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12/7/2022

FKB’S ANDREW S. KOWLOWITZ AND SPENCER A. RICHARDS SUCCESSFULLY OBTAINED PRE-ANSWER DISMISSAL OF A COMPLAINT ALLEGING LEGAL MALPRACTICE

FKB’s Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Spencer A. Richards successfully obtained Pre-Answer dismissal of a Complaint alleging legal malpractice filed in the Supreme Court, New York County, against FKB’s client, a prominent real estate law firm, arising out of FKB’s client’s representation of a Co-op Board. In the Underlying Action, FKB’s client advised a Co-op Board […]

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12/5/2022

FKB’S MIKE FURMAN TO SPEAK AT THE NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION’S CLE LECTURE: RISK MANAGEMENT FOR LAWYERS: 2022

FKB’s A. Michael Furman will speak at the New York State Bar Association’s CLE Program: Risk Management for Lawyers: 2022. Mike Furman will cover the topic “Effective Client Relations and Resolving Attorney-Client Disputes.”  The seminar will take place virtually on December 13, 2022 and be available to NY CLE attendees throughout New York State. The panelists will include […]

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12/1/2022

FKB’S JOHN GIZUNTERMAN AND ITA PARNASS OBTAIN SUMMARY JUDGMENT AND DISMISSAL OF MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACTION AGAINST MAJOR NEW YORK CITY HOSPITAL NETWORK

FKB’s John Gizunterman and Ita Parnass successfully obtained summary judgment and dismissal of plaintiff’s medical malpractice action against FKB client, a major New York City hospital network and several physicians affiliated with the facility. This action involved allegations concerning failure to treat kidney stones, obstructive uropathy, and a calcified ureteral stent over a series of […]

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11/9/2022

FKB had a spook-tacular Halloween Potluck and Take Your Children to Work Day!

The best tradition is back- FKB Halloween! Great to see the kids and celebrate with trick-or-treating and a potluck!

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11/1/2022

FKB’s ANDREW KOWLOWITZ AND SALVATORE LAPETINA OBTAIN SUMMARY JUDGMENT AND DISMISSAL OF LABOR LAW § 240(1) CLAIM ON BEHALF OF CONTRACTOR

FKB’s Andrew Kowlowitz and Salvatore Lapetina successfully obtained summary judgment and dismissal of plaintiff’s Labor Law § 240(1) claim against FKB’s client, a concrete contractor, in the Queens County Supreme Court. In its motion for summary judgment, FKB successfully argued, among other things, that the earth ramp upon which the plaintiff allegedly fell while carrying equipment did not constitute […]

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10/31/2022

FKB’S NEIL KORNFELD OBTAINS A DEFENSE VERDICT ON BEHALF OF AN EMERGENCY ROOM PHYSICIAN IN SUPREME COURT, QUEENS COUNTY

FKB’s Neil Kornfeld obtains a defense verdict on behalf of an ER physician in Supreme Court, Queens County. Plaintiff alleged the defendant ER physician failed to timely diagnose and treat a stroke.  Plaintiff claimed that the ER physician failed to order a stat neurology consult and order frequent neurological checks causing a delay in administering TPA.  The […]

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10/31/2022

FKB’S RACHEL AGHASSI AND CHRISTOPHER D. SKOCZEN SUCCESSFULLY OBTAIN AFFIRMATION OF DISMISSAL OF DEFAMATION ACTION AGAINST ATTORNEY

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi and Christopher D. Skoczen prevailed in obtaining an affirmation of dismissal of an action for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress against FKB’s client, an attorney who made comments to the New York Post regarding a then-pending action involving his client in U.S. District Court.  The dismissal was affirmed by the […]

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09/30/2022

FKB’S MIKE FURMAN SPEAKS AT COLUMBIA CANCER CENTER’S CPDM TOWN HALL

On September 30, 2022, FKB’s Mike Furman spoke at the CPDM (Clinical Trial Data Management) Town Hall at the Irving Cancer Research Center on the Columbia University Medical Center Campus.  The focus of Mike’s presentation was on the clinical trial patient’s perspective, and the positive impact that the clinical trial nurses, doctors, researchers and administrators […]

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09/22/2022

FKB’S ANDREW KOWLOWITZ AND DAVID GORELICK OBTAIN SUMMARY JUDGMENT AND DISMISSAL OF LABOR LAW ACTION ON BEHALF OF A CONTRACTOR

FKB’s Andrew Kowlowitz and David Gorelick have successfully obtained summary judgment and dismissal of all claims against FKB’s client, a plumbing contractor, in the Queens County Supreme Court. In its motion for summary judgment, FKB successful argued, among other things, that the scope of FKB’s client’s plumbing work was limited to solely the interior of […]

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09/13/2022

FKB’s RACHEL AGHASSI AND SALVATORE LAPETINA OBTAIN PRE-ANSWER DISMISSAL OF A LEGAL MALPRACTICE ACTION ARISING FROM AN UNDERLYING SURROGATE’S COURT MATTER

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi and Salvatore Lapetina successfully obtained Pre-Answer dismissal of a Complaint alleging legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, and breach of contract filed in the Supreme Court, Westchester County against FKB’s client arising out of FKB’s client’s representation of trust beneficiaries in a related Surrogate’s Court Matter. In the Surrogate’s Matter, the plaintiffs, beneficiaries of a trust, […]

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