Kathryn M. Walsh 1977-2014

Gordon & Silber, P.C. recently lost one of our most dedicated and admired associates. Kathryn M. Walsh, a member of the G&S medical malpractice team, lost her long and brave fight with cancer on September 24, 2014. Katy, as she was known to friends and associates, graced these halls with her incredible intelligence, hard work, kindness, loyalty, beauty and dogged determination since 2009. Katy was a literal tower of strength and humanity. Her office was always open to those who needed a friendly ear and she always made time for people regardless of the stresses and demands of her profession. She developed many close relationships not only with her fellow attorneys, but with the office and lobby staff whom she brought back coffee for and the night cleaners who she took time to get to know while working after hours. She was incredibly hard working, putting in long hours including…Read More

G&S Obtains Summary Judgment Dismissing Various Toxic Exposure Claims as Time Barred

G&S recently obtained summary judgment dismissing various claims as time barred on behalf of several World Trade Center defendants. The plaintiff claimed he suffered various injuries due to his work cleaning the interior of buildings after the World Trade Center attacks. We argued that all of plaintiff’s 14 separate claims of injury were subject to the three year statute of limitation [CPLR 214-c(2)] which runs from the date of discovery of the injury or from the date the plaintiff should have discovered the injury, whichever is earlier. Plaintiff claimed that as a result of his post 9/11 work he developed a number of symptoms including coughing, chest pressure, headaches, throat irritation, nasal congestion, heartburn, shortness of breath, trouble sleeping, and psychological problems, among others. We argued that all of his injures were linked to at least one of these symptoms prior to December 17, 2004, three years prior to the…Read More

G&S Triumphs in Second Landmark Trial Involving Billion Dollar Estate

Gordon & Silber, P.C. (G&S), recently triumphed in a second landmark trial involving the billion dollar estate of the late Robert Cohen, the owner and Chairman of the Hudson News Company. G&S was retained by the law firm DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick & Cole, LLP (DF&C) to handle the critical medical issues in both trials. In the first trial G&S established that Robert Cohen was medically competent despite suffering from advanced Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). In the second trial, G&S assisted DF&C in establishing that the changes Robert Cohen made to his will in his last years were not the subject of undue influence from his son James Cohen. G&S senior trial partner Sandy Gold assisted by partner Laura Rodgers, with little more than their legal pads, bested the 760 attorney law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison in the first trial. In the second trial, Sandy and Laura’s low…Read More