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News and Events

New Florida Location Opens (10.1.07)

MMP&S is pleased to announce our new location in Boca Raton, Florida as of October 1, 2007.

News & Events

  Summary Judgment Awarded to Directors and Officers of Property Owners’ Association in Civil Conspiracy/Retaliatory Eviction Action (7.29.14)
In Frank Frasco, et al. v. Mastic Beach Prop. Owners’ Assoc., et al., MMP&S obtained summary judgment dismissing plaintiffs’ complaint in its entirety in a Directors and Officers case.
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  Summary Judgment Awarded to Owner in Labor Law 200, 240(1) and 241 (6) in Fall from a Ladder Case (7.30.14)
In Louis Kearney v. Dynegy, Inc., et al., MMP&S obtained summary judgment dismissing plaintiff's complaint in its entirety.
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  New MMP&S Partners (8.8.14)
MMP&S is pleased to announce that, effective August 8, 2014, Art McQuillan and Sarah Ziolkowski have become partners to the Firm.
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  MMP&S Obtains Summary Judgment for Geotechnical Engineering Firm (7.11.14)
MMP&S successfully obtained summary judgment for our client, a geotechnical engineering firm, in connection with a claim for negligent inspection services
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  Milber Makris Secures Defense Verdict for Scaffolding Contractor in Labor Law 240(1) Case (6-18-14)
In Gonsalves/Rasheed v. 35 W. 54 Realty, et al., MMP&S obtained a jury’s unanimous defense verdict in Supreme Court, Queens County, in a two week long liability trial.
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  MMP&S Obtains Discontinuance with Prejudice for New York City Co-op Board (5.13.14)
In Schindler Elevator Corporation v. 40-50 Tenants Corp. MMP&S successfully obtained a discontinuance with prejudice for a New York City co-op board, in connection with a breach of contract action
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  MMP&S Obtains Dismissal in Accounting Malpractice Action (5.7.14)
In Lee Dodge, Inc. et al v. Sovereign Bank, N.A. et al, MMP&S successfully obtained a dismissal of this accounting malpractice action based on a pre-answer motion.
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  MMP&S Obtains Voluntary Discontinuance of Claims Against Accounting Firm (4.30.14)
In Clement Bros. Contracting v. Posses & Chason CPA’s, LLC, MMP& successfully obtained a voluntary discontinuance of the claims against the insured accounting firm
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  MMP&S Obtains Summary Judgment on behalf of Engineering Firm (4.18.14)
In The Board of Managers of the Sevenberry Condominium v. N7BLLC, et al, MMP&S obtained summary judgment for an engineering firm in connection with claims for fraud, misrepresentation...
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  MMP&S Successfully Obtains Defense and Indemnification for Engineering Firm in Personal Injury Action (2.3.14)
In Ferro v. 4 World Trade Center et al., MMP&S obtained a defense and indemnification for an engineering firm in a personal injury action arising out of the construction of one of the WTC Buidlings
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  MMP&S Obtains Summary Judgment Dismissal of All Claims Against Neighborhood Church in Queens, New York (2.3.14)
In Rodriguez v. Judge, et al., MMP&S successfully obtained summary judgment dismissal of all claims against our client, a local neighborhood church in Queens, New York.
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  MMP&S Granted Pre-Answer Motion to Dismiss in Case Involving New York City Housing Authority (1.14.14)
In Dynasty Stainless Steel & Metal Industries, Inc. v. New York City Housing Authority, et al., the Commercial Division of the New York County Supreme Court dismissed all claims asserted by the plaint
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  MMP&S Successfully Obtains Summary Judgment for Architectural Firm (1.3.14)
In Simos v. Hanac, Inc. et al., MMP&S successfully obtained summary judgment an architectural firm in connection with a personal injury action
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  MMP&S Resolves Accounting Malpractice Action for Nominal Indemnity Payment (12.13.13)
In Viscomi, Wassmer & D’Amico et al v. Gaynes & Stein, CPA, et al MMP&S was able to resolve this accounting malpractice action for a nominal indemnity payment before incurring the expense of discovery
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  MMP&S Successfully Resolves Claim Against Architect (12.9.13)
In 219 East 7th Street Housing Development Fund Corporation v. 342 East 8th Street Housing Development Fund Corporation, et. al., MMP&S successfully resolved an action at mediation without payment on
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  New MMP&S Partner (1.1.14)
MMP&S is pleased to announce that, effective January 1, 2014, Otto Cheng has become partner to the Firm.
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  MMP&S Resolves Three Separate Actions Against Geotechnical Engineering Firm (11.22.13)
MMP&S successfully resolved three (3) separate actions asserted against a geotechnical engineering firm.
