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Latest Case Reviews

Notification of Insurer Created Gaps

The Second Department recently decided a case which expands the notification requirements set forth in New York Insurance Law § 3425(d)(1). Statutory interpretation of this section supports that a “change of limits” includes an umbrella policy’s change of the required underlying limits in a primary automobile policy. Insurance providers should be sure to understand the […]

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Is Mere Speculation Of Cause Of Accident Enough To Establish The Cause Of Plaintiff’s Injuries?

In Hahn v. Go Go Bus Tours, Inc., 2016, NY Slip Op 07294, the Second Department recently reversed a Supreme Court, Queens County case in which it had denied defendant’s motion for summary judgment. Here, the plaintiff fell while attempting to board a bus that was parked along a sidewalk. Plaintiff was unable to identify […]

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In A Slip And Fall Case, Is A Slippery Surface Enough To Support A Cause Of Action For Negligence?

In Kapoor v. Randlett, 2016, NY Slip Op 07927, plaintiff testified that he slipped on wax that was applied to the top step of a wooden staircase inside an apartment he was renting. Plaintiff commenced suit alleging defendants negligently applied wax to the staircase. Defendants moved for summary judgment as to the alleged negligent application […]

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Latest Blog Posts

December 30, 2016

Flink Smith Attends DRI of NENY Holiday Dinner and Christopher Guetti Elected to Second Term as President of DRI of NENY

The Defense Research Institute of Northeastern New York held its annual Holiday Dinner this year at the Century House in Latham, New York. Insurance company representatives, investigators, and defense counsel ranging from areas in the North Country down to Poughkeepsie, New York, were in attendance. Presenting at the dinner, Professor Michael Hutter, a faculty member […]

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December 30, 2016

James Brodie Speaks at Hackett Middle School Career Day to Aspiring Lawyers

On October 21, 2016, James Brodie of Flink Smith Law LLC attended Career Day at Hackett Middle School to speak with middle school students who had expressed interest in becoming an attorney. During the event, Mr. Brodie discussed the academic requirements and day-to-day realities of becoming a practicing attorney. Mr. Brodie is a native of […]

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November 30, 2016

DRI of Northeastern New York to Hold Annual Holiday Dinner

Christopher Guetti, this year’s president of the DRI of Northeastern New York, an organization bringing together various representatives associated with the defense bar, wants to extend an invitation to its annual holiday dinner to the readership.  This year, the event is set to be held on December 12, 2016, at the Century House in Latham, […]

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