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Obtained Vacatur of Monetary Judgment Entered Against Our Client

(July 2023) Robyn Fearon successfully vacated a money judgment that was improperly entered in favor of a landlord upon our client’s default in a landlord/tenant proceeding.  The money judgment arose from a settlement agreement executed by a third party who claimed authority to bind our client.  Robyn demonstrated that our client did not consent to […]

Jim Truitt and Amy Abbandondelo Obtain Dismissal of a Breach of Title Policy Action

(June 2023) Jim Truitt and Amy Abbandondelo obtained summary judgment on behalf of a title insurer dismissing an insured’s action alleging breach of the subject title policy. The insured sought coverage for its neighbor’s alleged adverse possession of a 5’ x 15’ portion of the second-floor of the insured’s building, resulting from the neighbor’s predecessor’s […]

Amy Abbandondelo Moderates Session with Guest Speaker Associate Judge Singas

(November 2022) As co-chair of the Nassau County Bar Association (“NCBA”) Appellate Practice Committee, Amy Abbandondelo moderated a session with esteemed guest speaker, N.Y. Court of Appeals Associate Judge Madeline Singas, held at NCBA headquarters, at which Judge Singas provided valuable insight into best practices for requesting leave to appeal to the N.Y. Court of […]

  • Posted on: Nov 10 2022
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Defeated Purchaser’s Action Seeking to Avoid a Lender’s Mortgage Lien

(September 2022) Jim Truitt and Amy Abbandondelo successfully moved for summary judgment on behalf of a lender, resulting in the dismissal of the purchaser’s action against the lender.  The purchaser sought to set aside the lender’s mortgage on various grounds, including that the mortgage reflected the wrong tax block and lot on its face.  The […]

  • Posted on: Sep 13 2022
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Obtained Summary Judgment Dismissing Insured’s Direct Action against Title Insurance Underwriter

(August 2022) Jim Truitt and Robyn Fearon obtained summary judgment dismissing Insured’s direct action against title insurance underwriter alleging breach of contract, fraudulent misrepresentation, negligent misrepresentation, and conspiracy to defraud.  In dismissing the action in its entirety, the court agreed that the terms of the policy specifically excluded coverage under the facts of the case.

  • Posted on: Aug 23 2022
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