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Reported Decisions & Publications

Recent News:

 

On May 2, 2018, Judge Gregory H. Woods of the Southern District Court of New York, following a 4-day bench trial including two days of expert testimony on "commercial reasonableness" in the context of a breach of contract action, entered judgment dismissing the action.  Holland Loader Co., LLC v. FlSmidth A/S, No. 1:16-cv-6706-GHW, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 74960, at *1 (S.D.N.Y. May 2, 2018).  

 

Exactly one year and a day later, on May 3, 2019, in a ten page Summary Order the Second Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed  Holland Loader Co. LLC v. FLSmidth A/S, No. 18-1643-cv, 2019 U.S. App. LEXIS 13435 (2d Cir. May 3, 2019).  The case had been orally argued by Stephen M. Harnik only 4 days prior to the Court of Appeal's Order.   The circuit judges were Barrington D. Parker, Denny Chin and Susan L. Carney.

Other Reported Decisions:

Pensionsversicherungsanstalt v. Estate of Rose Eisinger et al. 2011 US Dist. LEXIS 94633 (E.D.N.Y. 2011) (Melancon, J.), aff'd, 2014 WL700731 (2d Cir. 2014); GEM Advisors, Inc. v. Corporacion Sidenor, S.A. F.Supp.2d, 2009 WL 3459187 (S.D.N.Y. 2009) (NO. 06 CIV. 5693 (RJS); Greystone CDE, LLC v. Santa Fe Pointe L.P. et. al., 2008 WL 4882291 (S.D.N.Y. 2008) (Patterson, Jr. J.); Greystone CDE, LLC v. Santa Fe Pointe L.P. et. al., 2008 WL 4230770 (S.D.N.Y. 2008) (Patterson, Jr. J.); SKEK Associates v. Benenson, N.Y.S.2d, 2005 WL 3429221, 2005 N.Y. Slip Op. 09516 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept., Dec. 12, 2005) (NO. 2004-07650, 023032/99); SKEK Associates v. Benenson, 2 Misc.3d 757, 774 N.Y.S.2d 288, 2003 N.Y. Slip Op. 23936 (N.Y.Sup., Dec. 15, 2003) (NO. 023032/99); Two Queens, Inc. v. Scoza, 296 A.D.2d 302, 745 N.Y.S.2d 517, 2002-2 Trade Cases P 73,796, 2002 N.Y. Slip Op. 05521 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Jul. 02, 2002) (NO. 845, 846, 847); Benenson v. SKEK Associates, 293 A.D.2d 694, 741 N.Y.S.2d 418, 2002 N.Y. Slip Op. 03328 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept., Apr. 29, 2002) (NO. 2001-02488); SKEK Associates v. Benenson, 293 A.D.2d 738, 741 N.Y.S.2d 430, 2002 N.Y. Slip Op. 03408 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept., Apr. 29, 2002) (NO. 2001-06711); SKEK Associates v. Benenson, 293 A.D.2d 737, 744 N.Y.S.2d 421, 2002 N.Y. Slip Op. 03407 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept., Apr. 29, 2002) (NO. 2000-03833, 2000-06487); Commercial Bank of Informatics and Computing Technique Development Bank Informtechnika v. Ostashko, 274 A.D.2d 516, 715 N.Y.S.2d 414, 2000 N.Y. Slip Op. 07081 (N.Y.A.D. 2 Dept., Jul. 24, 2000) (NO. 1999-08290); Matter of Solkav Solartechnik, G.m.b.H. (Besicorp Group, Inc.), 91 N.Y.2d 482, 695 N.E.2d 707, 672 N.Y.S.2d 838, 1998 N.Y. Slip Op. 04555 (N.Y., May 12, 1998) (NO. 2); Kraus-Cohn Joint Venture v. Bernfeld, 248 A.D.2d 239, 671 N.Y.S.2d 211, 1998 N.Y. Slip Op. 02490 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Mar. 17, 1998) (NO. 546); Matter of Solartechnik (Besicorp Group Inc.), 227 A.D.2d 94, 652 N.Y.S.2d 654 (N.Y.A.D. 3 Dept., Jan. 16, 1997) (NO. 