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Class Action
Krouner sues Cablevision for Fox Television programming blackout as certified liaison and interim co-lead counsel.

On February 1, 2011, the Federal Court appointed Todd J. Krouner, Shalov Stone Bonner & Rocco LLP, and Chitwood Harley Harnes, LLC, as interim lead counsel in the Cablevision consumer class action arising from its blackout of Fox Television programming in October 2010.

Click here for a copy of the court’s Memorandum and Order.

Click here for a copy of the Amended Class Action Complaint, which was filed by plaintiff’s counsel on February 22, 2011.

Los Angeles Times – Small World: Lawyer leading class-action suit against Cablevision has old ties to News Corp. – October 28, 2010: LA Times quotes Todd Krouner as calling Cablevision’s conduct “outrageous,” after noting he worked for News Corp. 25 years ago. Read More…

CBS New York – Lawsuit Filed In Cablevision vs. Fox Dispute – October 28, 2010: Todd Krouner tells WCBS radio that Cablevision “cannot have it both ways” by taking customers’ money, yet not providing Fox programming. He also states that Cablevision’s offer of a credit for MLB.com is “too little, too late.” Read More…

The Wall Street Journal – 2nd UPDATE: Suit Seeks $450M From Cablevision Amid Fox Fight – October 27, 2010: Wall Street Journal reports about a $450M class action lawsuit has been filed against Cablevision Inc. (CVC) to get rebates for customers as a result of various News Corp. (NWS, NWSA, NWS.AU) channels being off the air as the two companies battle over a new carriage agreement. Read More…

Press Release – October 26, 2010: A $450,000,000 class action complaint was filed today on behalf of the three million Cablevision customers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, who have been deprived of Fox Television programming, since October 16, 2010. The complaint alleges that while Cablevision engages in its battle with Fox’s corporate parent, News Corporation, it has ignored its customers, who are deprived of Fox Television’s content at an important time in politics, sports and entertainment. Read More…

Press Release – November 29, 2010: On Tuesday November 23, 2010, the Law Office of Todd J. Krouner, and Shalov Stone Bonner & Rocco LLP and Sarraf Gentile LLP, filed an Amended Complaint in the lawsuits that they filed against Cablevision Systems Corporation (“Cablevision”) in their consumer class action, arising from Cablevision’s failure to carry Fox programming in the last two weeks of October 2010. Read More…

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Download Amended Complaint Filed After Fox Refused to Broadcast During Last 2 Weeks in October 2010

 

Civil Rights Cases
Frank De Michele v. City of New York, County of Westchester and Does 1-20

Press Release – December 1, 2009: The New York City Police Department and Westchester County Police Department Sued for Arresting and Brutality Beating an Innocent Man. On November 10, 2009, Frank De Michele filed suit against the City of New York and the County of Westchester for false arrest, excessive use of force and malicious prosecution. The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, in New York City. Read More…

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Employment Discrimination
Eugene Gray v. Volmar Construction, Inc.

Press Release – April 16, 2010: Kings County Supreme Court Denies Defendant Volmar Construction’s Motion for Summary Judgment in Employment Discrimination Case. On December 18, 2007, plaintiff, Eugene Gray, filed a complaint in the Kings County Supreme Court, in Brooklyn, New York, alleging race and disability discrimination. The plaintiff, was employed by Volmar Construction, Inc. (“Volmar”), and had been working on the renovation of Newark Penn Station when he sustained a job related injury. Read More…

Download Hearing Transcript (PDF) – March 19, 2010

Camille Mirkin v. Winston Resources

Press Release – May 24, 2007: Personnel Placement Firm, Winston Resources, LLC, Sued for Pregnancy, FMLA and Age Discrimination by Top Account Manager. On April 4, 2007, plaintiff, Camille Mirkin, filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against her former employer Winston Resources, LLC (“Winston”), a leading personnel placement firm, servicing clients including Proskauer Rose; Beth Israel Hospital and J.P. Morgan Chase. Read More…

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Personal Injury
Jorge Lopez v. Carlos Echebia, Bhard Ghandi, Moises Mejia And M And M’s Renovations, Inc.

