Recent News - Michael P. Welch


Grill and Welch Awarded Strict Liability
February 14, 2018 | David M. Grill | Michael P. Welch | Insurance Coverage | Construction | Commercial Litigation
David M. Grill and Michael Welch obtained a significant victory on behalf of their client who owns a residential property in Brooklyn. Specifically, they were awarded partial summary judgment for the client on the issue of an adjoining property owner’s strict liability. The award was pursuant to New York City Building Code § 3309.4, for …
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Troisi and Welch Present “Recurring Issues in Arson Investigation”
October 5, 2017 | Michael A. Troisi | Michael P. Welch | Insurance Coverage
Mike Troisi and Mike Welch presented on the topic of “Recurring Issues in Arson Investigations,” at a joint New York State Chapter of Special Investigative Units, Inc. (NYSSIU) and New York Anti-Car Theft & Fraud Association (NYACT) training meeting held on October 4, 2017 in Verona, New York. Training Flyer …
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Troisi, Riverso, and Welch Obtain Dismissal for Homeowners Insurer, Defeating Policyholder’s Estoppel Claim
February 6, 2017 | Insurance Coverage
Rivkin Radler partners, Michael Troisi, Pia Riverso, and Michael Welch, defeated a policyholder’s suit for breach of contract and bad faith on the basis that the policyholder’s claim was time-barred and was not subject to tolling.  The dispute arose from a retaining wall that was damaged a decade earlier.  The policyholder filed a claim with …
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Welch, McAloon and Mann Obtain Summary Judgment
October 4, 2016 | Insurance Coverage
Michael Welch, Sean McAloon, and Greg Mann obtained a complete dismissal of a complaint seeking extra-contractual damages brought against our client, an automobile insurance company.  Plaintiffs alleged that that they were entitled to damages in excess of $200,000.00 for breach of contract under a policy of automobile collision insurance based upon the carrier’s refusal to …
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Welch and Feinman Obtain Pre-Answer Dismissal
September 9, 2016 | Insurance Coverage
Michael Welch and Matthew Feinman obtained a complete dismissal of a complaint brought against our client, an automobile insurance company.  In granting the motion to dismiss, the court adopted each of our arguments that plaintiff’s action was time-barred by the insurance policy’s one year suit limitation provision, and that plaintiff had failed to state a …
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Welch speaker at NYSBA’s 2016 Law School for Insurance Professionals
September 8, 2016 | Insurance Coverage
Michael Welch will be a speaker at the New York State Bar Association’s 2016 Law School for Insurance Professionals program.   This program will explore topics that confront insurance professionals daily.  New York attorneys will provide insights and updates on current legal issues that the savvy insurance professional won’t want to miss. Michael’s session is entitled, …
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Grill and Welch Victorious In Special Proceeding Seeking Access To Neighboring Property
August 9, 2016 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Commercial Litigation | Construction
David M. Grill and Michael Welch were successful in obtaining a license on behalf of our client to access its neighbors property for the purpose of assessing possible damage caused to its building.  Our client contends that a portion of its building was damaged during its neighbors construction project.  The only way to assess the …
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Welch and Kruglyak Obtain Pre-Answer Dismissal of a Complaint
August 9, 2016 | Insurance Coverage
Michael P. Welch and Viktoriya Kruglyak obtained a pre-answer dismissal of a complaint brought against our clients, an insurer and agent, based on the plaintiff’s failure to timely serve the action and the complaint pursuant to CPLR 306-b and CPLR 3012(b).  The court denied the plaintiff’s cross motion to extend his time to serve the …
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Welch and McAloon obtain complete pre-answer dismissal
September 24, 2014 | Insurance Coverage | Appeals
Michael Welch and Sean McAloon obtained a complete pre-answer dismissal of a Complaint on behalf of our client, State Farm Fire & Casualty Company, in an action wherein the Plaintiffs, Richard and Mary Bennett, sought compensatory damages arising out of an oil spill on their property and the subsequent remediation of the spill, as well …
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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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Michael Troisi & Michael Welch make a presentation to State Farm Fire & Casualty Co.
July 19, 2012 | Insurance Coverage | Appeals
On July 19, Michael Troisi and Michael Welch, partners in the firm’s Insurance Coverage & Litigation and Litigation & Appeals Practice Groups, presented, “A Guide to Investigating Mortgagee Claims Submitted for Losses Occurring Pre and Post Foreclosure,” to State Farm Fire & Casualty Co. in New Windsor, New York. …
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Troisi & Welch present seminar entitled, “Underwriting Issues For Property Held In Trust”
March 9, 2011 | Appeals | Insurance Coverage
On March 9, 2011, Michael Troisi and Michael Welch presented a seminar entitled, “Underwriting Issues For Property Held In Trust.”  …
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Common Issues In the Investigation of Property Claims
September 16, 2010 | Appeals | Insurance Coverage
On September 16, 2010, Michael Troisi, Michael Welch and Adam Koblenz co-presented a seminar entitled, “Common Issues In the Investigation of Property Claims,” in St. Louis, MO. …
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A Guide to Investigations of Mortgagee Claims Submitted for Losses…
July 12, 2010 | Appeals | Health Services | Insurance Coverage
On July 12, 2010, Michael Troisi, a partner in the Health Services and Insurance Coverage & Litigation Practice Groups, and Michael Welch, an associate in the Insurance Coverage & Litigation and Litigation & Appeals Practice Groups, presented a seminar entitled, “A Guide to Investigations of Mortgagee Claims Submitted for Losses Occurring Pre and Post-Foreclosure.” …
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Michael Welch speaks at ABA Conference
March 31, 2010 | Appeals | Insurance Coverage
Michael Welch presented on the topic of Coverage For Losses at Abandoned Property at the ABA, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, Property Law Committee Annual Spring CLE Meeting, April 2010.  …
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