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The Long Island-based Commercial Litigation attorneys at Barnes & Barnes, P.C. pursue complex business claims in the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court, Federal Court and various arbitration forums. Many of our clients are immersed in complex disputes. Nonetheless, our decades of experience in Commercial Litigation helps us deliver pragmatic strategies to achieve solutions which align with the client’s business objectives. In that regard, we achieve timely and relevant results on a cost-effective, results-oriented matter. We invite you to explore our website and learn why our sage advice and tenacious advocacy constitutes a key client asset.
Substantiating Malice, As an Exception to the Economic Interest Defense, Is Increasingly Difficult
Weeks before then-President George Bush defeated presidential candidate John Kerry, Dan Rather narrated a 60 Minutes piece on CBS assailing President Bush’s service in the Texas Air National Guard. Subsequent to President Bush’s re-election in November 2004, Mr....
Divided Loyalty: Damages For Employee Disloyalty Claims
At first blush, two principles regarding the loyalty due to a current employer from an employee seem irreconcilable: On one hand, an employee owes his employer complete loyalty; on the other, an employee may incorporate a competitive business prior to departure from...
What to do When a New York Based Client Gets Sued Out of State
In E3 Innovation Inc., et al. v. DCL Techs. Inc., et al., No. CV-21-01141-PHX-DWL, 2021 WL 5741442 (D. Ariz. Dec. 2, 2021), the United States District Court for the District of Arizona recently dismissed an action for lack of personal jurisdiction against three...
PGA Capital LLC v. Toman – Defendants Do Not Have an Easement in Their Former Waterfront Lot
As seen in the New York Law Journal Upon the efiled documents numbered 37-50; 52-55; and 58, it is ORDERED that plaintiff PGA Capital LLC’s motion for an order pursuant to CPLR §3212 granting summary judgment pursuant to RPAPL 1501(1), canceling and discharging the...
In the gameshow “The Price Is Right,” if a contestant bids over the price of the item, they lose the whole game. Mechanic’s liens have a similar restriction – if a contractor or subcontractor claims the value of their work is higher than it is, then the owner can bring an action to vacate...
In the recent case of Bardy v. Bonnem, the Court was disinclined to extinguish any avenue of relief for a plaintiff where a slippery defendant was trying, after-the-fact, to characterize services as a volunteer job. Plaintiff produced an email memorandum of an agreement, drafted by...
When does information which is readily available in the public realm still constitute a trade secret? A business looking to protect its trade secret customer lists would be wise to follow the guidance of the recent case of loanDepot.com, LLC v. CrossCountry Mortg., LLC, No. 22 CIV. 5971...
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