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CG&P OBTAINS ANOTHER SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCY

CG&P succeeded in overcoming recent plaintiff-oriented case law which extended the duty in malpractice actions to third-party non-patients, and secured summary judgment in favor of its client, a home health care agency.

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CG&P CELEBRATES 20 YEARS OF SERVICE

Catalano Gallardo & Petropoulos, LLP is proud to mark our 20th year serving our clients in the medical, legal, corporate, and religious communities as litigation defense counsel. Thank you to our many clients and supporters who have placed their trust in us.

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CG&P Obtains Significant Procedural Victory for Health Care Facility

CG&P obtained a protective order on behalf of its client, a residential health care facility, in response to plaintiff's motion seeking to compel production of incident reports, employee statements, and other investigative materials that were generated during a quality assurance review process.

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CG&P secures dismissal of alleged fraud and breach of fiduciary duty claims

CG&P secures dismissal of alleged fraud and breach of fiduciary duty claims asserted against attorneys representing the lender in a commercial loan.

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Six CG&P Attorneys Selected to 2023 New York Metro Super Lawyers

CG&P is pleased to announce that six of its Partners have been named to the Super Lawyers list for the New York Metropolitan area in 2023.

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CG&P Obtains Summary Judgment for a nursing and rehabilitation center

In an action for negligence and violations of the New York Public Health Law it was alleged that CG&P's client, a nursing and rehabilitation center, was negligent during a physical therapy session when the plaintiff, who had just undergone hip replacement surgery, allegedly fell and sustained a fracture.

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CG&P OBTAINS SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF HOME CARE NURSE AND HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCY

In an action for negligence against CG&P’s clients, a home care nurse and home health care agency, it was alleged that the home care nurse did not properly manage a stage 4 pressure ulcer and did not recognize the significance of plaintiff-decedent’s signs and symptoms of a seizure and stroke.

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CG&P Secures Dismissal of Dental Malpractice Action

It was alleged that CG&P's clients, a dentist and dental practice, were negligent in performing root canal treatment which caused pain-and-suffering and resulted in the extraction of the tooth.

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CG&P Obtains Summary Judgment Dismissal for Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

CG&P achieved a dismissal of all claims asserted against its client, a leading Harvard-trained oral & maxillofacial surgeon.

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CG&P Obtains Summary Judgment in Bronx County Podiatric Malpractice Action

Plaintiff alleged that the defendant podiatrists improperly performed an ankle surgery on the plaintiff’s osteochondral defect (OCD) and tendon injury which resulted in recurrence of the OCD, the need for subsequent surgeries, and permanent pain and limited motion of the foot and ankle.

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CG&P PRESERVES TRIAL VICTORY IN LABOR LAW ACTION

The plaintiff appealed the trial court’s denial of his motion to set aside the verdict as contrary to the weight of the evidence and asked for a new trial, but the Second Department agreed with CG&P’s contention that the verdict in defendant’s favor was based on a fair interpretation of the evidence

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SEVEN CG&P ATTORNEYS SELECTED TO 2022 NEW YORK METRO SUPER LAWYERS AND RISING STARS LISTS

CG&P is pleased to announce that six of its Partners have been named to the Super Lawyers list and one Of Counsel has been named to the Rising Stars list for the New York Metropolitan area in 2022.

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CG&P CONTINUES APPELLATE WINNING STREAK WITH VICTORIES IN SECOND CIRCUIT AND FIRST DEPARTMENT

In the Second Circuit case, the Court of Appeals affirmed the pre-answer dismissal of a legal malpractice action stemming from an underlying personal injury action, and in the First Department case, the Appellate Division affirmed the pre-answer dismissal of a legal malpractice action stemming from an underlying medical malpractice action.

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CG&P OBTAINS DISMISSAL OF CLAIMS AGAINST PROMINENT NATIONAL DENTAL IMPLANT PROVIDER

In an action alleging violations of New York General Business Law, breach of contract, and breach of the duty of good faith and fair dealing, it was alleged that CG&P’s client violated the New York General Business Law by engaging in deceptive practices and false advertising.

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CG&P WINS DISMISSAL OF LEGAL MALPRACTICE ACTION FOR PROMINENT NASSAU COUNTY LAW FIRM

CG&P obtained the dismissal of all claims asserted against its client in a legal malpractice action, also alleging negligence and breach of contract claims.

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CG&P OBTAINS APPELLATE VICTORY IN SECOND CIRCUIT DISMISSAL OF LEGAL MALPRACTICE ACTION

On appeal, CG&P secured the dismissal of a legal malpractice action, also asserting breach of contract and USC 1983 and 1985 claims against its client, a New York City law firm.

