In a fascinating – and significant – April 28 decision, New York State’s highestcourt answered the following question:
How far can you go to help your new employer solicit your former clients under New York law?
Bessemer Trust Co., N.A. v. Branin
, ranin was a former executive ofBrundage, who sold its assets, including its good will, to Bessemer for $75million in August, 2000, with $50 million of the purchase price being payableup front, and the remaining $25 million being contingent on Bessemer and its
When Helping a New Employer Solicit Your Former Clients May Not Be“Improper”
Last month, it was reported that an eighth grade student ound a lighterin a school bathroom, and then, while the rest of the class was watching avideo, decided to light a fellow student's pants on fire.nd the school didn't report the incident to the police until the next day.To be sure, the mere fact that it would enter anyone's mind to undertakesuch an offensive and violent action is downright frightening. But theschool's lack of response to this incident is - on some level - erhaps evengreater cause for concern, and here's why:
The school was apparently looking out for its own self interest beforethat of its students.
I have to believe the school recognized that this incident was serious, ifonly because a contrary truth would be patently absurd. Therefore, theonly reason I can divine for the school's failure to report this incidentromptly was the school's fear that an investigation could have negativerepercussions for the school, perhaps being found guilty ofnegligentsupervision. And in so doing, they made something very clear: the schoolputs its students' safety second. And that is simply unacceptable.
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Why One School Didn’t Reportto the Police a Student Who Lita Classmate on Fire
When Helping a NewEmployer Solicit Your FormerClients May Not Be Improper
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Why One School Didn’t Report to the Policea Student Who Lit a Classmate on Fire
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