Recent News - Insurance Fraud


Gershenoff, Goldberg and Kam Participate in ABA Webinar, “No-Fault Insurance Anti-Fraud Litigation: An Overview”
September 29, 2017 | Max Gershenoff | Ryan Goldberg | Priscilla D. Kam | Insurance Fraud
On October 25, 2017, Max Gershenoff (moderator), Ryan Goldberg and Priscilla Kam (panelists) will participate in an ABA webinar entitled, “No-Fault Insurance Anti-Fraud Litigation: An Overview.” Program Description: Though prosecutors, legislators, and regulators have made some attempts to resolve the problem, automobile insurers are—for now—the primary actors in the fight against no-fault fraud, and the …
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17 Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named Among Best Lawyers® in America
September 29, 2017 | Insurance Fraud | Insurance Coverage | Health Services | Employment & Labor | Construction | Commercial Litigation | Trusts & Estates
Uniondale, New York – October 2, 2017 – The prestigious Best Lawyers in America® has included Rivkin Radler LLP in its U.S. rankings for 2018.  Attorneys from the firm’s Albany, Hackensack and Uniondale offices were included. The lawyers listed, their offices and the categories of law in which they are listed, are as follows: Albany, …
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Levy, Gershenoff, Robertelli and Kang Obtain Federal Decision Striking Pleadings
September 25, 2017 | Barry I. Levy | Max Gershenoff | John J. Robertelli | Gene Y. Kang | Insurance Fraud
Barry Levy, Max Gershenoff, John Robertelli, and Gene Kang of Rivkin Radler obtained a federal decision in New Jersey striking the pleadings of two Defendants alleged to be involved in a fraudulent insurance scheme in an action seeking more than $3 million in damages. The decision, by Judge Anne E. Thompson of the United States …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes Three New Associates
September 19, 2017 | Catalina E. De La Hoz | Anthony J. DiChiara | Benjamin J. Frenkel | Insurance Fraud | Commercial Litigation | Trusts & Estates
Evan H. Krinick has announced that Catalina De La Hoz, Anthony DiChiara and Benjamin Frenkel have joined the firm as Associates. Catalina De La Hoz, of Queens Village, is a member of the firm’s Commercial Liability Practice Group.  Prior to joining the firm, Catalina was a senior court attorney at the New York State Court …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes Kori M. Clanton
September 18, 2017 | Kori M. Clanton | Intellectual Property | Insurance Fraud | Commercial Litigation
Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Kori Clanton has joined the firm as an Associate. Kori M. Clanton is a member of the firm’s Commercial Litigation, Insurance Fraud and Intellectual Property Practice Groups, resident in the Hackensack, NJ office.  Kori enjoys a diverse practice representing corporate clients in both …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes Christopher D. Acosta
September 18, 2017 | Christopher D. Acosta | Insurance Fraud
Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Christopher D. Acosta has joined the firm as an Associate. Christopher D. Acosta is a member of the firm’s Insurance Fraud Practice Group, resident in the Poughkeepsie office, where he focuses his practice on insurance defense and no-fault insurance fraud matters. …
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Kang Appointed to Ethics Committee
August 30, 2017 | Intellectual Property | Insurance Fraud | Commercial Litigation
Gene Kang has been appointed by the Supreme Court of New Jersey to the District Ethics Committee for Bergen County South. The appointment is for a four-year term that commences September 1, 2017 and ends August 31, 2021. …
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Calabrese to Present at Fraud Conference
July 12, 2017 | Insurance Fraud
Justin Calabrese will be presenting at the 2017 NYACT/NYSSIU Joint Summer Conference on Thursday, July 20, 2017 in Suffern, New York. He will speak about recent trends and patterns related to fraudulent no-fault treatment and billing schemes and discuss ways to detect, identify and combat the issues. For event information and registration, click here. …
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Sirignano, Goldberg and Kam Defeat Defendant Doctor’s Motion to Quash
July 7, 2017 | Michael A. Sirignano | Ryan Goldberg | Priscilla D. Kam | Insurance Fraud
In an insurance fraud case alleging the unlawful ownership and operation of healthcare corporations and unlawful financial kickback schemes, Michael Sirignano, Ryan Goldberg and Priscilla Kam successfully opposed a medical provider’s motion to quash subpoenas seeking financial records.  The Court held that based on a review of the parties’ motion papers and the allegations in …
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No-Fault Decision Displays Shift in Law
June 26, 2017 | Insurance Fraud
A recent decision from Civil Court in Kings County, published in the New York Law Journal, acknowledged a shift in the law regarding the enforcement of time requirements imposed on insurance carriers, specifically, the timeliness of insurers’ requests for additional verification from medical providers for no-fault claims submitted for treatment rendered to eligible injured parties …
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Can’t Quash This!
