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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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Gorfinkel Obtains Summary Judgment for Insurer Client
August 18, 2017 | Paul Gorfinkel | Insurance Coverage

Paul Gorfinkel obtained summary judgment in favor of our insurer client in a high-profile case in Connecticut.  The client had issued a homeowners insurance policy to a homeowner, whose basement walls were exhibiting pattern cracking.  The policyholder sought first-party coverage under the “collapse” provisions of the policy, but in a coverage action, the court found …
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Kaiser to Join PLI Panel
August 17, 2017 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar

On October 5, Geoffrey Kaiser will participate in a Practising Law Institute (PLI) Enforcement Trends panel at the institute’s Life Sciences conference. The program, entitled, “Life Sciences 2017: Navigating Legal Challenges in the Drug and Device Industries,” will be held in New York City. For information and registration, click here.

Bank Appointed ABA Committee Chair
August 16, 2017 | Employment & Labor | Commercial Litigation | Compliance Investigations & White Collar

Brian Bank has been appointed Chair of the Employment and Labor Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section.

Bank Moderates Panel at ABA’s Annual Meeting
August 11, 2017 | Brian L. Bank | Employment & Labor

Brian Bank moderated an American Bar Association CLE panel entitled, “Forecasting How the New Administration Will Impact Labor and Employment Law.” The program asked a panel of diverse labor and employment lawyers to analyze the new administration’s first 100 days in office and to forecast, based on that analysis, labor and employment law trends that …
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Feuer and Panagopoulos Represent Seller in Purchase of Building
August 10, 2017 | Scott L. Feuer | John Panagopoulos | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use

Scott Feuer and John Panagopoulos represented the Seller in the sale of 730 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY for a purchase price of $4.3 million.

Grill and Schieber Achieve Major Victory on Behalf of Building Owner
August 9, 2017 | David M. Grill | Evan R. Schieber | Commercial Litigation | Construction

David M. Grill and Evan Schieber achieved a major victory on behalf of a building owner and a surety in a litigation involving a mechanic’s lien filed by a contractor against a building owned by our client. The litigation, entitled EZ Runer Construction v Blue Nirvana, LLC, Supreme Court, New York County, Index No. 161915/2015 …
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Monteleone Quoted in Business Insurance Article
August 8, 2017 | Joseph Monteleone | Directors & Officers Liability

Joseph Monteleone has been quoted in a Business Insurance article entitled, “Directors may feel the heat on climate issues.” The article discusses the possible issues that climate change may have for directors and officers. The most significant portent of this may be a client change resolution approved by a majority of Irving, Texas-based Exxon Mobil …
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Ade and Pappas Win Motion for Summary Judgment
August 4, 2017 | General Liability

Brian Ade and Alexander Pappas won motion for summary judgment dismissing Plaintiff’s complaint with prejudice against their client, a water utility. Plaintiff alleged that the client negligently excavated a trench in a road which created a depression in the cross walk which caused the plaintiff to trip and fall when she walked through the cross walk. The judge agreed with our …
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Del Pizzo Publishes Article in New Jersey Lawyer Magazine
August 2, 2017 | Nancy A. Del Pizzo | Intellectual Property

Nancy Del Pizzo has published an article entitled, “‘Open Source’ Goes ‘Open Science,’” in the August 2017 issue of the New Jersey Lawyer. Click here to read the article.

Holohan and Pappas Chosen as Top Lawyers
July 31, 2017

Frank Holahan and Alexander Pappas have been selected as a Bergen County Top Lawyer by Bergen Magazine. In the letter notifying them of the honor, Bergen Magazine stated that it recently commissioned a peer-reviewed survey of more than 3,000 lawyers throughout Bergen County, asking them to provide information on those Bergen County attorneys they considered …
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Feuer and Panagopoulos Represent Purchase in Acquistion of Apartment Building
July 31, 2017 | Scott L. Feuer | John Panagopoulos | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use

Scott Feuer and John Panagopoulos represented the Purchaser in its acquisition of an apartment building located at 345 East 33rd Street, New York, NY for a purchase price of $7.2 million.  The Purchaser financed the acquisition with a $5.2 million loan from Valley National Bank.

Ullman Weighs in on DMAA Ruling
July 28, 2017 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar

Marc Ullman was quoted in Natural Products Insider’s article: “Hi-Tech Files Appeal in DMAA Fight with FDA,” which discusses Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Inc.’s quarrel with the federal government regarding the legality of the supplement DMAA, or 1,3-dimethylamylamine. To read the article, click here.

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