General Liability

Strober Secures Second Defense Verdict in Three Weeks in Bronx County Trial
August 6, 2018 | General Liability
Eric Strober was successful in defending a driver who was liable for an accident and accused of causing the plaintiff to undergo spinal and knee surgeries. Eric established that the accident was not the cause of the plaintiff’s claimed injuries and surgeries, but rather that she had unrelated, long-standing degenerative problems that the surgeries addressed. …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes New Associate
August 3, 2018 | General Liability
John P. Campana has joined the firm’s General Liability Practice Group. John represents clients in a variety of matters, including but not limited to automobile liability, premises liability, construction litigation, insurance coverage and property damages cases. He has also practiced in commercial litigation and insurance coverage litigation, including labor law, construction defect and premises liability …
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Robertelli Obtains Dismissal with Prejudice for Trucking Company Client
| General Liability
In a matter that required SIU experience, John Robertelli obtained a dismissal of Plaintiff’s Amended Complaint with prejudice for client Aaron’s Inc. The case involved a suspicious motor vehicle accident that Aaron’s personnel said never happened. Further discovery uncovered that Plaintiff had been involved in seven prior accidents under similar suspicious/staged  circumstances. As discovery progressed, …
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Raia “Sticks The Landing” and Receives Defense Verdict
July 27, 2018 | General Liability
Frank Raia received a defense verdict on behalf of Chelsea Piers in a matter in which the plaintiff, a gymnast performing a front handspring, fractured her elbow resulting in elbow replacement surgery.  The claim against Chelsea Piers was that the instructor failed to properly spot the plaintiff, which was the proximate cause of the accident.  …
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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
July 18, 2018 | General Liability | Health Services
Rivkin Radler LLP has welcomed new associates, Margarita Christoforou, Cassandra Rivais and Jonah Zweig. Margarita Christoforou, of St. James, has joined the firm’s Health Services Practice Group. Margarita represents various healthcare entities, including hospital systems, medical groups and physician practices, long-term care providers, ambulatory surgery centers, Management Services Organizations (MSOs), Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Independent …
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DeHaven Secures Dismissal for Demolition Contractor Client
July 16, 2018 | Construction | General Liability
George DeHaven handled Romero v 304-306 Canal Street LLC, a lawsuit arising from a job-site accident in which the plaintiff, a construction worker on the job, was injured by the falling ladder of a fire escape on the outside of a building adjoining the job site. Our client, a demolition contractor, performed work only on …
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DeHaven Presents “Judge of the Year” Award
June 25, 2018 | General Liability
On Wednesday, June 20, George DeHaven, president of the Long Beach Lawyers Association, presented the “Judge of the Year” Award to New York State Supreme Court Commercial Division Justice Timothy Driscoll. The reception was held at The Sands on Lido Beach. The award is presented each year to a member of the judiciary who, through actions …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes Two New Associates
June 20, 2018 | Employment & Labor | General Liability | Insurance Fraud
Uniondale, New York– June 2018 – Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Ana Parikh and Rosalinde Casalini have joined the firm as associates. Ana Parikh has joined the New Jersey office in the General Liability Practice Group. Prior to joining Rivkin Radler, Ana worked at a mid-sized law firm …
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Court Defangs Action against Pitbull and Co-Defendants
June 7, 2018 | General Liability
Rivkin Radler obtained summary judgment in an action commenced by plaintiff for personal injuries allegedly sustained at the Nokia Theater at a Pitbull concert. During the concert, Pitbull suddenly stopped performing and sent two of his personal bodyguards into the audience to stop a fight allegedly occurring near the stage. As one of the personal bodyguards …
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