June 7, 2017 | Insurance Fraud
In a case alleging fraud and unlawful financial kickbacks, Justin Calabrese and Sean Gorton successfully opposed a medical provider’s attempt to keep private the provider’s subpoenaed financial records. The Court rejected the medical provider’s position that the information was irrelevant and unduly burdensome, and permitted the insurer to review the records which ultimately supported the …
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Rivkin Named an Emerging Leader by Hofstra Law
April 19, 2017 | Insurance Fraud
Diana Rivkin has been named an Emerging Leader by Hofstra Law for 2017. This recognition celebrates women who have made meaningful and inspiring contributions to the legal community. Diana is active in not-for-profit organizations that focus on the advancement of women as well as the protection of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Diana …
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Sirignano presents at Medical Fraud Seminar
April 10, 2017 | Insurance Fraud | Commercial Litigation
Michael A. Sirignano will be a presenter at a medical fraud seminar sponsored by the National Insurance Crime Bureau, the NYS Inspector General’s Office and the NY Anti-Car & Fraud Association.  The program will be held in Plainview, NY on April 13, 2017. …
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Matthew Fox Joins Rivkin Radler
March 22, 2017 | Insurance Fraud
Matthew D. Fox  has joined the firm as an associate in the Insurance Fraud Practice Group.  Matthew focuses his practice on no-fault insurance matters. Prior to joining Rivkin Radler, Matt represented clients in personal injury actions through trial, arbitration and settlement in both federal and state courts in New York and New Jersey. …
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Rivkin Radler Elects 6 New Partners
January 1, 2017 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Professional Liability | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law | Directors & Officers Liability | General Liability | Insurance Coverage | Intellectual Property | Insurance Fraud
Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, is pleased to announce that Avigael Fyman, Ryan Goldberg, Matthew Lampert, Robert Maloney, Sean McAloon and Frank Misiti have been elected Partners. “These attorneys are exceptionally talented, and we are proud to call them our partners.  In addition to their impressive legal accomplishments, they are active …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes Two New Attorneys
December 7, 2016 | Insurance Fraud | Health Services
Edward C. Denby, of Garden City, NY has joined the firm’s Insurance Fraud Services practice group as an associate.  Edward concentrates his practice on insurance defense and no-fault insurance fraud matters.  Prior to joining Rivkin Radler, Edward served as an associate attorney for the New York City firm, where he handled numerous arbitration hearings, examinations …
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Levy and Tiscione speak at Liberty Mutual’s Insurance Fraud Week
October 31, 2016 | Insurance Fraud | Employment & Labor | Commercial Litigation
Barry Levy and Frank Tiscione spoke at Liberty’s Mutual’s insurance fraud week.  They discussed the epidemic of New York patients being shuttled to New Jersey, the impact of EUOs; kickback and runner schemes; and a variety of testing protocols being used such as MUAs, surgeries, and diagnostic tests. …
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Gershenoff presents at the Annual New Jersey Special Investigators Seminar
October 18, 2016 | Insurance Fraud | Commercial Litigation | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Max Gershenoff presented at the Annual New Jersey Special Investigators Association Seminar in Atlantic City.  The presentation, entitled “Building a Case From a Claims File”, focused on the importance file analysis at the claims level and the wealth of information readily available to claims representatives to identify billing/medical treatment fraud.    …
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Sirignano to Present at NYSSIU Conference
September 23, 2016 | Insurance Fraud | Commercial Litigation
Michael A. Sirignano will be a featured speaker at the Fall 2016 Joint Training Conference of the New York State Chapter of Special Investigation Units (“NYSSIU”) and the New York Anti-Care Theft and Fraud Association (“NYACT”).  The conference will be held on September 26, 2016.  at the Turning Stone Resort, in Verona, New York. …
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8 Rivkin Radler Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers® 2017 – List Recognizes Lawyers in Uniondale and Hackensack Offices
August 15, 2016 | Insurance Fraud | Insurance Coverage | Health Services | Employment & Labor | Trusts & Estates
Uniondale, New York – Aug. 15, 2016 – The prestigious Best Lawyers in America® has included Rivkin Radler LLP in its U.S. rankings. The lawyers listed, and the categories of law in which they are listed, are as follows: Brian R. Ade, partner – Insurance Law John L. Rivkin, partner – Insurance Law Christopher J. …
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Rivkin Radler Obtains First New Jersey Federal Decision Sustaining Insurers’ Declaratory Judgment Claim Regarding Pending No-Fault Billing
August 3, 2016 | Insurance Fraud | Commercial Litigation
Barry Levy, Max Gershenoff, John Robertelli, and Gene Kang of Rivkin Radler obtained the first-ever federal decision in New Jersey sustaining an insurer’s right to seek a declaratory judgment to the effect that it is not obligated to pay pending no-fault insurance billing that is alleged to be fraudulent. The decision, by Judge Madeline Cox …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes New Associates Beach and Casa
July 20, 2016 | Insurance Fraud | Health Services
Uniondale, New York – June 2016 – Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Brice Beach and Christopher Casa have joined the firm. Brice S. Beach has joined the Health Services practice group as an associate. Brice concentrates his practice on healthcare transactional and regulatory matters. He represents health care …
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Vobis elected President of the school board
July 11, 2016 | Insurance Fraud
