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Lewis Remarks on Rude Emails in Newsday
March 11, 2019 | Employment & Labor
On March 10, 2019, Shari Lewis was quoted in the Newsday article, “Curbing Rudeness in Workplace Communications.” The article discusses the far-reaching effects of workplace incivility, which often manifests in emails. Shari noted that, above all, firms should “have a policy that encourages civility,” and that policy should spell out acceptable conduct and social media/electronic …
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Ade’s Efforts Support Scholarships
March 8, 2019 | General Liability
In Brian Ade’s role as member of the CGL Reporter Editorial Board, he prepares summaries of five to 10 cases per year for publication. The summaries analyze insurance coverage decisions from around the country. In 2018, the International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI), which publishes the CGL Reporter, contributed $37,138 — the amount of royalties from …
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Mulè to Host Seventh BOSS Program
February 19, 2019 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
Michael Mulè will present the seventh program in the Business Owners Seminar Series on March 21, 2019 from 8:30 am to 10 am at Rivkin Radler’s Uniondale office. Entitled “Good Cyber Hygiene: Protecting What a Business Can’t See,” the program will bring together Rivkin Radler’s cyber counsel and professionals in detection and remediation to discuss …
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Bushwack, Korman Named to Crain’s 2019 Notable Women List
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; those …
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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, 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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Riverso, Honig and Han Victorious in Real Estate Developer Court Proceeding
July 10, 2018 | Construction | Commercial Litigation | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Pia Riverso, Jeremy Honig and Lawrence Han were victorious in a proceeding commenced on behalf of their real estate developer client pursuant to Article 4 of the Civil Practice Law and Rules, and Section 881 of the Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law.  The client’s development project was delayed for over 9 months due to …
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Lewis Quoted in Newsday Article on GDPR
June 18, 2018 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
Shari Claire Lewis was quoted in a Newsday cyber article, “New EU data privacy policy will impact some LI companies, experts say.” Lewis focused in on the fact that the General Data Protection Regulation’s (GDPR) definition of data is broader than what’s generally used in the United States, “data such as an individual’s political affiliation, religion and …
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