White Mountain Reinsurance Co. of America (WMRA) v. Travelers Casualty and Surety was featured in the New York Law Journal's Decisions of Interest section on Thursday, April 21, 2011. White Mountain prevailed in preventing a venue transfer and was represented by MCWG attorneys Michael H. Goldstein and Raymond Mastrangelo.
Bella-Vita LLC v. Tower Ins. Co. of New York was published in Mealey's Litigation Report: Insurance on Wednesday, January 19, 2011. MCWG attorneys Kevin Buckley and Daniel M. O'Connell obtained summary judgment on behalf of Tower Ins. Co. of New York. A copy of the case write-up is available for download below.
Mound Cotton partner Barry Temkin has been quoted extensively in an article about jurors' social networking pages in the December 2010 issue of Lawyers USA. Temkin, an ethicist who chairs the New York County Lawyers' Association Professional Ethics Committee, is quoted on matters of legal ethics in the article, "Should Lawyers Monitor Jurors Online?" According to Temkin, while it is becoming more common for lawyers to visit the Facebook and other social networking sites of sitting jurors during trials, ethics rules in some jurisdictions, notably New York, require lawyers to report juror misconduct to the court. Juror misconduct may well include publishing their deliberations on the internet. For more information, please click here or contact Barry Temkin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bella-Vita LLC v. Tower Ins. Co. of New York was featured in the New York Law Journal's Decisions of Interest section on Friday, December 17, 2010. MCWG attorneys Kevin Buckley and Daniel M. O'Connell obtained summary judgment on behalf of Tower Ins. Co. of New York.
Partner Kenneth M. Labbate recently argued a case before the New Jersey Supreme Court. To watch video of the argument, please click here and under 10/26/2010, and select A-88-09, Yousef v. General Dynamics Corp.
Eleven MCWG attorneys were recognized as "Super Lawyers" in New York Super Lawyers Metro Edition, a Thomson Reuters publication (www.superlawyers.com) included as a supplement to the Sunday, October 3rd New York Times Magazine.
MCWG had the greatest number of attorneys recognized in the area of insurance coverage in the state of New York.
A breakdown of those honored follows:
Insurance Coverage: Emilie Bakal-Caplan Stuart Cotton Michael H. Goldstein Wayne R. Glaubinger Lawrence S. Greengrass Lloyd A. Gura Philip C. Silverberg Costantino P. Suriano Jeffrey S. Weinstein
Business Litigation: Robert S. Goodman Arthur M. Handler
An interview with MCWG Counsel Barry Temkin is featured in the September 2010 issue of the ABA Journal. "Seeing Ghosts," which can be found on pages 24-25 of the issue, discusses the ethical implications of limited scope representation and ghostwriting under the 2009 New York Rules of Professional Conduct. Temkin, who is Chair of the New York County Lawyers' Association Professional Ethics Committee, is quoted on the circumstances in which a lawyer may ethically draft legal documents which are sent out under a client's name. According to Temkin, "there's a split in the authorities. In 2007, the ABA approved undisclosed legal assistance to a pro se litigant, and [the NYCLA Ethics Committee] found that opinion to be very persuasive." To view a copy of the article, please click here.