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CG&P OBTAINS DISMISSAL OF MOTOR VEHICLE PERSONAL INJURY ACTION

CGP associate, Ian Glick, was successful in securing the dismissal of a motor vehicle personal injury action on behalf of our client’s church, which owned the vehicle responsible for the plaintiff’s injuries.

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CG&P OBTAINS DISMISSAL OF A FEDERAL COURT ACTION FOR ALLEGED ABUSE IN AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY

In an action commenced in the Unites States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, plaintiffs brought a suit seeking monetary damages and injunctive relief with respect to the residency of their father in the defendant assisted living facility. The Court granted our motion and dismissed the plaintiffs' complaint under Rule 12(b)(1) of the Federal Rules and Civil Procedure on the ground that the plaintiffs lacked Article III standing since they did not allege an injury-in-fact.

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CG&P OBTAINS SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF ENDOSCOPY FACILITY

In an action for medical malpractice and wrongful death, it was alleged that the medical defendants were negligent in failing to timely diagnose and treat the decedent. CG&P moved for summary judgment to dismiss the plaintiff’s complaint on the grounds that there was no basis for direct liability or vicarious lability.

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CG&P SUCCESSFULLY OBTAINS APPELLATE DISMISSAL OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW CAUSE OF ACTION FOR AN ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY

In an action for negligence and violations of the New York Public Health Law, it was alleged that CG&P’s client, an assisted living facility, violated the New York Public Health Law with respect to a resident who sustained multiple falls, one of which resulted in a hip fracture which required surgical repair. CG&P moved to dismiss the Public Health Law cause of action on the grounds that the statute is only applicable to claims against residential health care facilities, commonly known as nursing homes.

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CG&P OBTAINS SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN FAVOR OF HOME HEALTH CARE AGENCY

In an action for negligence against CG&P’s client, a home health care agency, it was alleged that the home care agency did not provide proper care of the plaintiff-decedent during her post-operative recovery from colon resection surgery with colostomy.

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CG&P SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDS ATTORNEY BEFORE GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE

CG&P Founding Partner, Ralph Catalano, successfully defended a Queens County bankruptcy attorney before the NYS Grievance Committee against charges of attorney escrow account mismanagement.

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CG&P OBTAINS SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN PREMISES LIABILITY ACTION

In a New York County premises liability action, the plaintiff claimed that she suffered severe injuries when she was struck by a falling ceiling in an apartment located in a building owned by CG&P’s client. CG&P moved for summary judgment, arguing that the accident did not occur as plaintiff alleged.

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CG&P SECURES SIGNIFICANT E-DISCOVERY RULING AND PROTECTS MEDICAL CLIENT’S METADATA AND AUDIT TRAIL FROM DISCLOSURE

In an action for medical malpractice and alleged violations of Public Health Law §2801-d, the plaintiff moved to compel the production of the metadata and audit trail relating to the resident care chart maintained by CG&P’s client, a prominent Long Island subacute and long-term care facility. CG&P sought a protective order preventing the disclosure of the information.

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CG&P OBTAINS DISMISSAL OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW CAUSE OF ACTION FOR AN ADULT HOME

In an action for negligence and violations of the New York Public Health Law, it was alleged that CG&P’s client, an adult home, violated the New York Public Health Law with respect to a resident who fell and sustained a hip fracture which required surgical repair. CG&P moved for summary judgment with respect to the Public Health Law cause of action on the grounds that the statute is only applicable to claims against residential healthcare facilities, commonly known as nursing homes.

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CG&P OBTAINS SUMMARY JUDGMENT FOR ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY

In an action for negligence and medical malpractice, it was alleged that CG&P’s client, an assisted living facility, and the co-defendant physician were negligent in caring for a resident who sustained multiple falls. CG&P moved for summary judgment on the grounds that the admission agreement between the facility and the resident limited the facility’s responsibilities.

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WITH FEDERAL COURT WIN, CG&P’S LEGAL MALPRACTICE DEFENSE GROUP NOTCHES TENTH DISMISSAL OF 2021

Often times, malpractice claims are accompanied by breach of fiduciary duty, fraud or other claims, but in each of the ten cases, CG&P was able to get all of the claims dismissed.

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CG&P PARTNER SWORN IN AS ASSISTANT DEAN OF NASSAU ACADEMY OF LAW

CG&P congratulates founding partner Gary Petropoulos on being sworn in as Assistant Dean of the Nassau Academy of Law.

