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04/15/2021

FKB’S RACHEL AGHASSI AND CHRISTOPHER D. SKOCZEN OBTAIN A PRE-ANSWER DISMISSAL OF DEFAMATION ACTION AGAINST ATTORNEY

FKB’s Rachel Aghassi and Christopher D. Skoczen obtained a pre-answer dismissal of a defamation action in Supreme Court, New York County brought against FKB’s client, an attorney who made comments to the New York Post regarding a pending action involving his client in U.S. District Court. In its successful pre-answer motion to dismiss, FKB argued […]

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04/1/2021

FKB’S ANDREW JONES, DAVID FURMAN AND NICOLE PALERMO RECENTLY CONTRIBUTED TO THE PLDF’S 2020 SURVEY OF LAW

FKB’s Andrew Jones, David Furman and Nicole Palermo recently contributed to the Professional Liability Defense Federation (PLDF) 2020/2021 Survey of Law. Click here for the survey. PLDF is a not-for-profit organization designed to bring together attorneys, claims professionals and risk management specialists to share expertise and information helpful to the successful defense of professional liability […]

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03/24/2021

FKB’s A. MICHAEL FURMAN AND AARON M. BARHAM OBTAIN PRE-ANSWER DISMISSAL OF LEGAL MALPRACTICE LAWSUIT ON BEHALF OF PROMINENT CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY

FKB’s A. Michael Furman and Aaron M. Barham obtained a pre-answer dismissal of a legal malpractice lawsuit filed in the Southern District of New York by a former dermatology physician’s assistant who pled guilty to perjury and sexual misconduct offenses against two former patients.  The plaintiff alleged that FKB’s client, a prominent criminal defense attorney, provided incorrect advice about […]

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03/23/2021

FKB’S ANDREW JONES AND DANIEL BUTLER HAVE ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN THE PROFESSIONAL LIABILITY DEFENSE FEDERATION QUARTERLY

FKB’s Andrew Jones and Daniel Butler have authored an article that has been included in the Professional Liability Defense Federation’s Quarterly Publication, titled “Don’t Answer That” – Impermissible Tactics by Adverse Counsel During a Remote Deposition (and How to Respond).”  The article details depositions in the ZOOM era, and provides tips on how to solve […]

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03/15/2021

FKB’S MIKE FURMAN AND RACHEL AGHASSI ARE FEATURED SPEAKERS AT THE NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION’S LEGAL MALPRACTICE 2021 CLE

FKB’s Mike Furman served as overall planning chair for the New York State Bar Association’s Statewide Legal Malpractice 2021 CLE. This bi-annual CLE program is designed to educate attorneys on how to prosecute and/or defend a legal malpractice action. In addition, this program educates attorneys about their legal malpractice exposures, what they should do in the […]

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03/12/2021

FKB’S NEIL KORNFELD WAS AN INVITED SPEAKER AT THE NEW YORK COLLEGE OF PODIATRIC MEDICINE

FKB’s Neil Kornfeld presented a lecture and Q & A to The New York College of Podiatric Medicine on theories of podiatric malpractice and risk management issues. 

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03/12/2021

FKB’S TRACY S. KATZ AND DESIREE JAMASBI OBTAIN A DISCONTINUANCE OF A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ACTION UPON SERVICE OF A MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT

The case involved claims that defendants negligently treated a then 35 year old man for his ulcerative colitis with a high dose of Prednisone, thereby causing him to develop Fournier’s Gangrene (generally defined as gangrene/necrotic tissue to the penis, groin and scrotum in men).  Plaintiff required numerous subsequent hospitalizations and surgeries and ultimately underwent an […]

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03/12/2021

FKB’S ANDREW TOBMAN WINS SUMMARY JUDGMENT

FKB’s Andrew Tobman was successful in obtaining a dismissal with prejudice as to three physicians named as third-party defendants in a bed-sore action.  Hon. Bernard J. Graham authored a 12-page Decision and Order adopting many of the arguments made by Andrew in his moving papers.  The Court determined and accepted as credible, without an issue […]

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03/5/2021

FKB’s Andrew Jones has Insurance/Risk Management Article Published by Prominent Professional Liability Insurance Broker

FKB’s Andrew Jones wrote an article for a prominent professional liability insurance broker regarding claim notification and claim handling procedures entitled: How do I handle a Claim or Potential Claim against me? Top 5 Things to Consider.  The articlecites to New York law, but the principles apply across all states. The full published article can […]

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03/4/2021

FKB’S ANDREW R. JONES AND SHARI D. SCKOLNICK MOTION TO DISMISS GRANTED IN ITS ENTIRETY

On February 8, 2021, Hon. Robert A. Onofry, J.S.C.  granted FKB’s motion to dismiss and dismissed the case in its entirety.  In a 34-page Decision, the Court adopted all of our arguments, and the co-defendants’, and rightly granted dismissal.  Key to the finding was plaintiff’s continued inability so demonstrate anything inauthentic about the underlying Town of […]

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