Quartey v. A.B. Stars Prods., S.A., 697 N.Y.S.2d 280 (1st Dep’t 1999)

Prizefighter and his manager sued an unlicensed promoter and two licensed co-promoters, seeking a declaration that the parties’ promotion agreement was void and unenforceable, a preliminary injunction against the unlicensed promoter’s assertion of any promotional rights, and damages for bad faith. Unlicensed promoter filed multiple counterclaims and cross-claims. On cross-motions for summary judgment, the Supreme Court, New York County, Charles Ramos, J., declared the agreement void, and the unlicensed promoter appealed. The Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Wallach, J., held that fact issues as to the nature of the unlicensed promoter’s involvement in promoting the prizefighter’s bouts within the state precluded summary judgment. Affirmed as modified; remanded.

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