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Category: News

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

Published August 22, 2019 | MEDICAL MALPRACTICE,News

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 bacterial endocarditis in a patient leading to a brain embolism, the need for brain surgery, and permanent cognitive problems.  The patient… read more

Summary Judgment Win for Senior Counsel Teri Scotto-Lavino in a Matter Concerning Liability for Dog Bite

Published August 21, 2019 | News

Teri Scotto-Lavino was successful in obtaining dismissal of an action asserted against a homeowner. The allegations concerned an altercation between dogs, one owned by the co-owner of the home. Plaintiff alleged that any homeowner is responsible for the behavior of a dog, especially one known to have an aggressive nature, even though he is not… read more

Partner Anne Bracken selected as one of Long Island Business News’ 2019 “Who’s Who: Women in Professional Services

Published August 20, 2019 | News

Partner Anne Bracken has been selected as one of Long Island Business News’ 2019 “Who’s Who: Women in Professional Services.” This special edition celebrates Long Island’s influential businesswomen whose dedication and commitment to their company and to those they serve remain at the forefront of their work.  Anne has been a litigator defending physicians and… read more

Meet the NYC Office Interns!

Published August 16, 2019 | News

Intern Spotlight!   Meet the NYC Office Interns.   Lauren Greenburg Lauren is a rising third-year graduate student at Cardozo Law, whose mother had a large influence on her decision to become a lawyer. Lauren’s interest in the law peeked when she took Journalism Law courses during her undergrad, impressed by how the law can be… read more

Partners Jennifer Hurley McGay and Bryan F. Lewis published in The Suffolk Lawyer

Published July 31, 2019 | Accomplishment,BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE,LITIGATION NEWS,News

Commercial Litigation Partners Jennifer Hurley McGay and Bryan F. Lewis were recently published in The Suffolk Lawyer, Commercial Division Special Edition (June 2019).   Their article, “Primer on Non-Subpoenas in New York State,” discussed the importance of non-party subpoenas in commercial cases.  The article went on to provide an overview of the requirements for a valid… read more

Ross Ruggiero Obtains Order of Dismissal.

Published July 23, 2019 | INSURANCE LAW,News

Ross Ruggiero successfully obtained an Order of Dismissal from the Civil Court, Richmond County granting dismissal of the plaintiff’s complaint in favor of the defendant. Plaintiff sued our client, a Third-Party Administrator on behalf of an insurance company, seeking to recoup no-fault benefits under an insurance policy. Ross argued that the court lacked jurisdiction and… read more

Partners Present Lecture to Resident Physicians on the Deposition of a Defendant Physician in a Medical Malpractice Action.

Published July 1, 2019 | News

On June 26, 2019, founding partner Frederick C. Johs and partner Scott O. Frycek presented a lecture to Neurology residents and medical students at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center regarding the Deposition of a Defendant Physician in a Medical Malpractice Action.  The presentation explored medical malpractice actions generally, the approach… read more

Partners Lecture on Handling Fatalities in New York State to a National Insurance Carrier.

Published June 7, 2019 | News

Partners Bob Avallone, Jeff Pincus, Rebecca Devlin, and Karen Berberich presented a seminar to a national insurance carrier on the Handling of Fatality Matters in New York.  The lecture explored liability, damages and coverage issues unique to wrongful death and survival actions in New York.   Also examined were current changes being proposed in the New… read more

Gary Pagliarello Obtains Defense Verdict on behalf of Electrophysiologist

Published June 7, 2019 | News

Gary Pagliarello obtained a defendant’s verdict on behalf of his client, an electrophysiologist.  Plaintiff commenced suit seeking recovery for alleged unnecessary placement of an implantable defibrillator, a device that is indicated for patients who have potentially dangerous heart arrhythmia and are in danger of sudden cardiac death.  The 37-year-old plaintiff had experienced an unexplained syncopal… read more

Annemarie Jones Obtains Dismissal of All Claims in Commercial Law Suit on Behalf of Credit Union

Published June 6, 2019 | News

Annemarie Jones secured dismissal of an action pending in the Eastern District of New York in favor of our client, a Credit Union. The action was premised upon Plaintiff’s default under a Balloon Note, Additional Covenants to Promissory Note and Security Agreement executed by Plaintiff in favor of the Credit Union, and the Credit Union’s… read more

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