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  MMP&S Submits a Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the United States Supreme Court (10.29.13)
MMP&S is seeking Supreme Court review of the U.S. Court of Appeals’ decision in Gordon v. Arcanum Investigations.
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  MMP&S Successfully Obtains Summary Judgment for Architectural Firm in Connection with Personal Injury Action (10.24.13)
In Lanza v. SLCE Architects et al, MMP&S successfully obtained summary judgment for our insured, an architectural firm, in connection with a personal injury action.
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  Case Against Condominium Board Dismissed (10.23.13)
In Winter v. Board of Managers of the Oak Hill Condominium, Justice Mary H. Smith of Supreme Court, Westchester County granted MMP&S’ pre-answer dismissal motion
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  MMP&S Successfully Secures Early Discontinuance of Action Against Architecture Firm (10.17.13)
In Levey v. Path Architecture, PC, et al, MMP&S successfully secured an early discontinuance of an action against an architecture firm arising out of alleged design deficiencies
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  MMP&S Obtains Summary Judgment Dismissing a Declaratory Judgment Action Against Harleysville Worchester Insurance Co. (9.19.13)
In Turner Construction Co., et al. v. The Harleysville Worchester Insurance Co., MMP&S successfully obtained summary judgment dismissing a declaratory judgment action commenced by the owner, gc and
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  MMP&S Successful in a “No Pay” Mediated Resolution of E&O Claim (7.26.13)
MMP&S was successful in a “no pay” mediated resolution of a $750,000 E&O claim.
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  Appellate Division, First Department Upholds Dismissal of Labor Law/Wrongful Death Case (6.3.13)
In Bayo, et al. vs. Sutter Avenue Associates, LLC, MMP&S was successful in defending a decedent’s appeal from an Order granting our motion for summary judgment.
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  MMP&S Secures Summary Judgment in Labor Law/Contractual Indemnity Case (5.14.13)
In Anthony Caro v. Flushing Town Center III, LP, et al. v. Urban Power and Lighting, Inc., MMP&S was successful in securing summary judgment.
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  MMP&S Granted Motion to Dismiss in an FDCPA Case in New Hampshire (5.6.13)
In Himes v. Client Services, et al, MMP&S convinced the federal district Court in New Hampshire to dismiss the Amended Complaint.
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  MMP&S Secures Dismissal in Suit Against Condominium Board (5.1.13)
In Linda Trimigliozzi v. Bedford Square Condominium Board, et al., MMP&S was successful in securing summary judgment, dismissing the plaintiff’s complaint against the insured condominium board
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  MMP&S Secures Summary Judgment in Case Involving Trench Collapse (4.26.13)
In Peter Ferreira v. Dvirka and Bartilucci Consulting Engineers, et al., MMP&S was successful in securing summary judgment dismissing the plaintiff’s complaint and all cross-claims against an insured
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  MMP&S Successfully Obtains Summary Judgment in Declaratory Judgment action (4.8.13)
In Selective Insurance Company of America v. Chu & Gassman Consulting Engineers, P.C., et al., MMP&S successfully obtained summary judgment dismissing a declaratory judgment action
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  MMP&S Welcomes New Attorney (4.22.13)
Effective April 22, 2013, MMP&S welcomes Grant Baros to the Firm.
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  New MMP&S Attorneys (3.18.13)
Effective March 18, 2013, MMP&S welcomes new attorneys, Jonathan Glickman and Art McQuillan to the Firm.
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  Pre-Answer Dismissal Obtained in Legal Malpractice Complaint (2.28.13)
In Fiore vs. Rosa, MMP&S successfully obtained a pre-answer dismissal of a complaint in its entirety in a legal malpractice action against an insured attorney and his law firm.
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  Favorable Settlement Obtained in Slip and Fall Action (2.27.13)
In Younan v. Shore Plaza et al, MMP&S obtained a favorable settlement against the insured property owner and managing agent in a slip and fall in icy parking area.
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  Summary Judgment Secured in Negligence Case Against Property Owner (2.26.13)
In Schider v. Stamford Properties Corp., et al, MMP&S was successful in securing summary judgment, dismissing all claims and cross-claims against an insured property owner and its management company
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  MMP&S Successfully Settles Case Involving Elevator Shaft Falls (2.22.13)
In Samaroo v. Patmos Fifth Real Estate, Inc., MMP&S successfully obtained a settlement of an action brought by two elevator installers who fell five stories down an elevator shaft.
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  Summary Judgment Secured in Contractor Negligence Case (1.24.13)
In Kolb v. Axis Construction Corp., MMP&S was successful in securing summary judgment, dismissing all claims and cross-claims against an insured contractor prior to trial.
