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Category Archives: Phil Hines

Held & HInes, LLP Wins Again In the Appellate Division

NY Court Tosses Ex-Hughes Hubbard Atty’s Defamation Suit By Ryan Boysen ·  Listen to article Law360 (August 10, 2023, 4:48 PM EDT) — The years long saga of a former Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP partner who claims that he was falsely accused of exposing himself in an Equinox steam room finally came to an end Thursday, after a New York state appellate court panel upheld a ruling that dismissed his $10 million defamation suit. In a three-page order, a five-judge panel of the […]

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Defective Staircase Case & Appeal Win

Held & Hines, LLP Wins Appeal On Defective Staircase Case In the matter of Rakovsky vs. Rob-Lee Corp., the Appellate Division, Second Department ruled in favor of Held & Hines’ Client and found the following: DECISION & ORDER In an action to recover damages for personal injuries, the plaintiff appeals from an order of the Supreme Court, Nassau County (John M. Galasso, J.), dated March 14, 2016. The order, insofar as appealed from, granted that branch of the motion of […]

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Rare Federal Contempt Motion Against Property Shark CEO

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 […]

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Landmark Trademark Federal Case Win

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 […]

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Held & Hines LLP Wins Again in The Appellate Division

Held & Hines LLP Wins Again in The Appellate Division- Re: Post-Judgment Interest Applies to Breach of Contract Disputes Coffey v CRP/Extell Parcel I, L.P.Annotate this Case Coffey v CRP/Extell Parcel I, L.P. 2014 NY Slip Op 08108 Decided on November 20, 2014 Appellate Division, First Department Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431. This opinion is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the Official Reports. Decided on November 20, 2014 […]

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Held & Hines Wins in the Court of Appeals

Held & Hines, LLP Wins in the Court of Appeals: New York’s Highest Court 9/14/14 Coffey v CRP/Extell Parcel I, L.P. In a breach of contract case, New York’s Highest Court ruled in favor of the plaintiff, Kelly Coffey, represented by the law firm of Held & Hines LLP. Defendants’.Motion for leave to appeal dismissed upon the ground that the order sought to be appealed from does not finally determine the action within the meaning of the Constitution. .

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