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Suing one’s employees—current or former—is fraught with expense, risk and the very real possibility of obtaining no relief whatsoever. For these reasons, employers typically do not contemplate or if contemplated decide not to sue employees (outside of the context of...
HESS v. KANOSKI & ASSOCIATES (February 2, 2012) The Kanoski & Associates law firm hired Lawrence Hess in 2001 pursuant to a written employment agreement. Although the arrangement apparently worked well for years, Ronald Kanoski, the firm's president, fired Hess on February 14, 2007. The...
Court Awards Summary Judgment of Non-Infringement but Dismisses Counterclaims for Tortious Interference and False Advertising
In a two-part decision in Heflin v. Coleman Music, Judge Doumar of the Eastern District of Virginia granted summary judgment of non-infringement to Coleman but dismissed Coleman's counterclaims of tortious interference and false advertising that were based on notices of potential infringement...
Jewel Source, Inc. v. Primus Jewels, LLC, 2011 WL 4634019 (S.D.N.Y.)Jewel pleaded itself out of court. Jewel sued Primus for copyright infringement, unfair competition, tortious interference, and related claims. Primus moved to dismiss, and the court granted the motion. Jewel alleged that it...
Sarah Swan, A New Tortious Interference with Contractual Relations: Gender and Erotic Triangles in Lumley v. Gye, 35 Harvard J.L. & Gender __ (2012). This nicely done paper arguing for a substantial contraction of the tort and its remedies reminds me of my own note, also about the gendered...