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New York Noncompete, Trade Secret & School Negligence Blog

This blog by the six-time published author Jonathan Cooper, is intended to educate the general public about issues of interest, particularly innovations and changes in the law, in the areas of non-compete agreements, breach of contract matters, school negligence (and/or negligent supervision), construction accidentsslip and/or trip and fall accidentsauto accidents, and, of course, defective or dangerous products

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7/18/2018
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New Damages Rule for Trade Secret, Unjust Enrichment Claims

In May, 2018, NY's Court of Appeals altered the rules on how a plaintiff can prove damages in a trade secret theft or unjust enrichment claim. It's a big deal.

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1/24/2018
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With Non-Competes, Choose to Win the War, Not the Battle

Following a two-day hearing in a bet-the-business case, we successfully resolved a non-compete case for our clients by focusing on their long-term plans

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3/10/2016
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Does Bankruptcy Immunize Company From Non-Compete Claims?

When OfficeMax and A & P squared off over a senior level employee's non-compete, Court was called to address whether bankruptcy rendered the case moot

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3/8/2016
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How NY's High Court Made It Easier to Prove/Win Fraud Claims

A few years back, NY's Court of Appeals went out of its way to allow a fraud claim to proceed, opening the door for other, similar claims, says Jonathan Cooper

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2/8/2016
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Is My Non-Compete Agreement Enforceable Under New York law?

In response to the significant number of times I've been asked this question, here's a summary of what New York's highest court has said on the subject

Category: Keyword Search: breach of fiduciary duty

2/2/2016
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Strange But True: Partnership Agreements Need Not Be Written

Strange as it may sound, partnerships don't inherently need to be written in order to be enforced - at least not in NY - explains Jonathan Cooper

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1/29/2016
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Co. Lies About Discovery, Gets Caught; and Gets Hit for $2MM

Let there be no mistake: if you're lying in order to stonewall your adversary, and it's obvious to a Federal Judge, you do so at your own peril.

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1/5/2016
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Why a NY Court Won't Enjoin a Defendant from Defaming You

There's a reason why it's almost impossible to get an injunction barring a defendant from defaming you in New York, explains Jonathan Cooper

Category: Keyword Search: breach of fiduciary duty

1/5/2016
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Principles v. Pragmatism: How Trial Can Be Bad for You

It's scary how some people get angry, lose all focus, and refuse to settle their cases - no matter how bad an economic decision that may be for them

Category: Keyword Search: breach of fiduciary duty

1/1/2016
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Why Fraudulent Concealment Claims Are So Tough to Win in NY

Under New York law, when a seller hides information that is critical to the buyer's decision to invest or not to invest, it's fraudulent concealment.

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9/3/2015
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How Bad Behavior in Fiduciary Breach Case Ended in Disaster

This is Exhibit A in how a client's truly awful behavior in a breach fiduciary duty and fraud case can lead to disaster, explains Jonathan Cooper.

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8/27/2015
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One Sign Your Breach of Contract Claim Isn't Taken Seriously

There are those rare occasions where it's obvious that your lawsuit isn't being taken seriously, explains Jonathan Cooper

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1/24/2010
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When New York Lawyers Try To Defend The Indefensible

In a scathing decision, a federal judge recently sanctioned attorneys who effectively fostered over one year of needless litigation because they refused to disclose that the subject of the litigation had already been rendered moot. For more articles and information pertaining to commercial litigation, accident and defective product claims in New York, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com.

Category: Keyword Search: breach of fiduciary duty