In their recent Trial Advocacy column in the New York Law Journal, NYC Personal Injury Attorneys Ben Rubinowitz of Gair, Gair, Conason, Rubinowitz, Bloom, Hershenhorn, Steigman & Mackauf, and Evan Torgan of Torgan & Cooper write: Whether in the form of a deposition, surveillance footage or an event captured on a nearby security camera, the trial lawyer must think carefully how to best exploit a video as a strategic tool for helping her win the case before ever questioning a witness. If used properly, a video can serve to leave an indelible impression that there is no doubt that the witness is a liar, cannot be trusted and is anything but credible.
Our managing partner, New York Personal Injury Attorney Ben Rubinowitz, will be speaking at the New York State Trial Lawyers Association webinar “DECISIONS 2020: Recent Developments in Tort Law”.
The webinar will take place on October 26, 28 and November 2, 4 and 9 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Ben will be speaking about the most recent developments in Trial Practice on Monday November 9.
The rest of the program will also address the following subjects:
Our Managing partner, Ben Rubinowitz, will be speaking at the 11th event of the Champions of Trial Boot Camp series hosted by Rich Newsome, Troy Rafferty and Mike Kelly on Friday September 25th at 1:00 pm ET on Zoom. The lesson which is part of a twelve-lesson trial advocacy class is entitled “Opinions For Hire – Effective Cross Exam of Defense Doctors, Engineers and Other So-Called Experts”.
During this webinar, participants will have the opportunity to learn and hone their skills on the following topics:
- Law and rules
Our managing partner Ben Rubinowitz will participate as a panelist in the ETHICS & CIVILITY IN THE COURTROOM webinar presented by New York State Trial Lawyer Institute on August 20 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. This Ethics webinar will inform participants about the importance of courtroom demeanor during trial from the perspective of a trial lawyer engaging the jury hearing a case to the trial judge presiding over the trial and the appellate judge reviewing the record. Our distinguished panel will discuss several cases, but will focus on one notable case tried by Mr. Rubinowitz in front of Judge Rakower that was subsequently brought up on appeal to a First Department Panel that included Justice Kapnick. This unique and engaging discussion will provide multiple perspectives on how to try a case with zeal, while also being mindful of the bounds of professional responsibility.
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NITA is thrilled to present two of its leading instructors, nationally renowned trial lawyers Doris Cheng fromWalkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger and our managing partner Ben Rubinowitz, in Killer Cross, a demonstration-based webcast on cross-examination. Learn – and watch – as Doris and Ben demonstrate various ways of discrediting a witness, discrediting an adversary, and setting up a powerful, compelling, and winning argument on summation. Not only will they show you how to cross-examine a lay witness, but Doris and Ben will offer portable techniques to cross-examine any expert, regardless of their field. This free, one-hour webcast will leave you with tools to secure admissions by demanding responsive answers to achieve the success you need in court.
This free live webinar will take place on July 23rd at 10:00 AM PDT/ 1:00 PM EDT. It is free but you still need to register here to attend.
If you can’t make the live presentation, this webcast will be available to view on demand, beginning the next day.
Our managing partner, New York Personal Injury Attorney Ben Rubinowitz, has developed a reputation as a leading plaintiff’s trial lawyer throughout the country. In recognition of his skill as a national leader in his field, Ben will be speaking to the Wyoming Trial Lawyers at their annual convention. In light of the recent string of eight figure multimillion dollar verdicts that he received, Ben has been asked to speak about developing damages through cross-examination of experts.
The Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association’s Annual Convention ” Litigation in 2020 and Beyond” will take place on June 18th and 19th via Live Streaming.
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Our Managing partner Ben Rubinowitz and Evan Torgan will be presenting “Successful Trial Techniques from Jury Selection through Summation”, a live streaming Seminar organized by the New York Sate Academy of Trial Lawyers on Wednesday June 10.
This two hour seminar will feature some of the best known Trial Lawyers in New York. For more than 20 years, Evan Torgan and Ben Rubinowitz have provided guidance to lawyers throughout the state in their featured column in the New York Law Journal, Trial Advocacy. This seminar will take you through some of the techniques that have allowed these lawyers to obtain multiple seven- and eight-figure verdicts. They will not only talk about strategies they use but will provide demonstrations of the successful techniques that have allowed them to obtain such remarkable results. The two will be joined by Angélicque Moreno, President of the New York Academy of Trial Lawyers, another successful trial attorney who has numerous multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements to her credit.
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Join our managing partner Ben Rubinowitz as he is co-chairing with Judy Livingston and Jeff Korek this two part webinar: Openings & Summations. They have assembled an All-Star panel of Trial Attorneys who will demonstrate what they do and say in Opening Statements and Closing Arguments to achieve spectacular results. Trial demonstrations are what this program is all about. Each member of the faculty will demonstrate an opening or summation.
This webinar organized by the New York State Trial Association is free for all NYSTLA members and non-members. It has been approved for transitional & non-transitional credits. Participants will receive 4 Skills CLE credits.
Part 1 will take place on May 26th from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Next week our managing Partner Ben Rubinowitz will be speaking at the prestigious Mayo Clinic annual Review on Medical Malpractice.
This week, both Northwell Health of New York and Massachusetts General Hospital agreed to pay millions of dollars to settle medical malpractice cases related to concurrent surgery. Double-booked surgery also called simultaneous surgery or concurrent surgery is a recently new practice implemented by hospitals all over the country during which a surgeon is involved in two or more surgeries in different operating rooms at the same time. While some medical studies have been backing this practice other studies have pointed out the resulting complications and inherent safety risks to patients. Last year in their Trial Advocacy Column in the New York Law Journal, Ben Rubinowitz and and Evan Torgan raised the alarm about this practice.
Deadly negligence and fraud
The case settled by Northwell Health of New York claimed that Dr David Samadi, urologist at Lenox Hill Hospital who raised to fame after performing several prostate surgeries on celebrities was allowing urologist residents to perform conventional surgical procedures in a room while performing high risk complex robot-assisted surgeries in another room. The surgeon would shuttle back and forth between the operating rooms during the simultaneous procedures. The hospital would then bill Medicare for the procedures performed by the unsupervised trainees. The practice of upping Dr Samadi’s salary for referring more patients to Medicare is illegal. It violates the federal Stark Law. Dr Samadi was one of the highest paid surgeon in the US. In 2017 his salary was estimated at $6.8 million. Several patients died after undergoing surgery with him and many others suffered post surgery complications.