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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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The 9th Annual Gardiner Memorial Basketball Tournament Is Scheduled For August 16 and 17, 2014

On August 16th and 17th, the Gardiner Foundation will be celebrating the 9th Annual Gardiner Memorial Basketball Classic Tournament. The event will be held in the Bronx from Noon to 8 pm. There will be free food, beverages and endless music for all spectators. This event, which is held every year at St. James Park, is proudly sponsored by the law firm of Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. (Lawyertime.com). This two-day event attracts local media coverage and is one of the Bronx’s most anticipated summer attractions. Celebrities and guest speakers are scheduled to make appearances on both days of the …

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Pharmacy Errors May Lead to Serious Injuries

When seeking treatment, patients may deal with doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other hospital staff. The last thing patients expect during their course of treatment is being prescribed the wrong medication,causing them additional injuries. Mistakes Happen While mistakes happen in all lines of profession, mistakes in the pharmaceutical profession may adversely impact the patient and result in serious injuries or even death. According to the Institute for Safe Medication Practices, medication errors often occur due to the drugs sounding similar in name, stored in close proximity to each other, or simply looking alike. Regardless of the many factors that may lead …

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Catastrophic Truck Accident Injury

Every year, more than 8 million registered trucks are involved in numerous accidents that result in catastrophic or fatal injuries. Pedestrians, drivers, bicyclists and passengers stand little to no chance against the massive size and weight of trucks. As such, even a little impact with a truck may lead to a catastrophic injury for the victim.   Causes of Catastrophic Truck Accidents According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), every 16 minutes an accident involving a truck or commercial vehicle kills or seriously injures a person. Regardless of whether the truck accident is caused by an act of negligence …

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Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. Provides 30 Kids With a Memorable Opportunity at the Knicks v. Hawks Game

The attorneys at Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. worked in collaboration with The Gardiner Foundation to turn the dream of 30 Bronx children into reality by providing free tickets to the New York Knicks v. Atlanta Hawks game on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at Madison Square Garden, “the worlds most famous arena”. For many of these kids, it was their first time attending a professional basketball game, making the experience even more special and memorable. The free tickets were not the only thing these children enjoyed. Each child was also provided with a swag bag filled with food coupons to …

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Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. Recognized in NLJ’s “Big Money Wins 2013” with the 1st and 4th Ranked Settlements

The National Law Journal has recognized Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. in its “Big Money Wins of 2013” for their outstanding victory in two specific cases, Gardener v. City of New York and the Pelham Bay Landfill lawsuit ranking these two settlements as the 1st and 4th in their top list in the nation.  “Big Money Wins” acknowledges plaintiffs’ lawyers with extraordinary accomplishments based on the best measure available – the amount of the jury verdict award or settlement. Facts of the Gardener Case Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. represented plaintiff Gardener in a suit against the City of New …

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Partner Jeff S. Korek and The Gardiner Foundation as Featured in The Scarsdale Inquirer

The combined efforts of partner Jeff S. Korek and his law firm Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. have led to another successful year for The Gardiner Foundation’s 8th Annual Memorial Basketball Tournament. Local press, namely The Scarsdale Inquirer, highlighted such efforts for providing hope and support for the Bronx families experiencing devastating losses and the community as a whole. The Gardiner Foundation While playing in a Westchester County basketball league, Korek learned of a family tragedy that led Dexter Gardiner to establish The Gardiner Foundation in memoriam of six of his family members who lost their lives in a devastating …

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The 8th Annual Gardiner Memorial Basketball Tournament Brought Entertainment, Action and Support to the Bronx Community

On August 17th and 18th, the Bronx community hosted the 8th Annual Gardiner Memorial Classic Tournament, the most exciting street ball on the East Coast. This event, which is held every year in St. James Park, is run by The Gardiner Foundation and sponsored by Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. (Lawyertime.com). They offered free food and beverages and endless entertainment to all spectators. Saturday was filled with exciting games, which included monster jams, amazing ball-handling and hard-fought competition. The Kingsbridge Body Snatchers narrowly escaped defeat by Team Lawyertime.com by a point. But ultimately, Gun Hill, led by 16-year-old sensation Jaquan …

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