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Tortious Interference Law
Electronic Bankcard Systems, Inc., et al. v. Retriever Industries, Inc., d/b/a Retriever Payment Systems, et al.

On February 5, 1999, appellants, Electronic Bankcard Systems, Inc. (EBS), and its owner, Glenn Francis (Francis), filed suit against appellees, Retriever Industries, Inc. (RII), Retriever Payment Systems (RPS), Retriever Sales, Inc. (RSI), First National Bank of Omaha (FNBO), and Walter Raines (Raines). RPSI, Inc. (RPSI) intervened in the lawsuit as a defendant. Appellants' suit alleged tortious ... More...   $0 (01-31-2003 - TX)

This acrimonious dispute between defendant-appellant Designs by FMC, Inc. ("Designs") and plaintiff-appellee KPS & Associates, Inc. ("KPS") is a diversity breach of contract action that comes to us following the entry of a default judgment against Designs and a damages award of $367,154 plus prejudgment interest. Designs challenges the entry of default and the subsequent determination of damages, ... More...   $0 (01-28-2003 - MA)

The Money Masters, Inc., et al. v. TRW, Inc., et al.

The Money Masters, Inc. (Money Masters), The Masters of Money and Credit Corp. (Masters of Money), The Masters System, Inc. (Masters System), and Bruce Danielson (Danielson) (collectively appellants) appeal summary judgments in favor of TRW, Inc. (TRW), Trans Union Corp. (Trans Union), CSC Credit Services, Inc. (CSC), Experian Corp. (Experian), TRW/Experian employees Diane Fleming (Fleming) and Ke... More...   $0 (01-24-2003 - TX)

Rhino Linings USA, Inc. v. Rocky Mountain Rhino Lining, Inc.

In this case, we review Rocky Mountain Rhino Lining, Inc. v. Rhino Linings USA, Inc., 37 P.3d 458 (Colo. App. 2002), in which the court of appeals affirmed the trial court's treble damage award to Rocky Mountain Rhino Lining, the plaintiff, pursuant to the Colorado Consumer Protection Act (CCPA).

In our view, the evidence does not support an actionable CCPA claim. Hence, we hold that the cl... More...   $0 (01-17-2003 - CA)

Whitley v. Chamouris

The sole issue in this appeal is whether expert testimony is required to establish proximate causation in a legal malpractice action.

Thomas L. Chamouris, Jr., engaged Angela D. Whitley to represent him in an action against his former employer. Whitley filed suit in federal court on Chamouris' behalf alleging racial discrimination, intentional infliction of emotional distress, ... More...   $62000 (01-10-2003 - VA)

TRI, Inc. v. Boise Cascade Office Products, Inc. and Honeywell, Inc.

Boise Cascade Office Products, Inc. ("Boise") is a nationwide distributor of thousands of office products manufactured by hundreds of vendors. In February 1998, Boise and Honeywell, Inc. entered into a Master Agreement establishing terms and procedures whereby Honeywell offices located throughout the United States and Canada could purchase office products from Boise. The terms of the Agreement... More...   $0 (01-08-2003 - MN)

Tony Ette v. Lynn-Mar Community School District, et al.

Linn-Mar High School has adopted what is commonly known as a "zero tolerance" policy concerning students' use or possession of tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. This case involves a ninth grader who was caught with cigarettes while on a school band trip to San Antonio, Texas. He was returned home, alone, via Greyhound bus. The youngster survived the 1100-mile journey, but his distraught father sued the... More...   $0 (12-18-2002 - IA)

Randy Taylor v. Apollo Metal Specialities, Inc. and Danny Pilgrim

Randy Trainor sued his former employer, Apollo Metal Specialties, Inc., and Apollo's majority stockholder, Danny Pilgrim, alleging disability employment discrimination in violation of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 12111-17 ("ADA"), and raising state law claims of discrimination, retaliatory discharge, breach of contract, tortious interference with an employment contr... More...   $0 (12-17-2002 - OK)

