Melito & Adolfsen

233 Broadway
New York, New York 10279-0118, United States
Contact: Louis G. Adolfsen
Phone: (212) 238-8900
Fax: (212) 238-8999
Areas of Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Insurance
  • International Law & Trade
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Toxic Torts
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Other U.S. Locations
  • New Jersey
Number of Attorneys
11-24 Attorneys

No Rush to Impeachment under The Rule of Law

To start to Impeachment proceedings, a majority of the House of Representatives must vote to impeach the President. There's been a lot of talk lately about how the Democrats may immediately vote to impeach the President Trump if…more
 /  Administrative Law, Elections & Politics

End of Life and the Kennedy Terminal Ulcer

Children of recently deceased residents are often shocked at the condition of their parent's skin. Commonly, the nursing home is blamed. In most instances this blame is misplaced…more
 /  Health

Doctors may be Convicted of Manslaughter for Prescribing Opioids

In 2004, a physician specializing in pain management, opened a clinic. The prosecution asserted that the clinic was nothing more than a "pill mill" catering to people who were hopelessly addicted to pain medicine, primarily…more
 /  Criminal Law, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

If you are injured in a foreign country can you sue in the United States? Probably not, under the doctrine of Forum Non-Conveniens

Americans who travel abroad are sometimes injured in accidents, just like at home. Perhaps the most common accident is a slip and fall at a hotel or resort. Upon returning to the United States for treatment, the injured party…more
 /  Civil Procedure, International Law & Trade

Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 -- If you want to take your gun to New York, you could be facing criminal charges

The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 amends the federal criminal code to allow an individual, eligible to carry a concealed firearm in his or her state of residence, to carry that handgun in another state, even in a…more
 /  Constitutional Law, Criminal Law

In New York, It's a Crime to Help Someone Commit Suicide

Everyone Has the Right to Refuse Life Saving Medical Treatment But New York Statutes Prohibiting Assisted Suicide Are Constitutional - Kirk Kekorian, a medical doctor, brought nationwide attention to the idea of assisting a…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Health

The Supreme Court and President Trump Agree -- Nursing Homes Plaintiffs May Be Required to Arbitrate

The Supreme Court and President Trump Agree -- Nursing Homes Plaintiffs May Be Required to Arbitrate - A provision in a contract providing for care of a resident in a nursing home may require the parties to arbitrate any…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Health

June 2017 Newsletter

Reversing First Department, New York Court Of Appeals Concludes "Act Or Omission" Language In Blanket Additional Insured Endorsement Requires Proximate Cause Now For The Hard Part-Identifying The Claims Potentially Impacted…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Insurance

New York's Highest Court Limits Additional Insured Coverage

New York's Highest Court, the NY Court of Appeals, issued a decision holding that the phrase "caused by your acts or omissions" in the additional insured endorsement requires that the named insured wrongful actions be a…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Insurance, Personal Injury

Tweet to President Elect Trump: You Can Make the Judiciary Great Again by Appointing Moderate Judges to the Courts!

President-elect Donald Trump has already shown a willingness to listen to both sides on every issue. To Start the Beginning of an Independent non-political Third Branch of Government Our New President Should Take Chief Judge…more
 /  Constitutional Law

The Empire Strikes Back – Nursing Homes Enjoin Government’s Rule Barring Arbitration Clauses in Agreements with Residents

The way to stop a runaway train is to push the brake. The way to stop a runaway horse is to pull the reins. The way to stop a runaway jury is to demand arbitration. This September, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Commercial Law & Contracts, Health

Did You Know That Your Insurance May Not Apply If You Injure a Bike Rider Opening a Taxi Cab Door?

Did You Know That Your Insurance May Not Apply If You Injure a Bike Rider Opening a Taxi Cab Door? Take this scenario. You live in New York City. You get into a taxicab. You reach your destination. You open the door…more
 /  Insurance, Personal Injury, Transportation

After United States v McDonnell: Can It Still be a Crime For A Politician to Try to Improve the Economy?

Professor Alain E. Kaloyeros, a physicist, was charged in a criminal complaint with Wire Fraud Conspiracy for his role in soliciting billions of dollars of Investment in New York State. The others charged with him were charged…more
 /  Criminal Law

Home Grown Terrorism: The FBI and DEA Need to Drop “Sting Operations” and Focus on Americans Who Are Radicalized Here

A short while ago 49 people were killed in a club in Orlando Florida. Last week bombs exploded in NYC’s Chelsea and Linden, New Jersey. These incidents reveal a very troubling issue for security in the United States. Each of the…more
 /  Criminal Law

Dismissal of Charges Against Former Virgina Governor McDonnell is Another Lesson in Prosecutorial Discretion

On September 8, 2016, the United States moved to dismiss the charges against Robert F. McDonnell and his wife Maureen McDonnell. The reason given for the decision was short but thoughtful: "After carefully considering the…more
 /  Criminal Law, Elections & Politics
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