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MMP&S Obtains Defense Verdict in Four Day Jury Trial

In Avril/Romain v. Citizens Property Insurance Company, MMP&S prevailed in a four-day jury trial and obtained a defense verdict in favor of their client Citizens. After deliberating for one hour and ten minutes, the jury agreed with the defense position that there...

MMP&S WINS APPEAL IN WRONGFUL DEATH CASE

Vantroba et al v. Zodiaco et al., MMP&S obtained a reversal and dismissal of wrongful death claims in the Appellate Division, Second Department. The decedent died of smoke inhalation from a fire that started on top of the stove in the decedent's apartment. The...

MMP&S Obtains Dismissal of Complaint Against Real Estate Appraiser

In Mave Hotel Investors LLC v. TS Worldwide, LLC, MMP&S obtained a dismissal of a Complaint in the Commercial Division of the Supreme Court, New York County, based upon the principle that a lender's consultant does not owe a duty to a borrower. In this regard, the...

MMP&S Obtains Affirmance in the Appellate Division, Second Department

In Mooklal v. Clermont Farms, et. al., after successfully prevailing in three prior motions, MMP&S obtained an affirmance in the Appellate Division, Second Department of an order denying plaintiff's motion to renew a prior motion for summary judgment and a prior...

MMP&S Obtains Dismissal of Complaint Against Architectural Firm

In Guo Giang Cai v. First Gardens Corporation, MMP&S obtained dismissal of Plaintiffs' complaint based upon Plaintiffs' failure to state a cause of action against our client, an architectural firm. Plaintiffs alleged that they suffered property damage in their...

MMP&S Obtains Defense Verdict Following 4 Week Jury Trial

MMP&S successfully obtained a defense verdict following a 4 week jury trial in Supreme Court, Kings County. Our client, the Defendants, were the owners and property managers of a cooperative apartment building. The Plaintiff, a package delivery person, claimed...

Covid-19 Update from Milber Makris Plousadis & Seiden, LLP (03.17.20)

2020 "With the global concerns of the spread of COVID-19, the health, safety and well-being of our employees, and continued services to our clients are our top priority. In our efforts to prevent possible exposure to COVID-19 in our working environment, and to...

MMP&S Prevails on Pre-Answer Motion to Dismiss Employment Law Action

In Saffer v. Woodstock Guild of Craftsmen, Inc., MMP&S prevailed on a pre-answer Motion to Dismiss the Complaint in Supreme Court, Queens County. In this employment law action, Plaintiff alleged that he was terminated in retaliation for his complaints concerning...

Summary Judgment Obtained for Architecture and Engineering Design Firm

In Volin v. Gulfstream Park Racing Association, Inc., et al, MMP&S successfully obtained Summary Judgment for our client, an architecture and engineering design firm. The action was a personal injury lawsuit alleging a negligence count against our client for the...

MMP&S Obtains Voluntary Dismissal for Soil Testing and Engineering Firm

In Heron Bay Community Association, Inc. v. WCI Communities, LLC et al, MMP&S successfully obtained a voluntary dismissal for our client, a soil testing and engineering firm, in connection with a complex construction defects suit regarding the Heron Bay Community, a...

MMP&S Obtains Court-Ordered Dismissal in Accounting Malpractice Action

In Sternklar v. Davis Realty, et al, MMP&S successfully effectuated the Court-ordered dismissal with prejudice of a U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York action against an accounting firm that involved professional malpractice, Civil RICO, fraud and...

MMP&S Congratulates New Partners

We are very pleased to announce that Vincent Camacho and Michele Newsome from the White Plains Office and William Goodbody from our Woodbury office have been named as Partners of the firm. Congratulations to our new Partners !!

AIA Honors MMP&S Partner, Rich Davies

This year, one of our own, Rich Davies, partner and co-founder of our Pennsylvania office received one of the highest honors the American Institute of Architects (“AIA”) can bestow upon a person who is not an architect - the designation as Honorary Member, one of only...

MMP&S Wins Second Motion to Dismiss in Accounting Malpractice Case

In Black, et al. v. Dain, et al., MMP&S successfully opposed plaintiffs' motion to reconsider a judge's Order, granting MMP&S' motion to dismiss all claims against our client, an accountant. In short, plaintiffs alleged that our client, a Colorado-based...

MMP&S Successfully Obtains Dismissal of Legal Malpractice Complaint

In Parise et. al. v. Van Pelt et. al., MMP&S successfully obtained a dismissal of plaintiffs’ legal malpractice complaint in accordance with Fed.R.Civ.P. 12(b)(6). Plaintiffs, property owners, had filed a 600-paragraph complaint in 2017 against our client, an...

MMP&S Obtains Discontinuance of Complex Accounting Malpractice Action

In Argyle Funds SPC, Inc. v. BDO Cayman, Ltd, MMP&S successfully persuaded a large international hedge fund plaintiff to discontinue with prejudice a $40 million complex accounting malpractice action against our client, an accounting firm that participated in a...

MMP&S Secures Pre-Answer Motion to Dismiss in E&O Case

In Thomas v. Hand in Hand Family Services, Justice Toussaint in Supreme Court, Kings County, New York granted our motion to dismiss an Article 78 petition seeking six-figure damages and a mother's return of her son's files and records from the respondent agencies, who...

New Partners in Miami Office

We are very pleased to announce that Crystal Arocha and Martina Lanfersiek have become Partners at MMP&S in our Miami office, effective February 6, 2019,