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The following law articles are a selection from New York lawyer publications and newspapers in New York City as well as Long Island. A number of notable law article publishers include the New York Law Journal and Long Island Weekly which feature cases litigated by lawyer Ballato (close to New York City). The law office of Lawyer Ballato is located on Long Island, near New York City and offer civil litigation in all New York courts.

Anthony T. Ballato, Esq

In the case of nursing homes and hospitals, quite often a relative or friend is rushed into admission under emergency circumstances while perhaps incapacitated, unconscious or suffering from dementia and the healthcare provider seeks to have someone other than the resident or patient sign the admission papers “on their behalf” while stating that there is no personal liability for doing so.

Monday, January 16, 2012 A True Story of Faith and Preparing for the New York Bar Exam
Anthony T. Ballato, Esq

This is a true story involving a dozen recent law school graduates from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center of Huntington, New York in 1988. Anyone who has prepared for the bar exam well knows the enormous amount of studying and effort involved to pass a bar examination, and notwithstanding same the high degree of failures. It even took John F. Kennedy, Jr. three (3) times to pass the New York State Bar Exam and even the famous line from the movie, My Cousin Vinny “six times a charm” for Vincent Gambimi to pass the Bar shows how hard it really is.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010 Anatomy of a Dog Bite Case
Anthony T. Ballato, Esq

Animal Law Committee

Monday, May 18, 2009 Representing Clients Who Are Patients
Anthony T. Ballato, Esq

What to Do When your Client’s Medical Bills Remain Unpaid?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 The Jukebox Counsellor
Anthony T. Ballato, Esq

I have run three stories in Jukebox Collector Magazine about Anthony Ballato (the Jukebox Counsellor) and his jukebox collecting over the past 11 years, starting with our December 1997 issue.

Anthony’s interest in jukeboxes started as the result of what he saw when he got his 1986 Sharper Image catalog. On the cover was an Antique Apparatus Gazelle (W950) jukebox with an airbrushed created image of Marilyn Monroe cozylng up to the jukebox.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 Boat Seller Defrauded by Broker
Anthony T. Ballato, Esq

Facts & Allegations: In October 2005, plaintiff Pamela Gill Heron entered into an agreement with Marine Sales Inc. and its owner, Frank Hunter, boat brokers, to have her 31-foot boat sold. Within a few weeks, the defendants sold the boat for $85,000. Heron claimed she was deliberately not informed of the sale. The boat’s purchaser was issued a temporary registration by Hunter and Marine Sales, given that they could not procure Heron’s signature on the title.

Monday, October 06, 2008 Alarm Failure Allowed Theft of Parrots
Anthony T. Ballato, Esq

Facts & Allegations: On Aug. 14, 2007, Island Animals Ltd. learned that a burglary had occurred at its Parrots of the World retail store in Rockville Centre. At that time, Island Animals had a contract with Marlarm Security Systems Inc. The alarm did not send out an alarm, and valuable parrots were stolen.

Island Animals sued Marlarm Security Systems, alleging the alarm system was not properly installed, that the improper installation constituted gross negligence, and that the system’s failure constituted breach of contract and breach of warranty.

Thursday, October 28, 2004 Elder Fraud
Anthony T. Ballato, Esq

ACT TWO with NEWSDAY builds on the newspaper’s popular weekly section dedicated to the men and women who have begun the second act of their lives. Host Lyn May, Newsday correspondents and special guests explore financial planning, family management, wellness and other important issues for viewers over 50. 30 minutes.

Tuesday, February 10, 2004 A Matter of Trust
Anthony T. Ballato, Esq

MINEOLA – Last week’s $2 million punitive damages award in Nassau County Supreme Court against a man accused of bilking more than 50 Long Islanders out of millions is just one part of an alleged nationwide scam involving attorneys and financial middlemen.

The award, granted by State Supreme Court Justice Edward W. McCarty III against defendant Michael C. Cammarota, stems from a civil action brought by attorney Anthony T. Ballato on behalf of his client, a 68-year-old Long Island man who lost more than $300,000 in an alleged financial planning scam.

The lawsuit is just one of many actions across the country alleging that certain companies have engaged in the unauthorized practice of law by snaring clients with advertisements for living trusts executed by attorneys who allegedly do little more than sign the documents.

Tuesday, February 03, 2004 Punitive Damages in Living Trust Fraud Case
Anthony T. Ballato, Esq

A NASSAU County judge has awarded $2 million in punitive damages to a man who responded to an attorney’s advertisement for a living trust and was bilked out of $2,000. State Supreme Court Justice Edward W. McCarty III granted the award, which totaled about $2.4 million. It stemmed from a case in which attorney Roger A. Giuliani allegedly sent a non-attorney to the home of Gerald Campbell to execute the living trust. Mr. Campbell’s attorney, Anthony Ballato, in Massapequa, alleged that Mr. Giuliani and other defendants pocketed the money without providing the service. The amount awarded last week in Campbell v. Cammarota, 4636-03, was a result of the default of non-attorney, Michael C. Cammarota, who earlier pleaded guilty to grand larceny and a scheme to defraud five victims out of $1.8 million. He is expected to be sentenced in Suffolk County today. The civil action against the remaining defendants, including Mr. Giuliani, is pending. The law firm of Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid, previously was granted a motion to withdraw as Mr. Cammarota’s counsel for nonpayment.


Reported Cases

Dangerous Dog Hearing Under Agriculture And Markets Law §123
Friday, October 31, 2014

Dangerous Dog Proceedings
Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Defective Alarm System
Thursday, August 07, 2008

Conversion Fraud – Theft of Boat
Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Living Trust Fraud
Wednesday, February 04, 2004

Dog Bite
Friday, September 26, 2003

Internet Fraud
Monday, December 06, 1999

Permanent Facial Scarring
Friday, March 19, 1999

Dangerous Fireworks
Wednesday, December 09, 1998

Babysitting Liability
Thursday, September 11, 1997

Hurricane Advice

Insurance, repairs, and flood aspects of Hurrican Sandy

Attorney Ballato has successfully settled numerous other cases ranging from thousands to millions of dollars, however due to confidentiality clauses in those cases same can not be reported to the public.

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