WASHINGTON STATE ADVANCES BILL TO BAN GHOST GUNS FOR SOME

WASHINGTON STATE ADVANCES BILL TO BAN GHOST GUNS FOR SOME So-called “Ghost Guns” continue to be a hot topic for state and local governments across the nation.  Now, in Washington state, lawmakers are taking steps to limit, but not outright ban, “Ghost Guns.” “Ghost Guns” are firearms that are referred to as “untraceable” because they lack serial numbers and are often built from plastics or oth...
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Howard B. Schilsky

Howard B. Schilsky Howard B. Schilsky is an Associate with the Firm, practicing with the Firm's national litigation practice group and intellectual property practice group. Howard earned his B.A. from Syracuse University before earning his J.D. at Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University where he graduated at the top of his class Magna Cum Laude.  Howard had the privilege of interni...
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Paul Fraulo

Paul Fraulo (Associate) Paul Fraulo is an Associate with the Firm, practicing with Renzulli Law Firm’s national litigation practice group and intellectual property practice group. Paul earned his B.A. from Williams College where he double-majored in astrophysics and economics and was a member of the varsity wrestling team. He later attended Brooklyn Law School where he graduated cum laude. ...
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BACKGROUND CHECK BILLS PASS HOUSE, LIKELY DOA IN SENATE

BACKGROUND CHECK BILLS PASS HOUSE, LIKELY DOA IN SENATE The 2018 election saw the Democratic party take a majority of seats in the United States House of Representatives, and many of the victorious candidates ran on a platform that included support for stricter gun control measures.  One of the first actions taken by the house majority was to advance legislation affecting background checks for...
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Government Contracts

The Federal Government reports that it is the single largest buyer of consumer goods and services in the world, with annual spending totaling an estimated $450 billion per year.  With $450 billion at stake, an essential requirement for doing business with the Federal Government is to work with a law firm that has the knowledge and experience to provide critical counseling and guidance every step o...
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Commercial Litigation & Business Disputes

Renzulli Law Firm attorneys represent clients in a wide variety of commercial litigation matters and business disputes.  We use a “trial ready” approach that draws on our extensive experience in the courtroom to navigate and guide clients through pre-litigation and pre-trial matters.  Our “trial ready” approach enables the effective and efficient resolution of disputes prior to trial when it is wa...
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Intellectual Property Portfolio Management & Monitoring

Effective protection of intellectual property assets is a necessity in the modern global business world.  Renzulli Law Firm attorneys have experience at every stage of an IP assets' life-cycle, from strategically establishing rights to managing and protecting rights.  Our attorneys work closely with clients to understand their drivers and goals and to create a management and enforcement ...
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Anti-Counterfeiting & Enforcement

We take a unique, proactive and efficient approach to identify and stop infringement wherever it occurs. We have extensive experience prosecuting all forms of infringement, including trademark infringement, trade dress infringement, patent infringement and the dilutive use of trademarks. We are often able to achieve our clients’ objectives quickly and efficiently through cease and desist letters, ...
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Intellectual Property Licensing & Transactions

Just as it is important to protect intellectual property assets through registration and enforcement, we recognize the important of strategically and effectively monetizing and leverage those assets.  Our licensing and transaction attorneys possess in-depth knowledge of and experience with a wide-range of intellectual property matters and concepts.  Our lawyers have assisted clients in building an...
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General Liability, Casualty & Insurance

Premises Liability & Construction/Labor Law Renzulli Law Firm attorneys have extensive experience defending premises liability and labor law lawsuits in multiple jurisdictions. We represent defendants in lawsuits involving residential dwellings and a wide array of commercial properties, including restaurants, retail stores and supermarkets. Our clients include municipalities, property owners,...
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Asbestos Litigation

Renzulli Law Firm'€™s asbestos litigation practice focuses on the defense of corporate clients in asbestos personal-injury actions filed in the State of New York. Renzulli Law Firm provides full coverage throughout New York, including New York County ("NYCAL"€) and all venues in upstate New York. Our attorneys have served as local counsel and National Coordinating Counsel for corporate clients...
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New York’s Film Tax Credit Brings Hollywood East

New York has long sought to rival California as a preferred filming destination for the motion picture industry.  And why not? New York offers some of the most diverse filming locations in the U.S. (think of the endless possibilities ranging from Manhattan skyscrapers to the Adirondack mountains). But what is drawing Hollywood to New York is not just the landscape or culture - it's money. T...
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Licensing Continues To Be A Dominant Marketing And Retail Force

Saying that licensing is a dominant marketing and retail force might be an understatement. In 2014, licensing accounted for $241.5 billion in the global marketplace. The LIMA Annual Global Study (which was released for the first time ever this year), showed that entertainment/character licensing comprised the biggest piece of pie, totaling 44.4% (over $107 billion). That is not difficult to ima...
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Small Victory for NYCAL Defendants!

