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MSSSV SECURES APPELLATE VICTORY IN PLAINTIFF’S DELAY CASE

The Supreme Court, New York County had dismissed the plaintiff’s complaint due to the plaintiff’s counsel’s repeated failure to provide the defendants with duly executed, HIPAA-compliant authorizations and the plaintiff appealed. 

On appeal, the First Department unanimously affirmed, finding that the Supreme Court “providently exercised its discretion in dismissing the complaint after plaintiff violated multiple orders to produce documentary evidence over the course of approximately 1½  years and finally failed to comply with the orders even after the court had, over defendants’ rigorous objections, given him ‘one last chance’”. …

MSSSV’S EMPLOYMENT GROUP WINS A FEDERAL GENDER EMPLOYMENT DISCRIMINATION CASE FOR THE GREAT NECK SCHOOL DISTRICT ON A MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT.

In Azab v. Great Neck, the plaintiff claimed that the elimination of the Cleaner-Attendant title was discriminatory.  Plaintiff  asserted her claims under both disparate treatment and disparate impact theories.  In awarding the District summary judgment, the Court concluded that the District’s budgetary cuts were a legitimate, non-discriminatory reason for the elimination of the Cleaner-attendant positions.  …

Jack’s Run/Walk for Autism Awareness-VIRTUAL 5K ! 10.17.2020

Our firm is humbled to again be the primary sponsor of Jack’s Run/Walk for Autism, particularly given the turbulence that 2020 has brought. The 5K run/walk was always meant to inject a little sunshine into people’s lives, particularly those who autism has touched. Our event will be held Virtually this year.

FIRST AMENDMENT CASE DISMISSED ON PRE-ANSWER MOTION

MSSSV’s Employment group won a First Amendment Retaliation case yesterday for the New Rochelle School District and its administrators, on a pre-answer motion.
In Butler v New Rochelle, plaintiff claimed that her termination was improperly tied to her speech. Southern District Judge Briccetti disagreed, holding that her speech concerned her gripes about the conditions of her employment, and was thus unprotected speech. …

MSSSV Adds Two Partners

May 1, 2020

MSSSV, LLP is excited to announce the addition of Andrew B. Kaufman and Lawrence S. Wasserman as Partners. Their 30 years of defense experience apiece complements the firm’s emphasis on quality, cost-effective lawyering. Their roster of clients such as Lefrak, the New York Yankees and the YMCA fit perfectly within the firm’s existing clientele of private clients, self-insureds and insurers. …

COVID-19 Alert

MSSSV remains fully operational as all of its attorneys and staff are seamlessly working remotely to continue to serve our clients. Please contact any attorney by email and/or phone. Also, please feel free to contact the following partners by cellphone:

Mike Miranda: 516.270.8451

Ondine Slone: 917.848.3537 …