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Accomplishments

Summary Judgment Win for Senior Counsel Teri Scotto-Lavino in a Matter Concerning Liability for Dog Bite

Published August 21, 2019 |

Teri Scotto-Lavino was successful in obtaining dismissal of an action asserted against a homeowner. The allegations concerned an altercation between dogs, one owned by the co-owner of the home. Plaintiff alleged that any homeowner is responsible for the behavior of a dog, especially one known to have an aggressive nature, even though he is not… read more

Gary Pagliarello Obtains Defense Verdict on behalf of Electrophysiologist

Published June 7, 2019 |

Gary Pagliarello obtained a defendant’s verdict on behalf of his client, an electrophysiologist.  Plaintiff commenced suit seeking recovery for alleged unnecessary placement of an implantable defibrillator, a device that is indicated for patients who have potentially dangerous heart arrhythmia and are in danger of sudden cardiac death.  The 37-year-old plaintiff had experienced an unexplained syncopal… read more

Annemarie Jones Obtains Dismissal of All Claims in Commercial Law Suit on Behalf of Credit Union

Published June 6, 2019 |

Annemarie Jones secured dismissal of an action pending in the Eastern District of New York in favor of our client, a Credit Union. The action was premised upon Plaintiff’s default under a Balloon Note, Additional Covenants to Promissory Note and Security Agreement executed by Plaintiff in favor of the Credit Union, and the Credit Union’s subsequent repossession… read more

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

Published May 24, 2019 |

Robert J.  Yenchman obtained summary judgment in Supreme Court, Kings County in favor of our clients, who were the commercial tenants of a mixed-used building in Brooklyn. The plaintiff alleged that she tripped and fell on a sidewalk while walking her dog which resulted in an ankle fracture requiring surgical intervention. Robert successfully argued that… read more

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

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