01/14/2021

FKB’S RACHEL AGHASSI AND CHRISTOPHER SKOCZEN PUBLISH AN ARTICLE ON RANSOMWARE

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi and Christopher D. Skoczen publish an article on the New York State Bar Association Insurance Focus blog by USI Infinity entitled “Ransomware Attacks Targeting Attorneys on The Rise” The article can be found here.

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01/6/2021

FKB’s RACHEL AGHASSI AND ASHER KEST OBTAIN DISMISSAL OF A LEGAL MALPRACTICE ACTION ARISING FROM A COMMERCIAL DISPUTE

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi and Asher Kest obtained a post-answer dismissal on behalf of a transactional firm which represented certain corporate shareholders in an international fertilizer distributor. In an intra-corporate suit, various shareholders in the corporation are accused of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and conversion. Plaintiffs were shareholders who, individually and derivatively on behalf of […]

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01/6/2021

FKB’S ANDREW S. KOWLOWITZ AND DANIEL H. BUTLER DEFEAT A CONSTRUCTION LIABILITY PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT PURSUANT LABOR LAW §§240(1), 241(6)

FKB’S Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Daniel H. Butler defeat Plaintiff’s summary judgment motion in connection to Labor Law §§ 240(1) and 241(6).  Plaintiff, a laborer, sought summary judgment in connection with an unwitnessed fall from a scaffold.  FKB represents a construction company that hired Plaintiff’s employer as a subcontractor to perform interior framing work and […]

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01/6/2021

FKB’s Andrew R. Jones and Asher Kest Successfully Obtain Dismissal in Federal Fiduciary Duty Action Arising from Investment Dispute

FKB’s Andrew R. Jones and Asher Kest obtained a pre-answer dismissal on behalf of a commercial litigation firm, which represented various corporate entities in a British Virgin Islands/New York action concerning loans for a resort construction in Cartagena, Colombia. In an action by the investing corporation alleging fraud and breach of contract and fiduciary duty, […]

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