Smolnik Appointed New Chair of Subcommittee by CT General Assembly

Dan Smolnik, Of Counsel with Pastore & Dailey LLC, has just been appointed by the Connecticut General Assembly to the Commission on Connecticut’s Leadership in Corporation & Business Law.  He will be chairing the subcommittee on tax law and policy.

Defeated Motion to Stay

On behalf of its sophisticated financial services client, Pastore & Dailey LLC recently defeated a Motion to Stay a New York Supreme Court action pending resolution of an ongoing arbitration.  In denying the defendants’ motion for a stay, the court agreed with P&D’s arguments that the corporate defendants’ conduct in choosing not to participate in the arbitration, thus creating a complete separation of identity between the defendants in the court case and the respondents in the arbitration, could not be used as an excuse to stop the court proceedings until the arbitration was resolved.

Defeated Emergency Appeal to NYS Appellate Division

Pastore & Dailey recently defeated an emergency appeal to NYS Appellate Division (1st Dept.) by a client’s competitor in the financial services industry (including a FINRA member firm) on the trial court’s denial of its motion to stay our client’s lawsuit in NYS Supreme Court (New York County) against the competitor and its principals while a related FINRA arbitration was in process. (Our client is suing the competitor and its principals for tortiously interfering with our client’s contracts with its ex-employees, among other things.)