Gould & Ratner v. Vigilant Insurance Company

Gould & Ratner, a law firm, purchased the insurance policy from Vigilant Insurance Company doing business as Chubb Group of Insurance Companies (Vigilant). Gould & Ratner was sued by David Carmell for defamation and breach of fiduciary duty (the underlying suit). Gould & Ratner notified Vigilant of the suit. Vigilant said it had no duty to defend or indemnify Gould & Ratner in the underlying suit ... More...   $0 (12-12-2002 - IL)

FutureSource LLC v. Reuters Limited, et al.

The defendants in this diversity suit for breach of contract and tortious interference with contract (affiliated corporations that we'll call "Reuters") appeal from the grant of a preliminary injunction to the plaintiff, FutureSource. The appeal raises issues of copy-right and bankruptcy law, as well as of the common law of Illinois - actually there's no discussion of choice of law issues, ... More...   $0 (11-27-2002 - IL)

Stephen M. Moss v. Camp Pemigewassett, Inc., et al.

Stephen Moss, a former archery counselor at Camp Pemigewasset, a summer camp for boys ("the Camp"), claims that he was defamed by the Camp's director, Robert Grabill. The gravamen of the complaint is that Grabill stated to an assistant counselor that he had received a complaint regarding Moss through the State of New Hampshire concerning inappropriate contact with boys at the Camp-an admittedly fa... More...   $0 (11-27-2002 - NH)

Vingcard Systems, Inc. v. Hospitality Systems, Inc.

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 Merrimac. VingCard and VCI appeal th... More...   $12736699 (11-15-2002 - TX)

Wolfgang Hirczy De Mino v. Veronica Alvarez

De Miņo brought this suit against Alvarez alleging, among other things, tortious interference with his employment and seeking to enjoin Alvarez from interfering with De Miņo's employment and business relationships. De Miņo's petition alleged that he lost his job with the University of Houston after Alvarez lodged a harassment complaint against him in retaliation for De Miņo's appearance as an int... More...   $0 (11-15-2002 - TX)

D. Bruce McMahan, et al. v. William A. Toto

Recent events in this case illustrate that "when we write to a state law issue, we write in faint and disappearing ink." Sultenfuss v. Snow, 35 F.3d 1494, 1504 (11th Cir. 1994) (en banc) (Carnes, J., dissenting). The disappearing ink here is that which we used in our previous opinion in this case to express our holding about whether the Florida Supreme Court would apply its offer of judgment statu... More...   $0 (11-08-2002 - FL)

Don King Enterprises v. Top Rank, Inc.

Tortious interference in a prospective economic advantage claim by Don King Enterprises against Top Rank, Inc. King claimed that Top Rank stole the rights to boxer Julio Cesar Chavez and asked for $8 million in damages. King further claimed that Arum interfered with two of his 1998 contracts and broke a 1996 agreement on joint ventures with Chavez.

Top Rank blamed King's mismanagement of Ch... More...   $0 (11-05-2002 - FL)

Forms World of Illinois, Inc. v. Magna Bank, N.A. and Magna Group, Inc.

In this sale-of-goods case involving the statute of frauds (Ill. Rev. Stat. 1987, ch. 26, par. 2-201 (now 810 ILCS 5/2-201 (West 2000))), Forms World of Illinois, Inc., appeals from the trial court's June 4, 2001, order granting motions for summary judgment filed on behalf of Magna Bank, N.A., and Magna Group, Inc. We affirm.

The relationship between the parties dates back to December 1988, ... More...   $0 (11-04-2002 - IL)

Illinois Bell Telephone Co., etc., et al. v. Plote, Inc.

