An action for an accounting is an equitable cause of action. As discussed below, for statute of limitations purposes, the cause of action for an accounting must sometimes be distinguished from the remedy of an accounting. When, for instance, the gravamen of a Complaint is based on some other cause of action, such as conversion [...]
A “libel” is a false statement. Thus, libel, in the sense of defamation (referred to below as “ordinary libel”), and trade libel are similar in that they are causes of action available to plaintiffs about whom, or about whose trade or goods, false statements are made. However, “libel” in the sense of defamation is a [...]
Interference with economic relations can take two forms -- interference with a contract, and interference with a business relationship which has not yet ripened into a contract. Read More >>
An agent is a person who acts for a principal in dealings with third parties. The agent stands in the shoes of the principal when entering into transactions with third parties on behalf of the principal. An agent can act for the principal in numerous ways and for different purposes. One such purpose would the [...]
A cause of action for fraud can arise when a party misrepresents material facts, makes false promises, or otherwise deceives another party with the intention of depriving them of their money, property, and/or rights as discussed in this article.