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The Breakdown is an informative and equally entertaining podcast discussion that addresses the insurance issues faced by NY contractors and developers today. Experts across multiple fields sharing their “insurance playbook” in a round table podcast...read more
Trial Attorney: Lawrence J. Buchman (Nassau County) Larry Buchman of Pillinger Miller Tarallo represented a defendant driver in a civil case for personal injuries who had pled guilty to DWI and vehicular assault in the accident. The pedestrian plaintiff was demanding...read more
Over the Summer the PMT Law Firm held it’s Annual Pillinger Miller Tarallo Golf Outing. It was a great day with Raffles, 50/50, gift baskets, prizes, silent and live auctions. Most importantly, with the help of our friends, employees and clients we were able to raise...read more
This is a first for PMT. We have never before reported on two cases together. However, this is a special circumstance as these cases read together are “game changers” when it comes to loss transfer. Two recent Court of Appeals decisions underscore the primacy of...read more
Slip and Fall Scheme Rakes in Over $30m and The Five Men Behind it Have Been Charged with Defrauding NYC Area Businesses and Their Insurance Companies
A fraudulent slip and fall scheme has led to the indictment of five New York residents being charged with defrauding New York City area businesses and their insurance companies of more than $30 Million Dollars. Peter Kalkanis, a former chiropractor, Bryan Duncan,...read more
Court of Appeals: Showing of absence of comparative negligence not required in moving for summary judgment.
On April 3, 2018, New York’s highest state court, in Rodriguez v. City of New York, 2018 NY Slip Op. 02287, held, in a 4 to 3 decision, plaintiff need not “demonstrate the absence of comparative negligence to be entitled to partial summary judgment as to a...read more
A Facebook user can no longer prevent the discovery of private postings on their Facebook page. On February, 13, the Court of Appeals unanimously ruled that the threshold for discovery inquiries is not whether the materials sought are private but instead whether they...read more
Social Media and Heavy Cross Examination from PMT Attorneys, Ernest Bernabei assisted by Lisa Gradner, Deliver Construction Client Defense Verdict.
Ernest Bernabei, assisted by Lisa Grandner, obtained a defense verdict before a jury in Atlantic County, New Jersey on January 31, 2018. A substantial amount of time and effort was expended in dealing with serious evidentiary issues arising from the Plaintiff’s...read more
The New York State legislature recently passed an amendment to CPLR 503(a) that makes venue proper when a case is initiated in a “county in which a substantial part of the events or omissions giving rise to the claim occurred.”The New York State legislature recently...read more
On July 25th, 2017, after a 6-day jury trial, PMT partner, Ernest J. Bernabei, assisted by associate, Harminda Morales, obtained a defense verdict in the Hudson County, New Jersey Superior Court. Hon. Jeffrey Jablonski presided over this premises liability matter in...read more