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With Appellate Win, CG&P Vindicates Another Nursing Home

CG&P successfully moved for summary judgment in an action alleging nursing home abuse in Nassau County.

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Eight CG&P Attorneys Selected to 2017 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

CG&P is pleased to announce that four of its partners have been named to the Super Lawyers list and two partners, one of counsel attorney and one associate have been named to the Rising Stars list for the New York Metropolitan area in 2017.

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CG&P Obtains Dismissal for Nursing Home

In an action alleging negligence, CG&P was awarded summary judgment dismissing all claims against its client, a rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility.

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CG&P Awarded Summary Judgment in Favor of Home Health Care Agency

In an action alleging intentional tort and negligent hiring, training, and supervision, CG&P was awarded summary judgment dismissing all claims against its client, a prominent New York City based home health care agency.

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CG&P Obtains Dismissal of Legal Malpractice and Breach of Fiduciary Duty Claims

In an action for legal malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty, CG&P’s client was the real estate attorney for a co-defendant in the purchase and subsequent sale of a property.

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CG&P Secures Dismissal of Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death Action

In an action for medical malpractice and wrongful death, it was alleged that CG&P’s client was negligent in failing to timely diagnosis and appropriately manage osteomyelitis infection which developed in the decedent’s foot.

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CG&P Obtains Dismissal Of Nursing Home Negligence Claims

In an action alleging negligence, medical malpractice, statutory violations of New York State Public Health Law §2801-d, CG&P was awarded summary judgment dismissing all claims against its client, a Long Island nursing home and rehabilitation facility.

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Client dubs CG&P “The most diligent and hardworking law firm”

CG&P recently closed its file on a negligence action involving an automobile accident in which a construction vehicle owned and operated by a co-defendant was allegedly parked negligently on the roadway in the area of a construction project.

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CG&P Partner Achieves Preeminent Rating

Congratulations to CG&P Partner Jim Connors on receiving an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale Hubbell.

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CG&P Obtains Dismissal of Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death Action

In this action for medical malpractice and wrongful death, CG&P represented the hemodialysis center where plaintiff-decedent had been receiving dialysis treatment.

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Christopher Rogers Of Counsel to CG&P

Catalano Gallardo & Petropoulos, LLP is pleased to announce that Christopher Rogers has been named Of Counsel to the Firm.

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CG&P Associate Recognized at Annual Pro Bono Reception

CG&P is pleased to announce that Associate Ian Glick will be recognized at the 3rd Annual Pro Bono Recognition Reception at the Nassau County Bar Association.

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CG&P Awarded Summary Judgment in Nursing Home Negligence Case

In an action alleging negligence, medical malpractice, statutory violations of New York State Public Health Law §2801-d, and negligent hiring and credentialing, CG&P was awarded summary judgment dismissing all claims against its client, a prominent Long Island nursing home and rehabilitation facility.

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CG&P Partner to Receive 2017 Outstanding Women in Law Award

CG&P is pleased to announce that Partner Michele R. Levin will be honored as one of New York's Outstanding Women in Law for 2017 by the Honorable A. Gail Prudenti and Hofstra University School of Law.

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CG&P Partners Speak at NCBA 2017 Legal Malpractice Update

CG&P Partners Ralph Catalano, Gary Petropoulos, and Matt Flanagan presented the 2017 Legal Malpractice Update CLE Seminar at the Nassau County Bar Association on February 1, 2017.

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Katherine Giovacco Elected Partner

Catalano Gallardo & Petropoulos, LLP is pleased to announce that Katherine Giovacco has become a partner in the Firm.

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CG&P Partners and Associates Selected as 2016 New York Metro Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

CG&P is pleased to announce that four of its partners have been named to the Super Lawyers list and one partner and three associates have been named as Rising Stars for the New York Metropolitan area for 2016.

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Bar Association Journal Features Article By CG&P Partner

Claims against attorneys based on the manner in which they terminate their relationships with clients are on the rise.

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CG&P Obtains Dismissals of Three Attorney Liability Cases in Three Weeks

For the third time in as many weeks, CG&P has obtained the dismissal of an action against an attorney. In a decision issued late last week, CG&P’s pre-answer motion to dismiss fraud and breach of fiduciary duty claims against a trusts & estates attorney was granted by Nassau County Judge Jack Libert.

