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December 2010: Brown Gavalas & Fromm obtains the dismissal of a wrongful death lawsuit against our client, a carpentry subcontractor. Read More



July 2010: Brown Gavalas & Fromm successfully argues in the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that the no-prejudice rule for disclaiming coverage on the ground of late notice applies to marine insurance policies. Read More

May 2010: Brown Gavalas & Fromm successfully argues in a declaratory judgment action that its client, an insurer, properly disclaimed insurance coverage for a claim involving a sexual assault on the grounds of late notice. Read More

May 2010: Brown Gavalas & Fromm obtains the dismissal of a lawsuit against a building management company on summary judgment in a personal injury action where plaintiff allegedly tripped while stepping into a mis-leveled elevator. Read More

March 2010: Brown Gavalas & Fromm successfully argues in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit that, under Primary and Excess Marine Liability Policies, the insurers were not required to pay the legal fees and expenses of two law firm selected by the insured to defend it in lawsuits seeking billions of dollars in damage for the flooding of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Read More


November 2009: Brown Gavalas & Fromm obtains the dismissal of all claims against our client, an airline, in a personal injury action after we successfully argued that the airline did not have control over the area where plaintiff was allegedly injured. Read More


August 2009: Brown Gavalas & Fromm obtains the dismissal of a construction company's complaint against our client, an insurance broker, alleging negligence and breach of contract for failure to timely notify an excess carrier of two underlying wrongful death claims. Read More


June 2009: Brown Gavalas & Fromm obtains dismissal of a lawsuit against officials of the Nigerian Government and Central Bank Nigeria seeking $100,000,000 in connection with an Advanced Fee Fraud. Read More


June 2009: Brown Gavalas & Fromm obtains a dismissal for a snow removal contractor on summary judgment in a personal injury action where plaintiff allegedly slipped and fell on ice at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Read More


May 2009: Brown Gavalas & Fromm obtains a dismissal on behalf of an airline and cleaning contractor in a personal injury action arising out of a slip and fall incident at John F. Kennedy International Airport based upon the storm in progress rule. Read More


January 2009: Brown Gavalas & Fromm successfully defends the Sandy Hook Pilots Association in a lawsuit involving the collision of two vessels and the death of a crew member. Read More


December 2008: Brown Gavalas & Fromm obtains dismissal on summary judgment on behalf of a carpentry subcontractor in a Labor Law personal injury action where the plaintiff fell from an alleged defective scaffold. Read More


January 2008: Brown Gavalas & FrommCourt obtains summary judgment in favor of our client, an insurer, holding that Certificate of Insurance does not confer coverage and the Blanket Additional Insured Endorsement was not triggered. Read More


November 2007: Brown Gavalas & Fromm successfully obtains dismissal of wrongful death claims and property damage claims against five defendant airlines arising out of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.



November 2007: Brown Gavalas & Fromm obtains a defense verdict in a jury trial for a client being sued for allegedly causing a house to sink as the result of installation of a bulk head. Read More

December 2007 :   Brown Gavalas & Fromm obtains a defense verdict in a jury trial for our clients, a trucking company and truck driver. Read More