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Accomplishments

Stephen J. Maloney Jr. obtains Summary Judgment in Bronx County

Published December 9, 2019 |

Stephen J. Maloney Jr. successfully moved for summary judgment on behalf of a New York energy company in a case where an elderly plaintiff tripped and fell on an alleged defective sidewalk. The plaintiff suffered significant injuries and brought suit against our client, our client’s subcontractors, and the adjacent homeowners. Stephen demonstrated that despite our… read more

Thomas Rhatigan Secures an Appellate Win

Published December 6, 2019 |

Tom Rhatigan wins an Appeal in the Appellate Division, and as a result the case against his client, a plumbing contracting company, is dismissed. In the appeal prepared and argued by Tom, the Appellate Division, Second Department reversed the Lower Court’s denial of summary judgment and granted Tom’s motion to dismiss the complaint.  The Appellate Court… read more

Defense Verdict for Joseph Charchalis in Supreme Court, Suffolk County

Published November 22, 2019 |

Joseph Charchalis obtained a defense verdict following a jury trial on an automobile liability case in Supreme Court, Suffolk County.  The plaintiff was a pedestrian crossing the street when he was struck by the defendants’ vehicle.  The defendants produced an independent witness who corroborated the defendants’ version of the incident and the jury returned a… read more

Amy Pincus Obtains Summary Judgment

Published November 20, 2019 |

Amy Pincus was successful in obtaining summary judgment for an insurance carrier in Supreme Court, Kings County in a first-party coverage dispute.  The plaintiff was seeking recovery of several hundred thousand dollars’ worth of damage to a residential rental property allegedly caused by freezing pipes.  Our client, an insurance carrier,  disclaimed coverage due to the… read more

Lewis Johs Honored as Newsday’s 2019 Top Workplaces

Published November 19, 2019 |

We are proud once again to announce that Lewis Johs has been recognized as one of the best places to work, according to a third-party survey conducted for Newsday this past March.   The firm received Top Work Place status based on the results of their staff’s survey feedback on two dozen factors, including the… read more

Partner Brian Greenwood Obtains Defense Verdict in Nassau County Medical Malpractice Trial

Published November 18, 2019 |

Brian Greenwood obtained a defendant’s verdict on behalf of his client, a plastic surgeon.  Plaintiff commenced suit seeking recovery for cosmetic deformities she allegedly sustained as a result of improper injection of a synthetic filler.  It was alleged the filler was used improperly as part of an off-label training session.  Plaintiff claimed that as a… read more

Summary Judgment Win for Partner Scott Frycek in Medical Malpractice Action

Published November 11, 2019 |

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 the 50-year- old patient’s acute and/or impending cardiac condition leading to her death.  Scott argued that our clients timely and appropriately… read more

Annemarie Jones Re-Elected Federal Bar Association EDNY Treasurer

Published October 21, 2019 |

Annemarie Jones was re-elected to the position of Treasurer for the Eastern District of New York Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. The mission of the Federal Bar Association is to strengthen the federal legal system and administration of justice by serving the interests and the needs of the federal practitioner, both public and private,… read more

Teri Scotto-Lavino Obtains Summary Judgment for Client in Supreme Court

Published October 20, 2019 |

Teri Scotto-Lavino was successful in obtaining summary judgment for a pediatrician in a Supreme Court action claiming that the doctor misdiagnosed a form of bone cancer, known as Ewing’s Sarcoma. The plaintiff was initially seen by the doctor at a walk-in clinic.  The clinic continued to use the doctor’s name in its addressograph during subsequent… read more

Thomas Rhatigan Obtains Summary Judgment on Medical Malpractice Action

Published October 16, 2019 |

Congratulations to Thomas Rhatigan for obtaining dismissal of a medical malpractice action, venued in Kings County, on behalf of a medical professional company that staffed Emergency Room physicians to hospital.  Plaintiff alleged that the medical professional company should be held liable for the actions of individual Emergency Room doctors.  The Court agreed with our argument… read more

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