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Tortious Interference Law
 
Feltmeier v. Feltmeier

It took the law a long time to recognize domestic violence for what it is.(1) In 1986, our legislature awoke to the reality that "the legal system has ineffectively dealt with family violence in the past, allowing abusers to escape effective prosecution or financial liability." 750 ILCS 60/102(3) (West 2000).

The Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 (the Act) (750 ILCS 60/101 et seq. (West... More...   $0 (09-18-2002 - IL)

Journal Publishing Company v. The Hartford Courant Company

The plaintiff, Journal Publishing Company, Inc., filed this petition for a bill of discovery pursuant to General Statutes 52-156a (a),1 seeking discovery of certain information from the defendant, The Hartford Courant Company. Following a court trial, the trial court determined that there was probable cause to believe that the plaintiff had a cause of action against the defendant for: (1)... More...   $0 (09-16-2002 - CT)

Phil Watson, P.C. v. Peterson

Gregory Peterson left the law firm with which he had been associated and joined a new firm. He continued to represent several clients with whom he had been working in his old firm. The firm, Phil Watson, P.C. (Watson), sued Peterson, his new partnership, Elverson, Vasey, and Peterson, L.L.P. (EVP), and the partners individually, on several theories, and the defendants counterclaimed. The district ... More...   $50966 (09-05-2002 - IA)

W.O. Brisben Companies, Inc. v. Eric Krystkowiak

Brisben proposed to build an apartment complex on vacant land located directly across the street from Krystkowiak's house. Krystkowiak and his neighbors organized the Northeast Colorado Springs Neighborhood Association (NECSNA) to oppose Brisben's project. Krystkowiak, an unpaid volunteer, was NECSNA's Design Committee Chair and Spokesperson. NECSNA alleged that Brisben's project violated City ... More...   $0 (08-29-2002 - CO)

Kunwar S.P. Singh, M.D. v. Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Inc. and Benjamin W. White, M.D.

In a case of first impression in this circuit, we must review the application of the Health Care Quality Immunity Act (HCQIA), 42 U.S.C. 11101-11152, to the contention of Dr. Kunwar Singh that defendants Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Inc. ("Blue Cross") and Dr. Benjamin White (as Blue Cross's auditor) violated Dr. Singh's rights in numerous ways during their review of his treatment r... More...   $0 (08-28-2002 - MA)

Veronica Wilson, et ux. v. Kenneth Muckala, M.D., et al.

Plaintiffs sought to recover on several claims stemming from alleged incidents of sexual harassment against an individual doctor, the hospital where Plaintiff and doctor worked, hospital board members, and former owners. The district court granted summary judgment in favor of several Defendants, and the jury ultimately found for the remaining Defendants on all counts except negligent infliction of... More...   $40000 (08-22-2002 - OK)

Table Steaks v. First Premier Bank, N.A. Mastercard International

[1.] Table Steaks, Inc., brought suit against First Premier Bank, NA (First Premier) and MasterCard International (MasterCard) after they terminated the credit card processing agreement and placed Table Steaks on the Combined Terminated Merchant File. A jury awarded Table Steaks a verdict of $259,000. We affirm.

FACTS

[2.] Table Steaks is a restaurant and bar that also contains pool t... More...   $259000 (08-21-2002 - SD)

Edward A. Wojcik v. Debra Wojcik v. Massachusetts State Lottery Commission, et al.

Appellant Edward Wojcik ("Wojcik") and his wife, Debra, brought suit against the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission ("Lottery Commission") and a handful of Lottery Commission officials for damages arising out of Wojcik's termination as a Lottery Commission employee. After dismissing the claims against one defendant on Eleventh Amendment grounds, the district court granted the remaining defenda... More...   $0 (08-20-2002 - MA)

State Farm Insurance Company v. John W. Wier and Richard L. Pyorre

State Farm Insurance Company brought suit against two former agents for using customer lists to solicit business previously written by the agents when they were associated with State Farm. John Wier and Richard Pyorre both terminated their relationships with State Farm and became associated with Mercury Insurance Group. State Farm sued them claiming misappropriation of trade secrets and breach o... More...   $12600000 (08-15-2002 - CA)

