Recent News - Cheryl F. Korman


Troisi, Korman, Mascia and Bholan Secure Important Appellate Victory
June 4, 2018 | Insurance Coverage | Appeals
Rivkin Radler secured a victory in the first appellate case to interpret Insurance Law § 3408(c) since a 2014 amendment. Under Insurance Law § 3408(c), a property insurer or an insured can demand that appraisers selected by the parties decide disagreements over the “amount of the loss.” Typically, insurers argue that an appraisal is confined …
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Korman a Panelist at Appellate Practice CLE
April 18, 2018 | Appeals
Cheryl Korman will be a panelist at a free CLE program, “Appellate Practice in State and Federal Courts: Practical Considerations and Ethical Concerns.”  The program is presented by New York State-Federal Judicial Council and the Second Circuit Judicial Council. The CLE will be held on April 24, 2018, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The panel will explore …
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Korman and Biscone Successful in Dismissal of 42 USC 1983 Claim
January 11, 2018 | Cheryl F. Korman | Merril S. Biscone | Appeals
Cheryl Korman and Merril Biscone were successful in convincing a Federal District Court to set aside a jury verdict in excess of $7.8 million dollars against their client, the provider of medical services to inmates at the Nassau County Correctional Center.  The jury found that the medical provider was responsible for the death of an …
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Korman and Novikoff to Speak on Workplace Sexual Harassment
January 11, 2018 | Cheryl F. Korman | Kenneth A. Novikoff | Employment & Labor
Cheryl Korman will be the moderator and Ken Novikoff will be on the panel of a program offered by the Long Island Association and The Women’s Collaborative entitled, “Sexual Harassment in the Workplace – Taking Action to Educate and Prevent Abuse.” The program features keynote speaker Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and the panel is rounded out …
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Jones, Monteleone, LaPorta and Korman Defeat Appellate Motion for Stay of Summary Judgment
November 14, 2017 | Michael J. Jones | Cheryl F. Korman | Insurance Coverage | Commercial Litigation | Appeals
Michael Jones, Joseph Monteleone, Anthony La Porta and Cheryl Korman defeated an insured’s efforts to obtain a stay of an award of summary judgment in favor of our client. Michael successfully argued to the trial judge that the former CEO of a defunct online video management company is not entitled to $5 million in insurance …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers
September 19, 2017
Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that 20 attorneys were named to the 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and 10 attorneys were named New York Metro Rising Stars. *Brian Bank – Business Litigation Todd M. Belous – Professional Liability: Defense *Michelle Bholan – Business Litigation Jonathan B. Bruno – Professional Liability:  Defense …
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Korman Co-Chairs NYSBA Committee
June 1, 2017 | Appeals
Cheryl Korman has become Co-Chair of the Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction for the New York State Bar Association for a three-year term. The Committee evaluates and comments on the practice and procedure of the Court of Appeals and the Appellate Divisions, and submits proposals and evaluations to the NYSBA Executive Committee and House …
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Korman and DiGennaro Secure Victory on Appeal
April 17, 2017 | Appeals | Professional Liability
Cheryl Korman and Janice DiGennaro secured a victory on appeal for their lawyer clients of claims under New York Judiciary Law section 487 in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. The claims were based on an almost two decade long litigation  in the state court between the plaintiff and his former wife.  The plaintiff brought shadow …
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Rivkin Radler Secures Affirmance of Summary Judgment On Behalf of State Farm
February 2, 2017 | Insurance Coverage | Appeals
Rivkin Radler recently secured an affirmance of summary judgment from the United States Court of Appeals  for the Second Circuit in favor of State Farm Fire & Casualty Company, based on the insureds’ failure to comply with the policy condition that requires prompt reporting  of the loss. In this case the plaintiffs, Nikolai and Hartyun …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers
October 11, 2016 | Construction | Commercial Litigation | Bankruptcy | Appeals | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Professional Liability | Health Services | Insurance Coverage
