Author: Jess Minzner

Congratulations to KBR partner Thomas J. Gerspach on a Defense Verdict in Kings County Supreme Court on a wrongful death medical malpractice matter!

Plaintiff alleged that the defendant bariatric surgeon was negligent during a procedure four years after her initial bariatric surgery, resulting in an aortic laceration. However, the defense argued that the injury was a tragic consequence of the patient’s significant weight loss and the changes in their body tissues due to malnourishment. With Tom’s skillful and… Read more »

On Thursday, October 5th, KBR partner Judy M. Fisher spoke at ePlace Solutions, Inc.’s 3rd Annual Sexual Abuse, Victimization, and Exploitation Symposium.

Her panel discussion focused on the topic, “ABC, 123: Fundamentals of SML and the Present Landscape of the Market,” which explored the history of insurance coverage for SML and the evolution of the product and policy wordings, along with an analysis of current claim trends and the market response. Judy spoke alongside Anthony Humphries and… Read more »

KBR recently held our 2023 New Associate Seminar.

We welcomed attorneys who joined the firm’s nine nationwide offices over the past year. A big thank you to all of our presenters, organizers, and attendees for making this seminar a memorable and enriching experience!

Congratulations to KBR partner Daniel Schilling for securing a dismissal in the Eastern District of New York!

The case arose out of a sale of certain insurance products to fast-food franchises throughout the United States. Plaintiff, a New York-based insurance broker, asserted claims against our client alleging that there had been intentional interference with both past and present business dealings. Our client was an out-of-state resident who does not regularly conduct any… Read more »

Avoid Telehealth Pitfalls In A Post-Pandemic Environment

As the healthcare landscape continues to evolve, so does the role of telehealth. KBR attorneys Jonathan Rubin, Chelsea Gallay and Rebecca Rychik recently authored a Law360 article titled “Avoid Telehealth Pitfalls In A Post-Pandemic Environment” that delves into the key considerations for healthcare providers in a post-pandemic environment. The COVID-19 pandemic catalyzed a telehealth revolution,… Read more »

KBR partner Dianna D. McCarthy spoke at the American Conference Institute’s 32nd Annual Employment Practices Liability Insurance Conference on October 24th in Chicago, Illinois.

Dianna spoke alongside Letoyia Horton from Beazley Group and Laura Lapidus from CNA on the topic of AI in the Workplace through a presentation titled, “Emerging Themes Governing the Use of AI in the Workplace: Administering the Power of Automation Around Workplace Transparency, Discrimination, and Data Integrity”. To learn more, click here:

Mario C. Giannettino authored an article featured in McKnight’s Long-Term Care News addressing the subject of Quality Assurance privilege in skilled nursing facilities.

The article, “Making Sense of Two Approaches to the Skilled Nursing Quality Assurance Privilege,” explores the complexities of skilled nursing Quality Assurance privilege and provides insights into this critical issue. Mario dissects two distinct approaches to the Quality Assurance privilege and their implications for providers in navigating this intricate legal and regulatory terrain. Read the… Read more »

KBR partner Michelle Benedetto adds another victory to the record!

Congratulations to Michelle on a fantastic win in a declaratory judgment and defamation action involving First Amendment issues in Kings County! Michelle filed a pre-answer motion to dismiss arguing that the court lacks subject matter jurisdiction over the matter as the action involves issues of religious doctrine in which the First Amendment to the United… Read more »

A recent article on Bloomberg Law discusses a decision by a federal court finding coverage under a private company D&O policy for an opioid litigation.

The article details the court’s rejection of the application of the contractual liability and professional services exclusions to the opioid litigation and comments on the potential implications of the decision. Notably, the article quotes KBR partner Paul Curley, who notes the broad scope of the professional services exclusion and comments that “[a]n appeals court could… Read more »