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Tortious Interference Law
 
Columbia National Insurance Company v. Gary Freeman and Peggy Freeman

On October 27, 1997, a fire caused major damage to Circle F Trading Company, a western wear and general store, owned and operated by appellees, Gary and Peggy Freeman. The Freemans were insured against losses to the building, its contents, continuing business expenses, and other coverage, by appellant, Columbia National Insurance Company. Appellant responded promptly to the notice of the fire and ... More...   $370000 (01-17-2002 - AR)

Lawrence Mathis v. Ching Liu

After Pacific Cornetta terminated its contract with Lawrence Mathis and hired his sub-agent in his place, Mr. Mathis sued the company and its officers for breach of contract and for tortious interference with a contractual relationship. The trial court 2 submitted the case to the jury without instructing it on punitive damages. After the jury awarded Mr. Mathis compensatory damages on both cla... More...   $0 (01-17-2002 - AR)

Sports Unlimited, Inc. v. Lankford Enterprises, Inc.

Sports Unlimited, Inc. brought suit against Lankford Enterprises, Inc., presenting several theories for relief, all based on allegations that Defendant had caused Plaintiff to lose business and had injured its business reputation.(1) Jurisdiction in the district court was claimed under both 28 U.S.C. §§ 1331 & 1332; Plaintiff also invoked the court's supplemental jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 136... More...   $0 (01-04-2002 - KS)

Lisa T. Kennedy v. Clemence Lubar

Lisa T. Kennedy brought suit against Clemence Lubar in Colorado state court, asserting state common law claims for "[t]ortious [i]nterference with [e]mployment [r]elations" and tortious interference with "[p]rospective [e]mployment [r]elations." Compl. at 14, App. to Br. of Def.-Appellant ("App.") at 17. Kennedy was employed as a part-time pharmacist in Store 100 of the King Soopers chain of groce... More...   $0 (12-18-2001 - CO)

Lockwood International, B.V. v. North River Insurance Company and Fidelity and Guaranty Insurance Company

This diversity suit, based on Wisconsin law, presents a novel but potentially quite important issue of insurance law: whether a liability insurer, asked to defend (or pay the defense costs in) a suit against its insured that contains some claims that are covered by the insurance policy and others that are not, can limit its responsibility to defend by paying the plaintiff in the liabilit... More...   $0 (12-06-2001 - WI)

Combs & Associates, Inc. v. Curtis Kennedy, et al.

Plaintiff initiated this action against defendants on 26 January 1999. In its amended complaint, plaintiff presents claims for misappropriation of trade secrets, two counts of tortious interference with a contract, defamation, breach of employee duty of loyalty, unfair and deceptive trade practices, civil conspiracy and punitive damages. Following discovery, plaintiff moved for summary judgment ag... More...   $0 (12-04-2001 - NC)

Richard Kaufman, et al. v. Allied Pilots Association, et al.

A union of airline pilots violated the order of a federal court by continuing its work slowdown. The union has since paid substantial fines for violating the order and now faces suits seeking money damages under state law for the stoppage damages caused by the slowdown activity that violated the court order. These claimants attempt to run their state claims around Garmon preemption under an argume... More...   $0 (11-22-2001 - TX)

Jarrow Formula, Inc. v. International Nutrition Company

This is an action for damages and equitable relief in connection with the marketing and sale of nutritional supplements under certain United States patents. It is brought pursuant to 15 U.S.C. §§ 1 and 2 1 (the Sherman Antitrust Act), Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 35-24 to -46 2 (the Connecticut Antitrust Act), Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 42-110a to -110q 3 (the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act or CUTPA... More...   $0 (11-16-2001 - CT)

VingCard v. Merrimac Hospitality

This is a suit brought by appellee, Merrimac Hospitality Systems, Inc., against appellants, VingCard a.s. (“VingCard”) and VingCard Systems, Inc. (“VCI”), for economic damages based on claims for breach of contract, tortious interference with contract, conspiracy, and fraud. The trial court entered judgment in accordance with the jury’s findings in favor of Merrima... More...   $0 (11-15-2001 - TX)

Alpha/Omega Insurance Services, Inc. v. The Prudential Isurance Company of America

In July 1991, Prudential appointed Alpha/Omega as a "special agent," authorized to write and sell Prudential's property and casualty insurance.(1) On December 7, 1995, Prudential gave Alpha/Omega notice that it was terminating this agency relationship on December 31, 1995. Alpha/Omega immediately protested Prudential's failure to provide it six months' written notice of termination and continued r... More...   $0 (11-06-2001 - TX)

Amco Builders & Developers, Inc. v. Team Ace Joint Venture

This action involves claims for breach of contract and tortious interference with a contractual relationship arising out of a construction project for the City of Detroit. Defendants-Appellants Acme Demolition/Intervale Joint Venture and Intervale Excavating & Demolition, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as “defendants”) appeal as of right from the trial court’s entry of a defau... More...   $0 (11-02-2001 - MI)

Davis v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. d/b/a Sam's Club

On September 10, 1992, Thomas Davis was fatally injured, while operating a forklift, when the driver of the produce truck he was unloading pulled away from the loading dock prematurely. As a result of this incident, appellee Bernadine Davis, the wife of Thomas Davis, brought an action against appellant Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (“Wal-Mart”) and a co-worker. Davis settled the claim with t... More...   $0 (10-31-2001 - OH)

Hoffman & Wartwell, P.C. v. Marcie Ann Millard

Appellants Marcie Ann Millard and Kathleen Solomon appeal by delayed leave granted from an order of the trial court imposing sanctions against Millard and Solomon in the amount of $49,797.95 for filing a frivolous countercomplaint and third-party complaint. We affirm.

