Rockland County & Bergen County Law Blog

IBM Investor Class Action Lawsuit Filed

Posted on March 13, 2015 by Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman, PC

As we reported in our blog a few weeks ago, it is not uncommon for investors to file class action lawsuits if a company harms them financially. Remember, if you are a shareholder, if a business has provided you with false financial claims resulting in a loss of money, you could potentially hold it, as well as its board of directors, liable. This could occur if a company provides you with an erroneous picture of its current or past finances, business prospects or expected financial results. As an investor, you have certain rights. You should expect to receive truthful information from a company about its financial prospects. If you do not, through a class action lawsuit, you can hold a business liable on the behalf of all investors who have also been affected by this form recklessness. IBM Shareholder Files Lawsuit, Seeks Class Action Status Recently, Reuters reported that IMB…
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How is Intellectual Property Divided in a Divorce?

Posted on March 11, 2015 by Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman, PC

We often talk about businesses, financial accounts and properties in our blog when we discuss the division of marital assets during a divorce case. However, it should be noted that other items could be thought of as assets and be potentially divided. This includes the rights to intellectual property like music catalogues, published work and/or other forms of art and entertainment. All of these items could result in future royalties, therefore claims over interest in ownership can be complex. Remember, the division of marital assets is one of the most difficult issues in any divorce case. In New York and New Jersey, all assets are subject to equitable distribution. If you have a vast financial portfolio or own the rights to certain intellectual properties, they may be evaluated for value during a divorce case. When this occurs, a spouse can negotiate how to divide royalties and the rights to ownership…
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Can I File a Third-Party Claim After a Construction Accident?

Posted on March 9, 2015 by Kantrowitz Goldhamer & Graifman, PC

If you are ever involved in a workplace or construction accident that results in serious injuries, it may be in your best interest to speak to an attorney. Keep in mind, when a serious personal injury occurs at a construction site, you may qualify for financial compensation related to your accident through a lawsuit. This is in addition to potential workers’ compensation, as you may be able to obtain damages relating to pain and suffering through a third-party liability claim. Third-party claims are not uncommon among injured construction workers. When you file a third-party claim, you are attempting to hold a party other than your employer liable. An incident that may occur on a worksite where this type of claim would be possible could include an instance where faulty scaffolding causes a fall or defective construction equipment results in a mishap. Additionally, if multiple contractors or subcontractors are working at…
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