Interview with Mr. Benjamin Ackley

By Ben Weisman| Staff Writer

Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Mr. Benjamin Ackley, an associate at Pryor Cashman. Continue reading

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Discussion with Hon. Gretchen Walsh of the Commercial Division and Matrimonial Part of the New York State Supreme Court, Westchester County

By Evan O’Connor | Staff Writer 

Introduction

On Friday November 9, 2018, I had the pleasure of interviewing Justice Gretchen Walsh regarding her legal career and path to becoming a Judge for the Commercial Division of the New York State Supreme Court in Westchester County Continue reading

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Risky Business – An Interview With Professor Steven Benjamin

By: Taryn Van Deusen| Staff Writer

INTRODUCTION

Steven Benjamin is an adjunct professor at Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University Continue reading

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An Interview with Bruce DePaola, Esq.

By Mikhail Stoliarov|Staff Writer

Mr. Bruce DePaola, Esq., is a partner in the Real Estate practice of Paul Hastings Continue reading

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MacKay v. Paesano, Index No. 68232-14, 2/6/2017 (Emerson, J.)

Motion to Dismiss; Joint Venture; Statute of Frauds; Leave to Replead

By: Kei Haneda | Staff Writer

From 2007 to 2010, Paesano and Cadan (collectively “Defendants”), allegedly failed to adhere to a series of agreements they entered into with MacKay (“Plaintiff”). Under the alleged agreements Continue reading

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Gowen v. Helly Nahmad Gallery, Inc., Index No. 650646/2014, 5/8/2018 (Bransten, J.)

Motion to Dismiss; Personal Jurisdiction; Alter Ego Theory; CPLR 3211(a); CPLR 4511

By: Miles Works | Staff Writer

In 1939, as the Nazis approached France, Mr. Stettiner was forced to flee his Parisian home, leaving behind a valuable painting, Seated Man with a Cane(1918). The Nazis looted and sold the painting. After Nazi artwork sales were declared null and void Continue reading

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New York State Workers’ Compensation Bd. v. Compensation Risk Mgrs., LLC, 12/14/17 (Platkin, J.)

Derivative Claims; Implied Indemnity; Trustees’ Implied Duties; Near-Privity

By: Jared Fitzpatrick | Staff Writer

In 2013, the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board (the “Board”) brought suit against the trustees of HITNY, Continue reading

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Parauda v. Encompass Ins. Co. of Am., Index No. 61128/15, 1/25/2018 (Bucaria, J.)

Breach of Insurance Policy; Declaratory Judgment; Summary Judgment

By: George Alissandratos | Staff Writer

John Parauda and Gretchen Walsh (“Plaintiffs”) owned a home located in Pleasantville, NY, which they occupied as their residence. Encompass Insurance Company of America (“Defendant”) issued an insurance policy covering the home. Continue reading

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Matter of Digeser v. Flach, Index No. 2382-13 (Platkin, J.)

Valuation of Shares; Dissolution; Corporations

By: Steven Cuttonaro | Staff Writer

Petitioner commenced this action seeking to dissolve two business corporations, Gould Erectors & Rigging, Inc. (“Gould”), and Flach Crane and Rigging Co., Inc. (“Flach”) pursuant to Business Corporation Law § 1104-a. Continue reading

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Culligan Soft Water Co. v. Clayton Dubilier & Rice, LLC, Index No. 651863/2012, 1/11/2017 (Oing, J.)

CPLR § 3102(c); Derivative Action

By: Madeline Collins | Senior Staff Writer

Plaintiffs, minority shareholders of nominal Defendant, Culligan Ltd. (“Culligan Limited”), bought this derivative action on behalf of that entity, a Bermuda company that does business in New York. Continue reading

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