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08/19/2020

FKB’S ANDREW JONES DISCUSSES BEST PRACTICES ON THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF DEFENSE COUNSEL (IADC) WEBINAR “CASE WITHIN A CASE: DEFENSE OF A LEGAL MALPRACTICE CASE VIA TRIAL OF THE UNDERLYING ACTION.”

The Webinar will analyze defending a legal liability claim via the trial of the underlying case. The Webinar will also address other Professional Liability Defenses, but will focus on the strategy and mechanics of proving no causation/damages via trial of the “case within a case.” Learn more and register: https://www.iadclaw.org/events/case-within-a-case-defense-of-a-legal-malpractice-case-via-trial-of-the-underlying-action/

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08/18/2020

FKB’S FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT NYP CHALK/CORBIN HILL FOOD PROJECT

In response to the food shortage crisis confronting New Yorkers due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP is fundraising for NYP CHALK to help feed our fellow New Yorkers who have been suffering due to the coronavirus pandemic. NYP CHALK is an organization that helps children learn about healthy and active lifestyles. […]

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07/13/2020

FKB’S ANDREW S. KOWLOWITZ AND DANIEL BUTLER OBTAIN SUMMARY JUDGMENT DISMISSING CLAIMS AGAINST A CONSTRUCTION SCAFFOLDING CONTRACTOR

FKB’s Andrew Kowlowitz and Daniel Butler have obtained summary judgment dismissing a third-party action and all cross claims against their client, a New York City-based construction company retained to install and erect a scaffold on a construction site.  Plaintiff’s personal injury claim arises from a trip-and-fall over the cross-bracing of pipe scaffolding, installed by FKB’s […]

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07/13/2020

FKB’s Andrew Tobman obtains a voluntary dismissal for podiatrist, and limits the defendant/group practice’s exposure to vicarious responsibility, only.  The matter is a malpractice case alleging that two podiatrist caused (through excision of a diabetic ulcer), and failed to timely diagnose and treat a right foot osteomyelitis.  Plaintiff developed sepsis and required multiple surgeries, including […]

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07/13/2020

FKB’S Andrew Tobman represented a NYC podiatrist in a series of insurance company audit hearings, where repayment of nearly $200,000 was assessed against the clinician.  Andrew negotiated for the podiatrist to participate in billing and documentation re-education lectures, and was able to shift the alleged billing inconsistencies to the doctor’s third-party billing agency.  The insurance […]

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07/1/2020

FKB’S JENNIE M. LUNDMAN AND ANTHONY V. FRANZOLIN OBTAINED A DECISION GRANTING SUMMARY JUDGMENT AND DISMISSING A CASE AS TO A WELL-ESTABLISHED NURSING HOME THAT HAS BEEN IN OPERATION FOR MANY YEARS

FKB’s Jennie M. Lundman and Anthony V. Franzolin obtained a decision granting summary judgment and dismissing a case as to FKB’s client, a well-established nursing home that has been in operation for many years. In this case plaintiff alleged that the nursing home failed to properly assess a resident as a fall risk and implement […]

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06/22/2020

FKB’s A. MICHAEL FURMAN AND AARON M. BARHAM OBTAIN A PRE-ANSWER DISMISSAL OF LEGAL MALPRACTICE COUNTERCLAIMS ARISING FROM AN UNDERLYING PRISON BURN INJURY CASE

FKB’s  A. Michael Furman and Aaron M. Barham obtained a pre-answer dismissal of a legal malpractice counterclaim brought against FKB’s client, a personal injury litigator who sought to recoup contingency fee proceeds from an underlying prison burn injury settlement.  In its successful pre-answer motion to dismiss, FKB annexed documentary evidence that disproved the claimant’s allegations that FKB’s client purportedly […]

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05/7/2020

Highest Court in New York Issues Rare Decision on Judiciary Law §487 Governing Allegations of Deception Against Attorneys

The New York Court of Appeals has just issued a rare decision finding that a Judiciary Law § 487 claim cannot be sustained if the claim arises out of an attorney’s alleged misconduct occurring before the underlying litigation was commenced, or after it concluded.  See Bill Birds, Inc. v. Stein Law Firm, P.C., _ N.Y.3d __, […]

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05/6/2020

FKB IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THAT ELEVEN FKB ATTORNEYS WERE LISTED IN THE 2020 NEW YORK METRO AREA SUPER LAWYERS LIST

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 2020 New York Metro Area Super Lawyers list and Rachel Aghassi, Benjamin Oxenberg, Daniel Butler,  Aaron Barham  and Spencer Richards  were listed as New York Metro Rising Stars. “Super Lawyers” is a list of preeminent lawyers drawn from various […]

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04/21/2020

FKB’S RACHEL AGHASSI AND CHRISTOPHER D. SKOCZEN OBTAIN PRE-ANSWER DISMISSAL OF ACTION IN U.S. DISTRICT COURT, EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ON PROCEDURAL GROUNDS

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi and Christopher D. Skoczen obtained a pre-answer dismissal of an action against a law firm brought in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, alleging, inter alia, fraud, civil rights violations, and violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.  In its pre-answer motion to dismiss, FKB successfully argued that […]

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