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10/10/2018

FKB’s A. Michael Furman and Rachel Aghassi obtain dismissal of a legal malpractice claim as barred by the statute of limitations

FKB successfully obtained CPLR § 3211 pre-answer dismissal in the Supreme Court, Kings County of a legal malpractice claim as barred by the statute of limitations. In the underlying facts of this case, FKB’s clients represented the plaintiff in an action filed against him by his brother concerning the ownership interests in a closely-held family […]

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10/3/2018

FKB’s Patrick J. Brennan and Travis J. Long co-led a presentation entitled “Reaching the Millennial Juror” to claims specialists and medical professionals in New York City

Millennials account for approximately 87.5 Million people in the United States.  Consequently, millennials constitute a growing number of potential jurors, and in time, they will likely be the majority of potential jurors.  As a result, when conducting a trial, it’s imperative to know who they are, what they believe in, and how to present evidence […]

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10/1/2018

FKB’s Andrew Jones will speak at the 2018 Professional Liability Defense Federation (PLDF) Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana

Andrew is participating in a panel presentation discussing various legal malpractice issues and analyzing “The case within a case.” Professional Liability Defense Federation’s Ninth Annual Meeting will be held at The Westin New Orleans Canal Place, 100 Rue Iberville, New Orleans, Louisiana from October 3-5, 2018. More information can be found here: https://www.pldf.org/page/2018AMBrochure

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09/27/2018

FKB’S NEIL KORNFELD LECTURES AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY

FKB’s Neil Kornfeld presented a risk management lecture at New York University College of Dentistry to 2nd and 3rd year residents. The talk focused on theories of malpractice against periodontists, treating the difficult patient, and documentation.

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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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