Richard Thomas v. Dick Hileman and Edward Masters

In June 2001, plaintiff, Richard Thomas, filed an amended complaint alleging malicious prosecution against defendants, Dick Hileman and Edward Masters. The malicious prosecution action arose from a defamation action brought by Hileman, through Hileman's attorney, Masters, against Thomas. See Hileman v. Thomas, No. 4-00-0514 (December 5, 2000) (unpublished order under Supreme Court Rule 23). In ... More...   $0 (08-14-2002 - IL)

Medical Air Technology Corporation v. Marwin Investment, Inc., et al.

Medical Air Technology appeals a judgment rendered after a bench trial involving a closely held corporation's financial travails and allegations of fiduciary violations by one of its investors. The plaintiff Medical Air, the closely held corporation, presents two claims of error: 1) that the district court applied the wrong legal standard for a shareholder's fiduciary duty to a closely held corpor... More...   $0 (08-14-2002 - MA)

Apani Southwest, Inc. v. Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc.

Plaintiff-Appellant, Apani Southwestern, Inc. ("Apani"), appeals from the district court's dismissal of its antitrust claims against Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. ("CCE") arising out of a contract between CCE and the city of Lubbock, Texas (the "City"), which granted CCE the exclusive right to sell bottled water on property owned by the City. For the reasons stated herein, we affirm.

FACTUA... More...   $0 (08-12-2002 - TX)

ZIXIT CORPORATION and ZIXCHARGE.COM, INC. v. VISA U.S.A., INC. AND VISA INTERNATIONAL SERVICE ASSOCIATION

Business Disparagement, Defamation (Individual Statements), Defamation (Statements as as a Whole), and Tortious Interference with Prospective Business Relationships.

In what may be the first case of it's kind to be resolved at trial, Dallas-based ZixIt Corporation sued Visa USA and Visa International Service Association in December 1999, alleging that a Visa employee had caused Zixit's stock... More...   $0 (08-02-2002 - TX)

Sandra Smith v. Cigna Healthplan of Arizona, et al.

1 Appellant Sandra Smith, M.D., sued appellees, CIGNA HealthPlan of Arizona, Mitchell Hall, and Gilbert Burkel (collectively, "CIGNA") for tortious interference with her employment and wrongful discharge. The trial court granted CIGNA's motion for summary judgment, concluding that Smith's claim was preempted by the National Labor Relations Act, 29 U.S.C. 141 through 187 (the Act). Smith app... More...   $0 (08-01-2002 - AZ)

Dean Kinney and David Hall v. Bobby Weaver, etc., et al.

Plaintiffs-Appellees Dean Kinney and David Hall brought suit against seven law enforcement officials, the seven cities or counties that employ these officials, and the East Texas Police Chiefs' Association,(2) asserting four claims: (1) a 42 U.S.C. 1985(2) claim alleging conspiracy against Kinney and Hall because of their testimony in judicial proceedings, (2) a 42 U.S.C. 1983 claim alleging v... More...   $0 (08-01-2002 - TX)

Accrued Financial v. Prime Retail, Inc.

The district court declined to enforce, as void against public policy, contracts and related assignments between Accrued Financial Ser- vices, Inc. ("AFS") and its clients, who were tenants in outlet shop- ping malls. The contracts provided that AFS would conduct audits of the tenants' leases with their landlords and retain 40-50% of any dis- crepancy that AFS would discover and collect for t... More...   $0 (07-29-2002 - MD)

Tammy Brown v. State Farm Fire and Casualty Company, et al.

