Adverse Decision Reversed

The firm is proud to announce that an adverse decision on a motion for summary judgment in a declaratory judgment action under index number 12671/2010 in Supreme Court, Kings County, that was on appeal was reversed by the Appellate Division, Second Department, finding that the subcontractor’s insurance carrier owed contractual indemnification and defense costs to the general contractor-client. The issue was whether a blanket insurance indemnity agreement executed in 2004 between the subcontractor and the general contractor acted as a contract under the terms of the subcontractor policy to trigger insurance coverage from the subcontractor in favor of the general contractor although the purchase order for the work between the entities was not executed until three days after the plaintiff’s accident in the underlying bodily injury case.

2017 New York Super Lawyers

The firm is proud to announce that Paul McTiernan and Suzanne Halbardier have once again both been selected for inclusion to 2017 New York Super Lawyers - Metro Edition.

The firm is also proud to announce that Associate Anna Hadjitheodosiou was selected as a 2017 Super Lawyer Rising Star for the New York metro area, a designation reserved for just 2.5% of attorneys who excel in their fields based on peer review and independent research.

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Partner Announcement

The firm is also pleased to announce that three outstanding associates have become partners of the firm. They are Joseph DiGregorio, Shawnette A. Fluitt and David H. Schultz

Defense Verdict Alert!

We are pleased to announce that the firm has obtained a defense verdict in an asbestos case tried in New York City, a very difficult jurisdiction for defendants. Charles Zammit claimed he was exposed to asbestos and alleged his lung cancer and asbestosis were wrongfully caused by asbestos. The jury concluded that his cancer was caused solely by cigarette smoking.

Suzanne Halbardier tried the case along side Daniel Griffin of O’Connell, Tivin, Miller & Burns, LLC on behalf of John Crane Inc. Plaintiff was represented the Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer P.A.

Paul McTiernan and Suzanne Halbardier again selected as 2015 New York Super Lawyers

Barry McTiernan & Moore is pleased to announce that two attorneys of the firm were selected for distinction in the 2015 Metro Edition of New York Super Lawyers® Senior trial attorney, Paul McTiernan, was recognized on the list in the area of Construction Litigation. Senior trial attorney Suzanne Halbardier was recognized on the list in the area of General Litigation.

Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multi-phase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.

Please joins us in congratulating Paul and Suzanne on this great distinction.

Barry, McTiernan & Moore Reaches Out to the Community

Partner Alex Malino volunteered at Martha's Village and Kitchen at the recent 2015 clm annual conference.

Claims Litigation Management annual conference 2015

Claims Litigation Management annual conference 2015

TY Letter Claims and Litigation Management PDF

NYLJ Initiative Honorees 2015 Include Partner Gary Rome

The firm is pleased to announce that Partner Gary Rome, as President of the Defense Association of New York (DANY) was honored at the recent diversity award dinner held by the New York Law Journal for its diversity program. We are very proud of this achievement and wish to acknowledge all of the hard work and extraordinary efforts of Gary and the DANY diversity committee and all of the sponsors, mentors and participants who have made the program such a wonderful and meaningful success.

NYLJ Initiative Honorees 2015 PDF

Suzanne Halbardier named to the 2013 Super Lawyers Top NY Women List

The firm is proud to announce that Partner Suzanne Halbardier has been selected to the 2013 Super Lawyers Top NY Woman List which was recently published in The New York Times Magazine. This honor is bestowed only after an extensive nomination, research and evaluation process conducted by peers and independent agencies.

Ms. Halbardier was named to the list in the field of General Litigation. The firm congratulates her on her continued success and achievement as viewed by her peers and the legal industry as a whole.

Suzanne Halbardier To Speak At Perrin Conferences' 2013 Litigation Asbestos Cases In Today's Environment Conference

Barry, McTiernan & Moore, LLC is proud to announce that Managing Partner, Suzanne M. Halbardier, Esq., will be speaking at the 2013 Asbestos Cases in Today’s Environment Conference hosted by Perrin Conferences. Ms. Halbardier’s speech will take place on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at The Princeton Club of New York. Ms. Halbardier will be discussing medical issues for causation; verdicts and settlement values; and juror attitudes, with respect to asbestos litigation.

Unanimous Defense Verdict, Harris/Smith/Pont du Jour v. MTA Bus Company

The firm secured another unanimous verdict in favor of its client MTA Bus Company on August 21, 2013 in the consolidated trial of Harris/Smith/Pont du Jour v. MTA Bus Company. In this action, three passengers on the client’s Q110 bus claimed that they sustained multiple spinal injuries when the bus struck codefendant’s automobile which was attempting to negotiate a right turn from the lane to the bus’ left. Each plaintiff insisted that the sudden stop and impact with the other vehicle were simultaneous. However, Partner John V. Wynne proved that the bus operator stopped abruptly in anticipation of the impending collision. Thus, codefendant collided with the client’s stopped bus. The matter was tried before Hon. Larry Love in Civil Court, Queens County. Total pretrial demand from plaintiffs’ counsel: $200,000/ total offer: $15,000. Index Nos: TS300570-12/TS300576-12/TS300584-12.
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