Fairytales Insurance Companies Would Love For You to Believe

Why do we enjoy fairytales? Because they paint a picture of the world that we would like to be true. Bad people get punished, good people live happily every after, and slimy frogs are just a peck away from turning into princes. Yeah, right. Dream on. If you are a New...

Beware the “Good Cop” Insurance Adjuster

It’s a cliché in crime movies: the Good Cop that acts like a best friend vs. the Bad Cop, who is mean and puts pressure on suspects. The thing is, taken together, these two extremes add up to a Smart Cop Team, because they use psychology to get cases...

N.Y. Insurance Companies are FINALLY Liable for Bad Faith!

Hallelujah! It’s about time! Traditionally, N.Y. has been one of the few states in the United States that did NOT permit a “bad faith” claim against an insurance carrier except under VERY limited circumstances. A recent N.Y. Court of Appeals case...

Structured Settlements in Medical Malpractice Cases

My good friend, Dov Apfel, a medical malpractice attorney from Maryland who handles birth injury cases, wrote a very informative article in the December issue of Trial magazine (pasted below) about structured settlements in cerebral palsy medical malpractice cases....

$1,200,000 Settlement in Chemung County Supreme Court

I was honored to be selected as local trial counsel by Buffalo attorney Mark Cantor for a Chemung County Supreme Court jury trial conducted this week before Judge Robert Mulvey. The case did not settle until the end of the first day of trial when the jury had been...

A $20,000,000+ Settlement Against Corning Hospital!

Tragically, just 40 minutes can make the difference between a healthy baby and a little girl who will never walk, never talk, never feed herself, never have a boyfriend, never get married… In this case handled by Elmira medical malpractice attorney Jim Reed,...