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Helpful Steps to Avoid a Contested Probate Proceeding

April 4, 2019 • Posted By • Trusts and Estates

On March 8, 2019, the New York Law Journal published C. Raymond Radigan and Lois Bladykas’ article “Plan to Avoid a Contest.” The article is the first part in a series of articles concerning contested probate proceedings in Surrogate’s Court. “Plan to Avoid a Contest” addresses the extra steps that should be considered by an estate planning attorney to avoid a contested Will proceeding.  

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Breeze National, Inc v. Century Surety Company

April 4, 2019 • Posted By • News

Breeze National, Inc v. Century Surety Company N.Y.L.J.  – March 28, 2019             The First Department recently affirmed an Order by Judge George Silver that had granted Breeze’s motion for declaration that Century was obligated to provide insurance coverage to Breeze in the underlying wrongful death action.  Our firm had represented Breeze in the underlying action, which, for Breeze, was successfully resolved in 2018.  (The decedent had been a Breeze employee who fell through a window opening, which we maintained had been negligently left unprotected). Read More

Plaintiff Failed to Raise a Triable Issue of Fact in Wrongful Death Action: Second Department Reverses Lower Court’s Decision

March 28, 2019 • Posted By • Risk Managment

ANTHONY M. PERRELLI, ETC. v. ARMANDOE EVANGELISTA N.Y.L.J – March 15, 2019 This is an action to recover damages for wrongful death. Armandoe Evangelista appealed from an order of the Supreme Court of Queens County denying motion for summary judgment in Evangelista’s favor. The Second Department reversed the Lower Court’s decision and granted Evangelista’s motion for summary judgement dismissing the complaint.  Read More