March 31, 2020

On Friday, March 13, 2020, Alexandra Alvarez obtained a double defense verdict on “serious injury” threshold in a case involving three plaintiffs in the Civil Court, Bronx County.  The three plaintiffs consisted of a driver and two passengers in a vehicle involved in a...

March 22, 2020

Florina Altshiler, Esq. Partner in the Buffalo office achieved a great victory on Saturday (yes Saturday) by winning  a defense verdict in less than 15 minutes following a 2+ week trial involving more than 20 witnesses in Erie County Supreme Court.
 
In probably the la...

March 2, 2020

On February 26 partner Dan Schiavetta gave two presentations at an all-day conference in Syracuse, N.Y. sponsored by the National Business Institute: How to Handle Liens on Settlements and Judgments, and Defense Strategies to Limit Pain and Suffering Evidence.  He also...

Senior Partner, Stephen B. Toner, together with Buffalo Partner, Florina Altshiler, win another swift medical malpractice defense verdict in Queens County, in the case of:  Hannah Taboada, as Executrix of the Estate of James Shiffner, Deceased and Cathleen Ann Carter v...

February 4, 2020

In Couverthier v. Prestige Properties et al., Bronx County Index No: 300478/14 the plaintiff slipped and fell due to insufficient lighting and ice in a shopping center parking lot.  Our client last removed snow and ice from the premises one week prior to plaintiff’s ac...

February 3, 2020

In Delgado v. Mee Ying Mariscal, Queens County Index No: 705490/13 the plaintiff passed away in 2015.  The action was subsequently marked stayed.  An administrator to plaintiff’s estate was never appointed and the case remained stayed indefinitely.  Mr. Weine...

February 3, 2020

In Caesar v. The City of New York and Hakimi Hardware, New York County Index Number 160620/2016 the plaintiff claimed that she fell in a hole on the sidewalk in front of our client’s hardware store.  However, plaintiff’s deposition testimony and the photographs plainti...

February 3, 2020

In Mandel v. 131 Acres Road, LLC, Orange County Index No: EF005849/16 we moved to renew and reargue a prior decision that granted spoliation sanctions against all three defendants in a case where the plaintiff fell on snow and ice in the parking lot of a deli. In this...

February 3, 2020

In Stakey v. Town of Riverhead et al. Suffolk County Index No: 15-00089 the plaintiff tripped over plywood boards covering a sidewalk that was being repaired as part of larger renovation of a shopping center.

Mr. Weiner moved for summary judgment on behalf of the projec...

January 23, 2020

January 16, 2020

In Dakota Wilson v Muhammad Tofa and American United Transportation Inc.,

Civil Court, Kings County, New York, Judge Odessa Kennedy

The plaintiff, a pedestrian who was 17 years old at the time of the accident, told police at the scene, he was crossing in...

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On Friday, March 13, 2020, Alexandra Alvarez obtained a double defense verdict on “serious injury” threshold in a case involving three plaintiffs in t...

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