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DeHaven Secures Post-Trial Dismissal
May 22, 2018 | General Liability
George DeHaven tried a four motor vehicle accident case, Shoshari v Herrera.  The plaintiff claimed serious neck, shoulder and knee injuries and underwent cervical fusion surgery as well as arthroscopic procedures on his shoulder and knee. After a three-day liability trial, the jury found in favor of the plaintiff against all three defendants. Prior to …
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Ullman Quoted in NutrIngredients-USA
May 18, 2018 | Health Services
Marc Ullman was quoted in a NutrIngredients-USA article, “Some Shady Ingredients Find Home in Nootropics Category.” The article focuses on the fairly new dietary supplement topic, “nootropics” otherwise characterized as “smart drugs.” Ullman says, “I think there is a stigma associated with nootropics. A lot of these ingredients are really old drugs that have been …
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Lellos Closes $2 Million Hologram Company Transaction
May 18, 2018 | Corporate
Stella Lellos closed a $2 million financing transaction in which a prominent Long Island investor made a cash investment in a startup company that tours holograms of deceased musical artists. Click here to read article. …
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Wiley Presents Estate Plan Trends of 2018
May 18, 2018 | Trusts & Estates
On May 16, 2018, Dennis Wiley presented “Estate Plan Trends of 2018” to clients of TIAA-Cref at a seminar organized by Matt Spero.  Boris Benic, CPA was a co-presenter.   …
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Ullman on Class Action Panel at Dietary Supplements Forum
May 17, 2018 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
On Wednesday, June 20, 2018, Marc Ullman will speak on a panel at the American Conference Institute’s 6th Annual Legal, Regulatory and Compliance Forum on Dietary Supplements. Entitled, “Coattail Claims: The Latest Influx of Class Action Litigation Impacting Dietary Supplements,” the discussion will cover: Recent class action filings against dietary supplement manufacturers Strategies to minimize …
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Murphy Secures Dismissal of All Claims in Law Firm Suit
May 17, 2018 | Commercial Litigation
Judge George B. Daniels of the Southern District of New York recently dismissed all causes of action in a suit brought by two plaintiffs, a disgruntled former associate and a contract attorney previously employed by a boutique law firm. In the matter of Brian Brook and Matthew Peed v. Simon & Partners LLP, (17-cv-6435 (GBD)), …
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Del Pizzo Argues Mock TRO and PI Motion with Colleagues in Educational Session
May 16, 2018
On Monday, May 14, 2018, Nancy Del Pizzo joined the Hon. Stanley R. Chesler, U.S.D.J., Thomas Meloro, a partner at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP,  and Brandon Fierro, an associate at Lowenstein Sandler LLP, to present on ex parte motions for Temporary Restraining Orders (TRO) and Preliminary Injunctions (PI) and PI motions, generally, to members …
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Ullman Quoted in Natural Products Insider Article
May 15, 2018 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman was quoted in a Natural Products Insider article entitled, “CO Hemp Food Bill Passed by Legislature Seeks to Pre-Empt Pharma Lawsuits.” The article addresses a proposed bill in Colorado that will codify into law an existing policy to regulate hemp as a food ingredient. Click here to read the article. …
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Wiley Moderator for CLE at NCBA
May 11, 2018 | Trusts & Estates
Dennis Wiley will be moderating, “Changing the Unchangeable: Irrevocable Trusts – What Can and Cannot (De) Can’t Be Done” at the Nassau County Bar Association on May 21. This program will explore the non-judicial and judicial methods available for modifying irrevocable trusts in New York, the pros/cons of each, and how to implement such methods …
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Alan S. Rutkin Recognized in Who’s Who Legal: Insurance & Reinsurance 2018
May 10, 2018 | Insurance Coverage
Alan S. Rutkin has been named to the Who’s Who Legal: Insurance & Reinsurance 2018 directory.  Alan, a partner in the firm’s Insurance Coverage and Privacy, Data & Cyber Law practice groups, is one of only 674 attorneys across 52 jurisdictions to be recognized in this prestigious publication. Who’s Who Legal, commenting on his inclusion, …
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Robertelli Obtains Summary Judgment for Contractor in Superstorm Sandy Case
May 9, 2018
John Robertelli obtained a dismissal of all negligence claims with prejudice made against a Home Renovation Contractor related to a dispute over work performed pursuant to a contract after the home was damaged by Superstorm Sandy. The negligence-related claims were dismissed by the Honorable Marc Troncone J.S.C. in Ocean County who held that the expert …
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Eagle Chairs NYSB’s Insurance Coverage Program
May 7, 2018 | Insurance Coverage
Alan Eagle will be chairing the New York Bar Association’s Insurance Coverage program in New York City on May 18, 2018, entitled “Insurance Coverage: A Glimpse Forward and a Glance Back.”  Alan put together a panel of  leading insurance lawyers who will be presenting on a number of topics, and he will be presenting on …
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Rivkin Radler Recognized in Chambers USA 2018
May 4, 2018 | Insurance Coverage | Health Services
The prestigious Chambers USA Directory has once again included Rivkin Radler LLP in its New York rankings.  The firm’s Insurance Coverage Practice Group has moved from Band 4 to Band 3 in the Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer category and its Health Services Practice Group ranked in Band 4 in the Healthcare category. Firm partner William …
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Lewis and Wilck Moderators at USLAW Conference
May 3, 2018 | Professional Liability | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
Shari Claire Lewis and David Wilck will be Session Facilitators at the 2018 USLAW Network Professional Liability Exchange, to be held on May 17-18, 2018. Shari’s session is entitled, “The Rise of Cyberattacks and Cyber Liability Claims and the Resulting Impact on Carriers and Clients.” Descriptive: The frequency of cyber liability claims is exploding. Law …
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Kotula and Buckley Victorious in Significant Product Liability Coverage Case
May 3, 2018 | Insurance Coverage
The United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania awarded our client, Great American Assurance Company, full summary judgment in an insurance coverage dispute concerning an underlying liability suit, finding that there was no occurrence resulting in property damage to trigger the insurance.  In Sapa Extrusions, Inc. v. Liberty Mutual Ins. Co., Case …
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