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Mom gets $125K after her kid falls wearing Gap sneakers This was a case of slip and fall into The Gap. A Brooklyn mom scored a $125,000 payout from the clothing giant after her toddler took a nasty tumble while wearing a pair of Gap sneakers that she says started coming apart at the seams, court papers reveal. Gap Metallic Logo Trainers in Night […]

List of home price after Hurricane Sandy was impossible:

A.R., Plaintiff v. G.R., Defendant XXXXXX/09 Referee Marie F. McCormack, Esq. Decided: May 3, 2016 ATTORNEYS Counsel for the Plaintiff: Joseph A. Brancato, Jr., Esq. Counsel for the Defendant: Keith H. Richman, Esq. DECISION AND ORDER AFTER HEARING PROCEDURAL HISTORY *1 Before the Court is a post-judgment hearing. The plaintiff/former wife (“plaintiff”) filed an order […]

Interesting article which goes to show that you can’t have just ANY attorney handle your case, even if it’s pro bono:

Lawsuit Over Divorce Case Proceeds Against Phillips Nizer Christine Simmons 05/17/2016 A Manhattan judge has refused to dismiss a legal malpractice suit against Phillips Nizer that alleges the firm failed to share information provided to an inexperienced attorney in a divorce case that would have altered litigation strategy. Acting Supreme Court Justice Nancy Bannon said […]

Abusive Husband’s Award Found ‘Clearly Inappropriate’ Mark Hamblett 03/28/2016 Intimate partner violence should have prevented a judge from awarding a man more than $283,000 in fees and costs in an international child custody dispute, a federal appeals court said Friday. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit vacated the award under The International Child Abduction Remedies Act (ICARA) […]

B.K. v. H.I. – a recent trial which I won to vacate child support and dismiss the wife’s petition for a violation of child support payments.

Case Conclusion Date: 01.07.2016 Practice Area: Child Support Outcome: After nearly a year of conferences and document discovery, my firm was able to dismiss the petitioner’s violation petition and it was held that wife did not meet her burden of proof regarding child support arrears. As such, her case was dismissed Description: In this action […]

G.M. v. M.M. (NY Sup. Ct. Westchester County, Dec. 17, 2015)

In this action for divorce, the Supreme Court of the County of Westchester concluded that the husband dissipated marital assets by supporting a second family using income received by his spouse.  Specifically, in stated in dicta: “In determining an equitable disposition of property the court must consider, inter alia,the wasteful dissipation of assets by either […]

MG v. RG, Index No.: 55110/11 (Kings County) (Adams, Rachel Hon.)

Background Plaintiff commenced the above action for divorce with the filing of the summons with [*2]notice on September 2, 2011. Defendant appeared in the action and filed an answer on February 14, 2012. As of the date of commencement of the action, there were no unemancipated children of the parties and by stipulation of settlement […]

Sanctions Ordered for Plaintiff, Counsel in Suit Against City

New York Law Journal December 16, 2015   A federal judge has taken the rare step of ordering a plaintiff and his lawyer to pay some of New York City’s costs for defending a meritless civil rights lawsuit. Southern District Judge Shira Scheindlin said Patricio Jimenez brought a “galling” lawsuit for false arrest against […]

New York City Asbestos Litigation Presiding Judge Rules Manufacturer Should Have Reasonably Anticipated Asbestos Litigation 10 Years Before First Lawsuit

On November 5, 2015, Judge Peter H. Moulton, presiding judge over the New York City Asbestos Litigation (NYCAL), ruled in Warren v. AmChem Products, et al., 190281/2014, that J-M Manufacturing Company, Inc., was subject to spoliation sanctions for the destruction of corporate documents in two separate incidents. The judge imposed the sanction that the plaintiff […]

AG v. LG

A.G. v L.G. 2015 NY Slip Op 51310(U) Decided on August 24, 2015 Supreme Court, Essex County Muller, J. Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431. This opinion is uncorrected and will not be published in the printed Official Reports. Decided on August 24, 2015 Supreme Court, Essex […]