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Posted: October 3, 2016

Client Q&A: Someone made a posting on a website that is not just untrue, it also is hurting my business. Is there anything I can do?

Someone made a posting on a website that is not just untrue, it also is hurting my business. Is there anything I can do? By John M. Lundin As the internet has grown, so, too, has the problem of people writing things that are false about businesses or other people. Most of us know to take some of the things...

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Posted: June 27, 2016

Client Q&A: A Competitor Is Cheating The Government, Which Hurts Me And Taxpayers Too. What Can I Do?

A Competitor Is Cheating The Government, Which Hurts Me And Taxpayers Too. What Can I Do? By Niall D. O’Murchadha If you discover that someone—perhaps your employer or a competitor—is cheating the federal government, there are several things you can do. One option is provided by a statute called the False Claims Act (“FCA”). If you become aware of fraud...

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Posted: June 2, 2016

Client Q&A: I Bought a Business and the Seller’s Representations Have Turned Out to be False

My company acquired another company. The seller made representations regarding the company’s finances that turned out not to be true. What can we do? By John M. Lundin Something that is litigated with surprising frequency is the situation where the seller of a company makes representations regarding something–typically the financial condition and assets of the company–and, after the sale, those...

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Posted: May 17, 2016

Client Q&A: The Person Who Cheated Me Just Filed For Bankruptcy. Is This Legal? What Can I Do?

The Person Who Cheated Me Just Filed For Bankruptcy. Is This Legal? What Can I Do? By Niall D. O’Murchadha Nothing adds insult to injury like getting the news that someone who cheated you in a business transaction, or otherwise did you wrong, has filed for bankruptcy in order to get out of paying you your money back. The Automatic...

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Posted: April 21, 2016

Client Q&A: My Business Just Got A Notice Saying That The Landlord Will Terminate Its Lease!

Help! My Business Just Got A Notice Saying That The Landlord Will Terminate Its Lease! By Niall D. O’Murchadha Conflict with a landlord is a common problem faced by businesses both large and small. The standard New York commercial lease follows this pattern: (1) if the landlord claims that the tenant has breached the lease, either by failing to pay...

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Posted: April 12, 2016

Client Q&A: I have a legal emergency! What can you do right now?

I have a legal emergency! What can you do right now? By John M. Lundin The wheels of justice can move slowly. Complex commercial cases can take years to resolve, even if the court and the parties do not delay. Sometimes, “justice delayed is justice denied,” and you need a court’s help immediately to prevent imminent (or already occurring) serious...

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Posted: March 21, 2016

Client Q&A: My friends and I jointly own a corporation and an LLC, but disagree about everything lately. How can I get out of the business?

My friends and I jointly own a corporation and an LLC, but disagree about everything lately. How can I get out of the business? By Vitali S. Rosenfeld Separating from one’s business partners in a closely held entity—commonly known as business divorce—is a distinct area of modern commercial law generating a lot of litigation. Like any other dispute, it may...

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Posted: March 7, 2016

Client Q&A: My old boss’s lawyers are sending threatening letters to my new boss. What can I do?

My old boss’s lawyers are sending threatening letters to my new boss. What can I do? By Niall D. O’Murchadha The “threatening attorney letter” is a common feature of many of the business-related disputes discussed in these Client Q&As. If you suspect that a former (or current) employee or business partner is about to breach a non-compete agreement with you,...

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