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SANCTITY OF PRIVILEGE COVERING QUALITY ASSURANCE RECORDS OF A RESIDENTIAL HEALTH CARE FACILITY PRESERVED BY CG&P

CG&P won a decision preserving its nursing home client’s privilege over Quality Assurance Records mistakenly provided to plaintiff's counsel prior to the case's assignment to the Firm.

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CG&P OBTAINS SUMMARY JUDGMENT DISMISSAL OF SNOW AND ICE CASE IN FAVOR OF A MAJOR NEW YORK SPORTS FRANCHISE

CG&P has obtained a dismissal, without a trial, of an unusually fact sensitive snow and ice case. In an action based on premises liability, plaintiff claimed she slipped and fell on a patch of ice as she walked across the promenade in front of the entrance of the stadium of a major New York sports franchise.

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CG&P SECURES A VICTORY FOR A NYC LEGAL SERVICES ORGANIZATION

CG&P secured the dismissal of all claims asserted against a New York City legal services organization which provides free legal assistance to low-income New Yorkers.

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CG&P SUCCESSFULLY OBTAINS SUMMARY JUDGMENT DISMISSAL AGAINST PODIATRIST

In an action for podiatric malpractice and lack of informed consent, it was alleged that CG&P’s client, a podiatrist, was negligent in indicating and performing an endoscopic plantar fasciotomy and was negligent in providing post-procedure care. CG&P made a motion for summary judgment that resulted in the Court dismissing all claims against our podiatrist.

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SIX CG&P ATTORNEYS SELECTED TO 2020 NEW YORK METRO SUPER LAWYERS AND RISING STARS LISTS

CG&P is pleased to announce that five of its Partners have been named to the Super Lawyers list and one Associate has been named to the Rising Stars list for the New York Metropolitan area in 2020.

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With Victory in Second Circuit, CG&P Secures Dismissal of Class Action Against Law Firm

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a class action lawsuit against CG&P’s client, a New York City law firm. The plaintiff alleged that CG&P’s client, in the course of representing property owners, violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act in communicating with tenants regarding rent arrears. This is the first time that the Second Circuit applied its holding in Emanuel v. American Credit Exchange, 870 F.2d 805 (2d Cir. 1989) to a claim under 15 U.S.C. § 1692g.

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CG&P’s Legal Malpractice Defense Group Secures Fourth Dismissal in Four Weeks

CG&P’s Legal Malpractice Defense Group capped off a successful four-week run with another victory: a pre-answer dismissal of all malpractice claims asserted against a Manhattan medical malpractice firm. The victory came on the heels of earlier successes on behalf of a preeminent Manhattan fashion industry attorney, a Nassau County matrimonial attorney, and an Easthampton litigation firm.

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CG&P Obtains Dismissal of Legal Malpractice Claim Against Fashion Industry Attorney

CG&P successfully defended a preeminent fashion industry attorney and his Manhattan law firm from malpractice claims brought in the Supreme Court, New York County. CG&P moved to dismiss the action on several grounds, including statute of limitations, lack of standing and lack of causation. Hon. Andrea Masley of the New York County Commercial Division granted the motion based on lack of causation.

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CG&P’s Commitment to Our Clients and Employees During the COVID-19 Crisis

CG&P remains committed to assisting our clients throughout the crisis brought on by the COVID-19 virus, even as we take measures to ensure the health and welfare of our attorneys and staff.

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CG&P Successfully Obtains Appellate Dismissal of Legal Malpractice Action

The Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department agreed with CG&P’s argument that the claim against the attorney and his firm was properly dismissed by the trial court on the grounds that the plaintiff could not prove causation.

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CG&P OBTAINS DEFENSE VERDICT IN LEGAL MALPRACTICE/JUDICIARY LAW 487 ACTION

CG&P Partner Matthew Flanagan obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a New York City law firm and two of its lawyers after a jury trial in Nassau County. The law firm and its lawyers were accused of committing legal malpractice and violating Judiciary Law § 487 while representing the plaintiff in an underlying litigation.

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CG&P SUCCESSFULLY OBTAINS SUMMARY JUDGMENT DISMISSAL ON A SERIOUS INJURY THRESHOLD MATTER

In an action related to an alleged motor vehicle accident, plaintiff claimed that CG&P's client was responsible for injuries to his wrist, shoulder, knee, back, neck and abdomen.

