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Unreasonable Reliance is Fatal to a Fraud Claim

Unreasonable Reliance is Fatal to a Fraud Claim

When a plaintiff sues for fraud, New York’s Civil Practice Law and Rules (CPLR) requires that the complaint provide sufficient facts to support the claim. CPLR § 3016(b) states that  “the circumstances constituting the wrong shall be stated in detail.” This is important because if...

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Lessons From Shoehorned Federal Court Jurisdiction

Lessons From Shoehorned Federal Court Jurisdiction

Sometimes it’s best not to make a federal case out of it.  This is the lesson from the recent decision in Nanobeak Biotech Inc. v. Barbera, 2021 WL 1393457 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 13, 2021), involving a plaintiff corporation that tried but failed to get its lawsuit into federal court....

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Text Messages Can Establish a Valid Contract

Text Messages Can Establish a Valid Contract

They say, “No good deed goes unpunished,” but with the right lawyer, you may get rewarded after all. While it is not a good idea to do work for someone without a written contract, sometimes you can still prevail in a lawsuit as demonstrated in a recent case. Our firm helped a client...

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What to Do If You Are Victimized By a Wire Transfer Fraud

What to Do If You Are Victimized By a Wire Transfer Fraud

These facts are amazingly common. Bob Buyer is purchasing a home and hires an attorney to prepare the contract of sale, review title and confirm no building violations exist. A few days before closing, Bob Buyer receives an email from his attorney’s verified email address advising Bob to...

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