Simon Property's Kickback Scheme Suit Gets Green Light

Law360, New York (August 3, 2012, 4:05 PM EDT) -- A Florida marketing company executive can't dodge claims he defrauded retail real estate operator Simon Property Group Inc. and played a role in a kickback scheme that allegedly involved a former Simon Property director, according to a federal judge's order Wednesday.

In denying a request by Timothy Herman, a principal in Image Marketing Group, to dismiss nine of 11 claims lodged against him, Judge Gregory A. Presnell of the Middle District of Florida blasted Herman's contention that Simon Property bore a fiduciary responsibility for knowing about...
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