UNIONDALE, NY – Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that twenty attorneys were named to the 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and five attorneys were named as New York Metro Rising Stars. Being named a Super Lawyer is a tremendous honor reserved for only the top 5% of all lawyers in a …
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Korman moderates program for The Women’s Collaborative
June 9, 2016 | Appeals
Cheryl Korman was the moderator for The Women’s Collaborative program entitled, “Coffee and Conversation with Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul.”  The discussion was held at the Long Island Association and centered on encouraging women to aspire to leadership roles, mentoring and inspiring the next generation of women leaders. …
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Valverde and Korman Victorious in Article 78 Proceeding Before the Appellate Division, Second Department
June 7, 2016 | Insurance Coverage | Appeals
Frank A. Valverde and Cheryl F. Korman obtained a victory in an Article 78 proceeding before the Appellate Division, Second Department.  In Cappuccia v. N.Y. State Div. of Human Rights, a former employee commenced an Article 78 proceeding against his former employer and the N.Y. State Division of Human Rights (“DHR”) disputing the DHR’s determination …
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Korman and Mascia Victorious in Common Carrier Duty Case at the Appellate Division, First Department
April 22, 2016
Cheryl F. Korman and Henry Mascia, members of the Firm’s Litigation & Appeals Practice Group, obtained a victory in a negligence case at the Appellate Division, First Department.  In Morante v. Citywide Mobile Response Corp., the plaintiff commenced this action to recover damages for personal injuries allegedly sustained after she fell while exiting an ambulette …
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Korman and Mascia Victorious in Assumption of Risk Case at the Appellate Division, Second Department
April 22, 2016 | Appeals
Cheryl F. Korman and Henry Mascia, members of the Firm’s Litigation & Appeals Practice Group, obtained a victory in an assumption of risk case at the Appellate Division, Second Department. In Augustin v. grand Prix New York Racing,  the plaintiff commenced this action to recover damages for personal injuries sustained when she crashed a go-kart …
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Goodheart v. Hofstra University
March 10, 2016 | General Liability | Appeals
Rivkin Radler obtained summary judgment on behalf of defendant, Hofstra University as well as a dismissal of the plaintiff’s action. In Goodheart v. Hofstra University, et al., the plaintiff tripped and fell at a baseball memorabilia show that was held at Hofstra University’s Fitness Center.  Frank Raia and Seth Goldberg obtained summary judgment and a dismissal of …
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Korman on panel of The Women’s Collaborative program entitled, “The Language of Leadership”
February 1, 2016 | Appeals
Cheryl Korman will be a panelist at The Women’s Collaborative’s program entitled, “The Language of Leadership – Insights from the Experts.”  The program is being presented by the Long Island Association on March 3, 2016. “The words we use and how we deliver them make a difference in our leadership.  Hear the words of five …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2015 New York Metro SuperLawyers
October 1, 2015 | Insurance Coverage | Appeals
UNIONDALE, NY – Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that sixteen attorneys have been named to the 2015 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and four attorneys were named as New York Metro Rising Stars.  Rivkin attorneys were named SuperLawyers in the categories of Appellate Law, Bankruptcy, Business Litigation, Construction Litigation, Health Care Law, Insurance Coverage and …
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Korman and Mascia Victorious in the New York Court of Appeals
July 1, 2015 | Appeals
Cheryl Korman and Henry Mascia, members of the Firm’s Litigation & Appeals Practice Group, obtained a victory at the New York Court of Appeals for State Farm. The Court of Appeals held that a New York City police officer, who was injured as a passenger in a police vehicle, was not entitled to recover underinsured motorist …
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Korman on panel at NYSBA CLE Symposium
June 1, 2015 | Appeals
Cheryl Korman, a partner in the Firm’s Litigation & Appeals practice group, will be a panelist at the New York State Bar Association’s CLE Symposium and Reception to meet the justices of the Appellate Division, First Department. The Symposium is a special event in which the Justices of the Appellate Division, First Department have graciously agreed …
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Rivkin Team Victorious In The Second Circuit Court of Appeals
