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Our Winning 3/4 Decisions

While most of our cases are resolved during the adminstrative process of the NYPD, FDNY, NYCERS and NYSLRS pension systems, there are times when ¾ disability retirement pension cases are ultimately denied and must be litigated.  These cases are never easy, as the burden of proof is the highest in civil practice, the time you are provided for retaining counsel and filing such lawsuits is the shortest in civil practice, just four months (as opposed to three to six years for most other forms of civil litigation) and both the City and State have virtually limitless resources with which to defend such cases, frequently all the way through appeal.  At Goldberg and McEnaney, however, we fight the city in court on these types of cases almost exclusively, and constantly, with many dozens of such cases pending at all times. 
   

Please take a moment to review the cases below for a survey of the types of ¾ disability pension arguments we have prevailed upon in the past in both the lower and the apellate courts.  Keep in mind that this is only a sample of the many different types of ¾ disability cases we handle, and please call us if you do not see a decision on a case similar to yours. 
   

Having litigated just about every conceivable type of ¾ disability pension case over the past 45 years, it’s exceedingly rare to run into something we’ve never seen before, and we’re always happy to sit down and have a conversation with you about your ¾ disability pension matter.  Our consultations are always free. 

Jan 24, 2022

2022-1-24 (NYPD-ESU) Hanson, Cathleen v. Shea (S.Ct. New York)(ALS WTC New Onset)

Jan 6, 2022

2022-1-6 (NYPD) Earl Hamilton v. Shea (S.Ct. New York)

Dec 13, 2021

2021-12-13 (EMS) Smiley, Gary v. NYCERS (S.Ct Kings)

Dec 2, 2021

2021-12-2 (NYPD - FOIL fees) Jaskaran, Jack v. NYC (App.Div.1st.Dept)

Nov 1, 2021

2021-11-1 (NYPD) Camillo, Wilton v. O'Neill (S.Ct. New York)

Oct 27, 2021

2021-10-27 (NYPD) Cenatiempo, Milly v. Shea (S.Ct. New York)(order and transcript)

Aug 13, 2021

2021-8-13 (DSNY) Ramos, Anthony v. NYCERS (S.Ct Kings)

Jul 27, 2021

2021-7-27 (DOC) Gonzalez, Roberto v. NYCERS (S.Ct Kings)

Jun 17, 2021

2021-6-17 (SCPD) Arroyo, Margaret v. DiNap (App.Div.3d.Dept)

Apr 8, 2021

2021-4-8 (NYPD) Santana, Lisa v. O'Neill (S.Ct. New York)

Dec 10, 2020

2020-12-10 (NYPD) Luc, Marcelo v. O'Neill (App.Div.1st.Dept) (Heart Bill)

Jun 26, 2020

2020-6-26 (DSNY) Watkins, Hakeem v. NYCERS (S.Ct Kings)

Jun 24, 2020

2020-6-24 (DOC) Hodge, Abigail v. NYCERS (S.Ct. Kings)

Mar 5, 2020

2020-3-5 (DOC) Rathour, Raja v. NYCERS (S.Ct Kings)

Jan 3, 2020

2020-1-3 (NYPD) Lin, Ling v. O'Neill (S.Ct. New York)

Oct 29, 2019

2019-10-29 (NYPD) Sullo, Frances v. O'Neill (S.Ct. New York)

Oct 11, 2019

2019-10-11 (NYPD) Kessler, Matthew v. O'Neill (S.Ct. New York)

Sep 4, 2019

2019-9-4 (DOC) Singleton, Scott v. NYCERS (S.Ct Kings)

Sep 3, 2019

2019-9-3 (FDNY) Daly, Joseph v. Nigro (S.Ct Kings)

Jul 8, 2019

2019-7-8 (FDNY) Caltagirone, John v. Nigro (S.Ct Kings)

Mar 26, 2019

2019-3-26 (NYPD) Rivera-Diaz v. O'Neill (S.Ct. New York)

Feb 20, 2019

2019-2-20 (EMS) Abramowitz, Michael v. NYCERS (S.Ct Kings)

Jan 3, 2019

2019-1-3 (FDNY) Gaffney, Scott v. Nigro (S.Ct Kings)

Jun 25, 2018

2018-6-25 (NYPD) Hernandez, Daniel v. O'Neill (S.Ct. New York)

Apr 6, 2017

2017-4-6 (DSNY) Watkins, Hakeem v. NYCERS (S.Ct Kings)

