One of the most basic rules of law is that parties must do what they agreed to do in a contract. This rule allows business relationships to work smoothly in Manhattan and elsewhere. While most people do this most of the time, sometimes parties don't do what they agreed to do. Performing parties don't perform and paying parties don't pay.
Huge numbers of books, websites, musical pieces, promotional materials, performances, computer software and more are protected by the copyright laws of the United States. Many New York businesses have such works that they may wish to protect with copyright protection. But what is copyright protection?
Commercial real estate is big business in the Big Apple. And, like many business matters, contracts largely govern the way commercial real estate is done in Manhattan. This means that the resolution of a real estate brokerage commission dispute will very likely depend on the language of the contract that the broker and the seller enter into. This is why it is important to pay attention to the details of a real estate brokerage contract.
In today's job market, employees making frequent job changes, as well as changing companies, has become commonplace. Non compete agreement are typically used to protect employers from having trade secrets exposed when an employee leaves the company. But how enforceable are these agreements? An employer can have a better chance of protecting themselves and their business by creating non compete agreements that are more specific and reasonable.
Vigorous competition is a part of doing business in New York. But, when other parties "cross the line" and engage in unfair and improper conduct, the courts may be able to step in and award damages for the loss of business suffered by victims. One way that this could be done is by a victim filing a lawsuit alleging tortious interference with contract.