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Del Pizzo Quoted in WestLaw
February 27 | 2017

Nancy Del Pizzo appeared in a WestLaw article entitled, “Patent Act Liability Needs More Than One U.S.-Made Component,” in which she discusses the implications of Life Technologies Corp. et al. v. Promega Corp. For the full text of the article, click here.

Mascia and Tare Victorious at Appellate Term, Second Department
February 21 | 2017

Henry Mascia and Joshua Tare obtained a significant victory at the Appellate Term, which determined that the apartment owned by the firm’s client was exempt from the Rent Stabilization Code.  Mascia and Tare convinced the Appellate Term that the apartment was not subject to the Rent Stabilization Code because the building had been “substantially rehabilitated” …Continue

DiGennaro Presents at New York State Bar Association’s Legal Malpractice Conference
February 17 | 2017

Janice DiGennaro presents at the New York State Bar Association’s Legal Malpractice Conference entitled, “Professional Liability Claims, Litigation Strategies, Attorney Discipline and Ethics.”  The conference will be held on March 31 at the Melville Marriott, Melville, NY. Janice will present, “Common Defenses to the Malpractice Action and Related Causes of Action.” Program Description: Lawsuits against …Continue

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Employee Benefit Plan – From the Courts
February | 2017

Seventh Circuit, Joining Other Circuits, Rejects ERISA Plan’s “Coordination of Benefits” Lawsuit Against Health Insurers The plaintiff in this lawsuit, filed in a federal district court in Illinois, was the trustee of the Central States, Southeast and Southwest Areas Health and Welfare Fund, a self-funded plan under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 …Continue

Insurer’s “Generic” Reservation of Rights Letters Found Inadequate by South Carolina Supreme Court
February 21 | 2017

The South Carolina Supreme Court has found that letters issued by a commercial general liability insurer to its insureds were inadequate to reserve its rights as they amounted to “generic denials of coverage coupled with furnishing the insured with a verbatim recitation of all or most of the policy provisions (through a cut-and-paste method).” The …Continue

Indiana District Court: Claims-in-Process Exclusion Precluded Coverage for Pollution That Began Before Insureds Had Purchased Their Property
February 21 | 2017

A federal district court in Indiana has ruled that a claims-in-process exclusion in a commercial general liability insurance policy precluded coverage for the insureds’ claim where pollution at the insureds’ property had begun before the insureds even had purchased the property. The Case Property in Lake Station, Indiana, was used as a dry cleaning facility …Continue

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