Category Archives: Firm Success Stories

Attorney Steven DeBraccio successfully obtained summary judgment and dismissal of a third-party complaint

Attorney Steven DeBraccio successfully obtained summary judgment and dismissal of a third-party complaint in the Northern District of New York, alleging that the client hospital owed indemnification to defendant-real estate holding company for a lawsuit filed under, among other things, … Continue reading

Attorney Steven DeBraccio successfully obtained summary judgment and dismissal of plaintiff’s entire complaint in Supreme Court

Attorney Steven DeBraccio successfully obtained summary judgment and dismissal of plaintiff’s entire complaint in Supreme Court, Albany County, where plaintiff was seeking $40,000 in damages (the value of a Mercedes Benz). Plaintiff argued that the client insurer breached the contract … Continue reading

Attorney Steven DeBraccio successfully defended an appeal to the Appellate Division

Attorney Steven DeBraccio successfully defended an appeal to the Appellate Division, Third Department from a grant of summary judgment from the Washington County Supreme Court, dismissing plaintiff’s complaint against our clients, where plaintiff was seeking over $3,000,000 in damages against … Continue reading

Attorney Rounds secures a dismissal of a 20M med mal suit

Attorney Jessica A. Rounds moved the court to dismiss a 20M case involving a local municipality in an alleged medical malpractice action. Plaintiff sought recovery for significant injuries but failed to establish a deviation from good and accepted medical practices, … Continue reading

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