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Entries tagged: commercial litigation

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Sanctions Issued Against Party for Spoliation of Evidence

By: Jeff Basso, Esq. email

Posted: February 27th, 2017

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    A crucial issue for any business named in a lawsuit or that is on notice that it will […]

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To Mediate or Not to Mediate

By: Scott Middleton, Esq. email

Posted: January 27th, 2017

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Mediation can either be a great tool to move beyond an impasse or a colossal waste of time and money. […]

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Shifting the Costs of Discovery

By: Jeff Basso, Esq. email

Posted: December 20th, 2016

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    Clients embroiled in litigation are often very concerned with the overwhelming costs of discovery, especially when document production […]

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Threatening to Withhold Commissions Can Render Non-Compete Agreement Unenforceable

By: Jeff Basso, Esq. email

Posted: October 26th, 2016

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Courts are often called upon to interpret the enforceability of restrictive covenants—such as non-compete, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure clauses—contained in employment […]

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Goodwill in Partnership Valuations

By: Jeff Basso, Esq. email

Posted: August 23rd, 2016

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    Should “goodwill” be a component in in determining the value of a partnership?  The Commercial Division in Albany […]

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New York Court of Appeals Refuses to Extend Exception to the Attorney-Client Privilege

By: Jeff Basso, Esq. email

Posted: June 22nd, 2016

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  Whether documents or communications are subject to the attorney-client privilege (and thus not subject to disclosure) is a frequently […]

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Court of Appeals Ponders “Extreme and Outrageous” Conduct

By: Patrick McCormick, Esq. email

Posted: June 13th, 2016

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If it isn’t extreme and outrageous to film a trauma patient’s last minutes alive, the pronouncement of his death, and […]

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Abracadabra! Delaware Court Does Away with “Magic Words” for Valid Anti-Reliance Provisions

Posted: February 19th, 2016

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Integration clauses typically state that an agreement is the entire and only agreement between parties, superseding any prior written or […]

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Attempt to Have Attorney Disqualified Denied by the Court in Corporate Valuation Case

By: Jeff Basso, Esq. email

Posted: January 22nd, 2016

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What happens when an attorney represents a corporate entity in the formation of that entity and then represents one of […]

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