Category Archives: Firm Success Stories

Attorney Heather L. Pollock Successfully Moved For Summary Judgment In An Action Involving an Alleged Slip And Fall On Snow And Ice

The defendant was a snow and ice removal company. They contracted for the removal of snow and ice with the plaintiff’s employer.  Heather L. Pollock filed a motion for summary judgment seeking dismissal of the action on behalf of the … Continue reading

Attorney Heather L. Pollock Prevails On A Motion To Dismiss

An actions was commenced through the service of a summons without a Complaint.  A demand for the Complaint was subsequently made on behalf of the defendant. When still no Complaint was served, a motion to dismiss for failure to timely … Continue reading

ATTORNEY MELISSA SMALLACOMBE SECURES ANOTHER DEFENSE VERDICT IN A PERSONAL INJURY CASE WHERE PLAINTIFF WAS SEEKING OVER A MILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGES

The plaintiff was employed by an HVAC company and was dropping off piping at public school location for work to be performed on a later date. When plaintiff and her supervisor reached the second floor of the school, they entered … Continue reading

Newly Admitted BSMH Attorney Heather Pollock’s First Summary Judgment Win Dismissing Complaint!!

This action arose from a trip and fall on a sidewalk outside of a church.  The Plaintiff testified at a 50-H hearing that she could not identify the cause of her fall and that she walked up and down the … Continue reading

PETER SCOLAMIERO OBTAINS ANOTHER DEFENSE VERDICT AT TRIAL – THIS TIME INVOLVING A CLAIM OF LOSS OF SEPULCHER

The plaintiff sought damages for loss of sepulcher contending that the defendant, an alcohol and drug rehabilitation center, failed to make adequate attempts to locate her following her brother’s death, who was a patient at the facility. Mr. Scolamiero demonstrated … Continue reading

Tom Cullen Successfully Defends Landlord from a Slip and Fall Lawsuit at Trial

A plaintiff, a tenant in a 2-family home, claimed that his absentee landlord was negligent in failing to adequately clear snow and ice from the home’s front steps. As a result, the plaintiff allegedly slipped and fell on ice causing … Continue reading

Judi Aumand has another successful win on a motion for summary judgment

This case arises out of an assault and battery by a former employee against his foreman, the plaintiff.  Plaintiff had terminated the assailant two weeks prior to the incident for parking violations at the construction site at the direction of … Continue reading

Partner Tom Mortati featured on special two hour “Dateline NBC” episode!

Tom Mortati was prominently featured in a special two hour “Dateline NBC” episode “The Accused” that aired in September 2016 and again in February 2017 highlighting his work defending a police agency in a federal civil rights case.  Mr. Mortati’s … Continue reading

Congratulations to Partner Judi Aumand on winning 2 recent motions!

In the first case, Plaintiff was injured when the vehicle in which she was traveling attempted to make a left turn from the Town of Halfmoon owned Lansing Lane across State owned Route 9 and was struck by another vehicle.  … Continue reading

Another motion win for Associate Judith Aumand, Esq.

Plaintiff commenced an action against defendant for negligence in a rear-end motor vehicle accident. Through the course of discovery, it came to light that the plaintiff had stopped in traffic because a vehicle in front of him was backing up … Continue reading