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SEVEN CG&P ATTORNEYS SELECTED TO 2019 NEW YORK METRO SUPER LAWYERS AND RISING STARS LISTS

CG&P is pleased to announce that five of its Partners have been named to the Super Lawyers list and one Partner and one Associate have been named to the Rising Stars list for the New York Metropolitan area in 2019. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

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CG&P OBTAINS DEFENSE VERDICT IN LABOR LAW §240 CASE

CG&P Partner Christopher Rogers obtained a defense verdict after a jury trial in Rockland County Supreme Court in a case in which the plaintiff alleged that CG&P’s client, a religious girls school, violated Labor Law §240.

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CG&P PARTNER TO LECTURE AT NYSBA PREMISES LIABILITY PROGRAM

CG&P Partner Katherine Giovacco will be a lecturer at the 2019 Premises Liability Program sponsored by the Torts, Insurance and Compensation Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. This all day event will be held at the Melville Marriott on Long Island on Tuesday, September 17, 2019.

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CG&P PARTNERS NAMED WOMEN LEADERS IN LAW FOR 2019

The New York Law Journal and New York Magazine have joined forces to showcase the top female lawyers in the New York area, and not surprisingly, CG&P Partners Michele Levin and June Reiter are among the attorneys to be featured.

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CG&P SUCCESSFULLY OBTAINS SUMMARY JUDGMENT DISMISSAL OF PODIATRIC MALPRACTICE ACTION

In an action for podiatric malpractice and lack of informed consent, it was alleged that CG&P’s client, a podiatrist, was negligent in indicating and performing bunionectomy and hammertoe procedures and was negligent in the post-procedure care.

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CG&P SUCCESSFULLY DEFENDS NURSING HOME AT TRIAL IN CASE BROUGHT UNDER NEW YORK PUBLIC HEALTH LAW

CG&P Partners Dom Gallardo and Michele Levin successfully defended a New York City nursing home in New York County Supreme Court during a 4-week trial involving nearly ten thousand pages of bates stamped medical records and the testimony of eleven witnesses. The case involved complex Nursing Home statutory violations with an underpinning of allegations that the decedent nursing home resident was over medicated with a powerful antipsychotic resulting in falls, extrapyramidal symptoms, and death. The decedent resident’s treating physician and psychiatrist, who were sued in medical malpractice, settled with the plaintiff immediately before jury selection. CG&P continued the defense of the nursing home to verdict.

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In Another Appellate Victory, CG&P Secures Dismissal of Legal Malpractice Action

The Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department has affirmed the dismissal of a legal malpractice action against CG&P’s client. The Court agreed with CG&P’s argument that the claim against the attorney and his firm was barred by the statute of limitations, and that the plaintiff’s claims of continuous representation were insufficient to overcome the statute.

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CG&P SUCCESSFULLY OBTAINS APPELLATE DISMISSAL OF PODIATRIC MALPRACTICE ACTION

In an action for podiatric malpractice and lack of informed consent, it was alleged that CG&P’s client was negligent in treating a keratotic lesion on the plaintiff’s hammertoe with a debridement. It was alleged that the treatment resulted in osteomyelitis which was allowed to progress, resulting in the need for a distal amputation of the plaintiff’s toe.

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INSIDE MEDICAL LIABILITY FEATURES ARTICLE AUTHORED BY CG&P FOUNDING PARTNER

In the February 2019 issue of Inside Medical Liability, CG&P founding partner, Ralph Catalano, writes about the professional obligations that lawyers have when representing more than one client in the same lawsuit, and advises healthcare providers when and under what circumstances they might need their own lawyer.

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CG&P Successfully Obtains Dismissal of Claims against Home Health Care Agency

CG&P recently obtained dismissal of all claims asserted by plaintiff against a prominent New York City home health care agency. Plaintiff alleged that CG&P’s client failed to properly monitor the decedent allowing her to fall and sustain a subdural hematoma which ultimately caused her death.

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CG&P PARTNER TO RECEIVE 2019 OUTSTANDING WOMEN IN LAW AWARD

CG&P is pleased to announce that Partner Katherine A. Giovacco will be honored as one of New York’s Outstanding Women in Law for 2019 by the Honorable A. Gail Prudenti and Hofstra University School of Law.

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CG&P Partners to Speak at St. John’s School of Law CLE Weekend

CG&P Partners Ralph Catalano and Matthew Flanagan have been invited to speak at the St. John’s School of Law CLE Weekend on February 9 and 10, 2019. They will discuss ethics and the Rules of Professional Conduct in a presentation entitled “Lights, Camera, Ethics: A Cinematic Review of the Rules of Professional Conduct.”

