$850,000.00 settlement against a WISE (World Institute of Scientology Enterprises) affiliate in an action filed with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging religious discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
Robert “Preppie Killer” Chambers contempt case. Represented Jennifer Levin’s estate.
Brembo, S.P.A. v T.A.W. Performance LLC, 2018 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 5755 (Sup. Ct., New York Cty. 2019) – Court grants reargument and, upon reargument, vacates that part of its prior order dismissing third party defendants. Court determined that facts may exist to exercise personal jurisdiction over these parties. Permits limited jurisdictional discovery.
Brembo, S.P.A. v T.A.W. Performance LLC, 176 A.D.3d 535 (1st Dept, 2019) – Trial Court’s denial of Brembo, S.P.A.’s motion to dismiss in multi-million dollar breach of exclusive distribution agreement affirmed by First Department. Our firm represents distributor on claims against Bremvo S.P.A. for breach of its multi-national distribution agreement.
Designer Limousine, Inc. v Authority Transp., Inc., 176 A.D.3d 670 (2d Dept, 2019) – Second Department affirms Supreme Court’s determination to deny summary judgment dismissing the fraud cause of action.
A.T.S. v. M.V.D. 2019 NYLJ LEXIS 1692 (Fam. Ct., Nassau Cty 2019) – Reported in New York Law Journal, “Decision of Interest” on March 29, 2019 – Court awards parties’ joint custody of children. Father awarded residential custody over children.
Galasso, Langione & Botter, LLP v Galasso, 176 A.D.3d 1176 (2d Dept, 2019) – Bank was not entitled to summary judgment dismissing a claim alleging negligent conduct as to a law firm’s escrow account because there were triable issues of fact as to whether the bank was negligent in knowingly permitting a non-attorney to be a signatory on a client escrow account, and whether such negligence was a proximate cause of the loss of funds deposited in the account.
Galasso, Langione & Botter, LLP v Galasso, 176 A.D.3d 1184 (2d Dept, 2019) – Summary judgment on legal malpractice claim affirmed, in part.
Matter of Golban v Zalmanov, 178 A.D.3d 1037 (2d Dept, 2019) – Appellate Division affirmed determination by Family Court, Nassau County (Singer, J) granting the father’s petition for sole legal and residential custody of the child.
Matter of T.G. v V.Z., 2019 NY Slip Op 50210(U) (Fam. Ct., Nassau Cty. January 31, 2019) -Reported in New York Law Journal, “Decision of Interest” on March 25, 2019. Sole residential and legal custody awarded to father.
JB Aviation, LLC v. R. Aviation Charter Services, 14 CV 5175 (E.D.N.Y, 2017) – Reported in New York Law Journal, “Decision of Interest” dated September 18, 2017.
Zahradnikova v. Buhl, 2017 NY Slip Op 31585(U) (NY Sup Ct., NY Cty. 2017) – Defeated motion to dismiss on an oral partnership agreement between non married couples. Only the third case reported in New York State on this topic.
Matter of Leah F. v. Efraim F., 2017 NY Slip Op 50933(U) (NY Family Ct., Kings Cty. 2017) – After an 8-day trial, family offense upheld against one of New York City’s wealthiest real estate developers. Order of Protection obtained in favor of our firm’s client.
Katt v. Markov, 121 A.D.3d 542 (1st Dept. 2014) – Successfully defended appeal by plaintiff. Appellate Division held that agreement for the purchase of plaintiff’s goods by defendant terminated the fiduciary relationship between the parties. Moreover, Appellate Division upheld release of fiduciary by sophisticated principal where evidence established that principal understood that the fiduciary was acting in his own interest and knowingly entered into release.
Troccoli v. Zarabi, 57 A.D.3d 931 (2nd Dept. 2008) -Won a reversal of trial court’s dismissal of an action against seller for his fraudulent inducement of plaintiff to enter into contract for the purchase of real estate.
Am. Nat’l Theatre & Acad. v. Am. Nat’l Theatre, Inc. 472 F. Supp.2d 487 (S.D.N.Y 2006) – Successfully defended a prominent national theater company’s use of it’s name in a complex intellectual property action brought in the Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York. I also filed the trademark for the theater company and defended its use before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Metzger v. Yuenger Woodworking Corp. et al., 33 A.D.3d 678 (2nd Dept. 2006) – Won a reversal of trial court’s dismissal in an action seeking recovery of $1,750,000.00 in damages for constructive fraudulent transfers under New York Debtor Creditor Law 273 and 273-a and actual fraud under New York Debtor and Creditor Law 276.
Merchants T & F, Inc v. Drucker, 19 A.D.3d 134 (1st Dept. 2005) Successfully argued for a dismissal of a fraudulent conveyance action against his client because of the plaintiff’s willful and contumacious refusal to comply with multiple orders of disclosure. On appeal, the trial court’s order of dismissal was affirmed by the Appellate Division, First Department.
Ghilduta v. The Trump Corporation et al., (SDNY) Defeated defendants’ motion for summary judgment in a “hybrid claim” action brought pursuant to § 301 of the Labor Management Relations Act, alleging employer’s breach of a collective bargaining agreement and a union’s breach of its duty of fair representation.
Herman v. Spitz, 2004 WL 2852659 (Civil Court, N.Y. County 2004). Reported in New York Law Journal, “Decision of Interest”, on October 29, 2004. Court held that medical evidence is not essential to finding plaintiff liable for defendant’s emotional distress, but relevant only to the extent of her damages. Plaintiff’s motion to dismiss the defendant’s counterclaim was denied.