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CG&P Partner Speaks at Legal Malpractice Seminar

CG&P Partner Matt Flanagan, whose practice is concentrated on the defense of attorneys, provided insights into the successful defense of legal malpractice actions at a seminar sponsored by the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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CG&P Partners Achieve Preeminent Rating

Congratulations to CG&P Partners Michele Levin and June Reiter on receiving AV Preeminent ratings from Martindale-Hubbell.

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CG&P Obtains Another Dismissal of Nursing Home Negligence and Public Health Law Action

CG&P has secured the dismissal of an action alleging nursing home negligence and violation of resident rights under Public Health Law § 2801-d.

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CG&P Secures Dismissal of Employment Discrimination Action

CG&P recently secured the dismissal of all claims of discriminatory employment practices against an assisted living facility.

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CG&P Partner Selected as a Top Woman in Law for 2016

CG&P Partner June Reiter was selected by the Hofstra University School of Law, Center for Children, Families, and the Law as one of the Top Women in Law for 2016.

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CG&P Secures Dismissal of Legal Malpractice, Malicious Prosecution and Civil Rights Claims

CG&P secured a pre-answer dismissal of two U.S. District Court actions alleging both federal and state law claims of negligence, malicious prosecution, false arrest and fraud.

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CG&P Partners Speak at Bridge the Gap Weekend at the NCBA

This past weekend, CG&P partners Ralph Catalano, Dom Gallardo, Gary Petropoulos, Michele Levin, and Matt Flanagan spoke at the Nassau County Bar Association’s Bridge the Gap CLE weekend for newly admitted attorneys.

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Appellate Decision Cements CG&P Victory in Legal Malpractice Action

The Appellate Division, Second Department, affirmed the dismissal of a legal malpractice action against a New York law firm represented by CG&P.

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CG&P Secures Dismissal of Claims Against Yoga Instructor

CG&P recently secured the dismissal of all claims against a yoga instructor. The plaintiff alleged that she was injured in a yoga class while attempting to perform a handstand

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CG&P Wins Defense Verdict on Dental Malpractice Case in Bronx County Supreme Court

CG&P recently won a defense verdict on a dental malpractice case in Bronx County Supreme Court. The Firm represented a dentist who was accused of further traumatizing a Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) fracture following the extraction of three wisdom teeth.

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CG&P Partners Invited to Speak at CLE Weekend

Several CG&P partners have been invited to speak at the upcoming CLE weekend at the Nassau County Bar Association.

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CG&P Secures Discontinuance of Malpractice Action After Disclosure of YouTube Video

CG&P recently secured a complete discontinuance of all claims in an action for podiatric malpractice and lack of informed consent.

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CG&P Obtains Dismissal of Brooklyn Medical Malpractice Action

CG&P recently won an appellate victory in an action for medical malpractice and lack of informed consent. The plaintiff underwent an abdominal hysterectomy and four days later called CG&P’s client, a nurse practitioner, complaining of pain and asking that her pain medication be renewed. CG&P’s client wrote the prescription.

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CG&P Obtains Dismissal of Complaint against Air Medical Transportation Provider

In this action for medical malpractice and wrongful death, CG&P’s client, an air medical transportation provider, was called to provide emergency medical assistance to the plaintiff, after he was found unconscious in a backyard pool. It was alleged that the air medical transportation provider was negligent in failing to timely respond and failing to provide proper medical assistance.

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CG&P Partners Selected to 2015 New York Super Lawyer and New York Metro Rising Stars List

CG&P is pleased to announce that four of its partners have been named to the Super Lawyers list and one partner has been named as a Rising Star for the New York Metropolitan area for 2015.

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CG&P Partners to Speak at 2015 Legal Malpractice Update

CG&P Partners Ralph Catalano, Gary Petropoulos and Matt Flanagan have been invited to speak at the 2015 Legal Malpractice Update at the Nassau County Bar Association on October 6, 2015.

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New York State Bar Journal Features Article by CG&P Partner

The New York State Bar Association Journal has featured an article authored by CG&P Partner Matt Flanagan.

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CG&P Secures Dismissal of Claims Brought Against Manhattan Radiation Oncology Center

In a case involving the early passing of a 25 year-old actor/model from testicular cancer, CG&P secured dismissal of the decedent’s estate’s claims for medical malpractice, lack of informed consent, loss of services, and wrongful death.

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With Appellate Victory, CG&P Secures Dismissal in Fatal Building Collapse Case

CG&P’s client was a Church who owned property adjoining a construction site with an open excavation.

