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Tortious Interference Law
Edward A. Copley v. Sarah Johnson Pitt

This appeal arises from a probate proceeding in which a jury found Belton Kleberg Johnson (“B”) executed certain wills and trusts as a result of undue influence. The jury further found that the reasonable and necessary fees and expenses for the services of Plaintiffs’ attorneys in connection with both the will contest and the trust contest were in excess of $6.1 million, plus additional att... More...   $0 (12-01-2010 - TX)

Dennis Synder v. The American Kennell Club

The legal question raised on appeal is whether the district court erred by granting summary judgment to the defendant. Another question, unrelated to the legal one, but equally weighty, is “what happened to Jag?” Jag was (and perhaps still is) a Golden

Retriever owned by Janis Fonceca. Plaintiffs-Appellants Dennis and Audra Snyder are professional dog handlers. They were hired by Foncec... More...
   $0 (11-24-2010 - KS)

Wesco Autobody Supply, Inc. v. Holly Ernest

This case arises out of the purchase by Appellant Wesco Autobody Supply, Inc. (Wesco) of three auto body supply stores from Paint & Equipment Supply, Inc. (P&E) on August 1, 2005. The stores were located in Idaho Falls, Pocatello, and Twin Falls, Idaho (Idaho Stores). Respondents Holly Ernest (Ernest) and Tom Davis (Davis) were owners of Automotive Paint Warehouse (APW), a wholesale supplier to th... More...   $0 (11-24-2010 - ID)

James Brooks v. Howard R. Arthur, Sr.

In 2008, plaintiffs James Brooks, Donald Hamlette, and Samuel St. John, who were correctional officers for Virginia’s Department of Corrections (the "Department"), initiated these since-consolidated civil actions in the Western District of Virginia, asserting retaliation claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983.

Their respective complaints named as defendants Howard R. Arthur, Sr., and Randal W. Mi... More...
   $0 (11-19-2010 - VA)

Julia Carole Gunn v. Farmers Insurance Exchange

Appellant Julia Carole Gunn appeals from the circuit court’s grant of summary judgment on all of her claims in favor of the appellees, Farmers Insurance Exchange, Truck Insurance Exchange, Fire Insurance Exchange, Mid-Century Insurance Company, Farmers New World Life Insurance Company, and Farmers Insurance Company (collectively known as Farmers), and Farmers Group Incorporated (FGI). We affirm.... More...   $0 (11-10-2010 - AR)

Richard Denton v. Good Way Oil 902 Corp.

This contract to sell commercial real estate failed to close. The buyer sued the seller for specific performance and other equitable relief. It also sued other defendants for intentional interference with the contract and slander of title. The claims were tried simultaneously to a jury (money damages) and the judge (equitable claims). As Murphy’s law would predict, the jury went one way and the ... More...   $0 (11-10-2010 - FL)

Carmen Saenz v. Jan L. Grandy

Carmen Saenz and Robert Bennett, Jr. (collectively “Plaintiffs”) sued Jan L. Grandy, James C. Pettit, D.O., Jo Ann Bristol, L.M.S.W., and others (collectively “Defendants”) regarding alleged false statements Defendants made about Plaintiffs just before and then during the aftermath of Saenz’s attempted suicide. Plaintiffs asserted claims for negligent misrepresentation and intentional i... More...   $0 (10-31-2010 - TX)

1-800-Got Junk? LLC v. Millennium Asset Recovery, Inc.

Millennium Asset Recovery, Inc. (Millennium), a franchisee, is suing Petitioner 1-800-Got Junk? LLC (Got Junk), the franchisor, for wrongfully terminating Millennium‟s franchise.1 The franchise agreement specifies the application of the law of Washington State. Millennium seeks to enforce the choice of law provision in the franchise agreement. Got Junk contends the choice of law provision in its... More...   $0 (10-21-2010 - CA)

Claudia DiFolco v. MSNBC Cable, L.L.C.