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  MMP&S Successful in Denying Plaintiff’s Summary Judgment Motion (1.8.13)
In Gagne v. G&M Realty, LP et al, MMP&S was successful in denying plaintiff’s summary judgment motion and preventing plaintiff from precluding our expert in this high exposure case
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  Pre-Answer Dismissal Obtained in Complaint Against Attorney (1.7.13)
In Maria Tai, et al. v. Daniel R. Broche, et al., MMP&S obtained pre-answer dismissal of a complaint against an insured attorney who represented the sellers of two buildings located in Manhattan.
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  Directed Verdict Obtained in Case Against Architectural Firm (12.4.12)
In Crystal Clear Development, LLC v. Devon Architects of New York, P.C., MMP&S was successful in obtaining a directed verdict of a jury trial conducted in Supreme Court, Nassau County.
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  Summary Judgment Granted in Personal Injury Claim Against Architect (12.14.12)
In West vs. 1718 Pitkin Avenue Realty, LLC, MMP&S successfully obtained summary judgment dismissing an action against an insured architectural firm.
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  MMP&S Welcomes New Associates

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  NEW MMP&S PARTNER (1.1.13)
New Partner to the Firm
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  New MMP&S Attorneys (11.19.12)
MMP&S is pleased to announce that, effective November 19, 2012, Edwin L. Smith and Pamela A. Smith have joined our Woodbury, New York office. Edwin will be Of Counsel, and Pamela will be joining the
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  Voluntary Discontinuance Obtained for Architect in Construction Defect Case (10.2.12)
In 10 West End Ave Condominiums v. Ten West End Holdings LLC et al, MMP&S was successful in having an action voluntarily discontinued against an insured architectural firm that provided services in co
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  Voluntary Discontinuance Obtained for Architect in Aiding and Abetting Claim (9.20.12)
MMP&S successfully obtained a voluntary discontinuance from plaintiff’s and defendant’s counsel prior to depositions in a matter involving an insured architect.
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  Lower Court’s Declaration Successfully Reversed on Appeal in Coverage Action (8.9.12)
In the case of Hasbani, MMP&S successfully reversed a lower court’s declaration that the carrier was obligated to provide umbrella coverage to its insured in an underlying personal injury action.
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  Judicial Declaration Obtained in Coverage Case (7.27.12)
In the case of Flushing Terrace, LLC, et al., MMP&S obtained a judicial declaration that the carrier was not obligated to defend or indemnify a named additional insured under its general liability pol
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  NJ’s Appellate Division Dismisses Claims Against Engineering Firms (8.6.12)
In the matter of Sirianni v. KMB Engineering, et al., MMP&S successfully obtained dismissal on appeal in claim against engineering firm for failure to timely provide an Affidavit of Merit
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  Claims for Breach of Fiduciary Duty Against Co-op Board of Directors Dismissed on Motion for Summary Judgment (5.22.12)
In Inna Gayetsky v. 770 Owners Corp., et al, MMPS successfully obtained dismissal of a co-op shareholder’s claims of breach of fiduciary duty asserted against a co-op and the individual board members
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  Pre-Answer Dismissal Obtained in Legal Malpractice Action (4.2.12)
In Amidon v. Bath Packing Company, MMP&S successfully moved (pre-answer) to dismiss a legal malpractice action based on statute of limitations and failure to state a cause of action
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  Labor Law Action Dismissed in Summary Judgment (5.1.12)
In Dominick Vitti v. West Shore Associates, LLC, et al.., MMP&S was successful in dismissing a New York Labor Law claim against its client Corporate Electric Group
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  Trip and Fall Action Dismissed in Summary Judgment (4.2.12)
In England v. Abyssinian Development, et al.., MMP&S was successful in dismissing an action against premises owner
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  Insurance Broker Malpractice Action Dismissed (1.26.12)
In Linda Dauria, et al. v. Castlepoint Insurance Company, et al., MMP&S was successful in dismissing an insured’s action against her broker for an alleged failure to procure the proper insurance.
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  Voluntary Discontinuance Secured in Case Involving Architectural Firm (12.21.11)
In Rodriguez v. Paramount Development Associates, LLC, MMP&S was successful in securing a voluntary discontinuance of a project owner’s action against an architectural firm
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  NEW MMP&S PARTNERS (1.1.12)
New Partners to the Firm
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  Voluntary Dismissal Obtained in Surveying Firm Case (11.21.11)
MMP&S successfully obtained voluntary dismissal for surveying firm.
