Recent News - Cheryl F. Korman
December 6, 2023 | | |
Cheryl Korman, Stuart Bodoff, David Wilck and Debbie Isaacson secured a dismissal from the Appellate Division, Second Department of a complaint asserting legal malpractice against their attorney clients, with the Appellate Division reversing the trial court’s partial denial of their motion to dismiss.
Our clients represented the plaintiff in its application to subdivide its propertyRead More
September 22, 2023 | | | | | | | | | | | |
Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that 36 attorneys were named to the 2023 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and 17 attorneys were named 2023 New York Metro Rising Stars. Following is a list of attorneys and the practice areas for which they were recognized.
Being named a Super Lawyer is an honorRead More
September 22, 2022
Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that 32 attorneys were named to the 2022 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and 14 attorneys were named 2022 New York Metro Rising Stars. Following is a list of attorneys and the practice areas for which they were recognized.
Being named a Super Lawyer is an honorRead More
January 19, 2022 |
Cheryl Korman, Stuart Bodoff, and J’Naia Boyd obtained victory at the Appellate Division, Second Department, defeating an equitable estoppel defense to the expired statute of limitations.
In an action to recover damages for personal injuries, the Second Department reversed the lower court’s decision and dismissed plaintiff’s complaint against our client. The Court first concluded thatRead More
October 1, 2021
Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that 30 attorneys were named to the 2021 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and 13 attorneys were named 2021 New York Metro Rising Stars. Following is a list of attorneys and the practice areas for which they were recognized.
Being named a Super Lawyer is a tremendousRead More
October 28, 2020 | | | | | | | | | | | | |
Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that 23 attorneys were named to the 2020 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and 13 attorneys were named 2020 New York Metro Rising Stars. Following is a list of attorneys, the practice areas for which they were recognized, and the years they were included in Super Lawyers.Read More
September 21, 2020 | | | | | | | | | | |
Six attorneys from Rivkin Radler will be speakers at USLAW Network’s virtual retreat, which takes place September 30 through October 9. The retreat is intended for general counsel, in-house counsel, heads and managers of claims and risk, C-suite executives, and other legal decision makers.
The program will cover issues beyond COVID-19, projecting what the futureRead More
August 27, 2020 | |
In a highly publicized matter, Jeremy Honig, Erez Glambosky and Cheryl Korman, on behalf of their client, a neighborhood coalition, successfully persuaded the Appellate Division, First Department, to reverse the lower court and order a full hearing on whether a building in midtown Manhattan can be safely opened and operated as a homeless shelter.
March 2, 2020 |
Cheryl F. Korman, Henry Mascia, and J’Naia L. Boyd obtained victory in a Labor Law case at the Appellate Division, First Department based on special employment affirmative defense. The plaintiff commenced the action to recover damages for personal injuries purportedly sustained when he fell from a ladder while performing “touch-up” painting in our client’s schoolRead More
February 11, 2020 |
Cheryl Korman will be a faculty member at the March 9, 2020, CLE program, “Recently Adopted Rules and Technology at the Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department.”
The program will discuss changes relating to e-filing, use of portable electronic devices and digital copies of filings. Attendees will also receive a demonstration and overview of the AppellateRead More
August 23, 2019 |
In an action involving the assignee of certain claims for no-fault benefits, the Appellate Division, Fourth Department reversed the lower court’s decision and dismissed plaintiff’s sole cause of action for prima facie tort against our insurance client. Specifically, the Court concluded that the complaint was devoid of facts to support two critical elements of prima facieRead More
June 11, 2019 | |
Andrew Carothers, M.D., P.C. v. Progressive Insurance Company, et. al.
June 11, 2019 – Albany, NY – In a major victory for the insurance industry, the New York Court of Appeals, the highest court in New York, has affirmed the 2017 order of the Appellate Division upholding the trial verdict and judgment in favor ofRead More
May 30, 2019 |
In this action to enforce a judgment against the firm’s clients, the Appellate Division, Second Department affirmed a Supreme Court order disqualifying Plaintiff’s attorney, who had previously represented the firm’s clients and their family members in two unrelated matters. The firm convinced the Second Department that a substantial risk of prejudice to defendants existed becauseRead More
May 29, 2019 |
In this commercial real estate partition action, the Appellate Division, First Department affirmed the lower court’s order granting our clients’ motion for summary judgment and directing that the subject building in Manhattan be partitioned and sold at auction. The firm convinced the Appellate Division that plaintiffs had established their entitlement to partition as a matterRead More
May 13, 2019 | | | |
Cheryl Korman, Jeremy Honig and Erez Glambosky successfully obtained an emergency injunction from the Appellate Division, First Department preventing the opening of a homeless shelter in a dangerously, unsafe building.
