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2020 Toy Drive for Jersey Cares Frosty’s Friends

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toys December 22, 2020 Alexander Fisher, a partner in our New Jersey office, spearheaded a toy drive this year for Jersey Cares Frosty's Friends program, which provides holiday gifts for needy children in New Jersey. Thanks to the generous contributions and involvement of so many of our attorneys and staff, our team provided gifts for over 50 children this year. As always, we are grateful to be able to give back to our community during this holiday season. Wishing Happy Holidays to all!
Alex Fisher, Alexander D. Fisher, charity, winter wishes

CLM CONSTRUCTION CONFERENCE IN DALLAS, TX

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Partners Ken Bloom and Jeff Miragliotta will be speaking at CLM's Annual Construction Conference in Dallas this March.  The CLM Construction Conference covers all aspects of insurance, risk, and claims management related to the construction industry.  Ken and Jeff will be presenting on legal developments in the construction defect arena.  The link to the event can be found here: http://bit.ly/2Nyi1oW

If you are in Dallas at the conference, please say hello to Jeff and Ken!




#CLM2020, CLM, construction defect, insurance

Immigration Support Affidavit: a Trap for the Matrimonial Practitioner

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Partner Stuart F. Gartner and Associate Kaela A. Mahon published an article today in the New York Law Journal addressing the conflict that arises when a matrimonial agreement or judgment conflicts with support obligations contained in an immigration 'sponsor' affidavit.  The article is published at https://www.law.com/newyorklawjournal/2020/01/02/affidavit-of-support-trumps-a-judgment-of-divorce/

                                                                             1/2/2020
Kaela Mahon, maintenance, matrimonial, Stuart Gartner, support

Dismissal of Snow and Ice Case in Bronx County

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Anne Armstrong recently obtained a dismissal of a plaintiff's complaint in the Bronx by way of a summary judgment motion that she orally argued.  The plaintiff, Theresa Berrios, had sued the Firm's client - a general contractor - for injuries arising out a slip and fall on ice that had formed on a sidewalk around where the client had done construction work.  After oral argument, Justice Mitchell J. Danziger dismissed the complaint.  The decision is Theresa Berrios v. City of New York, index number 304746/2014, Supreme Court, Bronx County.
     
                                                                      9/19/19

Anne Armstrong, bodily injury, Bronx, Gartner + Bloom, general contractors, negligence, personal injury, slip and fall, summary judgment

G + B Trial Victory Protecting New York City Co-op

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Attorneys Arthur Xanthos and William Brophy recently obtained a stunning victory on behalf of an Upper East Side co-op, that had been sued by shareholder-tenants seeking seven figures in damages due to leaks into their apartment over a span of nine years.  Specifically, the shareholder-tenants sought money for a maintenance abatement, diminution in value to the apartment, property damage, and punitive damages.  The complaint sought more than $1 million, and the settlement demand at trial was $250,000.  After trial, however, the only damages awarded amounted to a little more than $16,000.       
                                                                     9/10/19
Arthur Xanthos, Business Judgment Rule, co-ops and condo, Gartner + Bloom, Insurance Defense, litigation, William Brophy