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Professional Liability Win for Condominium Board

Partner Rich Sklarin recently prevailed in a hard-fought lawsuit involving plaintiff-homeowners’ installation of an unapproved fence around the perimeter of their property within a large Westchester County condominium community that we represented.

 In rejecting plaintiffs’ selective …

Court Upholds Arbitration Clause on MSSSV’S Pre-Answer Motion to Dismiss

Supreme Court Justice Manuel J. Mendez in New York County granted our motion to dismiss plaintiff’s complaint against our client, The Dwight School. The plaintiff, a former teacher at the school, claimed that she was discriminated against based on her national origin pursuant to the broad provisions of th…

Defense Verdict for Partner Maurice Savoiardo

MSSSV started 2017 with a defense verdict in a Federal Court discrimination suit. Plaintiff, a former teacher in the City School District of New Rochelle, asserted claims for national origin discrimination pursuant to Title VII, alleging that she was fired from her positon due to her Chinese national origin…

MSSSV Wins Summary Judgment in Westchester County

Judge Linda Jamieson of the Supreme Court, Westchester County, granted our motion for summary judgment on the ground that the plaintiff did not sustain a “serious injury” as a result of the subject accident. The plaintiff, in her 20s at the time of the accident, claimed injuries to her cervical, thoracic a…

Another Discrimination Defense Verdict for Steven Verveniotis

MSSSV (partner Steven Verveniotis) obtained a defense verdict – in a federal jury trial where ten witnesses testified – in the case of Karen Crowley v. Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District et al, where the plaintiff, a teacher, sued her employer claiming discrimination based upon ag…