Appellate Victories

Intelligent and Innovative

  • Daimler AG v. Bauman, 521 U.S. ___ (2014) (Amicus) (No jurisdiction over foreign company based on presence of subsidiary in state for acts by other subsidiary out of state)
  • Kumho Tire Co. v. Carmichael, 526 U.S. 137, 143 L. Ed. 2d 238, 119 S. Ct. 1167 (1999) (Amicus) (Daubert factors for admissibility of expert evidence applies to engineering and other non-scientific expert opinion)
  • Gasperini v. Center for Humanities, 518 U.S. 415, 135 L. Ed. 2d 659, 116 S. Ct. 2211 (1996) (Amicus) (“Deviates materially” standard for excessiveness applies to Federal District Courts, whose rulings are reviewable by Circuit Court notwithstanding 7th Amendment)
  • Boyle v. United Techs. Corp., 487 U.S. 500, 101 L. Ed. 2d 442, 108 S. Ct. 2510 (1988) (Amicus) (“Government Contractor” defense to products liability claim)
  • East River S.S. Corp. v. Transamerica Delaval, 476 U.S. 858, 90 L. Ed. 2d 865, 106 S. Ct. 2295 (1986) (Amicus) (Unavailability of strict products liability for economic loss)
  • World-Wide Volkswagen Corp. v. Woodson, 444 U.S. 286, 62 L. Ed. 2d 490, 100 S. Ct. 559 (1980) (Setting Constitutional limits of jurisdiction over non-resident defendant)
  • In re Volkswagen and Audi Extended Warranty Litigation, ____ F.3d ____ (1st Cir. 2012) (Attorneys’ fees in Class Action improperly calculated)
  • Dinallo v. Dunav Ins. Co., ___ F.3d ___, 402 Fed. Appx. 595 (2nd Cir. 2010) (Service of suit clause in re-insurance contract effects waiver of removal right)
  • Green Party of N. Y. State v. New York State Board of Elections, 389 F.3d 411 (2nd Cir. 2004)
  • Grace v. Rosenstock, 228 F.3d 40 (2nd Cir. 2000) (Dismissal of SEA §10 - b and Rule 10b - 5 claims affirmed for failure to prove loss and transactional causation)
  • Byrne v. Madison Square Garden Corp., 189 F.3d 460 (2nd Cir. 1999)
  • Smith v. GMC, 108 F.3d 1370 (2nd Cir. 1997)
  • Troni v. Columbia Univ. Bookstore, 112 F.3d 505 (2nd Cir. 1997)(Affirming dismissal of conspiracy theory)
  • Hirschfeld v. Board of Elections, 984 F.2d 35 (2nd Cir. 1993)
  • Pentech Int'l, Inc. v. Wall Street Clearing Co., 983 F.2d 441 (2nd Cir. 1993) (Stock fraud action)
  • Goode v. Enterprise Rent A Car, 983 F.2d 1047 (2nd Cir. 1992) (Disqualification of attorney)
  • Deadwyler v. Volkswagen of America, Inc., 884 F.2d 779 (4th Cir. 1989) (Defense of products class action)
  • Gatto v. Meridian Medical Associates, Inc., 882 F.2d 840 (3rd Cir. 1989) (Statute of limitations in securities action)
  • Lac D'Amiante Du Quebec, Ltee v. American Home Assur. Co., 864 F.2d 1033 (3rd Cir. 1988) (Abstention of federal courts in insurance liquidation matters)
  • Abraham v. Volkswagen of America, Inc., 795 F.2d 238 (2nd Cir. 1986) (Defense of products class action)
  • Volkswagenwerk Aktiengesellschaft v. Beech Aircraft Corp., 751 F.2d 117 (2nd Cir. 1984) (Obtaining jurisdiction due to presence of “mere department” subsidiary)
  • Katz v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., 737 F.2d 238 (2nd Cir. 1984) (Application of borrowing statute)
  • Caiazzo v. Volkswagenwerk A. G., 647 F.2d 241 (2nd Cir. 1981) (Application of “crashworthiness” doctrine)
  • Stafford v. International Harvester Co., 668 F.2d 142 (2nd Cir. 1981) (“Accrual” of cause of action for statute of limitations purposes)
  • Matter of World Trade Center Bombing Litigation, 17 N.Y.3d 428 (2011) (DANY Amicus [D.
    Hamm]) (Conduct of Port Authority in addressing terrorism falls within governmental,
    not proprietary, function)
  • Matter of Central Mut. Ins. Co. v. Bemiss, 12 N.Y.3d 648, 884 N.Y.S.2d 222, 912 N.E.2d 54 (2009) (Amicus) (SUM carrier’s failure, after notice, to object to settlement with one tortfeasor doesn’t terminate policy notice requirements; settlement without notice with second tortfeasor vitiates SUM rights)
  • Jaramillo v. Weyerhauser Co. & Tech. Licensing Assoc., Inc., 12 N.Y.3d 181, 878 N.Y.S.2d 659, 906 N.E.2d 387(2009) (Amicus) (Irregular sales of surplus used equipment “as is” does not subject defendant to strict product liability)
  • Congregation Yetev Lev D’Satmar of Kiryas Joel, Inc. v. Congregation Yetev Lev D’Satmar, Inc., 9 N.Y.3d 297, 849 N.Y.S.2d 192, 879 N.E.2d 731 (2007) (Transfer of cemetery by one Not For Profit Corp. to another not in best interest of transferor, hence properly rejected)
  • Sung Hwan Co. Ltd. v. Rite Aid Corp., 7 N.Y.3d 78, 817 N.Y.S.2d 600, 850 N.E.2d 647 (2006) (Upon reversal, held: Korean Court had jurisdiction over defendant under CPLR 302 [a] [3] based on commission of a tort outside Korea causing injury in Korea, notwithstanding that only injury alleged was economic loss, which New York Courts would not award under tort rubric)
  • Frank v. Meadowlakes Dev. Corp., 6 N.Y.3d 687, 816 N.Y.S.2d 715, 849 N.E.2d 938 (2006) (Holding, overruling First and Fourth Departments, that CPLR Article 16 limitations apply to claims for common-law indemnification)
  • Blue Cross & Blue Shield of N.J., Inc. v. Phillip Morris USA, Inc., 3 N.Y.3d 200, 785 N.Y.S.2d 399, 818 N.E.2d 1140 (2004) (amicus) (Payer of health care costs cannot use deceptive practices act to recover for costs of services provided to subscribers allegedly injured by defendants)
  • Price by Price v. New York City Housing Auth., 92 N.Y.2d 553, 684 N.Y.S.2d 143, 706 N.E.2d 1167 (1998) (Sustained jury verdict for defendant in case claiming insufficient security; .Sustained jury verdict for defendant in case claiming insufficient security;
    claims of error in inter alia, admitting testimony of “criminal behavior analyst” rejected.)
  • Jefferson Ins. Co. v. Travelers Indem. Co., 92 N.Y.2d 363, 681 N.Y.S.2d 208, 703 N.E.2d 1221 (1998) (Addressing coverage, excess and antisubrogation insurance issues; client’s judgment of $400,000 sustained)
  • Weininger v. Hagedorn & Co., 91 N.Y.2d 958, 672 N.Y.S.2d 840, 695 N.E.2d 709 (1998) (Issues of proximate cause precluded directed judgment for plaintiff in Labor Law §240 action; $1.365 million judgment vacated; new trial ordered)
  • Schultz v. Harrison Radiator Div. GMC, 90 N.Y.2d 311, 660 N.Y.S.2d 685, 683 N.E.2d 307 (1997) (Modification; jury award for loss of household services vacated; court clarified 4% additur of 50-A and 50-B structured judgments)
  • Wetherill v. Eli Lilly & Co., 89 N.Y.2d 506, 655 N.Y.S.2d 862, 678 N.E.2d 474 (1997) (Amicus)(Under CPLR 214-c, statute of limitations begins to run at manifestation of injury, not knowledge of its cause)
  • Healey v. Firestone Tire & Rubber Co., 87 N.Y.2d 596, 640 N.Y.S.2d 860, 663 N.E.2d 901 (1996) (Amicus) (Clarifying proof needed to identify product manufacturer)
  • Khela v. Neiger, 85 N.Y.2d 333, 624 N.Y.S.2d 566, 648 N.E.2d 1329 (1995) (one- and two-family home exemption from Labor Law liability applies to §241-a;“site and purpose” test defined)
  • Rohring v. City of Niagara Falls, 84 N.Y.2d 60, 614 N.Y.S.2d 714, 638 N.E.2d 62 (1994) (Issues concerning CPLR Art.50B)
  • Carven Assocs. v. American Home Assurance Corp., 84 N.Y.2d 927, 620 N.Y.S.2d 812, 644 N.E.2d 1368 (1994)
  • North Star Reinsurance Corp. v. Continental Ins. Co., 82 N.Y.2d 281, 604 N.Y.S.2d 510, 624 N.E.2d 647 (1993), aff’g Valentin v. City of N.Y., 187 A.D.2d 343, 590 N.Y.S.2d 84 (1st Dep't 1992) (“Antisubrogation” rule, prohibiting insurer from surrogating against own insured, prohibits third-party action of one insured against other, even if insured under separate policies)
  • Stewart v. Volkswagen of Am., Inc., 81 N.Y.2d 203, 597 N.Y.S.2d 612, 613 N.E.2d 518 (1993) (Application of Business Corp. Law §307, service statute; inapplicability of “mere department” to defendant)
  • Gonzales v. Armac Indus., Ltd., 81 N.Y.2d 1, 595 N.Y.S.2d 360, 611 N.E.2d 261 (1993) (Amicus) (Effects of agreement between plaintiff and defendant to allow pass-through to third-party defendant)
  • Beer Garden, Inc. v. New York State Liquor Authority, 79 N.Y.2d 266, 582 N.Y.S.2d 65, 590 N.E.2d 1193 (1992) (Procedures for administrative agency hearings)
  • Bellevue South Assoc. v. HRH Constr. Corp., 78 N.Y.2d 282, 574 N.Y.S.2d 165, 579 N.E.2d 195 (1991) (Amicus) (Unavailability of strict products liability for economic loss)
  • In re Nassau Ins. Co., 161 A.D.2d 146, 554 N.Y.S.2d 551 (1st Dep't 1990), aff'd, 78 N.Y.2d 888, 573 N.Y.S.2d 447, 577 N.E.2d 1039 (1991) (Application of collateral estoppel to avoid insurance coverage)
  • Lowe v. Bennett, 122 A.D.2d 728, 511 N.Y.S.2d 603 (1st Dep't), aff'd, 69 N.Y.2d 700, 512 N.Y.S.2d 364, 504 N.E.2d 691 (1986) (No “serious injury”)
