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Building a Safety Net of Savings

Posted by Frederic Abramson | Oct 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Planning for emergencies is like buying insurance: you pay into an account and hope you'll never have to use it. But life happens. Having money in the bank to cover those unexpected expenses can reduce stress and keep you from relying on credit cards and loans to keep your life afloat. Here are ...

5 Reasons for Risks on the Road

Posted by Frederic Abramson | Aug 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

We recently looked at some industry reports and statistics and were surprised to see the following listed as top reasons for fatalities on the road. People aren't just making calls or texting while driving, more and more drivers are actually engaging in other apps – apps that...

Woman nearly killed by shopping cart awarded $45.2M

Posted by Frederic Abramson | Jun 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

In New York County, a jury awarded a women the staggering sum of $45 million for brain damage sustained as a result of a shopping cart that was tossed by teens.  The accident occurred at the East River Plaza Mall. Judge St. George presided over the trial. IMHO, the award will likely be reduced on...

Reciprocity

Posted by Frederic Abramson | Apr 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

[Here are the six principles from the work of Robert Cialdini] Reciprocity is easy to hack and manipulate, but youre too smart and long-term to take that approach. Instead, reciprocity is the engine that lets us cycle things for the better. Think about the exchanges you have been making with t...

What is a Tort?

Posted by Frederic Abramson | Mar 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

A tort is an act against an individual, for which civil damages can be recovered. pic.twitter.com/MQolL4l4t7 — Frederic Abramson (@fredabramson) March 13, 2018

Social Media Law

Posted by Frederic Abramson | Feb 01, 2012 | 0 Comments

Social Media such as Twitter, Facebook and Blogs are an easy way for employees to communicate with the world.  This can cause far reaching legal risks for employers. What can be done to prevent social networking sites from being used as a sounding board for an unhappy employee, a place to disclos...

What to do if a Former Employee Solicits Customers?

Posted by Frederic Abramson | Oct 01, 2009 | 0 Comments

Your star salesperson has decided to jump ship to a competitor.  She has taken your customer list and has started soliciting for business. What can you do to stop her? Under New York Contract Law, you may be able to obtain a permanent  injunction against her where she would be prohibited from so...

Interference with a Business Opportunity

Posted by Frederic Abramson | Oct 01, 2009 | 0 Comments

You have been negotiating for months with a supplier.  A competitor becomes aware of your negotiations and derails the deal.  Can you recover for your damages?  Under the Tort of Inteference with a Business Opportunity you may. Generally, the types of opportunities that can be subject to such a ...

Should You Litigate?

Posted by Frederic Abramson | Sep 01, 2009 | 0 Comments

Just because you may have a claim to start a lawsuit does not mean you should.  Litigation can be expensive.  It is absolutely critical to assess the economics in starting a lawsuit before doing so. During your initial consultation with an attorney, you have to consider the amount you are planni...

What Can You Sue For? Basic Contract Damages

Posted by Frederic Abramson | Sep 01, 2009 | 0 Comments

If you are suing for a breach of contract you are probably wondering what money can you collect.  You could also be wondering if there is any other relief that you can obtain from the court. Listed below are the basics of what you can sue for in a breach of contract case: Compensatory Damages....

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