News & Press

Barry McTiernan & Moore Secured Dismissal Due To Misidentification

(New York, NY)- Associate, Ashley Johnston, secured a dismissal on behalf of our client, a supplier of home renovation materials, in the Supreme Court of New York, Chemung County. Plaintiff’s counsel contended that our client supplied the materials which caused the plaintiff’s asbestos-related mesothelioma.  After conducting the deposition of the plaintiff’s son, Ashley used both […]

Dismissal Obtained for Client in Asbestos-Related Cancer Case

(New York, NY)- BMM Of Counsel, Jason Riemer, and Executive Partner, Suzanne Halbardier obtained a dismissal for a client after filing a motion for summary judgment.  After reviewing the motion filed by the firm, plaintiff’s counsel conceded they would not succeed and agreed to a dismissal.   Plaintiff alleged that he was exposed to asbestos at a powerhouse […]

Barry McTiernan & Moore Welcomes Associate, Michael Lovitch

Barry McTiernan & Moore is pleased to announce the addition of Michael Lovitch as an Associate. Michael earned his license while working at the firm since 2019 as a Law Clerk. Michael’s areas of practice include Asbestos Litigation, Insurance Defense, Products Liability, and Toxic Tort. Michael received his B.S. from Manhattanville College and his J.D. […]

Lynda E. Liebhauser Joins The Firm As Partner

New York, NY –Tri-State area firm Barry McTiernan & Moore LLC is proud to announce and welcome Lynda E. Liebhauser as a partner of the firm. With over twenty years’ experience as a litigator in the areas of premises liability, construction defect litigation, automobile liability, uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, labor law, professional liability, and all aspects […]

NJ Appellate Court Vacates $117 Million Talc Verdict Against J&J and Imerys

Johnson & Johnson (“J&J”) and its talc supplier, Imerys, obtained an enormous victory on Wednesday when a New Jersey appeals court reversed a $117 million verdict, arising from allegations that Stephen Lanzo’s mesothelioma resulted from the use of “asbestos-contaminated” baby powder. The appellate court ruled plaintiff’s expert testimony that non-asbestiform minerals could cause mesothelioma was […]

Successful Early Case Dismissal

Associate attorney Ryan Rayder successfully obtained an early dismissal on behalf of a landowner defendant.  Plaintiff slipped and fell on a sidewalk and filed suit in Richmond County. However, he repeatedly failed to appear for his 50h hearing and a deposition despite the statutory requirement and numerous court orders requiring the plaintiff to appear.  Plaintiff […]

Deposing in the Era of Social Distancing

COVID-19 has changed how attorneys in New York City conduct discovery.  While virtual conferences will likely remain with us, a greater impact has seen changes in depositions in this era of social distancing.  Gone for now are the days when five lawyers would squeeze into a deposition room at a court reporter’s office in Queens […]

Partner David Schultz Obtained Two Successful Decisions

Partner David Schultz obtained two successful decisions on behalf of clients of the firm.  In the first case, the Appellate Division, Second Department reversed the lower court’s decision against the firm’s client.  David successfully argued that the trial judge committed reversible error in awarding summary judgment to a plaintiff on his Labor Law § 240(1) […]

Barry McTiernan & Moore Celebrates Black History Month

Barry McTiernan & Moore is proud to join in the nationwide celebration of Black History Month, which honors the African-American journey to freedom while recognizing the past and present struggles endured in overcoming the seemingly never-ending fight for equality. As exemplified by Macon Bolling Allen, the first African-American lawyer in the United States to argue […]

Barry McTiernan & Moore Joins The Ranks of Women-Led Law Firms

Barry McTiernan & Moore, a leading insurance-defense litigation firm in the Tri-State area, is pleased to announce the role expansion of Suzanne Halbardier, who will now be the firm’s executive partner and majority stakeholder. The leadership continuity will bring even greater focus towards delivering outstanding service to our clients and protecting their interests.   A well-known and […]

Suzanne Halbardier panelist at Perrin Conferences New York Asbestos Litigation virtual 2020

Suzanne Halbardier participated at Perrin Conferences New York Asbestos Litigation virtual 2020 panel discussing Trials During COVID-19 and Ethical Issues to Consider. The panel was framed around issues of ethics and how to proceed with trials during the COVID-19 pandemic. The panel addressed concerns around trial proceedings for immune-compromised clients, jurors, and overall health safety […]

Cara Manz elected to firm Partnership

Barry McTiernan & Moore is pleased to announce it has elected Cara Manz to the firm Partnership, effective January 1, 2021.  Cara Manz has demonstrated that she has the legal skills, client orientation and business insight to succeed as a partner at Barry, McTiernan & Moore. Cara Manz has a broad range of experience in […]

Big Victory in Labor Law Case

Patrick W. Kenny, a partner in our New York City office, obtained summary judgment in favor of the firm’s clients in a labor law case.  The plaintiff was injured on a construction site where he traversed horizontal scaffolding crossbars to move from one area of the jobsite to another.  Our firm represented the owner and […]

Justice Adam Silvera Appointed as NYCAL Coordinating Judge

Justice Adam Silvera has been announced as the new NYCAL Coordinating Judge, replacing Justice Manuel Mendez who was recently appointed to the Appellate Division. Judge Silvera obtained his undergraduate degree in 1994 from the City University of New York and received his law degree from Brooklyn Law School in 2001. Prior to become a Judge, […]