07/21/2021

FKB’S RACHEL AGHASSI AND SPENCER RICHARDS OBTAIN PRE-ANSWER DISMISSAL OF A JUDICIARY LAW §487 VIOLATION LAWSUIT

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi and Spencer Richards obtain Pre-Answer dismissal of a Complaint alleging violation of Judiciary Law § 487 filed in the Supreme Court, New York County filed by a pro se attorney against FKB’s client for allegedly asserting multiple misrepresentations during a prior litigation to enforce the terms of a note allegedly arising from […]

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07/19/2021

FKB’s ANDREW R. JONES AND AARON M. BARHAM OBTAIN DISMISSAL OF LEGAL MALPRACTICE LAWSUIT ARISING FROM UNDERLYING OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT (OPMC) PROCEEDING

FKB’s Andrew R. Jones and Aaron M. Barham recently obtained dismissal of a legal malpractice lawsuit on behalf a prominent and well respected medical malpractice defense attorney.  The underlying representation arose from FKB’s client’s representation of an orthopedic surgeon in a New York Department of Health Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC) investigation in which the surgeon consented […]

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06/22/2021

FKB’S RACHEL AGHASSI AND ANDREW JONES DISCUSS CYBER SCAMS AFFECTING ATTORNEYS WITH JENNA GREENE AT REUTERS LEGAL

According to Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP partners Rachel Aghassi and Andrew Jones, who focus on professional liability and legal malpractice defense, lawyers often encounter successful solicitations that are usually quite sophisticated. Aghassi says there is one simple thing lawyers can do to protect themselves: wait at least three weeks – and even as long as six weeks, for […]

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06/6/2021

FKB’s ANDREW R. JONES AND SALVATORE LAPETINA OBTAIN PRE-ANSWER DISMISSAL OF LEGAL MALPRACTICE LAWSUIT

FKB’s Andrew R. Jones and Salvatore Lapetina obtained a pre-answer dismissal of a legal malpractice lawsuit filed in the Supreme Court, Queens County, by a former client who alleged FKB’s client, an experienced attorney, failed to commence an action for assault and battery within the applicable statute of limitations period. In its CPLR 3211(a)(1) and (a)(7) motion to dismiss, […]

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06/3/2021

FKB’s ANDREW R. JONES, AARON M. BARHAM AND NICOLE PALERMO OBTAIN PRE-ANSWER DISMISSAL OF LEGAL MALPRACTICE LAWSUIT ARISING FROM AN EASEMENT DISPUTE

FKB’s Andrew R. Jones, Aaron M. Barham and Nicole Palermo obtained a pre-answer dismissal of a legal malpractice lawsuit filed in the New York Supreme Court, Queens County arising from a property easement dispute. The Plaintiff’s allegations involved two different representations – first, where FKB’s client represented Plaintiff for a commercial property transaction, and second, […]

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06/3/2021

FKB’S ANDREW JONES, COREY COHEN AND NICOLE PALERMO HAVE ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THE NEW YORK LAW JOURNAL

FKB’s Andrew Jones, Corey Cohen and Nicole Palermo authored an article that was published in the May 21, 2021 special edition of the New York Law Journal, entitled “The 30-Day Rule for Insurer Coverage Disclaimers Still Stands.”  The article details the timing challenges that insurers face and provides practical tips on how to solve common problems such […]

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05/24/2021

FKB’S TRACY S. KATZ OBTAINS SUMMARY JUDGMENT DISMISSING A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASE AGAINST A RADIOLOGY FACILITY

FKB’s Tracy S. Katz obtained summary judgment on behalf of FKB’s client, a radiology facility, based on the argument that the facility did not owe the patient a duty of care as no physician-patient relationship was established. The case involved the alleged failure to timely diagnose and treat an ischemic condition of the plaintiff’s right […]

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04/26/2021

FKB’S TRACY S. KATZ OBTAINS A DISCONTINUANCE OF A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACTION UPON SERVICE OF A MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT

The case involved allegations that  FKB’s client, a radiologist, failed to diagnose a vesicovaginal fistula (an abnormal hole between the bladder and vagina) on a CT scan.  The patient was subsequently diagnosed with a fistula found on a CT scan approximately 5 weeks later, and required surgical repair.  As a result of the alleged delay […]

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04/15/2021

FKB’S ANDREW JONES AND DAVID FURMAN CONTRIBUTED TO THE PLDF APPELLATE REFERENCE GUIDE

The 2021 PLDF Appellate Reference Guide provides a general overview of the timeline and rules for filing an appeal in each of the 50 states. FKB’s Andrew Jones and David Furman penned an overview of New York State’s appeal process and timeline.  Click here to see the PLDF Appellate Reference Guide, page 16 for New […]

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04/15/2021

FKB’S ANDREW S. KOWLOWITZ, SHARI SCKOLNICK AND DAVID FURMAN DISMISS PLAINTIFF’S COMPLAINT BY WAY OF CPLR § 3211 PRE-ANSWER MOTION TO DISMISS

FKB’s Andrew S. Kowlowitz, Shari Sckolnick and David Furman were successful in obtaining a dismissal of a legal malpractice lawsuit filed in Supreme Court County of Rockland, stemming from the representation of Plaintiff in his divorce action with his former spouse. The Court dismissed the Complaint with respect to the legal malpractice cause of action […]

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