Koster, Brady & Nagler, LLP obtained a complete dismissal of all claims lodged against their clients, the Standard Hotel and Andre Balazs Properties in the New York State Supreme Court, New York County. The plaintiff in this litigation alleged among his claims that he was falsely arrested and defamed when he was charged with committing a sexual assault on a Standard Hotel employee. The criminal case, which resulted in an acquittal, received national and international media coverage.
KBN partner Louis E. Valvo and associate Kenneth Bierman, successfully argued that the Standard Hotel acted responsibly and lawfully in contacting law enforcement with the information regarding the underlying criminal matter. In a decision filed on January 25, 2013, the Judge agreed that as a matter of law, all of the claims must be dismissed.