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Posts Categorized: Tortious Interference

Posted: June 7, 2019

Tortious Interference Claim Fails When Defendants’ Actions Motivated by Self-Interest and Other Economic Considerations

On June 5, 2019, the Second Department issued a decision in 255 Butler Assoc., LLC v. 255 Butler, LLC, 2019 NY Slip Op. 04345, holding that a tortious interference claim should have been dismissed because the complaint did not allege that the defendants acted for reasons other than self-interest and other economic considerations, explaining: [C]onstruing... Read more »

Posted: April 4, 2019

That Defendant Caused Plaintiff to Breach Contract With Third Party Cannot Be Basis of Tortious Interference Claim

On March 22, 2019, the Fourth Department issued a decision in Canandaigua Natl. Bank & Trust Co. v. Acquest S. Park, LLC, 2019 NY Slip Op. 02243, holding that the defendant causing the plaintiff to breach a contract with a third party cannot serve as the basis for a tortious interference claim, explaining: We reject Kingsbury’s... Read more »

Posted: March 3, 2019

Tortious Interference Based on Defamation Must be Pleaded With Particularity

On February 13, 2019, Justice Borrok of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Wikked Entertainment, Inc. v. Burbacki, 2019 NY Slip Op. 30329(U), holding that a claim for tortious interference based on defamation must be pleaded with particularity, explaining: The motion to dismiss the second cause of action (tortious interference) is granted... Read more »

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 »