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CG&P Secures Dismissal of Employment Discrimination and Defamation Action

CG&P secured an early dismissal of a complaint alleging employment discrimination and defamation against a New York City attorney.

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CG&P Partner Conducts Risk Management Lecture for Nursing Staff at Long Island Hospital

CG&P Partner James Connors was recently invited to speak to the nursing staff of a Long Island Hospital

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CG&P Partner to Speak at CLE Program Regarding Defense of Grievances

CG&P Partner Matt Flanagan will be speaking along with Hon. Peter B. Skelos of the Appellate Division, Second Department, and Mitchell T. Borkowsky, Chief Counsel for the Tenth Judicial District Grievance Committee, regarding the attorney grievance process, how to avoid it, and how to defend yourself if you are faced with a grievance

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CG&P Obtains Appellate Victory and Dismissal of Claims Against Insurance Broker

CG&P has secured the dismissal of claims asserted against a New York insurance broker. A Manhattan appeals court affirmed the trial court’s dismissal of plaintiff’s complaint against the broker for negligence and breach of contract.

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CG&P Obtains Dismissal of Claims Brought Against North America’s Leading LASIK Provider

In an action asserting medical malpractice, negligent hiring, and lack of informed consent, plaintiff claimed that 7 months after undergoing LASIK surgery, he was diagnosed with a hereditary degenerative condition known as retinitis pigmentosa.

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New York Law Journal Features Article Authored By CG&P Partner

The February 2, 2015 edition of the New York Law Journal featured an article authored by CG&P founding partner Ralph Catalano. The article, entitled “Holding Funds and Property Under RPC 1.15,” discusses the all-important provisions of the Rules of Professional Conduct regarding attorney escrow accounts.

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CG&P Partner Chairs Professional Liability and Grievance Panel

CG&P Partner Matthew Flanagan served as chair of a distinguished panel of speakers who addressed the topics of Professional Liability and Grievances at the December 15, 2014 meeting of the Theodore Roosevelt American Inn of Court.

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CG&P Secures Another Dismissal of a Nursing Home Abuse Case

CG&P successfully moved for summary judgment in an action alleging nursing home abuse in Nassau County.

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CG&P Wins Defense Verdict for Nurse Practitioner in Wrongful Death Lawsuit

CG&P’s client was accused of missing signs and symptoms of an aortic dissection in a patient that presented to his general physician’s office with bronchitis and a complaint of upper back pain. The patient died 3 days later of a ruptured aorta.

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CG&P Partners Selected to 2014 New York Super Lawyer and New York Metro Rising Stars List

CG&P is pleased to announce that four of its partners have been named to the Super Lawyers list and one partner has been named as a Rising Star for the New York Metropolitan area for 2014.

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CG&P Obtains Dismissal of Nursing Home Negligence and Public Health Law Claims

CG&P secured the dismissal of an action alleging nursing home negligence and violation of resident rights under Public Health Law § 2801-d. It was claimed that the nursing home was negligent and violated resident rights in failing to prevent pressure ulcers, failing to prevent falls, and failing to prevent malnutrition and dehydration.

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CG&P Secures Dismissal of Claims Brought Against North America’s Largest LASIK Provider

In an action asserting medical malpractice, vicarious liability, and lack of informed consent, plaintiff claimed that he suffered permanent visual complications to both eyes as a result of the alleged negligence of CG&P’s client - the leading LASIK provider in North America.

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CG&P Obtains Dismissal of Legal Malpractice Claim

CG&P succeeded in limiting the application of the continuous representation rule in a legal malpractice action, and thus succeeded in obtaining the dismissal of the action.The plaintiff, one of Long Island’s largest fuel suppliers, had retained CG&P’s client (a New York law firm), to defend an action involving a multi-million dollar environmental contamination claim.

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CG&P Obtains Dismissal of Complaint Against Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

In an action for medical malpractice and wrongful death, the plaintiff-decedent was a 31 year old woman with a psychiatric history of schizophrenia who died during an in-patient hospitalization.

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CG&P Secures Dismissal of Subrogation Claim Brought Against Construction Company

On April 15, 2014, Judge Karen Murphy granted CG&P's pre-answer motion to dismiss a subrogation claim against a scaffolding company for negligence on the grounds that it was barred by the statute of limitations.

