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Rivkin Radler Welcomes Three New Attorneys
July 18, 2018 | Health Services | General Liability
Rivkin Radler LLP has welcomed new associates, Margarita Christoforou, Cassandra Rivais and Jonah Zweig. Margarita Christoforou, of St. James, has joined the firm’s Health Services Practice Group. Margarita represents various healthcare entities, including hospital systems, medical groups and physician practices, long-term care providers, ambulatory surgery centers, Management Services Organizations (MSOs), Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), Independent …
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DeHaven Secures Dismissal for Demolition Contractor Client
July 16, 2018 | General Liability | Construction
George DeHaven handled Romero v 304-306 Canal Street LLC, a lawsuit arising from a job-site accident in which the plaintiff, a construction worker on the job, was injured by the falling ladder of a fire escape on the outside of a building adjoining the job site. Our client, a demolition contractor, performed work only on …
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Versichelli and Misiti Obtain Summary Judgment
July 13, 2018 | Insurance Coverage | Commercial Litigation
Michael Versichelli and Frank Misiti obtained summary judgment dismissing claims against State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company for defense and indemnification of an underlying wrongful death/personal injury judgment in the amount of $2.976 million The underlying lawsuit arose out of a motor vehicle accident whereby the insured’s daughter was following the insured (her mother) in …
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Iseman Quoted in HealthLeaders
July 11, 2018 | Health Services
Bob Iseman was quoted in a HealthLeaders article, “Is Panic Over Risk Adjustment Loss Much Ado About Nothing?” The article discusses the loss of the risk adjustment payments that healthcare insurers depend on to remain profitable under the Affordable Care Act. Iseman informed them, “you have to approach this from the political angle. A lot of …
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Honig and Bholan Win Summary Judgment in Partition Action
July 11, 2018 | Commercial Litigation
In an action seeking partition and sale of a building on Second Avenue in Manhattan, Jeremy Honig and Michelle Bholan successfully obtained summary judgment for their Plaintiff clients,  50% owners of the building, against the Defendant, the other 50% owner of the building. Plaintiffs sought partition and sale of the building, which was encumbered by …
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Kurland Discusses Staying Under the Radar for Jackpot Winners
July 11, 2018 | Trusts & Estates
Jason Kurland was interviewed by CNBC on how to keep it under wraps if you’re the mega millions jackpot winner. Kurland informed, “The jackpots are so much larger than they were years ago, which automatically creates more interest, and social media lets news of a winner spread so rapidly that it’s impossible to control.” “Obviously …
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Riverso, Honig and Han Victorious in Real Estate Developer Court Proceeding
July 10, 2018 | Construction | Commercial Litigation | Real Estate, Zoning & Land Use
Pia Riverso, Jeremy Honig and Lawrence Han were victorious in a proceeding commenced on behalf of their real estate developer client pursuant to Article 4 of the Civil Practice Law and Rules and section 881 of the Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law.  The client’s development project was delayed for over 9 months due to …
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Glambosky and Honig Vanquish Former Commercial Tenant on behalf of Naftali Group
July 10, 2018 | Construction | Commercial Litigation
Erez Glambosky and Jeremy Honig scored a significant victory on behalf of developer Naftali Group, by successfully defeating a commercial tenant’s illegal lockout proceeding. The commercial tenant, a Pilates Studio, alleged that it had not surrendered the premises to the landlord. It never gave the landlord the keys or an affidavit acknowledging the surrender. The …
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Ullman Warns Sports Nutrition Companies of False Advertising
July 9, 2018 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman was quoted in a NutraIngredients-USA article, “NAD ruling reaffirms that science on ingredients shouldn’t be extrapolated to cover finished formulation.” The National Advertising Divison has recommended that a sports nutrition marketer called VH Nutrition discontinue claims made on their supplement “TriDrive” in which they indicate boosts oxygen update capacity and speed recovery. Ullman said,  “you …
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Diviney Quoted in LIBN
July 9, 2018 | Employment & Labor
John Diviney was quoted in the article, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in Long Island Business News. The article focused on the new law that was enacted in New York City last October informing employers they cannot ask for a potential candidates current salary. Diviney informed, “The new law will change salary negotiation dynamics between the employer and employee, benefiting …
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Ullman Gives His Input on NDI Filings
July 6, 2018 | Compliance Investigations & White Collar | Health Services
Marc Ullman was quoted in a NutraIngredients-USA article, “NDI filings coming in at expected rate, FDA says, but questions on GRAS process remain.” The article focuses on the FDA’s belief that there will not be a significant change in how many companies are choosing to go through the process to file NDIs. “I have been …
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Lellos and Kern Close Purchase Transaction
July 3, 2018 | Corporate
Stella Lellos and Robert Kern closed the acquisition of a tire recycling business located on the east end of Long Island.  Lellos and Kern represented the purchaser, a prominent waste management company, in the acquisition of the assets of the seller. This was the client’s first foray into the tire recycling industry. …
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Kaiser Covers Coding/Compliance for Healthcare Risk Management Mag
July 3, 2018 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Jeff Kaiser was interviewed for the Healthcare Risk Management Magazine article, “Coding Issues Carry Major Liability, Compliance Risks.” He discusses some of the major areas of coding risks for hospitals. He also explains the important role fraud reporting plays in a coding compliance program. To read the article, click here. …
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Ullman Quoted in NutraIngredients-USA
June 28, 2018 | Health Services | Compliance Investigations & White Collar
Marc Ullman was quoted in a NutraIngredients-USA article, “FDA says Gottlieb statement does not signal CBD enforcement shift, but some questions unanswered, observers say.” A statement by FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb noted that the US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first CBD drug, which was developed by English company GW Pharmaceuticals. The …
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Greener Featured on WHPC Talk Show
June 28, 2018 | Trusts & Estates
On June 27, 2018, Jeff Greener was a featured guest on the 90.3 FM WHPC radio talk show “Law You Should Know” with host Kenneth Landau, Esq. Jeff discussed trust and estate matters, and how a trust can be an effective planning tool. Click here to listen to the podcast. …
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