Millard had worked as the office manager at plaintiff law firm and was discovered to have embezzled a substantial amount of ... More...   $42675 (10-26-2001 - MI)

William R. Vowell v. Fairfield Bay Community Club

Appellant, William R. Vowell, individually and as president and officer of Finally Communities, Inc., Finally Computer Corporation, Inc., and Finally Properties, Inc., brings the instant appeal challenging an order of the Van Buren County Chancery Court: (1) granting an injunction in favor of appellee, Fairfield Bay Community Club, Inc., and restraining Vowell from taking any action directly or in... More...   $0 (10-18-2001 - AR)

Kinback Corp. v. Quaker Construction Mgt., Inc.

Before the court for disposition is the defendant’s motion to dismiss the plaintiff’s complaint in this case involving a contract dispute. The plaintiff is Kinback Corporation, (hereinafter “Kinback”), a private corporation in the business of electrical construction and maintenance work, and the defendant is Quaker Construction Management, Inc., (hereinafter “Quak... More...   $0 (10-16-2001 - PA)

VENKATA P.S. PUTTAGUNTA, M.D. v. GENESEE MEDICAL CENTER and SURYA THOTA, M.D.

Plaintiff, Venkata P.S. Puttagunta, appeals as of right from a judgment of no cause of action entered following an order granting Hurley Medical Center’s motion for directed verdict. Plaintiff also appeals an order granting partial summary disposition to Hurley on his claim of tortious interference with advantageous business relationships. We affirm.

I. Directed Verdict

To understand... More...   $0 (10-12-2001 - MI)

The Buchanan Company v. Methode Electronics, Inc., et al.

Plaintiff appeals as of right from the trial court’s order granting summary disposition to defendants pursuant to MCR 2.116(C)(10) on plaintiff’s breach of contract, implied contract, tortious interference, and declaratory judgment claims.1 We affirm.

This case arose out an agreement between plaintiff, a manufacturer’s representative company, and defendant Merit (Malta), L... More...   $0 (10-12-2001 - MI)

Gregory L. Pabich v. Randy Kellar

Appellee Randy Kellar brought suit against appellant Gregory Pabich for tortious interference with a business relationship, breach of fiduciary duty, and fraud. The jury found for Kellar on all issues, and the judgment awarded him $3,083,273.97 in actual and exemplary damages, as well as $433,273.97 in prejudgment interest. Pabich challenges the jury’s findings that he breached his fiduc... More...   $0 (10-11-2001 - TX)

Popular Bank of Florida v. R.C. Asesores Financieros, C.A.

This is an appeal from a final judgment entered in a breach of contract case after a jury trial as well as a cross-appeal from the dismissal of a claim for tortious interference with a business relationship. We affirm the final judgment and reverse the dismissal of the tortious interference claim.

Appellant, Popular Bank of Florida (“Popular Bank”), is chartered under the laws of t... More...   $0 (10-10-2001 - FL)

Barbara Conner, M.D. v. Lavaca Hospital District

Barbara Conner, M.D. and Harvey Renger, Jr., M.D. (collectively "the Doctors") appeal the district court's partial grant of summary judgment to the Lavaca Hospital District, its board of directors, and its medical director (collectively "the Defendants"). We affirm.

I.

From 1992 through part of 1997, the Doctors, both practitioners of family medicine, worked at the Lavaca Family Health C... More...   $0 (09-28-2001 - TX)

U.S.F.&G v. Vanderbilt University, et al.

Nearly fifty years after conducting an experiment in which over eight hundred pregnant women ingested a liquid substance that - unbeknownst to the women - contained radioactive iron isotopes, Vanderbilt University and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center ("Vanderbilt") were sued in a class action lawsuit. Vanderbilt settled the lawsuit and then sought indemnity from its insurers, St. Paul Fire... More...   $0 (09-28-2001 - TN)

Donald A. Donofry, et ux. v. Autotote Systems, Inc.

This is defendant's appeal from a verdict entered after a bench trial on a whistleblower claim brought under the Conscientious Employees' Protection Act (CEPA), N.J.S.A. 34:19-1 to -8. Plaintiff cross-appeals the dismissal of his punitive damages claim as well as his tort claim against the individual defendant. The primary issues raised by this appeal are the proper burden of proof and the suffici... More...   $0 (09-27-2001 - NJ)

Sea Coast Food, Inc. v. Lu-Mar Lobster and Shrimp, Inc., et al.

Sea Coast and Lu-Mar had a joint venture for the sale of shrimp on the wholesale market. Lu-Mar was to sell shrimp, at cost, to Sea Coast which would then market and re-sell the shrimp. The parties agreed to split the profits from the re-sales equally. Pursuant to the terms of the venture, from June, 1995 through December, 1997, approximately $28,000,000 worth of shrimp was sold to Sea Coast... More...   $0 (09-25-2001 - CA)

Sea Coast Food, Inc. v. Lu-Mar Lobster and Shrimp, Inc., et al.

Sea Coast and Lu-Mar had a joint venture for the sale of shrimp on the wholesale market. Lu-Mar was to sell shrimp, at cost, to Sea Coast which would then market and re-sell the shrimp. The parties agreed to split the profits from the re-sales equally. Pursuant to the terms of the venture, from June, 1995 through December, 1997, approximately $28,000,000 worth of shrimp was sold to Sea Coast... More...   $0 (09-25-2001 - CA)

IDS Life Insurance Company, et al. v. Royal Allicance Associates

The plaintiffs appeal from an order confirming a decision by an arbitration panel that denied the plaintiffs all the relief they had sought. The plaintiffs are a securities broker-dealer and a life insurance company, both owned by American Express and both members of the National Association of Securities Dealers (the insurance company sells variable annuities, which are considered secu... More...   $0 (09-12-2001 - IL)

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