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Posts Categorized: Tortious Interference

Posted: January 13, 2019

Defendant Denied Dismissal of Tortious Interference Claim Based on Economic Interest Defense

On January 8, 2019, the First Department issued a decision in Normandy Real Estate Partners LLC v. 24 E. 12th St. Assoc. LLC, 2019 NY Slip Op. 00060, holding that a defendant was not entitled to dismissal of a tortious interference claim based on an economic interest defense, explaining: The complaint states a cause of action for... Read more »

Posted: January 7, 2019

Tortious Interference Claim Dismissed on Summary Judgment

On December 26, 2018, Justice Bransten of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Capital Stack, LLC v. Raharney Capital, LLC, 2018 NY Slip Op. 33389(U), dismissing a tortious interference claim on summary judgment, explaining: Capital Stack also seeks summary judgment with respect to its fifth cause of action, for Rahamey’s tortious interference with... Read more »

Posted: December 27, 2018

Court Dismisses Tortious Interference Claims on Summary Judgment

On November 15, 2018, Judge Wilson of the the Bergen County Superior Court (Law Division), issued a decision in Comprehensive Neurosurgical, P.C., et al. v. The Valley Hospital, et al., Docket No.: BER-L-6794-16, dismissing tortious interference claims on summary judgment, explaining: NJBSC alleges that Valley’s entry into the Exclusivity Agreement constituted tortious interference with prospect... Read more »

Posted: October 24, 2018

Allegations of Conspiracy to Breach Contract Do Not Bar Tortious Interference Claim

On October 4, 2018, Justice Bransten of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in EVEMeta, LLC v. Siemens Convergence Creators Corp., 2018 NY Slip Op. 32530(U), holding that allegations of a conspiracy to breach a contract do not bar a tortious interference claim, explaining: A claim of tortious interference with contract requires... Read more »

Posted: July 11, 2018

Tortious Interference Claim Upheld; Defendant Did Not Establish Economic Interest Defense as a Matter of Law

On July 5, 2018, the First Department issued a decision in Normandy Real Estate Partners LLC v. 24 E. 12th St. Associates LLC, 2018 NY Slip Op. 04969, refusing to dismiss a tortious interference claim because the defendant could not defeat the economic interest defense as a matter of law, explaining: The complaint states a... Read more »

Posted: June 18, 2018

Inducing a Client to Switch Lawyers Cannot be Basis of Tortious Interference Claim

On June 6, 2018, Justice Ostrager of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Gorayeb & Associates, P.C. v. Toledo, 2018 NY Slip Op. 31153(U), holding that inducing a client to switch lawyers cannot be the basis for a claim of tortious interference with contract, explaining: Plaintiff Gorayeb law firm is entitled... Read more »

Posted: March 8, 2018

Proposed Amended Complaint Fails to Meet High Burden for Interference with Business Relations Claim

On February 8, 2018, Justice Bransten of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Mayer v. Marron, 2018 NY Slip Op. 30229(U), holding that a proposed amended complaint failed to meet the high burden for pleading interference with business relations, explaining: A tortious interference with business relations claim does not require a... Read more »

Posted: February 7, 2018

Court Upholds Tortious Interference with Prospective Business Relations Claim

On January 25, 2018, Justice Scarpulla of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Larren v. Santo Domingo, 2018 NY Slip Op. 30162(U), upholding a claim for tortious interference with prospective economic advantage, explaining: Santo Domingo moves to dismiss the fourth cause of action of tortious interference with prospective economic advantage, arguing... Read more »

Posted: November 2, 2017

Valid Threats of Patent Litigation Against Customers Not Tortious Interference

On October 24, 2017, the First Department issued a decision in Lotes Co., Ltd. v. Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd., 2017 NY Slip Op. 07397, dismissing a claim for tortious interference based on the defendant’s threats to sue the plaintiff’s customers for patent infringement, explaining: The court properly dismissed plaintiff’s claim that defendant tortiously... Read more »