Firm News

11/11/2016
Felice Cotignola Featured Speaker at TIDA Annual Conference in Baltimore

On Thursday October 13, 2016, Felice Cotignola spoke at the 2016 Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA) Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland on “Gauging Your Jury:  Thinking Outside . . .

11/11/2016
John DeMatteo and John Tarnowski Speak at ALFA Transportation Mini Seminar in King of Prussia, PA

John DeMatteo and John Tarnowski spoke to a group of trucking clients at a Transportation Mini Seminar in King of Prussia, PA on October 6, 2016.   Their presentation was  on “Obstructive . . .

10/25/2016
Eric Portuguese Presented at the New York City Bar Association Seminar

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10/24/2016
ALFA International appoints Felice J. Cotignola to its Borad of Directors.

Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer is pleased to announce that ALFA International has appointed Felice J. Cotignola to its Board of Directors for a 3 year term. The announcement was made at the ALFA General . . .

10/24/2016
ALFA International Appoints Felice J. Cotignola to its Board of Directors

Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer is pleased to announce that ALFA International has appointed Felice J. Cotignola to its Board of Directors for a 3 year term. The announcement was made at the ALFA General . . .

7/1/2016
VICTORY ON APPEALS

VICTORY ON APPEALS

Congratulations

Ellen Nimaroff for victory on the following two appeals:

Lasner v. Massachusetts . . .

6/8/2016
In Memoriam - Harry Steinberg, Sr. Partner - 4/12/48 - 5/26/16

Colleague

In Memoriam - Harry Steinberg, Sr. Partner -   4/12/48 – 5/26/16

On May 26, 2016 the legal profession lost an immense talent and we at LSK&D lost a . . .

5/24/2016
Eric A. Portuguese Presents at the New York State Bar Association Seminar

Eric A. Portuguese presents at the New York State Bar Association Seminar “Insurance Coverage 2016: Recent Cases, Hot Issues, and Advanced Topics” in New York City. His particular topic, . . .

4/14/2016
Be Vigilant When It Comes to Deposition Corrections

A short, snappy decision issued on March 30 by the Appellate Division, Second Department, stimulated this article. The appellate panel, in Torres v. Board of Education . . .

3/24/2016
Summary judgment awarded in slip and fall case

Summary judgment awarded in slip and fall case

A Supreme Court, Kings County, judge granted a cleaning contractor's summary judgment motion in a case arising from a woman’s . . .

3/18/2016
A Defense Verdict: Diego Beekman Mutual Housing Association HDFC v. Dish Network L.L.C.

Plaintiff alleges substantial damage to its buildings as a result of the improper installation of Defendants’ respective satellite dishes. Specifically, Plaintiff lists “[e]xtensive damage . . .

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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