Recent News - Kenneth A. Novikoff


Novikoff Secures Second Circuit Affirmance of Summary Judgment for the Archdiocese of New York
July 17, 2017 | Employment & Labor
In a case of first impression, Ken Novikoff, working with the Beckett Fund for Religious Liberty, secured summary judgement on behalf of our client, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit unanimously ruled that although a former principal of a parochial school within the Archdiocese did …
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Novikoff and Hardy Obtain Order Disqualifying Attorney and Vacating Restraining Notice
April 3, 2017 | Commercial Litigation
Kenneth A. Novikoff and Tamika N. Hardy obtained an order on behalf of clients, the Halperts, who are judgment-debtors, disqualifying their former lawyer from representing the judgment-creditor in a judgment enforcement action as well as vacating a wrongfully-issued restraining notice against the Halperts’ daughter’s bank account.  The judgment debtors and the judgment creditor were previously …
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Novikoff Receives Defense Verdict In Reverse Race Discrimination Trial
January 31, 2017 | Employment & Labor | Commercial Litigation
After a one week trial before the Honorable Leonard D. Wexler of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Ken Novikoff, representing the former Mayor of the Village of Freeport Andrew Hardwick, received a jury verdict in favor of Mayor Hardwick and the Village of Freeport in a reverse race …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers
October 11, 2016 | Professional Liability | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Insurance Coverage | Health Services | Construction | Commercial Litigation | Bankruptcy | Appeals | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
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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Novikoff and Mann Secure Preliminary Injunction
July 19, 2016 | Employment & Labor | Commercial Litigation
Ken Novikoff and Greg Mann secured for the Firm’s client, Neurological Surgery, P.C., (“NSPC”), a preliminary injunction restraining one of their former neurosurgeons from violating his non-competition obligations. Judge Timothy S. Driscoll of the Supreme Court, Nassau County, ruled in Neurological Surgery, P.C. v. Benjamin R. Cohen, M.D., Index No. 601017-16, that Dr. Cohen’s inability …
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Novikoff and Mann Secure Summary Judgment and $250,000 Damage Award After Trial
June 16, 2016 | Employment & Labor | Commercial Litigation
Ken Novikoff and Greg Mann secured summary judgment on liability and an award of over $250,000, on behalf of our client, R&G Brenner Income Tax Consultants, in an action filed in the Commercial Division Part of Nassau County, Supreme Court.  R&G Brenner established as a matter of law that Defendant, a former tax preparer,  breached …
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Novikoff Secures Dismissal of Federal Fair Debt Claim Against Law Firm Client
June 9, 2016 | Employment & Labor | Commercial Litigation
Ken Novikoff successfully moved to dismiss the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) claim by Plaintiff, a judgment debtor, against a prominent NYC landlord/tenant law firm who commenced litigation on behalf of its judgment creditor client to collect monies from a restrained bank account.  In a case of first impression within the Second Circuit, Judge …
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Novikoff and Mann Secure Summary Judgment
May 26, 2016 | Commercial Litigation
Ken Novikoff and Greg Mann secured summary judgment on behalf of our client, R&G Brenner Income Tax Consultants, in an action filed in the Commercial Division Part of Nassau County, Supreme Court.  R&G Brenner sought, inter alia,  to enforce its restrictive covenants against a former tax preparer.  R&G Brenner established as a matter of law …
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Novikoff and Siegel Obtain Summary Judgment for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York in Case of First Impression in the United States
March 30, 2016 | Employment & Labor
Ken Novikoff and Jacqui Siegel secured summary judgment on behalf of our client, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, in a case of first impression in the United States. Plaintiff, a “lay” Principal of one of the Archdiocese’s parochial schools, asserted a Title VII employment discrimination claim against the Archdiocese, the local church and …
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Barrella v. Village of Freeport
February 16, 2016 | Employment & Labor | Commercial Litigation
Ken Novikoff, on behalf of the former Mayor of the Village of Freeport, successfully argued in Barrella v. Village of Freeport before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, that the jury’s verdict in favor of Plaintiff after a month-long race discrimination trial and five days of deliberation should be vacated. The …
