Recent News - Michael P. Versichelli


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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Bodoff, Grover and Versichelli Win Motion to Dismiss Four Causes of Action Against Automobile Insurer in an Underinsured Motorist Lawsuit
September 29, 2017 | General Liability
Stuart Bodoff, Keith S. Grover and Michael Versichelli won a motion to dismiss four causes of action against GEICO in an underinsured motorist claim.  After the injured motorist settled his claim against the tortfeasor, he commenced a lawsuit against GEICO to recover underinsured motorist benefits, but also alleged that GEICO acted in bad faith for …
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Rivkin Radler Recognized in Chambers USA 2017
May 26, 2017 | Health Services | Insurance Coverage
The prestigious Chambers USA Directory has once again included Rivkin Radler LLP in its New York rankings.  The firm’s Insurance Coverage Practice Group is ranked in the Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer category and its Health Services Practice Group ranked in the Healthcare category. “It is an honor to be recognized by Chambers USA,” said Managing …
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Richman, Versichelli Partner on Thomson Reuters Podcast
April 13, 2017 | Insurance Coverage | Medical Malpractice Defense
David Richman and Michael Versichelli were featured on the Legal Executive Institute’s second podcast in a series on telemedicine. This installment discusses telemedicine’s impact on healthcare, insurance and the law. Click here to listen. …
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Grover and Versichelli Win Dismissal of Plaintiff’s Bad Faith Claim
February 2, 2017 | Commercial Litigation | Insurance Coverage
Keith Grover and Michael Versichelli won dismissal of two causes of action against our client, State Farm, in a lawsuit for underinsured motorist benefits.  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 Farm’s “absolute duties and obligations,” respectively.  The court …
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Rivkin Radler Recognized in Chambers USA 2016 – Insurance and Health Services practices selected for inclusion
May 27, 2016 | Health Services | Insurance Coverage
Uniondale, New York – June 1, 2016 – The prestigious Chambers USA Directory has included Rivkin Radler LLP.  The firm is listed in the Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer category and its Health Services Practice Group is recognized among “Notable Firms” for Healthcare in New York. “The Chambers USA Directory is one of the premier resources …
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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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Versichelli and Bank obtain pre-answer dismissal of all claims against client
July 22, 2014 | Appeals
Michael Versichelli and Brian Bank, members of the firm’s Litigation & Appeals Practice Group, obtained victory on behalf of client Kenneth Kalb by securing the pre-answer dismissal of all claims against him in a complex commercial dispute.  The dispute arose out of a contract entered into between Travelsavers Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a Travelsavers Partner Services (“Travelsavers”), …
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Versichelli and Welch obtain dismissal of a putative class action
June 30, 2014 | Appeals
In one of only a handful of decisions nationwide to address the issue, Rivkin attorneys Michael Versichelli and Michael Welch obtained dismissal of a putative class action brought by an insured against his automobile insurer, GEICO, alleging that GEICO breached the policy and engaged in deceptive business practices by specifying non-Original Equipment Manufacturer (non-OEM) structural …
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Rivkin Radler Team Persuades Federal Court To Strike Down Critical Portions of New York City Debt Collection Law
October 5, 2012 | Appeals | Employment & Labor | Insurance Coverage
Evan Krinick, Michael Versichelli, and Max Gershenoff, members of the firm’s Litigation and Appeals Practice Group won a major victory for plaintiff New York debt collection attorneys in Eric M. Berman, P.C. v. City of New York, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 143313 (E.D.N.Y. 2012), when United States District Judge Eric N. Vitaliano struck down key parts …
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Evan Krinick, Max Gershenoff and Michael Versichelli secure complete dismissal, on reconsideration, of a putative federal class action.
September 9, 2012 | Appeals | Employment & Labor | Insurance Coverage
Evan Krinick, Michael Versichelli, and Max Gershenoff of Rivkin Radler’s Litigation and Appeals practice group secured the complete dismissal, on reconsideration, of a putative federal class action against State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, entitled Servedio v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co., E.D.N.Y. Docket No. CV 10-1458. The aspiring lead plaintiff had contended, among …
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Michael Versichelli and Tamika Hardy Obtain Dismissal of a Putative Class Action
September 7, 2012 | Appeals | Employment & Labor | Insurance Coverage
Michael Versichelli and Tamika Hardy obtained dismissal of a putative class action brought by a claimant challenging a no-fault insurer’s industry-wide practice of calculating lost wage benefits under New York’s no-fault law.  The court held that a no-fault insurer is permitted to offset the 20% tax reduction for lost wages against the $50,000 cap for …
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Identifying and Combating No Fault Fraud
May 10, 2012
Members of Rivkin Radler’s Litigation & Appeals Practice Group presented a conference entitled, “Identifying and Combating No Fault Fraud.”  No Fault insurance fraud continually evolves, and presents new challenges every day.  This half-day program and luncheon was a unique opportunity to hear experienced insurance company counsel discuss the latest trends in No Fault fraud, including medical …
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