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Revised FFCRA Regulations May Require Updates to Employer COVID-19 Leave Policies

Friday, October 9th, 2020

Did your company adopt a COVID-19 leave policy after passage of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)?  If so, now is a good time to revisit those policies after the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) revised its FFCRA regulations last month in response to a recent court decision.


Reminder: Update to NYS Voting Leave Law

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

Included in the annual state budget is an amendment to the New York State Election Law concerning employee voting leave, which employers should be aware of.  The new voting leave law is effective immediately.


Six Hurwitz & Fine Attorneys Have Been Included in Buffalo Business First's 2020 Legal Elite of Western New York List

Monday, October 5th, 2020

Hurwitz & Fine attorneys recognized on this list include Jody E. Briandi, Dan D. Kohane, Ann E. Evanko, Michael F. Perley, Andrea Schillaci, and Kevin J. Zanner.


NYIA Your NY Connection Magazine: Mighty Changes for Declaratory Judgment

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

Hurwitz & Fine attorneys Dan D. Kohane and Diane L. Bucci partnered with Sherri Pavloff of Stonberg Moran, LLP for the article "Mighty Changes for Declaratory Judgment," which was featured in NYIA's Third Quarter 2020 edition of Your NY Connection magazine.


Step Out Buffalo Business: How To Manage Negative Social Media When the World is on Fire

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

Attorney Joseph S. Brown was featured as a guest contributor to Step Out Buffalo Business's Business Blog on September 29, 2020.


Carrier Management: "COVIDigation Nation Revisited: Analyzing the Late Summer Surge"

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

Insurance Coverage Attorney Ryan P. Maxwell was quoted in the September 22, 2020 edition of Carrier Management.


Buffalo Business First: "Local legal leaders: Ruth Bader Ginsburg left a mark that won't quickly be forgotten"

Monday, September 21st, 2020

Hurwitz & Fine's President/Managing Partner Jody E. Briandi speaks on the impact of Ruth Bader Ginsburg on her own legal career in the September 21, 2020 edition of Buffalo Business First.


Michael F. Perley Receives 2020 "Leaders in Law" Award

Tuesday, September 15th, 2020

The Daily Record has selected Hurwitz & Fine Attorney Michael F. Perley to receive a 2020 Attorney of the Year Award in "Leaders in Law."


COVID-19 Business Interruption Complaint Survey

Monday, September 7th, 2020

Hurwitz & Fine’s Coverage Team has compiled a survey of known COVID-19 business interruption complaints filed to date.


In For a Penny, Out For a Pound, Due to an Exclusion Mishap

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

Attorneys Michael J. Dischley and Lawrence M. Ross examine choices made by subcontractors or vendors in selecting commercial general liability insurance coverage that can unexpectedly harm the owner/general contractor, let alone, the subcontractor. 


30 Attorneys Named to 2020 Upstate New York Super Lawyers List

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

30 attorneys from Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. have been selected to the 2020 Upstate New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.


CAI WNY Summer 2020: New York Law Allows Annual Meetings to be Held Virtually, but for How Long?

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

Temporary amendments to New York State law may create a trap for New York Homeowners Associations and Condominium Associations.


JPML Rejects COVID-19 Business Interruption Consolidation

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

The Joint Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, in a widely anticipated ruling, declined to consolidate all federal COVID-19 business interruption litigation into a single action.


Breaking News: Superior Court of D.C. Sides With Insurance Carrier, Finds No COVID-19 Business Interruption Coverage

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

A second court has now found that a typical property insurance policy does not provide business interruption coverage for COVID-19 losses.


The Main Street Lending Program – An Alternative to PPP

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

The Main Street Lending Program (“MSLP”) is the second COVID-19 loan program being offered to small- to medium-sized businesses that were in sound financial condition prior to the onset of the pandemic, but were either unable to take advantage of the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) or are in need of additional funding after already receiving a PPP loan.  There is one critical difference between the MSLP and PPP however; the MSLP loan is not forgivable and must be repaid.


CLM Magazine: The Jury Has Returned

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

Attorney V. Christopher Potenza was featured on the cover of the August 2020 edition of CLM Magazine providing insight on how the pandemic will impact the make-up and mindset of potential jurors.


NYS Governor Cuomo Extends the Child Victims Act Lawsuit Window to August 14, 2021

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

As of August 3, 2020, Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed into legislation (S7082/A9036) extending the “look-back” period of the Child Victims Act, which was set to expire on August 14, 2020, to August 14, 2021.


Jody E. Briandi Ranks #63 on Business First's Power 150 Women

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

According to the newspaper, Business First editors and reporters used their opinions and observations to rank 150 of the area's most influential women--explanding its previous list of 125. Business First describes this list as "a group whose talent and influence fuel economic, social and cultural growth."