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Contact Held & Hines for Help with Insurance Company Bad Faith Claims

  • Posted on: Jul 19 2016
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If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident and have reason to believe that a third party insurer is acting in bad faith, which could mean you think the company has withheld evidence or is interfering with a witness, then contact the experienced insurance company bad faith claim attorneys at Held & Hines, LLP. Our firm helps injured motorists and passengers throughout New York City, Long Island, and New York seek legal justice for their pain and suffering. […]


Summertime Spike in Driver Negligence Distracted Driving Accidents

  • Posted on: Jul 19 2016
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School’s out, graduation has commenced, and workers have requested their vacation days — it is officially Summer 2016. Young drivers and families are hitting the road along with everyone else, and with the sense of summer freedom comes with more cars in neighborhoods and highways, naturally upping the risk of collisions. The warmer weather brings out a more carefree attitude, unfortunately this also brings with it distracted drivers. Did you know that distracted driving car accidents lead the cause of […]


Animal/Dog Bite Liability

  • Posted on: Jun 26 2016
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When a person’s out-of-control pet causes an injury, it can be difficult to determine whether the victim has a legal claim against the pet’s owner. Whether the owner can be held liable for the animal’s behavior will depend on whether “strict liability” and “contributory negligence” apply. Whether you can hold the owner liable for the animal’s behavior will depend on the “strict liability” and “contributory negligence” were in place. What is Strict Liability? Strict liability says that the owner is […]


Held & Hines, LLP Wins Rare Federal Contempt Motion Against Former CEO of Property Shark

14-CV-9281 (VEC) ORDER —————————– X SANDY HUSSAIN, an individual, Counterclaim Plaintiff, -against- MDB LLC d/b/a GreenPearl Events and RYAN SLACK, : an individual, : Counterclaim Defendants. —————————— X VALERIE CAPRONI, United States District Judge: Counterclaim Plaintiff Sandy Hussain (“Hussain”) has moved for a finding of civil contempt against her adversaries, Ryan Slack (“Slack”) and MDB LLC d/b/a GreenPearl Events (“GreenPearl,” and together with Slack the “GreenPearl Parties”). For the reasons stated below, the Court now finds GreenPearl to be in […]


Suze Orman sells apartment at Plaza Hotel for $4M

  • Posted on: Mar 22 2016
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Money maven Suze Orman just sold her one-bedroom apartment at the Plaza Hotel for $4 million, according to city property records. Orman, a TV personality who doles out financial advice, sold her home for above its $3.995 million asking price. The news comes as the Plaza Hotel is setto go on the auction chopping block next month, as the Post previously reported. The one bedroom apartment comes with two bathrooms and was completely renovated. At 1,279 square feet, it features […]


Held & HInes’ Real Estate Transaction Covered by NY Post

Suze Orman sells apartment at Plaza Hotel for $4M By Jennifer Gould Keil March 17, 2016 | 6:19pm Suze Orman’s apartment at Plaza Hotel. Photo: Corcoran Money maven Suze Orman just sold her one-bedroom apartment at the Plaza Hotel for $4 million, according to city property records. Orman, a TV personality who doles out financial advice, sold her home for above its $3.995 million asking price. The news comes as the Plaza Hotel is setto go on the auction chopping […]


Held & Hines, LLP Wins Civil Rights Motion in Southern District Court

POULOS v. CITY OF NEW YORK Email | Print | Comments (0) No. 14CV3023-LTS. TYSON POULOS, Plaintiff, v. CITY OF NEW YORK et al., Defendants. United States District Court, S.D. New York. January 19, 2016. View Case Cited Cases Citing Case Tyson Poulos, Plaintiff, represented by Philip Michael Hines, Held & Hines, LLP & Fred Seth Rosenberg, Held & Hines, L.L.P.. City of New York, Defendant, represented by Gary Moy, New York City Law Department & James Fredrick Horton, New […]


Held & Hines, LLP Files Class-Action Lawsuit Protecting the Elderly & the Disabled

Lawsuit Alleges NYC Landlords Push Out Seniors, Disabled Jake Pearson, The Associated Press Inspired by his own experience living in a New York City apartment building that was converted into high-priced condos, a 71-year-old lawyer and former state regulator is taking on developers citywide on behalf of seniors and disabled tenants. Walter Goldsmith, a founding partner at Goldsmith & Fass, claims in Joseph Quenua v. Carnegie Park Associates, filed late Tuesday, that landlords have ignored a decades-old law that requires […]


Held & Hines, LLP Settles Lawsuit Regarding Religious Discrimination at Empire State Building

Muslims booted for praying settle suit with Empire State Building By Josh Saul June 9, 2015 | 1:55am Modal Trigger Fahad Tirmizi (inset) claimed he and his family were booted from the Empire State Building for praying. MORE ON: EMPIRE STATE BUILDING The best art to look out for at the new Whitney Bar ‘rapist’ was working with kids at the Empire State Building Brookfield Place beats the odds by filling up with new tenants The 10 best NYC-based movies […]


Held & Hines, LLP Wins Landmark Trademark Federal Case

On May 29, 2015, Judge Caproni of the Southern Distruct Court ruled in favor of Sandy Hussain against MDB LLC aka GreenPearl, a company owned by former Property Shark CEO, Ryan Slack. The balance of the equities held in favor of Sandy Hussain who was held to be the inventor and owner of the trademark, “Fashion Digital.” The Court specifically held, “The Clerk of Court is directed to enter judgment in favor of Hussain as to Count I of GreenPearl’s […]


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