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Reinsurance Team Obtains Summary Judgment in Asbestos Bodily Injury Reinsurance Arbitration
January 16, 2019
The reinsurance team of Anthony Gambardella, Peter McNamara and Jay Kenigsberg obtained summary judgment in a reinsurance arbitration filed by the cedent petitioner against our client, the reinsurer, seeking recovery in connection with thousands of asbestos bodily injury claims. The cedent argued that it was entitled to recover at a rate in excess of the …
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Linker Published in DRI’s ERISA Report
January 2, 2019 | Ian S. Linker | Insurance Coverage
Ian Linker’s article, “For Whom the Bell Tolls: ERISA’s Church Plan Exemption and the Principal-Purpose Organization,” was published in DRI’s The ERISA Report. To read the article, click here. …
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Cannata, Smirti, Misiti and Gordon File Amicus Brief with U.S. Supreme Court
December 19, 2018 | Intellectual Property
Earlier this week, Mike Cannata, Steve Smirti, Frank Misiti, and Stu Gordon filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association in a case styled Mission Product Holdings, Inc. v. Tempnology, LLC.  The case concerns the rights of a trademark licensee to continue to use …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes New Attorney
December 7, 2018 | Commercial Litigation | General Liability | Insurance Coverage
Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Jane Ann E. Whitchurch has joined the firm as Counsel in the Commercial Litigation, General Liability and Insurance Coverage Practice Groups, resident in the New Jersey office. Jane Ann E. Whitchurch focuses her practice on general liability matters including premises and auto claims …
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Troisi and Welch Secure Summary Judgment in Property Coverage Dispute
December 3, 2018 | Insurance Coverage
Michael Troisi and Michael Welch were successful in obtaining summary judgment dismissing plaintiff’s complaint in its entirety.  In this action, plaintiff claimed that it was the mortgagee under a homeowners insurance policy and entitled to coverage for a property damage loss.  Troisi and Welch argued that the plaintiff was merely a third party purchaser after …
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Krinick Honored at Mentor New York Benefit
November 16, 2018 | Appeals | Commercial Litigation | Insurance Coverage
On November 15, Mentor New York hosted its 22nd Annual Benefit, Honoring Evan Krinick. The event raised nearly $150,000 to support mentoring programs in New York. Evan was one of the first Leadership Council members for Mentor New York, where he served on numerous committees and ultimately was elected a co-chair. Click here to read more about Mentor New York. …
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Troisi a Speaker at 2018 Annual State Education Conference
November 6, 2018 | Insurance Coverage
Michael Troisi will be a speaker at the 2018 Annual State Education Conference for Insurance Claims, SIU & Law Enforcement Personnel on November 14 at the Heritage Club at Bethpage State Park. Michael will be presenting, “The Dual Track Fire Investigation: Managing the Relationship Between Law Enforcement and the SIU.” Click here to register. …
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Rivkin Radler in Best Law Firms Metro List
November 5, 2018 | Insurance Coverage | Trusts & Estates | Appeals | Commercial Litigation | Construction | Employment & Labor | Health Services
UNIONDALE, NY – Rivkin Radler is pleased to announce that the Firm has been named to the U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” list for 2019. The Firm was ranked in the following regions and practice areas: Metropolitan Tier 1 Long Island: Insurance Law Metropolitan Tier 2 Albany: Commercial Litigation, Health Care Law, Litigation-Construction …
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Gorfinkel Obtains Summary Judgment in Connecticut Case
October 26, 2018 | Insurance Coverage
Paul Gorfinkel obtained a second summary judgment in favor of our insurer client in a series of high-profile cases in Connecticut.  The cases involve claims of coverage, under first-party homeowners policies, for private homes whose concrete basement walls exhibit pattern cracking.  These cases are “high profile” because there are hundreds of homes with cracking concrete …
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Valverde, Eagle and Korman Secure Appellate Decision
October 23, 2018 | Appeals | Insurance Coverage
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 costs …
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