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Sindorf v. Jacron Sales Co., Inc.
Citation:27 Md.App. 53, 341 A.2d 856
Sindorf (plaintiff) was a salesman for Jacron Sales Company, Inc. (“Jacron”) (defendant). After a dispute arose over Sindorf’s sales practices, Sindorf resigned from the company. Jacron withheld some of Sindorf’s commissions. In return, Sindorf kept some of his inventory as payment for the commissions that were due to him. He found new employment as a salesman for Tool Box Corporation. Bob Fridkis, a vice president of Jacron, made a call to William Brose, the president of Tool Box. Although their companies were competitors, Fridkis and Brose were friends. During the long phone call, Fridkis made numerous derogatory insinuations regarding Sindorf and commented that Sindorf withheld “quite a bit” of Jacron’s inventory. Sindorf brought a defamation suit against Jacron.
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