I'm a citizen of Florida. A Brazilian company I was a partner in was stolen by forging my signature when I was out of the country. That company is now trading on the NYSE (with my forged signature). I sued and won in Brazilian Arbitration Court under UNCITRAL treaty. The judgment was to... Read more »
There are a few distinct issues involved in your inquiry: the recognition of a Brazilian Arbitration Award and the attachment of US Company assets. (In order to answer, I will of course assume all the facts you stated are true unless they are contradictory.)
You are asking a very common question. The question ordinarily comes up in the context of fraud, and not breach of contract. For instance, if the contract was fraudulent, is one bound by the terms of the contract, including the arbitration provision? While many believe that a contract induced by...Read more »
Typically, in such an instance, the Court should allow your responsive papers to the Petitioner's motion when the opposing side raises new facts or circumstances. If you are not allowed, you can argue that the Petitioner's new facts should not be considered. A party is not allowed to...Read more »
Good question. The first part of the answer involves the simple availability of the name; but, given its largely unique name, you will probably have no problems registering it. Second, what is the consequence of you changing your business from (perhaps) a sole proprietorship or (perhaps) another...Read more »
The first rule when it comes to lending is that the terms of your loan cannot be modified unless the original agreement allows for it. (In many cases, lenders' agreements allow for the assignment of a loan.) Thus, unless you were to ratify the "new terms" (by having executed some...Read more »
The statute of limitations to bring a contract claim is the same as in New York, namely, four years. However, most contracts that provide for arbitration shorten such periods. In New York, the arbitrator rules on the statute of limitations but when interstate commerce is involved, the Courts may...Read more »
I'm Pro Se in a NY case and I requested a default judgment as defendants never responded or appeared in court. The defendants are also in NY and are now claiming personal jurisdiction and improper service. My understanding is that there is a time frame for them to argue personal jurisdiction.
In order to "open" (vacate) a default, defendants must argue that they have an excuse for failing to respond to a Summons and must assert a valid ("meritorious") defense (not a high bar on vacating a judgment), which includes the defense of lack of jurisdiction -- which would...Read more »
I filed a civil case in NY against an individual and a corporation (corporation A) . The individual claims to have been acting as an agent of corporation A, but the emails authorizing my activities reflect that he was a President of another corporation (corporation B). I want to name (B) now as... Read more »
I assume you mean a Trial date. It is virtually impossible to add a defendant after all discovery has taken place. There is a small possibility, namely, if you only just discovered the new defendant and can make an argument that prior to now, it was impossible to know that the additional defendant...Read more »
Good evening. I am lending capital to a real estate investor in my area and in turn I will be receiving 10% interest for a total of one year. I will receiving two documents, a promissory note and the loan agreement, and I would like a lawyer to review to make sure my interests are protected and... Read more »
I used the inspection contingency to cancel the purchase of a home, and the buyer decided not to sign my cancelation and create their own to go into arbitration. The buyer's Agent has not responding to my Agent telephone calls and emails since I signed their cancelation on January 12, 2022.... Read more »
I think you mean that the seller refused to sign and accept your cancellation of the contract.
Arbitration is exclusively a creature of contract. Unless there is a signed agreement in which you agree to arbitrate any dispute, you would not be required to arbitrate. Similarly, the time in...Read more »
I was due a 10k sign on bonus after a year of working with this company. They agreed to pay it but never did so I quit, they then used that as a excuse to not pay me. Now we’ve settled the lawsuit out of court & they want me to dismiss first then they would pay me. Shouldn’t I get paid... Read more »
This is a common request by a defendant. Unless there is an agreement pursuant to which they agree to pay, no, you should not dismiss the action first even if it is without prejudice. I also prefer an escrow by which the money is held by counsel and an agreement provides for the dismissal and...Read more »
I was under the impression that once a child was over 13 years old, an UTMA could not be established as a savings, it is then a youth savings or joint. What is the case, I can find a lot of information on disbursements of UTMA but nothing on establishing. This is an UTMA unrelated to Title 13
I have a band name I have used since 2016. I registered for trademark with USPTO in 2020 and it was officially registered in 2021. I have now learned there was a band which used the name briefly in a different market a few years before my first use and every once in a while after that time.... Read more »
There is no requirement to file and obtain a Trademark right with the US PTO. A trademark can be acquired by use. This is called a "common law" trademark and is generally protected only by State Courts.
The term "common law" indicates that the trademark rights that are...Read more »
I agree with the response of Mr. Wirtschafter as to collection, but the question seems to imply that you do not have a judgment yet and that you are presenting your case to an Arbitration Tribunal. If so, I have handled over 100 Arbitrations around the Country and would be willing to consider the...Read more »
Extensive damage occurred in my house after work was done by a company. The damage was undetected for almost four years due to its location. Once found, expensive repairs were required. Three outside specialists confirmed the cause of damage was the poor workmanship. The company refuses to pay any... Read more »
You ask a very good question and one that I have been asked many times. An arbitration provision is valid even if the contract involved fraud. In other words, simply because fraud was involved in the transaction, that does not void the manner in which you have agreed to resolve the dispute. This is...Read more »
As a guarantor on my daughter’s apartment in NYC, I am responsible for paying rent for a roommate who did not pay their last 4 months of rent (~$5016). Do I have any avenues to recoup this money from the non-paying roommate?
A guarantor's obligation is generally absolute. You did not guarantee your daughter's stay in the apartment. You guaranteed the prompt payment of the rent. Of course, theoretically, your daughter's roommate would owe you the money you pay. Settle.
In New York, one brings a special proceeding by a motion to confirm the Award in New York. It is a relatively quick matter. There are two issues in confirming the Award: one in which the respondent appeared and contested the Award, and the other, when the arbitration was not contested. The...Read more »
Unfortunately, agreements concerning "real property" must always be in writing. The fact that your neighbor removed the sign from the yard does not seem to be an action that could only mean he agreed. (Sometimes there is a way around the written requirement, but I do not see it here.)...Read more »
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