FKB successfully obtained the First Department’s reversal of a New York County Supreme Court decision denying our pre-answer motion to dismiss. Plaintiff was the former co-CEO of Majestic Capital, Ltd. f/k/a CRM Holdings, Ltd. (“Majestic”), a public company traded on the NASDAQ exchange which managed a group of self-insured workers’ compensation funds. In March 2009, […]
Andrew R. Jones is speaking at the upcoming NYSBA CLE Program on Risk Management and Protecting Your Law Practice. This full-day program, presented by seasoned insurance law practitioners, will provide practical tips to help improve your practice and lessen the possibility of a malpractice claim or grievance. The program includes an overview of the New York Rules […]
FKB successfully obtained CPLR § 3212 summary judgment dismissal in the Supreme Court, New York County of a legal malpractice counterclaim asserted in response to an action initiated by FKB’s client to recover outstanding legal fees. In this matter, FKB’s client was retained by the defendant in 2005 to increase his long-term disability benefits as […]
On October 18, 2017, New York’s Appellate Division, Second Department, affirmed the trial court’s decision granting FKB’s motion for directed verdict. See Verdi v. Jacoby & Meyers, 2017 N.Y.Slip Op. 07294 (2d Dept. October 18, 2017). The Appellate Division also affirmed the trial court’s denial of the plaintiff’s belated post-trial motion seeking to vacate. The legal malpractice […]
FKB successfully obtained a pre-answer dismissal on a Rule 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss from United States District Judge Vernon S. Broderick in the United States District Court of the Southern District of New York. In this matter, FKB’s client was retained to prepare an irrevocable survivors’ trust for a married couple with one asset, a […]
FKB’s Patrick J. Brennan gave a presentation to a Pediatric Department Grand Rounds at Richmond University Medical Center on The Stark Law prohibition against physician self-referral, financial conflicts of interest and federal anti-kickback statutes.
FKB’s A. Michael Furman completed the Velocity Ride on October 7, 2017, Columbia University Medical Center’s cycling fundraiser for the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center of Columbia University (HICCC). The Velocity Ride raises funding that will benefit the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center’s almost 650 clinical trials and studies, which include studies of 140 new cancer therapies […]
FKB prevailed in a pre-answer motion to dismiss pending before Justice Suarez in Supreme Court, Bronx County. FKB’s Attorney Client represented three business partners in a dissolution proceeding against the plaintiff seeking a valuation and surcharge against plaintiff’s business shares. During the representation, FKB’s Client submitted codefendant’s affidavit to aver of plaintiff’s improper management of […]
FKB successfully obtained a pre-answer dismissal on a motion to dismiss from Justice Arlene Bluth in Supreme Court, New York County. In this matter, FKB’s client represented plaintiff as the buyer of several units in a luxury hotel development located in Toronto, Ontario. After the purchase agreements were executed but before closing, plaintiff terminated his […]
FKB’s Andrew Jones and Ashley Glazewski recently contributed to the Professional Liability Defense Federation (PLDF) 2016/2017 Lawyers Professional Liability Claims Committees’ nationwide analysis of privity laws. Click here for the survey. Andrew Jones was elected to the PLDF Board of Directors in 2016. PLDF is a not-for-profit organization designed to bring together attorneys, claims professionals and risk […]
FKB’s Andrew R. Jones and Corey M. Cohen contributed to Innovative Insurance Coverage with an article in the July 2017 edition of Insurance Focus titled Expert Disclosure Trends: Comply Early and Often or Have Your Expert Precluded! If you have any questions about this article, or the defense of attorneys in general, please contact Andrew R. Jones or Corey M. Cohen.
FKB’s Izabell Lemkhen prevailed in a pre-discovery motion to dismiss claims for legal malpractice, breach of fiduciary duty, and common law indemnity asserted against a law firm and its partner arising out of legal representation provided to a film production company with respect to various corporate matters. FKB represented a reputable law firm and one […]
FKB obtained a favorable ruling from the Appellate Division, First Department affirming the dismissal of fourteen (14) counterclaims pursuant to CPLR 3211 (a)(7). FKB’s client is a solo practitioner with decades of experience in complex commercial litigation who successfully obtained a judgment in excess of $1M for his former clients, who ultimately refused to pay their […]
FKB’s Jennifer Y. Gutterman wins summary judgment in a medical malpractice action involving claims of improper performance of a supraclavicular peripheral nerve block allegedly resulting in nerve dysfunction, denervation of muscles, claw deformity, loss of use of hand, neurologic deficits of the upper extremity, wasting and weakness of hand muscles, allodynia and hypoalgesia. FKB represented […]
On Thursday, May 18, 2017, FKB’s Andrew Jones will be a featured panelist at the International Association of Defense Counsel Professional Liability Roundtable session entitled: “Socially Unacceptable: Malpractice Exposure and Ethical Concerns with Lawyers’ Misuse of Social Media.“ Andrew will discuss the cutting-edge topic of lawyers’ use of social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, and how […]
Andrew R. Jones is speaking at the upcoming NYSBA Trending Topics Affecting Insurance Coverage Program on Professional Liability Errors & Omissions (E&O) Insurance. This full-day program, presented by seasoned insurance law practitioners, will explore a number of complex substantive and procedural issues in the insurance coverage area. For more information and to sign up please click here.
FKB obtained a unanimous ruling from the Appellate Division, Second Department, affirming the dismissal of a medical malpractice case against a physician assistant for alleged failure to diagnose and treat a 48 year-old male plaintiff for endocarditis. Plaintiff claimed the alleged misdiagnosis resulted in treatment with antibiotics, a heart murmur, brain calcifications, transient global amnesia, and […]
FKB’s Andrew R. Jones and Stefanie A. Singer contributed once again to Innovative Insurance Coverage with an article in the April 2017 edition of Insurance Focus titled Defamation Claims Arising Out of the Attorney-Client Relationship and Internet Reviews. If you have any questions about this article, or the defense of attorneys in general, please contact Andrew R. […]
Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP is proud to announce that Mike Furman, Neil Kornfeld and Patrick J. Brennan have been selected as 2017 New York Metro Area “Super Lawyers.” Furman Kornfeld & Brennan LLP is also proud to announce that seven FKB associates, Rachel Aghassi, Izabell Lemkhen, Florence Lishansky, Benjamin Oxenburg, Shari Sckolnick, Stefanie Singer and Lauren Simon have been named as […]