Press Release – May 28, 2010: $1.2 Million Dollar default judgment granted. On November 30, 2007, Jorge Lopez filed suit against Carlos Echebia, Bhard Ghandi, Moises Mejia and M And M’s Renovations, Inc. Mr. Lopez was hired by Carlos Echebia, Moises Mejia, and M And M’s Renovations, Inc., to cut down a tree located on Bhard Ghandi’s property, in Yonkers, New York. During the course of this work, Mr. Lopez fell from a tree, at a height of approximately 30 feet, striking his head on a stone wall, and injuring his spine and left arm. Read More…

Ivy English and Larry Lay v. Voigt & Schweitzer, Inc., Voigt & Schweitzer LLC and Hernandez Gustano

Press Release – April 16, 2010: Bronx woman seriously injured when rear-ended on the Cross Bronx Expressway by a tractor trailer. On February 17, 2010, Ivy English and her husband Larry Lay, filed a civil suit in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Bronx, to recover for the serious personal injuries Ms. English sustained when her vehicle was struck in the rear by an 18-wheel tractor trailer. Read More…

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Pollock v. Courier Car Rental, Inc., et ano

On or about February 11, 2008, plaintiff Joshua Pollock, was a pedestrian, crossing the street in a crosswalk in Brooklyn, New York. While in the crosswalk, Mr. Pollock was struck by a box truck owned by defendant Courier Car Rental, Inc. and operated by defendant Benjamin A. Wepman. The impact threw Mr. Pollock to the ground. As a result, Mr. Pollock sustained serious personal injuries, to his shoulder, foot and ankle, which required surgery. As a result of his injuries, Mr. Pollock was confined to his home and bed for no less than two weeks. Mr. Pollock’s injuries continue to cause him pain and discomfort.

Mr. Pollock’s wife, Alicia Jayourba Pollock has asserted a claim for loss of consortium.

The Law Office of Todd J. Krouner filed a Verified Complaint on behalf of Mr. and Mrs. Pollock in the Supreme Court of Kings County on June 9, 2010.

O’Brien vs. Louis Public Company Limited and Group Voyagers, Inc.

Press Release – August 17, 2007: This week, the Law Office of Todd Krouner filed suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, in White Plains, New York, on behalf of passengers who were aboard the M/S Sea Diamon (“Sea Diamond”) in Greece, which crashed and sank on April 5 and 6, 2007 respectively. Read More…

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Burbage vs. Louis Public Company Limited and Group Voyagers, Inc.

The Wall Street Journal – Tales of a Sinking Ship – April 28, 2007: Melissa Mitcham was standing on the top deck of the 22,000-ton cruise ship Sea Diamond earlier this month, photographing the rugged red cliffs and whitewashed villas of the fabled Greek island of Santorini, when a friend pointed down at the crystalline water and said: “Look at how close those rocks look.” Read More…

Shipwreck Survivors File Suit against Cruise Line – April 18, 2007: Fifteen of the 38 passengers in the Dobbs Ferry Travelers group rescued from a sinking cruise ship off the coast of Greece last month are suing the ship’s operator and the travel agency that arranged the trip. Read More…

Travel Weekly – Update: Group Sues Sea Diamond Owner, Globus over Ship’s Sinking – April 17,2007: A group of travelers who were aboard the ill-fated Sea Diamond the day it struck reef and sank near Santorini, Greece, have fild suit against the cruise operator, Louis Cruis Lines, and their tour operator, Globus, charging both with negligence and demanding that both pay damages in amounts to be set by a jury. Read More…

Press Release – May 9, 2007: Today, the Law Office of Todd Krouner filed suit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, in White Plains, New York, on behalf of 15 passengers who were aboard the M/S Sea Diamond in Greece, which crashed, and sank on April 6, 2007. Jacqueline M. James, Of Counsel to the Law Office of Todd J. Krouner, has been retained by a group of passengers who were travelling together from Dobbs Ferry, New York, and surrounding villages. Read More…

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