  • Citigifts, Inc. v. Pechnik, 112 A.D.2d 832, 492 N.Y.S.2d 752 (1st Dep't 1985), aff'd, 67 N.Y.2d 774, 500 N.Y.S.2d 643, 491 N.E.2d 1100 (1986) (Commercial lease issues)
  • In re Consolidated Mut. Ins. Co., 60 N.Y.2d 1, 466 N.Y.S.2d 663, 453 N.E.2d 1080 (1983) (Application of N.Y. Property/Casualty Ins. Security Fund)
  • McCarthy v. Volkswagen of America, Inc., 55 N.Y.2d 543, 450 N.Y.S.2d 457, 435 N.E.2d 1072 (1982) (Toll of statute of limitations for “insanity”)
  • In re Interstate Ins. Co., 47 N.Y.2d 909, 419 N.Y.S.2d 482, 393 N.E.2d 476 (1979) (Application of N.Y. Property/Casualty Ins. Security Fund)
  • Delagi v. Volkswagenwerk AG of Wolfsburg, 29 N.Y.2d 426, 328 N.Y.S.2d 653, 278 N.E.2d 895 (1972) (Inapplicability of “mere department” theory to obtain jurisdiction over defendant)
  • Ramsen A. v New York City Housing Auth., ___ A .D.3d ___, 2013 N Y Slip Op 08122 (1st Dep’t 12/5/13) (Defendant entitled to new IME’s long after Note of Issue where plaintiff’s experts expect to testify based on recent examinations)
  • Arocho v. New York City Housing Auth., ___ A.D.3d ___, 2013 N Y Slip Op 06536 (2nd Dep’t 10/9/13) (Summary judgment upheld for lack of notice of defective condition)
  • Batista v. City of N.Y., ___ A.D.3d ___, 2013 N Y Slip Op 05502 (1st Dep’t 7/30/13) (Upon reversal, granting summary judgment to landlord dismissing, for lack of notice, claim of defective door lock leading to rape of plaintiff by strangers)
  • Jacobson v. Croman, ___ A.D.3d ___, 2013 N Y Slip Op 04909 (1st Dep’t 6/27/13) (Further amendment of complaint authorized despite filing note of issue and purported delay, in absence of real prejudice)
  • Payson v. 50 Sutton Place S. Owners, Inc., ___ A.D.3d ___, 2013 N Y Slip Op 04437 (1st Dep’t 6/13/13) (Assigned subrogation claim dismissed)
  • LaMorte v. City of N.Y., ___ A.D.3d ___, 2013 N Y Slip Op 4109 (1st Dep’t 6/6/13) (Contractual indemnification/insurance procurement provision, including one-year completed operations coverage not, violated, where accident occurred more than one year after contractor removed from job)
  • Ortiz v. New York City Housing Auth., 105 A.D.3d 652, 963 N.Y.S.2d 656 (1st Dep’t 2013) (Dismissal of dog-bite claim against landlord affirmed; knowledge of pit bull’s presence does not prove knowledge of vicious propensity)
  • Verdejo v. New York City Housing Auth., 105 A.D.3d 450, 963 N.Y.S.2d 78 (1st Dep’t 2013) (Upon reversal, summary judgment granted dismissing claim based on injury caused by wet leaves)
  • Carobert v. Baldor Elec. Co., 102 A.D.3d 905, 958 N.Y.S.2d 611 (2nd Dep’t 2013) (Venue placed by plaintiff improper)
  • Galarza v. New York City Housing Auth., 99 A.D.3d 545, 952 N.Y.S.2d 870 (1st Dep’t 2012) (Dismissal for failure to serve a timely notice of claim upheld)
  • Dwyer v. Central Park Studios, Inc., 98 A.D.3d 882, 951 N.Y.S.2d 16 (1st Dep’t 9/18/12) (Co-op Building owners right to indemnification from unit owner affirmed)
  • Hartnett v. Chanel, Inc., 97 A.D.3d 416, 948 N.Y.S.2d 282 (1st Dep’t 2012) (Dismissal of products liability claims affirmed. Plaintiff not foreseeable misuser of product)
  • Murphy v. New York City Housing Auth., 95 A.D.3d 1086, 943 N.Y.S.2d 898 (2nd Dep’t 2012) (Summary Judgment dismissing claim for failure to prevent criminal conduct affirmed)
    Affordable Community, Inc. v. Simon, 95 A.D.3d 1047, 943 N.Y.S.2d 504 (2nd Dep’t 2012) (Upon reversal, summary judgment denied in legal malpractice action)
  • Sung Hwan Co., Ltd. v. Rite Aid Corp., 94 A.D.3d 524, 942 N.Y.S.2d 84 (1st Dep’t 2012) (Upon reversal, question of fact over whether defendant owned and controlled factory from which tainted ice cream issued precludes summary judgment)
  • Kucherovsky v. Excel Med. & Diagnostic, P.C., 93 A.D.3d 531, 940 N.Y.S.2d 594 (1st Dep’t 2012) (Reference to hear and determine resulted in Referee Order; motion at Supreme Court limited to whether reference order powers were exceeded)
  • Pfeuffer v. New York City Housing Auth., 93 A.D.3d 470, 940 N.Y.S.2d 566 (1st Dep’t 2012) (Upon reversal, complaint dismissed; defendant showed it undertook proper efforts to clean premises; there was no notice of this defective condition)
  • Cruz v. New York City Housing Auth., 95 A.D.3d 615 (1st Dep’t 2012) (Upon reversal, summary judgment granted, complaint dismissed; defendant had no notice of defect alleged to have caused accident)
  • Ruiz v. Summit Appliance Div., 92 A.D.3d 429 (1st Dep’t 2012) (Affirming Judgment on defense verdict after jury re-charged following inconsistent initial verdict)
  • Turuseta v. Wyassup-Laurel Glen Corp., 91 A.D.3d 632 (2nd Dep’t 2012) (damages reduced by $1.6 million)
  • Turuseta v. Wyassup-Laurel Glen Corp., 91 A.D.3d 635 (2nd Dep’t 2012) (Collateral source hearing properly directed, albeit after Judgment entered)
  • Matter of Yaros, 90 A.D.3d 1063 (2nd Dep’t 2011) (Question of fact on intention of decedent in creating joint account)
  • Andrews v. New York City Housing Auth., 90 A.D.3d 962 (2nd Dep’t 2011) (Plaintiff seeking renewal failed to show due diligence in earlier discovering material belatedly submitted)
  • Godfrey v. G.E. Capital Auto Lease, Inc., 89 A.D.3d 471 (1st Dep’t 2011) (Transfer of car ownership effective despite failure to change official title)
  • Robinson v. New York City Housing Auth., 89 A.D.3d 497 (1st Dep’t 2011) (Can’t amend pleading to add MDL 62 claim; new claim post limitations period)
  • Structure Tone, Inc. v. Universal Servs. Group, Ltd., 87 A.D.3d 909,  (1st Dep’t 2011) (Confirming dismissal of claims for common law contribution or indemnification for recovery of economic loss damages)
  • Smith v. New York City Housing Auth., 84 A.D.3d 669, 924 N.Y.S.2d 337 (1st Dep’t 5/26/11) (Upon reversal, summary judgment granted dismissing claim where survey conclusively showed accident was not on defendant’s property)
  • Charnota v. Ver-Tech El. Co., 83 A.D.3d 622, 922 N.Y.S.2d 46 (1st Dep’t 2011) (Verdict that defendant building manager’s negligence was not cause of accident when plaintiff fell while walking out of mis-leveled elevator upheld)
  • Taylor v. New York City Housing Auth., 83A.D.3d 929, 920 N.Y.S.2d 706 (2nd Dep’t 2011) (No appeal lies from Order directing further EBT of non-party witness)
  • Matter of Ideal Mut. Ins. Co. (Allstate Ins. Co.), 82 A.D.3d 518, 918 N.Y.S.2d 441 (1st Dep’t 2011) (Claim of reinsurer to participate in distribution of liquidated insurer’s assets properly rejected)
  • Green v. New York City Housing Auth., 81 A.D.3d 890, 917 N.Y.S.2d 313 (2nd Dep’t 2011) (Leave to amend Bill of Particulars to add new injuries denied)
  • Diaz v. 333 E. 66th St. Corp., 80 A.D.3d 652, 914 N.Y.S.2d 686 (2nd Dept. 2011) (Defendant entitled to indemnification; antisubrogation inapplicable)
  • Gurung v. Arnav Retirement Trust, 79 A.D.3d 969, 915 N.Y.S.2d 97 (2nd Dep’t 2010) (Upon reversal, plaintiff denied summary judgment under Labor Law §§240, 241, defendant granted summary judgment under Labor Law §200)
  • Slates v. New York City Housing Auth., 79 A.D.3d 435, 914 N.Y.S.2d 12 (1st Dep’t 2010)(Upon reversal, summary judgment granted in slip and fall case for lack of notice)
  • RKO Props., Ltd v. Boymelgreen, 77 A.D.3d 721, 910 N.Y.S.2d 93 (2nd Dep’t 2010) (Sanctions award sustained)
  • Ferguson v. New York City Housing Auth, 77 A.D.3d 706, 910 N.Y.S.2d 444 (2nd Dep’t 2010) (No liability of landlord where plaintiff leaned against hot riser pipe)
  • Perez v. New York City Housing Auth., 75 A.D.3d 629, 906 N.Y.S.2d 299 (2nd Dep’t 2010) (Affidavit of previously undisclosed witness cannot thwart summary judgment)
  • Sienkewicz v. 370/CPW Owners Corp., 74 A.D.3d 781, 602 N.Y.S.2d 615 (2nd Dep’t 2010) (Spoliation rejected as basis for dismissal of claims against co-defendant)
  • Rector v. City of N.Y., 74 A.D.3d 771, 901 N.Y.S.2d 536 (2nd Dep’t 2010) (Leave to amend complaint to add claim under GML 205-e properly denied as without merit)
  • Breen-Burns v. Scarsdale Woods Homeowners’ Assoc., Inc., 73 A.D.3d 661, 901 N.Y.S.2d 272 (1st Dep’t 2010), app den 15 N.Y.3d 837, 935 N.E.2d 802 (2010) (Upon reversal, jury verdict reinstated despite post-verdict affidavits from all jurors that damages awarded were intended to be per year)
  • National Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, PA. v. State Ins. Fund, 72 A.D.3d 620, 901 N.Y.S.2d 176 (1st Dep’t 2010), app den 16 N.Y.3d 703 (2011) (Ins. Law §3420 is inapplicable to State Ins. Fund; in any event, plaintiff failed to comply with that section by not obtaining judgment against insured before suing insurer)
