Understanding our client’s needs is paramount to achieving long-standing professional relationships and is one of the surest
barometers of a law firm’s success.

Defense of domestic and foreign airlines, aviation service companies, ground handling companies and public and private airport operators in cases involving aviation accidents, wrongful death claims, emergency landings, evacuation incidents, work-site accidents, false arrest, cargo claims, denied boarding, and ticketing issues. Extensive experience in the application of the Warsaw and Montreal Conventions and the IATA Inter-Carrier Agreement.

Firm News involving Aviation

Defense of national religious organizations in cases involving First Amendment protections, clergy misconduct, constitutional challenges to federal statutes, free speech and separation of church and state disputes.

Firm News involving Constitutional Law

Defense of construction liability and contract cases and defense of developers, general contractors and subcontractors. Defense of indemnity, breach of contract and third party liability actions.

Firm News involving Construction & Construction Defect

Defense of employers in cases brought under Title VII, including sexual harassment, hostile work environment, discrimination based on gender, race, age, religion or national origin, and claims of unlawful retaliation.

Firm News involving Employment

Defense of all aspects of environmental law and toxic torts, including property damage and personal injuries that result from exposure to toxic substances and releases, such as asbestos, mold, chemicals, lead paint, heavy metals and underground storage tanks.

Firm News involving Environmental Law & Toxic Tort

Defense of life, health, and disability insurance companies, plan sponsors under ERISA, and third-party administrators in claims that involve denial of employee benefits, bad faith, subrogation and reimbursement, rescission, and breach of life, health or disability benefit contracts.

Firm News involving ERISA

R&C Wins Defense Verdict

In 2009, Rutherford & Christie attorneys Carrie L. Christie and Andrea E. Dobur won a defense verdict during a bifurcated trial in Fulton County (Georgia) State Court. The case had the potential for a […]

Representation in matters involving divorce, division of property (including complex assets and business interests), alimony, prenuptial agreements, child custody matters, child support, paternity and legitimation, modification of custody, enforcement of Family Court orders, and general counsel to businesses potentially impacted by pending family law matters.

Firm News involving Family Law

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.

Firm News involving General Defense Litigation

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Analyze and provide coverage opinions, defense of coverage and premium disputes, pursue declaratory judgment actions, first party claims, and draft policy wording.

Firm News involving Insurance

R&C Wins Defense Verdict

In 2009, Rutherford & Christie attorneys Carrie L. Christie and Andrea E. Dobur won a defense verdict during a bifurcated trial in Fulton County (Georgia) State Court. The case had the potential for a […]

Defense of municipalities and school districts in cases involving civil rights, Section 1983, discrimination, employment practices liability, land use, police misconduct, special education, negligent hiring claims and general negligence.

Firm News involving Municipal & Education

Defense of cases involving a wide range of products, including sporting and recreational equipment, helmets, paints and solvents, forklifts, industrial machines and racking, pharmaceutical cases, nutritional supplements and residential siding. In addition, our attorneys have been involved in risk management and prevention, designing product recalls and retrofits and drafting product warnings.

Firm News involving Product Liability

Defense of physicians, nurses, attorneys, and other professionals, regarding malpractice and breach of fiduciary duty.

Firm News involving Professional Liability

Defense of employers, insurers and self-insurers, with clients ranging from small businesses to some of the largest employers in the nation.

Firm News involving Worker’s Compensation