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Latest Case Reviews

First Department Says No Imminent Danger for Child of Shoplifting Mother

The First department, in Matter of Natasha W. v. N.Y.S. Office of Children & and Family Services, found that a child was not in imminent danger of harm when his mother was caught shoplifting from a retail store.  A mother and her five-year-old son were found to be wearing merchandise from Bloomingdale’s department store underneath […]

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Second Department Deems Lease Provision Permitting Recovery of Rent by Landlord Following Eviction Through Summary Proceeding Enforceable

By James Brodie, Esq. In L’Aquila Realty, LLC v. Jalyng Food Corp., the Second Department was asked to decide whether a provision in a commercial lease which allowed the landlord to recover rent following the tenant’s eviction from the premises through a summary proceeding was enforceable.  2017 NY Slip Op. 02027. By way of background, […]

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Final Say Goes to Counsel When Deciding Whether to Call a Witness

By Christopher Connors  A defendant is not deprived of the right to call a witness where Counsel, exercising his or her professional judgment, believes it will be disadvantageous to do so. The First Department in People v. Sheard, 2016 N.Y. Slip Op. 08186, proclaimed calling a witness to be a strategic decision, and therefore should […]

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Latest Blog Posts

March 31, 2017

DRI of Northeastern New York to host Judge David Krogmann at Spring Luncheon

Christopher Guetti, President of the Defense Research Institute of Northeastern New York, invites local attorneys and claims professionals to the annual spring luncheon. This year’s speaker will be Judge David Krogmann, former justice of the Warren County Supreme Court. The judge has graciously agreed to speak to members and guests about tales from the bench, […]

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March 31, 2017

Maswick and Brodie Obtain Dismissal of Criminal Case for a Northern New York Client

James Maswick, an attorney in our Lake Placid office, and James Brodie, an attorney in our Albany office, were recently able to secure dismissal of a charge faced by a client in the North Country.  Having been retained by the client, Maswick soon mailed in the notice of appearance on behalf of the client.  A […]

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March 31, 2017

Ed Flink to Attend Atlantic Claims Executives Association Meeting

Ed Flink is attending the Atlantic Claims Executives Association (ACEA) meeting in Palm Coast, Florida from April 2-4, 2017, a meeting which features education and networking for ACEA’s members.  The ACEA, formerly known as the Southeastern Claims Executives Association, was created to provide a form for matters of general interest to insurance claims professionals could […]

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