  • Fofana v. 41 W. 34th St., LLC, 71 A.D.3d 445, 897 N.Y.S.2d 46 (1st Dep’t 2010) (Upon reversal, delayed motion for summary judgment excused, and summary judgment granted to building owner dismissing claim arising from elevator accident)
  • NYCTL 1999-1 Trust v. NY Pride Holdings, Inc., 68 A.D.3d 952, 892 N.Y.S.2d 418 (2nd Dep’t 2009) (Determining distribution of surplus funds on foreclosure sale)
  • Hand v. City of N.Y., 67 A.D.3d 507, 888 N.Y.S.2d 51 (1st Dep’t 2009) (Upon reversal, summary judgment granted where party sued neither owned nor used relevant premises, albeit related to corporations which did)
  • Thomas Johnson, Inc. v. State Ins. Fund, 67 A.D.3d 1362, 887 N.Y.S.2d 902 (4th Dep’t 2009) (Insured may not recover attorney’s fees for defending against appeal taken unsuccessfully by insurer in insured-instituted declaratory judgment action)
  • Andrews v. New York City Housing Auth., 66 A.D.3d 619, 887 N.Y.S.2d 180 (2nd Dep’t 2009) (Upon reversal, summary judgment granted and complaint dismissed; defendant proved it did not cause fire; plaintiff’s expert failed to raise issue of fact)
  • Lerner v. Ayervais, 66 A.D.3d 644, 886 N.Y.S.2d 498 (2nd Dep’t 2009) (Oral agreement to use parent’s transferred assets to support parent enforced vs. recalcitrant child)
  • DeLeon v. New York City Housing Auth., 65 A.D.3d 930, 885 N.Y.S.2d 483 (1st Dep’t 2009) (Grant of summary judgment affirmed; 2/10” gap de minimis; change in claimed location of defect in opposition to summary judgment disallowed)
  • Gallo v. Health Port, Inc., 62 A.D.3d 943, 881 N.Y.S.2d 108 (2nd Dep’t 2009) (Upon reversal, summary judgment granted dismissing slip-on-ice case; tenant [unlike owner] had no actual knowledge of recurring condition, nor constructive notice of defect)
  • Haynes v. Estate of Sol Goldman, 62 A.D.3d 519, 880 N.Y.S.2d 609 (1st Dep’t 2009) (Affirming summary judgment dismissing action against building owner by plaintiff who fell down elevator shaft after pushing door open)
  • Fofana v. 41 W. 34th St. LLC, 62 A.D.3d 522, 878 N.Y.S.2d 734 (1st Dep’t 2009) (Summary judgment motion cannot be maintained against one not yet appearing in the action)
  • Cruz v. New York City Housing Auth., 62 A.D.3d 643, 879 N.Y.S.2d 483 (2nd Dep’t 2009) (Upon reversal, summary judgment granted dismissing trip-and-fall claim; height differential of alleged defect was trivial)
  • RKO Props. Ltd. V. Boymelgreen, 62 A.D.3d 683, 878 N.Y.S.2d 197 (2nd Dep’t 2009) (Court below properly directed plaintiff to issue releases after settlement of action)
  • Picchione v. Sweet Constr. Corp., 60 A.D.3d 510, 875 N.Y.S.2d 42 (1st Dep’t 2009) (Upon reversal, summary judgment granted to Owner & Manager dismissing Labor Law §200 and negligence claims, and granting them common law and contractual indemnification against contractor and tenant)
  • Matter of Garcia v. New York City Housing Auth., 59 A.D.3d 718, 875 N.Y.S.2d 99 (2nd Dep’t 2009) (Denial of leave to file late Notice of Claim affirmed; respondent knew of the incident and plaintiff’s injuries, but not of facts underlying claim)
  • Spierer v. Bloomingdale, 59 A.D.3d 267, 873 N.Y.S.2d 66 (1st Dep’t 2009) (Affirming order granting renewal, based on grant of dismissal to co-defendant, and on renewal granting summary judgment dismissing action)
  • Novick v. Godec, 58 A.D.3d 703, 872 N.Y.S.2d 152 (2nd Dep’t 2009) (Affirming judgment after trial in medical malpractice action)
  • Robertson v. New York City Housing Auth., 58 A.D.3d 535, 871 N.Y.S.2d 141 (1st Dep’t 2009) (Affirming summary judgment dismissing apartment fire injury case, and rejecting asserted spoliation claim)
  • Ramirez v. New York City Housing Auth., 57 A.D.3d 231, 868 N.Y.S.2d 65 (1st Dep’t 2008) (Onerous discovery requirement reversed)
  • Escalet v. New York City Housing Auth., 56 A.D.3d 257, 867 N.Y.S.2d 62 (1st Dep’t 2008) (Upon reversal, summary judgment granted; hole in fence not proximate cause of injuries caused when plaintiff fell from fence)
  • Bailey v. New York City Housing Auth., 55 A.D.3d 443, 866 N.Y.S.2d 155 (1st Dep’t 2008) (Late Notice of Claim disallowed; defendant had no actual notice of basis for claim; claim in any event meritless)
  • Chunn v. New York City Housing Auth., 55 A.D.3d 437, 866 N.Y.S.2d 145 (1st Dep’t 2008) (Additional insured entitled to defense under CGL, OCP and excess policies; late notice defense rejected as caused by insurer’s misleading statements)
  • White v. New York City Housing Auth., 55 A.D.3d 400, 866 N.Y.S.2d 41 (1st Dep’t 2008) (Summary judgment granted dismissing slip-and-fall case; no notice of specific condition, and no cogent proof of recurring condition)
  • Albino v. New York City Housing Auth., 52 A.D.3d 321, 860 N.Y.S.2d 57 (1st Dep’t 2008)
  • Rodriguez v. New York City Housing Auth., 52 A.D.3d 299, 859 N.Y.S.2d 186 (1st Dep’t 2008) (Summary Judgment affirmed; landlord had insufficient time to clear snow from sidewalk following end of storm)
  • Delgado v. New York City Housing Auth., 51 A.D.3d 570, 858 N.Y.S.2d 163 (1st Dep’t), app denied 11 N.Y.3d 706 (2008) (Summary Judgment upheld dismissing claim of infant injured in apartment fire; plaintiff’s experts’ conclusions deemed speculative and conclusory)
  • Savoy Mgt. Corp. v. Leviev Fulton Club LLC, 51 A.D.3d 520, 858 N.Y.S.2d 138 (1st Dep’t 2008) (Stipulation of settlement is unambiguous; demand for additional termination fee rejected)
  • Gomez v. Penmark Realty Corp., 50 A.D.3d 607, 2008 N Y Slip Op 3988 (1st Dep’t 2008) (Reversing lower Court, summary judgment granted based on application of Workers’ Compensation Law defense)
  • Castillo v. Aubuchon Hardware, 49 A.D.3d 395, 854 N.Y.S.2d 113 (1st Dep’t 2008) (Summary judgment granted dismissing product liability claim; evidence showed stool bent as a result of accident, rather than causing same)
  • Jericho Group Ltd. v. Pioneer Management and Realty, LLC, 48 A.D.3d 368, 852 N.Y.S.2d 110 (1st Dep’t 2008) (Summary judgment dismissing contract action reversed, complaint reinstated)
  • Rios v. New York City Housing Auth., 48 A.D.3d 661, 852 N.Y.S.2d 283 (2nd Dep’t 2008) (Summary judgment dismissing action affirmed; plaintiff’s expert deemed insufficient)
  • Canela v. TLH 140 Perry St., LLC, 47 A.D.3d 743, 849 N.Y.S.2d 658 (2nd Dep’t 2008) (Upon reversal, judgment of indemnification granted based on indemnity clause in Condominium By-Laws)
  • Montesano v. New York City Housing Auth., 47 A.D.3d 215, 848 N.Y.S.2d 63 (1st Dep’t 2007) (Held: Marble Hill section is in N.Y. County, not Bronx; upon reversal, change of venue granted)
  • Hart v. New York City Housing Auth., 46 A.D.3d 618, 848 N.Y.S.2d 263 (2nd Dep’t 2007) (Upon reversal, summary judgment granted to defendant. Infant plaintiff’s injuries were not proximately caused by any inadequacy in level of supervision)
  • Graham v. New York City Housing Auth., 42 A.D.3d 323, 839 N.Y.S.2d 738 (1st Dep’t 2007) (Upon reversal, summary judgment granted dismissing claim for burn injuries due to allegedly faulty wiring, smoke detector, front door)
  • Bernhard v. Bank of Montreal, 41 A.D.3d 180, 838 N.Y.S.2d 56 (1st Dep’t 2007) (Security videotape evidences defendant’s timely mopping of lobby floor on rainy day; defendant had no notice and opportunity to cure wet floor on which plaintiff fell)
  • Taylor v. New York City Housing Auth., 40 A.D.3d 481, 836 N.Y.S.2d 189 (1st Dep’t 2007) (Upon reversal, late notice of claim denied)
  • Arias v. New York City Housing Auth., 40 A.D.3d 298, 835 N.Y.S.2d 180 (1st Dep’t 2007) (Upon reversal, leave to serve a late notice of claim denied)
  • Marano v. New York City Housing Auth., 39 A.D.3d 238, 831 N.Y.S.2d 708 (1st Dep’t 2007) (Late Notice of Claim disallowed; notice of a fire gave no notice of injury to plaintiff while climbing fence to get to fire)
  • Velez v. New York City Housing Auth., 39 A.D.3d 229, 831 N.Y.S.2d 704 (1st Dep’t 2007) (Reversed; Failure to seek leave to file late Notice of Claim within statutory limitations period mandates dismissal)
  • Butler-Francis v. New York City Housing Auth., 38 A.D.3d 433, 834 N.Y.S.2d 15 (1st Dep’t 2007) (Upon reversal, summary judgment granted dismissing all claims against landlord for injuries suffered in apartment fire)
  • Rhian v. PABR Assoc., LLC, 38 A.D.3d 637, 832 N.Y.S.2d 590 (2nd Dep’t 2007) (Upon reversal, summary judgment granted to out-of-possession landlord in slip and fall on leased premises)
