Proskauer Cases Reflect Efforts to Put Firms on Defensive

Proskauer Rose has a vigorous commercial practice that frequently brings it into the Manhattan Commercial Division on behalf of its clients. But recently, the law firm itself has been defending its lawyering in four unrelated commercial cases. In recent motions, plaintiffs have either alleged malpractice or that the firm?s attorneys had conflicts of interest and should be disqualified.

 

Book Review--New York Contract Law: A Guide for Non-New York Attorneys

Out-of-state attorneys routinely steeped in contract negotiations, whose breaches or enforcement may ultimately bring them to either of the courthouses on Foley Square or to New York's International Arbitration Center, must attain an intimate knowledge of the fundamental and advanced principles of New York contract law. "New York Contract Law: A Guide for Non-New York Attorneys," by Glen Banks of Norton Rose Fulbright, addresses that need in exceptional fashion.

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Decisions
  • Citibank, N.A. v. Keenan Powers & Andrews – In action involving the alleged misappropriation of approximately $2.8 million of funds held in escrow, Sherwood grants plaintiffs' summary judgment for breach of contract and fiduciary duty and conversion. (Justice O. Peter Sherwood)
    December 19, 02:05 PM EST
  • TOV Manufacturing, Inc., Plaintiff v. Jaco Import Corporation, Defendants – In breach of contract action to indemnify plaintiff for $3 million loss due to theft by secretary assigned by Citigroup, panel unanimously affirmed Bransten's granting of motion to dismiss holding that charged conduct was not in scope of employment (Justice Sweeny, J.P., DeGrasse, Manzanet-Daniels, Feinman, Gische, JJ.)
    December 18, 04:28 PM EST
  • William R. Salomon, Plaintiff-Appellant v. Citigroup Inc., Defendant-Respondent – In breach of contract action to indemnify plaintiff for $3 million loss due to theft by secretary assigned by Citigroup, panel unanimously affirmed Bransten's granting of motion to dismiss holding that charged conduct was not in scope of employment (Justice Sweeny, J.P., Renwick, DeGrasse, Clark, Kapnick, JJ.)
    December 18, 04:21 PM EST
  • Hyman Kramer., Plaintiff-Appellant v. Josef Geldwert, M.D., Defendant-Respondent – In dispute involving venture to finance and exploit an insole patent, panel unanimously dismissed the matter and affirmed Sherwood's denial of plaintiff's motion for discovery in aid of arbitration (Justice Gonzalez, P.J., Tom, Friedman, Acosta, Moskowitz, JJ.)
    December 18, 03:09 PM EST
Case Motions
  • W25 Holdings v. Joel Schreiber – In an action to quiet title, plaintiffs move to reargue, asserting court misapprehended governing law by awarding sanctions and costs against plaintiffs as it is inappropriate to sanction client for a legal determination made by client's lawyer (Justice Shirley Werner Kornreich)
    December 19, 04:27 PM EST
  • Mano Enterprises v. Metropolitan Life Insurance – In $657,000 action alleging insurer tortiously interfered with assignment of life insurance policy, plaintiff requests ex parte in camera inspection of documents withheld as privileged (Justice Jeffrey K. Oing)
    December 19, 02:15 PM EST
  • Dasan v. Scott Whitman – In breach of employee agreements action, plaintiff jewelry wholesaler moves for preliminary injunction enjoining former executive from soliciting plaintiff's employees for business relationships, or disclosing its confidential information (Justice Jeffrey K. Oing)
    December 19, 02:12 PM EST
  • Christopher J. Lacroix v. Nicole E. Faucher – In action alleging mismanagement and misconduct regarding plaintiffs' investment in clean-energy technology manufacturer, plaintiffs move for a preliminary injunction and TRO enjoining defendants from transferring shares to third parties (Justice Shirley Werner Kornreich)
    December 19, 02:08 PM EST