MOODK ATTORNEYS OBTAIN ACQUITTAL OF PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT CHARGES FOR FINGER LAKES- BASED CHIROPRACTOR

MOODK’s Robert Fein, Esq. and James Skelly, Esq. of the Westchester County office successfully acquitted a Finger Lakes-based chiropractor before the New York State Education Department’s Office of Professional Discipline against charges of Professional Misconduct.  It was alleged therein that the chiropractor was practicing under the influence and was not comporting with COVID-related safety measures.  Mr. Fein and Mr. Skelly skillfully argued that the evidence presented did not support a finding of Professional Misconduct, and that there was no basis in law or fact to take action against the chiropractor’s license.

U.S. Supreme Court Rules on Scope of Personal Jurisdiction

On March 25, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court expanded the test established for personal jurisdiction by holding that a causal link to the cause of action is not necessary to establish specific jurisdiction over a non-resident defendant.  Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Judicial District Court, et al. 592 U.S. _____ (2021).  Instead, the Court focused its analysis on the “or relate” portion of the “arise out of or relate to the defendant’s contacts” standard established in Burger King Corp. v. Rudzewicz.  The Court emphasized the Burger King standard contemplates that some relationships will support jurisdiction without a causal showing.  In doing so, the Court held that Ford Motor Company could be sued in both Montana and Minnesota over injuries sustained from car accidents that occurred in those states, even though the particular Ford vehicles involved in the accidents were not manufactured or originally sold in either state.  In support of its holding, the Court noted that Ford regularly markets, advertises, services and sells Ford vehicles (including the particular vehicles involved in both accidents) in Montana and Minnesota, and thus there was a strong relationship among the defendant, forum and litigation.  The Court further distinguished the case from Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court by holding that the claims brought in that case were by non-resident plaintiffs who never purchased, used or were harmed by the products in the forum State.  However, in these cases, both plaintiffs were residents who used the defective product and were injured in the forum State.

Please see attached: Personal Jurisdiction Opinion

MOODK ATTORNEYS OBTAIN ACQUITTAL OF PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT CHARGES FOR NEW YORK CITY-BASED CERTIFIED SOCIAL WORKER

MOODK’s Robert Fein, Esq. and James Skelly, Esq. of the Westchester County office successfully acquitted a NYC-based Licensed Certified Social Worker before the New York State Education Department’s Office of Professional Discipline against charges of Professional Misconduct.  It was alleged therein that the Social Worker’s treatment inflicted emotional harm upon a prior client.  Mr. Fein and Mr. Skelly persuasively argued that the allegations did not rise to the level of Professional Misconduct.  The Office of Professional Discipline concluded their investigation at its earliest stages without taking adverse action against the Social Worker’s license.

MOODK ATTORNEYS OBTAIN ACQUITTAL OF PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT CHARGES FOR BROOKLYN-BASED CHIROPRACTOR

MOODK’s Robert Fein, Esq. and James Skelly, Esq. of the Westchester County office successfully acquitted a Brooklyn-based chiropractor before the New York State Education Department’s Office of Professional Discipline against charges of Professional Misconduct.  It was alleged therein that the chiropractor’s treatment was unnecessary and ineffective.  Mr. Fein and Mr. Skelly effectively argued that the claims by the chiropractor’s former client lacked merit and that there was no basis in law or fact to take action against the chiropractor’s license.

MOODK Participates in Dr. Martin Luther King Service Day

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Marks, O’Neill, O’Brien, Doherty & Kelly, P.C.’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee organized a service event for the offices in Philadelphia, New Jersey and Delaware. The project entailed collecting essential items and supplies for the Bethesda Project. The Bethesda Project is a non-profit organization which offers support services and resources to individuals experiencing homelessness.