Jan 27, 2021

WSS Texas Office Participates in First Live post-COVID FINRA Final Hearing

On January 26-27, 2021, WSS’ Texas Office participated in the first live FINRA Hearing conducted in the post-COVID era held in Houston, Texas.  In a unique “test case,” the Panelists and attorneys, with FINRA’s blessing, agreed to attend the final hearing in person, while giving the parties and witnesses the option of appearing in the […] More

Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP Promotes New Partner
Jan 14, 2021

Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP Promotes New Partner

Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP is pleased to announce the promotion of Allison J. Beatty to partner. Allison J. Beatty is resident in the firm’s Philadelphia office, where she handles cases throughout Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey.  Allison focuses her practice on employment and professional liability defense and has extensive experience handling securities litigation and […] More

Florida Supreme Court Amends Florida Summary Judgment Rule of Civil Procedure 1.510
Jan 7, 2021

Florida Supreme Court Amends Florida Summary Judgment Rule of Civil Procedure 1.510

By Brittany P. Borck

On October 15, 2019, the Florida Supreme Court accepted jurisdiction of Lopez, 275 So. 3d 831 (Fla 5th DCA 2019). In addition to accepting jurisdiction of this case, the Court also presented the question of whether Florida should adopt the summary judgment standard articulated by the United States Supreme Court in Celotex Corp. v. Catrett, […] More

Jan 4, 2021

WSS’s Philadelphia Office Obtains Dismissals of RICO Action and Appeal As Well as Litigation Bar Against Plaintiff

On December 23, 2020, Joel Wertman and Doug Fogle of Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg LLP’s Philadelphia, Pennsylvania office secured a pre-appellate briefing dismissal of an appeal pending before the Pennsylvania Superior Court.   Joel and Doug were previously successful in securing dismissal of the matter, Bujdos v. Whalen et al., before the Westmoreland County Court of […] More

WSS Obtains Complete Dismissal of Class Action Arising From Alleged $1.6 Billion GPB Ponzi Scheme
Dec 17, 2020

WSS Obtains Complete Dismissal of Class Action Arising From Alleged $1.6 Billion GPB Ponzi Scheme

On December 14, 2020, Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg LLP’s New York office obtained the dismissal of all claims filed against its client in a securities fraud class action arising from the sale of securities totaling in excess of $1.6 billion.  The case was heard before the Hon. Lewis A. Kaplan, United States District Court Judge […] More

Dec 2, 2020

WSSLLP’s Florida and New York Offices Team up to Win Important Appeal Ruling

WSSLLP successfully obtained an important ruling from the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, First Department, affirming the dismissal of fiduciary duty claims against WSSLLP’s client, a securities broker-dealer.  The case originated in a FINRA arbitration successfully defended by Florida partner Benjamin Biard; after WSSLLP obtained dismissal of the […] More

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