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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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05/31/2018

Neil Kornfeld Obtains Defense Verdict in Supreme Court, Westchester County

Neil Kornfeld obtained a defense verdict in Supreme Court, Westchester County before Judge Lawrence Ecker.  Plaintiff alleged that the defendant doctor administered a contraindicated steroid injection to relieve pain from plantar fasciitis.  Plaintiff also alleged that the defendant failed to diagnose and properly treat an infection resulting in continued treatment, IV antibiotics and permanent scarring. […]

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05/30/2018

FKB’s Nicholas Lewis Obtains Defense Verdict in Kings Supreme

FKB‘s Nicholas Lewis has obtained a defense verdict for a hospital in a GL premises case yesterday in Kings Supreme. The plaintiff in this case had stumbled over an “open, notorious and visible” 2-inch elevation in a sidewalk at the hospital and sustained knee and shoulder ligament tears that led to surgery. Mr. Lewis’ cross of the two plaintiffs ultimately led to […]

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05/18/2018

FKB Participates in the 2018 AHA Wall Street Run & Heart Walk

Spanning the course of 3-miles, FKB participated in the American Heart Association’s Wall Street Run & Heart Walk that took place on May 17th, 2018. This event encouraged all participants to exercise for a charitable cause. Donations were raised for the American Heart Association by supporters and participants alike, with a central mission to improve and advocate […]

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05/15/2018

FKB’s Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Aaron M. Barham Obtain Dismissal of Legal Malpractice Claims Related to Wrongful Termination Litigation

FKB’s Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Aaron M. Barham obtained a favorable pre-answer dismissal of a legal malpractice case on October 30, 2018, and thereafter successfully opposed plaintiff’s motion to vacate the dismissal order. In the underlying EPLI action, plaintiff alleged that he was wrongfully terminated due to his national origin, and as retaliation for complaining […]

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05/11/2018

FKB’s Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Rachel Aghassi obtain summary dismissal of Judiciary Law § 487 claim based on alleged “misrepresentations” in underlying matrimonial action

FKB successfully obtained CPLR § 3212 summary judgment dismissal from Justice Shlomo Hagler in the Supreme Court, New York County. This Judiciary Law § 487 claim is based on FKB’s client’s representation of plaintiff’s husband in an underlying matrimonial action in Westchester County initiated in 2004.  Despite being represented in the proceedings by three successive […]

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