  • Muniz v. New York City Housing Auth., 38 A.D.3d 628, 831 N.Y.S.2d 513 (2nd Dep’t 2007) (Upon reversal, summary judgment granted landlord for slip and fall in vestibule; affidavit of previously unidentified “notice” witness should have been rejected)
  • Spierer v. Bloomingdale’s, 37 A.D.3d 371, 830 N.Y.S.2d 148 (1st Dep’t 2007)
  • Tyras v. Mount Vernon Fire Ins. Co., 36 A.D.3d 609, 828 N.Y.S.2d 448 (2nd Dep’t 2007) (Affirming denial of motion to rescind insurance policy for alleged misrepresentation)
  • Webb v. New York City Housing Auth., 35 A.D.3d 313, 828 N.Y.S.2d 22 (1st Dep’t 2006) (Order granting leave to file a late Notice of Claim reversed; insufficient excuse for delay, inadequacy of notice to defendant, and prejudice all cited as grounds for denial of leave)
  • Fuller-Mosley v. Union Theological Seminary, 35 A.D.3d 286, 827 N.Y.S.2d 864 (1st Dep’t 2006) (Verdict exonerating defendant upheld)
  • Robinson Motor Xpress, Inc. v. HSBC Bank, USA, 37 A.D.3d 117, 826 N.Y.S.2d 350 (2nd Dep’t 2006) (Upon reversal, claims against bank on forged checks reinstated)
  • Wexler v. Wexler, 34 A.D.3d 458, 824 N.Y.S.2d 647 (2nd Dep’t 2006)
  • Congregation Yetev Lev D’Satmar of Kiryas Joel, Inc. v. Congregation Yetev Lev D’Satmar, Inc., 31 A.D.3d 480, 820 N.Y.S.2d 69 (2nd Dep’t 2006)
  • Midura v. 740 Corp., LLC, 31 A.D.3d 401, 818 N.Y.S.2d 247 (2nd Dep’t 2006) (Claim for indemnification properly rejected where indemnitee defaulted and failed to raise available defense to liability)
  • Missos v. General Motors Corp., 30 A.D.3d 303, 817 N.Y.S.2d 60 (1st Dep’t 2006) (Dismissal affirmed for failure to timely file Note of Issue or move to vacate default)
  • Ozelkan v. Tyree Bros. Envtl. Servs., Inc., 29 A.D.3d 877, 815 N.Y.S.2d 265 (2nd Dep’t 2006) (Claims of fraud dismissed)
  • Schenkman v. New York College of Health Professionals, 29 A.D.3d 671, 815 N.Y.S.2d 159 (2nd Dep’t 2006)
  • Jenkins v. New York City Housing Auth., 29 A.D.3d 319, 813 N.Y.S.2d 301 (1st Dep’t 2006) (Leave to file a late Notice of Claim denied)
  • Arevalo v. Nasdaq Stock Market, Inc., 28 A.D.3d 242, 813 N.Y.S.2d 383 (1st Dep’t 2006) (Replacement of sign’s power supply box is “maintenance,” not “repair,” hence not within protection of Labor Law § 240)
  • Altschuler v. Gramatan Mgt., Inc., 27 A.D.3d 304, 811 N.Y.S.2d 379 (1st Dep’t 2006) (summary judgment dismissing slip on staircase action upheld, where no violation of applicable older Building Code shown)
  • Congregation Atzei Chaim v. 26 Adar N.B. Corp., 27 A.D.3d 412, 811 N.Y.S.2d 749 (2nd Dep’t 2006)
  • Penn v. Jaros Baum & Bolles, 25 A.D.3d 402, 809 N.Y.S.2d 6 (1st Dep’t 2006)
  • Lee v. New York City Housing Auth., 25 A.D.3d 214 (1st Dep’t 2005)  (Upon reversal, summary judgment granted dismissing personal injury claim, ruling that defendant had no duty to prevent ball from leaving its park, and that car striking plaintiff who went to retrieve ball was, in any event, a superseding intervening cause)
  • Bruno v. New York City Housing Auth., 21 A.D.3d 760, 800 N.Y.S.2d 705 (1st Dep’t 2005) (Upon reversal, summary judgment granted dismissing claim for infant burned on uninsulated pipes; no duty upon landlord to insulate)
  • Foy v. Hurley, 19 A.D.3d 138, 795 N.Y.S.2d 884 (1st Dep’t 2005) (On reversal, summary judgment granted dismissing personal injury action, where plaintiff had no recollection of the cause of her fall)
  • Landgraff v. 1579 Bronx River Ave., LLC., 18 A.D.3d 385, 796 N.Y.S.2d 58 (1st Dep’t 2005) (Upon reconsideration by App. Div., contractual indemnity granted to tenant against subcontractor; common-law indemnity denied to owner against tenant)
  • Ward v. New York City Housing Auth., 18 A.D.3d 391, 795 N.Y.S.2d 568 (1st Dep’t 2005) (Landlord has no liability for shooting on public walkway outside premises)
  • Worthy v. New York City Housing Auth., 18 A.D.3d 352, 795 N.Y.S.2d 231 (1st Dep’t 2005) (Lead poisoning case dismissed where defendant had no notice of child under 7)
  • Pungello v. City of N.Y., 18 A.D.3d 216, 795 N.Y.S.2d 3 (1st Dep’t 2005) (No respondeat superior liability for shooting by off-duty police officer arising out of personal motives)
  • National Union Fire Ins. Co. of Pittsburgh, PA v. State Ins. Fund, 18 A.D.3d 202, 795 N.Y.S.2d 195 (1st Dep’t 2005) (Where defendant’s insured was never sued, settlement purportedly on its behalf by plaintiff insurer was voluntary and not basis for reimbursement claim)
  • AIU Ins. Co. v. Investors Ins. Co., 17 A.D.3d 259, 793 N.Y.S.2d 412 (1st Dep’t 2005) (Claim of “late disclaimer” unavailable to insurer demanding co-insurer status)
  • Burgos v. Israel Discount Bank of N.Y./MOC, 16 A.D.3d 134, 791 N.Y.S.2d 27 (1st Dep’t 2005) (upon reversal, summary judgment granted owner of premises leased as cafeteria; owner neither created nor had notice of slippery condition, nor a duty to install rubber matting)
  • Pfoh v. Electric Ins. Co., 14 A.D.3d 777, 788 N.Y.S.2d 441 (3rd Dep’t 2005) (Resident-relative exclusion in excess auto policy upheld against public policy challenge)
  • Gangi v. DaimlerChrysler Corp., 14 A.D.3d 482, 788 N.Y.S.2d 406(2nd Dep’t 2005) (Affirming change of venue of products liability case)
  • Gorbea v. Uriel, 14 A.D.3d 353, 786 N.Y.S.2d 744 (1st Dep’t 2005)
  • Thomas v. City of N.Y., 9 A.D.3d 277, 779 N.Y.S.2d 480 (1st Dep’t 2004)
  • Rosario v. Morias, 8 A.D.3d 108, 778 N.Y.S.2d 166 (1st Dep’t 2004) (Defense verdict not against weight of evidence; trial court properly charged “emergency” doctrine)
  • Kappstatter v. City of N.Y., 8 A.D.3d 34, 777 N.Y.S.2d 634 (1st Dep’t 2004) (Affirming grant of summary judgment to defendants dismissing trip-and-fall action)
  • Palazzolo v. Island Jeep, 7 A.D.3d 594, 775 N.Y.S.2d 896 (2nd Dep’t 2004) (Denial of motion to vacate Order of dismissal affirmed)
  • Matter of O’Neal v. New York City Housing Auth., 6 A.D.3d 445, 774 N.Y.S.2d 363 (2nd Dep’t 2004) (Order granting leave to file late notice of claim reversed; no excuse proffered and defendant, who had no timely knowledge of facts underlying claim, would be prejudiced by delay)
  • Marquis v. Eisenstein, 5 A.D.3d 741, 773 N.Y.S.2d 596 (2nd Dep’t 2004) (Summary judgment properly denied to plaintiff in pedestrian knock-down case)
  • Moss v. City of N.Y., 5 A.D.2d 312, 774 N.Y.S.2d 139 (1st Dep’t 2004) (Defense verdict affirmed; plaintiff’s expert meteorologist properly precluded where opinion based on post-accident photographs)
  • Eyshinskiy v. City of N.Y., 5 A.D.3d 537, 772 N.Y.S.2d 865 (2nd Dep’t 2004) (Upon reversal, summary judgment granted dismissing lack of security claim against New York City Housing Authority)
  • Lacy v. New York City Housing Auth., 4 A.D.3d 455, 772 N.Y.S.2d 360 (2nd Dep’t 2004) (Upon
    reversal, summary judgment granted, dismissing trip claim premised on “sticky” ramp)
  • Herrera v. Maitlin, 4 A.D.3d 139, 771 N.Y.S.2d 347 (1st Dep’t 2004) (Propriety of striking pleadings for spoliation of evidence confirmed)
  • Somoza v. Pechnik, 3 A.D.3d 394, 772 N.Y.S.2d 2 (1st Dep’t 2004)
  • Davis v. New York City Housing Auth., 3 A.D.3d 356, 769 N.Y.S.2d 897 (1st Dep’t 2004) (Mistrial due to jury confusion and inconsistent verdict upheld)
  • Davis v. HSS Props. Corp., 1 A.D.3d 153, 767 N.Y.S.2d 72 (1st Dep’t), app. denied 1 N.Y.3d 509 (2004) (Defense verdict affirmed; jury could reasonably find owner had no notice of defect; asserted violations of Administrative Code properly addressed as “some evidence” of negligence)
  • Luis v. New York City Housing Auth., 309 A.D.2d 719, 766 N.Y.S.2d 553 (1st Dep’t 2003) (Failure to file summons and complaint before service of same is a jurisdictional defect, incurable after limitations period has run; action dismissed)
  • Troncoso v. City of N.Y., 306 A.D.2d 208, 760 N.Y.S.2d 846 (1st Dep’t 2003)  (Reversal and dismissal of complaint where no evidence that defendant abutting landowner created sidewalk defect or made special use of sidewalk)
  • Wilson v. Livingston, 305 A.D.2d 585, 762 N.Y.S.2d 408 (2nd Dep’t 2003) (On appeal, damages reduced by remittitur from $700,000 to $195,000)
  • Herrera v. Matlin, 303 A.D.2d 198, 758 N.Y.S.2d 7 (1st Dep’t 2003) (Affirming striking of pleading for spoliation of critical evidence)
  • Dishaw v. Ford Motor Co., 303 A.D.2d 360, 755 N.Y.S.2d 657 (2nd Dep’t 2003)  (Summary judgment properly granted manufacturer due to modification of product prior to accident)
  • Wilson v. New York City Housing Auth., 303 A.D.2d 403, 756 N.Y.S.2d 279 (2nd Dep’t 2003) (Failure to provide municipal entity defendant with pre-action disclosure per Court Order renders subsequent action as lacking condition precedent, hence dismissible)
