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Ten LJAA Attorneys Recognized as 2018 NY Super Lawyers

Published September 26, 2018 |

Lewis Johs Avallone Aviles, LLP is proud to announce that Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers has recognized 10 attorneys from the firm on the New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists for 2018. The Super Lawyers selection process includes independent research, peer recognition and professional achievement. Each year, only five percent of attorneys in the New York metro area are honored… read more

Partner David Metzger Obtains Summary Judgment in Medical Malpractice Case

Published September 17, 2018 |

Partner David Metzger was successful in a motion for summary judgment in a medical malpractice/wrongful death case involving an alleged failure to diagnose a post-surgical pulmonary embolism (PE). Our client was the cardiologist who was called in for a cardiac consultation the day after the surgery after an EKG revealed “inverted T waves”. The plaintiff… read more

Ross Ruggiero Receives Defense Verdict in Negligence Case

Published September 14, 2018 |

LJAA attorney, Ross Ruggiero, successfully defended a negligence case against our client, a municipal authority, in a bench trial in Suffolk County, Third District Court .  The plaintiff alleged that our client negligently increased water pressure, which caused damage to plaintiff’s water heater. The plaintiff sought at trial to rely on his brother, an accountant,… read more

Defense Verdict for Jeff Pincus in NY Supreme Court, Kings County, July 2018

Published August 28, 2018 |

Partner Jeff Pincus obtained a defense verdict for our clients, an oil delivery company and its driver.  Plaintiff, suffering from multiple sclerosis, was traveling in his handicap scooter.  He alleged that he was struck by our client’s oil delivery truck while he was within the crosswalk of a busy intersection.  With the crossing light in… read more

Teri Scotto-Lavino Obtains Summary Judgment Dismissal of Medical Malpractice Action

Published August 9, 2018 |

Lewis Johs Attorney Teri Scotto-Lavino was recently successful in a motion for summary judgment on behalf of our client, a pathologist.  The patient’s estate contended that his blood disorder was mismanaged, resulting in amputation and eventually death. The Court agreed that there was no factual issue regarding pathology interpretations of testing performed during the hospital… read more

Amy Pincus Obtains Complete Dismissal in Bronx County Labor Law Case

Published August 8, 2018 |

Lewis Johs Attorney Amy Pincus was recently successful in obtaining a dismissal of a potentially large labor law construction accident case. In a case with potentially sizable exposure, Amy was estopped from moving for summary judgment because of plaintiff’s early filing of the Note or Issue.  Although she moved to strike the note of issue… read more

LJAA Obtains Complete Reversal of Jury Verdict Awarding $14 Million

Published July 19, 2018 |

Lewis Johs attorneys Robert J. Cimino, Hon.  Robert A. Lifson and Amy E. Bedell secured a vacatur of a $14 million jury verdict against a municipality and obtained entry of judgment in favor of municipality dismissing plaintiffs’ case. In the action against a Suffolk County Town, plaintiffs alleged that the municipality’s negligence proximately caused the… read more

Joseph Charchalis Receives Defense Verdict in Motor Vehicle Case

Published July 16, 2018 |

Joseph Charchalis obtained a defendants’ verdict, following a liability trial, on behalf of our clients in Supreme Court, Suffolk County on June 20, 2018.  The incident occurred at a residential intersection with a 4 way stop.  The defendant/third-party plaintiff alleged that our client was speeding and failed to stop at the stop sign causing the… read more

Marty Rowe Successfully Defends Damages Claim in Premises Liability Action in Supreme Court, Kings County

Published July 10, 2018 |

Marty Rowe represented our client, the owner of an apartment building, in a premises liability action arising out of plaintiff’s alleged concussion and back injury caused by a falling ceiling tile in plaintiff’s apartment.  The jury rendered a verdict in favor of plaintiff on liability, and the damages trial followed.  After calling experts in Orthopedic… read more

Summary Judgment Granted for Tara Darling

Published June 20, 2018 |

Lewis Johs Associate Tara Darling was recently successful in obtaining summary judgment on behalf of our clients, sellers of a residential co-op located in New York City, in a real estate litigation matter venued in Supreme Court, New York County. The buyers, after failing to take title to the premises, sued our clients arguing that… read more

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