Defense of cases involving catastrophic injury and death, breach of contract, violation of constitutional rights, fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, defamation, false imprisonment and dram shop.
On June 13, 2016 Partner David Rutherford and New York Associate Lauren Bryant obtained a defense verdict after a week long trial in federal court in White Plains, New York. The plaintiff, a nine year old boy, alleged that he had been sexually abused on repeated occasions at a daycare center. Plaintiff’s counsel requested […]
Carrie L. Christie, a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI), was featured in the September 30, 2009 edition of DRI’s The Voice. As part of its coverage of defense wins nationwide, DRI focused on Ms. Christie’s victory earlier this year at the Supreme Court of Georgia.
In a 4-3 decision, the court upheld the […]
On September 2, 2009, Rutherford & Christie attorney Michael Becker, obtained summary judgment in State Supreme Court, Suffolk County before Judge Mayer in favor of all defendants including The Nutty Irishman, a Bar/Restaurant in Bay Shore Long Island.
In this case, the plaintiff allegedly slipped and fell in the dance floor area and suffered a […]
On June 8, 2009, Rutherford & Christie attorneys Carrie Christie and Andrea E. Dobur obtained summary judgment in favor of Bethany Christian Church, Inc., and its youth minister in a civil battery case.
The plaintiff alleged that, following a Wednesday night youth group, the youth minister struck her minor son on the head with a […]