Honig was quoted in the New York Post article, “Judge temporarily blocks ‘Billionaire’s Row’ homeless shelter.” The article discusses New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’sRead More
May 2, 2019 |
J’Naia L. Boyd and Cheryl F. Korman obtained victory in a premises liability case at the Appellate Division, First Department. The plaintiff commenced the action to recover for injuries sustained when she tripped and fell on an alleged sidewalk defect in front of the abutting premises where our client, the contractor, had been hired toRead More
April 9, 2019 | | | |
A new Appellate Division, First Department ruling has major implications for condominium boards seeking to sue individual members of a sponsor entity for construction defects.
Previously, alter ego claims against individual members of the sponsor entity were justified based on the allegation that the developer, which is often a single-purpose entity, did not maintain separateRead More
April 2, 2019 |
Cheryl Korman and Henry Mascia will co-chair and present at the New York Appellate Practice Continuing Legal Education Program. Korman and Mascia will be speaking on effective brief writing and oral argument. Korman will be presenting at the Long Island Marriott on Thursday, April 4, and Mascia will be presenting at the Westchester Marriott on Monday,Read More
January 8, 2019 |
Cheryl Korman has been featured in the January/February 2019 issue of the New York State Bar Association Journal, “The Moment Is Now.”
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December 27, 2018
Rivkin Radler is proud to announce that Jacqueline Bushwack and Cheryl F. Korman have been selected for Crain’s New York Business’ 2019 Notable Women in Law list. The annual list celebrates attorneys who have made an impact on New York City. According to Crain’s, “it honors the achievements of the brightest and boldest legal minds; thoseRead More
December 18, 2018 |
A recent decision serves as a cautionary tale for attorneys. The Appellate Division, Second Department affirmed a Supreme Court order dismissing an action to recover damages for unlawful termination on the ground that the same issue had already been decided in a prior action.
In the prior action, the plaintiff’s counsel prepared and signed aRead More
November 30, 2018
On November 20, 2018, William Cornachio, Cheryl Korman, Tamika Hardy and Laurie Bloom received a Leadership in Law award from Long Island Business News in the categories of Lifetime Achievement, Partner, Associate and Unsung Hero, respectively.
The awards recognize individuals who demonstrate dedication, hard work, skill, tenacity and excellence, along with leadership qualities, in both theRead More
October 23, 2018 | |
The Appellate Division, First Department sided with our position in a contentious appeal over a hotly debated aspect of insurance law.
In Indian Harbor Ins. Co. v. Alma Tower, LLC, et. al., the lower court held that Indian Harbor must defend Alma and Vordonia as additional insureds and reimburse more than $160,000 in defense costsRead More
September 14, 2018 |
Cheryl Korman will co-chair the New York State Bar Association’s panel discussion, “Meet the Judges of the Court of Appeals.” The program will take place on Monday, October 1, 2018 at Fordham Law School from 3:30 pm-6:30 pm.
The panel will include confirmed judges, Hon. Michael Garcia, Hon. Jenny Rivera and Hon. Rowan Wilson. AdditionalRead More
August 30, 2018 | |
In a contentious, hotly debated and widely misunderstood aspect of foreclosure law, the Appellate Division, Second Department sided with our borrower-client and affirmed the lower court’s order canceling a mortgage of record that encumbered a property situated in Old Westbury, N.Y. In an aggressive and novel approach, we asked the lower court to expunge theRead More
August 1, 2018 |
Korman, DiGennaro, Lastorino and Mascia were victorious at the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. In a published opinion, the Second Circuit affirmed a district court order dismissing the plaintiff’s action to recover damages under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). The firm represented a law firm that was sued under the FDCPA for allegedly commencingRead More
July 25, 2018 |
Cheryl Korman successfully appealed a decision before the Second Department. Defendant had moved for summary judgment on its counterclaim in the Supreme Court, Nassau County, which was denied. In addition to denying the counterclaim, the Supreme Court also “searched the record” and sua sponte awarded summary judgment to defendant, dismissing the plaintiff client’s complaint. CherylRead More
June 4, 2018 | |
Rivkin Radler secured a victory in the first appellate case to interpret Insurance Law § 3408(c) since a 2014 amendment.
