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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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1/12/2016
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No, You Can't Avoid Judgment by Just Transferring Assets

A recent verdict by a federal jury against a successor corp. serves as a cautionary tale against transferring assets to avoid a judgment, says Jonathan Cooper

Category: Breach of Contract

1/11/2016
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Courts Push Promising New Tool to Reduce E-Discovery Costs

Federal courts have started to promote a promising technology that should reduce significantly litigants' electronic discovery costs, explains Jonathan Cooper

Category: Non-Compete & Employment Agreements

1/10/2016
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Not All Illegal Contracts Are Created Equal - At Least in NY

Just because a contract is illegal doesn't automatically mean it's unenforceable under New York law, explains Jonathan Cooper

Category: Breach of Contract

1/8/2016
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Some Lesser-Known Ways to Recover for Breach of Contract

There are several lesser-known kinds of breach of contract. Before just taking your lumps, it may behoove consumers to make sure that they have no legal recourse

Category: Breach of Contract

1/7/2016
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Why Making Repeated Dismissal Motions in NY is a Bad Idea

Making multiple motions for summary judgment is usually a very bad idea, explains New York business litigation attorney Jonathan Cooper

Category: Business Litigation

1/7/2016
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When a New York Court Rejects Your Liquidated Damages Clause

Just because a New York court invalidated your liquidated damages clause doesn't mean you are without recourse, says NY breach of contract lawyer Jonathan Cooper

Category: Breach of Contract

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: Business Litigation

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: Business Litigation

1/1/2016
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NY Court:Trial Not Needed to Find Employee's Contract Was Breached

Long Island & Brooklyn, NY breach of employment contract lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a case where a court found employment breached as a matter of law.

Category: General

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1/1/2016
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No Tortious Interference Without Breach of Contract, Says NY Court

Long Island, NY breach of contract attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent decision by a NY Federal court dismissing a tortious interference claim.

Category: General

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1/1/2016
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Avoiding the Rush to Judgment in a Breach of Contract Case

Long Island, NY breach of contract lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses why it's important to avoid rushing to judgment in a breach of contract case.

Category: General

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1/1/2016
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Brooklyn Paper Sues Reporter to Enforce Non-Compete Agreement

Long Island & Brooklyn, New York non-compete agreement attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent case where a reporter was sued by his old employer.

Category: General

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1/1/2016
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When NY Courts Will Uphold Liquidated Damages for Breach of a Non-Compete

Long Island, NY non-compete lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses when NY's courts will uphold a liquidated damages clause in a non-compete agreement.

Category: General

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1/1/2016
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NY Trial Court Holds Non-Compete Clause Unenforceable

Long Island, NY non-compete & business litigation attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent case where a NY court held invalid a non-compete agreement.

Category: General

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1/1/2016
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Why Some With a Breach of Fiduciary Duty by a NY Co. Can't Be Helped

Long Island, NY breach of fiduciary duty attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses why some people, who do not provide sufficient information, cannot be helped.

Category: General

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1/1/2016
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At Risk of Stating the Obvious, NY Court Gives Contract Plain Meaning

Long Island, NY breach of contract attorney Jonathan Cooper explains why a NY Court refused an elevator maintenance company's attempt to overreach on a contract

Category: General

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1/1/2016
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How Some NY Non-Solicitation Agreements Go Too Far

Some non-solicitation agreements are legitimate - and will be upheld by NY's courts; others won't. This article discusses the differences between the two.

Category: General

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1/1/2016
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Breach of Contract Action Between Swatch & Tiffany Looks Imminent

Based upon public statements made by both companies regarding their break-up, it certainly looks like there will be litigation between the 2 corporate giants.

Category: General

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1/1/2016
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Poetic Justice? One NY Lawyer Sues Another for Breach of Contract

Not that this should come as any surprise, but New York lawyers are not immune from breach of contract lawsuits. NY business litigation lawyer explains

Category: General

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1/1/2016
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Ex-Associate Waived Breach of Employment Contract Claim, Says NY Firm

One NY firm is asserting that its ex-associate waived his right to bring a wrongful termination claim. NY breach of contract attorney Jonathan Cooper explains.

Category: General

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1/1/2016
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Why a NY Unemployment Board Finding Has No Bearing on a Lawsuit

Learn why a NY Unemployment Board's finding has no bearing on a subsequent lawsuit under NY law from Long Island, New York non-compete attorney Jonathan Cooper.

Category: General

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1/1/2016
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Did Someone Breach your New York Oral Contract? You May Have a Claim

You may be able to recover for breach of contract even without a written agreement. View here for more from a New York breach of contract lawyer.

Category: General

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1/1/2016
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NY Financial Advisers and Their Clients: Does a Fiduciary Duty Exist?

Financial advisers may owe a fiduciary duty to their clients. View this page for more from a New York breach of fiduciary duty lawyer.

Category: General

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1/1/2016
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Oral Contracts Can Be Binding in New York: Just Ask Shakira!

Pop star Shakira has been sued in New York for breach of an oral contract. View here for more about oral agreements from a New York business litigation lawyer.

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1/1/2016
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Supreme Court Rebukes State Court for Disregarding Arbitration Clause

In a brief, but stinging, opinion the US Supreme Court sent back a case to a State Supreme Court after the State court refused to apply properly the FAA.

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