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Notable Civil Cases

Tacopina Reps NYY Alex Rodriguez (AROD) in controversial appeal with the MLB
In Fight for Legacy, Rodriguez Fields Costly Team of All-Stars. Read Article

NEW YORK (AP) — The grievance to overturn Alex Rodriguez’s 211-game suspension began Monday before arbitrator Fredric Horowitz. Read Article

$7.4 Million Win
Cardiologist wins $7.4 million for injuries in Hackensack drunken driving crash. Read Article (pdf)

Worker claims he’s being fired for injuries sustained on-the-job Read Article

Judge chucks Olympian Oksana Baiul’s Lawsuits against NBC
Represented figure skating promoter Stephen Disson against a lawsuit alleging that Disson and NBC falsely used Baiul’s image to promote two televised shows. Read Article (pdf)

NJ Parents
File $30M Suit Alleging Students Were Tied Up, Gagged In School Read Article (pdf)

Yale Student Murdered on Campus
Representing family and estate in civil claims of Yale University student murdered on campus. Read Article, Read Article (pdf)

Roxana Sorina Buta
Tacopina represents family of the 21-year-old aspiring actress, Roxana Sorina Buta, who died after being hit by a dump truck in the Village. Read Article (pdf)

Imette St. Guillen
Representing family of beloved criminal justice student who was abducted and killed by a NYC bar bouncer. Read Article (pdf), Read Article (pdf)

Sexual discrimination complaint filed against Nine West Shoe company
Read Article (pdf)

Diana Bianchi
Represented teen at the center of the Christie Brinkley divorce scandal. Read Article (pdf)

Stripper Gets Ripped Off by Supreme Court Judge
NY stripper files lawsuit against a Hillsborough Judge for money owed to her. Read Article

Body of Deceased Mishandled
Family of regarded deceased playwright files medical malpractice lawsuit for wrongful death and mishandling his remains.

Racial Discrimination Suit Against Elite School
Family of an Indian student files lawsuit against elite middle school for the gifted for denying admittance based on race.

Don Imus’ Sidekick Sued For Defamation
Lawsuit against Bernie McGuirk dropped. Read Article

FDNY Bar Assault
Representing bar patrons viciously beaten by group of firefighters. Read Article

Discrimination Suit Against Time Warner
Representing Journalist in a Claim for Discrimination and Wrongful Termination. Read Article(pdf)

GIA Bribery Scandal
Represented diamond broker who filed a lawsuit against the diamond grading institution for upgrading precious gems in exchange for bribes. Read Article(pdf)

Suing Prominent Rabbi and Prestigious Synagogue
Mistress of Rabbi sues for breach of contract. Read Article (pdf)

Julie’s Law
Representing attorney who was shot at a courthouse in suit against the state for lack of security. Read Article (pdf)

Houdini Exhumation
Represented Houdini’s descendent in legal effort to exhume the magician and escape artist in order to medically examine whether he was murdered. Read Article (pdf)

Century 21
Won settlement for female school teacher in civil lawsuit against retail conglomerate for physically brutalizing her and subjecting her to false accusations of larceny of which she was vindicated. View Movie (Quicktime)

Banana Republic
Won settlement in civil lawsuit for former financial executive in litigation against Banana Republic for numerous claims, including wrongful imprisonment that resulted in her termination, after persuading District Attorney’s Office to dismiss false criminal charges leveled against her by the retail giant. Read Article (pdf)

Lesbian Police Officer Civil Rights Trial
Won settlement in $5 million lawsuit against the City of New York on behalf of a lesbian police officer who was being harassed by fellow cops. Trial was held in Federal Court in Manhattan. Read Article (pdf)

Waitresses Fired Because of Their Weight
Waitresses sue prestigious New York restaurant for sexual harassment and discrimination. Read Article (pdf)

Bar Sued for Assaulting Patron
Filed cause of action against well-known New York pub on behalf of client who suffered bodily injuries. Read Article (pdf)

Represented family of teen killed at nightclub.
Read Article (pdf)

Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Family of New York City Department of Transportation worker files suit over the tragic death of their loved one. Read Article (pdf)

Motors Cristalli, S.R.L.
Through a New Jersey branch of our legal practice, we perform corporate work for an exotic high-end car exporter and represent the corporation in litigation against various dealers.

Construction Worker Killed at Job Site
Represented family of NYC construction worker who was killed when a wall supporting a detached garage collapsed on him. Read Article (pdf)

Sexual Harassment Suit Against New York Methodist Hospital
Represented female employee in sexual harassment litigation against the hospital and one of its chief surgeons. Read Article (pdf)

Kidnapping Lawsuit
Represented brothers who were kidnapped at knife point by prominent member of New Jersey Community. Read Article (pdf)

Infinity Radio Disc Jockey Lawsuit
Represented station disc jockey in lawsuit against broadcasting giant. Read Article (pdf)