November 25, 2014 | Employment & Labor | Appeals
John Diviney, Cheryl Korman, Merril Biscone and Scott Green were victorious in a Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision affirming a summary judgment win on behalf of their client, a major New York based school bus operator, on claims of interference and retaliation under the Family and Medical Leave Act by a former employee. The …
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Gershenoff quoted in New York Law Journal article
October 31, 2014 | Appeals
Rivkin Radler Partner, Max Gershenoff, was quoted in the New York Law Journal entitled, “Circuit Seeks Advice on Impact On Lawyers of City Debt Rules.”  Mr. Gershenoff, Evan Krinick, Cheryl Korman and Michael Versichelli, partners at Rivkin Radler, represent the plaintiffs. Please click the link below to view the Article. Adobe Reader is required to view …
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Korman a speaker at NYS Bar Association
October 17, 2014 | Appeals
Cheryl Korman will be a speaker at the New York State Bar Association’s program entitled, “Update On Practice in the 2D Circuit Court of Appeals 2014.”  Ms. Korman’s topic will be, “Pitfalls For the Unwary.” About the program: The Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction is pleased to offer this timely, half-day course on key …
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Rivkin Team Scores Victory for GEICO in Second Circuit
June 17, 2014 | Insurance Coverage | Appeals
Barry I. Levy, Cheryl Korman and Merril Biscone successfully convinced the Second Circuit to affirm the dismissal of a former employee’s retaliation claim against GEICO.  The plaintiff, a former New York based auto damage supervisor, asserted Federal and New York State claims against GEICO, alleging that the company had retaliated against him by terminating his …
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Rivkin Radlers Obtains Significant Victory on behalf of Olympic Gold Medal Winning Basketball Coach Geno Auriemma
April 16, 2014 | Employment & Labor | Appeals
Cheryl Korman, Barry Levy and Ken Novikoff obtained a significant victory on behalf of Olympic Gold Medal Winning Basketball Coach Geno Auriemma when the Appellate Division affirmed the trial court’s summary dismissal of the complaint filed by an NBA employee, alleging violations by Mr. Auriemma of the State and City Human Rights Laws. Please click …
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Cheryl Korman to Co-Chair New York State Bar Association Program
October 25, 2013 | Appeals
Cheryl Korman, a partner in the firm’s Litigation & Appeals Practice Group, will be a co-chair at the New York State Bar Association – New York Appellate Practice CLE program This basic-level full-day course produced by the Association’s Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction addresses the “nuts-and-bolts” requirements, recommended tactics and necessary legal theory behind …
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Appellate Court Upholds Insurers’ Defense Verdict Involving Approx. $20 Million In Pending Claims
July 5, 2013 | Appeals
The Appellate Term, Second Department, has upheld the trial verdict and judgment in favor of 53 NY automobile insurers and self-insurers in Andrew Carothers, M.D., P.C. v. Progressive Insurance Co.  Rivkin Radler partner Barry I. Levy successfully argued the appeal before the Appellate Term, with the rest of Rivkin Radler’s team – partners Evan H. …
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Cheryl Korman and Merril Biscone Victorious in a Appellate Division, First Department Decision
June 27, 2013 | Insurance Coverage | Appeals
Chery Korman and Merril Biscone, a partner and Of Counsel, respectively, in the firm’s Litigation & Appeals Practice Group, were victorious in an  Appellate Division, First Department decision entitled, Scarlino, et al., v. Fathi, et al.  This matter involved the on-going internal controversy surrounding a local union and the political rivalry between its members. Specifically at …
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Cheryl Korman featured in the Long Island Business News
August 3, 2012 | Appeals
Cheryl Korman, a partner in the firm’s Litigation & Appeals Practice Group, was featured in the Long Island Business News’ Who’s Who in Professional Women issue. …
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Rivkin Radler’s Cheryl Korman To Be Honored by the Long Island Women’s Agenda.
June 6, 2011 | Appeals
UNIONDALE, NY – Rivkin Radler partner, Cheryl Korman, has been named an honoree by the Long Island Women Agenda’s (LIWA) for her outstanding achievements in the legal profession as well as her good works to help women through her work with the American Heart Association.  Ms. Korman is a partner in the firm’s Litigation & …
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