1 Plaintiff/Appellant, Tammy Brown ("Brown"), seeks review of an order granting summary judgment in favor of Defendants/Appellees, JJMA Investigations and Consultants ("JJMA") and Jody Cooper ("Cooper"). Defendant State Farm Fire and Casualty Company ("State Farm") issued an insurance policy on Brown's Henryetta, Oklahoma home covering loss due to fire. On March 17, 2000, and again on March 18, 20... More...   $1 (07-22-2002 - OK)

Lester A. Gore and Kathleen Gore v. Donald N. Sherard, et al.

Appellants Lester and Kathleen Gore (the Gores) moved onto the Donaldson Ranch (the ranch) in Platte County, Wyoming in November 1973 as subleasees, and continued to live on the 2,339 acre ranch until the time of trial. In 1976, the Gores executed a written lease with a six-year term with the then owner of the ranch, Ross Donaldson. The Gores moved a mobile home onto a permanent foundation on ... More...   $0 (07-22-2002 - WY)

Kurt R.E. Madsen v. Audrain Health Care

Dr. Madsen is a licensed physician specializing in orthopedics medicine who worked in Mexico, Missouri, for Audrain Health Care, Inc. In his complaint, Madsen alleges that on August 14, 1997, he entered into a contract ("Physician Agreement") with Audrain, which provided for Madsen to establish an orthopedic medical practice in Mexico in return for a guaranteed minimum income paid by Audrain.... More...   $0 (07-18-2002 - MO)

Hartsel Springs Ranch of Colorado, Inc., et al. v. Bluegreen Corporation

Plaintiff-Appellant Hartsel Springs Ranch of Colorado, Inc. ("HSR") appeals from the dismissal of its suit against Defendant-Appellee Bluegreen Corporation. The district court ruled that the suit violated the rule against claim-splitting, and that it was an improper attempt to circumvent its orders in a separate pending suit between the same parties. Because the two lawsuits were brought on behalf... More...   $0 (07-17-2002 - CO)

ACT v. Sylvan Learning

This case arises from agreements entered into by Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc., and the National Association of Securities Dealers, Inc. (NASD), concerning the operation and transfer of computer-based testing (CBT) centers owned by NASD. ACT, Inc., contends that its own dealings with NASD before Sylvan came on the scene and Sylvan's behavior in doing business with NASD provide the basis for it... More...   $0 (07-11-2002 - IA)

Suffield Development Associates Limited Partnership v. National Loan Investors, L.P., et al.

The plaintiff, Suffield Development Associates Limited Partnership, appeals from the judgment of the Appellate Court affirming the trial court's judgment in favor of the defendants, National Loan Investors, L.P. (National), the law firm of Berman and Sable, and attorney James W. Oliver.1 Suffield Development Associates Ltd. Partnership v. National Loan Investors, L.P., 64 Conn. App. 192, 19... More...   $0 (07-09-2002 - CT)

Perry Williams, et al. v. Professional Transportation, Inc., et al.

Defendant, CSX Transportation, Inc. ("CSXT"), a subsidiary of CSX Corporation, appeals from the district court's judgment order and accompanying findings of fact and conclusions of law enforcing a previous settlement agreement between CSXT and plaintiff, Wil- liams Transport ("Williams"). CSXT also appeals the district court's award of attorneys' fees to Williams. Williams cross-appeals the d... More...   $140000 (07-01-2002 - WV)

Law Office of Curtis V. Trinko, L.L.P. v. Bell Atlantic Corporation

This is an appeal of a dismissal of a class action brought on behalf of a class consisting of customers who received local phone service in the region served by Bell Atlantic from a company other than Bell Atlantic. 1 In recent years, the federal government has changed its policy with respect to the structure of local phone service markets, which had been controlled by state-sanctioned local monop... More...   $0 (06-27-2002 - NY)

Victor Johnson v. Monica Rodriguez, et al.

Appellant Victor Johnson of Arizona, putative father of a child born out of wedlock and subsequently adopted by a married couple, filed a complaint in the district court against the biological mother, the adoptive parents and The Adoption Center of Choice. He contended that the Utah Adoption Statue, as applied to him, violated the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Utah Code Ann. 7... More...   $0 (06-19-2002 - UT)

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