  • Garcia v. New York City Housing Auth., 302 A.D.2d 250, 754 N.Y.S.2d 535 (1st Dep’t 2003) (Trial Court’s vacatur of verdict for lost wages affirmed; inadequate proof to support award)
  • Beyond Noble, Inc. v. 6056 Leasehold Co., Inc., 302 A.D.2d 259, 754 N.Y.S.2d 540 (1st Dep’t 2003) (Dismissal of action affirmed; defendant landlord had absolute right to withhold from tenant right to make requested alterations)
  • Esmeraldo Perez v. New York City Housing Auth., 302 A.D.2d 222, 754 N.Y.S.2d 635 (1st Dep’t 2003)  (Contractor’s insurance held to cover additional insured; work still “ongoing” until completion of testing called for in contract)
  • Edmanuel Perez v. New York City Housing Auth., 302 A.D.2d 210, 753 N.Y.S.2d 375 (1st Dep’t 2003) (Prior dismissal of action for failure to provide discovery tantamount to preclusion order, barring subsequent suit by infant)
  • Shabazz v. Sheltering Arms Childrens Service, Inc., 301 A.D.2d 371, 753 N.Y.S.2d 65 (1st Dep’t 2003) (Foster parent not entitled to qualified immunity under Social Services Law §419)
  • Gaither v. City of N.Y., 300 A.D.2d 255, 751 N.Y.S.2d 368 (1st Dep’t 2002) (“Elevator surfing” is hazardous and illegal conduct; no tort recovery for injuries so sustained)
  • Rogers v. City of N.Y. Housing Auth., 298 A.D.2d 312, 749 N.Y.S.2d 504 (1st Dep't 2002) (Summary judgment dismissing slip-and-fall case affirmed for absence of proof of constructive notice; plaintiff's affidavit contradicting prior testimony rejected)
  • Grullon v. City of N.Y., 297 A.D.2d 261, 747 N.Y.S.2d 426 (1st Dep't 2002) (On reversal, summary judgment granted dismissing complaint against Housing Authority, on survey evidence of non-ownership of accident location, notwithstanding contrary affidavit)
  • Giustizia v. Radazo, 297 A.D.2d 331, 746 N.Y.S.2d 322 (2nd Dep't 2002)
  • O'Neal v. New York City Housing Auth., 297 A.D.2d 315, 746 N.Y.S.2d 266 (2nd Dep't 2002) (Leave to add claim of lead paint exposure in another apartment in defendant's building properly denied)
  • Morris v. Hochman, 296 A.D.2d 481, 745 N.Y.S.2d 549 (2nd Dep't 2002) (Reversal and denial of summary judgment seeking return of down payment on home)
  • Arnold v. New York City Housing Auth., 296 A.D.2d 355, 745 N.Y.S.2d 26 (1st Dep't 2002) (Reversal and grant of summary judgment dismissing slip-and-fall claim for lack of evidence of notice)
  • Matter of Lorseille v. New York City Housing Auth., 295 A.D.2d 612, 744 N.Y.S.2d 880 (2nd Dep't 2002) (Denial of leave to file late notice of claim upheld)
  • Campos v. New York City Housing Auth., 295 A.D.2d 386, 743 N.Y.S.2d 536 (2nd Dep’t 2002) (Cross-claims reinstated; court improperly searched the record to award dismissal on issue not raised on motion)
  • Austin v. DaimlerChrysler Corp., 294 A.D.2d 182, 741 N.Y.S.2d 685 (1st Dep't 2002) (Venue properly transferred to Suffolk County)
  • Perez v. New York City Housing Auth., 294 A.D.2d 170, 741 N.Y.S.2d 680 (1st Dep't 2002) (Striking complaint for failure to provide disclosure)
  • Quinlan v. City of N.Y., 293 A.D.2d 262, 739 N.Y.S.2d 706 (1st Dep't 2002) (Labor Law §241[6] claims properly dismissed; stated sections of Industrial Code either inapplicable or non-specific)
  • Fappiano v. City of N. Y., 292 A.D.2d 566, 739 N.Y.S.2d 436 (2nd Dep't 2002) (Upon reversal, summary judgment granted and complaint dismissed; as a matter of law, police officers' conduct was not proximate cause of accident)
  • Frank v. DaimlerChrysler Corp., 292 A.D.2d 118, 741 N.Y.S.2d 9 (1st Dep't 2002) (Amicus) (Rejecting class action in claim of product defect absent injury or damage)
  • Torres v. New York City Housing Auth., 292 A.D.2d 519, 739 N.Y.S.2d 197 (2nd Dep't 2002)
  • Perez v. Ozone Park Lumber Corp., 290 A.D.2d 427, 738 N.Y.S.2d 580 (2nd Dep't 2002)
  • Pivar v. The Graduate School of Figurative Art of the New York Academy of Art, 290 A.D.2d 212, 735 N.Y.S.2d 522 (1st Dep't 2002)
  • Brown v. New York City Housing Auth., 290 A.D.2d 265, 736 N.Y.S.2d 29 (1st Dep't 2002)(Summary judgment properly granted in case claiming improper supervision of infant)
  • New York City Housing Auth. v. Commercial Union Ins. Co., 289 A.D.2d 311, 734 N.Y.S.2d 590 (2nd Dep’t 2001) (Upon reversal, insurer directed to defend insured in underlying action)
  • White v. New York City Housing Auth., 288 A.D.2d 150, 734 N.Y.S.2d 11 (1st Dep't 2001) (Upon reversal, plaintiff's motion to amend bill of particulars to add claim of defective lighting denied)
  • Vargas v. 1387 Grand Concourse Realty Corp., 288 A.D.2d 24, 732 N.Y.S.2d 6 (1st Dep't 2001) (§1983 action against "Section 8" provider because of lead paint dismissed; no showing of pattern or custom of slipshod inspection)
  • Fraser v. Stihl Inc., 286 A.D.2d 661, 730 N.Y.S.2d 124 (2nd Dep't 2001) (Summary judgment dismissing product liability claim where employer attached wood-cutting blade to machine designed to cut concrete, notwithstanding warnings against such use)
  • Jerry v. New York City Housing Auth., 285 A.D.2d 531, 728 N.Y.S.2d 497 (2nd Dep't 2001)
  • Messam v. New York City Housing Auth., 284 A.D.2d 437, 727 N.Y.S.2d 450 (2nd Dep't 2001) (Dismissal of claims against "Section 8" administrator affirmed; conduct complained of was governmental function in absence of voluntary assumption of special relationship)
  • Bojovic v. New York City Housing Auth., 284 A.D.2d 356, 726 N.Y.S.2d 444 (2nd Dep’t 2001)(Reversal, summary judgment granted dismissing claim of surveyor who slipped on debris in abandoned building being surveyed for renovation)
  • Matter of Lyerly v. City of N.Y., 283 A.D.2d 647, 725 N.Y.S.2d 362 (2nd Dep't 2001) (Reversal; motion of allegedly lead-poisoned infant to file a late notice of claim denied)
  • Matter of Weinstock, 283 A.D.2d 510, 724 N.Y.S.2d 868 (2d Dep't 2001) (Reversing Surrogate's Court decisions, vacating default and reinstating petition)
  • Greene v. New York City Housing Auth., 283 A.D.2d 458, 724 N.Y.S.2d 631 (2nd Dep't 2001) (Reversal; Lower Court had no discretion to grant renewal; no merit to lead paint injury claim against Section 8 Administrator)
  • Salzberg v. Futernick, 281 A.D.2d 467, 721 N.Y.S.2d 403 (2nd Dep't 2001) (Lessee's motion for summary judgment affirmed, dismissing cross-claim by premises owner for indemnification for trip and fall on sidewalk)
  • Hunt v. New York City Hous. Auth., 280 A.D.2d 391, 721 N.Y.S.2d 41 (1st Dep't 2001) (Denial of motion to amend Bill of Particulars affirmed)
  • Hypo Holdings, Inc. v. Chalasani, 280 A.D.2d 386, 721 N.Y.S.2d 35 (1st Dep't 2001) (Mortgage foreclosure affirmed; adversary sanctioned)
  • Maldonado v. New York City Housing Auth., 279 A.D.2d 414, 719 N.Y.S.2d 567 (1st Dep’t 2001) (summary judgment granted in absence of proof of notice of hazardous condition)
  • Iorizzo v. Dyker Emergency Physicians, P.C., 278 A.D.2d 280, 718 N.Y.S.2d 215 (2nd Dep't 2000) (Defense verdict in malpractice action sustained)
  • Feder v. State Island Univ. Hosp., 273 A.D.2d 155, 711 N.Y.S.2d 719 (1st Dep't 2000) (Sustaining class action suit)
  • Clark v. New York City Housing Auth., 277 A.D.2d 338, 717 N.Y.S.2d 216 (2nd Dep't 2000), lv den 96 N.Y.2d 713, 754 N.E.2d 200, 729 N.Y.S.2d 440 (2001) ($4.8 million judgment reversed and vacated, and complaint dismissed; as a matter of law, intervening superseding cause disrupted causation of any negligence of defendant)
  • Lac D'Amiante du Quebec, Ltee (ASARCO) v. Superintendent of Ins. (In re Liquidation of Midland Ins. Co.), 269 A.D.2d 50, 709 N.Y.S.2d 24 (1st Dep't 2000) (Only inhalation during policy period triggers coverage of asbestos personal injury claims; “other insurance” clause enforced as defense to insured’s claim; policy of insurance company in liquidation is not “collectible”, hence is not “other insurance” within “other insurance” clauses of other policies)
  • Rosario v. New York City Hous. Auth., 272 A.D.2d 105, 707 N.Y.S.2d 421 (1st Dep't 2000) (Reversal and reinstatement of answer stricken for failure to provide disclosure)
  • Davis v. New York City Hous. Auth., 272 A.D.2d 365, 707 N.Y.S.2d 212 (2nd Dep't 2000) (Summary judgment affirmed)
  • Ruiz v. New York City Hous. Auth., 272 A.D.2d 402, 707 N.Y.S.2d 904 (2nd Dep't 2000)(Upon reversal, leave to file late notice of claim denied).
  • Walker v. Metro-North Commuter R.R., 272 A.D.2d 57, 707 N.Y.S.2d 165 (1st Dep't 2000) (Summary judgment dismissing Labor Law §240 claim affirmed).