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  Voluntary Discontinuance Obtained in Property Damage Case Against Kitchen Designer (11.21.11)
MMP&S obtained voluntary discontinuance of a case against a kitchen designer by establishing to plaintiff’s counsel that the client did not cause/contribute to the property damage at issue
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  Appellate Division Affirms Dismissal of Indemnity/Contribution Claims Against Subcontractor/Employer (10.25.11)
MMP&S successfully obtained summary judgment for a subcontractor/employer, in connection with a third-party claim for contractual indemnity and contribution
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  Summary Judgment Successfully Obtained for HVAC Sub-Contractor in Property Damage Claim (9.14.11)
In Vlahakis v. Belcom Development, LLC v. Modern Air Inc., et. al., MMP&S obtained summary judgment for an HVAC subcontractor, in a property damage claim arising out of deficient construction of home
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  Third Circuit Affirms Lower Court Granting Summary Judgment (7.7.11)
The Third Circuit, applying conflict of laws analysis, applies New York law to an accounting firm that audited a New Jersey-based entity, which allegedly perpetrated a fraudulent scheme centered in NJ
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  Summary Judgment Granted to Civil Engineer in Underpinning Case (9.27.11)
In Narutandeo Parsan v. Better Hope Holdings, LLC, et. al., MMP&S successfully obtained summary judgment for a civil engineer in property damage claim arising out of alleged improper underpinning
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  Summary Judgment Obtained in Personal Injury Claim Against Civil Engineer (9.9.11)
In Gelbard v. The Cityof New York, et. al., MMP&S successfully obtained summary judgment for a civil engineer and surveying company arising out of a pedestrian slip and fall
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  Pre-claim Against Acoustical Design Consultant Settled with No Payment
In Nova Southeastern University v. Cerami & Associates, MMP&S was successful in negotiating a settlement on this pre-claim, with no payment to be made to the claimant on behalf of an acoustical design
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  Appellate Division Affirms Dismissal of Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Action Against Civil Engineer (7.25.11)
In Capasso v. Village of Goshen, et al. MMP&S successfully obtained summary judgment for a civil engineer, in connection with a personal injury action brought by a pedestrian that suffered bilateral
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  Summary Judgment Motion Granted Dismissing All Claims Against Engineer (7.20.11)
In BP Products North America Inc. v. Metal Stone Construction Inc., et al, MMP&S successfully obtained summary judgment for an insured engineer who was retained to prepare plans for shoring, sheeting
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  Case Against Architectural Firm Voluntarily Dismissed (5.10.11)
In 40 Mercer Owners Association v. 40 Mercer St. Condominium, et al., MMP&S effectuated the exchange of mutual releases prior to discovery and the filing of extensive motion papers in a Supreme Court,
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  Plaintiff Condominium Association voluntarily discontinues claim against landscape architect (5.20.11)
In Fiore at the Gardens Condominium Association, Inc. v. Fiore at the Gardens LLC, a foreign LLC, et al, MMP&S was successful in securing a voluntary dismissal for a landscape architectural and land u
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  Plaintiff voluntarily discontinues personal injury claim against architect (5.6.11)
In Diane Friedman, et al, v. Smith Haven Center Associates et al, MMP&S was successful in securing a voluntary discontinuance of all claims and cross-claims against an architectural firm which provide
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  Appellate Division affirms dismissal of property damage case against architect involving underpinning (4.28.11)
In Security Insurance Company of Hartford v. 360 West 28th Street, LLC, a property damage case in which a building’s underground water service pipe was damaged as a result of excavation work on an adj
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  Appellate Division dismisses plaintiff’s Labor Law claim against architect (4.12.11)
In Rodriguez v. Paramount, a Labor Law action, the plaintiff sustained injury when struck in the eye with a metal fragment from a wooden concrete form, while he was striking the bracket with a hammer
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  Architect granted pre-answer voluntary discontinuance in underpinning case (3.24.11)
In Musa Simreen v. 3462 Third Avenue, plaintiff voluntarily dismissed an underpinning case against architect
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  Appellate Division dismisses plaintiff’s Labor Law § 240(1) claim (2.16.11)
In Whitehead v. City of New York, a Labor Law action where the plaintiff sustained injury when a load of steel beams that had been put down on the floor of a structure
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  New MMP&S Partners (1.1.11)
Effective January 1, 2011, Tom Fleming and Gregory Saracino will become partners in the Firm.
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  Federal Judge Dismisses Claim Against School Board Members (12.3.10)
In Terrence J. Firoito v. Diane Ramos-Kelly, et al., MMP&S’s motion to dismiss all claims against past and present members of the Valhalla Union Free School District Board of Education was granted.