Nov 17, 2016

2016-11-17 (EMS) Lidakis, Emmanuel v. NYCERS (S.Ct Kings)(NYLJ)

Nov 14, 2016

2016-11-14 (EMS) Abramowitz, Michael v. NYCERS (S.Ct Kings)

Jan 5, 2016

2016-1-5 (NYPD) Gakhal, Paramjit v. Kelly (App.Div.1st.Dept)

Dec 14, 2015

2015-12-14 (NYPD) Kersellius, Grevirlene v. Bratton (S.Ct. New York)

Aug 13, 2015

2015-8-13 (FDNY) D'Avolio v. Nigro (S.Ct. Kings)(NYLJ)

Mar 5, 2015

2015-3-5 (NYPD) O'Brien, Sean v. Kelly (App.Div.1st.Dept)

Feb 17, 2015

2015-2-17 (NYPD) Sheldon, Annmarie v. Kelly (App.Div.1st.Dept)(Fibromyalgia, WTC New Onset)

Jan 23, 2014

2014-1-23 (NYPD) Ploss, Jaqueline v. Kelly (App.Div.1st.Dept)

Sep 17, 2013

2013-9-17 (NYPD) Urena, Evelyn v. Kelly (S.Ct. New York)

Sep 10, 2013

2013-9-10 (FDNY) Scialo, Anthony v. Cassano (S.Ct Kings)

Apr 9, 2013

2013-4-9 (FDNY) Muniz, Raul v. Cassano (S.Ct Kings)

Feb 14, 2013

2013-2-14 (NYPD) McAuley, Solvieg v. Kelly (App.Div.1st.Dept)

Oct 10, 2012

2012-10-10 (NYPD) Gemignani, John v. Kelly (S.Ct. New York)

Jan 20, 2012

2012-1-20 (NYPD) Finck, Michael v. Kelly (S.Ct. New York)

Jan 12, 2012

2012-1-12 (FDNY) Scialo, Anthony v. Cassano (S.Ct Kings)

Aug 25, 2011

2011-8-25 (NYPD) Melendez, James v. Kelly (S.Ct. New York)

Jul 11, 2011

2011-7-11 (NYPD) Griffiths, Gale v. Kelly (S.Ct. New York)

Oct 7, 2010

2010-10-7 (NYPD) LaMarche, Jayne v. Kelly (S.Ct. New York)

Apr 26, 2009

2009-4-26 (EMS) Lidakis, Emmanuel v. NYCERS (S.Ct Kings)

Apr 7, 2009

2009-4-7 (FDNY) Scialo, Anthony v. Cassano (S.Ct. Kings)

Mar 27, 2008

2008-3-27 (NYPD) Collins, Dwight v. Kelly (S.Ct. New York)(Heart Bill)

Nov 13, 2007

2007-11-13 (NYPD) Dodd, Michael v. Kelly (S.Ct. New York)

Oct 19, 2007

2007-10-19 (NYPD) Flynn, Joan v. Kelly (S.Ct. New York)

Jul 30, 2007

2007-7-30 (FDNY) Healy, Glenn v. Scopetta, NYC (S.Ct Kings)

Jun 26, 2007

2007-6-26 (NYPD) DeFronzo, Craig v. Kelly (S.Ct. New York)

May 1, 2007

2007-5-1 (FDNY) Gaudioso, Anthony v. FDNY (S.Ct Kings)

Mar 6, 2007

2007-3-6 (FDNY) Stack, John v. Trustees (App.Div.2d.Dept)

Oct 30, 2006

2006-10-30 (NYPD) Kringdon, Sandra v. Kelly (S.Ct. New York)

Oct 17, 2006

2006-10-17 (NYPD) DeRosa,Thomas v. Kelly (S.Ct. New York)

Jun 13, 2006

2006-6-13 (NYPD) Myvett, Barrington v. Kelly (S.Ct. New York)

Jun 6, 2006

2006-6-06 (NYPD) Calise, Jennifer v. Kelly (S.Ct. New York)

Oct 11, 2005

2005-10-11 (FDNY) Russell, Wiliam v. Scopetta (S.Ct Kings)

Jul 15, 2004

2004-7-15 (NYPD) Rich, Stephanie v. Kelly (S.Ct. New York)

Jan 12, 2004

2004-1-12 (FDNY) Rodriguez, Juan v. Trustees (S.Ct Kings)

May 20, 2003

2003-5-20 (NYPD) Cusick, Christopher v. Kerik (App.Div.1st.Dept)