July 14, 2015; Even though the First Appellate Department unanimously affirmed in part NYS Supreme Court Sherry Klein Heitler’s Order entered on April 15, 2014 (“April Order”) that lifted the 18-year deferral on punitive damages in New York City Asbestos Litigation (“NYCAL”) actions, the First Appellate Department’s Decision also reversed and remanded a signifi...
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CBS News Quotes Christopher Renzulli On The PLCAA

CBS News quoted Renzulli Law Firm's Christopher Renzulli in an article addressing the Mexican Government's retention of an American law firm to explore civil lawsuits against firearm manufacturers. In the article, Christopher Renzulli states his opinion that civil lawsuits against firearm manufacturers would be difficult for the Mexican government to win because the "Protection of Lawful Commerce ...
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Sellers Beware: New Breed of Aggressive Plaintiffs Hunt Expired Patent Numbers on Products and Product Literature; Demand Billions

What do bow ties, children's shoes, “Etch A Sketch,” and toothpaste have in common? Answer: Each company is being sued for using expired patent numbers on their products or in their product materials. Since 2008, over 600 cases have been filed in federal courts against manufacturers, distributors and retailers for misusing patent numbers on products – roughly half of those have ...
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John Renzulli Named To New York Law Journal’s “Top Cases”

John Renzulli represented GLOCK, Inc. in one of the most publicized and contentious cases waging war against the firearms industry as a whole. A copy of the article from New York Law Journal Magazine is available below.
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John Renzulli Delivers Critical Lecture at Major Seminar

John Renzulli presented a lecture to guests at the Damages Seminar presented by the Defense Research Institute (DRI) in Las Vegas in March 2009. Renzulli's lecture focused on one of the most difficult variables in litigation -- where defense counsel is litigating far from home in an unfamiliar jurisdiction, often in the plaintiff's backyard. A link to Renzulli's course materials is located be...
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Defense Research Institute Lauds Renzulli Law Firm for Major Victory

In October 2009, Defense Research Institute (DRI) selected the Renzulli Law Firm's victory in Ileto v. Glock as one of the major defense victories of the month in the United States. Ileto v. Glock, Inc., et al., 565 F.3d 1126 (2009) was a significant test of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The case itself was highly publicized in media o...
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Judge Clears Way for City to Sue Gun Companies

John Renzulli is quoted on behalf of GLOCK, Inc. and other firearms distributors denouncing a decision by United States District Court Judge Weinstein (EDNY) that permitted the City of New York to continue a lawsuit against some of the world's largest firearms manufacturers and distributors. The lawsuit sought to hold manufacturers and distributors liable for illegal firearms in the marketplace b...
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Georgia Gun Laws Under Fire in Federal Court

John Renzulli is quoted in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution in connection with a case where a retailer was sued by the City of New York over gun sales in Georigia. New York alleged that the retailer in Georgia should be held liable for firearms they sold that were used to commit crimes in New York.
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City Suit Misfires – Gunmakers win

John Renzulli is quoted for his representation of GLOCK, Inc. following the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that the City of New York's case against firearms manufacturers for the illegal sale of firearms by others should be tossed out.
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Circuit Holds Magistrates Lack Power to Remand

John Renzulli and Scott Allan are quoted in connection with the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that Magistrate Judges do not have the power to "remand" cases to state court.
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City can still take shot at gunmakers

John Renzulli is quoted in connection with the firearms retailer cases brought by the City of New York.
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Judge Throws Out Verdict Against Gun Company In Florida Teacher’s Slaying

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RENZULLI LAW FIRM WINS COMPLETE DISMISSAL

 Renzulli Law Firm successful won a complete dismissal in Werner v. Pars & Strikes, a case previously pending in the New York Supreme Court, County of Richmond.  Our firm represented the defendant in the litigation. This matter was commenced by Stephanie Werner, a teenager, and her mother against a recreational facility.  Among the many attractions at the recreational facility were a series of b...
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General Contractor Obtains Summary Judgment in New York Labor Law Case

We recently obtained a dismissal of an interesting lawsuit that was pending in the New York Supreme Court, County of Queens. Our firm represented the defendant general contractor in the litigation.This case was brought by an electrician who fell off a ladder during the construction of a restaurant in the food court of the Manhattan Mall in New York City. Plaintiff alleged that as he was standing ...
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U.S. District Court Judge Dismisses Entire Case Against Firearms Manufacturer

In August we successfully obtained a complete dismissal of all causes of action alleged against a well-recognized domestic firearm manufacturer in a complaint brought in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana.The plaintiffs alleged that the manufacturer’s pistol unexpectedly discharged causing severe injuries. Plaintiffs claimed substantial damages under theories of negligen...
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Firearms Industry Litigation, Counseling & Consulting

Renzulli Law Firm is nationally recognized as one of the premier law firms in the country serving the Firearms Industry. We have an experienced, full-service firearms defense team that handles all legal issues and regulatory concerns that affect Industry members. Product Liability Our experience in defending product liability claims filed against our clients is unmatched. Our firm has tried ...
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Product Liability, Mass Tort & Class Actions

The attorneys at Renzulli Law Firm have expertise in defending clients against product liability lawsuits that is second to none.  We represent manufacturers, distributors and retailers in connection with a wide range of products, including, but not limited to, firearms, ammunition, industrial machinery and equipment, elevators and escalators, household products, chemicals and pesticides, food pro...
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