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Latest Case Reviews

Flink Smith Secures Dismissal of Misdemeanor for Client

James Maswick, an attorney who works primarily out of our Lake Placid office, secured a dismissal for a client recently who was charged with a misdemeanor. The misdemeanor was for driving without a license. In obtaining the dismissal, Mr. Maswick was able to point out to the Court and District Attorney’s Office that an error […]

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Flink Smith Law Helps Defend Rights of Client in Dispute Over Long-term Care Costs

Navigating long-term care for elderly family members is an understandably difficult task for many individuals. At an emotional time when comforting a parent and securing their admission to a quality nursing facility is one’s priority, most people are not especially concerned with their own contractual rights. In trying to ensure quality care, the future resident […]

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The Court Appeals’ Nesmith Decision: Reduced Coverage Implications for Insurance Companies and the Public

By: Christopher Guetti This article focuses on a policy provision, known as the non-cumulation clause, which is present in most policies, but may not be well known to the insureds that buy those polices, and the impact of the recent Nesmith decision by the Court of Appeals in reviewing Allstate’s provision. A non-cumulation clause, also […]

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Latest Blog Posts

February 18, 2015

Body Cameras Become a More Prevalent Issue in Criminal Defense Cases

By: James L. Maswick  Body cameras have been in the spotlight of late. From the Michael Brown death in Ferguson, Missouri, in which the officer did not wear a body camera during the incident which led to Mr. Brown’s death, to video of the Eric Garner death in Staten Island resulting in calls for police […]

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February 18, 2015

Sprinkler System Clauses in Leases are now Required in New York State

 From 2009 to 2011, the United States Fire Administration reported that an estimated 1,600 fatal fires in residential buildings were reported to United States fire departments each year and caused an estimated 2,495 deaths, 625 injuries and $188 million in property loss. In response to these tremendous and devastating outcomes, the New York State legislature […]

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January 21, 2015

Troopers’ Holiday Traffic Enforcement Period Leads To 3,097 Tickets Issued in Troop B Alone From December 12, 2014 to January 1, 2015

By: James L. Maswick New York State Police from Troop B based in Ray Brook, Essex County, issued 3,097 traffic tickets during a special holiday traffic enforcement period. This included 88 tickets issued for distracted driving, 41 people charged with DWI or DWAI, 24 tickets issued for violations of the “move over” law and 875 […]

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