Congratulations to our co-founder and partner, Jeffrey Carton, who has been recognized in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for Commercial Litigation. Links to the recent coverage in Westchester Magazine are below.

The Firm is prosecuting the subrogation claims of Travelers Property Casualty Co. to recover the hundreds of thousands of dollars it paid in connection with the loss of cargo aboard the Port Allen, and the salvage costs associated with recovering the sunken barge.  The Port Allen sunk off the coast of Port Chester, when it encountered inclement weather and rising seas.  Travelers contends that Fox Marine, the tug operator responsible for piloting the barge was negligent, and did not take sufficient steps to change course, reduce speed or avoid the dangerous seas.  Recent media coverage of the lawsuit is available in the link below.


The Firm is pleased to announce that it recently defeated Ford’s attempt to dismiss a consumer fraud class action lawsuit which alleges that Ford F-150 doors won’t latch properly in cold weather. The motion was Ford’s second attempt to short circuit the lawsuit, which contends that Ford knew of the faulty door latches, yet failed to disclose that fact to prospective purchasers. The lawsuit seeks to represent current and former owners (and lessees) of 2015-2017 F-150 vehicles. Links to recent news coverage of the lawsuit are below. If you own a Ford F-150 and would like more information about the lawsuit, please contact us at (914) 331-0100.

The Firm successfully obtained summary judgment dismissing claims filed against a general contractor by a homeowner in a third-party complaint seeking indemnification for the serious personal injuries that a visitor to the homeowner’s property sustained when he fell off a second story deck after the railing collapsed.  The homeowner impleaded our client, a general contractor, which had performed work on the deck several years before the incident.  We were able to establish that the contractor did not contribute to the defect that led to the railing’s collapse, and that as a matter of law our client owed no duty to the injured person.  The Court’s ruling eliminates the potentially crippling financial consequences that could have befallen the general contractor if it was kept in the lawsuit.  Peter Freiberg led the defense of the action.

U.S. News & World Report has once again selected the Firm as one of the “Best Law Firms” in 2018 for its Commercial Litigation practice. We are thrilled to be recognized for such an honor.


James R. Denlea

Jeffrey I. Carton

Robert J. Berg

Peter Freiberg

Lindsey Leibowitz

Myles Bartley

Amber Wallace

John Leifert

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