Category Archives: Trial & Appellate Practice

Civil Rico: Trial Victory

We succeeded in getting all fraud and racketeering charges dismissed against an international franchisor and its CEO. The case was litigated for a number of years during which Plaintiffs pursued Civil RICO (racketeering) and fraud claims against the franchisor. The allegations involved the franchisor’s sales practices used in persuading individuals […]

Spoliation Of Evidence: Fraud Case Dismissed

We successfully represented the Defendant, who is an attorney and accountant, in the litigation, at the trial, and on the appeal, in a fraud and breach of fiduciary duty case. A former business associate pursued years of litigation against our client, claiming that he mismanaged the company and committed fraud […]

Insurance Trial Regarding Undercover Sting Operation: $1 Million Verdict For Plaintiff

Our client had been a successful licensed hypnotherapist for many years. He developed and was diagnosed as suffering from severe depression and other mental disorders. He applied for benefits under his long-term disability policy (own occupation – a critical legal distinction) and received disability benefits for seven years. While on […]

Insurance Trial: Verdict Obtained After Appeal

After an extended legal battle and Insurance Trial, we obtained an important ruling from a New York appeals court against disability insurer First Unum. The client kept the faith over the years and has now obtained true justice after years of bad faith litigation by First Unum. First Unum stopped […]

Property Damage Liability Litigation: Success On Damages Trial & Appeal

We recovered a substantial sum for a commercial tenant from its negligent landlord who caused complete destruction of our client’s business inventory in a retail store. We vigorously pursued and obtained a default judgment against a commercial landlord for extensive property damage to our client’s business premises. Since the client’s […]