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Pinczewski & Shpelfogel, P.C. has been involved in a number of high profile cases over the years. Listed below is coverage of some of our more recent cases.


AM Metro New York

December 3, 2020

Family of man who committed suicide in Manhattan jail seeks justice

The family of a 29-year-old mentally ill man who committed suicide while incarcerated in the Manhattan Detention Center, was outside of the jail Thursday afternoon, where they said they would seek justice for their brother after a guard and a jail captain were suspended for the incident.

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New York Times

April 26, 2021

Guard Watched as Man Hanged Himself in Jail, Prosecutors Say

Capt. Rebecca Hillman was charged with criminally negligent homicide in the death, which has added to criticism of New York City’s jail system.

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ABC 7 New York

December 3, 2020

Family of NYC inmate who killed himself says he was wrongly left unsupervised

LOWER MANHATTAN (WABC) — Family and supporters of Ryan Wilson, a man who killed himself in a New York City prison, demanded justice after they say he was left without supervision despite a history of mental health issues.

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New York Daily News

April 26, 2021

NYC Correction captain charged with criminally negligent homicide in hanging death of inmate she said was just ‘playing’

A city Correction Department captain was charged Monday with criminally negligent homicide over the death of an inmate who hanged himself in his Lower Manhattan cell as she assured an officer and other detainees he was just “faking,” authorities said.

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CBS New York

March 1, 2015

Brooklyn Officials: Sandy Victims Should Refile Flood Claims After Firms Accused Of Fraud

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — It’s been nearly 2 1/2 years since Superstorm Sandy hit, and victims of the storm are getting battered again. This time by engineering firms used by the Federal Emergency Management Agency that filed fraudulent reports, Brooklyn officials said Sunday.

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New York Times

February 17, 2015

Hurricane Sandy Victims Say Damage Reports Were Altered

When Frank Johnston’s insurance carrier rejected his claim that flooding from Hurricane Sandy had severely damaged the foundation of his Fire Island home…

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March 5, 2021

FEMA agrees to review all suspect Sandy claims

The Federal Emergency Management Agency agreed Wednesday to establish a process to review the claims of all superstorm Sandy victims who suspect they…

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December 4, 2014

Hartford Unit Faces Racketeering Suit on Sandy Claims

A couple claiming damage from Hurricane Sandy sued a Hartford Financial Services Group Inc. unit, an engineering firm and a law firm, accusing the group of engaging in racketeering by scheming to use fraudulent accident reports to deny claims.

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The National Advocates Top 100 Lawyers

February 3, 2015

Fraud and Racketeering Charges in Superstorm Sandy Litigation

The “Sandy Docket” consists of 1,800+ insurance claims based in Long Island and Brooklyn, which have been consolidated in the US Eastern District of New York. Some of the difficulties facing claimants include getting discovery of information from the insurance companies, engineering firms and law firms. They have been perpetrating fraud by altering engineering reports, thereby improperly denying claims, according to attorney Mitchell Shpelfogel.

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Crain’s New York Business

May 15, 2009

Brooklyn logs biggest residential deal of ‘09

The largest apartment building sale in Brooklyn this year took place this week, according to brokerage firm Massey Knakal Realty Services. But few may have noticed…

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