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Tortious Interference Law
Rufus L. Bennett, et al. v. Medtronic, Inc.

This suit arises from Medtronic, Inc.'s effort to enforce covenants not to compete against former employees. Such covenants are variously referred to as non-compete or noncompetition agreements. Medtronic acquired Sofamor Danek, Inc. and created a subsidiary, Medtronic Sofamor Danek, which is based in Memphis, Tennessee (collectively "Medtronic"). One of Medtronic's direct competitors is San... More...   $0 (03-27-2002 - CA)

Marian Hutnick v. Donald Beil

Marian Hutnick (Daughter) appeals from the judgment granting the motion to dismiss of defendant Donald Beil (Son). We affirm.

Daughter and Son are the children of Lillian E. Beil (Mother) and Joseph E. Beil (Father), deceased. Prior to Father's death, he set up the JEB Trust. After his death, Son and Mother became co-trustees of the JEB Trust. In addition, Mother set up her own trust, the LE... More...   $0 (03-26-2002 - MO)

Beathard Joint Venture d/b/a BPB Joint Venture v. The West Houston Airport Corporation

Beathard Joint Venture, formerly known as BPB Joint Venture, appeals the trial court's judgment in favor of The West Houston Airport Corporation and Woody Lesikar. The Airport owns and operates a general aviation airport located west of Houston. The Airport's facilities are open to the public and accommodate aircraft ranging from single engine planes to turboprops and business jets. As part of an ... More...   $0 (03-22-2002 - TX)


Appellants rented a building at 308 Third Street in Louise, Texas, from the owner, Mrs. Gordon. Appellants operated a child-care facility at 308 Third Street. Mrs. Gordon subsequently sold a tract of land ("the property") consisting of four lots, which included 308 Third Street, to appellees. The property adjoined appellees' residence. Appellees allowed appellants to continue operating their child... More...   $0 (03-21-2002 - TX)

William N. McLinden, et al. v. Ronald Coco, Sr., et al.

Appellants-plaintiffs William N. McLinden (McLinden), William D. McLinden, and Southwick Homes, Ltd. (collectively "Southwick Homes") appeal the trial court's judgment in favor of appellees-defendants Ronald R. Coco, Sr. (Coco), and Mutual Development Company, Inc. (collectively, "Mutual Development"), on their claims for breach of fiduciary duty and intentional interference with a contractual rel... More...   $0 (03-20-2002 - IN)

Richard Beeching and National Education Assoc. v. Carol Levee

Carol Levee ("Levee"), the principal of Eggleston Elementary School in South Bend, Indiana, sued Richard Beeching, the UNISERV Director, See footnote and the National Education Association–South Bend ("Beeching") for defamation and tortious interference with a contractual relationship. After a jury trial, the trial court granted Levee's motion for mistrial because it determined that the jury had r... More...   $850 (02-28-2002 - IN)

Justyna Brysiak Clipper v. Bay Oaks Condominium Association, Inc., et al.

Justyna Clipper challenges the circuit court's award of attorney's fees to Bay Oaks Condominium Association and Midnight Pass Properties after they prevailed in her suit against them. The fees were awarded on two bases: a proposal for settlement and a contractual provision in the Bay Oaks Declaration of Condominium. We reverse the fee award based on the proposal for settlement. We also reverse ... More...   $0 (02-08-2002 - FL)

George Lombard and Lomar, Inc. v. Booz-Allen & Hamilton, Inc., et al.

George Lombard and his wholly-owned corporation, Lomar, Inc. (collectively "Lombard" or "he"), 1 appeal from Judge Jones' grant of summary judgment dismissing claims for the intentional interference with prospective economic advantage and for negligence.

Briefly stated, Lombard is a former senior executive of Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Company ("Lockheed"), who hoped to build and operate... More...   $0 (02-06-2002 - NY)

David Goetzke v. Ferro Corporation and Crawford & Company

Ferro Corporation terminated David Goetzke in August 1997 on the ground that he had defrauded it by exaggerating the extent of a work-related injury. In response to his termination, Mr. Goetzke filed this multi-count action in state court against Ferro and Crawford & Company, a third-party administrator retained through Ferro's insurance carrier to administer worker's compensation claims... More...   $0 (02-06-2002 - IN)

William Monaco v. Turbomotive, Inc., et al.

The plaintiff, William Monaco, appeals from the judgment of the trial court in favor of the defendants, Turbomotive, Inc., and H.R. Solutions, Inc. (HRS), rendered after a hearing in damages following the entry of a default against the defendants for failure to comply with the court's order regarding discovery. On appeal, the plaintiff claims that the court improperly concluded that his cla... More...   $0 (02-05-2002 - CT)

Acme Pad Corporation v. Warm Products, Inc.

Warm Products (Warm) is a distributor of wholesale products, including cotton batting marketed under the name "Warm & Natural" that is used by quilt makers and in other craft applications. From 1991 until this litigation was initiated, Warm purchased the product it marketed as Warm & Natural exclusively from Acme Pad (Acme). During this time, Warm's demand for the product increased significantl... More...   $0 (01-25-2002 - MD)

Charles J. Beard v. Edmondson and Gallagher

Edmondson and Gallagher ("E&G"), a real estate development firm, contracted to purchase Alban Towers, an apartment building in Northwest Washington, D.C., from Georgetown University. The deal fell through because E&G no longer could secure adequate financing following a prolonged quiet title action against the Alban Towers Tenants Association ("ATTA"), which had attempted without success to exe... More...   $0 (01-24-2002 - DC)

The Procter & Gamble Company, et al. v. Amway Corporation, et al.

P&G manufactures and distributes numerous household products. Since the late 1970's and early 1980's, rumors of links to Satanism have circulated throughout the United States. A common version alleges that P&G's president admitted to worshiping Satan on a television talk show and that a portion of P&G's profits goes to the church of Satan. The rumor has circulated in the form of voicemail messages... More...   $0 (01-18-2002 - TX)

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)

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