Significant Reported Decisions

Among the significant decisions obtained for our clients are the following:

Aedes de Venustas v. Venustas Int’l, LLC, 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 66586, 2007 WL 2597122 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 11, 2007)

We represented the plaintiff seeking to enjoin the defendant company from infringing on our client’s trademarked name.  After a trial, the court ruled in our client’s favor and granted a permanent injunction. We then settled the damages portion of the case on terms very favorable to our client.

 Matter of Wannen v Commr. of Labor, 57 AD3d 1029 (3rd Dept 2008)

We represented a securities broker/dealer in a regulatory action that sought penalties and unpaid unemployment insurance premiums.  We successfully appealed the decision of the Commissioner of Labor persuading the Appellate Division that the individuals at issue were not employees but merely independent contractors.  The court held that the supervision exercised by the broker/dealer required by the securities laws and regulations and could not be used as evidence of an employer/employee relationship.

 Ingham v Thompson, 88 AD3d 607 (1st Dept 2011)    

We represented the plaintiff, a limited partner, in an arbitration against the general partner alleging breach of fiduciary duty and mismanagement. After a lengthy hearing, the arbitration panel awarded $4 million to our client.  Our motion to confirm the award was denied by the trial court and the award was vacated.  We successfully appealed that decision and the appellate court reversed the trial court and reinstated the award.