  • Brown v. New York City Hous. Auth., 271 A.D.2d 631, 707 N.Y.S.2d 348 (2nd Dep't 2000) (Reversal and grant of summary judgment)
  • Kaplan v. Adams, 271 A.D.2d 211, 706 N.Y.S.2d 388 (1st Dep't 2000) (Modification to grant summary judgment to condominium association sued by unit owner for property damage)
  • Bell v. New York City Hous. Auth., 269 A.D.2d 412, 703 N.Y.S.2d 213 (2nd Dep't 2000) (Reversal and new trial ordered for charge error)
  • Dantzler v. New York City Hous. Auth., 269 A.D.2d 420, 702 N.Y.S.2d 890 (2nd Dep't 2000) (Reversal and dismissal of negligence claim because of intervening superseding cause)
  • Pfeffer v. Pernick, 268 A.D.2d 262, 700 N.Y.S.2d 816 (1st Dep't 2000)
  • Lee v. City of N.Y., 266 A.D.2d 356, 698 N.Y.S.2d 154 (2nd Dep't 1999) (Insufficient designation in Notice of Claim requires dismissal)
  • Arce v. New York City Hous. Auth., 265 A.D.2d 281, 696 N.Y.S.2d 67 (2nd Dep't 1999), lv den, 94 N.Y.2d 764, 708 N.Y.S.2d 52, 729 N.E.2d 709 (2000) (Judgment in infant “lead poisoning” case reversed and complaint dismissed; plaintiffs’ expert wholly speculative)
  • Gaston v. New York City Hous. Auth., 258 A.D.2d 220, 695 N.Y.S.2d 83 (1st Dep't 1999) (Court defines rules governing exterior staircases; judgment for plaintiff vacated, complaint dismissed)
  • Ramos v. New York City Housing Auth., 264 A.D.2d 568, 694 N.Y.S.2d 384 (1st Dep’t 1999)(Dismissal of insufficient security case affirmed in absence of evidence in Record that defendant had notice of defective door lock)
  • Bennett v. Long Island Lighting Co., 262 A.D.2d 437, 692 N.Y.S.2d 144 (2nd Dep't 1999) (Affirming dismissal of negligence claim for lack of proximate causation)
  • Nevarez v. City of N.Y., 261 A.D.2d 206, 690 N.Y.S.2d 37 (1st Dep't 1999)
  • Sparacino v. Minnet, 261 A.D.2d 467, 688 N.Y.S.2d 894 (2nd Dep't 1999)
  • Smith v. New York City Housing Auth., 261 A.D.2d 390, 689 N.Y.S.2d 237 (2nd Dep't 1999), lv den, 94 N.Y.2d 754, 700 N.Y.S.2d 427, 722 N.E.2d 507 (1999) (Order reversed, summary judgment granted dismissing rape victim’s claim of insufficient security)
  • Irizarry v. Lee, 258 A.D.2d 619, 685 N.Y.S.2d 773 (2nd Dep't 1999) (Order reversed, leave to file late notice of claim denied in infant lead poisoning case)
  • Panetta v. Paramount Communs., 255 A.D.2d 568, 681 N.Y.S.2d 85 (2nd Dep't 1998), lv den, 93 N.Y.2d 806, 689 N.Y.S.2d 708, 711 N.E.2d 984 (1999) (Upon reversal, Labor Law §§241 [6] and 200, and common-law negligence claims dismissed)
  • Williams v. City of N.Y., 256 A.D.2d 332, 681 N.Y.S.2d 340 (2nd Dep't 1998), app den, 93 N.Y.2d 804, 689 N.Y.S.2d 17, 711 N.E.2d 202 (1999) (Summary Judgment dismissing GML §205-e claim affirmed)
  • Anderson by Anderson v. Seigel, 255 A.D.2d 409, 680 N.Y.S.2d 587 (2nd Dep't 1998), affg, 175 Misc.2d 609, 668 N.Y.S.2d 1003 (Sup. Ct., Queens County 1998) (Discovery of parents’ and siblings’ academic records and IQ testing authorized in child lead-poisoning case)
  • Sopasis Constr. v. Solomon, 253 A.D.2d 489, 677 N.Y.S.2d 147 (2nd Dep't 1998)
  • Steinberger v. Steinberger, 252 A.D.2d 578, 676 N.Y.S.2d 210 (2nd Dep't 1998)
  • Cobb v. New York City Housing Auth., 251 A.D.2d 362, 673 N.Y.S.2d 744 (2nd Dep't 1998) (Order reversed, motion granted, complaint dismissed, where plaintiff in lack-of-security assailant wasn’t a tenant or invitee)
  • Wexler v. Malpeso, 251 A.D.2d 49, 672 N.Y.S.2d 723 (1st Dep't 1998)
  • Mackney v. Ford Motor Co., 251 A.D.2d 298, 673 N.Y.S.2d 718 (2nd Dep't 1998) (Reversal; summary judgment granted dismissing product liability claim due to post-sale alterations)
  • Barber v. Ford Motor Co., 250 A.D.2d 552, 673 N.Y.S.2d 642 (1st Dep't 1998)
  • Greco v. GMC, 250 A.D.2d 646, 671 N.Y.S.2d 696 (2nd Dep't 1998) (Summary judgment affirmed)
  • Gonzalez v. UPS, 249 A.D.2d 210, 671 N.Y.S.2d 753 (1st Dep't 1998) (Labor Law §200 and negligence claims dismissed)
  • Bratton v. J.L.G. Indus., 247 A.D.2d 571, 669 N.Y.S.2d 53 (2nd Dep't 1998)
  • Tozzi v. Long Island R.R., 247 A.D.2d 466, 668 N.Y.S.2d 102 (2nd Dep't 1998), affg, 170 Misc.2d 606, 651 N.Y.S.2d 270 (Sup. Ct., Nassau County 1996) (Ambiguities found in insurance policy)
  • Lewis v. McDonald's Corp., 245 A.D.2d 270, 664 N.Y.S.2d 477 (2nd Dep't 1997)
  • Rios v. Minster Mach. Co., 243 A.D.2d 399, 664 N.Y.S.2d 548 (1st Dep't 1997) (Alteration of machine post-manufacture results in dismissal of products liability claim)
  • Pierce v. City of N.Y., 243 A.D.2d 694, 663 N.Y.S.2d 282 (2nd Dep't 1997), recalled, vacated, substituted op., 253 A.D.2d 545, 677 N.Y.S.2d 173 (2nd Dep't 1998), lv den, 93 N.Y.2d 802, 687 N.Y.S.2d 626, 710 N.E.2d 273 (1999) (Antisubrogation principle applied)
  • Turner v. New York City Housing Auth., 243 A.D.2d 636, 663 N.Y.S.2d 254 (2nd Dep't 1997) (Order reversed; motion to allow late notice of claim on behalf of allegedly lead-poisoned infants denied; no nexus between delay and infancy)
  • State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Grund, 243 A.D.2d 557, 662 N.Y.S.2d 845 (2nd Dep't 1997) (Inter-spousal immunity exclusion inapplicable to corporate “additional insured”)
  • Avalon LLC v. Coronet Props. Co., 243 A.D.2d 307, 664 N.Y.S.2d 521 (1st Dep't 1997), mot. granted, clarified, 248 A.D.2d 269 (1st Dep't 1998)
  • Feldman v. Friedman, 241 A.D.2d 433, 661 N.Y.S.2d 9 (1st Dep't 1997) (Issues of fact preclude summary judgment on misrepresentations)
  • Williams v. Bright, 230 A.D.2d 548, 658 N.Y.S.2d 910 (1st Dep't ), app dismissed, 90 N.Y.2d 935, 664 N.Y.S.2d 273, 686 N.E.2d 1368 (1997) (Error in mitigation charge permitted Jehovah’s Witness to avoid reduction for failure to have operation; constitutional due process/establishment clause implications considered; new trial ordered)
  • Baby Togs v. Faleck & Margolies, 239 A.D.2d 278, 658 N.Y.S.2d 842 (1st Dep't 1997)
  • Mayorga v. Reed-Prentice Packaging Mach. Co., 238 A.D.2d 483, 656 N.Y.S.2d 652 (2nd Dep't 1997) (Summary judgment dismissing products liability case affirmed)
  • Brower by Brower v. New York City Housing. Auth., 237 A.D.2d 241, 654 N.Y.S.2d 173 (2nd Dep't), app den, 90 N.Y.2d 806, 664 N.Y.S.2d 268, 686 N.E.2d 1363 (1997)
  • Torres v. City of N.Y., 235 A.D.2d 416, 652 N.Y.S.2d 105 (2nd Dep't 1997) (Damages of $260,000 reduced as excessive to $75,000)
  • Goodman v. GMC, 235 A.D.2d 456, 652 N.Y.S.2d 626 (2nd Dep't 1997), app den, 89 N.Y.2d 816, 659 N.Y.S.2d 856, 681 N.E.2d 1303 (1997)  (Jury verdict for plaintiff in product liability case reversed, complaint dismissed; no proximate causation as a matter of law)
  • Wexler v. Malpeso, 234 A.D.2d 149, 651 N.Y.S.2d 303 (1st Dep't 1996), subsequent appeal, 251 A.D.2d 49, 672 N.Y.S.2d 723 (1st Dep't 1998)
  • In re Liquidation of Union Indem. Ins. Co., 234 A.D.2d 70, 650 N.Y.S.2d 227 (1st Dep't 1996) (Confirming limitations of coverage by New York Property/Casualty Ins. Security Fund)
  • Tornese v. Tornese, 233 A.D.2d 316, 649 N.Y.S.2d 177 (2nd Dep't 1996)
  • Maksymowicz v. New York City Bd. of Educ., 232 A.D.2d 223, 647 N.Y.S.2d 780 (1st Dep't 1996) (Antisubrogation rule applies)
  • Nieves v. E.W. Bliss Co., 231 A.D.2d 697, 647 N.Y.S.2d 563 (2nd Dep't 1996), lv den, 89 N.Y.2d 806, 654 N.Y.S.2d 716, 677 N.E.2d 288 (1997) (Summary judgment affirmed dismissing products case)
  • McGill v. GMC, 231 A.D.2d 449, 647 N.Y.S.2d 209 (1st Dep't 1996) (Dismissing G.B.L., fraud, warranty and misrepresentation claims in putative class action)
  • National Cas. Co. v. State Ins. Fund, 227 A.D.2d 115, 641 N.Y.S.2d 665 (1st Dep't 1996), lv den, 88 N.Y.2d 813, 649 N.Y.S.2d 380, 672 N.E.2d 606 (1996) (Application of “antisubrogation doctrine” in declaratory judgment case)
  • Wexler v. Yeshiva Torah Vodaath, 226 A.D.2d 206, 640 N.Y.S.2d 555 (1st Dep't 1996)
  • Spoto v. S.D.R. Constr., 226 A.D.2d 202, 641 N.Y.S.2d 20 (1st Dep't 1996) ($1.4 million judgment vacated, new trial ordered, due to errors in court’s charge)
  • Knight v. City of N.Y., 225 A.D.2d 355, 639 N.Y.S.2d 18 (1st Dep't 1996)  (Reversal of summary judgment against third-party defendant in construction accident case)
  • Superintendent of Ins. v. Digirol, 223 A.D.2d 488, 636 N.Y.S.2d 791 (1st Dep't 1996) (Superintendent’s interpretation of Insurance Law liquidation provisions to exclude payment of interest confirmed)
  • Santiago v. Walsh-Atkinson Co., 222 A.D.2d 307, 635 N.Y.S.2d 599 (1st Dep't 1995) (Affirming transfer of products liability action from Bronx to Suffolk County)
