Representative Cases

The following are the types of cases, lawsuits and/or claims (and a summary of the main allegations within) that the firm and its associates have handled, settled, or has had adjudicated:

Albarran v. Bay Ridge Automotive Group - Breach of Contract for faulty repairs on a vehicle;

Batista v. Navitas Lease Corp - Lawsuit alleged against defendants for Wrongful Repossession.

Best v. American General Life Insurance Company d/b/a the United States Life Insurance Company in the City of New York - Breach of Contract for denial of payment of life insurance proceeds;

Block and Atlas v. The Home of the Sages of Israel, Inc., Beth Tomche Torah, et al. - Purported Class Action for false advertising involving mail solicitations for charitable donations.

Braan v. Marc Winkler, Robert Blair, Novad Management Consulting, North Ridge Securities Corp, Mass Mutual Financial Group - Action for discovery surrounding a reverse mortgage and investment account.

Bush v. JK Harris - Class action against tax resolution and preparation company for false advertising, deceptive practices and other claims;

Burn Victims cases - Case recoveries in serious burn injuries resulting from fires and gas leaks.

Canarte v. Radison Construction - Breach of Home improvement contract for addition and renovation to home;

CASA Investments v. Mandella - defense of collection suit for student loan repayment;

Castellan v. VC Auto Corp. - Negligence against auto repair shop;

Cavalier Technical Services v. Bright-N-Up - Client, a general contractor was sued for breach of sub-contract of over $45,000 involving a portion of a large-scale construction project in Long Island City, Queens. After over three years' of defending the litigation, net jury verdict to plaintiff in May, 2010 was $953.

Cherry v. Paul Duke, Adib Ghattas, Duke and Ghattas Associates, Ghattas Engineering, Masood Bhutta, Vijay Kulip, M.B. Contracting, Henry & Dooley Architects - Lawsuit alleged against defendants for breach of contract and deceptive practices regarding a home improvement contract.

Citibank v. Defalco - Defense of collections lawsuit for delinquent credit card debt;

Covner v. Bank of America, Timour Abdoullaev - Lawsuit alleged against defendants for predatory lending.

Daimlerchrysler v. Otavalo v. Boss Chrysler - Collection defense on an auto loan and deceptive practices against dealership;

Decaul v. Five Towns Nissan Toyota Honda - Deceptive Practices involving upcharging in finance contract for vehicle;

DeFalco v. Cohen & Slamowitz - Class Action against debt collector for violations of Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA);

D'Orazio v. Tocci Brothers - large settlement in a wrongful death case after a forklift accident.

Doucoure v. Citibank - breach of contract involving claims of identity theft and misappropriation of funds;

Duvivier v. Jarro Building Industries Corp. - Breach of home improvement contract for defective work;

Fimat Facilities Mgt. v. LuxuryChair, L. Cohen Group and Levi Cohen - Breach of Contract and deceptive practices for the sale of office furniture;

Francois v. Aegis Funding Corporation - Predatory lending by a residential financial institution;

Gierzynski v. DirecTV - Violations of Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) by furnisher of information to Credit Reporting Agencies;

Gilmartin v. Path Medical and Dr. Eric Braverman - Case for deceptive acts and practices and false advertising for the charging for alternative treatments that were not medically necessary.

Gilmore v. Ally Financial Inc and Ally Bank - Purported Class Action against defendant lender for racial discrimination in auto financing transactions.

Gittens v. Brooklyn Dodge - Class Action alleging false advertising and deceptive practices claims against dealership for "Scratch-N-Match" game contest promotion;

Goldberg v. Anonymous Corp. - Whistleblower (Qui Tam) lawsuit against company for Medicare and Medicaid fraud and fraudulent billing practices;

Hecht-Soliman v. Royal Roofing Corporation - Breach of a home improvement contract;

Hershko v. Daniels v. Harvey Weisman, Dawn Hershko, Bo Weisman, Yifei Chang, The 22 S. LLC, The Playhouse Market and the 22 S. Broadway LLC, Oren Everhar - Lawsuit alleged against defendants for breach of contract and fraud surrounding a business venture.

Horn v. Medical Marijuana, Dixie Holdings, Elixirs and Edibles, Dixie Botanicals - Case for breach of contract and false advertising for level of chemical in product causes loss of employment.

Jaramillo v. Planet Auto Mall - Deceptive practices and fraud regarding an auto purchase contract;

Johnson v. Roosevelt Hotel - Unjust enrichment and breach of fiduciary duty against hotel for ticket sale;

Julio v. Maurice Villency - Violations of the General Business Law regarding merchandise and furniture delivery;

Kelden v. Tsomo - Case for accounting malpractice.

Khafizov v. Chase Bank - Breach of Contract for theft of items in safe deposit box;

Kronenberg v. Verizon - Violations of the Fair Credit Billing Act (FCBA) and deceptive practices on consumer telephone account;

Leon v. Ticket Busters, Jing Gao - Lawsuit alleged against defendants for breach of contract and deceptive practices involving a contract to remove New York City violations on property.