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  Voluntary Discontinuance Obtained for Architectural Firm for Property Damage and Trespassing Claims (11.18.10)
In RJF 110 Realty, LLC v. Tower 111, LLC et al., MMP&S successfully obtained voluntary discontinuance with prejudice, prior to discovery, and a release for the insured, an architectural firm.
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  Labor Law and Indemnity Claims Dismissed (10.28.10)
In Lopez v. Navillus Contracting, MMP&S was awarded summary judgment on behalf of the insured masonry contractor dismissing plaintiff’s Labor Law 200, 240(1) and 241(6) claims
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  Toxic Mold Case Dismissed Against Architectural Firm (10.22.10)
In Clara Caldwell et al. v. Two Columbus Avenue Condominium et al., MMP&S was successful in securing summary judgment from the Supreme Court, New York County, dismissing a complaint against
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  Architectural Firm Indemnified and Held Harmless by Project Owner (10.20.10)
In 23-50 Water Edge, LLC v. Russell Fedele et al., MMP&S successfully effectuated the risk transfer, tender, indemnification and hold harmless provisions contained in a contract between a design firm
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  Long Island's 2010 Top Legal Eagles
Mark Seiden was named one of Long Island's Top Legal Eagles under the Architects & Engineer Liability Category
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  Personal Injury Action Against Architect Dismissed (9.16.10)
In Jeannette O’Donnell v. Township of Toms River et al., MMP&S was successful in dismissing a personal injury action against an architectural firm.
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  Action for $600,000 Real Estate Brokerage Commission Dismissed (6.25.10)
In P.S. Burnham Inc. v. Irvine Realty Group, MMP&S was successful in dismissing a realty broker’s claim for a $600,000 brokerage commission allegedly owed after the sale of a $13 million residence in
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  Publication in Scottsdale Insurance Co. Newsletter (6.28.10)
Gregory Saracino’s article, “Identifying an Additional Risk for Accountants in Modern Times:
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  Appellate Division, First Department Unanimously Upheld Statute of Limitations (6.1.10)
In Marguerites Reyes-Dawson v. Joseph Goddu et al., MMP&S successfully obtained a decision from New York’s Appellate Division, First Department which unanimously upheld the trial court’s grant of an
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  Property Damage Case Dismissed on Statute of Limitations (5.14.10)
In Leon Dennis v. #1 Brooklyn Furniture Store, et al., MMP&S was successful in securing a dismissal of all plaintiff’s claims resulting from the latent effects of the exposure of plaintiff’s property
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  Summary Judgment Obtained in Wrongful Death Action (5.12.10)
In Mariusz Mielnik, et al. v. Nikko Construction Corporation et al., MMP&S successfully obtained summary judgment for an architectural firm, in connection with a wrongful death action.
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  Personal Injury Case Dismissed (5.12.10)
In Joseph Giunta, et al. v. Roland’s Electric Inc. MMP&S was successful dismissing a personal injury case. Plaintiff alleges to have sustained serious personal injury while he was working in assisting
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  Defense Verdict Obtained in Slip and Fall Case (5.4.10)
In Andrew Knott v. Richmond Development LLC, et al., MMP&S was successful in obtaining a defense verdict in Supreme Court, Kings County.
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  Voluntary Discontinuance in Labor Law Action (3.23.10)
In Francisco Mejia v. Ruach Chaim Institute, et al., MMP&S succeeded in negotiating a voluntary discontinuance with prejudice as against our insured and a settlement, wherein the third-party defendant
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  Federal Judge Dismisses Religious Discrimination Action (3.31.10)
In Mosdos Chofetz Chaim v. Village of Wesley Hills et al, MMP&S was successful in dismissing a property owner's action against a series of Rockland County villages alleged to have violated civil right
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  New York State Human Rights Law Complaint Dismissed (2.23.10)
In Jennifer L. Butts v. Catseye Pest Control Inc., MMP&S was successful in obtaining a dismissal of a sex discrimination Complaint brought by the New York State Human Rights Commission.
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  Fair Housing Act Violation Lawsuit Dismissed (2.9.10)
In Westchester County Human Rights Commission v. Bedford Development, LLC, et al., MMP&S was successful in obtaining a judgment dismissing a plaintiff’s action against an engineering firm.
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  Property Damage Case Dismissed Against an Architectural Firm (2.8.10)
In Jeffrey Canarick and Rochelle Canarick v. Frank Cicarelli, et al., MMP&S successfully moved for summary judgment, dismissing all claims against an architectural firm.