Plaintiff-appellant Claudia DiFolco (“DiFolco”) appeals from so much of an order 3 entered on March 30, 2007, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of 4 New York (Preska, Ch. J.), as dismissed, for failure to state a claim pursuant to Fed. R. 5 Civ. P. 12(b)(6), her causes of action for breach of contract (and related New York Labor 6 Law violations), defamation, and to... More...   $0 (10-07-2010 - NH)

Robert L. Cullen v. J. Bennett McNeal

In this cross-appeal, the Appellants-Respondents (the Homeowners) argue the circuit court erred in (1) considering extrinsic evidence in interpreting the Declarations for Wright's Point; (2) construing the term "Developer"; (3) finding undeveloped land was a part of Wright's Point; (4) finding B. McNeal Partnership, L.P. was a "successor developer"; (5) finding the Developers were entitled to co... More...   $0 (10-06-2010 - Sc)

Buddy Gregg Motor Homes, Inc. v. Marathon Coach, Inc.

This appeal presents substantive and procedural issues concerning the "hybrid claims resolution process" for certain civil damages claims relating to the sale of motor vehicles in Texas. See Subaru of Am., Inc. v. David McDavid Nissan, Inc., 84 S.W.3d 212, 222-26 (Tex. 2002). It arises from proceedings following our decision in Buddy Gregg Motor Homes, Inc. v. Motor Vehicle Board of the Texas Dep... More...   $0 (09-15-2010 - )

Tolano Anderson v. Wachovia Mortgage Corporation

This case is brought by three African-American couples who, in 2004, purchased adjacent houses in a Dover, Delaware, community known as “Silver Lake.” Plaintiffs received mortgages from Wachovia Mortgage Corporation, but only after Wachovia imposed several conditions on the approvals of these mortgages. Plaintiffs allege that these conditions were racially motivated, and brought suit against W... More...   $0 (09-13-2010 - DE)

Patrick James Grider v. City of Auburn, Alabama

Plaintiffs own a bar/restaurant in Auburn, Alabama and sued the City of Auburn (the “City”) and City employees under state tort law and 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for violations of the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments. Plaintiffs primarily claim the City and its agents filed false bribery charges and selectively enforced regulatory laws in order to harm the Plaintiffs’ business. Defendants moved for ... More...   $0 (09-11-2010 - Al)

Thomas J. Gallagher v. Steve Magner

Several owners and former owners of rental properties in St. Paul, Minnesota brought these consolidated actions, challenging the City of St. Paul’s (“the City”) enforcement of its housing code. The property owners appeal the district court’s (1) dismissal of their claims on summary judgment, (2) denial of sanctions for spoliation of evidence, and (3) denial of discovery regarding Appellee ... More...   $0 (09-08-2010 - MN)

Clement Theriault v. Kenneth C. Burnham, Sr.

[¶1] This appeal arises from an award of damages for tortious interference with an expectancy based upon proof that an elderly person was unduly influenced to revise her will. We affirm the Superior Court’s (Cumberland County, Wheeler, J.) judgment.

[¶2] Helen Dingley had known Clement Theriault for approximately thirty years when she prepared a will in 2001 that would devise to him h... More...
   $0 (08-19-2010 - ME)

Eureka Water Co. v. Nestle Waters North America, Inc.

Eureka Water Co. sued Nestle Waters North America, Inc. on breach of contract and tortious interference theories claiming that defendant failed to pay royalties and provide discounted pricing on much of the Ozarka bottled water sold in 60 Oklahoma counties. Ozarka claims to have been in business since 1907. The water originally came from Eureka Springs but since 1972 Ozarka has been produced from... More...   $14200000 (08-13-2010 - OK)

Karen Haisler v. Juanita Coburn

Karen Haisler appeals from the trial court’s order granting two summary judgments in favor of Juanita Coburn, Nelda Jones, Calvin Jones, Amanda Lawson, Brian Lawson, and Greg Snider. Because the trial court did not err in granting the motions for summary judgment, we affirm the trial court’s order.


