Recent News - Michael J. Jones


NCBA Names Rivkin Radler a Top Pro Bono Law Firm
March 8, 2021

The Nassau County Bar Association, The Safe Center LI and Nassau Suffolk Law Services have named Rivkin Radler a top law firm in pro bono service for 2020.

The annual awards rank law firms by total number of pro bono service hours within their category. Rivkin Radler logged the second-largest number of pro bono hours

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Troisi and Jones Win Summary Judgment in NJ Property Insurance Coverage Case
November 18, 2019 | Insurance Coverage

Michael Troisi and Michael Jones won summary judgment in a suit filed by the owner of a commercial building. The court found that plaintiff’s suit, in which the owner sought insurance coverage under a property insurance policy issued by our client, was barred by the contractual suit limitation provision in the insurance policy. The insured

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Chambers and Partners Recognizes Rivkin Radler
April 25, 2019 | Health Services | Insurance Coverage

Uniondale, New York – April 25, 2019 – 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 Band 3 in the Insurance: Dispute Resolution: Insurer category and its Health Services Practice Group ranked in Band 4 in the

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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named Bergen’s Top Lawyers for 2018
October 19, 2018 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law | Commercial Litigation | Insurance Coverage | Intellectual Property

HACKENSACK, NJ  – – Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that Nancy A. Del Pizzo, Gregory D. Miller and Michael J. Jones have been named three of Bergen’s Top Lawyers for 2018 by Bergen Magazine.  The Bergen’s Top Lawyers list is based on a peer-reviewed survey conducted by DataJoe Research of Boulder, Colorado. Attorneys

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Kotula and Jones Win Summary Judgment in Construction Defect Coverage Case
September 13, 2018 | Insurance Coverage

A New Jersey state court awarded our insurer client, Interstate Fire and Casualty Co., summary judgment, dismissing with prejudice claims for defense and indemnity in a construction defect coverage action.

In First Specialty Ins. Co. v. Interstate Fire & Cas. Co., Docket No. L-996-16 (N.J. Super. Mercer Cty. Sept. 4, 2018), the insured, American Properties

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Jones, Monteleone, LaPorta and Korman Defeat Appellate Motion for Stay of Summary Judgment
November 14, 2017 | Michael J. Jones | Cheryl F. Korman | Appeals | Commercial Litigation | Insurance Coverage

Michael Jones, Joseph Monteleone, Anthony La Porta and Cheryl Korman defeated an insured’s efforts to obtain a stay of an award of summary judgment in favor of our client. Michael successfully argued to the trial judge that the former CEO of a defunct online video management company is not entitled to $5 million in insurance

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Jones, Monteleone and LaPorta Win Summary Judgment for D&O Insurer
September 19, 2017 | Directors & Officers Liability | Insurance Coverage

Michael Jones, Joseph Monteleone and Anthony La Porta won summary judgment declaring that the former CEO of a defunct online video management company is not entitled to $5 million in insurance coverage under a D&O insurance policy issued to the company. The court also ruled that Hudson, the insurer, was entitled to reimbursement of the

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Monteleone, Bruno & Jones Host Lunch ‘N Learn Presentation
May 24, 2016 | Professional Liability | Insurance Coverage

Joseph Monteleone, Jonathan Bruno and Michael Jones hosted a lunch ‘n learn presentation for client, Hudson Insurance Company, at their offices in New York on May 24th.  They discussed various topics, including insureds’ rights to independent counsel in key jurisdictions, frequent areas of coverage disputes under professional liability policies and the impact of professional services

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Federal Court Predicts Georgia Law is Pro Rata Time On Risk Allocation
March 29, 2016 | Insurance Coverage

Michael Kotula and Michael Jones obtained summary judgment from the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York in an asbestos bodily injury coverage matter.  The Court held that the Asbestos Exclusion barred coverage for all claims, including claims that alleged asbestos and other non-asbestos related injuries.  Additionally, the Court held that

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LaPorta and Jones present CLE
June 24, 2015 | Insurance Coverage

Anthony LaPorta and Michael Jones, members of the Firm’s Insurance Coverage & Litigation Practice Group, will present a CLE entitled, “The Duty to Defend, The Selection of Independent Counsel And Understanding the Risks Involved When The Carrier Assigns Counsel To Defend The Insured.”

Program Description:

Carriers are often faced with the prospect of an insured

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