General Defense Litigation

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.

R& C Obtains a Defense Verdict

On December 5, 2017 Partner David Rutherford obtained a defense verdict after a six day jury trial in federal court in Brooklyn. The plaintiff, a crew chief for an aircraft services company at JFK Airport, alleged she had suffered a permanently debilitating back injury when the door to a Boeing 767 aircraft, weighing several […]

January 30th, 2018|Firm News, General Defense Litigation|

U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds Defense Verdict

On August 23, 2017 the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a defense verdict obtained by Partner David Rutherford in federal court in White plains in 2016. The case involved a nine year old boy who alleged that he had been sexually abused on repeated occasions at a daycare center.

January 30th, 2018|Firm News, General Defense Litigation|

R&C Obtains a Defense Verdict

On March 29, 2017 Partner David Rutherford and New York Associate Diana Mulderig obtained a defense verdict following a two week trial in Superior Court in Middlesex County, New Jersey. The plaintiff alleged that he suffered a permanent knee injury and resulting inability to work, along with PTSD, due to a fall he suffered, […]

January 30th, 2018|Firm News, General Defense Litigation|

R&C Obtains a Defense Verdict

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 […]

June 15th, 2016|Firm News, General Defense Litigation|

Carrie L. Christie’s Supreme Court Victory Featured in DRI’s The Voice

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 […]

R & C obtains summary judgment for Bar/Restaurant

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 […]

September 2nd, 2009|Firm News, General Defense Litigation|

R&C Obtains Summary Judgment for Local Church and Minister

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 […]

June 8th, 2009|Firm News, General Defense Litigation|