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GLK and Irwin Mitchell Agree to Co-Counsel on Cases to Better Serve International Injury Victims

Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., a renowned personal injury law firm, has agreed to co-counsel on certain projects with Irwin Mitchell, a United Kingdom based injury law firm, to offer better services to their clients both domestically and internationally. This joining of forces will allow Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. to provide outstanding client care and service, combined with the highest quality legal advice, to clients with international injury claims. About Irwin Mitchell Irwin Mitchell is one of the United Kingdom’s largest and most respected full-service law firms. The firm has legal experts in a variety of legal fields, including …

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2014 AV Top Rating for the Partners at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C.

The partners of Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., Edward H. Gersowitz, Jeff S. Korek, and Michael A. Fruhling, have been selected by their peers as a 2014 “Top Rated Lawyer” in the legal practice area of litigation. A Martindale-Hubble rating is the highest possible rating for an attorney for both ethical standards and legal ability. This rating represents the pinnacle of professional excellence and is achieved only after an attorney has earned the respect and recommendation of his or her peers. The Martindale-Hubble rating is a singular honor for the three senior partners and the firm. The other attorneys at Gersowitz …

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The 9th Annual Gardiner Memorial Basketball Classic Tournament Brought Fun, Action and Support to the South Bronx Community

On August 16th and 17th, the Bronx community hosted the 9th Annual Gardiner Memorial Basketball Classic Tournament, the most exciting street ball on the East Coast. This event is held every year in St. James Park. It is run by The Gardiner Foundation and sponsored by Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. (Lawyertime.com). Thousands of people attended this year, enjoying free food, beverages and entertainment. Saturday featured non-stop basketball action, with four games being played in an elimination-style format to move on towards the championship. Bronx City Council Member Fernando Cabrera addressed the crowd and commended the Gardiner Foundation for everything …

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Jeff S. Korek Becomes One of the 550 Members of PEOPIL

Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. proudly announces that senior partner Jeff S. Korek has become one of the 550 members of the Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL). This membership allows Mr. Korek to expand his extensive knowledge of personal injury law into the international judicial systems. About PEOPIL The Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL) was founded in 1996 and formally established as a non-profit entity in 1998 to improve and promote co-operation and communication between European jurisdictions in the field of personal injury law. The development of PEOPIL is a recognition that the issues …

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Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. Reacts to the Supreme Court’s Decision To Make It Harder to Obtain Cell Phone Records In Civil Litigation

Driving while talking on a cell phone is a dangerous habit that diverts drivers’ attention away from the road and causes serious car accidents. In order to prove that a cell phone caused an accident, your New York car accident attorney may need to obtain the liable party’s cell phone records. While obtaining cell phone records may be important to an argument that the defendant was negligent due to distracted driving or that the plaintiff is comparatively at fault, the Supreme Court has made it more difficult to obtain such records in a recent ruling. The Supreme Court’s Decision The …

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Jeff S. Korek and Edward H. Gersowitz Attended the 2014 Annual AAJ Convention

Jeff S. Korek and Edward H. Gersowitz, senior partners at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C., attended the 2014 American Association for Justice (AAJ) Annual Convention on July 26th through July 30th.The convention brought together accomplished leaders in different fields of law and provided them with the opportunity to build powerful connections, increase their knowledge, and to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest developments in the their particular practice area. About the American Association for Justice In 2000, the AAJ created a Leaders Forum to ensure that individuals have access to justice, even when up against …

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Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. Investigates the General Motors Ignition Switch Recall

General Motors has issued a recall for defective ignition switches in some of their most popular cars. The recall was prompted by defective switches, which led to numerous accidents and several deaths. These deaths and injuries have also prompted congressional and legal investigation into General Motors. The experienced vehicle recall attorneys at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. are investigating lawsuits against General Motors on behalf of individuals who were affected or injured as a result of the defective ignition switch in the GM vehicle. Information About the GM Ignition Switch Recall The defective ignition switch in several popular GM models …

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Jeff S. Korek Attended the 2014 Best Lawyer’s Advisory Meeting

Jeff S. Korek, partner and senior trial attorney at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C., attended the 2014 Best Lawyers Advisory Board Meeting on April 29th and 30th. This gathering is held only once every two years and brings together distinguished leaders to discuss the management of law firms and in-house legal departments. About the 2014 Best Lawyers Advisory Board Meeting The Best Lawyers Advisory Board includes attorneys from the largest and most influential law firms around the world, including Europe, South America and the U.S. It also includes general counsel from Fortune 500 and Global 500 corporations. Mr. Korek represented …

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Taking the Lid Off McDonald’s Coffee Case

More than 20 years ago, Stella Liebeck ordered coffee at a McDonald’s drive-through in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She spilled the coffee and burned over 16 percent of her body. She told McDonald’s about her injuries and requested $11,000 as a reimbursement for her medical bills. McDonald’s offered her only $800. One year later, Liebeck sued McDonald’s and the jury awarded her $2.9 million, of which $200,000 was awarded for her injuries and $1.7 million was awarded as punitive damages. The jury based the punitive damages on one day of coffee sales, pointing out that the number had to be big …

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3 Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. Partners Selected to the 2014 New York Super Lawyers List

Edward H. Gersowitz, Jeff S. Korek, and Michael A. Fruhling, the three partners at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek P.C., have been selected to the 2014 New York Metro Super Lawyers list, an honor reserved for those lawyers who exhibit excellence in the practice of law. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have achieved a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in New York Metro. Selection for Super Lawyers’ New York Metro top lawyer list is regarded as an honor conferred on …

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