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Wrongful Death

Doug Perry
In May of 2017, Doug Perry obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a Hospital and their employed Psychiatrist who it is alleged prematurely discharged a psychiatric patient who, following discharge, murdered his wife and committed suicide thereby leaving infant children. The...
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Premises Liability

Jeffrey Van Etten & Elizabeth G. Kastner
Appellate Division, First Department unanimously affirmed (April 4, 2017) lower court decision, Jeffrey Van Etten & Elizabeth Kastner on the law, which granted summary judgment to premises owner of a mixed use building, in a well reported wrongful death case. The plaintiff-decedent...
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Wrongful Death

Doug Perry
In May of 2016, Doug Perry obtained a defense verdict in Queens County, New York on behalf of his clients, a large tertiary care facility and general surgeon in a case involving a claim by the Estate of a patient who it...
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Premises Liability/Negligent Security

Jeffrey Van Etten
Appellate Division, Second Department unanimously reversed lower court, Jeffrey Van Etten & Elizabeth Kastner on the law, which denied summary judgment to the owner of an industrial complex whose tenant’s facilities were robbed, resulting in excess of seven figures of damages. On...
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Insurance Coverage

Leonard Porcelli
The Appellate Division, Second Department reversed the lower court decision denying summary judgment to our client, a managing general agent. The Appellate Division determined that the managing general agent owed no duty whatsoever to the policyholder notwithstanding the claim that the managing...
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