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. Judge Murphy agreed with CG&P's arguments that a cause of action for negligence is always governed by a three-year statute of limitations, regardless of whether the negligence action is brought by a subrogee. Judge Murphy futher agreed with CG&P's argument that in construction law cases a cause of action accrues on the date the alleged negligence occurs and the date is not tolled by the continuation of the construction. The case was handled by CG&P Associate William Schleifer.
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. Through education and collaboration the organization’s goals are to create a common interest in the representation by firms of companies, and to promote and further the highest standards of litigation management in pursuit of client defense. Selected attorneys and law firms are extended membership by invitation only based on nominations from CLM Fellows.
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. She is a graduate of St. John's University and received a Juris Doctorate Degree from Brooklyn Law School. During her time with CG&P, Ms. Corbett’s has proven herself to be a diverse and skilled litigator. She has successfully defended professional liability matters, as well as complex construction claims and religious and charitable organization claims. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association and the Queens County Women’s Bar Organization.