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Category: News

Robert J. Yenchman Granted Summary Judgment in Kings County Premises Liability Case

Published May 22, 2019 | News

  Robert J.  Yenchman obtained summary judgment in Supreme Court, Kings County in favor of our clients, who were the commercial tenants of a mixed-used building in Brooklyn. The plaintiff alleged that she tripped and fell on a sidewalk while walking her dog which resulted in an ankle fracture requiring surgical intervention. Robert successfully argued… read more

Jordan Palatiello Obtains Defense Verdict in Nassau County on a Medical Malpractice Case

Published May 17, 2019 | News

Lewis Johs Associate, Jordan S. Palatiello, assisted by Senior Counsel, Jeff Hummel, obtained a defendant’s verdict on behalf of our clients, a Cardiology practice and one of its physicians, in Nassau County Supreme Court on April 23, 2019.  The plaintiff, a 60-year old male, presented to a prominent hospital with complaints of chest pain at… read more

Teri Scotto-Lavino Obtained Summary Dismissal of a Medical Malpractice Action

Published May 15, 2019 | News

Teri Scotto-Lavino obtained dismissal of a medical malpractice action on behalf of a medical professional corporation at which many of the named defendants maintained offices. Plaintiff alleged that, as multiple named defendants maintained offices in the building, the medical corporation should be held liable for the actions of the individual doctors. The Court agreed that… read more

Partner Jennifer Hurley McGay Secures an Appellate Win on an Appeal of Summary Judgment

Published May 15, 2019 | News

Commercial Litigation Partner, Jennifer Hurley McGay, recently prevailed in the Appellate Division, First Department, on an appeal of summary judgment dismissing a buyers’ claims for the return of their down payment relating to the purchase of residential property in Manhattan.  The plaintiff/appellant argued that the trial court erred in granting summary judgment in favor of… read more

Robert J. Yenchman Granted Summary Judgment in Bronx County Premises Liability Case

Published May 13, 2019 | News

Robert J.  Yenchman obtained summary judgment in Supreme Court, Bronx County in favor of our client, the owner of an apartment building. The plaintiff alleged that she slipped and fell in the vestibule of the apartment building and sustained serious injuries. Robert successfully argued that plaintiff’s inability to identify what caused her to slip and… read more

Partner Jennifer Hurley McGay obtains complete dismissal.

Published May 9, 2019 | News

LJAA Commercial Litigation Partner, Jennifer Hurley McGay, secured a complete dismissal of all claims against our client, a transport broker and interstate carrier of merchandise, brought by a soda manufacturer.  The Plaintiff alleged that our client was negligent in transporting its soda bottles, which resulted in the complete destruction of its product, and commenced a… read more

Partner Kevin Mescall Obtains Summary Judgment in Labor Law Action

Published May 7, 2019 | News

Partner Kevin Mescall successfully obtained summary judgment dismissing the plaintiff’s complaint in connection with a Labor Law action.  The case stemmed from a construction site accident.  Plaintiff, a glass partition installer, claimed he sustained serious injuries when he was caused to fall while walking over a pile of sprinkler pipes.  The complaint alleged causes of… read more

James Connors Obtains Summary Judgment In Queens County Matter.

Published May 1, 2019 | News

Congratulations to partner James Connors who won summary judgment dismissing the complaint in a Queens County matter brought against an owner alleging negligence and violation of the onerous New York Scaffold Law under Labor Law 240(1) as well as violations of Labor Law 200 and 241(6).  The plaintiff sought recovery after allegedly being struck by… read more

Thomas Rhatigan Successfully Obtains Summary Judgment in Wrongful Death Action

Published April 29, 2019 | Accomplishment,News

Congratulations to Thomas Rhatigan for winning summary judgment dismissing a wrongful death products liability action in New York County.  Plaintiff’s decedent fell off the top bed of a bunk bed in a shelter and subsequently died from his injuries.  Plaintiff argued that our client, a distributing company, was required to supply guard rails with the… read more

Partner Martin Rowe Obtains Defense Verdict in Kings County

Published April 26, 2019 | News

Partner Martin Rowe obtained a defense verdict on an automobile liability case in Supreme Court, Kings County. The plaintiff was a passenger on a public bus who claimed she was injured as a result of a collision between the bus and our client’s motor vehicle. The bus operator claimed he was cut off by our… read more

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