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$1.8 Million Dollar Settlement Reached – Young Female Passenger Sustained Serious Injuries in a Car Crash

Plaintiff’s attorney, Eliot M. Schuman of DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP negotiated a 1.8 Million Dollar Settlement on the day a jury was to be selected in Rockland County (3/1/2018).

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Avalon Yonkers

AvalonBay Communities is one of the premier developers of luxury apartment communities in the nation. DelBello Donnellan represents AvalonBay in connection with numerous development projects throughout Westchester County, including this 589-unit apartment community currently under construction in the Alexander Street Urban Renewal Area on the Hudson River in Yonkers, New York.

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Land Use Attorney Diana Bunin Kolev joins DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr LLP

We are pleased to announce that Diana Bunin Kolev has joined the firm as a partner in our Land Use Practice Group.

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Are You Prepared for New York’s Paid Family Leave Law?

New York’s Paid Family Leave law (PFL) will go into effect on January 1, 2018. Although that date is still several months away, there are things employers can and should do now to prepare.

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Employer Alert – Ban on Salary History Information

In October 2015, New York City employers were banned from asking about applicants’ criminal conviction history during the application and interview process. This required many employers to update their employment applications, interview practices and background check process.

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$1.75 Million Dollar Settlement Reached – Man Hit by Car Sustained Fractures

Plaintiff’s Attorney, Eliot Schuman, of DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP, negotiated a $1.75 Million Dollar Settlement within days of the scheduled start of trial.

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New York State Appellate Division Affirms Order Vacating Judgment of Foreclosure in Tax Lien Foreclosure Action Thereby Preserving Lender’s $4,000,000.00 Mortgage

Our client is the holder of a $4,000,000.00 mortgage on a commercial building in Yonkers, New York, which mortgage was in default. Simultaneously with our client’s mortgage foreclosure action, a tax lien foreclosure action was pending, in which our client was allegedly served.

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DDWWW Welcomes a New Partner

DDWWW is pleased to announce that STEVEN SCHOENFELD has joined the firm as a partner in the litigation practice group. Steven has more than 20 years’ experience in commercial, corporate, financial, real estate, bankruptcy, intellectual property litigation and related counseling. Previously a partner in the New York offices of Torys L.L.P., Dorsey & Whitney L.L.P. […]

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New York State Appellate Division Vacates Mechanic Lien Foreclosure Judgment and Dismisses All Claims Against Surety, Property Owner, and General Contractor

A construction materials supplier to a sub-contractor filed mechanics liens and sued our clients the surety, the general contractor and the owner to foreclose the liens, and to recover on payment bond claims.  The plaintiff sought recovery for $1,000,000.  The Supreme Court dismissed all payment bond claims and granted partial judgment on one of the […]

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New York State Court of Appeals Affirms Dismissal of A $45 Million Fraud Action Against Title Insurance Underwriter

A purchaser of mortgages sued our client, a title insurance underwriter, for alleged fraud relating to the sale of those mortgages on the secondary market.  The Plaintiff sought recovery of $45 million in damages.  Following the Supreme Court’s denial of a motion to dismiss, Lee S. Wiederkehr and Michael J. Schwarz obtained an order from […]

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