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Rutkin Quoted in A.M. Best Article
September 3, 2019 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
Alan Rutkin was quoted in an A.M. Best article, “An Act of War?” Click here to read the article. …
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Kurland Interviewed by Law360 on Lottery Practice
August 23, 2019 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Trusts & Estates
On August 23, 2019 Jason Kurland was quoted in a Law360 article entitled “For Lawyer, Chance Powerball Job Leads To New Career Path.” The story explains how Jason got to become “The Lottery Lawyer,” from representing his first jackpot winner in 2011. He discussed representing the winner of the largest jackpot ever — the $1.5 …
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Rivkin Team Scores Victory in the Appellate Division, Fourth Department
August 23, 2019 | Appeals
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 facie …
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Tartaglia Obtains Summary Judgment in $1M Breach of Contract and Negligence Case
August 21, 2019 | Professional Liability | Construction
Stan Tartaglia obtained summary judgment dismissing the Complaint and awarding judgment on the Counterclaim on behalf of the client, an engineering firm, in a suit in which the plaintiff asserted multiple causes of action, including breach of contract. The plaintiff, a school district, alleged that our client breached its contract by failing to provide proper …
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Grill and Gise Victorious in Ruling Reaffirming that Corporations Cannot Appear Pro Se
August 20, 2019 | Commercial Litigation
In a decision issued recently by Justice McCormack of the Nassau County Supreme Court, David M. Grill and David Gise obtained a default judgment against a defendant corporation where the defendant’s principal claimed the default should be excused because she was unaware that a corporation cannot appear pro se. The corporation’s owner had tried and …
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Boyd and Spero Obtain Summary Judgment Pursuant to CPLR 3213
August 19, 2019 | Commercial Litigation
J’Naia Boyd and Matt Spero successfully obtained summary judgment in lieu of complaint pursuant to CPLR 3213 for money due and owing under certain guarantees of promissory notes owed to our client. In the case, a borrower had obtained two loans for the purchase of a commercial property, and each loan was guaranteed by the …
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Welch and Boyd Obtain Dismissal in Property Coverage Dispute
August 16, 2019 | Insurance Coverage
Michael P. Welch and J’Naia L. Boyd were successful in obtaining a dismissal of plaintiff’s complaint in its entirety. In this action, brought in the Western District of New York, plaintiff claimed that it was the mortgagee under a homeowner’s insurance policy and entitled to coverage for fire damage to the property. Welch and Boyd argued …
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Ullman Quoted in NutraIngredients-USA
August 16, 2019 | Health Services
Marc Ullman was quoted in a article, “Patchwork quilt of regulations could further complicate CBD picture if FDA doesn’t act quickly.” Click here to read the article. …
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Real Estate Group Covers Multiple Transactions in July
August 16, 2019 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Jason Kurland, Michael Heller, Michael Schnepper and John Panagopoulos represented the purchaser, Key Hotels LLC, in the acquisition of Broadway@TimeSquare Hotel located at 129 West 46th Street, New York, NY, for a purchase price of $24M.  The acquisition was financed with a mortgage from W. Financial L.P. for a loan amount of $16.75M. Harvey Epstein, …
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Glambosky and Honig Victorious
August 15, 2019 | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Erez Glambosky and Jeremy Honig prevailed in a summary non-primary holdover proceeding on behalf of a landlord after a five-day bench trial in Civil Court, Kings County. The issue at trial was whether the son of the rent-controlled tenant of an apartment in Brooklyn had established his right to succeed his father’s rent-controlled tenancy. During …
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18 Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America®
August 15, 2019 | Insurance Coverage | Health Services | Employment & Labor | Construction | Commercial Litigation | Appeals | Trusts & Estates | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Uniondale, New York – August 15, 2019 – The prestigious Best Lawyers in America has included Rivkin Radler LLP in its U.S. rankings for 2020.  Attorneys from the firm’s Albany, Hackensack and Uniondale offices were included. The lawyers listed, their offices and the categories of law in which they are listed, are as follows: Albany, …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes Two New Associates
August 14, 2019 | Insurance Fraud
Uniondale, New York – August 2019 – Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Nicholas P. Baran and Vincent J. Pontrello have joined the firm as Associates. Nicholas P. Baran has joined the firm’s Insurance Fraud practice group. Nicholas helps insurers prosecute civil lawsuits under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt …
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Ullman Quoted on Confusing Web of CBD Laws
August 13, 2019 | Health Services | Complex Torts & Product Liability
Marc Ullman was quoted in the Long Island Business News’ article, “Confusing Web of Laws Muddles CBD Industry.” The article discusses the confusing web of contradictory laws and inconsistent enforcement in products containing CBD. The sudden swell in CBD products stems in large part from the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. CBD is derived …
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Strober Obtains Dismissal in Toxic Mold Case
August 12, 2019 | General Liability
Eric Strober obtained the dismissal of a case sounding in exposure to toxic mold in a client’s co-op unit rented by the plaintiff.  The plaintiff was a doctor who claimed that, due to illnesses sustained as a result of exposure in the apartment, that she was unable to work as a dermatologist and had to …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named As 2019 Upstate New York Rising Stars
August 12, 2019 | Commercial Litigation | Health Services | General Liability
Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce Steven J. Auletta and Mark J. Wagner were named to the 2019 Upstate New York Rising Stars list. Auletta is an associate in the firm’s General Liability practice group. He has been a Super Lawyer Rising Star since 2014. Wagner is an associate in Rivkin Radler’s Commercial Litigation …
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