Gold, Albanese & Barletti L.L.C. represented Roseland Properties. This case involved claims for tortious interference with business relationships by way of slander and defamation. The plaintiff is a valet dry cleaner. It alleged that defendant’s staff interfered with his contractual relations with the residents of an apartment building by making defamatory remarks about his business and promoting competitors of the Plaintiff allegedly due to receiving gratuities from those other entities. The Plaintiff further alleged that as a result of these false and misleading rumors, many of Plaintiff’s customers began to use other valet dry cleaning services. The defendants denied making the statements that the plaintiff alleged and further argued that the statements it did make were completely true and therefore could not form the basis of a claim as a matter of law. The matter was tried before Judge O’Shaunaghassy in Hudson County in May of 2007 with the jury returning a verdict in favor of the Defendant in less than two hours.