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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When Attorneys Go Way Too Far Recently, I attended a non-party deposition in a commercial litigation matter arising out of a dispute over who is the rightful owner of a particular property in New York.
How Not Being Licensed Can Cost You Your Fee In New York I understand why the Court, and the New York Legislature set up the rules in this fashion: if they allowed unlicensed contractors to still get paid for work that requires a license.
Despite Lack of Formal Relationship, Accountant Can Be Liable In Fraud & Negligence, NY Appeals Court Holds While it is true that, generally speaking, you can't recover in fraud or negligence against someone unless you actually have an agreement with them (or in legal terms, are "in privity"), there is a narrow - but important - exception to this rule.
Revealing Your Well-Prepared Hand Can Yield The Best Results in NY Business Litigation I recently had an experience where an extremely costly commercial lawsuit about a claimed breach of contract and misappropriation of propietary intellectual property by a ddiuciary of a New York small business was avoided.
NY Court Allows Service of Legal Papers via Facebook In a landmark ruling earlier this year, a New York court allowed service of legal papers via Facebook, explains NY business litigation attorney Jonathan Cooper
When Appealing an Awful Decision May Be the Wrong Move When you get handed a bad decision, you will often have more than one option, explains NY business litigation attorney Jonathan Cooper.
Why NY Courts Won't Just Throw Out Frivolous Lawsuits Just because it's obvious to you that the lawsuit is frivolous doesn't mean a court will just throw it out, says business litigation attorney Jonathan Cooper
Why Most Defamation Lawsuits Fail (at Least in New York) Public humiliation alone is not enough to win a defamation lawsuit, explains NY business litigation lawyer Jonathan Cooper