Lincinco v. Velez - Collection defense for unpaid rent;

Lipton v. Moving Right Along, Boxes-R-Us - Breach of Contract for moving and packing services;

Lopez v. M&P Foreign Used Cars, Inc. - Consumer Fraud and unfair dealings against dealership in the sale of an automobile; Johnson v. Roosevelt Hotel - Unjust enrichment and breach of fiduciary duty against hotel for ticket sale;

LR Credit v. Jo - Collection defense on credit card debt;

LVNV Funding v. Jo - Collection defense on credit card debt;

Marcus v. Plaza Automall - deceptive practices in financing of a vehicle and allegations of fraudulent alteration of credit application;

Marlin v. Encore Receiveable Management, Inc. - Violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) for validation letters;

Marska v. Hospital Receivables and Kalicki - Violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA);

Mason v. Paragon Honda, Paragon Motors - Predatory lending against dealership surrounding financing for vehicle;

Mensah v. Victory Moving and Storage - Breach of contract and negligence against moving and storage company;

MERS v. Boksan - Defense of foreclosure action and predatory lending claims for residential mortgage;

Moustakis v. Christies, Paramount - Claim against auction house for deceptive practices surrounding the sale of Star Trek memorabilia at defendant's auction.

Mullakandova v. C&K Auto Imports - New Jersey Jury verdict involving violations of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act and Truth in Consumer Contract and Warranty Act for financing practices and violations of New Jersey administrative regulations;

Murray v. Big Value Construction - Deceptive Practices and breach of home improvement contract for home renovation and remodeling;

Musalin v. Peters Construction - Successful jury verdict in breach of home improvement contract;

Neman v. Ferrari Maserati, North Shore Auto - Lemon Law and Breach of Warranty claims against auto broker and manufacturer.

New York Daily News defense - Multiple cases in defense of personal injury cases, including a defense verdict, involving accidents with newspaper trucks in New York City.

Oliviera v. Amazing Smiles, Springstone, CareCredit and NBT Bank - Case for charging for dental procedures never conducted through unwanted credit accounts.

Patterson v. Remsen Auto Mall - Deceptive Practices against dealership;

Pena v. NY Mexicana - Shareholder action against corporate officers for corporate waste, misappropriation and director liability;

Penaloza v. Major World, Major Chevrolet - deceptive practices and fraud regarding upcharge of aftermarket products not disclosed in auto sales contract;

Perez v. Major Chevrolet - Breach of Contract and deceptive practices against dealership for the sale of a damaged vehicle;

Price v. New Horizon Auto Body Repair - Fraud and deceptive practices involving the sale of a rebuilt truck;

Quezada v. Popular Kia - Unfair and deceptive sales practices against dealership at inception of auto loan with respect to down payment and financing;

Rachfal v. Schaefer - Libel and defamation based on an e-bay sale of collectors' items;

Richberg v. NovaStar - Mortgage and Panther Siding and Windows - Predatory Lending and deceptive practices involving the financing for home improvements and refinancing;

Rodriguez v. UHAUL - Claim for stolen items from storage facility;

Romero v. HSBC - dispute of banking practices involving an international lottery scam;

Sanchez v. Boss Chrysler Plymouth Jeep Eagle Dodge, Inc. - Breach of Contract and deceptive practices for the sale of a damaged vehicle;

Savinon v. Big Apple Hyundai and Volkswagen - deceptive practices involving sale of vehicle and payoff trade-in vehicle;

Schweiger v. Septet Assoc., Raggio and Belle - Breach of Contract for home renovation project;

Scott v. Cambria Quality Remodel - Breach of Contract for the installation of new roof;

Seelig v. Escandon - Identity theft and misappropriation of account and bank information;

Slater v. Sam Stith - Fraud involving a real estate investment scam and identity theft;

Sterling National Bank v. Subhan - defense of collection lawsuit involving business loan;

Sukhdeo v. Argo Financial Corp., WMC Mortgage Corp., U.S. Bank, N.A. - Predatory Lending practices and disclosure violations of the Truth-in-Lending Act;

Trimba v. Alexander Feldman, ALCO Store Development Corp. - Lawsuit alleged against defendants for breach of contract involving a home improvement contract.

Verma v. Bimmers & Benz of North America, Inc. - Breach of Contract and Deceptive Practices against dealership for faulty transfer of title of vehicle;

Warmhold v. Countrywide, Bank of America - proposed class action against lenders and mortgage broker for predatory lending in a refinance transaction.

Weidler v. Anthony Coluzzi, Law Offices - Successful jury verdict of $200,000 in June, 2010 in prosecution of a lawyer for fraudulent concealment, fraudulent inducement and breach of fiduciary duty involving a real estate investment transaction;

Weissman v. Capitol One Bank, Golden, Wexler & Sarnese - Violation of the Fair Credit Billing Act (FCBA) and deceptive practices for unfair billing practices;

Wellington Hotel v. Unger - Commercial dispute in contract for construction of sign marquis for hotel;

Woo v Gerard Rem, Miriam Weisbecker, Yehezkel Fishbach, Keith Wachtel, CJK 194 Bleecker, Inc. and The Manhattan Foreclosure, LLC. - Lawsuit alleged against defendants for a Ponzi investment scheme regarding the purchase of property in New York City.

Wynn v. Sallie Mae - dispute on student loan account;

Zevlakis v. Cosmos Insurance - Deceptive practices, insurance fraud and identity theft against insurance broker;

Zilkha v. Verizon - Violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act against the furnisher of information to Credit Reporting Agencies;

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