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Accomplishments

Partner Amy Bedell Honored at Hofstra Law’s Outstanding Women in Law Awards

Published June 29, 2021 |

Congratulations to partner Amy Bedell for being honored at Hofstra Law’s Outstanding Women in Law and reception. Amy was recognized for her meaningful contribution to the legal community. Lewis Johs was proud to be a VIP sponsor which included Lifetime Achievement Honoree and Special Guest Speaker, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, in a virtual conversation.

Summary Judgment Win for Partner Scott Frycek in a Medical Malpractice Action

Published June 28, 2021 |

Partner Scott Frycek secured a dismissal of a medical malpractice action brought against a physician and urgent care center. It was alleged that the doctor and the practice failed to timely diagnose and treat a pulmonary embolism (PE) leading to the patient’s death. The patient presented to the urgent care center with complaints of shortness… read more

Partner Brian Greenwood Obtains Defense Verdict in Nassau County Jury Trial

Published June 8, 2021 |

Brian Greenwood obtained a defense verdict following a jury trial on an automobile liability case in Supreme Court, Nassau County in the firm’s first jury trial since March 2020.  Plaintiff alleged that while she was lawfully making a left turn, the defendant failed to stop at a stop sign and crashed into her car.  The… read more

Senior Associate Kevin D. Clinton Secures Affirmance of Grant of Summary Judgment

Published May 25, 2021 |

Kevin D. Clinton was successful in securing a dismissal of a defamation case against our client. The lawsuit sought to recover damages for libel stemming from an alleged Facebook post; our client denied ever making the post. Judge David Benjamin Cohen of New York County initially dismissed the case, finding that the Facebook post (even… read more

Partner Karen Berberich and Associate Amanda Dickens Obtain Summary Judgment

Published May 14, 2021 |

Karen Berberich and Amanda Dickens recently won summary judgment action in a declaratory judgment action between two insurance companies.  The action was brought by the insured’s general liability carrier against the personal auto insurance carrier to determine which carrier owed bodily injury liability coverage for injuries allegedly sustained when a dry-cleaning press fell from the… read more

Lewis Johs Prevails Before the EEOC on Behalf of Nursing Homes

Published May 7, 2021 |

The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic has brought enormous challenges to the nursing home industry. Lewis Johs has been at the forefront of representing nursing homes in matters ranging from claims of medical malpractice to novel disability discrimination claims. Partner Yuval Bar-Kokhba, LJAA has recently obtained dismissals of novel disability discrimination cases filed against nursing… read more

Ross Ruggiero Successfully Obtains Favorable Arbitration Award Dismissing Claim

Published March 26, 2021 |

Ross Ruggiero successfully won an arbitration before the American Arbitration Association wherein the applicant was seeking no-fault benefits from his client’s insurance policy. Ross argued that under the no-fault insurance law, liability for the causation of the accident is not a factor in determining who is responsible for paying no-fault benefits. Rather, the no-fault law… read more

Partner Judith Littman Obtains Summary Judgment in Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death Case

Published March 8, 2021 |

Partner Judith Littman, assisted by Associate Lisa Landers, obtained summary judgment dismissal for our client, an obstetrician.  This case was brought by the mother of the deceased infant, who presented to our client’s office with complaints of decreased fetal movement.  Diagnostic testing  done at our client’s office  was abnormal and the plaintiff was sent to the hospital… read more

Partner Annemarie Jones Obtains Summary Judgment Dismissal In Section 1983 Case

Published February 23, 2021 |

Annemarie Jones obtained summary judgment dismissing all claims asserted against the former Deputy Chief of Patrol of the Nassau County Police Department.  Briefly, pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, Plaintiff’s claims of civil rights violations arose from an incident in 2011 in which he alleged an intoxicated off-duty Nassau County Police Officer fired five rounds at… read more

Attorney Stephen R. Macho Obtains Affirmance of Award of Summary Judgment

Published February 11, 2021 |

Attorney Stephen R. Macho was successful in obtaining a dismissal on behalf of our client.  The action sought to recover damages for personal injury and wrongful death stemming from the plaintiff-decedent’s fall while residing at Convent Avenue Family Living Facility from the top bed of a bunk bed that did not contain guardrails. Our client, Lodging Kit Company, was a… read more

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