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Mulè Victorious at Arbitration
August 22, 2017 | Commercial Litigation

Michael Mulè prevailed in securing an award on behalf of our corporate client, an aircraft management company, against a private-jet owner based on breach of the parties’ agreement. Specifically, the firm’s client entered into a contract to manage a Gulfstream IV aircraft. The client incurred over a million dollars managing the aircraft, including payment of …
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Queenan Speaks at Albany Law School
August 22, 2017 | Health Services

On August 18, John Queenan participated on behalf of Rivkin Radler in Albany Law School’s Professional Development Day. The purpose of the day was to introduce students to various practice areas and provide an opportunity to network with faculty and alumni. John participated on behalf of the Health Services Practice Group.


Robertelli Secures a Pre-Answer Dismissal for Insurer
August 21, 2017 | John J. Robertelli | General Liability

In a case involving serious injuries, John Robertelli obtained a pre-answer dismissal of all claims for Under Insured Motorist (UIM) benefits brought by Plaintiff against The State Farm Insurance Company in a lawsuit recently filed in Bergen County, New Jersey.  After a series of discussions, Plaintiff’s counsel accepted State Farm’s legal position and agreed to …
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New Medicaid Planning Tool
August 22, 2017 | Jeffrey S. Greener | Trusts, Estates & Taxation

The most costly item in retirement isn’t housing; it’s healthcare. According to the AARP, some 70% of Americans will require long-term care during their lifetime. With nursing homes in New York costing $12,000 to $14,000 per month and the future of Social Security and Medicare unclear, many retirees risk financial ruin unless they have put …
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New York Insurance Coverage Law Update
August 22, 2017 | Alan C. Eagle | Insurance Coverage

“Vertical Exhaustion” Of Primary Policies Triggered Excess, But Excess Policies’ Prior Insurance Provision Limited Insured’s Recovery, Second Circuit Holds  Olin Corporation, a chemical manufacturer, contended that an excess insurer that had issued three consecutive annual policies had to indemnify it for environmental con-tamination that had taken place over a number of years at several manufacturing …
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In Term of Transition, Court Sides With Insurers
August 21, 2017 | Evan H. Krinick | Appeals

It was a term of transition for the New York Court of Appeals, with Associate Judge Eugene Pigott Jr., retiring at the end of 2016, Associate Judge Rowan Wilson joining the Court in February 2017, Associate Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam’s death in April 2017, and Associate Judge Paul Feinman joining the Court at the end of …
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