The Firm is privileged to be representing a proposed class of livery car passengers in New York who have been “taxed” a 2.5% surcharge on their non-cash gratuities paid to popular ride-hailing services such as Uber, Lyft and Via. The lawsuit contends that The New York Black Car Operators’ Injury Compensation Fund is being unjustly enriched through black car operators’ assessment of a 2.5 percent surcharge on voluntary tips paid by riders. A link to recent media coverage is below. The matter is being prosecuted by Jeff Carton, Amber Wallace and Myles Bartley.
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.
For much of the past decade, Jeff has been recognized annually by his peers as a New York “Super Lawyer”
Bob is an experienced class action lawyer, who has achieved hundreds of millions of dollars in recoveries for aggrieved
Peter graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and received his law degree from Tulane University School of Law
Lindsey Leibowitz, Of Counsel, is an experienced Intellectual Property lawyer specializing in trademark and copyright
Myles Bartley is a seasoned litigator who has successfully tried cases in state and federal courts across the country
Amber Wallace is an experienced complex commercial litigator and a perennial Super Lawyers “Rising Star.