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Isaak Manashirov Defeats Plaintiff’s Labor Law Summary Judgment Motion In Kings County

On September 11, 2019, Isaak Manashirov successfully defended the plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment on liability for violation of Labor Law 240(1) and 241(6) in Marte v. The Brookdale Group, LLC, Index No. 521788/2017 (Sup. Ct. Kings County). The plaintiff claimed that he was injured during the course of his employment at a renovation project […]

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Denise Bush Wins Summary Judgment Dismissing Plaintiff’s Premises Liability Case In Westchester County

On October 7, 2019, Denise Bush won summary judgment dismissing the plaintiff’s complaint in Feliciano v. Spruce Spires Associates, LLC, Index No. 58594/2017 (Sup. Ct. Westchester County). The plaintiff alleged that he slipped and fell on wet cardboard while exiting a Burger King in Yonkers, New York. Ms. Bush argued that the plaintiff could not

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Steven Dyki

Steven Dyki Wins Dismissal Of Labor Law Case In Kings County Before Defendant’s Deposition

On November 20, 2019, Steven Dyki won summary judgment dismissing the plaintiff’s Labor Law case against our client in Cabrera v. 4219-15 Ave LLC, Index No. 507262/2017 (Sup. Ct. Kings County). The plaintiff claimed that he was injured during the course of his employment at the premises located at 4219 15th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York,

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Steven Dyki

Steven Dyki Prevails On Labor Law Summary Judgment Motions In Ulster County

On November 21, 2019, Steven Dyki won dismissal of the plaintiff’s claims against one of our clients, and successfully opposed summary judgment against our other client in DeGraff v. Colontonio, Index No. 17-0911 (Sup. Ct. Ulster County). The plaintiff claims that he was injured during the course of his employment when, while applying Tyvek house

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Salman Malik Wins Dismissal of Kings County Property Damage Case

After oral argument, Salman Malik won dismissal of the plaintiff’s complaint against our clients in Chaca v. 1164 Greene Ave, LLC, Index No. 507449/2015 (Supreme Court, Kings County). The plaintiff claimed that her building was damaged when it shifted and settled as a result of adjacent demolition, excavation, underpinning and construction work. During the argument

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Denise Bush Wins Appeal In Second Department Reversing Lower Court’s Decision and Dismissing Case

On May 1, 2019, Denise Bush won an appeal that reversed the lower court’s decision and granted summary judgment dismissing the plaintiff’s case in Chang v. Marmon Enterprises, 2019 WL 1926040 (2nd Dep’t 2019).   The plaintiff claimed that she tripped and fell in the parking lot of the defendant’s store.  Ms. Bush argued that the

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Ian B. Lane, Partner

Ian Lane Elected As Treasurer of the New York City Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates

On April 23, 2019, Ian Lane was elected as the Treasurer of the New York City Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA).  ABOTA is a prestigious foundation whose mission is to promote public appreciation and respect for the civil justice system and its role in upholding our societal values in democracy, to

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Sean M. Prendergast, Partner

Sean Prendergast Prevails At Trial In New York County Labor Law Case

Following a two week trial, Sean Prendergast prevailed in the damages only trial in Jarama v. 902 Liberty Avenue Housing Development Fund Corp., Index No. 403580/2010.  The plaintiff, who had already been granted judgment on his Labor Law 240(1) claims, underwent five surgeries to various body parts including a lumbar decompression surgery. The plaintiff’s medical

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Paul B. Josephs, Associate

Paul Josephs Wins Summary Judgment Dismissing Complaint In Queens County

On February 20, 2019, Paul Josephs obtained summary judgment dismissing the plaintiff’s complaint in the matter of Balgobin v. Fenner, et al., Index No. 711409/2016 (Sup. Ct., Queens County). The plaintiff claimed that she sustained injuries to shoulder, hip, and knee, as the result of a motor vehicle accident that occurred on July 3, 2016.

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