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Subrogation

This subrogation case involved an explosion of a scrubber unit at a chemical processing plant. After extensive discovery proceedings and on the eve of trial in Suffolk County, N.Y., Mr. Canter settled for $2.1 Million.

This subrogation case involved extensive water damage due to a water main break in New York City. Mr. Canter handled this matter from inception and ultimately settled for $2 Million.

This admiralty subrogation case involved a collision by a tug/barge to the insured's pier in the Kill Van Kull Channel in Bayonne, N.J. After commencing an action in U.S. District Court in New Jersey and engaging in extensive discovery proceedings, Mr. Canter settled the case for $1 Million.

This high-profile subrogation case involved a propane explosion in a restaurant in Putnam County that caused two fatalities and extensive property damage. After massive discovery proceedings and more than 30 depositions, during the week of jury selection in Westchester County, N.Y., Mr. Canter settled this matter for $1 Million.

This subrogation case involved a catastrophic failure of a bus duct which resulted in an electrical fire at one of New York City's premier hotels. After extensive depositions and exhaustive discovery proceedings, the action settled for $600,000.

This high-profile subrogation case involved a fatal accident involving a gasoline truck in Yonkers, N.Y. that caused massive damage to a bridge and substantial loss of toll revenue. After two weeks of this jury trial in Westchester County, N.Y., Mr. Canter, who was lead counsel for four other insurance carriers, settled for a total of $2 million at the conclusion of plaintiffs’ direct case.

This New Jersey subrogation claim involved a massive fire in a warehouse that stored hazardous chemicals. After commencing an action, conducting extensive depositions and discovery proceedings in New Jersey Superior Court, on the eve of trial Mr. Canter settled the case for $465,000.

This New Jersey subrogation claim involved failure of a sprinkler head, causing water damage to the insured's commercial building. In Union County Superior Court, New Jersey, on the day of trial, Mr. Canter settled for $105,000. 


This subrogation case involved water damage to a Manhattan furrier. At trial in New York County, the case settled before commencement of jury selection for $160,000.

This subrogation action involved a house fire caused by a sub-contractor who used a torch to sweat pipes in an air-conditioning unit. After commencing an action in Westchester County, N.Y. and extensive discovery proceedings, Mr. Canter settled this matter for the defendant’s policy limit of $500,000.

This property subrogation matter involved a fire at the Fairfiled Inn in Connecticut. CLF resolved this matter of $100,000 after extensive settlement negotiations.

This subrogation case involved a gas explosion in Iowa which ultimately settled for the policy limit of the defendant of $100,000.

This subrogation action, venued in U.S.D.C. (S.D.N.Y.) involved a property damage and business interruption claim as a result of a stone crusher which was damaged in transport. After extensive discovery proceedings, the case settled in the amount of $395,000.

This subrogation action, venued in Westchester County Supreme Court involved water damage due to the alleged negligent installation of a sprinkler system. The case ultimately settled for $96,500.

Canter Law Firm P.C. commenced this property subrogation action in NJ Superior Court in Essex County on behalf of Great American Insurance Company of New York, Evanston Insurance Company, and National Fire Insurance Company of Hartford  which involved damage to brand new Wirtgen Model W-250 Milling Machine following a catastrophic fire and explosion.  After the action was commenced and during the course of disocvery proceedings, the case action settled for $550,000.

This subrogation action against the City of White Plains resulted in CLF winning a Summary Judgment motion on behalf of Harleysville Insurance Company for its full measure of damages, plus the insureds deductible and statutory interests at 9% from the date of loss plus statutory costs incurred in bringing the action in excess of $112,000.  The Defendant City of White Plains damaged Harleysville’s subrogee’s building when a garbage truck owned and operated by the City of White Plains backed into the structure causing extensive damages.  We filed an Order to Show Cause to serve a late Notice of Claim which the Court granted.  We then filed a Motion for Summary Judgment on liability and damages which the Court also granted in its entirety.  Attached are the Decisions.

Decision and Order Entered on March 12, 2015

Decision and Order Entered on March 28, 2014

 

 

Product Liability

This case involved a six‑year‑old boy who suffered a spiral fracture to his femur when he fell off a slide in a playground. Mr. Canter defended the product manufacturer’s sales representative in Westchester County, N.Y. After a week of testimony and 1½ days of deliberation, Mr. Canter obtained a defense verdict.

This product liability defense matter involved the explosion of a starter turbine on an oil rig off the coast of Angola, West Africa. An engineer on the rig was killed in the explosion and his estate commenced a wrongful death action in New Orleans, La., where the decedent had resided. Mr. Canter defended the manufacturer of the turbine — Nuovo Pignone S.p.A. — and after extensive discovery proceedings, secured a dismissal of the complaint based upon the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. The lower court's dismissal was upheld by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals which held that the commercial activity exception to the FSIA was inapplicable.

Mr. Canter defended an Italian manufacturer of leather drying equipment in a product liability case in Illinois in which the plaintiff's hand was completely severed. After discovery proceedings, Mr. Canter was able to prove enormous misuse and alteration of the product by plaintiff's employer. Consequently, the case settled for the nominal amount of $5,000.

This case, venued in U.S. District Court (S.D.N.Y.), involved a catastrophic fire of a tour bus due to the defective installation of a turbo charger. Upon conclusion of discovery, Mr. Canter obtained a settlement of $150,000 for the plaintiff.

This product liability action was brought in U.S. District Court in the Western District of North Carolina against CLF’s client who manufactures medical diagnostic blood analyzers. The plaintiff alleged manufacturing and design defects. Mr. Canter moved for summary judgment on behalf of the defendant manufacturer, argued the motion and the action was dismissed.

Professional Liability Defense Results

Plaintiff alleged defendant performed a negligent home inspection and claimed damages in excess of $250,000. Mr. Canter represented the defendant and obtained a defense verdict after a lengthy trial in Westchester County, New York.

This professional liability action was brought against a home inspector by a purchaser of residential property who alleged the home was infested with toxic mold. The plaintiffs also sued their real estate broker, their attorney and the previous owners and alleged millions of dollars in damages. We successfully moved for summary judgment based upon the pre-inspection contract and the case was dismissed. The lower court’s decision as it related to our client was affirmed by the Appellate Division – Second Department. Link to Reported cases portion of website.

This professional liability action was brought against a home inspector by a purchaser of residential property who alleged the premises had water damage and the inspector was negligent in his inspection. We successfully moved for summary judgment based upon the pre-inspection contract and the case was dismissed.

This professional liability action alleging one count of gross negligence was brought against a home inspector by a purchaser of residential property.  Plaintiff attempted to circumvent the limitation of liability clause in the pre-inspection contract by alleging gross negligence.  We moved for summary judgment based upon the pre-inspection contract and the lower court denied our motion.

 We appealed to the Appellate Division – Second Department, and the Appellate court reversed the lower court’s decision with costs, finding that plaintiff failed to raise a triable issue of facts as to whether the defendants' alleged acts or omissions went beyond ordinary negligence and satisfied the gross negligence standard.   This case has been cited in numerous subsequent cases dealing with the gross negligence standard and has become binding precedent in this area of the law.