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Daniel Fichtelman Obtains Summary Judgment in Premises Liability Case

Published April 12, 2018 |

Associate Daniel Fichtelman obtained summary judgment for our client in a premises liability action.  Daniel successfully argued that the client, a tenant who leased premises in Queens County, did not have a duty to repair or maintain the sidewalk abutting the premises.  The Court agreed, holding that the owner of the property had a non-delegable… read more

Michael T. Colavecchio Successfully Defends Client in Wrongful Death Medical Malpractice Trial

Published April 3, 2018 |

Lewis Johs partner Michael T. Colavecchio obtained a defendant’s verdict on behalf of our client, an emergency medicine physician, in the Suffolk County Supreme Court on April 2, 2018.  The plaintiff’s decedent, a 53 year old man with a history of atrial fibrillation,  presented to the defendant’s urgent care office in 2013 with complaints of… read more

Summary Judgment Granted for Stacey Gorny

Published March 26, 2018 |

Partner Stacey Gorny succeeded in obtaining summary judgment and a complete dismissal of all claims against her client in a sidewalk trip and fall case.  In this case, the Plaintiff claimed he had tripped and fallen on a sidewalk defect in front of her client’s building.  At the outset of the litigation, Stacey successfully had… read more

Second Department Upholds Summary Judgment Decision for Construction Management Firm

Published March 19, 2018 |

Partner Bryan F. Lewis and Former Justice of the Appellate Division Robert A. Lifson successfully defended a favorable summary judgment decision on appeal to the Second Department. The underlying action was commenced in Orange County by four heavy equipment operators who claimed they had been exposed to unknown toxins during excavation activities at an interchange… read more

Stacey Gorny Obtains a Win in the Appellate Division, Second Department

Published March 15, 2018 |

Partner, Stacey Gorny, succeeded in getting a dismissal for our clients, affirmed in the Appellate Division, Second Department.  The Appellate Division affirmed the summary dismissal for our clients which was originally granted back in February of 2015.  The case involved a well-publicized, multi-million dollar property damage lawsuit that had been pending in Supreme Court, Nassau… read more

Senior Counsel Amy E. Bedell Obtains Summary Judgment Dismissing All Claims Against School Bus Company and School District

Published March 12, 2018 |

Senior Counsel Amy E. Bedell obtained summary judgment dismissing plaintiffs’ complaint in favor of the defendants, a school bus company, school district, and bus driver, in an action pending in Supreme Court, Suffolk County.  The plaintiffs claimed that the minor plaintiff was pushed off of a school bus by another child, suffering personal injuries as… read more

Partner Claudia Boyd Obtains Dismissal of Third-Party Summons and Complaint Against Security Company Client

Published March 2, 2018 |

Partner, Claudia Boyd, succeeded in obtaining a Pre-Answer Dismissal of the Third-Party Summons and Complaint and all Cross-Claims asserted against her client, a security company, in a premises liability action pending before the Supreme Court, Westchester County. Claudia successfully argued that her client was never properly and timely served with the Third-Party Summons and Complaint,… read more

Summary Judgment Granted on Motion for Associate Ross Ruggiero

Published February 1, 2018 |

Associate Ross Ruggiero obtained summary judgment for a Lewis Johs client on the issue of New York Insurance Law Section 5102.  Plaintiff claimed multiple bulging discs as well as a herniated disc. The Court agreed with defendants’ position that plaintiff did not suffer a serious injury under Insurance Law § 5102. Ross was able to… read more

Partner Claudia Boyd Obtains Pre-Answer Dismissal of Plaintiff’s Complaint

Published January 26, 2018 |

Partner, Claudia Boyd, succeeded in obtaining a Pre-Answer Dismissal of plaintiff’s Complaint on behalf of her clients, a trucking company and its driver, in a personal injury action pending before the Supreme Court, New York County. Plaintiff claimed to have sustained serious personal injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Claudia had previously… read more

Jennifer Hurley McGay and Tara M. Darling Obtain Complete Dismissal of Action

Published January 25, 2018 |

LJAA partner, Jennifer Hurley McGay, and associate, Tara M. Darling, obtained a complete dismissal of an action commenced in New York Supreme Court against our client, a distributor of industrial, medical and specialty gases, as well as a product line of safety products, welding equipment, specialty tools and MRO products.  The plaintiff, a competitor, alleged… read more

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