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  Labor Law §240(1) Action against Construction Company Discontinued Prior to Discovery in Supreme Court Bronx County (1.14.10)
In Hamilton v. D.P. Consulting Corp. et al., MMP&S was successful in obtaining a voluntary stipulation of discontinuance while our motion for summary judgment was pending in this multi-party Labor Law
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  Personal Injury Lawsuit Dismissed (12.30.09)
In Rong Zhu v. Osaka Japanese Restaurant on Ave. U, Inc. et al., MMP&S was successful in obtaining a dismissal of a personal injury lawsuit filed by an employee of a restaurant against the landlord
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  New MMP&S Partners (1.01.10)
Effective January 1, 2010, Peter Morris and Tim Lewis became partners in the Firm
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  Voluntary Discontinuance Obtained in Breach of Contract Case (10.15.09)
In Clara Caldwell and John Caldwell v. Two Columbus Avenue Condominium et al., MMP&S succeeded in having this matter voluntarily discontinued against an engineering firm
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  Summary Judgment Granted in Favor of Architect Prior to Trial (10.5.09)
In Lucy Kung and York Yu Perng Tang v. Jimmy Zheng a/k/a Zhuo Ping et al., MMP&S was successful in dismissing a lawsuit against an architect less than three weeks prior to trial.
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  Appellate Victory for Not-For-Profit Fraternal Organization (10.02.09)
In Laurie Carmer, et al. v. Odd Fellows and Rebecca Nursing Home, Inc. & Odd Fellows Home Association of the State of New York, MMP&S was successful on an appeal in which the Appellate Division...
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  Appellate Victory for Ballpark Engineer (9.18.09)
In Judith Rosenfeld v. Hudson Valley Stadium Corp. et al. MMP&S was successful on an appeal in which the Appellate Division, Second Department, affirmed the dismissal of a complaint against a civil..
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  Pre-Answer Discontinuance for Structural Engineer (9.01.09)
In Board of Managers of the Brownstone Lane Condominium v. Manhattan Townhouse Equities, LLC et al. MMP&S was successful in obtaining a voluntary stipulation of discontinuance…
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  MMP&S Update
Gregory Saracino's article,
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  Legal Malpractice Action Dismissed
In Adele S. Reiff v. Barry Traub, MMP&S was successful in dismissing a legal malpractice action in Rockland County.
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  New MMP&S Partners
MMP&S is pleased to announce that, effective July 1, 2009, Michael Cannon and Elizabeth Gorman became partners in the Firm.
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  Pre-Answer Voluntary Discontinuance Granted in Property Damage Case
In Imperial Ocean Corp. v. Solomon Rosenzweig, MMP&S succeeded in obtaining a pre-answer voluntary discontinuance with prejudice of an action against an engineering firm.
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  Copyright Infringement Claims Dismissed for Architectural and Planning Firm (5.22.09)
In Peter I. Gaito Architecture, LLC v. Simone Development Corp. et al., MMP&S was successful in dismissing copyright infringement claims on behalf of an architectural and planning firm.
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  Summary Judgment Granted in Snow Removal Case (5.5.09)
In Joan Schwint v. Bank Street Commons, LLC and Michael Bellantoni, Inc., MMP&S was successful in dismissing an action against a prominent Westchester contractor.
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  Summary Judgment Granted to Shopping Center Owner (4.6.09)
In Palmira Baffa, et al. v. New Plan of Hillside Village, LLC, et al., MMP&S was successful in obtaining summary judgment on behalf of a shopping center owner that had been sued in connection with a
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  Summary Judgment Granted to Landowner (4.1.09)
In Eliot Cohen v. City of New York and Harry Patterson, MMP&S was successful in dismissing an action against a homeowner.
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  Summary Judgment Granted in Motor Vehicle Accident (3.25.09)
In Striano v. Kiperwasser et al. MMP&S was successful in obtaining summary judgment dismissing a counterclaim against our client in a three-car motor vehicle accident.
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  Summary Judgment Granted to Architectural Firm (3.13.09)
In Security Insurance Co. of Hartford v. 360 W. 28th St., LLC et al., MMP&S was successful in securing summary judgment dismissing the plaintiff’s complaint and all cross-claims
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  Pre-answer motion to dismiss granted to island owners(3.2.09)
In Cecelia Beaudin v. Sarah Guernsey, et al., MMP&S was successful in obtaining a pre-answer dismissal for four individuals who owned an island, who had been sued in connection with a personal injury
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  Dismissal Against Architectural Firm Affirmed by Appellate Division (2.24.09)
In Washington Group International, Inc. v. Office of Architecture, Planning, Design, P.C., MMP&S succeeded in having the third-party complaint dismissed and affirmed by the Appellate Division.
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  Statute of Repose Applied in Dismissal of Complaint Against Design Professionals. (2.23.09)
In State of Connecticut v. Lombardo Brothers Mason Contractors, Inc. et al., MMP&S was successful in obtaining a dismissal in a defective design and construction case under the statute of repose.
