Posts by Scott Richman

Understanding New York Partition Actions

New York is a unique place to own real estate, because co-ownership is a lot more common here than it is in other parts of the country. This offers the advantage of making real estate investment more accessible to a wider group of people than it would be otherwise, given real estate prices, but comes…

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What is a Breach of Fiduciary Duty?

One of the most common causes of action as to business litigation claims is for a breach of fiduciary duty claims. This can take some business owners by surprise. Owning a business often creates fiduciary duties to various parties, even if you are not an individual whose sole business purpose involves creating fiduciary relationships. When…

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Understanding Comparative Negligence in a Personal Injury Case

When you’ve been injured through someone else’s negligence you always have the right to bring a personal injury claim. But that doesn’t mean the defendant’s actions will be the only ones to come under scrutiny. New York is a comparative negligence state, which means your own actions will also enter into the discussion. Here’s what…

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