Professional Liability


Bruno and Isaacson Obtain Dismissal of Legal Malpractice Action from Appellate Division
January 4, 2019 | Jonathan B. Bruno | Deborah M. Isaacson | Professional Liability
Jonathan Bruno and Deborah Isaacson secured dismissal from the Appellate Division, First Department of a complaint asserting legal malpractice, fraud and Judiciary Law 487 claims against their attorney clients, with the Appellate Division reversing the trial court’s partial denial of their motion to dismiss. Our clients represented the plaintiff in her divorce proceeding for nine …
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Bruno and Isaacson Obtain Pre-Answer Dismissal of Counterclaims
December 3, 2018 | Professional Liability
Jonathan Bruno and Debbie Isaacson secured a pre-answer dismissal in the Supreme Court, New York County of counterclaims for sanctions and punitive damages against their law firm client.  Their client brought an action on a guarantee to pay legal fees for the services they provided in a matrimonial action, and the defendant, in response, claimed …
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Bruno and Isaacson Obtain Pre-Answer Dismissal of Complaint
| Professional Liability
Jonathan Bruno and Debbie Isaacson secured a pre-answer dismissal in the Supreme Court, Bronx County of a second third-party complaint asserting claims for contribution and common law indemnification against their safety inspector client. A defendant contractor sought to hold our client responsible should plaintiff succeed on its labor law claims relating to his job site …
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Bruno Decision Published in DRI
November 21, 2018 | Professional Liability
Jon Bruno’s decision was published in the October 2018 issue of DRI’s column, “And The Defense Wins.” …
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DiGennaro Speaker at NYSBA’s Risk Management Program
October 5, 2018 | Professional Liability
Janice DiGennaro will be a speaker at the New York State Bar Association’s Risk Management 2018. Program Description: The New York State Bar Association is pleased to present Risk Management for Lawyers. Designed for all practicing attorneys regardless of their level of expertise, this program will provide practical tips to help improve your practice and …
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Bruno Secures a Pre-Answer Dismissal of a Third-Party Claim
October 2, 2018 | Professional Liability
Jon Bruno secured a pre-answer dismissal of a third-party complaint in the Southern District of New York.  Our client represented the plaintiff in a lawsuit concerning his daughter, and the defendant/third-party plaintiff represented the same plaintiff in various claims against his former employer.  The client participated in several telephone conferences with plaintiff and the third-party …
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Robertelli Obtains Second Summary Judgment for Home Elevation Company
September 24, 2018 | Professional Liability
John Robertelli obtained a second dismissal of all negligence claims with prejudice made against a Home Elevation Company related to a dispute over work performed pursuant to a contract after the home was damaged by Superstorm Sandy. All claims for negligent workmanship were dismissed by the Honorable Daniel L. Weiss J.S.C. in Monmouth County who …
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Rivkin Radler Attorneys Named 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers
September 13, 2018 | Health Services | Insurance Coverage | Employment & Labor | Construction | Commercial Litigation | Professional Liability | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Appeals | Bankruptcy
Rivkin Radler LLP is pleased to announce that 22 attorneys were named to the 2018 New York Metro Super Lawyers List and 11 attorneys were named New York Metro Rising Stars. *Brian Bank – Business Litigation Todd M. Belous – Professional Liability: Defense *Michelle Bholan – Business Litigation Merril Biscone – Appellate Jonathan B. Bruno …
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Rivkin Radler Welcomes New Associate
September 6, 2018 | Professional Liability | Directors & Officers Liability | Employment & Labor
New York, NY – September 6, 2018 – Evan H. Krinick, Managing Partner of Rivkin Radler LLP, has announced that Cali L. Eckler has joined the firm as an Associate. Cali L. Eckler has joined the firm’s Professional Liability, Directors & Officers Liability and Employment & Labor Practice Groups. Eckler defends attorneys, engineers, architects, insurance …
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DiGennaro Secured a Pre-Answer Dismissal of Legal Malpractice Claim
August 1, 2018 | Professional Liability
Janice DiGennaro secured dismissal of a legal malpractice action in New York County Supreme Court on statute of limitations grounds despite application of the continuous representation toll.  The Court agreed that the defendants offered “undeniable evidentiary proof” that the toll ended as a matter of law more than three years before commencement of the action, …
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