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09/18/2018

Neil Kornfeld Lectures at Lenox Hill Hospital on Risk Management

FKB’s Neil Kornfeld was a guest speaker at Lenox Hill Hospital and presented a lecture on risk management to residents and attending physicians.  The lecture focused on issues related to electronic records and common themes in malpractice cases.

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09/7/2018

FKB’s Andrew Kowlowitz and Shari Sckolnick Obtain Summary Judgment, Dismissing a Legal Malpractice Claim Stemming from a Shareholder Derivative Action

FKB’s Andrew Kowlowitz and Shari Sckolnick successfully obtained CPLR § 3212 summary judgment dismissing a legal malpractice complaint from Justice Loren Baily-Schiffman in Supreme Court, Kings County. This legal malpractice action stemmed from a complex series of derivative claims, wherein an entity of which the plaintiff was the purported sole shareholder, claimed it was entitled […]

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08/21/2018

FKB’s A. Michael Furman, Rachel Aghassi, and Spencer Richards secured a pre-answer motion to dismiss in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on August 21, 2018

FKB successfully obtained a pre-answer dismissal on a Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss from United States District Judge Paul A. Engelmayer in the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York of allegations of breach of Judiciary Law § 487, fraudulent conveyance, and breach of fiduciary duty based on […]

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08/17/2018

FKB’s A. Michael Furman and Aaron M. Barham Secure Pre-Answer Dismissal of Legal Malpractice, Breach of Contract and “Overbilling” Claims

Plaintiff’s legal malpractice complaint was based upon the incorrect premise that FKB’s clients “defaulted” in the underlying foreclosure action.  In actuality, FKB’s clients filed a pre-answer motion to dismiss, answered, and attempted to negotiate a loan modification.  After the bank moved for summary judgment for foreclosure, FKB’s clients advised Plaintiff of the need to oppose […]

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08/7/2018

FKB’s Andrew R. Jones and Daniel Butler Obtain Dismissal in Connection to Fraud, Civil Conspiracy, and Judiciary Law § 487 Claims

FKB’s Andrew Jones and Dan Butler recently obtained a pre-answer dismissal in connection to a Plaintiff’s allegations of fraud, civil conspiracy, and violations of Judiciary Law § 487.   Kings County Justice Karen Rothenberg’s decision dismissing the Plaintiff’s Complaint is dated July 3, 2018. Plaintiff brought suit against a number of attorneys and law firms, each […]

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07/17/2018

FKB’s A. Michael Furman and Jason A. Kayne Obtain Dismissal of Legal Malpractice Claim Related to Underlying Appellate Litigation of Judgment Award for Insurance Claim

FKB’s A. Michael Furman and Jason A. Kayne obtained a favorable pre-answer dismissal of a legal malpractice claim on July 5, 2018. In the underlying appellate litigation, plaintiff sought to appeal a judgment awarded in his favor for medical liens and out-of-pocket expenses in connection with an insurance claim arising from an auto accident, seeking […]

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07/10/2018

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi and Aaron M. Barham secure pre-answer discontinuances of two legal malpractice actions related to the same underlying representation

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi and Aaron M. Barham secured pre-answer discontinuances of two legal malpractice actions related to the same underlying representation. The first action involved three underlying foreclosure cases, Plaintiff, a court-appointed property guardian, alleged that FKB’s clients were responsible for selling the at-issue properties at an undervalued sum. After FKB successfully convinced Plaintiff that […]

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06/13/2018

FKB’s Jennifer Y. Gutterman Obtains Directed Verdict in Supreme Court, Dutchess County

FKB‘s Jennifer Y. Gutterman obtained a directed verdict for a hospital in Supreme Court, Dutchess County before Judge Charles Wood. The case involved complications from a robotic assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy performed by two codefendant physicians. During the trial, after plaintiff rested, Jennifer obtained dismissal of the direct claims against the hospital. At the end of the trial, […]

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06/6/2018

Andrew Tobman Secures Defense Verdict in Supreme Court, Kings County before Judge Pamela Fisher

FKB‘s Andrew Tobman secures a Defense Verdict in Supreme Court, Kings County before Judge Pamela Fisher. The case involved allegations that the defendant, a trauma surgeon, negligently repaired a femur fracture by using a LISS plate. Plaintiff claimed the defendant should have used a rod and screws.  Plaintiff allegedly developed a mal-union, underwent 2 subsequent surgeries, and […]

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06/4/2018

Andrew Jones and Ashley Glazewski Lecture on Risk Management and Insurance Coverage at the 2018 Professional Fiduciary Association of California (PFAC) Conference

FKB’s Andrew Jones and Ashley Glazewski spoke about risk management and insurance coverage at the recent Professional Fiduciary Association of California (PFAC) Conference, in Riverside, CA. Andrew and Ashley spoke with Lawrence Hilton – President of Dominion Insurance. The topic was: Are You Covered? Risk Management for Professional Fiduciaries. The session was designed to help […]

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