  • Mathew v. William L. Crow Constr. Co., 220 A.D.2d 490, 632 N.Y.S.2d 181 (2nd Dep't 1995)(Granting summary judgment to third-party plaintiff based on failure of third-party defendant to procure insurance as agreed)
  • Rainbow Venture Assocs., L.P. v. Parc Vendome Assocs., 221 A.D.2d 164, 633 N.Y.S.2d 478 (1st Dep't 1995)
  • Rohring v. City of Niagara Falls, 212 A.D.2d 320, 630 N.Y.S.2d 827 (4th Dep't 1995) (Holding upon reversal: Defendants properly complied with CPLR Art. 50-B)
  • In re Estate of Rimland, 217 A.D.2d 550, 628 N.Y.S.2d 809 (2nd Dep't 1995)
  • In re Conservatorship of Bauer (Silberman v. Curley), 216 A.D.2d 25, 627 N.Y.S.2d 640 (1st Dep't), app dismissed, 86 N.Y.2d 867, 659 N.E.2d 762 (1995), app den in part, dismissed in part, 87 N.Y.2d 952, 641 N.Y.S.2d 826, 664 N.E.2d 891 (1996)
  • Bingham v. Atlantic Mut. Ins. Co., 215 A.D.2d 315, 626 N.Y.S.2d 807 (1st Dep't 1995) (Disclaimer for “intentional act” upheld)
  • Washington v. New York City Indus. Dev. Agency, 215 A.D.2d 297, 627 N.Y.S.2d 343 (1st Dep't 1995) (Antisubrogation rule applied)
  • Rodriguez v. New York City Housing Auth., 215 A.D.2d 362, 626 N.Y.S.2d 240 (2nd Dep't 1995) ($875,000 judgment reversed due to evidentiary errors)
  • Matter of Horizon Ins. Co. (Walsh v. Doody), 214 A.D.2d 447, 625 N.Y.S.2d 200 (1st Dep't), lv den, 86 N.Y.2d 706, 632 N.Y.S.2d 499, 656 N.E.2d 598 (1995) (Disclaimer for late notice upheld )
  • National Union Fire Ins. Co. v. State Ins. Fund, 213 A.D.2d 164, 623 N.Y.S.2d 558 (1st Dep't 1995) (Antisubrogation rule applied in post-settlement declaratory judgment action between insurers)
  • Avalanche Wrecking Corp. v. New York State Ins. Fund, 211 A.D.2d 551, 621 N.Y.S.2d 74 (1st Dep't 1995) (Antisubrogation rule applied)
  • Baljit v. Suzy's Dep't Store, 211 A.D.2d 555, 621 N.Y.S.2d 76 (1st Dep't 1995) (Workers’ Compensation exclusivity bar applies even to “off-the-books” workers)
  • Jarvis v. Dianto, 210 A.D.2d 380, 621 N.Y.S.2d 87 (2nd Dep't 1994), lv den, 85 N.Y.2d 811, 631 N.Y.S.2d 287, 655 N.E.2d 400 (1995) (One & two family dwelling exception to Labor Law §240 applies; $4.8 million judgment reversed, complaint dismissed)
  • Troy v. Troy, 210 A.D.2d 12, 619 N.Y.S.2d 560 (1st Dep't 1994)
  • Parisi v. McElhatton, 209 A.D.2d 495, 619 N.Y.S.2d 92 (2nd Dep't 1994)
  • Voutsas v. Chrysler Motor Corp., 208 A.D.2d 919, 618 N.Y.S.2d 23 (2nd Dep't 1994) (Affirming transfer of venue)
  • Buonaccorso v. City of N.Y., 208 A.D.2d 791, 618 N.Y.S.2d 393 (2nd Dep't 1994) (Further discovery of product liability defendant denied)
  • Hadai v. All Am. Power Tools, 207 A.D.2d 752, 616 N.Y.S.2d 963 (1st Dep't 1994) (Preclusion order in favor of product manufacturer upheld)
  • Stewart v. Tetenbaum, 206 A.D.2d 418, 614 N.Y.S.2d 745 (2nd Dep't 1994) (Toll of Statute of Limitations for insanity terminates on appointment of guardian)
  • Wolfert v. Buttolph, 206 A.D.2d 359, 614 N.Y.S.2d 53 (2nd Dep't 1994)
  • In re Estate of Rimland, 205 A.D.2d 693, 614 N.Y.S.2d 26 (2nd Dep't 1994)
  • Falbros Realty v. Michetti, 200 A.D.2d 85, 612 N.Y.S.2d 561 (1st Dep't 1994)
  • Reinsurance Co. of Am. v. Superintendent of Ins., 203 A.D.2d 90, 610 N.Y.S.2d 43 (1st Dep't), lv den, 84 N.Y.2d 802, 617 N.Y.S.2d 136, 641 N.E.2d 157 (1994)
  • McDonald v. New York City Health & Hosps. Corp., 203 A.D.2d 6, 610 N.Y.S.2d 13 (1st Dep't 1994) (New trial ordered due to improper charge)
  • Viola v. Great Neck Water Pollution Control Dist., 202 A.D.2d 363, 610 N.Y.S.2d 189 (1st Dep't 1994) (Third-party action against co-insured contractor barred by antisubrogation rule)
  • Abbott v. Herzfeld & Rubin, P. C., 202 A.D.2d 351, 609 N.Y.S.2d 230 (1st Dep't), app dismissed in part, den in part, 83 N.Y.2d 995, 616 N.Y.S.2d 475, 640 N.E.2d 142 (1994)
  • Baca v. HRH Constr. Corp., 200 A.D.2d 538, 607 N.Y.S.2d 21 (1st Dep't), app den, 84 N.Y.2d 807, 621 N.Y.S.2d 516, 645 N.E.2d 1216 (1994) (“High-Low” Settlement held to be release barring claims for contribution under G.O.L. §15-108)
  • In re Liquidation of Midland Ins. Co. (Bayly, Martin & Fay, Inc.), 199 A.D.2d 207, 605 N.Y.S.2d 300 (1st Dep't 1993) (“Defense-costs-only” policy not within N.Y. Security Fund)
  • Waldman v. Waldman, 196 A.D.2d 650, 601 N.Y.S.2d 623 (2nd Dep't 1993)
  • Hirschfeld v. Stahl, 194 A.D.2d 388, 599 N.Y.S.2d 951 (1st Dep't 1993) (Attorney disqualification upheld)
  • Rawson v. Pyramid Champlain Co., 193 A.D.2d 1052, 600 N.Y.S.2d 672 (4th Dep't 1993) (Antisubrogation rule applied)
  • Markowitz v. S.C. Johnson & Sons, Inc., 182 A.D.2d 742, 586 N.Y.S.2d 216 (2nd Dep't 1992) (Sufficiency of products liability expert testimony)
  • Fallon v. Wall St. Clearing Co., 182 A.D.2d 245, 586 N.Y.S.2d 953 (1st Dep't 1992)(Securities action)
  • Torres v. City of N. Y., 177 A.D.2d 97, 581 N.Y.S.2d 194 (2nd Dep't 1992), lv den, 80 N.Y.2d 759, 589 N.Y.S.2d 309, 602 N.E.2d 1125, cert den, 507 U.S. 986, 123 L. Ed. 2d 151, 113 S. Ct. 1584 (1993)  (Dry dock is within federal maritime jurisdiction; impervious to State Labor Law)
  • Lafontant v. Hollymatic Corp., 183 A.D.2d 702, 586 N.Y.S.2d 509 (2nd Dep't 1992) (Discovery in products action)
  • Thomas v. Westinghouse Electric Corp., 180 A.D.2d 491, 579 N.Y.S.2d 397 (1st Dep't 1992) (Exclusion of evidence of post-manufacture design change)
  • Steigerwald v. Cold Spring Imports, Inc., 179 A.D.2d 752, 579 N.Y.S.2d 1010 (2nd Dep't 1992)
  • Gordon v. Crabtree Nissan, Inc., 178 A.D.2d 338, 577 N.Y.S.2d 398 (1st Dep't 1991) (Change of venue from Bronx to Westchester affirmed)
  • Suda v. Suda, 178 A.D.2d 194, 577 N.Y.S.2d 51 (1st Dep't 1991)
  • Torrioni v. Unisul, Inc., 176 A.D.2d 623, 575 N.Y.S.2d 66 (1st Dep't 1991)
  • Fowler v. Stillwater Assoc., Ltd., 169 A.D.2d 226, 572 N.Y.S.2d 558 (4th Dep't 1991) (Antisubrogation rule applied to bar third-party action)
  • In re 168½ Delancey Corp., 174 A.D.2d 523, 572 N.Y.S.2d 295 (1st Dep't 1991)
  • In re Ideal Mut. Ins. Co., 174 A.D.2d 420, 571 N.Y.S.2d 18 (1st Dep't 1991)
  • Palladino v. A. P. Moller, Inc., 174 A.D.2d 335, 570 N.Y.S.2d 548 (1st Dep't 1991) (Reversal of judgment in plaintiff’s favor and dismissal of products liability action due to intervening alterations)
  • Allen v. County of Westchester, 172 A.D.2d 471, 567 N.Y.S.2d 826 (2nd Dep't 1991)
  • In re Midland Ins. Co., 170 A.D.2d 272, 565 N.Y.S.2d 1011 (1st Dep't), lv den, 78 N.Y.2d 855, 573 N.Y.S.2d 645, 578 N.E.2d 443 (1991)
  • Midland Ins. Co. v. Dairyland Ins. Co., 170 A.D.2d 243, 565 N.Y.S.2d 517 (1st Dep't 1991) (Liability of co-insurer sustained)
  • Csoka v. Bliss, 168 A.D.2d 664, 563 N.Y.S.2d 492 (2nd Dep't 1990) (Summary judgment upheld in products action)
  • Smilow v. General Motors Corp., 168 A.D.2d 237, 562 N.Y.S.2d 477 (1st Dep't 1990) (Transfer of venue in products action)
  • Volkswagen of America, Inc. v. Friedman, 166 A.D.2d 709, 561 N.Y.S.2d 597 (2nd Dep't 1990) (Restriction on “Lemon Law”)
  • Salomon Bros., Inc. v. West Virginia State Bd. of Inv., 168 A.D.2d 384, 563 N.Y.S.2d 714 (1st Dep't 1990), lv den, 77 N.Y.2d 807, 569 N.Y.S.2d 610, 572 N.E.2d 51 (1991) (Dismissal of Declaratory Judgment action affirmed, notwithstanding brought first, where full remedy available in defendant’s subsequently-instituted traditional form of action)
  • Rocovich v. Consolidated Edison Co., 167 A.D.2d 524, 562 N.Y.S.2d 197 (2nd Dep't 1990)
  • Polyak v. General Motors Corp., 167 A.D.2d 235, 561 N.Y.S.2d 733 (1st Dep't 1990) (Transfer of venue from N.Y. to Richmond County)
  • Caplin v. Ranhofer, 167 A.D.2d 155, 561 N.Y.S.2d 237 (1st Dep't 1990) (Change of venue upheld after only party resident in venued county dismissed)
  • Hynson v. American Motors Sales Corp., 164 A.D.2d 41, 561 N.Y.S.2d 589 (2nd Dep't 1990)
  • Weinstein v. Volkswagen of America, Inc., 163 A.D.2d 576, 559 N.Y.S.2d 30 (2nd Dep't 1990) (Dismissal for failure to provide discovery upheld)
  • In re Union Indem. Ins. Co., 162 A.D.2d 398, 557 N.Y.S.2d 51 (1st Dep't 1990) (Reformation of insurance policy denied)
  • USI Agri Business Co. v. SKA, S.p.A., 159 A.D.2d 375, 553 N.Y.S.2d 990 (1st Dep't 1990)
  • Park Assoc. v. Crescent Park Assoc., Inc., 159 A.D.2d 460, 552 N.Y.S.2d 314 (2nd Dep't 1990)
  • IBT Industries, Ltd. v. Schiavo, 159 A.D.2d 488, 552 N.Y.S.2d 851 (2nd Dep't 1990)
  • Orabi v. George Hildebrandt, Inc., 157 A.D.2d 506, 550 N.Y.S.2d 5 (1st Dep't 1990) (Preclusion and summary judgment granted for failure to provide disclosure)
  • Volvo North America Corp. v. DePaola, 156 A.D.2d 40, 554 N.Y.S.2d 835 (1st Dep't 1990)
  • American Motors Sales Corp. v. Lapidus, 156 A.D.2d 517, 548 N.Y.S.2d 801 (2nd Dep't 1989)
  • Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Center, Inc. v. New York State Dep't of Ins. Liq. Bureau, 155 A.D.2d 742, 547 N.Y.S.2d 454 (3rd Dep't 1989) (Exclusivity of Liquidation Proceeding)
  • Chakmakjian v. NYRAC, Inc., 154 A.D.2d 644, 546 N.Y.S.2d 650 (2nd Dep't 1989) (Affirming disclosure of co-defendant’s accident reports)
  • Gillman v. Pebble Cove Home Owners Ass'n, 154 A.D.2d 508, 546 N.Y.S.2d 134 (2nd Dep't 1989)
  • American Motors Sales Corp. v. Brown, 152 A.D.2d 343, 548 N.Y.S.2d 791 (2nd Dep't 1989), lv den, 75 N.Y.2d 709, 556 N.Y.S.2d 247, 555 N.E.2d 619 (1990) (Limitation of “Lemon Law”)
  • Breslauer v. Dan, 150 A.D.2d 324, 540 N.Y.S.2d 854 (2nd Dep't 1989)
  • Lopez v. Huntington Autohaus, Ltd., 150 A.D.2d 351, 540 N.Y.S.2d 874 (2nd Dep't 1989) (Plaintiff’s “overbroad” discovery demand stricken)
  • In re Union Indem. Ins. Co., 140 Misc.2d 702, 531 N.Y.S.2d 936 (Sup. Ct., N.Y. County 1988), aff'd sub nom. Snyder Tank Corp. v. Superintendent of Ins., 150 A.D.2d 992, 542 N.Y.S.2d 1002 (1st Dep't), corrected sub nom. In re Liquidation of Union Indem. Ins. Co., 151 A.D.2d 301, 544 N.Y.S.2d 262 (1st Dep't 1989), app den, 75 N.Y.2d 704, 552 N.Y.S.2d 110, 551 N.E.2d 603 (1990) (Interpretation of N.Y. Property/Casualty Ins. Security Fund Statute)
  • Stanzione v. Consumer Builders, Inc., 149 A.D.2d 682, 540 N.Y.S.2d 482 (2nd Dep't 1989) (Discovery of non-party witness authorized)
  • Pannone v. Burke, 149 A.D.2d 673, 540 N.Y.S.2d 313 (2nd Dep't 1989), app den, 74 N.Y.2d 610, 546 N.Y.S.2d 554, 545 N.E.2d 868 (1989) (Summary judgment dismissing complaint in construction site accident)
  • Rosario v. General Motors Corp., 148 A.D.2d 108, 543 N.Y.S.2d 974 (1st Dep't 1989)(Establishing per se rule for discovery of plaintiff’s expert in products liability action where product destroyed)
  • Pesce v. City of N.Y., 147 A.D.2d 537, 537 N.Y.S.2d 613 (2nd Dep't 1989) (New trial ordered due to improper charge)
  • Avner v. 93rd Street Ass'n, 147 A.D.2d 414, 538 N.Y.S.2d 258 (1st Dep't 1989) (Causation is issue of fact in Labor Law §240 case)
  • Christiansen v. City of N.Y., 144 A.D.2d 328, 534 N.Y.S.2d 386 (2nd Dep't 1988), lv den, 73 N.Y.2d 710, 541 N.Y.S.2d 764, 539 N.E.2d 592 (1989) (Dismissal of amended complaint for failure to comply with CPLR 1003)
  • Corcoran v. Abbott Sommers, Inc., 143 A.D.2d 874, 533 N.Y.S.2d 511 (2nd Dep't 1988)(Disclaimer by insurer upheld)
  • L.I.C. Commercial Corp. v. Zirinsky, 142 A.D.2d 713, 531 N.Y.S.2d 110 (2nd Dep't 1988), lv den, 73 N.Y.2d 707, 540 N.Y.S.2d 238, 537 N.E.2d 623 (1989) (Specified performance denied)
  • Atlantic Beach v. Pebble Cove Homeowners' Assoc., 139 A.D.2d 627, 527 N.Y.S.2d 429 (2nd Dep't 1988)
  • Choiniere v. American Motors Corp., 133 A.D.2d 332, 519 N.Y.S.2d 231 (2nd Dep't 1987) (Discovery of non-party witness authorized)
  • Kennerly v. Campbell Chain Co., 133 A.D.2d 669, 519 N.Y.S.2d 839 (2nd Dep't 1987) (Summary judgment dismissing products liability action)
  • Thomas v. Rosen Group Properties, Inc., 130 A.D.2d 451, 516 N.Y.S.2d 3 (1st Dep't), app dismissed, 70 N.Y.2d 927, 524 N.Y.S.2d 434, 519 N.E.2d 345 (1987) (Cross-claim against co-defendant reinstated)
  • Bleier v. Heschel, 128 A.D.2d 662, 512 N.Y.S.2d 902 (2nd Dep't 1987)
  • Corriel v. Volkswagen of America, Inc., 127 A.D.2d 729, 512 N.Y.S.2d 126 (2nd Dep't 1987) (Upon reversal, conditional order of preclusion granted)
  • Randazzo v. Pepsi-Cola Metropolitan Bottling Co., 126 A.D.2d 535, 510 N.Y.S.2d 656 (2nd Dep't 1987) (Additional inspection of “detective” product authorized)
  • Rodriguez v. Middle Atlantic Auto Leasing, Inc., 122 A.D.2d 720, 511 N.Y.S.2d 595 (1st Dep't 1986), app dismissed, 69 N.Y.2d 874, 514 N.Y.S.2d 723, 507 N.E.2d 317 (1987) (Complaint dismissed for failure to restore to calendar)
  • Arslanian v. Volkswagen of America, Inc., 121 A.D.2d 492, 504 N.Y.S.2d 13 (2nd Dep't 1986)
  • Lomax v. Henry, 119 A.D.2d 638, 501 N.Y.S.2d 84 (2nd Dep't 1986)
  • Beasock v. Dioguardi Enterprises, Inc., 117 A.D.2d 1016, 499 N.Y.S.2d 560 (4th Dep't 1986) (Attorney work product privilege extends to work prepared for other litigation)
  • General Accid. Fire & Life Assur. Corp. v. Hawkins, 115 A.D.2d 357, 495 N.Y.S.2d 398 (1st Dep't 1985)  (Exclusivity of liquidation proceeding)
  • Cover v. Cohen, 115 A.D.2d 693, 496 N.Y.S.2d 519 (2nd Dep't 1985), later proceeding, 113 A.D.2d 502, 497 N.Y.S.2d 382 (2nd Dep't 1985)
  • McDaniel v. Clarkstown Cent. School Dist., 111 A.D.2d 151, 488 N.Y.S.2d 783 (2nd Dep't 1985), adhered to, 110 A.D.2d 349, 494 N.Y.S.2d 885 (2nd Dep't 1985)
  • McDonald v. Bliss, 106 A.D.2d 619, 483 N.Y.S.2d 108 (2nd Dep't 1984) (Summary judgment granted dismissing product liability action)
  • Wiseman v. American Motors Sales Corp., 103 A.D.2d 230, 479 N.Y.S.2d 528 (2nd Dep't 1984) (Method of obtaining discovery from out-of-state non-party witness)
  • Salamak v. Kay Lincoln Mercury, Inc., 102 A.D.2d 820, 476 N.Y.S.2d 362 (2nd Dep't 1984)
  • Wiseman v. American Motors Sales Corp., 101 A.D.2d 859, 475 N.Y.S.2d 885 (2nd Dep't 1984) (Discovery authorized of plaintiff’s pre-accident medical history, even without claim of injury aggravation)
  • Gargano v. Rosenthal, 100 A.D.2d 534, 473 N.Y.S.2d 225 (2nd Dep't 1984) (Preclusion for failure to provide disclosure)
  • Mack v. Altmans Stage Lighting Co., 98 A.D.2d 468, 470 N.Y.S.2d 664 (2nd Dep't 1984) (No proximate causation in Labor Law §240 case)
  • Meyer v. Volkswagen of America, Inc., 92 A.D.2d 488, 459 N.Y.S.2d 82 (1st Dep't 1983) (Requiring strict compliance with BCL §307)
  • Rubin v. United Methodist City Soc., 90 A.D.2d 809, 455 N.Y.S.2d 748 (2nd Dep't 1982), app den, 59 N.Y.2d 605 (1983) (Deposition of non-party attorney authorized)
  • Manganero v. Grega, 90 A.D.2d 824, 456 N.Y.S.2d 991 (2nd Dep't 1982) (Material prepared for litigation privilege upheld)
  • Schlitter v. New York, 89 A.D.2d 979, 454 N.Y.S.2d 139 (2nd Dep't 1982) (Disclosure required of nature of defect plaintiff asserts)
  • De Vincent v. Porsche-Audi Manhattan, Inc., 84 A.D.2d 572, 445 N.Y.S.2d 418 (2nd Dep't 1981)
  • Rodriguez v. Middle Atlantic Auto Leasing, Inc., 78 A.D.2d 629, 432 N.Y.S.2d 709 (1st Dep't 1980)
  • Prudential Sav. Bank v. Panchar Realty Corp., 72 A.D.2d 792, 421 N.Y.S.2d 619 (2nd Dep't 1979)
  • Robles v. New York City Housing Auth., 12 Misc.3d 147A, 824 N.Y.S.2d 758 (App Term, 1st Dept. 8/10/06) (Department of Health Abatement Order not collateral estoppel on the presence of lead in apartment)
  • Shomo v. New York City Housing Auth., ___ Misc.2d ___, N.Y.L.J. 10/29/03 (App Term, 1st Dep’t) (Appeal dismissed as untimely; propriety of service of order with notice of entry upheld)
  • Cayetano v. New York City Housing Auth., ___ Misc.2d ___, 2003 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 729, 2003 N Y Slip Op 50981U (App Term, 1st Dep’t 2003) (Reversed, complaint dismissed for lack of evidence that defendant landlord had notice of dangerous propensities of tenant’s dog)
  • Fourtounis v. New York City Housing Auth., ___ Misc.2d ___, 2002 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 1694, 2002 N Y Slip Op 40547U (App Term, 2nd & 11th Dists. 2002) (Jury finding plaintiff negligent but not proximate cause is inconsistent; $4.8 million verdict vacated, new trial ordered)
  • Adighiuzor v. New York City Housing Auth., ___ Misc.2d ___, 2002 N Y Slip Op 50327U (App Term, 1st Dep't 8/9/02)(Denial of leave to serve amended bill of particulars affirmed)
  • Torres v. New York City Housing Auth., ___ Misc.2d ___ (App. Term, 1st Dep't 10/5/00)
  • Ellis v. Weisser, ___ Misc.2d ___ (App. Term, 1st Dep't 9/25/00)
  • Lexington Economic Consultants v. Goodman, ___ Misc.2d ___, N.Y.L.J. 11/14/97 (App. Term, 1st Dept.)
  • Cahlstadt v. Metropolitan Trans. Auth., __ Misc.2d __, N.Y.L.J. 12/23/92 (App. Term, 2nd Dept.)
  • Gaskill v. Abex Corp., ___ N.J. Super. ___, ___ A.2d ___ (App. Div. 2012) (Plaintiff’s lies and
    deceptions during discovery irretrievably prejudiced defendant; dismissal with prejudice
    affirmed
  • DiLuzio-Gulino v. Daimler Chrysler Corp., 385 N.J. Super. 434, 897 A.2d 438 (App. Div. 2006)
  • Boldt v. Correspondence Mgmt., 320 N.J. Super. 74, 726 A.2d 975 (App. Div. 1999)(Class action reinstated)
  • In re Automobile Antitrust Litigation Case I & II, 2005 Cal App. LEXIS 1965 (Sup Ct. Calif. 2005) (No jurisdiction over auto manufacturer)
  • Volkswagen of America, Inc. v Ramirez, 48 Tex. Sup. J. 256, 159 S.W.3d 897 (Sup. Ct. Texas 2004)

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