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Novikoff and Schieber Victorious
November 12, 2015 | Appeals | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Ken Novikoff and Evan Schieber successfully defended a prominent New York City real estate developer in a $10,000,000 lawsuit after a three week trial in Supreme Court, New York County.  Plaintiff sought to impose a constructive trust over hundreds of acres of waterfront property belonging to our client in Sullivan County.  Plaintiff sued for breach …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2015 New York Metro SuperLawyers
October 1, 2015 | Health Services | 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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Rivkin Team Victorious
December 17, 2014 | Appeals
Novikoff, Schieber, and Bholan obtained victory for the Firm’s client, a cooperative corporation, in a case brought by one of its shareholders alleging fraud and breach of contract claims based upon a theft by the coop’s agent of over $800,000 over a six year span.  The Firm defeated a motion for summary judgment filed by …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2014 New York Metro SuperLawyers
October 1, 2014 | Corporate | Health Services | Directors & Officers Liability | Appeals
UNIONDALE, NY ? Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that seventeen attorneys were named to the 2014 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 Bankruptcy, Health Care Law and Business Litigation. Below are the honorees …
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Novikoff and Hardy obtain pre-answer dismissal
August 28, 2014 | Employment & Labor | Appeals
Ken Novikoff and Tamika Hardy successfully obtained a pre-answer dismissal of a tortious interference with contract claim against clients Lindsay Park Housing Corp and Board President Cora Austin in federal court in the Eastern District of New York.  The Court agreed with defendants that an employee handbook provided by the co-defendant to plaintiff did not …
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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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Novikoff and Siegel published in TIPS Newsletter
May 31, 2014 | Appeals | Directors & Officers Liability | Employment & Labor
Ken Novikoff and Jacqueline Siegel, members of the firm’s Employment & Labor Practice Group, have published, “New York City Settles Employment Discrimination Case for $98 Million,” and “Second Circuit Upholds Employer’s Ability To Curtail Employee Class Action Law Suits,” in the Spring 2014 TIPS Employment Law & Litigation Newsletter.  Please click the link below to view …
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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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Ken Novikoff, Barry Levy and Brian Bank Obtain Victory
April 17, 2013 | Employment & Labor | Appeals
Ken Novikoff, Barry Levy and Brian Bank, members in the firm’s Employment & Labor and Litigation & Appeals Practice Groups, obtained victory on behalf of Geno Auriemma, Head Coach of the 2012 United States Women’s Olympic Basketball Team in a nationally publicized employment discrimination lawsuit commenced by an employee of the NBA.  The New York …
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Ken Novikoff, Max Gershenoff, and Brian Bank successfully obtained the pre-answer dismissal of various federal antitrust claims
December 19, 2012 | Employment & Labor | Appeals
Ken Novikoff, Max Gershenoff, and Brian Bank successfully obtained the pre-answer dismissal of various federal antitrust claims brought by a freight forwarder against another freight forwarder that services the niche hatching egg market.  In Solent Freight Servs., Ltd Inc. v. Carlos Alberty, et al., 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 179699 (E.D.N.Y. Dec. 18, 2012), the Court …
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Ken Novikoff obtains victory in alleged violation of Fair Credit Report Act
March 31, 2012 | Employment & Labor | Appeals
Ken Novikoff obtained dismissal of a complaint alleging violation of Fair Credit Report Act in Caldwell v. Gutman, Mintz, Baker & Sonnefeldt, P.C., venued in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. …
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Ken Novikoff obtains dismissal of a complaint seeking damages in excess of $15,000,000.
February 8, 2012 | Employment & Labor | Appeals
Ken Novikoff, a partner in the firm’s Employment & Labor and Litigation & Appeals Practice Group, has obtained the dismissal of a complaint seeking damages in excess of $15,000,000 for alleged fraudulent transfers and tortious interference with a contract in Paradigm Spine, Inc. v. Viscogliosi Brothers, LLC., et. al., venued in the United States District …
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