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2/9/2016
Appellate Division Reverses Denial of Summary Judgment in Elevator Misleveling Case

Appellate Division Reverses Denial of Summary Judgment in Elevator Misleveling Case

The Appellate Division has reversed an order of the Supreme Court, New York County, which . . .

12/18/2015
Dog's Bark Was Not Worse Than His Bite: Lester Schwab Obtains Affirmance of Dismissal of Dog-Attack Case

Appellate Unit Good News

Dog’s Bark Was Not Worse Than His Bite:  Lester Schwab Obtains Affirmance of Dismissal of Dog-Attack Case

Plaintiff . . .

10/16/2015
Not everything an attorney does in the course and scope of representing a client is covered by the attorney-client privilege

Not everything an attorney does in the course and scope of representing a client is covered by the attorney-client privilege.  In an article published by the New York Law Journal on October 16, . . .

10/16/2015
Summary Judgment Affirmed Dismissing Claims of Respondeat Supeior and Negligent Hiring and Supervision

The Second Department affirmed the order awarding summary judgment to the building owners and managers in a case where plaintiffs alleged that the building superintendent threw drain cleaner on them . . .

9/14/2015
Summary Judgment: No prejudice standard applies when insured timely reports a claim but gives late notice of subsequent suit

If an insured gives its commercial general liability insurer timely notice of an occurrence, but late notice of the subsequent tort suit against the insured, should the insurer be entitled to deny . . .

9/8/2015
Appellate Courts Find Non-Appealing Parties To Be Unappealing.

The New York Law Journal has published an article by Harry Steinberg, entitled “Appellate Courts Find Non-Appealing Parties To Be Unappealing.”  The article . . .

9/8/2015
Defense Verdict: Beata M. Newman Scarpulla as Administrator of the Estate of Don. A. Scarpulla v. Roland D. Williams

Defense Verdict

Beata M. Newman Scarpulla as Administrator of the Estate of Don. A. Scarpulla v. Roland D. Williams

Facts & Allegations . . .

8/5/2015
PRODUCTS LIABILITY - - ALTERNATIVE LIABILITY

Defendants Coast Distribution and Land ‘N’ Sea Midwest, Inc., distributors of a Wego Kite Tube which injured plaintiff, are not entitled to summary judgment even though it “was impossible . . .

5/9/2014
Thomas Coppola recently prevailed with respect to a summary judgment motion before Justice James of the New York Supreme Court.

Thomas Coppola recently prevailed with respect to a summary judgment motion before Justice James of the New York Supreme Court. In this subrogation action, Plaintiff sought approximately $2 million . . .

4/9/2014
LSKD Attorneys Present ALFA Mini Seminar to Penske Truck Leasing and Gallagher Bassett Claims and Litigation Teams!

On Wednesday, April 9, 2014 Felice Cotignola, Allyson Belmont and John DeMatteo spoke at an Alfa Mini Seminar on Best Practices For Handling Trucking Claims and Litigation. The seminar was held at the . . .

4/8/2014
LSKD Attorneys Present At Retail Industry Leaders Association.

On April 8, 2014, Mike McDonagh and Tom Backis gave a seminar on recent trends in the litigation of security-related claims at the Retail Industry Leaders Associationís Retail Asset Protection Conference . . .

3/20/2014
Ana Jocelyn Pena v. Penny Lane Realty Inc. Index No. 303202/11 Bronx Supreme Court

The plaintiff was assaulted by an intruder in the lobby or vestibule of her apartment building, which was located at 1164 Cromwell Avenue, Bronx, NY and owned by Penny Lane. The plaintiff alleged that . . .

2/21/2014
A defense verdict was rendered in the case of Frederick v. GM Sheet Metal.

On 2/21/14 a defense verdict was rendered in the case of Frederick v. GM Sheet Metal. Mr. Frederick, a pedestrian, sustained a traumatic brain injury as the result of a motor vehicle accident involving . . .

2/20/2014
Lester Schwab Attorneys Speak At NFI in Cherry Hill.

On February 20, 2014, Felice Cotignola, Allyson Belmont and John Dematteo spoke before a large group of claims and legal counsel at National Freight Industries in Cherry Hill NJ. The presentation was . . .

1/21/2014
Paul Kassirer has been invited to join the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance.

Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer is pleased to announce that Paul Kassirer has been invited to join the prestigious Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. The CLM is a nonpartisan alliance comprised of . . .

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