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Posts Categorized: Tortious Interference

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 »

Posted: June 17, 2017

Claim Fails Heightened Tortious Interference Pleading Standard for Corporate Officers

On June 5, 2017, Justice Oing of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in TC Tradeco, LLC v. Karmaloop Europe, AG, 2017 NY Slip Op. 31217(U), holding that a claim failed to meet the heightened pleading standard applied to a claim of tortious interference with a corporation’s contract made against a corporate… Read more »

Posted: October 14, 2016

Tortious Interference Claims Dismissed; No Wrongful or Unjustified Conduct

On September 30, 2016, Justice Bransten of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in International Nut Alliance, LLC v. Bank Leumi USA, 2016 NY Slip Op. 31848(U), dismissing tortious interference claims because the conduct alleged was not tortious, explaining: To adequately plead a cause of action for the tort of inducing the… Read more »

Posted: August 19, 2016

Corporate Officer Who Personally Commits Tort May be Held Independently Liable

On August 10, 2016, Justice Scarpulla of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in DNA Model Management, LLC v. Next Management LLC, 2016 NY Slip Op. 31536(U), upholding a tortious interference claim against a corporate officer, explaining: A corporate official who personally participates in the commission of a tort may be held… Read more »