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Jordan Palatiello Obtains Defense Verdict in Nassau County on a Medical Malpractice Case

Published May 20, 2019 |

Lewis Johs Associate, Jordan S. Palatiello, assisted by Senior Counsel, Jeff Hummel, obtained a defendant’s verdict on behalf of our clients, a Cardiology practice and one of its physicians, in Nassau County Supreme Court on April 23, 2019.  The plaintiff, a 60-year old male, presented to a prominent hospital with complaints of chest pain at… read more

Teri Scotto-Lavino Obtained Summary Dismissal of a Medical Malpractice Action

Published May 15, 2019 |

Teri Scotto-Lavino obtained dismissal of a medical malpractice action on behalf of a medical professional corporation at which many of the named defendants maintained offices. Plaintiff alleged that, as multiple named defendants maintained offices in the building, the medical corporation should be held liable for the actions of the individual doctors. The Court agreed that… read more

Partner Jennifer Hurley McGay secures an appellate win on an appeal of summary judgment

Published May 15, 2019 |

Commercial Litigation Partner, Jennifer Hurley McGay, recently prevailed in the Appellate Division, First Department, on an appeal of summary judgment dismissing a buyers’ claims for the return of their down payment relating to the purchase of residential property in Manhattan.  The plaintiff/appellant argued that the trial court erred in granting summary judgment in favor of… read more

Robert J. Yenchman Granted Summary Judgment in Bronx County Premises Liability Case

Published May 15, 2019 |

Robert J.  Yenchman obtained summary judgment in Supreme Court, Bronx County in favor of our client, the owner of an apartment building. The plaintiff alleged that she slipped and fell in the vestibule of the apartment building and sustained serious injuries. Robert successfully argued that plaintiff’s inability to identify what caused her to slip and… read more

Partner Kevin Mescall Obtains Summary Judgment in Labor Law Action

Published May 9, 2019 |

Partner Kevin Mescall successfully obtained summary judgment dismissing the plaintiff’s complaint in connection with a Labor Law action.  The case stemmed from a construction site accident.  Plaintiff, a glass partition installer, claimed he sustained serious injuries when he was caused to fall while walking over a pile of sprinkler pipes.  The complaint alleged causes of… read more

James Connors and Thomas Rhatigan Successfully Obtain Summary Judgment.

Published April 30, 2019 |

Congratulations to partner James Connors and associate Thomas Rhatigan for obtaining summary judgment dismissing the complaint in a Supreme Court Kings County matter brought against a fuel delivery company where it was alleged that they negligently caused a pedestrian to fall over an oil delivery hose.  They argued that the oil hose was “open &… read more

Thomas Rhatigan Successfully Obtained Summary Judgment in Wrongful Death Action

Published April 29, 2019 |

Congratulations to Thomas Rhatigan for winning summary judgment dismissing a wrongful death products liability action.  Plaintiff’s decedent fell off the top bed of a bunk bed in a shelter and subsequently died from his injuries.  Plaintiff argued that our client, a distributing company, was required to supply guard rails with the bunk beds.  Tom moved… read more

Partner Martin Rowe Obtains Defense Verdict in Kings County

Published April 26, 2019 |

Partner Martin Rowe obtained a defense verdict on an automobile liability case in Supreme Court, Kings County. The plaintiff was a passenger on a public  bus who claimed she was injured as a result of a collision between the bus and our client’s motor vehicle. The bus operator claimed he was cut off by our… read more

Rosa M Feeney Wins a Permanent Stay of Arbitration in a Supplementary Uninsured Motorist case

Published April 11, 2019 |

Rosa M Feeney won a permanent stay of arbitration in a Supplementary Uninsured Motorist case, where the claimant sought uninsured benefits under his business auto policy for injuries sustained when he was in a rental vehicle in Florida, which he rented for business and pleasure.  Rosa argued that at the time of the accident the… read more

Defendant’s Verdict in Medical Malpractice Trial for Michael Colavecchio

Published April 10, 2019 |

Partner Michael T. Colavecchio obtained a defendants verdict on behalf of our clients, an urgent care center and one of its physicians, in the New York State Supreme Court in Nassau County on April 3, 2019. After Plaintiff suffered multiple dog bite wounds to her hands, she presented to the urgent care center.  The client… read more

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