Category Archives: Firm Success Stories

Partner Tom Mortati featured on special two hour “Dateline NBC” episode!

Tom Mortati was prominently featured in a special two hour “Dateline NBC” episode “The Accused” that aired in September 2016 and again in February 2017 highlighting his work defending a police agency in a federal civil rights case.  Mr. Mortati’s … Continue reading

Congratulations to Partner Judi Aumand on winning 2 recent motions!

In the first case, Plaintiff was injured when the vehicle in which she was traveling attempted to make a left turn from the Town of Halfmoon owned Lansing Lane across State owned Route 9 and was struck by another vehicle.  … Continue reading

Another motion win for Associate Judith Aumand, Esq.

Plaintiff commenced an action against defendant for negligence in a rear-end motor vehicle accident. Through the course of discovery, it came to light that the plaintiff had stopped in traffic because a vehicle in front of him was backing up … Continue reading

Successful defense win for Associate Judith Aumand, Esq.

Plaintiffs sought pre-action disclosure from defendants concerning an allegation of injuries sustained when an operative chair in a laser eye facility allegedly collapsed during a procedure causing personal injuries. In opposition, our office submitted the medical records of the visit … Continue reading

Partner Tom Mortati, Esq. wins verdict for client, Bast Hatfield, Inc.!

Bast Hatfield, Inc. v. Gilman & Company Drywall, Inc. In a severed third-party trial, partner Tom Mortati, Esq. successfully obtained a complete pass through verdict over and against the third-party defendant in this Labor Law Section 240(1) construction accident case.  … Continue reading

BSMH successfully defends Albany Medical Center

BSMH successfully defends 22 New Scotland Ave, LLC and Albany Medical Center from a personal injury lawsuit. In the case, the plaintiff had alleged that she slipped and fell on a handicap accessible exterior ramp leading to and from the … Continue reading

BSMH wins at trial

Congratulations to Partner Thomas J. Mortati, Esq., who recently obtained a defendant’s verdict in Albany County, New York in a medical malpractice action involving the existence of an alleged foreign body in a wound. The plaintiff in this medical malpractice … Continue reading

Electively speaking…

A case  filed in state supreme court but removed to federal court by our office, arose out of a local election where an employee ran against his supervisor for the position of Highway Superintendent.  The deceased plaintiff alleged that, as a … Continue reading

Malpractice total payouts amounts increased for the first time since 2003

Malpractice total payouts amounts increased for the first time since 2003, according to an analysis done by Deiderich Healthcare. They used data recorded by the National Practitioner Data Bank during 2013. In actual dollars, the increase in 2013 was $168 … Continue reading

Motion results in plaintiff’s claim being dismissed

Have you ever heard that you can’t fight City Hall?  Well, apparently you can’t fall in front of City Hall and expect compensation either.  BSMH wins summary judgment for a municipal client in a trip and fall case.  Where a … Continue reading