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Latest Case Reviews

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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Court of Appeals Upholds Supreme Court’s Decision as it is a Question of Fact as to whether it was Reasonably Foreseeable That a Motorist Would Exit Her Vehicle and Enter Roadway to Assist to Help a Calf That Escaped from nearby Farm and Was Struck and Killed by another Motorist

In Hain v. Jamison, et al., 2016 NY Slip Op 08583 (December 22, 2016), the decedent, wife of plaintiff, exited out of her vehicle to assist a calf that became loose in the northbound lane of a rural road. The defendant driver testified she was traveling north on the road and slowed down as she […]

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An Issue of First Impression, Court of Appeals Determines Article 16 Apportionment Applies Differently to Actions in the Court of Claims and Supreme Court

By Christopher Guetti Article 16 of the New York State Civil Practice Law and Rules modified the common-law rule of joint and several liability by limiting a joint tortfeasors liability under certain circumstances. It provides that in a personal injury action involving two or more jointly liable tortfeasors or in a claim brought against the […]

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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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