77102); Matter of Conservatorship of Morrison, 147 Misc.2d 657, 559 N.Y.S.2d 448 (N.Y.Sup., Jun. 30, 1990) (NO. 1637, 19797/89); Barclay Knitwear Co., Inc. v. King'swear Enterprises Ltd., 141 A.D.2d 241, 533 N.Y.S.2d 724, 7 UCC Rep.Serv.2d 1592 (N.Y.A.D. 1 Dept., Nov. 10, 1988) (NO. 34525); L. Pamela P. v. Frank S., 59 N.Y.2d 1, 449 N.E.2d 713, 462 N.Y.S.2d 819 (N.Y., May 03, 1983); Matter of Pamela P. v Ray J., 105 Misc.2d 743 (N.Y.Fam.Ct., 1980) (NO. P-3392/80); Cargo Partner AG v. Albatrans, Inc., 352 F.3d 41 (2nd Cir. N.Y., Dec. 09, 2003) (NO. 02-9322); Ostashko v. Zuritta-Teks, Ltd., 79 Fed.Appx. 492 (Not selected for publication in the Federal Reporter), 2003 WL 22477929 (2nd Cir. N.Y., Nov. 03, 2003) (NO. 03-7187); Canadian Overseas Ores Ltd. v. Compania de Acero del Pacifico S.A., 727 F.2d 274, 38 Fed.R.Serv.2d 899 (2nd Cir. N.Y., Feb. 06, 1984) (NO. 82-7618, 82-7640, 457); Diapulse Corp. of America v. Carba, Ltd., 626 F.2d 1108 (2nd Cir. N.Y., Jul. 10, 1980) (NO. 79-7535, 695); Ostashko v. Ostashko, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2002 WL 32068357 (E.D.N.Y., Dec. 12, 2002) (NO. 00-CV-7162, ARR); Sylhan, LLC v. Schwarzkopf Technologies Corp., Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2002 WL 32605796 (E.D.N.Y., Aug. 09, 2002) (NO. 01-CV-4368, JS, ETB); Cargo Partner AG v. Albatrans Inc., 207 F.Supp.2d 86 (S.D.N.Y., Mar. 13, 2002) (NO. 01CIV.2609, DAB, DFE); 1800 Postcards, Inc. v. Morel, 153 F.Supp.2d 359 (S.D.N.Y., Jun. 18, 2001) (NO. 01 CIV. 3364, LAK); U.S. v. Portrait of Wally, Not Reported in F.Supp.2d, 2000 WL 1890403 (S.D.N.Y., Dec. 28, 2000) (NO. 99 CIV. 9940, MBM); U.S. v. Portrait of Wally, 105 F.Supp.2d 288 (S.D.N.Y., Jul. 19, 2000) (NO. 99 CIV. 9940, MBM); Warnes, S.A. v. Harvic Intern., Ltd., Not Reported in F.Supp., 1995 WL 261522 (S.D.N.Y., May 04, 1995) (NO. 92 CIV. 5515, RWS); Ing. Hoschek Autoverleich GSE.M.B.H. v. Balag, Ltd., Not Reported in F.Supp., 1994 WL 701989 (S.D.N.Y., Dec. 14, 1994) (NO. 93 CIV. 8513, PKL); Rashi Textiles, U.S.A., Inc. v. Rhomberg Textil Gesellschaft M.B.H., of Austria, 857 F.Supp. 1051 (S.D.N.Y., Jun. 28, 1994) (NO. 93 CIV. 6048, AGS); Warnes, S.A. v. Harvic Intern., Ltd., Not Reported in F.Supp., 1993 WL 228028 (S.D.N.Y., Jun. 22, 1993) (NO. 92 CIV. 5515, RWS); Graubard Mollen Dannett & Horowitz v. Kostantinides, 709 F.Supp. 428 (S.D.N.Y., Mar. 21, 1989) (NO. 88 CIV. 8054, KC); Canadian Overseas Ores Ltd. v. Compania de Acero Del Pacifico S.A., 528 F.Supp. 1337, 33 Fed.R.Serv.2d 1019, 33 UCC Rep.Serv. 298 (S.D.N.Y., Jan. 07, 1982) (NO. 78 CIV. 2451, MEL).

Publications:

Fed. R. Civ P. 30(b)(6), 56(c)(4) and Fed. R Evid. 602, 802: Can the Concept of “Corporate Knowledge” Be Stretched? NYSBA NY Litigator Spring 2019 Vol. 24 No 1.

Austrian Foundation Yearbook (2010) Charitable Giving and the American Nonprofit Sector; An Overview and latest Developments ((NVW Verlag 2010).

"What is the Propriety of Service of Process on Foreign Central Banks?" New York Law Journal, January 23, 2009.

"Streamlining Post-Arbitration Proceedings," NY Litigator, Vol. 3, No. 1 (Aug. 1997)

"Strict Compliance Seen Deterring Reliability of Letters of Credit," New York Law Journal, September 10, 1985.