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March 21, 2012
In a contested arbitration proceeding before JAMS, obtained a substantial commission recovery on behalf of a talent placement agency seeking compensation from a well-known news anchor who had been placed with, and had renewed her contract with, a news network.
October 21, 2011
Represented multinational banking institution against claims of breach of contract, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, usury, deceptive business practices under New York's General Business Law, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and for a declaratory judgment and successfully had all claims dismissed pursuant to a motion to dismiss filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Anthony Galano, III, a senior litigation counsel of the firm, argued the case before Judge Sidney H. Stein.
August 16, 2011
The Firm's litigators recently achieved the dismissal of a tortious interference with contract claim against a major financial institution which had provided financing for a real estate development in Seattle, Washington. The Court ruling was decisive since also denying plaintiff's motion to replead against our client.
March 21, 2011
The firm's litigators recently challenged an insurance carrier's disclaimer of claims filed by the Conservator of his disabled wife totaling nearly a quarter million dollars and, after commencing a proceeding before the American Arbitration Association, obtained a settlement resulting in the insurance carrier paying 100% of the claims and almost all of the client's legal fees.
March 4, 2011
Richard Kaye, one of the firm's litigation partners, recently participated, at the invitation of the Young Lawyers Section of the American Bar Association, as a volunteer Justice for a Regional National Appellate Advocacy Competition held in the U.S. District Courthouse for the Eastern District of New York involving the best law school student appellate moot court teams.
February 22, 2011
Richard Kaye, one of the firm's litigation partners, was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of Arts & Minds, Inc., a newly formed not-for-profit organization involved in the delivery of art related programming for patients suffering from dementia and Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers.
January 19, 2011
On an appeal to the Workers' Compensation Board of New York State on behalf of a dental practice, achieved a reduction of statutory penalties from $151,000 to just $3,000 for violations based on lack of procuring and maintaining mandatory coverage.
December 16, 2010
On behalf of a group of investors, prevailed in obtaining summary judgment against the guarantor of promissory notes entitling our clients to judgment in the amount of over $430,000, inclusive of pre-judgment interest.
December 6, 2010
After a lengthy arbitration hearing before the American Arbitration Association, obtained an award in favor of a senior executive and major shareholder whose employment had been summarily terminated by the respondent company, including substantial severance pay, fair market value for his equity interest, reimbursement for a personal loan to the company and other compensation amounting to over $210,000, and, in doing so, defeated the company’s counterclaims seeking nearly $380,000 from the terminated executive.
November 24, 2010
On behalf of one of its commercial clients, the firm's litigators recently obtained a six figure judgment against a defendant which had breached the payment terms of a settlement agreement and, by promptly commencing judgment enforcement steps, obtained immediate payment in full of the remaining settlement balance due the client.