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  Pre-Answer Dismissal Granted to Architectural Firm (2.20.09)
In Marguerites Reyes-Dawson v. Joseph Goddu et al., MMP&S was successful in obtaining a pre-answer dismissal for an architectural firm that had been sued in connection with alleged negligent design
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  Summary Judgment Granted to Engineering Firm (2.18.09)
In WDF, Inc. v. E.E.Cruz et al., MMP&S was successful in obtaining summary judgment for a large engineering firm sued in connection with a property damage and delay action.
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  Summary Judgment Granted to Homeowners' Association (2.10.09)
In Mary Angela Kennedy v. Wolf Lake Inc., MMP&S was successful in dismissing a property owner's action against a homeowners' association.
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  Builder's Claim Dismissed Based Upon Federal Copyright Act (2.7.09)
In KBL, Corp. v. Robert A. Arnouts et al., MMP&S succeeded in obtaining a pre-answer dismissal for an architectural firm that had been sued in connection with alleged infringement of copyrighted
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  Trial Dismissal of Labor Law Claims against Premises Owner (2.6.09)
In Castro v. Bedford Developers et. al., MMP&S was successful in obtaining a dismissal of all Labor Law claims against the owner of a construction site, after the close of all evidence at trial.
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  Personal Injury Case Against Architectural Firm Dismissed (1.20.09)
In Paula Perez v. The City of New York et al., MMP&S was successful in obtaining a voluntary discontinuance of all claims and cross-claims asserted against an architectural firm.
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  Summary Judgment granted to Architectural Firm (12.15.08)
In Robert Peck v. 2-J, LLC, et al. MMP&S was successful in obtaining summary judgment for an architectural firm that had been sued in connection with a personal injury action.
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  New MMP&S Partner
MMP&S is pleased to announce that Lou Tassan has joined our Woodbury, New York office as a partner.
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  Summary Judgment granted to Law Firm under Fair Debt Collections Practices Act (11.19.08)
In Orenbuch v Leopold, Gross & Sommers, P.C., MMP&S was successful in obtaining the dismissal of an action alleging violations of the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act by a law firm.
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  New MMP&S Associate
MMP&S is pleased to announce that Charlie DiPasquale has joined our Buffalo, New York office.
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  Summary Judgment granted to Insurance Broker on Certificate of Insurance (10.16.08)
In Tishman v. John Joseph insurance Agency, MMP&S was successful in obtaining summary judgment in favor of an insurance brokerage in connection with the alleged issuance of a certificate of insurance.
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  Summary Judgment granted dismissing Engineer from Lead Inhalation Suit (10.14.08)
In Dasilva et al. v. C&E Ventures et al.,MMP&S, was successful in obtaining summary judgment in a personal injury action by six separate plaintiffs that allegedly suffered lead poisoning.
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  Summary judgment granted in favor of architect (10.2.08)
In Slope West LLC v. Bricolage Designs Co., et al, MMP&S was successful in obtaining summary judgment for an architect in an action for property damage to an apartment building.
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  Appellate Division reverses Supreme Court and Dismisses Wrongful Death Claim
In Altinma v. East 72nd Garage Corp., MMP&S was successful in having the Appellate Division, 2nd Judicial Department, reverse the lower court
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  Dismissal of suit seeking quasi-contractual damages against hospital affirmed on appeal (9.16.08)
In Mid-Atlantic Perfusion Assocs. v. Westchester County Health Care Corp., MMP&S obtained affirmance of the dismissal of a contractor's claims for quasi-contractual damages against a hospital.
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  Summary Judgment granted to Engineer in Trip and Fall Case (9.12.08)
In Heming v. Atometrics Engineering, et al., MMP&S was successful in obtaining summary judgment for an engineering firm that had been sued in connection with a personal injury action.
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  Wrongful Death Case Dismissed (8.21.08)
In Public Administrator, Kings County, as Administrator of the Estate of Roger Ortiz v. Paradise Boxing Club, Inc. et al., MMP&S was successful in making a summary judgment motion dismissing the wrong
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  Pre-suit Indemnification and Release Obtained by Architect (8.1.08)
In Ana Palaguachi et ano. v. 227 34th Street, LLC et al ,MMP&S was successful in obtaining a pre-suit release settlement and hold harmless agreement from a client/owner on behalf of a design firm
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  Wrongful Death Case Dismissed by Supreme Court, Affirmed by Second Department (7.24.08)
In Braun v. NBBJ Architecture, MMP&S obtained summary judgment in Supreme Court, Orange County, and the Appellate Division 2nd Dept. affirmed the dismissal of all claims against the architectural firm
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  Case Against Engineer Dismissed
In Rosenfeld v. Hudson Valley Stadium Corp, et. al., MMP&S was successful in getting a case dismissed against an engineer brought by a baseball fan injured by a foul ball.
