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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

Partner Bryan Lewis and Associate Natalia Gandolfo Obtain Summary Judgment on a Breach of Contract Case

Published January 25, 2021 |

Commercial litigators Bryan Lewis and Natalia Gandolfo obtained summary judgment in a contract dispute between a mother and her son. Our client mortgaged her home so that her son could pay a significant financial obligation. Her son promised to repay the monies as soon as he was able, and in the interim, to pay his… read more

Partner Jason Katz Obtains Reversal of Supreme Court Decision

Published January 22, 2021 |

Partner Jason Katz successfully appealed the decision of the Supreme Court, Kings County which denied the defendants and third-party defendant summary judgment and dismissal of all Labor Law and common law negligence claims asserted by the plaintiff. Although the Supreme Court granted Jason’s motion to dismiss the Labor Law 240(1) and 241(6) causes of action,… read more

Partner David Metzger Prevails on Federal Motion to Dismiss Complaint Against Building Owner

Published January 11, 2021 |

Partner David Metzger successfully moved pursuant to Rule 12(b)(6) to dismiss the federal claims (Section 1983 and Fair Housing Act) brought against our clients in a matter before the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York. Our clients are owners of an apartment building who performed major building renovations with the intention of… read more

Lewis Johs Recognized as Newsday Top Workplaces 2020

Published December 17, 2020 |

For the third year in a row Lewis Johs has been recognized as one of Newsday’s Top Workplaces. Amongst the 2020 winners for the “small business” category (50-149 employees) the firm has ranked within the Top 20 Workplaces. “We take great pride in this award, as it is based on the results from Newsday’s anonymous… read more

Partner Rebecca Devlin Obtains Summary Judgment and Dismissal of Wrongful Death Claim

Published November 11, 2020 |

LJAA Partner Rebecca Devlin obtained summary dismissal of a wrongful death action brought against a motorist on behalf of a pedestrian who passed away due to the injuries he sustained in the accident.   The wrongful death action was commenced by the deceased pedestrian’s spouse just after the passage of the statute of limitations. The plaintiff… read more

Attorneys Amy E. Bedell and Michael Clancy Obtain Summary Judgment on Behalf of Out-of-Possession Landlord

Published October 28, 2020 |

Partner Amy E. Bedell and Senior Counsel Michael Clancy obtained summary dismissal of a case alleging negligence and wrongful death arising out of the shooting death of plaintiff’s decedent following an incident occurring at the premises owned by a defendant landlord.  Michael and Amy successfully argued that the defendant landlord retained no control over the… read more

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