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MSSSV Wins Co-Insurance Coverage Dispute

In Philadelphia Insurance Company v. Harleysville, we recently prevailed on a co-insurance dispute after a $350,000 jury verdict was rendered that another insurer refused to share. The other insurer also refused to contribute to any defense-sharing. The other insurer argued that Philadelphia was somehow estopped from claiming its co-insurance rights because it had allowed the matter to go into default as to a co-insured managing agent. …

MSSSV Defeats Domestic Violence Discrimination Claim

In one of the first cases interpreting the new State law prohibiting discrimination against domestic violence victims, MSSSV successfully represented a medical practice. The employee asserted that she was discriminated against when she was placed on an unpaid sixty day leave after having missed substantial time due to an ongoing divorce proceeding. …

MSSSV Wins Disability Discrimination Case on Summary Judgment in State Court

MSSSV successfully represented People Care, Inc. against a claim of disability discrimination in the Supreme Court for Suffolk County. People Care, a well established and respected home health care agency, was accused by a former employee of terminating her employment based on her “acute asthmatic bronchitis.” We argued that plaintiff’s “disability” was not covered under the New York State Executive Law as it was a mere winter illness, which had no substantial effect on the plaintiff. …

MSSSV Wins First Amendment Case On Summary Judgment in State Court

MSSSV successfully represented the Great Neck School District & its officials against a claim of First Amendment retaliation. In Stevenson v. Great Neck, et. al., a member of the grounds crew alleged he was forced to resign after he complained to District officials about theft of supplies and alleged drug use by his co-workers. …

Defense Verdict for Village of Lloyd Harbor in First Amendment Trial

After a grueling three-week trial, a Federal jury found for the Village of Lloyd Harbor; its police department and a number of its public officials in Bartels v Lloyd Harbor et al; 08 cv 12546. Plaintiff claimed that he had been retaliated against because he constantly exercised his first Amendment rights in the Village. …

MSSSV Defeats Pregnancy Discrimination Claim

In January of 2011, MSSSV successfully represented the Port Chester School District against claims of pregnancy discrimination. We were able to show not only a history of accommodation of pregnancies at the
District, but we also fleshed out an incident with a non-party which served as the legitimate non-discriminatory reason for the teacher’s termination–after she had been informed she would be coming back for an additional year of teaching. …