08/30/2013

FKB’s Andrew S. Kowlowitz featured as columnist in the New York Law Journal.

Tools for Recovery of Unpaid Legal Fees Andrew S. Kowlowitz New York Law Journal August 30, 2013 An important risk-management issue for lawyers involves ethically and effectively securing payment of unpaid fees from current or former clients. This issue is especially prevalent where there is a breakdown in the attorney-client relationship and the lawyer either […]

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08/8/2013

Patrick J. Brennan Wins Post-Trial Motion to Dismiss Medical Malpractice Action.

FKB’s Patrick J. Brennan obtained dismissal of medical malpractice claims, following a two-week trial in Bronx County Supreme Court that resulted in a jury verdict for the plaintiff.  The focus of the trial centered on whether a surgeon committed malpractice when he injured the plaintiff’s right common iliac artery during a laparoscopic gallbladder removal procedure. […]

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08/5/2013

FKB’s Andrew S. Kowlowitz and Partnership Dispute Litigation team, obtains summary judgment for a matrimonial law firm and secures judgment in excess of $200,000 for unpaid legal fees.

FKB’s client is a matrimonial law firm, who was previously retained by the defendant/client in a divorce proceeding. Pursuant to the retainer agreement, the defendant agreed to pay the firm based upon its regularly established hourly rates. The firm rendered extensive legal services on behalf of the defendant, and mailed invoices on various occasions requesting […]

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07/25/2013

FKB’s Neil Kornfeld obtains a Defense Verdict in Supreme Court, Richmond County in a medical malpractice action.

FKB’s Neil Kornfeld obtains a Defense Verdict on 7/25/13 in Supreme Court, Richmond County in a medical malpractice action. The case involved allegations that the defendant doctor failed to refer and properly treat plaintiff’s diabetic ulcer. The plaintiff underwent a partial heel resection and extended treatment due to healing problems. The defense was able to […]

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07/12/2013

FKB’s Andrew S. Kowlowitz obtains dismissal of a legal malpractice action brought against FKB’s client in the Southern District of New York.

FKB’s Andrew S. Kowlowitz obtains a dismissal of legal malpractice action against a New York law firm, including a partner and associate of the firm, in connection with its legal representation of a condominium board and the individual unit owners in an action against the builder and developer of the condominium building. During the underlying […]

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06/21/2013

FKB Client Advisory by Andrew R. Jones

The Scope of Documents a Court may Consider Under CPLR 3211(a)(1) Two recent New York cases hold that Courts can properly dismiss legal malpractice actions, pre-discovery, based upon the “documentary evidence” of underlying pleadings, testimony, and affidavits. Warshaw Burstein Cohen Schlesinger & Kuh, LLP v. Longmire: The Appellate Division, First Department Affirms Dismissal of a […]

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06/21/2013

FKB Client Advisory by Andrew R. Jones

FKB Client Advisory by Andrew R. Jones . FKB Professional Liability Practice Alert: New York’s Highest Court rules that a liability insurer who improperly disclaims coverage and declines to defend an insured is precluded from later asserting otherwise valid indemnity coverage exclusions. (“An insurance company that has disclaimed its duty to defend ‘may litigate only the […]

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06/11/2013

FKB’s Andrew S. Kowlowitz Obtains Dismissal of a Legal Malpractice Action Brought Against a Real Estate Attorney in the New York County Supreme Court.

FKB’s Andrew S. Kowlowitz obtains dismissal of a claim for legal malpractice action arising from an underlying purchase of a Cooperative apartment in Manhattan. FKB’s client are a New York City law firm and its partners. The Firm was retained to represent the Plaintiffs, purchasers of a Cooperative apartment on the Upper West Side of […]

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05/29/2013

FKB Client Advisory by Andrew Jones and Evan Bolla – U.S. Supreme Court holds that State Courts may decide legal malpractice claims involving underlying patent law issues.

May 29, 2013: FKB Client Advisory by Andrew Jones and Evan Bolla – U.S. Supreme Court holds that State Courts may decide legal malpractice claims involving underlying patent law issues. FKB Professional Liability Practice Alert: The U.S. Supreme Court in Gunn v. Minton has held that State Courts can decide legal malpractice claims involving underlying […]

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04/25/2013

Andrew Jones And Florence Lishansky Lecture At The 2013 Annual Professional Fiduciary Association of California Conference in Monterey, California

FKB’s Andrew R. Jones and Florence N. Lishansky Lectured at the 2013 Annual Professional Fiduciary Association of California (PFAC) Conference in Monterey, California. The Conference took place from April 23 – April 27, 2013. Andrew and Florence, along with guest panelists Larry Hilton, Esq. and Sheri Sudweeks, Esq. discussed Risk Management & Insurance Coverage considerations […]

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