In February, 2018, Josh Kardisch won the reversal of summary judgment for plaintiff in the Appellate Division, Fourth Department in Bonczar v. American Multi-Cinema, Inc., et al, 2018 NY Slip Op 00712 (4th Dept. 2018).  The plaintiff claimed to have sustained injuries...

June 25, 2020

On June 20th, 2020 Stephen Toner was voted into membership in the American Board of Trial Advocacy, an invitation only national organization of civil trial lawyers who have a demonstrated proficiency and experience in handling significant trials to verdict.

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June 23, 2020

Russo &Toner, LLP is pleased to announce that Terre Villani has been appointed a Special Master for the Second Department Mandatory Mediation program.  Ms. Villani’s appointment involves mediating appeals that have been perfected in the Second Department.

We hope that your loved ones and you are safe and healthy.  As we safely move forward in the current Covid-19 environment, Russo & Toner remains fully available to you and dedicated to meeting the needs of our clients.  We have been staying abreast and monitoring Execu...

In a case involving a sheet metal worker who, while installing a ceiling duct cap, fell off an A-frame ladder after receiving an electrical shock from an overhead junction box, Josh H. Kardisch and Margaret Mazlin persuaded the Appellate Division, First Department, to...

April 23, 2020

            As we all know, many states, including New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, have ordered “nonessential businesses” to shut down.  As of this writing the order in New York extends until May 15; in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the orders are in effect until...

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.
 
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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...

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In February, 2018, Josh Kardisch won the reversal of summary judgment for plaintiff in the Appellate Division, Fourth Department in Bonczar v. America...

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