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Grover and Versichelli Win Dismissal of Plaintiff’s Bad Faith Claim
December 15, 2017 | Insurance Coverage
Keith Grover and Michael Versichelli recently won dismissal of two causes of action against our client, State Farm, in a lawsuit for underinsured motorist benefits in the Supreme Court, Nassau County.  The Supreme Court granted State Farm’s pre-answer motion and dismissed plaintiffs’ second and third causes of action, for bad faith and breach of State …
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Giliberti and Peress Dismiss $8 Million Construction Defect Complaint on behalf of a General Contractor
December 14, 2017 | Frank J. Giliberti | Janine L. Peress | General Liability
Frank Giliberti and Janine Peress were successful in convincing a court to dismiss a plaintiff homeowners association’s  complaint in a construction defect case, which included breach of contract and tort causes of actions. The plaintiff alleged over $8 million in remedial repair damages. The homeowner’s association opposed the motion based on the premise that it was …
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U.N.-Affiliated Initiative Gets an Assist from Rivkin Radler
December 12, 2017 | Shari Claire Lewis | Marc S. Ullman | Steven Shapiro | Nancy A. Del Pizzo | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services | Intellectual Property
The Island Women Open Network (IWON), created by the Sustainable Energy and Climate Resilience Initiative in partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), signed an agreement engaging Rivkin Radler LLP for legal assistance. IWON’s main objective is to empower women and children at the grassroots level to transform the sustainable-energy sector of Small …
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United States Supreme Court Bankruptcy Update
December 14, 2017 | Matthew V. Spero | Jeannine M. Farino | Bankruptcy
The United States Supreme Court granted certiorari and decided three bankruptcy cases this year that all bankruptcy practitioners should be aware of. Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corp. On March 22, 2017, the United States Supreme Court rendered a crucial and fundamental decision that significantly affects the ability of parties to a Chapter 11 bankruptcy case …
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Year-End Deadline for NY Medicaid Providers and Third-Party Billers
December 13, 2017 | Benjamin P. Malerba | Ada Kozicz | Health Services
New York State Medicaid providers who claim, order or receive at least $500,000 from the Medicaid Program in any consecutive 12-month period have until December 31 to certify that they have implemented a compliance program aimed at detecting and preventing Medicaid fraud, waste and abuse. This requirement also applies to third-party billing companies that bill …
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Substance Use Providers Beware: New Patient Record Release Requirements
December 13, 2017 | Carol A. Hyde | Ashley S. Osadon | Health Services
Substance use treatment providers and rehabilitation centers should use caution when reviewing and approving written consents for the disclosure of substance use patient records, specifically consents authorizing disclosure to government agencies, as such requests frequently do not comply with new SAMHSA regulations. On January 18, 2017, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) …
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