Rizzo Recovers $1.55 Million For Construction Site Accident Victim

Partner, Joseph B. Rizzo, recovered $1,550,000 for the victim of a construction site accident. G&I client, Tomasz Basamon, sustained severe personal injuries when the roof upon which he was working collapsed causing him to fall 15 feet to the ground. Mr....

Defamation Action Settled

A defamation lawsuit brought by G&I clients, Lyn Bedell and Joseph Krzys, against the City of Rochester and former Mayor William Johnson has been settled. It was alleged in the suit that Mr. Johnson made false and slanderous statements about Ms. Bedell and Mr....

Rizzo Recovers $465,000 For Accident Victim

Trial counsel, Joseph B. Rizzo, recovered the sum of $465,000 in settlement of a Steuben County personal injury action. In the case of Taft v. Bertha Hoffman and Campbell Savona Central School District (Supreme Court, Steuben County), G&I client, Jessica Taft,...

Ali Succeeds In Jury Trial

Trial Attorney, Seema Ali, obtained a jury verdict in favor of G&I client, the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority. In the case of Ellison v. R-GRTA (Supreme Court, Monroe County, Index No. 07-3636, Justice Taddeo), the plaintiff alleged that she...

G&I Obtains Defense Verdict

G&I obtained a jury verdict in favor of G&I client, the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority. In the case of Watkins v. R-GRTA (Supreme Court, Monroe County, Justice Evelyn Frazee), the Plaintiff claimed that she sustained personal injuries...

Second Circuit Upholds Dismissal Against Town of Greece

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ordered that District Judge Charles Siragusa was correct when he dismissed various civil rights claims brought against G&I client, the Town of Greece. In the case of Geiger v. Town of Greece, the plaintiff...

Second Circuit Upholds Dismissal of RICO Suit

The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has affirmed the order of District Judge David Larimer which dismissed a lawsuit brought against representatives of the Village of Perry under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act (see previous...

Spoto Obtains Verdict For Lift Line

Trial attorney, David D. Spoto, obtained a jury verdict in favor of G&I client, the Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority in the case of Bohrer v. R-GRTA (Supreme Court, Monroe County, Justice Harold Galloway). The Plaintiff was a wheelchair-bound...

G&I Clients Cleared of Racism Claims

G&I clients, the Town of Henrietta, its former Supervisor James Breese and former Fire Marshal Chris Roth, were cleared of racism claims following a three week trial in United States District Court.  In the case of Cine SK8, Inc. d/b/a Fun Quest v. Town of...

Rizzo Recovers $450,000 For Estate

G&I attorney, Joseph B. Rizzo, successfully resolved a wrongful death action for the sum of $450,000. The action arose out of the tragic drowning of a man at the North Ponds Park in the town of Webster in 2003. The settlement was reached just prior to trial by way...