When is A School District Liable for Physical Injury By One Student to Another?

In New York, it is well settled law that a school district is under a duty to adequately supervise the students in their charge and that it will be held liable for foreseeable injuries proximately related to the absence of adequate supervision.  However, the school district is not an insurer of saf...
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Erik M. Bashian and Andreas Papantoniou selected to the 2014 Rising Stars for Attorneys of Super Lawyers magazine

Bashian & Papantoniou is proud to announce the selection of Erik M. Bashian and Andreas Papantoniou to the 2014 New York Rising Stars List of Super Lawyers. The Rising Stars list of Super Lawyers is a multiphase selection process that recognizes attorneys that are 40 years old younger for their ...
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Avoiding Small Business Mistakes: Shareholder Agreements & Partnership Agreements

Every so often we receive a phone call from a troubled business owner regarding a disagreement in the governance of a business venture that involves one or more shareholders or partners.  More often than not, the problem is these shareholders and partners never entered into a shareholder agreement ...
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U.S. Circuit Judge Denny Chin says Google Can Scan Author’s Books

Late last month, U.S. Circuit Judge Denny Chin, dismissed a lawsuit brought by authors against internet giant Google for digitally copying millions upon millions of books for an online repository/library without the author’s permission.  Judge Chin reasoned that Google’s digitizatio...
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Serial Cybsersquatting – A big victory for Pinterest

Pinterest, an online consumer social site which allows its users to gather images and other content and curate that content into collections called “pinboards,” won a major court battle, which included a $7.2 million judgment, against  a Chinese cybersquatter Qian Jin.  Qian Jin purcha...
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