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Abrams, Gorelick, Friedman & Jacobson Announces Partner Promotion and Two New Associates

February 26, 2020

Abrams, Gorelick, Friedman & Jacobson, LLP is pleased to announce that Dennis Monaco has become a partner, and that Martha Nimmer and Jessica Rabkin have joined the firm as associates. “We are pleased to recognize the many contributions Dennis Monaco has made to the firm and our clients,” said Michael Gorelick, a founding member of…

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Court of Appeals rules on timeliness of objection to CPLR 3101(d) expert disclosure

February 26, 2020

By Leonard G. Kamlet, Esq. and Thomas R. Maeglin, Esq. The expert disclosure rules set forth in CPLR 3101(d) have long been an area of confusion and disagreement. Over the past several years the lack of complete clarity of this most important practice rule has spawned a spate of cases concerning the timing of disclosure.…

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Physical limitations and their duration unsupported by objective proof; defendant driver entitled to summary judgment on serious injury threshold

February 26, 2020

Sook Hee Park v. Young O. Park and Michael Papadakis, Index No. 310492/2009 (Sup. Ct. Bronx Cty., May 21, 2013) Click on this link to view additional information in pdf format The Honorable Ben R. Barbato issued a Decision and Order granting summary judgment dismissing the Summons and Complaint of the plaintiff on the grounds…

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Abrams Gorelick team continues streak in defeating “serious injury” claims in Bronx auto cases

February 26, 2020

Ross v. Arroyo, Supreme Court, Bronx County, Index No. 309161/2010 A Decision and Order of the Honorable Justice Ben A. Barbato extended a string of successes for Abrams Gorelick Partner Irwin Miller and Associate Dennis Monaco, in cases involving claims of “serious injury” resulting from auto accidents. The Court granted summary judgment holding that the…

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No waiver of privilege over appraiser’s report; Appellate Division reverses Order compelling disclosure

February 26, 2020

915 2nd Pub Inc. d/b/a Thady Con’s Bar & Restaurant, et al. v. QBE Insurance Corporation, 2013 NY Slip Op 04748 (1st Dep’t 2013) A single notation in a claim file that an expert’s report was sent to plaintiffs’ prior counsel is insufficient to show waiver of privilege over an appraisal report prepared by an…

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Defendant/Third-party Plaintiff’s default deemed admission of negligence fatal to third-party claim

February 26, 2020

Augustin Paez v. 1610 Saint Nicholas Avenue, L.P. et al., Supreme Court, New York County, Index No. 117172/2009 (April 16, 2013) A New York County Justice has dismissed a Third-party claim for contractual indemnification where the Defendant/Third-party Plaintiff’s default established that it had been negligent. In a bodily injury case resulting from a slip and…

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Gorelick attends LEA Annual Meeting

February 26, 2020

Abrams Gorelick partner Michael E. Gorelick attended the 86th Annual Meeting and Mid-Winter Educational Conference of the Loss Executives Association, held in Tampa, Florida. Gorelick said, “I always look forward to the LEA annual meeting where leaders in the field meet and exchange views about whatever is on the cutting edge in the investigation and…

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Negligent disposal of video evidence not sufficient to warrant striking of defendant’s answer; Appellate Division modifies with adverse inference charge

February 26, 2020

Peters v Hernandez, 142 AD3d 980, 2016 NY Slip Op 05983 (2nd Dep’t 2016) An interesting decision from a state appellate court sets limits under the spoliation doctrine regarding the appropriate sanction for losing video evidence. Something more than negligence is needed for a court to strike a pleading when the moving party has not…

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James M. Brown, Esq.

February 26, 2020

We are pleased to announce that James M. Brown, Esq., has joined Abrams Gorelick. Mr. Brown joins the Construction Law, General Liability, and Products Liability groups. Mr. Brown has extensive experience in the construction law field, focusing on the application of New York’s Labor Law as it applies to owners, general contractors, construction managers, and…

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Apportionment of Loss clause questions certified to New York Court of Appeals

February 26, 2020

Quaker Hills v. Pacific Indemnity, 11-3670 (2nd Cir. Aug. 29, 2013) In a case with potentially far-reaching implications relating to the right to limit property insurance coverage, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has certified three questions to the New York Court of Appeals. The case involves a total loss by…

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