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Accomplishments

Attorneys Karen Berberich and Amanda Dickens Obtain Summary Judgment

Published June 28, 2022 |

Partner Karen Berberich and Senior Associate Amanda Dickens obtained summary judgment in a Putnam County declaratory judgment action on behalf of an insurance carrier seeking a declaration that it had no duty to defend and indemnify its insured who was being sued by his adult daughter, who was living in his home, for injuries she sustained in a slip and fall at the property.  Karen and Amanda argued… read more

Partner Jeff Pincus Receives Distinguished Service Award From The Transportation Lawyers Association

Published June 27, 2022 |

Congratulations to partner Jeff Pincus for being honored by the Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA) as a recipient of the 2022 Distinguished Service Award. The award was presented to Jeff at the association’s Annual Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia in recognition of his hard work, dedication, and leadership role within the Association for over 15 years. Jeff focuses his practice on the defense and… read more

Stacey Gorny Obtains Summary Judgment in Premises Liability Case

Published May 19, 2022 |

Partner Stacey Gorny successfully obtained summary judgment and dismissal of all claims against our client, a paving company, in a premises liability case.  In this case, the plaintiff ran her bicycle into a roadway defect and then sued the County and our client, the roadway paving contractor who constructed the pathway seven years prior.  The… read more

Senior Associate Kevin D. Clinton Secures Dismissal of COVID-19 Discrimination Claim

Published May 17, 2022 |

Kevin successfully represented a rehabilitation facility against a claim brought in the New York State Division of Human Rights (“NYSDHR”). The claim alleged that the facility discriminated against a former employee based on her religion. Per New York State Department of Health (“NYSDOH”) regulations, employees who could potentially expose patients or residents to COVID-19 are required… read more

Senior Associate Kevin D. Clinton Granted Directed Verdict and Wins Dismissal of Workers’ Compensation Discrimination Claim

Published May 10, 2022 |

Kevin D. Clinton was granted a directed verdict in a discrimination claim brought in the Discrimination Unit of the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. The trial hearings began with claimant’s direct testimony and then cross-examination. During cross-examination, claimant admitted that she had not been terminated, demoted, or otherwise negatively impacted by the employer since having filed… read more

Partner Tom Dargan and Associate Megan Murphy Give Premises Liability Lecture in Florida

Published April 28, 2022 |

On April 13, 2022, Partner Tom Dargan and Associate Megan Murphy had the pleasure of meeting with a Florida-based insurance carrier to provide a lecture on premises liability issues in New York state. Topics addressed included duties of care, actual and constructive notice, open and obvious conditions, and potential defenses to slip and fall cases… read more

Hon. John M. Czygier Inducted into Hofstra Law’s Inaugural Hall of Fame

Published April 24, 2022 |

Lewis Johs is proud to announce the induction of Hon. John M. Czygier into the Hofstra Law’s inaugural Hall of Fame as a distinguished alumni on the bench. The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University established this Hall of Fame to honor alumni whose exemplary careers or extraordinary service to the betterment… read more

Mark Aledort Prevails on Summary Judgment Motion in Premises Liability Case

Published April 14, 2022 |

Partner Mark Aledort obtained summary judgment on behalf of our client in a Nassau County Supreme Court premises liability case.  The matter centered on a hospital employee who claimed she was walking in a hallway when a fire extinguisher, which was mounted to a wall bracket, fell and landed on her foot.  Mark represented the… read more

Partner Rebecca K. Devlin Secures Summary Judgement on Behalf of Municipality

Published April 13, 2022 |

Partner Rebecca K. Devlin obtained summary judgment on behalf of a municipality in a premises liability case. The case involved a plaintiff who sustained a serious injury to her lower extremity while performing a sliding drill during softball practice on the field of a municipal owned park with her school team. Rebecca successfully argued that… read more

Senior Counsel Joseph A. Materazo Prevails on Pre-Answer Motion to Dismiss

Published March 22, 2022 |

Joseph A. Materazo recently prevailed on a Pre-Answer Motion to Dismiss on behalf of an insurance carrier client in an action venued in Supreme Court, Ulster County. The case involved allegations of nationwide fraudulent business dealings against the carrier in the resale of motor vehicles to the general public through a third-party business entity. Joseph… read more

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