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Posted: November 5, 2018

Judge Korman Holds that the “Foreign Country” and “Intentional Torts” Exceptions to the FTCA Barred Claims by Estate of Panamanian Woman Murdered by U.S. Servicemember

Posted by Solomon N. Klein, Litigation Partner District Judge Edward R. Korman dismissed an action against the U.S. by the estate and family of a Panamanian woman murdered by a U.S. servicemember in Panama. Rogelio Rodriguez, et al. v. Omar Velez-Pagan, et al. , 17-cv-3911 (E.D.N.Y. Oct. 26, 2018) (ERK) (SJB). The civil case arose… Read more »

Posted: September 2, 2018

Negligent Supervision Claim Dismissed For Lack of Allegations of Prior Knowledge

On August 13, 2018, Justice Sherwood of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Moore Charitable Found. v. PJT Partners, Inc., 2018 NY Slip Op. 31980(U), dismissing a claim for negligent supervision for lack of allegations of prior knowledge, explaining: Defendants argue that the negligent supervision claim fails because plaintiffs have not… Read more »

Posted: March 12, 2018

Judge Ross Dismisses Personal Injury Claim against Airline as time-barred under Montreal Convention

Posted by Solomon N. Klein, Litigation Partner District Judge Allyne R. Ross recently dismissed a personal injury case against Pakistan International Airlines, holding that the time limitations under the Montreal Convention is not subject to tolling under New York law – even if New York law might otherwise apply to calculating the time period. Mughal… Read more »

Posted: March 11, 2018

Commercial Negligence Claims Dismissed Because Defendant Had No Duty to Plaintiff

On February 14, 2018, Justice Ostrager of the New York County Commercial Division issued a decision in Lantau Holdings Ltd. v. General Pacific Group Ltd., 2018 NY Slip Op. 30291(U), dismissing a negligence claim relating to a commercial transaction, explaining: A claim for gross negligence requires plaintiff to demonstrate, inter alia, the existence of a… Read more »

Posted: December 14, 2017

Judge Chen Dismisses Slip and Fall Case after Applying Federal Summary Judgment Standard

District Judge Pamela K. Chen recently granted summary judgment in a slip and fall diversity case that highlights the difference between the summary judgment standards under federal and New York state law. Taylor v. Manheim Marketing Inc., 15-CV-01950 (E.D.N.Y. Nov. 30, 2017). This case offers a reminder to counsel that the federal summary judgment standard… Read more »

Posted: August 22, 2017

Professional Malpractice Claim Dismissed for Failure to Present Adequate Expert Testimony

On August 16, 2017, the Second Department issued a decision in Michael v. He Gin Lee Architect Planner, PLLC, 2017 NY Slip Op. 06177, setting aside a jury verdict of professional malpractice against an architect because of the plaintiff’s failure to present adequate expert testimony on accepted architectural standards of practice, explaining: Where, as here,… Read more »

Posted: April 7, 2017

Negligent Representation Claim Fails; No Special Relationship

On April 4, 2017, the First Department issued a decision in Coöperative Centrale Raiffeisen-Boerenleenbank B.A., “Rabobank Intl.,” N.Y. Branch v. Atradius Credit Ins. N.V., 2017 NY Slip Op. 02606, affirming the dismissal of a claim for negligent misrepresentation, fraudulent concealment, and breach of fiduciary duty because there was no special relationship between the parties, explaining:… Read more »

Posted: August 16, 2016

First Department Reinstates Contract Claims for Gross Negligence Against RMBS Securitizer

On August 11, 2016, the First Department issued a decision in Morgan Stanley Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-13ARX v. Morgan Stanley Mortgage Capital Holdings LLC, 2016 NY Slip Op. 05781, reinstating a claim for gross negligence against an RMBS securitizer, explaining: In support of its claim for gross negligence, the complaint alleges that Morgan Stanley acted… Read more »

Posted: July 16, 2015

Lead Poisoning Verdict

After a two-week trial before Judge Weinstein, on July 10, 2015, an Eastern District jury awarded $2 million to the plaintiffs in G.M.M. v. Kimpson, 13 CV 5059 (EDNY, July 10, 2015), a residential lead poisoning case. Plaintiffs were a mother and her minor child who rented a basement apartment in a pre-1960 building in… Read more »