January 10, 2019
Jessica Erickson

Jessica Erickson Wins Summary Judgment and Dismissal of Plaintiff’s Complaint

On January 4, 2019, Jessica Erickson obtained summary judgment and dismissal of plaintiff’s complaint in the matter of Hayward v. Zoria Housing, LLC, et ano., Index […]
December 26, 2018
William C. Lawlor

New Partner Announcement – William C. Lawlor

The firm is excited to announce that William C. Lawlor is now a partner at Hannum Feretic Prendergast & Merlino, LLC.  We are very proud of […]
December 7, 2018
Jason Stewart

Jason Stewart Prevails On Appeal In First Department In Premises Liability Case

On December 4, 2018, Jason Stewart obtained a unanimously affirmed decision from the Appellate Division, First Department upholding the trial Court’s decision which granted summary judgment […]
November 6, 2018
Erol B. Gurcan, Associate at HFPM, LLP

Erol Gurcan Wins Summary Judgment On Serious Injury Threshold

On November 1, 2018, Erol Gurcan successfully obtained summary judgment and dismissal of plaintiff’s claims pursuant to New York Insurance Law Section 5102(d) in the matter […]
July 20, 2018
Jon Pisiewski

Jon Pisiewski Wins Reversal And Dismissal Of Plaintiff’s Case In Second Department

On July 18, 2018, Jon Pisiewski obtained a reversal of the trial Court’s decision and dismissal of the plaintiff’s complaint against our client from the Appellate […]
June 27, 2018
Steven Dyki

Steven Dyki Prevails On Summary Judgment Motions In Kings County Labor Law Case

On June 7, 2018, Steven Dyki successfully obtained dismissal of the plaintiff’s claims for negligence and violations of Labor Law sections 200 and 240(1) in Cruz […]
June 26, 2018
William C. Lawlor

William Lawlor Wins Summary Judgment Dismissing Labor Law Case In Kings County

On May 24, 2018, William Lawlor won summary judgment dismissing the plaintiffs’ complaint in Wloch v. JDT Realty Enterprises, Index No. 511922/2014 (Sup. Ct., Kings County). […]
May 8, 2014

Premises Owner Entitled To CPLR Article 16 Protection Despite Non-Delegable Duty

By Jessica M. Erickson

The owner of real property in New York has a non-delegable duty to maintain the premises in a reasonably safe condition. Although it would appear that a non-delegable duty is an exception to the apportionment of CPLR Article 16, §1602(2)(iv) is actually a “savings provision” that allows a premises owner found less than 51% liable to apportion the liability with responsible tortfeasors.
May 6, 2014

New York Court of Appeals Rules on the Interplay Between Worker’s Compensation Law §29(6) and Vehicle and Traffic Law §338

By Lindsey S. Lamonica

This matter was referred to the New York State Court of Appeals by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit for a decision concerning the relationship between the Workers’ Compensation Law and the Vehicle and Traffic Law, when a plaintiff is injured in an automobile accident and one of the tortfeasors is a co-worker otherwise protected from liability under the Workers’ Compensation Law.