201412.12
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FINANCE COMPANY OBTAINS DEFENSE VERDICT AND JUDGMENT ON ITS COUNTERCLAIMS

Plaintiff sued our finance company client alleging unfair business practices. At trial we were successful in obtaining a Judgment in favor of our finance company client dismissing the complaint and granting us judgment in excess of $110,000.00 on our counterclaim. We presented witnesses to testify to the numerous defaults of both the plaintiff and third-party…

201412.12
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SUMMARY JUDGMENT GRANTED IN FINANCE COMPANY’S FAVOR

In this case, plaintiff, a customer of our finance company client, was involved in an online fraud scheme with various auto salvage companies. The plaintiff agreed to utilize his credit to finance a vehicle for the salvage company, for which the salvage company was to pay the debt. The plaintiff failed to pay for the…

201412.12
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SUMMARY JUDGMENT FOR PROPERTY OWNER IN AUTO ACCIDENT CASE

This case involved a motor vehicle accident between plaintiff and co-defendant at a traffic intersection at the Roosevelt Field Mall. Plaintiff claimed that the traffic light at the intersection was not working. We moved for summary judgment. We argued that plaintiff failed to show any defect with the traffic light. We relied upon the testimony…

201412.12
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SUMMARY JUDGMENT FOR OUT OF POSSESSION LANDLORD IN TRIP AND FALL ACCIDENT

Plaintiff tripped and fell on the sidewalk adjacent to a Duane Reade store. Our client was the owner of the building that contained the Duane Reade. The court granted our summary judgment motion and dismissed plaintiff’s complaint. It was persuaded by our arguments that our client was an out of possession landlord that could not…

201412.12
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DEFENSE VERDICT FOR ROAD PAVING CONTRACTOR

Plaintiff tripped and fell stepping off a curb onto a road. He alleged that he was caused to fall due to an excessively high curb above a sewer inlet and the excessive pitch of the road at the mouth of the inlet. At trial, we established that our client paved the road where plaintiff fell…

201412.12
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Motion to Dismiss Granted in Racial Discrimination Case

Plaintiff sued our client, a large national retailer. He claimed that he was detained and handcuffed by defendant’s employees solely because he was Asian-American. Plaintiff claimed that the defendant’s employees negligently ignored his pleas to loosen or remove the handcuffs, causing nerve damage, in an effort to circumvent the one year statute of limitations for…

201412.12
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Summary Judgment Granted in Storm in Progress Case

Plaintiff sued our client, a large national retailer. He claimed he slipped and fell on snow and ice during an ongoing snow storm. Plaintiff claimed that he became a quadriplegic as a result of the fall. His medical expenses exceeded $9,000,000. We moved for summary judgment on the ground that the defendants had no duty…

201412.12
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Motion To Dismiss Granted In Arrest and Conspiracy Case

laintiff was an employee of our client, a large national retailer. He was arrested for stealing store merchandise. He sued our client and several of its employees who were involved in the arrest. We moved to dismiss the Complaint because the intentional tort causes of action were time barred and because he could not state…

201412.12
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Motion to Dismiss Granted

Plaintiff alleged that on May 20, 2008, she slipped and fell on water in the Garden Center of a large retail store, sustaining injuries to her cervical, lumbar and thoracic spine. The Supreme Court, Suffolk County, granted our Motion to Dismiss plaintiff’s Complaint on the grounds that plaintiff failed to timely serve process and the…