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01/16/2020

FKB’S TRACY S. KATZ SUCCESSFULLY OBTAINS A UNANIMOUS DECISION FROM THE NEW YORK APPELLATE DIVISION, FIRST JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT GRANTING SUMMARY JUDGMENT.

FKB’s Tracy S. Katz successfully obtains a unanimous decision from the New York Appellate Division, First Judicial Department granting summary judgment on behalf of a security company for alleged injuries sustained by the plaintiffs in a fight with a security guard employed by the company. The case concerned allegations that the plaintiffs, a brother and […]

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01/3/2020

FKB CELEBRATES HOLIDAY GIFT EXCHANGE AND FIRST ANNUAL HOLIDAY COOKIE CONTEST!

Furman Kornfeld & Brennan celebrated the holiday season with in a Secret Santa gift exchange and our first ever cookie contest.  An overwhelming majority of the firm participated, exchanging incredibly thoughtful and creative gifts. Gifts varied from toys for fluffy loved ones to music wall art.  Our annual cookie fest consisted of 5 confident bakers […]

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01/3/2020

FKB’S NEIL KORNFELD OBTAINS A DEFENSE VERDICT IN A PODIATRIC MALPRACTICE CASE IN SUPREME COURT, DUTCHESS COUNTY

The plaintiff claimed the defendant failed to attempt conservative treatment prior to performing surgery and performed the incorrect surgery to address the plaintiff’s bunion deformity and arthritic big toe joint causing permanent deformity and need for fusion surgery. Plaintiff argued that defendant’s surgery was doomed to fail because it did not address the plaintiff’s hallux […]

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12/31/2019

FKB’S RACHEL AGHASSI AND JASON H. SEILER SUCCESSFULLY OBTAIN DISMISSAL OF TWO ACTIONS ASSERTED AGAINST LAWYER

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi and Jason H. Seiler successfully obtained dismissal of two separate actions, one in the New York Supreme Court, Essex County and the other in Supreme Court, Saratoga County, stemming from the same set of facts as against the same defendant-attorney, pursuant to CPLR §§ 3211, 3215(c), and 3216.  In what many would consider to be a […]

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12/16/2019

FKB’S ANDREW R. JONES AND AARON M. BARHAM OBTAIN A PRE-ANSWER DISMISSAL OF JUDICIARY LAW 487 CLAIMS AND A SANCTIONS AWARD

FKB’s Andrew R. Jones and Aaron M. Barham obtained a pre-answer dismissal of a Judiciary Law 487 claim brought against a professional liability defense firm which had successfully represented an estate attorney in an underlying legal malpractice action.  In its pre-answer motion to dismiss, FKB established entitlement to judgment as a matter of law by demonstrating that its client […]

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11/27/2019

FKB’S RACHEL AGHASSI AND ASHER KEST PUBLISH AN ARTICLE ON NEW YORK’S SHIELD ACT

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi and Asher Kest publish an article on the New York State Bar Association Insurance Focus blog by USI Infinity entitled “Data Breach Notification Requirements on the State Level Continue to Expand: New York’s SHIELD Act” The article can be found here.

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11/27/2019

FKB’S JOHN GIZUNTERMAN OBTAINED A DEFENSE VERDICT OF A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACTION ARISING OUT OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF PRESSURE ULCERS IN KINGS COUNTY SUPREME COURT

The plaintiff alleged that FKB’s client, a local hospital, deviated from the standard of care by failing to implement appropriate protective measures to prevent the development of pressure ulcers. Specifically, plaintiff claimed that a turn a position schedule was not implemented, heels were not offloaded, and records were not kept confirming the skin was being […]

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11/6/2019

FKB IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT NINE FKB ATTORNEYS WERE LISTED IN THE 2019 NEW YORK SUPER LAWYERS MAGAZINE

A. Michael Furman, Neil S. Kornfeld, Patrick J. Brennan, Andrew S. Kowlowitz, Andrew R. Jones and Shari Sckolnick  were listed as super lawyers in the 2019 New York Super Lawyers Magazine distributed in October 2019 and Rachel Aghassi, Benjamin Oxenberg and Aaron M. Barham were listed as New York Metro Rising Stars. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 […]

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10/9/2019

FKB’S MICHAEL FURMAN AND SHARI SCKOLNICK OBTAIN DISMISSAL OF A LEGAL MALPRACTICE CLAIM IN SUPREME COURT, RENSSELAER COUNTY, STEMMING FROM AN ACTION FOR AN ENCROACHMENT.

FKB’ s  Michael Furman and Shari Sckolnick successfully obtained a judgment dismissing a legal malpractice complaint from Judge McGrath in Supreme Court, Rensselaer County. This legal malpractice action stemmed from a law firm’s defense and representation of plaintiffs in an action where plaintiffs’ neighbor sued plaintiffs because their building and utilities encroached onto the neighbor’s […]

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10/9/2019

FKB’S A. MICHAEL FURMAN AND SPENCER A. RICHARDS SUCCESSFULLY OBTAIN DISMISSAL OF A RACKETEERING INFLUENCED AND CORRUPT ORGANIZATIONS ACT (“RICO”) ACTION ARISING OUT OF A CONTENTIOUS DIVORCE PROCEEDING IN NEW YORK COUNTY SUPREME COURT

The plaintiff alleged that FKB’s client, who provides complex tax and estate advice to high-net-worth individuals, violated the Federal RICO Act by assisting the plaintiff’s wife to strategically cut the plaintiff out of any share of the wife’s family business or proceeds arising from the sale of the wife’s family business. The plaintiff further alleged […]

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