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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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8/23/2019
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Former Employer Gets TRO for Employee's Non-Solicit Breach

An August 1, 2019 decision from a NY federal court lays out the blueprint for how and why a former employer succeeded in seeking a TRO for a nonsolicit breach

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5/14/2018
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Can You Be Liable for Texting Someone Who is Driving?

A May 4 decision from one of NY's appellate courts addresses whether one can be held liable for texting someone they know is driving - and gets into an accident

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5/9/2017
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Court: Just Because Non-Compete Says It Doesn't Make it So

A recent decision from a Massachusetts trial court declining to issue a TRO barring a former employee from taking a new job is instructive for employers

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3/31/2017
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Can Existing Employees Be Forced to Sign Non-Competes in NY?

The answer as to whether an employer can force their employees to sign a non-compete mid-stream is a bit complicated, and depends on your jurisdiction

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1/26/2017
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NY Appeals Court: Firing Without Cause Vitiates Non-Compete

In a recent decision, one of NY's appellate courts weighed in on whether firing an employee without cause inherently vitiates their non-compete

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1/20/2016
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How an Employee Manual's Whistleblower Clause Was Worthless

A NY trial court's decision to dismiss a bank employee's breach of contract & wrongful termination claim serves a clear warning to at-will employees everywhere

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10/31/2013
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Gutter Cleaning Not Covered By Labor Law 240(1), Says NY Appeals Court

As noted by a recent appellate court decision, not all types of commercial cleaning are covered by NY's Labor Law worker safety statutes.

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12/11/2011
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How NY"s New Rule in Negligent Supervision Cases Can Lead to Bad Results

NY's new rule in negligent supervision cases - though good - can occasionally lead to bad results. Long Island, NY personal injury lawyer Jonathan Cooper explai

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9/9/2011
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NY Court: Worker Injured in Trip Over Cinder Block at Worksite Must Win

Learn why a NY Court held that by merely tripping over a cinderblock at a construction site that a worker was entitled to a judgment in his favor under NY law.

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8/29/2011
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Why Filing an Insurance Claim for Irene in NY Will Probably Fail

If you're a New Yorker and wondering whether to file an insurance claim for damage you suffered during Irene, you should read this article first.

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8/10/2011
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NY Court: Proof of Last Inspection Needed to Defeat Slip & Fall Claim

Long Island, NY slip & fall attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent appellate decision that proof of the last inspection is needed to defeat slip & fall.

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8/8/2011
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Finding the Silver Lining in a Tragic Queens Car Accident

Long Island & Queens, New York car accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses something good that can be gleaned from an otherwise terribly car crash in Queens.

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8/5/2011
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Injury Claim by Construction Worker Who Tripped Over Doorknob Survives

Long Island, NY construction site injury lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses how an injury claim by a construction Worker who tripped over a doorknob survived.

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7/25/2011
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Construction Worker Falls from Ladder at Brooklyn Site, Seriously Hurt

Long Island, NY construction site accident lawyer discusses a recent worksite tragedy from today's news.

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7/24/2011
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Even After Concrete Slab Collapses, Killing Student, School Stays Open

Long Island & Queens, NY school negligence attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses how a slab collapsed beneath two children, and the school stays open.

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6/23/2011
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Following Several Burn Incidents, Pourable Fuel Gels Recalled

Long Island, NY defective products lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent safety recall of pourable fuel gel in response to several burn incidents.

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6/12/2011
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NY School Loses 5th Grader's Finger Tip - And Won't Admit Negligence

Long Island, NY school negligence lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses recent news of NY School Loses 5th Grader's Finger Tip - And Won't Admit Negligence.

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5/27/2011
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In Big Shift, NY Court Expands Police & EMS Liability for Car Accidents

Long Island & Queens, NY car accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent high court decision that expanded police & EMS liability for car accidents in NY

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3/18/2011
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Brooklyn Jury Finds City School Liable For Injury to Girl During Gym Class, Awards $2.5 Million

If you were wondering whether a school can be held liable for a student's injuries during gym, please read this article, or call Jonathan Cooper at 516.791.5700

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