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Accomplishments

Partner Bryan Lewis and Associate Natalia Gandolfo Obtain Summary Judgment on a Breach of Contract Case

Published January 25, 2021 |

Commercial litigators Bryan Lewis and Natalia Gandolfo obtained summary judgment in a contract dispute between a mother and her son. Our client mortgaged her home so that her son could pay a significant financial obligation. Her son promised to repay the monies as soon as he was able, and in the interim, to pay his… read more

Partner Jason Katz Obtains Reversal of Supreme Court Decision

Published January 22, 2021 |

Partner Jason Katz successfully appealed the decision of the Supreme Court, Kings County which denied the defendants and third-party defendant summary judgment and dismissal of all Labor Law and common law negligence claims asserted by the plaintiff. Although the Supreme Court granted Jason’s motion to dismiss the Labor Law 240(1) and 241(6) causes of action,… read more

Partner David Metzger Prevails on Federal Motion to Dismiss Complaint Against Building Owner

Published January 11, 2021 |

Partner David Metzger successfully moved pursuant to Rule 12(b)(6) to dismiss the federal claims (Section 1983 and Fair Housing Act) brought against our clients in a matter before the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York. Our clients are owners of an apartment building who performed major building renovations with the intention of… read more

Lewis Johs Recognized as Newsday Top Workplaces 2020

Published December 17, 2020 |

For the third year in a row Lewis Johs has been recognized as one of Newsday’s Top Workplaces. Amongst the 2020 winners for the “small business” category (50-149 employees) the firm has ranked within the Top 20 Workplaces. “We take great pride in this award, as it is based on the results from Newsday’s anonymous… read more

Partner Rebecca Devlin Obtains Summary Judgment and Dismissal of Wrongful Death Claim

Published November 11, 2020 |

LJAA Partner Rebecca Devlin obtained summary dismissal of a wrongful death action brought against a motorist on behalf of a pedestrian who passed away due to the injuries he sustained in the accident.   The wrongful death action was commenced by the deceased pedestrian’s spouse just after the passage of the statute of limitations. The plaintiff… read more

Attorneys Amy E. Bedell and Michael Clancy Obtain Summary Judgment on Behalf of Out-of-Possession Landlord

Published October 28, 2020 |

Partner Amy E. Bedell and Senior Counsel Michael Clancy obtained summary dismissal of a case alleging negligence and wrongful death arising out of the shooting death of plaintiff’s decedent following an incident occurring at the premises owned by a defendant landlord.  Michael and Amy successfully argued that the defendant landlord retained no control over the… read more

Partner Anne Bracken Reappointment to the Grievance Committee for the Tenth Judicial District

Published October 22, 2020 |

Partner Anne Bracken has been reappointment to the Grievance Committee for the Tenth Judicial District.  The Tenth Judicial District covers the counties of Suffolk and Nassau.  This is the official body charged with assuring that lawyers adhere to the ethics of the profession as set forth in the Code of Professional Responsibility.  The Grievance Committee… read more

Lewis Johs Attorneys Secure Appellate Win for Nursing Home Client

Published October 21, 2020 |

LJAA Partner James P. Connors and Associate Shana Slawitsky obtained a reversal of a Supreme Court, Bronx County decision that failed to enforce the provisions of an Admission Agreement in a Residential Healthcare Facility.   Jim and Shana successfully argued that the forum selection clause contained in the admission agreement executed by the resident was enforceable… read more

Partner Amy E. Bedell Obtains Summary Judgment on Behalf of Homeowner

Published October 7, 2020 |

Partner Amy E. Bedell obtained summary dismissal of a case alleging negligence and violations of the Labor Law against a homeowner who engaged a contractor to perform renovations to the pool area of her home.  Amy successfully argued that, as the owner and full-time resident of a single-family dwelling who did not direct, control or… read more

Senior Counsel John Horan Successfully Obtains Dismissal

Published October 6, 2020 |

Lewis Johs Senior Counsel John Horan successfully moved for dismissal of plaintiff’s complaint, by Orders to Show Cause, in Supreme Court, New York County on behalf of our client, a commercial property owner. Plaintiff alleged that he suffered serious injuries as the result of our client’s negligence in failing to remove a dangerous ice condition… read more

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