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 accidents, slip and/or trip and fall accidents, auto accidents, and, of course, defective or dangerous products.
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- To Compete or Not to Compete: The Definitive Insider's Guide to Non-Compete Agreements Under New York Law
- When Schools Fail to Protect Our Kids
- When You Don't Have a Written Agreement
- Why Most Accident Victims Do Not Recover the Full Value of Their Claim
- Why Are There So Few Successful Defective Products Lawsuits?
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Belk Sues Former CEO and Competitor Gamestop for Trade Secret Theft, Poaching EmployeesSuing its ex-CEO in North Carolina federal court, Belk accused him of using its confidential salary information to entice a slew of employees to join Gamestop
New York's Child Victims Act Opens Door to Some, But Not All, ClaimsWhile the passage of New York's Child Victims Act was undoubtedly significant, many claims still fall outside its purview, explains Jonathan Cooper
Appeals Court: Bankruptcy Doesn't Preempt Tortious Interference Claim Under NY LawA surprising decision from NY's Court of Appeals recently held that state law based tortious interference claims aren't necessarily preempted by bankruptcy
NY Court Dismisses Tortious Interference Claim From the Get-GoIn a rare move, a NY federal court dismissed a plaintiff's tortious interference claim at the pleadings stage - even before any discovery was had
You Can't Win an Unfair Competition Claim Without ThisWithout a doubt, the most challenging prong to establishing an unfair competition claim is the "bad faith" element. Here's how you prove it.
Two (Rare) Times Punitive Damages Claims Can Succeed in NYProving a punitive damages claim is far from easy, at least in New York. Jonathan Cooper explains when these claims will be allowed to proceed
The Best Defense to Tortious Interference Claims in New YorkWhen it comes to tortious interference with contract claims, one of required elements makes it tough to prove your case under NY law, says Jonathan Cooper
One Sign Your Breach of Contract Claim Isn't Taken SeriouslyThere are those rare occasions where it's obvious that your lawsuit isn't being taken seriously, explains Jonathan Cooper