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CG&P Partners to Lecture at NCBA Bridge the Gap Weekend

CG&P Partners Dom Gallardo and Katherine Giovacco will be lecturers at the Nassau Academy of Law's Bridge-the-Gap Weekend on January 26th and 27th, 2019. Mr. Gallardo will present a lecture entitled Dram Shop Laws and Social Host Liability and Ms. Giovacco will present a lecture entitled Nursing Home and Medical Liability.

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CG&P Celebrates 15 Years of Service

Catalano Gallardo & Petropoulos, LLP is proud to be celebrating its 15th year defending and counseling professionals, businesses, insurers, churches and charitable institutions as litigation, trial and appellate counsel. Thank you to our many clients and supporters who have placed their trust in us.

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NYS Bar Association Features Article By CG&P Partner

The latest edition of the New York State Bar Association Journal features an article by CG&P partner Matthew Flanagan, whose practice is devoted to the defense of legal malpractice actions and attorney liability matters.

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CG&P Partner Speaks at Risk Management Seminar

CG&P Partner Matt Flanagan was invited to speak at the New York State Bar Association’s Annual Risk Management seminar on October 12, 2018, in Garden City, New York.

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NYLJ Features Article Authored By CG&P Founding Partner

In the September 28, 2018 issue of the New York Law Journal, CG&P founding partner Ralph Catalano writes about the ethical obligations and hazards of representing multiple defendants in medical malpractice actions.

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SIX CG&P ATTORNEYS SELECTED TO 2018 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 one Partner and one Associate have been named to the Rising Stars list for the New York Metropolitan area in 2018.

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Appellate Division Affirms CG&P’s Summary Judgment Victory

CG&P has secured the appellate dismissal of a contentious legal malpractice action asserted against its clients following the conclusion of a matrimonial proceeding. After the trial resulted in a judgment of divorce in the underlying action, plaintiff commenced a lawsuit against CG&P’s clients asserting, among other things, that CG&P’s clients committed legal malpractice in failing to introduce sufficient evidence of plaintiff’s former spouse’s dissipation of martial assets and of his egregious conduct during the marriage.

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CG&P Wins Summary Judgment for Church Van Driver

CG&P obtained summary judgment in favor of its client, a Church volunteer driving a Church van, who was injured when another vehicle rear-ended the van. The rear-ending driver asserted a counterclaim against CG&P’s client for contribution.

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CG&P Obtains Dismissal of Legal Malpractice Action

In an action alleging legal malpractice, tortious interference with contract, fraud and negligent misrepresentation, CG&P obtained summary judgment in favor of its client, the seller’s attorney, in a disputed real estate transaction.

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CG&P To Attend NYCAIW Annual Spring Luncheon

We are pleased to host our friends at CNA, Markel and Everest insurance companies at the annual spring luncheon of the New York City Association of Insurance Woman on May 18, 2018 at the Central Park Boathouse. It’s always a great event. Congratulations to this year’s honoree, Diane R. McNally, Senior Vice President of Segal Select Insurance Services.

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CG&P Partner Conducted Seminar at the NCBA

On Tuesday, May 15, 2018, CG&P Partner Ralph Catalano lectured at the Nassau County Bar Association on the topic of Attorney's professional obligations relating to their IOLA escrow accounts under Rule 1.15 of the New York Rules of Professional Conduct.

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

The April 20, 2018 edition of the New York Law Journal featured an article by CG&P founding partner Ralph Catalano. The article, entitled “Matter of Reno: A Curious Case of Attorney Discipline under the “Fitness” Provision of Rule 8.4(h)” examines a rare case of attorney discipline incurred for conduct solely reflecting unfitness as a lawyer.

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CG&P Partner Named to 2018 Top Women Attorneys In New York List

CG&P is pleased to announce that June Reiter was selected as one of the 2018 New York Metro Top Women Attorneys by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters publication. This list will be published in the Super Lawyers supplement in The New York Times newspaper this Sunday, March 25, 2018.

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CG&P Obtains Dismissal of Legal Malpractice Claims

Relying on the Grace v. Law standard established by the Court of Appeals, CG&P has secured the dismissal of legal malpractice claims asserted against its client in a Supreme Court, Kings County action.

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CG&P Secures Defense Verdict In Favor Of Rehabilitation Center

Senior partner, Ralph A. Catalano, was successful in securing a defense verdict in a medical malpractice action tried before Justice Daniel Martin, in New York State Supreme Court, Suffolk County, on November 21, 2017.

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CHRISTOPHER ROGERS ELECTED PARTNER

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

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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 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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