Scott Barbour -

Scott A. Barbour

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Scott Barbour -

Scott A. Barbour

Partner

Mr. Barbour concentrates his practice representing corporate and institutional clients involved in various civil and commercial litigation including railroad, products liability and contract litigation. He also has extensive trial and appellate experience in both the federal and state courts throughout New York with emphasis on matters pending in federal courts. 

Representative Accomplishments
  • Nesom v. Straney, 10-3426-CV (2nd Cir. 2011)

The Court affirmed the granting of summary judgement to the plaintiff in an interpleader action on the effect of a prior divorce agreement on the designation of beneficiaries.

  • John Higgins v. Consolidated Rail, et al., 10-4516-CV (2nd Cir. 2011)

The Court affirmed the lower court's judgement dismissing the plaintiff's claim at the conclusion of a jury trial.

  • Jason Haas v. Delaware & Hudson Railway, 2008 U.S. App. Lexis 13417 (2nd Cir. 2008)

The court affirmed the granting of summary judgment in favor of the defendant railroad due to plaintiff's failure to produce evidence that defendant failed to exercise reasonable care and plaintiff's failure to offer proof of actual or constructive notice of the defective condition.

  • Peter Miller v. Consolidated Rail, 41 A.D. 3d 948 (3rd Dept. 2007), affd. 9 N.Y. 3d 973 (Ct. App. 2007)

The court affirmed the granting of summary judgment to a landowner by the Appellate Division (41 A.D. 3d 948) holding that the landowner was under no duty to provide emergency lighting during a power outage.

  • William Mix v. Delaware & Hudson Railway, 2006 U.S. App. Lexis 2585 (2nd Cir. 2006)

The court affirmed the granting of summary judgment to defendant railroad as plaintiff's claim was barred by the Statute of Limitations due to plaintiff's failure to offer evidence that the alleged hearing loss injury was merely temporary in nature and became permanent during the three-year period preceding the commencement of the suit.

Affiliations

Mr. Barbour is admitted to practice before the courts of the State of New York, the United States District Court for the Northern and Western Districts of New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Professional/Community

Mr. Barbour is a member of the New York State Bar Committee on Federal Practice; Co-chair of the ADR Committee of the Northern District of New York; Mediator for the United States District Court, Northern District of New York; and the National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel.

Background/Education

Mr. Barbour graduated cum laude from Syracuse University College of Law. Mr. Barbour received his Bachelor of Science from the Syracuse University, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, graduating magna cum laude.  


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