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May 2015 Archives

Am I bound by a non-competition agreement?

Last week's post on the New York City Business and Commercial Law Blog introduced New York employees to the world of restrictive covenants and outlined what a solicitation agreement is. This week, we will look at another type of covenant: a non-competition agreement.

What is a non-solicitation agreement?

When New York residents are about to begin a new job, they are often presented with a number of forms and contracts that they are supposed to sign. These documents can hold certain sections that may go unnoticed by the employee at the time of signing. Unfortunately, provisions in these forms can come back to haunt employees when they least expect it. Many times restrictive covenants are the most common.

Tortious interference contract dispute in Manhattan court

There are a number of different legal responses, options and protections that may be available when a contract has been breached or interfered with. A dispute between a publicist and the producers of a Broadway musical was recently in a Manhattan court. The publicist, who had been hired to help promote the Broadway musical, sent emails under a fake name to a potential investor and the investor's lawyers warning that the producers of the show had been tricked into a fraud scheme. Because of the emails, the investor changed his mind and reversed his decision to provide $2.5 million for the musical.

Does my contract dispute belong in small claims court?

When two parties enter into an agreement, the hope and aim is that everyone will adhere to their side of the bargain and everything will go as planned. Unfortunately, however, this is not always the case and for one reason or another, issues such as delays or unexpected events can cause the contract to remain unfulfilled and a breach to take place. A breach of contract takes place when one party does not fulfill their end of the bargain. Some examples of this are when a party does not perform on time or perform in accordance with the terms of the contract. What can the other party do if a contract is breached?

We represent employers in employment litigation cases

Though many New York residents start new business projects because they enjoy spending their time, money and effort in creating something new, they also do it to receive some tangible benefits. It is often not possible to create new projects on one's own and so they often surround themselves with a team of people who they assume they can trust. When one of the people in that team betrays their trust and lets out a trade secret, New York residents may be able to pursue employment litigation against them.