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Individuals

From matrimonial disputes to DWI to real estate matters, Flink Smith is the clear choice to handle your case.

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Insurance Professionals

See why discerning insurance Companies choose Flink Smith to handle coverage and claims defense.

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Latest Case Reviews

Court of Appeals Releases Major Decision on Lead Paint Liability in New York

In many respects, toxic tort litigation, and the litigation of lead paint cases in particular, have certain nuances that are not present in what would be considered more mainstream personal injury litigation. Correspondingly, there are fewer decisions made by the Court of Appeals, the highest Court in New York, concerning the duties of property owners […]

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Doctors, Beware to Whom You Owe a Duty of Care: It Now Includes Non-Patient Motorists

By Greg Myers On December 16, 2015, the New York Court of Appeals decided Davis v. South Nassau Communities Hospital, effectively expanding a physician’s duty of care to non-patients. In a majority opinion, underscored by a vehement dissent from Judge Stein, the Court found that a physician administering medication with disorienting affects to a patient […]

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In Trivial Defect Cases, Court of Appeals Rules that Size Alone is Not all that Matters

By Greg Myers On October 20, 2015, the New York Court of Appeals revisited the law regarding trivial defects on sidewalks/walkways in its review of three slip-and-fall cases that faced summary judgment: Hutchinson v. Sheridan Hill House Corp.; Zelichenko v. 301 Oriental Boulevard, LLC; and Adler v. QPI-VIII, LLC.  THE CASES  In Hutchinson, the plaintiff […]

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Latest Blog Posts

April 25, 2016

Combating Fraud Aimed at Escrow Funds

A recent email hack trend has disrupted otherwise successful real estate closings. The hacks serve as a reminder that real estate agents, title insurance agents, and buyer’s and seller’s counsel need to exercise caution in the disbursement of escrow funds. Otherwise, closing money could be unknowingly transferred to illegitimate accounts and beyond recovery. Hackers have […]

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March 28, 2016

Cuomo’s Clemency: A Pardon and a Second Chance

By Gregory T. Myers Those convicted of crimes in New York have their post-conviction lives cut out for them.  Former offenders are burdened with a criminal record that makes it difficult to, among other things, find housing, pursue employment, and enroll in higher education.  Even offenders convicted of one crime at a young age and […]

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March 28, 2016

Flink Smith Continues Successful Defense of Insurance Company, Gets Affirmance of Dismissal on Appeal

Timing is everything… By Appellate Division, Second Department, decision dated March 9, 2016, Flink Smith was successful in upholding the dismissal of an action by Martin Karl which sought to satisfy an outstanding judgment against North Country Insurance Company (NCIC) pursuant to Insurance Law 3420. NCIC was the insurer of a Chinese restaurant in Suffolk […]

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