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Richman Serves on Community Impact Committee for 2018-19 Gala
October 2, 2018
David Richman will serve on the Community Impact Honorary Committee for the 2018-2019 Gala Benefit which is taking place on November 7, 2018 at the Council on Foreign Relations. Community Impact is an organization that operates under the auspices of Columbia University and provides service and leadership opportunities for Columbia University and Barnard College students …
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Richman and Bushwack Obtain Defendant’s Verdict
October 2, 2018 | Medical Malpractice Defense
David Richman and Jacqueline Bushwack obtained a defendant’s verdict on behalf of Speedway in a case involving a woman who claimed that she slipped and fell in ice at a Speedway store in Flushing, New York, sustaining a fractured wrist that required surgical repair. The case was tried before Judge Diccia Pineda-Kirwin in Supreme Court …
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Richman, Bushwack and LiPetri Obtain Summary Judgement in Labor Law Case
September 20, 2018 | General Liability
David Richman, Jacqueline Bushwack and Michael LiPetri obtained summary judgment on behalf of a NYC land owner in a lawsuit where plaintiff alleged injuries flowing from a construction-related incident when plaintiff fell from a height while in the process of disposing bulk debris. Plaintiff alleged violations of Labor Law 240(1), 241(6) and 200. Bronx County …
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Merkrebs Quoted in Healthcare Risk Management
August 31, 2018 | Medical Malpractice Defense
Howard Merkrebs was quoted in an article published in Healthcare Risk Management, “Patients Leaving Against Medical Advice Create Liability Risk.” Merkrebs discusses how the AMA form is not enough to prevent a lawsuit. “Even when clinicians and administrators do their best to counsel a patient who wishes to leave AMA and have signed documents acknowledging …
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Strober Secures Defense Verdict in Bronx County Jury Trial
July 19, 2018 | General Liability
Eric Strober was successful in defending a driver who struck a pedestrian crossing Dyre Avenue in Bronx County in 2014. The client, a plumber, hit a pedestrian while driving a work van. The plaintiff was a New York City Transit worker on his way to work at the time of the accident. He sustained a …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes Three New Attorneys
June 1, 2018 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Employment & Labor | Medical Malpractice Defense
Uniondale, New York – May 2018 – Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Jason Kurland, Keegan Saap and Noah Becker have joined the firm. Jason Kurland has joined the firm’s Real Estate, Zoning and Land Use Practice Group as a Partner. Kurland represents a number of clients in the …
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Spero, Gordon & Farino Attend 26th Annual Moot Court Competition
March 8, 2018 | Bankruptcy
On March 5, 2018, Jeannine Farino, Stu Gordon, and Matt Spero attended the reception for the 26th Annual Duberstein Moot Court Competition in New York City. The Duberstein Competition is a bankruptcy law-related moot court competition sponsored by St. John’s School of Law and the reception is attended by bankruptcy professionals and judges from around …
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Richman Quoted in Healthcare Risk Management Magazine
February 8, 2018 | Medical Malpractice Defense
David Richman was interviewed for an article entitled, “Work Carefully With Counsel to Ensure Best Results,” published in Healthcare Risk Management magazine. The article focuses on how risk managers can best work with legal counsel. In the article, Richman advises, “The challenge is establishing a relationship of trust between the risk manager and counsel. Particularly in the …
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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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Bushwack a Two-Time Honoree at LIBN’s 50 Most Influential Women Event
October 20, 2017
Jacqueline (Mecchella) Bushwack has for the second time been named among Long Island’s 50 Most Influential Women by the Long Island Business News at a dinner held on October 19, 2017, at the Crest Hollow Country Club.  Jacqueline is a partner in the Complex Torts & Product Liability, General Liability and Medical Malpractice Defense practice …
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Bushwack Moderates Women’s Initiative Panel
October 12, 2017
On October 11, Rivkin Radler’s Women’s Initiative hosted a networking event to celebrate “Her Story: Lessons in Success from Lawyers Who Live It,” a book co-edited by Jacqueline Bushwack and published by the American Bar Association. The event, which was attended by several of the Firm’s female clients, was a cocktail hour followed by a lively …
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Richman Quoted in Burroughs Healthcare
September 27, 2017 | Medical Malpractice Defense
David Richman was interviewed for the article, “E-Health Platforms Expand Care Possibilities, but Add Potential Liabilities,” which appears in Burroughs Healthcare Consulting Network. To read the article, click here. …
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Richman Quoted in Healthcare Risk Management
July 6, 2017 | Medical Malpractice Defense
David Richman was interviewed for an article entitled, “EMR Faults Can Be Major Factors in Med/Mel Cases,” which appeared in the July 2017 issue of Healthcare Risk Management magazine. The story discusses the liability risks presented by the use of electronic medical records (EMRs). David noted that some of the features meant to make record-keeping …
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Bushwack Gets 2nd Term on NSC&FGC Board
June 26, 2017 | Complex Torts & Product Liability | General Liability | Medical Malpractice Defense
On June 13, 2017,  Jacqueline Bushwack was sworn in for a second term as a member of the Board of Directors for the North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center (NSC&FGC). Incorporated in 1953, NSC&FGC is the leading not-for-profit children’s mental health agency on Long Island dedicated to restoring and strengthening the emotional well-being of …
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Bushwack Presents at USLAW Conference
June 21, 2017 | Complex Torts & Product Liability | General Liability | Medical Malpractice Defense
