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Wollman v. Littman
Citation:35 A.D.2d 935 (1970)
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The stock of the corporation is held, fifty percent each, by two distinct groups, one of which, the Nierenberg sisters, are plaintiffs, and the other, the Littmans, defendants, each group having equal representation on the board of directors. Defendants, the Littmans, allegedly had the idea for the business and developed a market for the fabrics among its manufacturing customers. Plaintiffs are daughters of Louis Nierenberg, the main stockholder of Louis Nierenberg, Inc., who procures the fabrics and sells them to the corporation. The Littmans charge the plaintiff here and Louis Nierenberg Corporation with seeking to lure away the corporation’s customers for Louis Nierenberg Corporation.
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