Recent Cases

June 2017

New York attorneys Bryan J. Mazzola and Jennifer L. Stewart obtained a favorable settlement for landlord in discrimination case brought under the federal Fair Housing Act, as well as state and city human rights laws.  In the complaint, professional testers claimed that the building superintendent had refused to show and/or rent them apartments based upon… Read more »

March New York Cases

Gary S. Ehrlich and Matthew T. Clark of Boyd Richards successfully appealed a decision of a trial court’s refusal to grant a mixed-used condominium a license fee under RPAPL § 881 because a neighboring building was granted a license to install protective work on the condominium’s property during a construction project.  The trial court originally… Read more »

August 2018

Patricia I Murray obtained a judgment in favor of  the defendant/owner of a vehicle that was stolen and subsequently involved in an accident resulting in serious injury, (broken hip and femur/compartment syndrome) to a passenger. The injured party alleged that the owner negligently left his keys in the vehicle , allowing it to be stolen…. Read more »

June 2018

Jennifer L. Stewart and Gary S. Ehrlich in the Boyd Richards’ New York office successfully established a Coop’s right to exclusive use and possession of its roof, and obtained injunctive relief barring a shareholder from continuing to climb out his window onto the roof and use it as a terrace.  The shareholder claimed to have… Read more »

May 22, 2018

Kyle T. Berglin obtained partial summary judgment on behalf of Delaire Country Club, Inc. in a lawsuit that sought to overturn a member’s one-year disciplinary suspension as contrary to Florida law.  The Plaintiff was a disgruntled Club member who attacked the Club, its Board of Governors, management, and its individual members in a disparaging public… Read more »

May 2018

Attorneys Bryan J. Mazzola and Jacqueline L. Aiello recently prevailed on a motion to dismiss the complaint and compel arbitration in an employment dispute filed  in the Southern District of New York.  In this case, a former doorman alleged that he was subject to discrimination and retaliation based on his national origin and commenced his… Read more »

After a Decade of Litigation, Frank Colonnelli and Craig Shankman Were Successful in Dismissing a Highly Contested Legal Malpractice Action With Prejudice and Were Awarded Final Judgment in Excess of $250,000

Frank Colonnelli and Craig Shankman represented various attorneys and their law firms, who were sued for legal malpractice in a highly contested matter for millions of dollars in connection with the bankruptcy of a retail clothing store. After a decade of litigation, Mr. Colonnelli and Mr. Shankman were successful in not only dismissing all claims… Read more »

BRPC Successfully Defends Dismissal at Appellate Division

Bryan Mazzola and Brett Carrick recently obtained a unanimous ruling from the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, First Department, affirming the lower court’s decision which dismissed an Article 78 proceeding filed by a cooperative shareholder and her husband. The Appellate Division found that the dismissal of a petition which sought to compel the Coop’s… Read more »