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Long Island & Queens, New York Negligent Supervision, Defective Product & Accident Lawyer Blog


The blog by published author of the Free book on New York accident claims, "Why Most Accident Victims Do Not Recover the Full Value of Their Claim," as well as the New Yorker's guide to defective product claims, "Why Are There So Few Successful Defective Products Lawsuits?" is intended to educate the general public about issues of interest, particularly innovations and changes in the law, in the areas of school negligence (and/or negligent supervision), construction accidents, slip and/or trip and fall accidents, auto accidents, and, of course, defective or dangerous products.

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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

Category: Breach of Fiduciary Duty

3/4/2016
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When Fiduciaries Conceal Evidence in Response to a Subpoena

A NY appeals court held that a fiduciary - even a non-party - can be liable for withholding or spoliating evidence in response to a subpoena, says Jonathan Cooper

Category: Breach of Fiduciary Duty

2/29/2016
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Why Fiduciary Duty Doctrine is So Badly Misused

In my experience, there are few legal phrases that are more misunderstood or misapplied than fiduciary duty.

Category: Breach of Fiduciary Duty

2/24/2016
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Why Employees' Bad Acts Are (Almost) Always Imputed to Corp.

Why the important exception to the rule holding defendants liable for their employees actions is so rarely invoked, explains Jonathan Cooper

Category: 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

Category: Breach of Fiduciary Duty

1/13/2016
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Westchester Case Lays Out Paradigm for Piercing Corp. Veil

In a case with salacious - and all-too-common facts - that was reported in this week's New York Law Journal, a Westchester County court declined to dismiss the plaintiff's claim.

Category: Breach of Fiduciary Duty

1/1/2016
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How Not to Choose an Attorney for Your NY Breach of Fiduciary Duty Case

If I had to summarize what I love about what I do it's that it affords me the opportunity to help people who've been legitimately wronged, and to earn a living while doing it.

Category: Breach of Fiduciary Duty

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12/7/2015
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One Way You Can Become Vulnerable to Veil-Piercing Claims

There are some actions - more than others - that can render you vulnerable to veil-piercing claims, explains NY breach of contract lawyer Jonathan Cooper

Category: Breach of Fiduciary Duty

12/3/2015
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Why Apple-Samsung Judge Asked if Lawyer Was "Smoking Crack"

Regardless of a judge's level of frustration, it is incredibly rare that he/she will ask one of the lawyers if they're smoking crack, explains Jonathan Cooper

Category: Breach of Fiduciary Duty

9/21/2015
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Don't Need No Stinkin' Facts: How Fraud Claims Can Survive

There is a rare exception to the requirement that you must show your hand in a business fraud case, explains NY business litigation lawyer Jonathan Cooper

Category: Breach of Fiduciary Duty

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.

Category: Breach of Fiduciary Duty

8/26/2015
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Deposition Goes Totally Off the Rails in a NY Fraud Case

Yes, lawyers are sometimes surprised, even shocked, at what comes out of their clients' mouths at a deposition, explains Jonathan Cooper

Category: Breach of Fiduciary Duty

8/20/2015
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How Trade Secret Theft Cases Render Plaintiffs Vulnerable

Bringing a trade secret theft case is not without its risks, explains NY business litigation attorney Jonathan Cooper.

Category: Breach of Fiduciary Duty

7/29/2015
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A Textbook Case of How to Prove Trade Secret Theft in NY

When it comes to trade secret theft cases, the biggest hurdle for a plaintiff is typically proving that the theft actually occurred, explains Jonathan Cooper

Category: Breach of Fiduciary Duty