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Posted: September 26, 2018

Court Analyzes Question of Successor Liability

On August 22, 2018, Judge Vignuolo of the Middlesex County Superior Court (Law Division) issued a decision in Babulal v. Dynamic Metals Processing, Inc., Docket No. L-1508-14, analyzing whether two defendants were entitled to summary judgment dismissing claims based on successor liability, explaining: We turn now to the substance of Gary Metal and Gary Machinery’s… Read more »

Posted: June 19, 2018

Veil Piercing Claims Should Have Been Dismissed

On June 12, 2018, the First Department issued a decision in Shawmut Woodworking & Supply, Inc. v. ASICS America Corp., 2018 NY Slip Op. 04291, holding that veil piercing claims should have been dismissed, explaining: There is no basis in the complaint and supporting materials for applying the doctrine of piercing the corporate veil, which… Read more »

Posted: March 5, 2018

Judge Korman Grants Motion to Dismiss for Lack of Subject Matter Jurisdiction in Action to Enforce Settlement of Prior Federal ERISA Lawsuit

Posted by Solomon N. Klein, Litigation Partner It is often advisable when a case is settled to have the same court retain jurisdiction to enforce the settlement agreement in the event of a breach. However, as illustrated in a decision last week by District Judge Edward R. Korman*, the enforcement of a settlement agreement is… Read more »

Posted: May 18, 2017

Court Will Ignore Corporate Form When it is Used to Perpetrate a Fraud

On April 7, 2017, Justice Dufficy of the Queens County Commercial Division issued a decision in Nandlal v. Al-Pros Construction, Inc., 2017 NY Slip Op. 50620(U), disregarding the corporate form because it was used to perpetrate a fraud, explaining: Having been barred from performing home-improvement work in the State of New York, the individual defendant,… Read more »

Posted: October 24, 2016

Allegations of Deceit or Wrongdoing Necessary for Veil Piercing Claim

On October 20, 2016, the First Department issued a decision in Pensmore Investments, LLC. v Gruppo, Levey & Co., 2016 NY Slip Op. 06899, holding that allegations of deceit or wrongdoing are necessary to allege a veil piercing claim, explaining: Plaintiff established a likelihood of success on its veil piercing claim by showing that defendants… Read more »

Posted: June 24, 2016

Control and Domination Alone Insufficient to Justify Alter Ego Liability

On June 14, 2016, the First Department issued a decision in Cornwall Management Ltd. v. Kambolin, 2016 NY Slip Op. 04680, dismissing a claim based on alter ego liability, explaining: The allegations that defendants Kambolin and Atlant Capital Holdings controlled and dominated defendant Thor United are insufficient to state a cause of action for alter… Read more »

Posted: June 2, 2016

Corporate Veil Pierced Only Where Owner’s Complete Domination Used to Commit Fraud or Wrong

On May 31, 2016, the First Department issued a decision in JTS Trading Ltd. v. Trinity White City Ventures Ltd., 2016 NY Slip Op. 04138, holding that a plaintiff had failed adequately to plead a basis for piercing the corporate veil, explaining: The court properly declined to pierce the corporate veil to attach the properties… Read more »

Posted: February 26, 2016

Plaintiff Not Required to Plead Elements of Alter Ego Liability With Particularity

On February 16, 2016, the First Department issued a decision in 2406-12 Amsterdam Associates LLC v. Alianza LLC, 2016 NY Slip Op 01110, holding that a plaintiff was not required to plead the elements of alter ego liability with particularity, explaining: Plaintiff was not required to plead the elements of alter ego liability with the… Read more »