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  Case Against Attorney Dismissed (7.10.08)
In DiLascio v. Romano and Ferrante, MMP&S recently obtained a pre-answer dismissal based upon the plaintiff’s failure to properly serve her complaint upon the defendant.
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  Limited Discovery Discontinued Against Engineer in Multi-Million Dollar Personal Injury Case 7.10.08
In Wiener v. The City of New York, MMP&S was successful in obtaining a dismissal in a high exposure personal injury claim against an engineering firm involving a bicyclist at a landmark park
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  New MMP&S Partners (7.1.08)
Effective July 1, 2008, Marisa Lanza, David Montag and Leo D'Alessandro became partners in the Firm.
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  Alleged seven figure property damage claim dismissed due to incomplete service and the motion to restore was denied.
In Middleton v. Rosenberg, et. al., MMP&S was successful on its’ Motion to Dismiss based upon plaintiff’s failure to properly complete service of plaintiff’s Summons with Notice upon MMP&S’ client.
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  Refrigeration Subcontractor Granted SJ (6.23.08)
In Rodriguez v. Waldbaums, et. al., MMP&S was successful in obtaining summary judgment for a refrigeration subcontractor in a slip and fall case.
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  Out-Of-Possession Landowner Granted Summary Judgment
In Gonzalez v. Copacabana, et. al., MMP&S was successful in obtaining summary judgment for an out-of-possession landowner.
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  Snow and Ice Case Dismissed (4.8.08)
In Karen Blaise v. De Tota Corp. and A&T Bagels v. Bedford Construction, MMP&S was successful obtaining summary judgment in favor of a paving contractor with respect to claims for a trip and fall
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  Case Against Attorney Dismissed (3.21.08)
In Samuel Pappy v. Franklin H. Blumenfeld, MMP&S was successful in getting a pre answer dismissal for plaintiff’s failure to state a cause of action in a case alleging abuse of process
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  Accountants Malpractice Case Dismissed (2.29.08)
MMP&S successfully dismissed an accountants' malpractice action based on the three year statute of limitations in accordance with the recent Court of Appeals decision, Williamson v. Price Waterhouse
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  Engineer's Limitation of Liability Clause Upheld (2.26.08)
The New Jersey Appellate Division unanimously affirmed the trial court's grant of summary judgment with respect to the binding effect of a limitation of liability clause.
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  Snow and Ice Case Dismissed (2.13.08)
In Johny Gjoni, et al. v. 108 Rego Developers Corp., et al., MMP&S was successful in getting a dismissal for lack of hazardous conditions and lack of notice.
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  Motor Vehicle case Dismissed for Lack of Serious Injury (2.5.08)
In Luanne Washington, etc., et al., v. Sherri Cross, et al., MMP&S was successful in getting a dismissal of a complaint in an auto case for lack of serious injury.
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  Dismissal of Claim against Engineering Firm upheld on Appeal
In Westbank Contracting, Inc. v. Rondout Valley Central School District, et. al. MMP&S was successful in getting a third-party claim against a construction manager and engineering firm dismissed
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  Unlawful Arrest - Summary Judgment Granted (12.4.07)
In Villano v. The Incorporated Village of Old Brookville the court granted our motion for summary judgment dismissing the case against The Village of Old Brookville arising out of an alleged false
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  Law Prep for the Claims Rep Presentation
Dean Milber and Andrew Pisanelli presented at Nationwide's 1st Legal Summit
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  Insurance Guideline Presentation
Dean Milber and Mark Seiden presented at CNA's Accountants & Lawyers 2007 Annual Defense Network Program
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  New Florida Location Opens (10.1.07)
MMP&S is pleased to announce the opening of our new location in Boca Raton, Florida!
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  New MMP&S Partner (10.01.07)
Effective October 1, 2007, Marybeth Cullinan became a partner in the Firm.
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  New MMP&S Partners (7.1.07)
Effective July 1, 2007, Susan J. Stromberg and Bruce R. Calderon became partners in the Firm.
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  Three-year Statute of Limitations Now Applies to New York Land Surveyors
Patrick Palladino's article,
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  Building a Bridge Between Professional and General Liability
Your Design Professional client has been sued for negligence in connection with a construction project. It's general liability insurance carrier may have more coverage obligations to your client
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  Analyzing and Defending Delay Claims
In addition to the five traditional phases of professional construction services--1
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