Doug Li v. John Ross and Ross Construction Co., Inc., Faculty Version
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In Doug Li v. John Ross and Ross Construction Co., Inc., the plaintiff, a Chinese-American, claims he had a significant business relationship with Michelle Greenwood and that the defendant, his brother-in-law, improperly interfered with that relationship by making a series of improper and false statements about the quality of his work. As a result of these statements, the plaintiff claims that Greenwood broke off her relationship with him and instead gave the contract to the defendant's company, Ross Construction Company. The plaintiff also believes that the defendant not only bears a personal grudge, but an ethnic bias as well.
There are three witnesses for the plaintiff and five witnesses for the defendant. The case file deals with issues of tortious interference with a contract, tortious interference with prospective economic advantage, slander, and punitive damages and contains ample material for motion practice.
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Table of Contents
DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT ON PLAINTIFF'S SLANDER CLAIM
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT ON PLAINTIFF'S SLANDER CLAIM
ORDER ON DEFENDANT'S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT ON PLAINTIFF'S SLANDER CLAIM
PLAINTIFF'S CONFIDENTIAL MATERIALS
Initial Interview with Doug/Debra Li
Initial Interview with Mary Ross Li/Mark Ross
Initial Interview with Abigail/Abe Goldstein
DEFENDANTS' CONFIDENTIAL MATERIALS
Initial Interview with John/Joan Ross
Initial Interview with Michelle/Mike Greenwood
Initial Interview with Dave/Darleen Peters
Initial Interview with Bob/Bette Johnson
DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE TO BOTH SIDES
Li's letter to Greenwood and summary estimate
Architectural drawings and floor plans
Blueprint of the chapel structure
Rough estimate of fi xed costs per unit
E-mail message from Greenwood to Li 6/23
E-mail message from Greenwood to Li 7/9
E-mail message from Greenwood to Li 7/11
Letter from Greenwood to Li
Johnson/Li architect report
AIA Standard Form Contract
Financial Information on Ross Construction Co., Inc.
Anders E-mail to Doug Li Re: Cost Overruns
Ross "Spacelook" page