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5 MSSSV Partners named Super Lawyers

October 20, 2019 – Miranda Slone Sklarin Verveniotis (MSSSV) is honored that each of the firm’s name partners have been named Super Lawyers, all for numerous years. Partner Maurizio Savoiardo also joins their ranks as a Super Lawyer this year.

MSSSV vigorously represents its clients’ interests in the areas of employee and labor counseling; insurance coverage; and tort defense. …

DEFENSE VERDICT FOR PARTNER RICH SKLARIN

Westchester County resident partner Rich Sklarin recently secured a defense verdict following the liability phase of a Nassau County Supreme Court premises liability trial entitled Glantz v. Farmingdale Multiplex Cinema.  The matter arose from plaintiff’s undisputed July, 2015 trip and fall accident while walking towards the exit doors of a large multiplex following a movie.  …

MSSSV Names New Partners:
Kelly Zic and Frank Malpigli

January 2, 2019

The Firm is pleased to announce that Kelly Zic and Frank Malpigli have been named partner. Both have been with the firm for several years and have demonstrated excellence in their respective practice areas.

Kelly specializes in the defense of property owners and charter schools in personal injury actions ranging from negligence to molestation claims. …

Another Significant Summary Judgment Win for
Ondine Slone

In a strong decision by Justice Debra James of the Supreme Court, New York County, summary judgment was granted and the complaint was dismissed against Fedcap Rehabilitation Services, in an action by an individual injured in an unwitnessed accident during Hurricane Nemo.    The plaintiff was walking on the sidewalk in front of a building owned by the Federal government, who contracted with Fedcap for snow removal services, when plaintiff fell as a result of being waved out of the way by an individual operating a snow plow on the sidewalk.  …

Another Discrimination and Second Circuit win for MSSSV’s Employment Team

MSSSV partner Maurizio Savoiardo won summary judgment in Federal Court and the decision was affirmed by the Second Circuit- in the case of Berrie v, Port Chester U.F.S.D. et. al.. The plaintiff, a gym teacher, sued his employer and supervisors claiming that he was subjected to a hostile work environment based upon his race, and that he was retaliated against for making complaints of racial discrimination.  …

Major Summary Judgment Victory for
Partner Ondine Slone

In a major victory for a private community in Suffolk County, Justice Peter H. Mayer granted summary judgment dismissing a claim by a plaintiff, who was rendered quadriplegic after diving off of a bulkhead into the Great South Bay.  Plaintiff, who was intoxicated at the time of his dive, claimed that he would not have dove into the dark shallow water had there been warning signs advising him of the shallowness of the water or that no diving was allowed.  …