SGRV’s David B. Picker Awarded Summary Judgment for his Client

SGRV’s David B. Picker Awarded Summary Judgment for his Client

SGRV Attorney David Picker’s client, JP Oil Group, was granted Summary Judgment in the recent  Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division of the Fourth Judicial Department case of JP Oil Group V. Sadruddin M. Lakhani and Amir Perani.

Mr. Picker’s client, a motor fuel wholesaler, sued the individual guarantors of a fuel supply agreement on which the guarantors’ company had defaulted. On a motion to dismiss, he first dismissed the counterclaims and affirmative defenses of fraudulent inducement and mutual mistake. Then, Mr. Picker moved for summary judgment. Despite the defendants’ repeated attempts to relitigate the matter, the trial court in New York granted Mr. Picker’s motion last May, awarding his client a significant sum. The defendants then took an appeal to the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, which Mr. Picker opposed and argued over Zoom on December 5, 2023. On February 9, 2024, the five-justice panel of the Appellate Division unanimously affirmed the trial court’s summary judgment in his client’s favor.

JP Oil - Affirming Summary Judgment for JP Oil

Combining careful analysis with clarity and forcefulness of expression, while never losing sight of clients’ practical needs, David B. Picker has broad experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in both trial and appellate courts in a wide range of commercial litigation matters, including contracts, commercial fraud, creditors’ rights, bankruptcy, professional malpractice, real estate, letter of credit, copyright, trademark, unfair competition, and trust and estate matters. Mr. Picker regularly serves as an arbitrator for the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia.

Spector Gadon Rosen Vinci P.C. has represented clients nationally and internationally for nearly 50 years and provides counsel and expertise across the entire spectrum of legal practice, from complex litigation to sophisticated transactional and corporate matters. The firm has offices in Philadelphia, New Jersey, Florida, and New York.

The firm represents businesses, corporate boards, and highly placed individuals. Its clients are engaged in a variety of industries including finance and banking, manufacturing, hospitality, gaming and entertainment, real estate and commercial development, insurance and venture capital, energy, financial services, health care, security, and telecommunications.

The firm’s practice areas include high-stakes litigation, business disputes, commercial litigation, professional liability, products liability, securities, trust and estates, fiduciary litigation, bankruptcy and creditors rights, civil RICO, trade secrets, trademark and restrictive covenants, intellectual property, antitrust, white-collar criminal defense, banking and financial services, corporate formation and governance, employment, entertainment and amusements, environment and energy, wealth management, healthcare, hospitality, insurance coverage and insured casualty litigation, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, real estate, sports, and tax law.


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