On Feb. 21, 2012, a unanimous panel of the Appellate Division, Second Department, suspended a Long Island attorney, Peter J. Galasso of Galasso, Langione, Catterson & LoFrumento, for two years due to his failure to adequately supervise his brother, who stole $4 million from the firm’s client escrow account.1 The decision has since garnered a […]
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- Matter of Galasso, 94 A.D.3d 30 (2d Dept. 2012).
- See Karger, the Powers of the New York Court of Appeals, Scope of Review, §2(b), p. 10 (3d ed. 1997). The Court of Appeals generally is a court of limited jurisdiction. That jurisdiction is further limited with respect to disciplinary matters due to New York’s unique Constitutional scheme, in which the Appellate Divisions are designated courts of original jurisdiction for disciplinary cases. As a matter of comity, the Court of Appeals rarely hears discipline matters. Those cases it does hear involve very significant questions of law or of due process.
- Affirmation of Matthew Lee-Renert for the Grievance Committee for the Ninth Judicial District, Opposing Application for Leave to Appeal and for Stay of Enforcement.
- Matter of Linn, 200 A.D.2d 4 (2d Dept. 1994); Matter of Sykes, 150 A.D.2d 126 (2d Dept. 1989); Matter of Pollack, 142 A.D.2d 386 (1st Dept. 1989); Matter of Ponzini, 259 A.D.2d 142 (2d Dept. 1999), modified on reargument, 268 A.D.2d 478 (2d Dept. 2000).
- Matter of Linn, 200 A.D.2d at 5-6.
- Matter of Sykes, 150 A.D.2d at 127.
- Matter of Pollack, 142 A.D.2d at 389.
- Matter of Ponzini, 259 A.D.2d at 148, modified on reargument, 268 A.D.2d 478.
- Affirmation of Grace D. Moran, attorney for Peter Galasso, in Support of Motion for Leave to Appeal, ¶27.
- Id. ¶28.
- Affirmation of Matthew Lee-Renert, supra note 3, ¶26.
- Id. ¶27.
- Id. ¶28
- Id. ¶29.
- Matter of Gayle, NYLJ, Feb. 29, 2012, page 2, col 3.
- Matter of Tambini, 77 A.D.3d 143, 149 (2d Dept. 2010); Matter of Iaquinta-Snigur, 30 A.D.3d 67, 76 (2d Dept. 2006); Matter of Ryan, 264 A.D.2d 128, 135 (2d Dept. 2000).
- Matter of Galasso, supra note 1.
- Affirmation of Matthew Lee-Renert, supra note 3, ¶9.