Wathne Imports, Ltd.
v.
PRL USA, Inc.

Not overruled or negatively treated on appealinfoCoverage
Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department, New York.Jun 18, 2015
129 A.D.3d 555 (N.Y. App. Div. 2015)
129 A.D.3d 55510 N.Y.S.3d 4352015 N.Y. Slip Op. 5268

06-18-2015

WATHNE IMPORTS, LTD., Plaintiff–Appellant, v. PRL USA, INC., et al., Defendants–Respondents.

Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, New York (L. Peter Parcher of counsel), for appellant. Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, New York (Robert I. Steiner of counsel), for respondents.


Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP, New York (L. Peter Parcher of counsel), for appellant.

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, New York (Robert I. Steiner of counsel), for respondents.

Opinion Order, Supreme Court, New York County (Charles E. Ramos, J.), entered January 7, 2015, which granted defendants' motion to strike plaintiff's jury demand, unanimously affirmed, without costs.

The court properly granted defendants' motion, as the primary relief sought in the complaint—an injunction enjoining defendants from further interference with plaintiff's licensing rights—is equitable in nature, and the claims for damages are “incidental” (Krulwich v. Posner, 272 A.D.2d 160, 709 N.Y.S.2d 393 [1st Dept.2000] ).

We have considered plaintiff's remaining arguments, including that defendants should be judicially estopped from arguing that plaintiff is not entitled to a jury trial, and find them unavailing.

GONZALEZ, P.J., TOM, FRIEDMAN, KAPNICK, JJ., concur.