The Scope of General Releases within Employee Separation Agreements

By: Leo K. Barnes Jr.*

*Mr. Barnes, a member of Barnes & Barnes, P.C. in Melville,

can be reached at LKB@BARNESPC.COM


Recently in WSP USA Corp. v. Marinello, 2013 WL 6704885 (S.D.N.Y. 2013), a ¬†Southern District of New York decision analyzed whether a broad separation agreement and release executed upon an […]


*Mr. Barnes, a member of Barnes & Barnes, P.C., can be reached at

Almost without exception, a new client presented with litigation will inquire whether he or she may recover counsel fees incident to the litigation.¬† Assuming the client has a basis to pursue legal fees (whether in contract, statute or Court rule), […]