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Yankwitt LLP Goes to the Mat to Recover Costs for its Hospitality Client; Firm Seeks Sanctions for Frivolous Lawsuit

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Yankwitt LLP’s relentless investigative work led the plaintiffs to move for voluntary dismissal of a frivolous racial discrimination lawsuit against Yankwitt LLP’s client, Houston’s Restaurant. Continuing to fight for its client, Yankwitt is now seeking sanctions, including attorneys’ fees, from the plaintiff for refusing the withdraw the suit at the […]

If Permits are Wrong, You Won’t Have a Right: Town’s Erroneously Issued Permit Invalidates Application of “Vested Rights Doctrine”

Blog: The Westchester Litigator

For real estate developers, the issuance of a building permit should be cause for celebration at the end of an oft arduous application process.  By definition, a “permit” means the developer has the right to proceed with the project.  Going further, New York’s “vested rights doctrine” enables a developer to […]

When is a Case Big and Expensive Enough? The “Exceptional Circumstances” Prong of a Motion for an Interlocutory Appeal Under 28 U.S.C. § 1292(b)

Blog: The Westchester Litigator

As experienced New York appellate practitioners, we are often struck by the federal and state courts near opposite approaches to interlocutory appeals (i.e., appeals from an interim trial court decision as opposed to a final judgment).  Whereas New York state courts permit an interlocutory appeal of the majority of trial […]