Arthur R. Lehman, L.L.C.

January 2017 Archives

Other types of tortious interference

A recent post on this blog talked about tortious interference with a contract, which is a type of claim that a New York business can make, usually against another business, when the other business has engaged in some underhanded behavior in order to disrupt the first business contracts, either with a customer or a supplier.

The Advantages of Forming an LLC

Starting a business is a risky and rewarding venture that is filled with significant decisions that will have an impact on the future of the company. Many people who have started a business have looked around at other companies and seen an "LLC" designation after their name.

Exceptions to the 'at-will' doctrine in New York

Like many other states in this country, New York adheres to the "employment at-will" doctrine. The employment at-will doctrine provides an employer can fire a New York employee, for any reason or for no reason at all, unless there is some other law or contractual provision that prohibits the employer from doing so.

Helping New York businesses protect their contracts

A recent post on this blog discussed the concept of "tortious interference" in the context of a hostile third party, likely a competitor, trying to disrupt the valid contracts of a New York business. As if simply trying to stay ahead of the competition isn't difficult enough, having to deal with an individual or business who resorts to underhanded and illegal methods of competition can exhaust the resources of a New York business orders and, in the worst cases, be financially devastating.

New York law disfavors non-compete agreements

According to the Attorney General of New York, New York law does not favor non-compete agreements and only allows employers to use them in very limited circumstances. The Attorney General stated the government's position on non-competes while announcing a settlement agreement between the states and a media outlet that was finalized last summer.

Hope for New York investor's case after federal ruling?

A billionaire investor from New York, Lynn Tilton, recently found a good reason to be hopeful in her ongoing litigation with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) after a federal appeals court ruled in an unrelated case. The federal ruling indicated that the SEC has no authority to submit its cases against businesses to an administrative law judge as opposed to a federal court. Ms. Tilton own case recently went before and administrative law judge.