On May 16, 2016, Steven Dyki was one of three panelists for a continuing legal education program entitled “Civility and Ethics” that included a practical discussion of how to handle situations involving uncivil conduct at various stages of litigation.
On May 20, 2016, Maurice Recchia authored an article for the New York Law Journal on the recent Court of Appeals decision, Sherman v. New York State Thruway Authority, which addresses the question of what constitutes an “ongoing storm” for the purposes of the “storm in progress” doctrine that provides that a property owner will not be held liable in negligence for a plaintiff’s injuries sustained as a result of an icy condition during an ongoing storm or for a reasonable time
On April 4, 2016, Alexandra Alvarez won a permanent stay of an uninsured motorist arbitration after a framed issue hearing in Supreme Court, Westchester County in the case of New York Central Mutual Fire Ins. Co. v. Turner, Index No. 59426/2015. During the framed issue hearing, Ms. Alvarez presented evidence, including eyewitness testimony, that a motor vehicle involved in a hit and run accident belonged to a certain driver that had insurance coverage who had not appeared in