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James Connors Joins Claims and Litigation Management Alliance

Catalano Gallardo & Petropoulos, LLP is pleased to announce that James Connors has been invited to join the prestigious Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. The CLM is a nonpartisan alliance comprised of thousands of insurance companies, corporations, Corporate Counsel, Litigation and Risk Managers, claims professionals and attorneys.

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Karen Corbett Elected Partner

Catalano Gallardo & Petropoulos, LLP is pleased to announce that Karen Corbett has become a partner in the Firm. Ms. Corbett, who has been Of Counsel at the firm for over six years, was admitted to practice law in New York in 1997.

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Four CG&P Partners Selected to 2013 New York Super Lawyers List

CG&P is pleased to announce that four of its partners have been named to the New York Super Lawyers list for the New York Metropolitan area for 2013.

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CG&P Secures Dismissal of $15 Million Legal Malpractice Action

CG&P has secured the dismissal of a high exposure legal malpractice claim against a Manhattan law firm and its partners. CG&P’s clients represented a dental practice and its principals in connection with the negotiation of an agreement with a management firm related to the development of a mobile dental practice.

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Appellate Victory - CG&P Obtains Vindication for Nurse in Emotionally Charged Wrongful Death Case

CG&P has secured the dismissal of a medical malpractice and wrongful death action brought against a registered nurse in the Supreme Court, Richmond County. The plaintiffs’ decedent was a 9 year old boy with autism, allergies and life-threatening asthma who suffered a respiratory distress event while attending the co-defendant school in New Jersey.

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CG&P Has Secured a Defense Verdict for Distributor In Products Liability Case

CG&P has secured a defense verdict on behalf of a machine rental company in a products liability action.

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CG&P Obtains Dismissal of Complaint against Radiologist in Failure to Diagnose Cancer Case

In this action for medical malpractice, it was alleged that the defendant radiologist failed to diagnose a sacrococcygeal germ tumor in a sonogram.

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CG&P Partner Authors New York Law Journal Article Regarding Attorney Fees in Medical Malpractice Act

The New York Law Journal has published an article authored by CG&P founding partner Ralph Catalano.

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With Appellate Victory, CG&P Obtains Vindication for another Nursing Home

CG&P has secured the dismissal of another negligence action brought against a nursing home. The plaintiff’s decedent was a resident at the nursing home owned and operated by CG&P’s client.

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CG&P Obtains Dismissal of Claims against New York City Church

CG&P has secured dismissal of a negligence action against a historic Church located in Greenwich Village in New York City.

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CG&P Secures Dismissal for Church and Pastor

CG&P obtained summary judgment in favor of a Queens County Church and its Pastor. The plaintiff alleged that she was caused to sustain severe injuries after slipping and falling down a flight of wet stairs in a building that she claimed was owned by the Church.

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CG&P Obtains Dismissal of Complaint against Physical Therapist in Nursing Home

The plaintiff’s complaint against a physical therapist in a nursing home was dismissed on CG&P’s motion for summary judgment.

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CG&P Secures Dismissal of Employment Discrimination Action

The complainant filed a verified complaint before the New York State Division of Human Rights against CG&P’s client, alleging the use of racial slurs by his manager, as well as differential treatment as to uniforms, time and attendance

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CG&P Secures Dismissal of High Exposure Medical Malpractice Claim

In another appellate victory, CG&P has obtained the dismissal of a high-exposure medical malpractice claim against a nurse practitioner.

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CG&P Secures Dismissal of Medical Malpractice Claim

CG&P has secured the dismissal of a medical malpractice action against a pediatrician and a pediatric nurse.

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CG&P Partner Selected to 2012 New York Super Lawyers List

CG&P is pleased to announce that CG&P partner Matt Flanagan has been named to the New York Super Lawyerslist as one of the top professional liability defense attorneys in the New York Metropolitan area for 2012

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CG&P Obtains Another Appellate Victory: Dismissal of Legal Malpractice Claim is Affirmed

In a case of first impression in the New York State courts, the Appellate Division, Second Department, has affirmed the dismissal of a legal malpractice contribution claim against CG&P’s client.

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CG&P Secures Dismissal of Underground Utility Contractor in Negligence Action

CG&P Secures Dismissal of Underground Utility Contractor in Negligence Action.

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Ralph Catalano appointed Dean of the Nassau Academy of Law

CG&P is pleased to announce that Ralph Catalano has been appointed Dean of the Nassau Academy of Law, the academic arm of the Nassau County Bar Association.