Under § 3408(c), a property insurer or an insured can demand that appraisers selected by the parties decide disagreements over the amount of the loss. Typically, insurers argue that an appraisal is confined to anRead More
April 18, 2018 |
Cheryl Korman will be a panelist at a free CLE program, “Appellate Practice in State and Federal Courts: Practical Considerations and Ethical Concerns.” The program is presented by New York State-Federal Judicial Council and the Second Circuit Judicial Council. The CLE will be held on April 24, 2018, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The panel will exploreRead More
January 11, 2018 | Cheryl F. Korman | Merril S. Biscone |
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 anRead More
January 11, 2018 | Cheryl F. Korman | Kenneth A. Novikoff |
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 outRead More
November 14, 2017 | Michael J. Jones | Cheryl F. Korman | | |
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 insuranceRead More
September 19, 2017
Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that 20 attorneys were named to the 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and 10 attorneys were named New York Metro Rising Stars.*Brian Bank – Business Litigation
Todd M. Belous – Professional Liability: Defense
*Michelle Bholan – Business Litigation
Jonathan B. Bruno – Professional Liability: DefenseRead More
June 1, 2017 |
Cheryl Korman has become Co-Chair of the Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction for the New York State Bar Association for a three-year term.
The Committee evaluates and comments on the practice and procedure of the Court of Appeals and the Appellate Divisions, and submits proposals and evaluations to the NYSBA Executive Committee and HouseRead More
April 17, 2017 | |
Cheryl Korman and Janice DiGennaro secured a victory on appeal for their lawyer clients of claims under New York Judiciary Law section 487 in the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. The claims were based on an almost two decade long litigation in the state court between the plaintiff and his former wife. The plaintiff brought shadowRead More
February 2, 2017 | |
Rivkin Radler recently secured an affirmance of summary judgment from the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in favor of State Farm Fire & Casualty Company, based on the insureds’ failure to comply with the policy condition that requires prompt reporting of the loss. In this case the plaintiffs, Nikolai and HartyunRead More
October 11, 2016 | | | | | | | | |
UNIONDALE, NY – Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that twenty attorneys were named to the 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and five attorneys were named as New York Metro Rising Stars.
Being named a Super Lawyer is a tremendous honor reserved for only the top 5% of all lawyers in aRead More
June 9, 2016 |
Cheryl Korman was the moderator for The Women’s Collaborative program entitled, “Coffee and Conversation with Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul.” The discussion was held at the Long Island Association and centered on encouraging women to aspire to leadership roles, mentoring and inspiring the next generation of women leaders.Read More
June 7, 2016 | |
Frank A. Valverde and Cheryl F. Korman obtained a victory in an Article 78 proceeding before the Appellate Division, Second Department. In Cappuccia v. N.Y. State Div. of Human Rights, a former employee commenced an Article 78 proceeding against his former employer and the N.Y. State Division of Human Rights (“DHR”) disputing the DHR’s determinationRead More
April 22, 2016
Cheryl F. Korman and Henry Mascia, members of the Firm’s Litigation & Appeals Practice Group, obtained a victory in a negligence case at the Appellate Division, First Department. In Morante v. Citywide Mobile Response Corp., the plaintiff commenced this action to recover damages for personal injuries allegedly sustained after she fell while exiting an ambuletteRead More
April 22, 2016 |
Cheryl F. Korman and Henry Mascia, members of the Firm’s Litigation & Appeals Practice Group, obtained a victory in an assumption of risk case at the Appellate Division, Second Department. In Augustin v. grand Prix New York Racing, the plaintiff commenced this action to recover damages for personal injuries sustained when she crashed a go-kartRead More
March 10, 2016 | |
Rivkin Radler obtained summary judgment on behalf of defendant, Hofstra University as well as a dismissal of the plaintiff’s action. In Goodheart v. Hofstra University, et al., the plaintiff tripped and fell at a baseball memorabilia show that was held at Hofstra University’s Fitness Center. Frank Raia and Seth Goldberg obtained summary judgment and a dismissal ofRead More
February 1, 2016 |
Cheryl Korman will be a panelist at The Women’s Collaborative’s program entitled, “The Language of Leadership – Insights from the Experts.” The program is being presented by the Long Island Association on March 3, 2016.
