DENLEA & CARTON’S OCTOBER 2022 NEWSLETTER
As we approach the final quarter of 2022 (and prepare to celebrate our 10th anniversary in December) we are honored to be having our most successful year yet. We remain privileged to work on interesting, sophisticated matters, and have returned (post-COVID) to the Courtroom where our advocacy is most valued. But none of these accomplishments would be possible without the incredible and tireless efforts of our team, or the unflinching trust our clients continue to repose in us to fight their most important challenges. Here’s a snapshot of the past 5 months, and a look ahead to the rest of 2022 . . .
Your Friends and Colleagues,
Denlea & Carton, LLP
Firm Recovers $2.25 Million for Injured Bus Passenger
The Firm is pleased to have recovered $2,250,000 for a client who was injured when the Bee-Line bus in which he was a passenger was violently struck by a cement truck. The settlement was reached in the middle of trial, when the defendant and its insurers realized how strongly our case was resonating with the jury. The primary and excess insurers more than doubled their pre-trial offer, rather than let the case go to the jury. Our co-founder, Jim Denlea, deftly handled the trial, including a multi-media presentation to the jury. This is a terrific result, and a strong illustration of the Firm’s commitment to the victims of personal injury. Our client found our Firm through our website Denlea & Carton.Com, where increasing numbers of injured parties are becoming acquainted with our work. Great result Jim, John and Stan!
Website Accessibility Claims Dismissed Against USTA
The United States Tennis Association rebuffed a proposed class action, filed in federal court in Manhattan, alleging its website violates the Americans with Disabilities Act. The plaintiff voluntarily dismissed all claims. “No settlement of any kind was reached,” counsel for the USTA, Jeff Carton with Denlea & Carton LLP, told Bloomberg Law. The plaintiff “dismissed his complaint with prejudice immediately following the filing of our motion to dismiss,” he said.
The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes Co-Founder For Excellence in Commercial LItigation
Jeff was selected by his peers for recognition of his professional excellence in the 29th edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the field of Commercial Litigation. Congrats Jeff !
Yankees’ 3B Sues Greenwich Landlord Over Moldy Mansion
The firm is representing Yankee third baseman Josh Donaldson in a federal court proceeding in Connecticut, arising out of Mr. Donaldson’s lease of a house in Greenwich. According to the Complaint, the house had a rampant mold infestation, which was not disclosed to Mr. Donaldson and which rendered the house uninhabitable.
Stan Sharovskiy Joins Firm
We are pleased to announce that Stan Sharovskiy, an experienced commercial litigator, has joined the Firm. Stan has represented clients in a wide variety of legal matters including complex business disputes, trade secret litigation, and claims arising from the enforcement of post-employment covenants. Stan is a graduate of the Hofstra University School of Law, with a BA in English Literature and Criticism from Hunter College. In his spare time, Stan enjoys literary fiction, creative writing, classical history, and is an avid chess enthusiast. He and his wife are expecting their first child in January.
$8.4 Million Damages Award Heads to Second Circuit
Uber and other black car passengers who were wrongly charged a 2.5% surcharge on their non-cash gratuities are one step closer to the finish line. Judge Halpern granted the Black Car Fund’s request for permission to take an interlocutory appeal to the Second Circuit of the District Court’s decision awarding the certified class of passengers summary judgment. If the favorable decision we obtained at the District Court level is affirmed on appeal, a damages award of roughly $8.4 million dollars will be distributed to Class Members.
Giving Back to the Community
The Firm is pleased to have made several significant contributions to important charitable initiatives this past summer, including:
Westchester Corporate Cup 5K Race: All proceeds go to the HOPE Community Services, a New Rochelle-based organization, which has become the largest emergency food pantry and soup kitchen in the region.
Pan-Mass Challenge: which supports the innovative work of doctors, nurses, and scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and their search for cures for cancers and related diseases.
Uniform Firefighters Association Local 107: Supporting our brave firefighters and first responders in White Plains.