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Michael C. Barrows

Michael Barrows’s Legal Cases

8 total

  • Troccoli v. Zarabi, 57 A.D. 3d 931 (2nd Dept., 2008)

    Practice Area:
    Contracts & Agreements
    Outcome:
    Judgment in favor of client
    Description:
    Reversal of trial court's decision to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to recover damages for fraudulent inducement of a contractual relationship.
  • Federal religious discrimination suit against Scientology affiliate.

    Practice Area:
    Discrimination
    Outcome:
    $850,000.00
    Description:
    Settlement against a WISE (World Institute of Scientology Enterprises) affilliate in an action filed with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleging religious descrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
  • Metzger v. Yeunger Woodworking Corp. et al., 33 A.D.3d 678 (2nd Dept., 2006)

    Practice Area:
    Commercial
    Outcome:
    Reversal of trial court's decision to dismiss the action. Action seeking recovery of $1,750,000 - Judgment in favor of client
    Description:
    Reversal of trial court's decision to dismiss the action. Action seeking recovery of $1,750,000.00 in damages for constructive fraudulent transfers under New York Debtor Creditor Law 273 and 273-a and actual fraud under New York Debtor and Creditor Law 276.
  • Herman v. Spitz, 2004 WL 2852659 (Civil Court, N.Y. County 2004).

    Practice Area:
    Personal Injury
    Outcome:
    Judgment in favor of client.
    Description:
    Reported in New York Law Journal, "Decision of Interest", on October 29, 2004. Court held that medical evidence is not essential to finding plaintiff liable for defendant's emotional distress, but relevant only to the extent of her damages. Plaintiff's motion to dismiss the defendant's counterclaim was denied.
  • Am. Nat. Theatre And Acad. v. Am. Nat. Theatre Inc., 472 F. Supp. 2d 487, 492 (S.D.N.Y. 2006)

    Practice Area:
    Trademark Infringement
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2006
    Outcome:
    judgment in favor of client.
    Description:
    Mr. Barrows was part of a team of attorneys who successfully defended a prominent national theater company's use of it's name in a complex intellectual property action brought in the Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York. Mr. Barrows had filed the trademark for the theater company and defended its use before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
  • Merchants T & F, Inc v. Drucker - 19 A.D.3d 134 (1st Dept. 2005)

    Practice Area:
    Commercial
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2006
    Outcome:
    Judgment in favor of client.
    Description:
    Mr. Barrows successfully defended his client against an appeal of a prior order dismissing an action to set aside certain transfers under New York Debtor and Creditor Law for want of prosecution under CPLR 3216.
  • Markov v. Spectrum Group et al.

    Practice Area:
    Commercial
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2014
    Outcome:
    Pending
    Description:
    As featured in the New York Post. Mr. Barrows represents a coin and medal dealer in a lawsuit against a Fortune 500 company who defrauded him on a $600,000.00 auction held in NYC.
  • Katt v. Markov 121 A.D.3d 542 (1st Dept. 2014)

    Practice Area:
    Appeals
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2014
    Outcome:
    Decision in favor of client
    Description:
    Mr. Barrows successfully defeated appeal by plaintiff. Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, First Department held that agreement for the purchase of plaintiff's goods by defendant terminated the fiduciary relationship between the parties. Moreover, Appellate Division upheld release of fiduciary by sophisticated principal where evidence established that principal understood that the fiduciary was acting in his own interest and knowingly entered into release.