John (Jack) Vobis was elected as President of the Board of Island Park School District.  Jack was sworn in at the annual Reorganizational Meeting. In 2015, Jack was elected to a five-year term as a Trustee and will now assume this additional responsibility for the 2016-2017 school year. …
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New York Court of Appeals Rejects Health Insurer’s Claim Seeking Reimbursement Against Automobile Insurer for Claim Payments Under New York’s No-Fault Law
June 16, 2016 | Insurance Fraud | Commercial Litigation
The New York Court of Appeals issued a decision yesterday that will have wide-ranging impact on issues of reimbursement between health insurers and automobile insurers.  In Aetna Health Plans v. Hanover Insurance Company, the court concluded, by a 5-2 vote, that Aetna, a health insurer, was not entitled to seek reimbursement from Hanover, a no-fault …
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Tiscione co-presents Webinar for CLM Insurance Fraud Committee
June 15, 2016 | Insurance Fraud | Commercial Litigation
Frank Tiscione will co-present a webinar for the CLM Insurance Fraud Committee.  The presentation will focus on the detection of organized fraud rings and the prosecution of civil affirmative recovery actions through the use of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Statute. Over the past several years, Special Investigation Units have dedicated increasing resources to the …
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Calabrese and Kam Extinguish $1.2 Million after EUO
May 5, 2016 | Insurance Fraud
Justin Calabrese and Priscilla Kam successfully defended an insurer at an examination under oath of a representative of a durable medical equipment company who was suspected of engaging in collusive (and unlawful) arrangements with various physicians and chiropractors in New York City.  As a result, the durable medical equipment company agreed to release the insurer …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes New Associate Vincent Valente
April 26, 2016 | Insurance Fraud
Vincent P. Valente has joined the firm as an Associate in the Insurance Fraud Practice Group.  Vincent focuses his practice on insurance defense and no-fault insurance fraud matters. After graduating from New York Institute of Technology, with a B.S. in criminal justice, magna cum laude, Vincente attended the International Budo University in Japan, where he …
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Sirignano and Bholan Victorious at Arbitration
April 22, 2016 | Commercial Litigation | Insurance Fraud
Michael Sirignano and Michelle Bholan prevailed in securing an award on behalf of our corporate client against a large medical practice based on breach of the parties’ agreement.  Specifically, the firm’s client entered into a contract with the medical practice to build and help operate a new in-office physician laboratory.   After the client incurred hundreds of thousands …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes Four New Attorneys
April 21, 2016 | Insurance Fraud | Employment & Labor | Directors & Officers Liability | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Professional Liability | Corporate
Uniondale, New York – April 2016 – Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that  Kate Heptig, Steven Henesy, Marie Landsman, and Anna Mandel have joined the firm. Kate Heptig, of Rockville Centre, NY has joined the firm’s Corporate practice group as a Partner.  Kate counsels clients in transactional practice areas, …
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2016 IMAS Fundraiser A Success
April 2, 2016 | Insurance Fraud
Justin Calabrese represented both the Rivkin Radler and the Croatian American Bar Association at the Island Medical Assistance Society’s 14th anniversary celebration and fundraiser at the Stony Hill Inn in Hackensack, New Jersey.  During 2015, the non-profit organization raised more than $40,000 – all of which was used to purchase medical equipment and services for …
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Sirignano and Goldberg Obtain $4 Million Judgment
April 1, 2016 | Insurance Fraud
Michael Sirignano and Ryan Goldberg obtained a $4 Million judgment against a medical provider alleged to have participated in a scheme to defraud GEICO.  In denying the medical provider’s motion to vacate its default and its plea to hear the case on the merits, the Court held that GEICO would be prejudiced if the default …
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Calabrese and Kam Extinguish almost $1 Million in Claims
March 16, 2016 | Insurance Fraud
During an examination under oath conducted by Justin Calabrese and Priscilla Kam, a medical provider suspected of engaging in a no-fault scheme to defraud an insurer agreed to release the insurer of any obligation to pay more than $900,000 in claims that would have been the subjects of costly future litigation/arbitration.     …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes Four New Associates
January 27, 2016 | Corporate | Insurance Fraud | Health Services
Uniondale, New York – January 2016 – Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Sean Gorton, Ada Kozicz, Steven Lee and Sean Simensky have joined the firm as Associates. Sean Gorton, of Merrick, NY is a member of the Firm’s Insurance Fraud practice group.  He focuses his practice on insurance …
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Goldberg Named to LIBN’s 40 Under 40
January 7, 2016 | Insurance Fraud
Rivkin Radler associate, Ryan Goldberg, has been named among Long Island Business News’ Rising Stars Under 40.  The honor recognizes outstanding members of the business community who are under the age of 40 and have already begun to distinguish themselves professionally. As a member of the Insurance Fraud Practice Group, Ryan has helped insurers achieve multi-million dollar …
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Michael Sirignano and Barry Levy co-present a seminar entitled, “Sue or Be Sued…”
November 17, 2009 | Insurance Fraud | Appeals
On November 17, 2009, Michael A. Sirignano and Barry Levy co-presented a seminar entitled “Sue or Be Sued:  Using Affirmative Litigation to Combat Insurance Fraud” at the New York Anti-Car Theft and Fraud Association Annual State Education Conference. …
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