August 9

Kushner and Simon win $6.7 million judgment

Gary M. Kushner and Scott D. Simon pursued the personal guarantor of an unpaid corporate debt across a chapter 11 bankruptcy case and into Nassau County Supreme Court, where their efforts resulted in a summary judgment decision for $3.3 million, plus attorneys’ fees and 14% default interest running from April 2010, for a total judgment.

August 7

Simon vacates client’s default and wins stay of entire litigation

Scott D. Simon rescued a client after the Clerk of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York had already entered a certificate of default. The client had been served with process through its registered agent, but the agent was inexplicably slow in notifying the client of the action, and only did.

August 1

Farkas publishes article in Harvard Negotiation Law Review on politics of arbitration

Brian Farkas, an attorney at Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP, has published an article in the Harvard Negotiation Law Review entitled, “The Continuing Voice of Dissent: Justice Thomas and the Federal Arbitration Act.” Justice Clarence Thomas is celebrating his 25th year on the U.S. Supreme Court, and this article examines his unique legacy on arbitration. Since 1984,.

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