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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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Why Cheryl Cole's Breach of Contract Claim Against X-Factor Will Fail

Earlier today, it was reported that Cheryl Cole has sued the X-Factor for breach of contract. Long Island, NY breach of contract lawyer explains why she'll lose.

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Liquidated Damages: Limits Your Recovery for NY Breach of Contract?

Can a liquidated damages clause limit your recovery? Possibly, yes. View here for more about liquidated damages from a New York business litigation lawyer.

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Why Ignoring an Inflated Bill is a Particularly Bad Idea in NY

If you've ever gotten an inflated bill (that's right, all of us), a recent decision by one of NY's trial courts reminds us why ignoring it is a terrible idea.

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5 Questions to Consider in a Breach of a New York Non-Compete

Non-compete agreements may be enforced against key employees leaving to work for a competitor. View here for more from a New York non-compete lawyer.

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Instagram: A Study in Anticipatory Breach of Contract in New York

Instagram user files suit in anticipation of the company’s breach of its former terms of service. View here for more from a New York business litigation lawyer.

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Ann Curry: NBC Is Guilty of Breach of Contract After Today Show Firing

News anchor Ann Curry alleges NBC breached her contract when it demoted her from the Today Show. View here for more from a New York breach of contract attorney.

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NY Court: You Can't Avoid Non-Compete By Racing to Court in Another State

It is rare indeed that a New York court will actively refuse to allow a party to avail themselves of the defenses afforded by the courts of a different state.

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Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite: Filing a Breach of Contract Claim in NY

You may be able to bring a breach of contract claim in New York against a multistate company. View here for more from a New York breach of contract attorney.

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Hurdles of Winning a Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claim in New York

Bringing a breach of fiduciary duty claim requires the assistance of a legal professional. View here for more from a New York breach of fiduciary duty attorney.

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Looking for the Paradigm of a Breach of Non-Compete Clause Case? Here it is.

If you were wondering about a real-life example of a Breach of Non-Compete Clause case, wonder no longer. Here it is, explains Long Island, NY attorney.

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Could Lance Armstrong Be on the Hook for Breach of Contract?

Contracts between athletes and companies can be legally binding and enforceable. View here for more from a New York breach of contract attorney.

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New York Insurance Brokers Aren't Going to Like This Decision

A recent decision by one of NY's appellate courts is sure to rankle insurance brokers, allowing a claim that the broker failed to procure adequate insurance

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Tortious Interference in New York: Stealing Musicians Can Get You Sued

A company accused former employees of tortious interference with a contract over music clients. View here for more from a New York business litigation attorney.

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Applicable Contracts to a New York Tortious Interference Claim

Certain types of contracts are applicable to New York tortious interference claims. View here for more from a New York business litigation attorney.

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A-Rod and the Yankees: Claiming Breach if You Violated the Agreement

If you don’t uphold your end of a bargain, you may be unable to claim breach of contract. View here for more from a New York business litigation lawyer.

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Fiduciary Duty and a Hospital/Patient Relationship: 5 Considerations

Does a hospital owe a fiduciary duty to its patients with regard to their personal information? View here for more from a New York business litigation lawyer.

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How Much Must You Pay an Employee Not to Compete Post-Termination?

Is there a set amount of money that you need to pay an employee not to compete after his employment has ended? Long Island, NY noncompete lawyer explains.

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Want Damages? Evidence Is Key in Your NY Breach of Contract Claim

To win damages in a breach of contract action, you must provide sufficient evidence. View here for more from a New York business litigation lawyer.

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Why Trump's Lawyer Was Willing to Sue Bill Maher for Breach of Contract

Is there any rationale for Trump's lawyer agreeing to sue Maher for breach of contract? Long Island, NY breach of contract lawyer Jonathan Cooper weighs in.

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Parties May Waive the Right to Claim Breach of Fiduciary Duty in NY

Two recent New York court decisions uphold breach of fiduciary duty waivers. View here for more from a New York business litigation lawyer.

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Can a Company Terminate a Contract to Avoid Paying Bonuses?

Yahoo terminates contract weeks before hefty bonus payments become due. View here for more info from a New York business litigation lawyer.

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You Can't Recover This for Violation of a Non-Compete Agreement in NY

No matter how badly you may want it, there are some damages you can't recover for breach of a non-compete agreement under New York law, explains Jonathan Cooper

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Does Compensation Impact the Enforceability of a New York Non-Compete?

Wondering if compensation impacts the validity of a non-compete agreement in New York? View here for more from a New York business litigation lawyer.

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Could Instant Messages Create a Binding Contract under New York Law?

Contracts can be breached even when they were not in writing, as evidenced in a recent lawsuit. View here for more from a New York business litigation lawyer.

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Mere Speculation: A Fatal Flaw in a New York Non-Compete Action

Enforcing a non-compete agreement violation claim is an uphill battle for employers. View here for more from a New York business litigation lawyer.

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