On June 3, Jacqueline Bushwack presented a program entitled “Incorporating Demonstrative Evidence into Your Case” at the USLAW Women’s Connection Conference in Lake Tahoe. The USLAW Women’s Connection serves member firms’ women clients who hail from a cross-section of industries and seek a networking environment that includes prominent attorneys, businesswomen and leaders from around the …
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Bushwack, Richman and LiPetri Obtain Stipulation of Discontinuance with Prejudice
April 19, 2017 | Complex Torts & Product Liability | General Liability | Medical Malpractice Defense
Bushwack, Richman and LiPetri obtained a Stipulation of Discontinuance with Prejudice in a dental malpractice case involving claims brought against the Division Director at a University Dental Clinic.  Plaintiffs’ counsel claimed that the dental residents, who were under the supervision of the Program Director, committed dental practice in their management and treatment of the plaintiff.  …
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Richman, Versichelli Partner on Thomson Reuters Podcast
April 13, 2017 | Medical Malpractice Defense | Insurance Coverage
David Richman and Michael Versichelli were featured on the Legal Executive Institute’s second podcast in a series on telemedicine. This installment discusses telemedicine’s impact on healthcare, insurance and the law. Click here to listen. …
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Richman Quoted in Long Island Business News’ article entitled, “Technology On Trial”
March 19, 2017 | Medical Malpractice Defense | Complex Torts & Product Liability
David Richman was quoted in a recent Long Island Business News article entitled, “Technology On Trial.” In the article, written by Brittany Bernstein, David discusses how technology is especially helpful in his field to explain the science involved in his cases to juries more simply. “If you think about it, Twitter has trained us to look to get information …
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Richman Featured in Thomson Reuters Podcast on Telemedicine
February 14, 2017 | Medical Malpractice Defense
David Richman was featured in a podcast for Thomas Reuters on the impact of telemedicine on healthcare privacy laws. Click here to hear the podcast. …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes New Associate, Michael LiPetri
January 10, 2017 | General Liability | Insurance Coverage | Medical Malpractice Defense
Michael LiPetri is an Associate in Rivkin Radler’s General Liability, Insurance Coverage and Medical Malpractice Defense Practice Groups, where he represents landowners, landlords, and management companies in cases involving premises liability, construction accidents, and asbestos exposure, as well as, insurers in intricate coverage issues emerging out of homeowner and commercial insurance policies. Prior to joining Rivkin …
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Strober Secures Defense Verdict
November 18, 2016 | Complex Torts & Product Liability | General Liability | Medical Malpractice Defense
Eric Strober won a two-week trial in Queens County Supreme court in which he represented the sole owner of trucking company Legend Wheels in a motor vehicle case alleging serious injuries to the plaintiff’s knee and back.  After conceding liability, the defense contested the causation and severity of the injuries. After deliberating for two hours, …
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Richman presents Medical Malpractice 101 Program to Progressive Emergency Physicians
November 9, 2016 | Medical Malpractice Defense
David Richman presented a Medical Malpractice 101 program to residents, medical students and Physician Assistant Fellows of Progressive Emergency Physicians at Good Samaritan Hospital.  The program dealt with the basics of a medical malpractice claim and how physicians can best protect themselves against such claims. …
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Summary Dismissal of Local Law 1 Lead Paint Action on Behalf of Brooklyn Apartment Owner
September 20, 2016 | Medical Malpractice Defense
David Richman and Jeannine Farino obtained summary dismissal of an action brought in Kings County on behalf of an infant plaintiff who allegedly suffered developmental delays as a result of ingesting lead paint.  Plaintiffs’ alleged that the defendants violated “Local Law 1” which mandates that an owner must remove or cover paint containing a specified …
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Richman and Malerba successful in representation of medical management company
June 23, 2016 | Health Services | Medical Malpractice Defense
Congratulations to our partners David Richman and Ben Malerba who successfully represented a medical management company against claims by a physician who alleged that he was wrongfully expelled by his medical practice. The physician claimed that the practice’s medical board and management company did not have sufficient grounds to terminate his participation in the practice …
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Bushwack attends USLaw Women’s Connection Conference
June 14, 2016 | Complex Torts & Product Liability | General Liability | Medical Malpractice Defense
Jacqueline (Mecchella) Bushwack represented Rivkin Radler LLP at the USLAW Women’s Connection Conference, “Strong Voices in Times of Crisis: Facing Adversity & Succeeding,” in Nashville, Tennessee. The USLAW NETWORK Women’s Connection provides a forum for women lawyers to collaborate, develop and advance the status of women involved in civil litigation through the strengthening of personal …
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Owner and Construction Manager Granted Summary Judgment Dismissal of Labor Law 200, 240 and 241 Claims
May 13, 2016 | Medical Malpractice Defense
David Richman, Brian Schlosser and Jason Romeo recently secured dismissal of a complaint which sought recovery under New York’s Labor Law which helps to clarify the parameters of Sec. 240(1),  the so-called “scaffold law” and, in particular, what constitutes an “elevated-related” accident.  Johnson v. Lend Lease et al. involves a journeyman steamfitter working who was installing sleeves …
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Summary Judgment Granted to Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
March 31, 2016 | Complex Torts & Product Liability | Medical Malpractice Defense
David Richman, working together with Neil Bromberg of Hollingsworth LLP, secured summary judgment on behalf of Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation in Haimowitz v. Novartis Pharm Corp., No. 1:09-cv-10068-JFK (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 11, 2015) dismissing all of plaintiff claims as untimely. For more information Click Here …
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