February 13, 2020

Register today for "Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination: What is it Not?" on February 19, 2020 from 10 - 11 AM EST. Valerie K. Ferrier, Partner and Head of the Labor & Employment Practice at MCB, will be discussing commonly misused terms, examples and mandatory training among other topics. Registration is free - but required: 


February 11, 2020

Partner Gregory J. Radomisli and Associates Emma B. Glazer and Yusuf Sattar successfully blocked plaintiff’s motion for partial summary judgment in Kings County.

In this case, it was alleged that the defendant physician misdiagnosed the plaintiff as suffering from ADHD, and that he therefore improperly prescribed a the Schedule II drug Methylphenidate, a/k/a Ritalin.  Plaint...

February 7, 2020

Head of MCB Labor & Employment practice, Partner Valerie K. Ferrier, obtained a favorable result for our client hospital in Queens County.  MCB moved to dismiss this action involving three claims of age discrimination by a retired doctor, based on a signed release of all such claims, as well as a claim for breach of contract, and for an award of attorney’s fees, pursuant to...

January 27, 2020

Senior Partner Daniel L. Freidlin was granted summary judgment for our client obstetrician/ gynecologists in Suffolk County Supreme Court. Plaintiff alleged that our three defendant obstetrician/gynecologists negligently performed a hysterectomy and then failed to diagnose a vesicovaginal fistula postoperatively.  After conservative treatment with a pessary failed, plaintif...

January 27, 2020

Senior Partner William P. Brady obtained a dismissal on a summary judgment motion, or in the alternative, for a frye hearing in a case involving a plaintiff with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS). The plaintiff alleged that our client doctor delayed the diagnosis and treatment by 24-36 hours.  The Court found that our client doctor established that earlier diagnosis and treatme...

On January 6, 2020, the statewide salary history ban, Labor Law Section 194-A, went into effect for New York. The law prohibits both public and private employers from asking prospective or current employees about their salary history, including compensation and benefits, either orally or in writing. The law applies to all positions that will be based primarily in the state,...

December 15, 2019

Senior Partner Rosaleen McCrory, Of Counsel Maureen P. Blazowski obtained dismissal of a general negligence, medical malpractice and wrongful death case involving a then 84 year-old woman. The plaintiff alleged that the defendants failed to perform proper risk assessments with regard to skin breakdown and the development of pressure ulcers; failed to prevent further breakdo...

December 15, 2019

MCB Senior Partner Sean F.X. Dugan and Partner Aryeh S. Klonsky recently obtained dismissal  of all claims against our radiologist client and his radiology practice group in a case involving a failure to diagnose testicular cancer in a 19-year-old.  Our client interpreted a May 2016 testicular sonogram ordered secondary to left-sided testicular pain and observed no evidence...

In 2015, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals (the appellate jurisdiction that includes New York) held that settlements of federal wage and hour claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) required the District Court’s review and approval pursuant. The case is Cheeks v. Freeport Pancake House, Inc., 796 F.3d 199. District Courts judges, however, were split as to wheth...

November 6, 2019

MCB Senior Trial Partner Thomas A. Mobilia, Esq. assisted by Partner Aryeh S. Klonsky, Esq. obtained a defense verdict for their clients, a renowned eye surgeon and his ophthalmology group. The case was tried in New York County Supreme Court during a 4-week trial before the Honorable Frank Nervo.

Plaintiff, a retired medical malpractice trial attorney, alleged that the defen...

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