Haisler’s father, Powell Coburn, died in 2005. Juan... More...
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Mooring Capital Fund, L.L.C. v. Judy Knight

The commencement of a foreclosure action by Mooring Capital Fund, LLC (Capital) against borrower Phoenix Central Inc. (Phoenix) prompted Phoenix to bring tort and contract counterclaims against Capital. In addition, Phoenix’s president and sole shareholder, Judy Knight, pursued similar claims in her individual capacity against both Capital and its servicing agent, Mooring Financial Corporation (... More...   $0 (07-22-2010 - OK)

Lawrence Antonucci, M.D. v. Morris County Cardiology Consultants, P.A.

Plaintiff Lawrence Antonucci formerly practiced medicine with defendants Charles Shioleno, Domenick Randazzo and Nicholas Ricculli in a professional corporation known as Morris County Cardiology Consultants, P.A. (MCCC). MCCC is organized under "The Professional Service Corporation Act" (PSCA), N.J.S.A. 14A:17-1 to -18. Shioleno, Antonucci, Randazzo and Ricculli all held shares issued by M... More...
   $0 (07-19-2010 - NJ)

Althea Booker v. Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Plaintiff Althea Booker filed suit against her employer, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital), the Executive Office of Health and Human Services, and certain individual defendants. A jury returned a verdict in favor of defendants on Booker's claims of retaliation under federal and state law, see 42 U.S.C. § 2000e-3(a); Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 151B, § 4(4), ... More...   $0 (07-13-2010 - MA)

MTG Guarnieri Manufacturing, Inc. v. Bradley Clouatre

¶1 This appeal involves an agreement "not to use during or after termination of employment or divulge to others any secret or confidential information," and allegations of trade secret misappropriation. MTG Guarnieri Manufacturing, Inc., d/b/a Hearn Machine Tool (Hearn) is the former employer of Bradley Clouatre (Clouatre) and Bryan Jay (Jay). Hearn alleges that Clouatre and Jay breached their ag... More...   $0 (07-09-2010 - OK)

Paula O'Donnell v. Donna Boggs

Paula O'Donnell, a former employee of the Boston Globe Employees Credit Union ("the Credit Union"), appeals from the dismissal on summary judgment of her Massachusetts state law claims alleging tortious interference with contractual relations by her supervisor and others. On this appeal, the central issue concerns preemption of state law claims under Supreme Court precedent designed to protect th... More...   $0 (07-08-2010 - MA)

Earl Randall v. Jewel Scott

In this 42 U.S.C. § 1983 First Amendment retaliation claim appeal, we (1) reevaluate the pleading standard requirement for § 1983 cases involving qualified immunity, (2) determine whether Earl Randall’s (“Randall”) complaint – alleging state conduct restricting his ability to run for public office – raises a claim for violation of his First Amendment rights, and (3) resolve whether Jew... More...   $0 (07-05-2010 - GA)

J.A. Morrissey, Inc. v. Peter Smejkal, Iva Smejkal, Merkur Construction, LLC and IS Enterprises, LLC

This case arises from the demise of a business relationship within a construction company. Defendants Peter Smejkal, Iva Smejkal, Merkur Construction, LLC, and IS Enterprises, LLC appeal from the partial denial of their post-trial motion for judgment as a matter of law, or in the alternative, for a new trial, following a jury verdict in favor of plaintiffs Jeanne Morrissey and J.A. Morrissey, Inc... More...   $0 (07-02-2010 - VT)

Craig Wheeler v. Peter Sajovich

Craig Wheeler appeals a final summary judgment on claims he asserted against Peter Sajovich, Nickolas Nowak, Austin Advantage, Inc. d/b/a RE/MAX Austin Advantage ("Austin Advantage"), and eCounty Foreclosures, Inc. ("eCounty") (collectively, appellees). In two issues on appeal, Wheeler argues that the district court erred in granting summary judgment because he presented evidence raising a fact i... More...   $0 (06-23-2010 - TX)

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