13 Aaronson Rappaport Partners and Of Counsel named as 2019 NY-Metro Super Lawyers! 6 Attorneys named as NY-Metro Rising Stars!

Aaronson Rappaport would like to congratulate our members, of counsel, and associates named as 2019 NY-Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars! 2019 NY-Metro Super Lawyers: Robert Chappell, Robert Deutsch, Peter Fazio, Craig Fenno, Andrew Kaplan, Philip Lerner, Nick Marotta, Robert Melnick, Nancy Pennie, Jay Rappaport, Lawrence Rosenblatt, Deirdre Tracey, and Barbara Ryan. 2019 NY-Metro Rising Stars: Elise Balaban, Alison Deaner, Lindsay DeCarlo, Kevin Denaro, Allison Landwehr, and Margot Weisberg.  

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Peter Fazio to speak before the American Bar Association on Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation

Aaronson Rappaport is proud to announce that Peter J. Fazio will be speaking at the upcoming 2019 American Bar Association’s Emerging Issues in Motor Vehicle Product Liability Litigation seminar at the Hotel del Coronado in Coronado, California.  Peter will be presenting on Modern Event Data Recorders. The seminar begins April 3rd and concludes on April 5th, 2019. More information about this event can be found here.  

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Lawrence W. Rosenblatt obtains a medical malpractice defense verdict in Queens County.

ARFD Partner, Lawrence W. Rosenblatt, and his stellar trial team represented an emergency medicine physician, a hospital and health care system in a medical malpractice action alleging a failure to timely diagnose and treat a pulmonary embolism in the hospital’s ER, resulting in the death of a 53 year old woman while still in the Emergency Department. The Case was tried for 3 1/2 weeks in Supreme Court, Queens County.  Six departure questions went to the jury, including a ‘loss of chance’ jury charge.  The plaintiff requested that the jury award 1.5 million dollars for pain and suffering as well

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Defense Verdict in Nassau County for ARFD Partner, Larry Bloomstein and team!

On March 26, 2019, trial partner, Larry Bloomstein and his trial team obtained a defense verdict in Nassau County on behalf of their hospital client in a wrongful death case involving plaintiff’s claims of a failure to timely diagnose a myocardial infarction. Mr. Bloomstein was successful on liability and causation by establishing that the cause of death was not a myocardial infarction, but was instead a pulmonary embolus, which could not have been diagnosed or prevented prior to the decedent’s discharge from the hospital.

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Elliott Zucker participates in panel discussion “Let’s Talk Talc” at 2019 Annual Claims Litigation Management Conference

Aaronson Rappaport Partner, Elliott Zucker, will participate in a panel “Let’s Talk Talc” at the 2019 CLM Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, along with noted claims analysts from Swiss Re and Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. The panel will explore recent developments in litigation surrounding talcum powder and scenarios faced by property owners and managers, security contractors, and tenants in analyzing these product liability claims.

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Aaronson Rappaport participates in Federal Civil Rules Committee Hearing in Washington, D.C.

Aaronson Rappaport Partner, Peter J. Fazio, testified on February 8, 2019, before the Federal Civil Rules Committee in Washington, D.C.  in reference to the proposed amendment to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6). Currently, and in part, the proposed amendment would require the parties to confer in advance regarding the identity of the person who will testify.  Many have come forward opposing the proposed amendment and argued that it would create a new discovery obligation that has never existed and is not needed.  The unnecessary obligation would create a new basis for disputes accompanied by motion practice. The law is

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Court of Appeals affirms Juni judgment setting aside plaintiff’s verdict on behalf of ARFD client.

New York’s highest Court affirms the trial Court’s decision that plaintiff’s proof failed to establish a legally sufficient connection between the defendant’s products and the decedent’s alleged exposure to asbestos.  In the Matter of New York City Asbestos Litigation (Juni)

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Philip Lerner participates in panel discussion on litigating medical malpractice trials at NYS Trial Lawyers Association.

Aaronson Rappaport Partner, Philip Lerner participated in a discussion on litigating medical malpractice trials with a New York State Trial Lawyers Association panel moderated by Honorable Marsha Steinhardt of the Kings County Supreme Court. The panel discussion focused on jury selection and the creation of opening statements and summations.  

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Barbara Ryan moderates OPMC panel at NYS Bar Association Annual Meeting.

Barbara Ryan was invited to act as panel moderator regarding OPMC-related issues at the annual NYS Bar, Health Law Division meeting on Jan. 16, 2019.

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Kevin Denaro nominated to ARFD partnership!

ARFD is pleased to announce that Mr. Kevin Denaro has been elected to the Partnership of Aaronson Rappaport Feinstein & Deutsch, LLP.  Congratulations Kevin!

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