“The words we use and how we deliver them make a difference in our leadership. Hear the words of fiveRead More
October 1, 2015 | |
Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that sixteen attorneys have been named to the 2015 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and four attorneys were named as New York Metro Rising Stars. Rivkin attorneys were named SuperLawyers in the categories of Appellate Law, Bankruptcy, Business Litigation, Construction Litigation, Health Care Law, Insurance Coverage andRead More
July 1, 2015 |
Cheryl Korman and Henry Mascia, members of the Firm’s Litigation & Appeals Practice Group, obtained a victory at the New York Court of Appeals for State Farm. The Court of Appeals held that a New York City police officer, who was injured as a passenger in a police vehicle, wasRead More
June 1, 2015 |
Cheryl Korman, a partner in the Firm’s Litigation & Appeals practice group, will be a panelist at the New York State Bar Association’s CLE Symposium and Reception to meet the justices of the Appellate Division, First Department.
The Symposium is a special event in which the Justices of the Appellate Division, First Department have graciously agreedRead More
November 25, 2014 | |
John Diviney, Cheryl Korman, Merril Biscone and Scott Green were victorious in a Second Circuit Court of Appeals decision affirming a summary judgment win on behalf of their client, a major New York based school bus operator, on claims of interference and retaliation under the Family and Medical Leave Act by a former employee. TheRead More
October 31, 2014 |
Rivkin Radler Partner, Max Gershenoff, was quoted in the New York Law Journal entitled, “Circuit Seeks Advice on Impact On Lawyers of City Debt Rules.” Mr. Gershenoff, Evan Krinick, Cheryl Korman and Michael Versichelli, partners at Rivkin Radler, represent the plaintiffs.
Please click the link below to view the Article. Adobe Reader is required to viewRead More
October 17, 2014 |
Cheryl Korman will be a speaker at the New York State Bar Association’s program entitled, “Update On Practice in the 2D Circuit Court of Appeals 2014.” Ms. Korman’s topic will be, “Pitfalls For the Unwary.”
About the program:
The Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction is pleased to offer this timely, half-day course on keyRead More
June 17, 2014 | |
Barry I. Levy, Cheryl Korman and Merril Biscone successfully convinced the Second Circuit to affirm the dismissal of a former employee’s retaliation claim against GEICO.
The plaintiff, a former New York based auto damage supervisor, asserted Federal and New York State claims against GEICO, alleging that the company had retaliated against him by terminating hisRead More
April 16, 2014 | |
Cheryl Korman, Barry Levy and Ken Novikoff obtained a significant victory on behalf of Olympic Gold Medal Winning Basketball Coach Geno Auriemma when the Appellate Division affirmed the trial court’s summary dismissal of the complaint filed by an NBA employee, alleging violations by Mr. Auriemma of the State and City Human Rights Laws.
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October 25, 2013 |
Cheryl Korman, a partner in the firm’s Litigation & Appeals Practice Group, will be a co-chair at the New York State Bar Association – New York Appellate Practice CLE program
This basic-level full-day course produced by the Association’s Committee on Courts of Appellate Jurisdiction addresses the “nuts-and-bolts” requirements, recommended tactics and necessary legal theory behindRead More
July 5, 2013 |
The Appellate Term, Second Department, has upheld the trial verdict and judgment in favor of 53 NY automobile insurers and self-insurers in Andrew Carothers, M.D., P.C. v. Progressive Insurance Co. Rivkin Radler partner Barry I. Levy successfully argued the appeal before the Appellate Term, with the rest of Rivkin Radler’s team – partners Evan H.Read More
June 27, 2013 | |
Chery Korman and Merril Biscone, a partner and Of Counsel, respectively, in the firm’s Litigation & Appeals Practice Group, were victorious in an Appellate Division, First Department decision entitled, Scarlino, et al., v. Fathi, et al. This matter involved the on-going internal controversy surrounding a local union and the political rivalry between its members. Specifically atRead More
August 3, 2012 |
Cheryl Korman, a partner in the firm’s Litigation & Appeals Practice Group, was featured in the Long Island Business News’ Who’s Who in Professional Women issue.Read More
June 6, 2011 |
UNIONDALE, NY – Rivkin Radler partner, Cheryl Korman, has been named an honoree by the Long Island Women Agenda’s (LIWA) for her outstanding achievements in the legal profession as well as her good works to help women through her work with the American Heart Association. Ms. Korman is a partner in the firm’s Litigation &Read More
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