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On November 15, 2017, MLN was mentioned in various publications, including a Fox Business article, in connection with its representation of a New York fertility clinic sued after two couples gave birth to children with a genetic abnormality which was later traced back to donated eggs. The Court of Appeals (New York's highest court) is expected to rule on this case in the next few months.
New York Super Lawyers Magazine names 7 of MLN's attorneys as Super Lawyers or Rising Stars for its September 2017 New York Metro Edition. Less than 5% of nominees are named to the Super Lawyers List and less than 2.5% are selected for the Rising Stars List.
Speaker, “Future Damages, Phantom Damages, and More - The Challenging Future of MPL/HPL Damage Awards'' for PIAA. July 2017
Law 360 covered MLN’s landmark win in Cuevas v. Contra Costa County. MLN served as lead counsel in this medical malpractice appeal to the California Court of Appeals, First District. The court reversed a $9.6. million award for future medicals and remanded for a new trial on future damages. Cuevas was the first case to hold that California’s MICRA statute applies to future collateral sources and that evidence of the Affordable Care Act was relevant and admissible at trial. April 2017.
Law 360 covered MLN’s win in Li v. New York Hospital Medical Center of Queens. In this right of sepulcher case MLN severed as appellate counsel for a hospital that was alleged to have misplaced fetal remains. MLN succeeded in obtaining a reversal of a trial court’s order granting summary judgment against its client.
Richard J. Montes was named by Latino Leaders Magazine as one of the Top Latino Lawyers in the country. December 2016
MLN is named by the New York Law Journal as the 7th largest woman-owned law firm in New York. June 2016
Speaker, “Using the Affordable Care Act to Reduce Damages in Your Personal Injury Case” CLM Annual Conference April 2016
On April 15, 2015, the New York Law Journal published Panel Rejects Amendment as ‘Patently Devoid of Merit’, an article describing MLN’s recent win at the Appellate Division, Second Department, in Jones v. LeFrance Leasing Ltd. Partnership
On October 10, 2014, the New York Law Journal released a “Hall of Fame” for medical malpractice actions with the highest verdicts in New York State (in a 5-year window). MLN was entrusted to handle the post-trial motions and/or appeals in 7 out the 25 so-called hall of fame case.
On March 26, 2014, Richard J. Montes received the Touro Law Center Public Interest and Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award. Also in March, he was named by the Hispanic Coalition NY Inc. as one of the 2014 Rising Latino Stars Under 40.
After an extensive vetting and peer review process, Caryn L. Lilling was recently elected as a member of the prestigious Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC). Membership is by invitation only. This 75-year-old legal organization is comprised of leaders in the legal community who have achieved professional distinction, particularly in the area of defending individuals and corporations in civil litigation. The FDCC is dedicated to promoting knowledge, fellowship and professionalism of its members.
MLN obtained a Labor Law victory in the New York Court of Appeals (New York's highest court) in Soto v J. CrewInc.
We are pleased to announce that, as a firm, MLN has more attorneys named to the 2013 New York Metro Super Lawyers list for Appellate Practice than any other firm in the State. The list is comprised of 45 attorneys, 6 of whom are our very own.
Caryn L. Lilling, New York State Bar Association Trial Lawyers Section Summer Meeting, “Strategies for Improving The Chances for Success on Appeal,” July 29-August 1, 2012
Caryn L. Lilling, Matthew W. Naparty and Richard J. Montes, Speakers, “A Practical Guide to CPLR Article 50-A,” Summer 2010 for FOJP, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, MCIC Vermont, North Shore-LIJ Health System, and Physician Reciprocal Insurers
Richard J. Montes, Moderator, Touro Law Center, “The Immigration Reform Debate: Getting Beyond the Rhetoric,” September 16, 2010
Anthony F. DeStefano and Richard J. Montes, Speakers, Suffolk County Bar Association, “Strategies for Improving Your Chances of Success on Appeal,” April 23, 2008
Matthew W. Naparty, Speaker, Nassau County Women’s Bar Association and Queens County Women’s Bar Association, “Increase Your Odds on Appeal: Techniques That Every Litigator Needs To Make The ‘Perfect’ Record In The Trial Court And Navigate The Appellate Process,” April 2008
Caryn L. Lilling, Program Chair and Moderator, Nassau County Women’s Bar Association and Queens County Women’s Bar Association, “Increase Your Odds on Appeal: Techniques That Every Litigator Needs To Make The ‘Perfect’ Record In The Trial Court And Navigate The Appellate Process,” April 2008
Caryn L. Lilling, Program Chair and Moderator, New York County Lawyers Association, “Nuts and Bolts of New York Appellate Practice: Winning Strategies for the New York Appellate Litigator,” April 2004
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