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Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf is a New York Plaintiff's personal injury law firm specializing in automobile accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice, products liability, police misconduct and all types of New York personal injury litigation.

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In a New York medical malpractice case our partner Rhonda Kay obtained a reversal of the lower court’s granting of a motion to change venue. In SIMON v. USHER, 2010 NY Slip Op 03777, The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of New York, First Department held;

“Although the moving defendants made a timely demand for a change of venue, their motion for such relief was untimely. A defendant “may move to change the place of trial within fifteen days after service of the demand,” unless the plaintiff consents to the change of venue within five days of service of the demand (CPLR 511[b]). Here, the motion for a change of venue, made 20 days after service of the demand, must be rejected as untimely (see Singh v Becher, 249 AD2d 154 [1998]). Contrary to moving defendants’ claim, they were not entitled to the five-day extension in CPLR 2103(b)(2) for time periods measured from service by mail (see Thompson v Cuadrado, 277 AD2d 151 [2000]). Furthermore, the failure of the remaining defendants to serve a demand to change venue with or prior to their answer was fatal to their request to change venue (see Kurfis v Shore Towers Condominium, 48 AD3d 300 [2008]; CPLR 511[a]).”

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Our Partner, Jeffrey Bloom will be speaking on Summations at The New York State Bar Association Seminar: Practical Skills-Basics of Civil Practice-The Trial to be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at New York Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 Seventh Avenue (at 33rd St.) New York, NY. For more information click here.

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Our partner Stephen H. Mackauf will be speaking at The IQPC Program Obstetric Malpractice to be held on November 9-11 in Chicago. Stephen will be speaking on November 11th. The topic will be “What Every Lawyer Must Know About The New ACOG Standards On Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring.” For more information click here.

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Robert Conason will be speaking at The New York State Trial Lawyers Institute’s renowned Decisions Program on Trial Practice. Our Partner Rhonda Kay prepared the written materials on this subject for the course book which reports on over 100 cases that have come down within the last year in the area of Trial Practice. The New york City program will be held on Thursday and Friday , September 10 & 11, 2009: 9am to 5pm at Bayard’s, One Hanover Square, 3rd Floor, New York, N.Y. 10004. For more information click here.

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Our Partner Jeffrey B. Bloom will be speaking at this program to be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 through Thursday, September 24, 2009 at New York’s Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 Seventh Avenue (at 33rd St.), New York, NY.

This program is designed for recent law school graduates and newly admitted attorneys to “bridge the gap” between law school and the realities of practicing law in New York State. Learn practical information from skilled and experienced practitioners and get the skills you need to make a smooth transition from law student to attorney. Newly admitted attorneys can satisfy all of their annual MCLE requirements by attending this two-day program.

Jeff will be speaking on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 on COMMENCING A CIVIL LAWSUIT IN NEW YORK STATE. For more information click here.

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Our Partner Ben B. Rubinowitz is The Chair of The NYSTLA Seminar Successful Examination of Expert Witnesses . The seminar will be held on June 9 and 16, 2009 from 6:00 to 9:00PM at 132 Nassau Street, N.Y., N.Y. The following topics will be covered;

– Direct and Cross of an Accident Reconstructionist

– Direct and Cross of a Life Care Planner

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We are proud to announce that our long term members, Jeffrey B. Bloom and Ben B. Rubinowitz have become Name Partners. Between them Jeff and Ben have over 50 years of experience advocating for the rights of the catastrophically injured. The Firm will now be known as Gair,Gair,Conason,Steigman, Mackauf,Bloom & Rubinowitz

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Our Partner Ben B. Rubinowitz is The Chair of The NYSTLA Seminar Successful Examination of Expert Witnesses . The seminar will be held on June 9 and 16, 2009 from 6:00 to 9:00PM at 132 Nassau Street, N.Y., N.Y. The following topics will be covered;

– Direct and Cross of an Accident Reconstructionist

– Direct and Cross of a Life Care Planner

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