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June D. Reiter Elected Partner

Catalano Gallardo & Petropoulos, LLP is pleased to announce that June D. Reiter has become a partner in the Firm.

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CG&P Obtains Dismissal of Legal Malpractice Claim

CG&P has secured the dismissal of a legal malpractice claim against its client, a leading New York City litigator who was alleged to have negligently prosecuted an action for medical malpractice.

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CG&P Secured Dismissal of Medical Malpractice Action Against Neurophysiologist

CG&P secured the dismissal of a medical malpractice action by motion for summary judgment against a neurophysiologist.

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CG&P Secures Dismissal of Labor Law Action

The plaintiff alleged that the owner and general contractor at a new construction project on Long Island were negligent and violated Labor Law 200, 240(1) and 241(6) in permitting a dangerous sloping condition to exist along the side of an excavation.

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CG&P Has Secured a Defense Verdict on Behalf of a Nurse Practitioner

CG&P has secured a defense verdict on behalf of a nurse practitioner.

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CG&P Has Secured the Dismissal of a Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death Action

CG&P has secured the dismissal of a medical malpractice and wrongful death action.

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CG&P Partner Ralph Catalano Appointed to Board of Directors of SPOHNC

Ralph A. Catalano, Esq. has been appointed to the board of directors of SPOHNC (Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer). SPOHNC is a national patient advocacy and support network for patients with oral and head and neck cancers.

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CG&P Obtains Dismissal of Nursing Home Negligence and Public Health Law Claims

CG&P has secured the dismissal of an action alleging nursing home negligence and violation of resident rights under Public Health Law § 2801-d.

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CG&P Secures Dismissal of Interference with Contract and Fraud Claims Against Lawyer

Catalano Gallardo & Petropoulos secures dismissal of interference with contract and fraud claims against lawyer in commercial and municipal property dispute.

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CG&P Obtains Dismissal of Million Dollar Property Damage Claims

After a flood in a building in Mineola, the owner and several tenants in the building brought actions in federal and state court against CG&P’s client, Modern Sprinkler Corporation, which installs and inspects water-based fire protection systems.

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CG&P Secures Defense Verdict on Behalf of ER Nurse

Catalano Gallardo & Petropoulos, LLP has secured a defense verdict on behalf of an emergency room nurse accused of injuring an elderly patient by causing a severe bladder laceration during a catheterization procedure.

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CG&P Secures Dismissal of Civil Rights Claims Against Lawyer for School District

Catalano Gallardo & Petropoulos secures dismissal of civil rights claims against lawyer for school district.

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CG&P Obtains Dismissal of Million Dollar Claim Against Attorney Escrow Agents

Catalano Gallardo & Petropoulos LLP recently won a pre-trial dismissal of a claim against a law firm which was alleged to have improperly released a one million dollar down payment in connection with a $16,000,000 real estate transaction in Suffolk County.

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CG&P Retained as Defense Counsel for Leading LASIK Surgery Provider

CG&P retained as defense counsel for leading LASIK surgery provider in national Federal class action litigation.

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CG&P Wins Defense Verdict For Oral Surgeon

Catalano Gallardo & Petropoulos, LLP wins defense verdict for oral surgeon in case alleging that the plaintiff suffered permanent anesthesia of the left side of her face following the surgical extraction of an impacted wisdom tooth. Gibson-Randall v. Druce was tried by Domingo R. Gallardo before the Orange County, Surrogate Hon. Robert A. Onofry. The matter was venued in New York State Supreme Court, Orange County, and was transferred to the County Surrogate for trial.

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CG&P Wins Defense Verdict for Surgeon in Bisphosphonate Case

Catalano Gallardo & Petropoulos, LLP wins defense verdict for oral surgeon in first reported jury trial alleging osteonecrosis of the jaw from intravenous bisphosphonate use. Streimer vs. Biondo was tried by Ralph A. Catalano, Esq., in New York State Supreme Court, New York County, before Justice Doris Ling-Cohen.

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CG&P Wins Defense Verdict For Nursing Home

Catalano Gallardo & Petropoulos, LLP wins defense verdict for nursing home in case alleging that improper treatment of pressure ulcers resulted in multiple surgeries and months of hospitalizations and rehabilitation. Giarratano vs. Brookhaven Healthcare Facility was tried by Ralph A. Catalano, Esq., in New York State Supreme Court,Suffolk County, before Justice Thomas Whelan.

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