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Latest Case Reviews

Negligence Action against Municipality Should Not Have Been Dismissed Where Fire Rekindled After Assurance by Fire Department Personnel That Fire Had Been Extinguished

By James Brodie, Esq. In a decision dated November 23, 2016, the Appellate Division, Third Department decided the issue of whether the plaintiff’s negligence cause of action should have been dismissed by the Supreme Court.  On the evening of February 2, 2013, the plaintiff’s home caught fire in the City of Albany prompting him to […]

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Court of Appeals Forces Significant Change for Title Insurance Companies

By Christopher Connors The well-established precedent in New York has long been to apply a six-year statute of limitations on fraud applied to deed forgery claims.  A recent decision by the Court of Appeals would likely require title insurance companies to develop new policies in response to a critical change in a claim for deed […]

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First Department Refuses to Grant Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment on the issue of Constructive Notice for the Hazardous Wet Condition Consisting of “Beads of Water” on a Gym Floor

To establish a defendant’s liability in a slip and fall case, a plaintiff must show that the plaintiff’s injury was caused by a hazardous condition on the defendant’s premises of which the defendant had actual or constructive notice.  Heavy litigated is whether there is sufficient evidence of such notice. Plaintiff alleged he slipped and fell […]

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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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