Plote, Inc., Allied Asphalt Paving Company and Milburn Brothers, Inc. (collectively Plote or plaintiff), appeal from the judgement of the circuit court of Cook County granting a motion pursuant to section 2-615 of the Code of Civil Procedure (735 ILCS 5/2-615 (West 2000)) in favor of counterdefendant Illinois Bell Telephone Company, d/b/a Ameritech Illinois (Bell or defendant), dismissing counts I... More...   $0 (10-28-2002 - IL)

Illinois Bell Telephone Co. v. Plote, Inc.

Plote, Inc., Allied Asphalt Paving Company and Milburn Brothers, Inc. (collectively Plote or plaintiff), appeal from the judgement of the circuit court of Cook County granting a motion pursuant to section 2-615 of the Code of Civil Procedure (735 ILCS 5/2-615 (West 2000)) in favor of counterdefendant Illinois Bell Telephone Company, d/b/a Ameritech Illinois (Bell or defendant), dismissing count... More...   $0 (10-21-2002 - IL)

Gary Hoblyn and Michelle Hoblyn v. Margurette Johnson, et al.

The teenage daughter of Appellants Gary and Michelle Hoblyn (the parents) accused her father of abuse. While the charges were being investigated, the parents took the daughter to stay temporarily with her grandparents in Nebraska but would not permit her to take her horse. The daughter undertook efforts, with the assistance of a state brand inspector, to obtain possession of her horse. Though ... More...   $0 (10-10-2002 - WY)

Open Software Foundation, Inc. and Hewlett Packard Company v. United States Fidelity and Guaranty Co.

Plaintiffs Open Software Foundation (OSF) and Hewlett-Packard (HP) brought this diversity action against USF&G, their general commercial liability insurer, claiming that USF&G had a duty to defend a lawsuit filed against them by Addamax Corporation, a software manufacturer. (1) After OSF decided not to bundle Addamax security software into its UNIX-based operating system, Addamax sued OSF in 1989,... More...   $0 (10-04-2002 - MA)

McKown v. Pennsylvania Regional Tissue and Transplant Bank, Inc.

The plaintiffs in this case claimed that the body of George McKown, age 53, ended up in a BFI Waste System plant. Plaintiffs donated George's body to the International Institute for the Advancement of Medicine, a branch of Scranton, Pennsylvania based Regional Tissue and Transplant Bank. The McKown family sued Pennsylvania Regional Tissue and Transplant Bank and BFI for tortious interference wit... More...   $240000 (10-01-2002 - FL)

Toby Gottling v. P.R., Inc. d/b/a Carbmaster and Kelly Peterson

1 We granted this interlocutory appeal to decide whether the trial court correctly ruled that an at will employee who claims to have been discriminated against by her employer and who is unable to seek relief under the Utah Anti-Discrimination Act can pursue a civil action for wrongful termination in contravention of an alleged public policy against sex discrimination.


2 Pl... More...   $0 (09-30-2002 - UT)

Marlin Oil Corporation and Ralph L. Harvey v. Barby Energy Corp. and Bradford Guy Barby

1 Defendants/Appellants, Barby Energy Corporation and Bradford Guy Barby (collectively Barby), seek review of the trial court's orders granting judgment based on a jury verdict in favor of Plaintiff/Appellee, Marlin Oil Corporation (Marlin), and awarding costs, attorney fees, and prejudgment interest to Marlin. We reverse to the extent the trial court awarded prejudgment interest to Marlin, and af... More...   $304261 (09-26-2002 - OK)

Dun & Bradstreet Software Services, Inc., et al. v. Grace Consulting, Inc., et al.

This appeal presents serious problems of alleged copyright infringement in an evolving and highly competitive world of computer technology that challenges the effectiveness of our well-established copyright laws. Formerly known as Dun & Bradstreet Software Services, Inc. (DBS), Geac Computer Systems, Inc. (collectively Geac) is the undisputed owner of certain proprietary, copyrig... More...   $0 (09-25-2002 - NJ)

Dean Kinney and David Hall v. Bobby Weaver, 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, 1 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 alle... More...   $0 (09-25-2002 - TX)

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