Monday, January 03, 2005

Breach of Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing -- Not enough. Sterling National Bank breached its duty of good faith and fair dealing to National Market Share, Inc. by failing to honor approximately $800,000 in payroll checks. However, it was National Market's Share's faithless principal who had caused the company to go out of business. Hence, the bank was only ordered to pay nominal damages of $1. The Second Circuit affirmed. The decision in National Market Share, Inc. v. Sterling National Bank can be found here.

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