850(U), declining to dismiss fraud claims as duplicative of a malpractice claim, explaining: Sidley argues that plaintiffs’ claims all essentially sound in professional malpractice and, therefore, have a... Read more »

Posted: June 20, 2019

Group Pleading Renders Fraud Claim Insufficient

On June 7, 2019, Justice Cohen of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Arent Fox LLP v. JDN AA, LLC, 2019 NY Slip Op. 31593(U), holding that group pleading rendered a fraud claim insufficient, explaining: The newly added causes of action reference alleged conduct by “Defendant” or “Defendants,” without distinguishing between... 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 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 »

Posted: April 7, 2019

Claimed Deception Among Jewelry Wholesales Supported General Business Law 349 Claim Because Alleged Fraud Ultimately Harmed Public

On March 18, 2019, Justice Scarpulla of the New York County Commercial Divsion issued a decision in KS Trade LLC v. International Gemological Inst., Inc., 2019 NY Slip Op. 30728(U), holding that alleged deception among jewelry wholesalers supported a General Business Law Section 349 claim because the alleged fraud ultimately harmed the public, explaining: General Business Law... Read more »