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Bushwack and Lampert Contribute to USLAW Compendium
January 31, 2018
Jacqueline Bushwack and Matthew Lampert were contributors to USLAW’s National Compendium of Law for the State of New York, a resource that gives users access to common and statutory law regarding a variety of procedural and litigation-oriented issues. The National Compendium addresses issues that arise prior to the commencement of litigation through trial and on …
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Novikoff and Green Successfully Block Injunction
January 25, 2018 | Kenneth A. Novikoff | Scott R. Green | Employment & Labor
In an action pending in the Nassau County Commercial Division, Ken Novikoff and Scott Green were successful in persuading the Supreme Court to vacate the TRO initially issued barring its client, Catherine Scalia, from working for TrueCar, an alleged competitor of her former employee, the multi-billion-dollar, multinational company Cox Automotive, and deny Cox’s motion for …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes New Associate
January 22, 2018 | Insurance Fraud
Uniondale, New York – January 2018 – Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Michele Rita has joined the firm as an Associate. Michele Rita, of Westbury, NY, has joined the firm’s Insurance Fraud Practice Group. She focuses her practice on insurance defense and no-fault insurance fraud matters. Prior to …
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Wiley to Present at NYSBA
January 22, 2018 | Trusts & Estates
On February 6, 2018, Dennis Wiley will present at the New York State Bar Association CLE entitled, “Estate Planning & Will Drafting,” on the topic of estate planning with digital assets. This full-day program will highlight current estate planning techniques and the means of implementing such techniques through the drafting of wills and trusts. In …
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Calabrese and Sanchez Defeat Motion to Dismiss Complaint
January 19, 2018 | Commercial Litigation
Justin Calabrese and Johanna Sanchez successfully defeated a Defendant’s pre-answer motion to dismiss their clients’ complaint. The complaint asserted causes of action for fraud in the inducement, breach of fiduciary duties, unjust enrichment and a constructive trust. The central issues involved: Whether a party can assert independent torts claims and damages claims when the parties’ …
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Ullman Presents at EAS Dietary Supplement GMP Compliance Seminar
January 16, 2018 | Marc S. Ullman | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman will be a presenter at the Dietary Supplement Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) Compliance Seminar, to be held April 4-5 in Denver, CO. The GMPs dictated in 21 CFR 111 have been in place for over a decade, but the FDA continues to issue numerous Warning Letters to the industry for a failure to …
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Malerba Named a Top Transaction Lawyer
January 16, 2018 | Health Services
The Ambulatory M&A Advisor has named Benjamin Malerba to its list of Leading Lawyers for 2017. The list names the healthcare transaction attorneys who, according to the publication, “have achieved a high degree of recognition and success within their field.” Those on the list received nominations from clients, colleagues and service professionals within the healthcare …
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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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Rivkin Radler to Host Intellectual Property Presentation
January 9, 2018 | Intellectual Property
On Thursday, January 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Michael Mulè will host the first program in the Business Owners’ Seminar Series (BOSS). Michael Cannata, Frank Misiti and Steve Smirti will give a presentation entitled, “Intellectual Property 101: IP Issues in Marketing and Advertising.” During this session, business owners will learn tactics from partners in …
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Sacks and Howard III Secure Favorable Decision Regarding Insurer’s Denial
January 9, 2018 | Insurance Fraud
Andrea Sacks and Floyd Howard III secured a favorable decision on a motion for summary judgment involving GEICO’s verification process and a medical provider’s failure to appear at examinations under oath (EUOs).  Relying on the court’s historical position that an insurer’s follow-up request for an EUO must be mailed within 10 calendar days after a …
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Gold Obtains Successful Verdict
January 9, 2018 | Commercial Litigation
After a two-day trial in the Civil Kings Commercial Landlord-Tenant Part, Dana Gold obtained a successful verdict for a client.  The case involved a parking garage tenant who was recently evicted based on their failure to issue payments in excess of $50,000 pursuant to a so-ordered stipulation of settlement.  The tenant challenged the eviction, claiming …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes New Associate
January 8, 2018 | Insurance Fraud
Uniondale, New York – January 2018 – Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Kaitlyn Flynn has joined the firm as an Associate. Kaitlyn Flynn, of Kew Gardens, NY, has joined the firm’s Insurance Fraud Practice Group. She focuses her practice on insurance defense and no-fault insurance fraud matters. Prior …
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Ullman Quoted in MedPage Today
January 5, 2018 | Health Services
Marc Ullman was interviewed for an article in MedPage Today entitled, “How Will the Supplement Industry Fare without Hatch?” The article focuses on the recent retirement announcement of Senator Orrin Hatch and highlights his victories for the supplement industry during his time in office. It was noted that Senator Hatch’s departure from office will not adversely …
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Gurdus Presenting CLE for NCBA
January 3, 2018 | Insurance Coverage
Jason Gurdus will be presenting a Dean’s Hour CLE for the Nassau County Bar Association on January 30, 2018 on the topic of “New York Insurance Construction Defects.” The Dean’s Hour, hosted by Michael Cannata and Frank Misiti, co-chairs of the NCBA’s Insurance Law committee, will feature a talk highlighting insurance coverage considerations in connection with construction …
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