Posts by Scott Richman

What Are the Elements of a Breach of Contract Case?

Contracts are an important part of the business world. Most of the time, organizations live up to their end of a contractual agreement without incident. Both sides get what they wanted to get out of the agreement, and everyone walks away happy. Sometimes this isn’t the case. For whatever reason, one party is unable or…

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When Should a Class Action Lawsuit Be Filed?

On May 8th, 2021, thousands of Simple Bank customers were switched over to BBVA bank. For days after the switch, many consumers could not access their accounts. Customers were outraged. They had trouble receiving their deposit or paying their bills. They had trouble getting customer service representatives on the phone. Some customers immediately began discussing…

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About the Total Life Changes Class Action Complaint

The Total Life Changes Class Action complaint has been brought on behalf of representative client Ricardo Santiago acting on behalf of himself and all other members of the class for damages and equitable relief against Total Life Changes.  Total Life Changes is a MLM company which produces hemp-based and marijuana-based products. Specifically, they produced Iaso…

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Why Your Contracts Should Include Mediation Clauses

ADR, or alternative dispute resolution, clauses are some of the most useful clauses a company can put into their business contracts. This is especially true with mediation clauses, which require both parties to attempt to resolve their issues in front of a mediator before taking the matter to court. Mediation is different from arbitration, which…

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The Double Dangers of Texting While Walking

Most people know the dangers of texting while driving. Yet do you know the dangers of texting while walking? There have been enough collisions and fatalities surrounding pedestrians texting their way through crosswalks that New York is considering making it illegal to do so. Other cities and states have already banned texting while walking because…

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What Makes Incorporation So Necessary?

Choosing the right legal structure for your business is an important step. While running a sole proprietorship or an LLC may look easier, for many New York City businesses incorporating will be the right choice.  There are three main reasons why incorporating is so advantageous.  Protection from Liability When you set up a corporation that…

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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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