Results

Court finds adversary’s actions are an “affront against fairness and . . . justice.”

Sanford Greenberg successfully concluded a lengthy litigation defending a member of a limited liability company in the business of purchasing non-performing mortgages.  An intra-company dispute regarding the alleged misappropriation of approximately $50 milion led to seven related lawsuits in federal and state courts in New York and Florida as well as a criminal investigation.  After nearly four years of intense…

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Court dismisses all claims against Greenberg Freeman client China Natural Gas, Inc.

The Appellate Division, Second Department, modified a lower court decision dismissing four of five claims against our client China Natural Gas, Inc. by dismissing the complaint in its entirety.  The appellate court affirmed the dismissal of plaintiff’s claim under the New York Whisteblower Act because the facts alleged by plaintiff were outside the scope of the…

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Decision on motion to amend complaint cited in New York Law Journal as “Decision of the Day.”

Representing client Fred Cinao in a legal malpractice action against his former attorney Richard Reers, Michael Freeman successfully moved to amend the complaint to add a claim under Judiciary Law § 487, which authorizes an award of treble damages against an attorney who deceives a court or party in connection with a pending proceeding.  The…

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Michael Freeman invited to speak about “green” development.

Michael Freeman recently participated as a panelist at a continuing legal education seminar co-sponsored by the New York State Woman’s Bar Association and Skyline Title LLC entitled “Going Green:  Creating and Selling Environmentally Friendly Buildings.”  The topics Michael covered included an overview of federal state and local laws enacted to encourage environmentally friendly development, steps citizens can…

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Appellate court affirms dismissal of claims against national window manufacturer.

After prevailing in the trial court, Sanford Greenberg prevailed again in the Appellate Division, Second Department, on behalf of our client, a national window and door manufacturer, against multi-million dollar claims made by a home owner for breach of warranty and breach of contract.  Click here to read the decision.

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Michael Freeman is keynote speaker at meeting of professional geogolists.

Michael Freeman was the keynote speaker at the winter meeting of the Long Island Association of Professional Geologists (LIAPG) on the topic of the geologist’s role in litigation.  Subjects covered included an overview of the litigation process, guidance on when to involve an attorney at a site, what it means to be designated as an…

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Michael Freeman invited to speak at petroleum spills litigation seminar.

Michael Freeman was a panelist at a continuing legal education seminar sponsored by the Environmental Law Section of the New York State Bar Association entitled Petroleum Spill Litigation and Cleanups, where he spoke about his experience litigating in private cost recovery actions.  More than 50 practicing attorneys attended the program on May 16, 2003.

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