Marie Castronuovo handles New York Labor Law and premises liability cases through all phases of litigation, including discovery, making and arguing discovery motions and motions for summary judgment, negotiating and mediating settlements, trial, and appellate proceedings. She regularly defends insurance carriers and cleaning contractors in premises liability cases. She has extensive experience in New York Labor Law, defending corporations and contractors in construction site accident claims. Her reported decisions include:
● Davis v. Rochdale Village Inc., 63 AD3d 870, 882 NYS2d 194 (2d Dept. 2009)
● Gordon v. Muchnick, 180 AD2d 715, 579 NYS2d 745 (2d Dept. 1992)
● Baca v. HRH Construction, 200 AD2d 538, 607 NYS2d 21 (1st Dept. 1994)
Marie is a graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and a member of the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance. Before joining Russo & Gould in 2007, she was in-house counsel at Atlantic Mutual for 18 years. Previously, she held a limited license to practice law in a legal clinic in Washington State, where she served indigent and elderly clients and helped to lay the foundation for a mediation and arbitration center in Spokane.
Outside of practicing law, Marie is a freelance writer and has been published in New Jersey newspapers, ParentGuide Magazine, and in several online publications. She served as president of a women's writers' collective in New Jersey for two years and regularly runs groups for writers.
On May 28, 2021 Marie A. Castronuovo won summary judgment for our clients in a slip and fall case in Kings County. The plaintiff alleged that she slipped on a wet floor inside the lobby of defendant''s building because defendants building owner and cleaning contractor placed an inadequate amount of weather mats on the lobby floor and failed to place them in proper positions.
Our partner Florina Altshiler was selected as July''s featured mediator in the monthly mediator spotlight for the Western District of New York. Each month, the court features mediators from different panels. This helps members of the bar become familiar with the mediators available to them.
David Gould does it again, this time in a case before Judge John Katsonis in the Queens County Civil Court. The plaintiff in the case was a driver in a two-car collision in December 2014, in Nassau County. The only issue to be decided was whether the plaintiff established a "serious injury." She claimed that she sustained a herniated disc in her neck and bulging discs in her back as a result of the accident. David argued that the impact was so slight that it could not have caused the injuries she claimed. The jury deliberated for all of 19 minutes and rendered a unanimous defense verdict holding that she did not sustain a "serious injury."