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"Vicious Propensities" with Respect to Establishing Negligence and Defenses to Dog Bite Claims and "Harboring a Dangerous Animal" as it Relates to Property Owner Exposure for Animals (Dogs) Owned/Kept on Property by Tenants.

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ALERT: Final Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy and Training Guidance Issued by New York State

Under the final guidance, employers have been given until October 9, 2019 to provide the first training, which is an extension of the previously stated deadline of January 1, 2019.

Hurwitz & Fine Participates in Sixth Annual James Otis Lecture

The Lecture was held at the Robert H. Jackson Courthouse and featured a discussion on freedom of expression.

Home Care Service Providers Beware: Amendments to New York State Law Increase Transparency and Give State Agencies More Control Over Your Business

Recent amendments to New York’s Public Health Law have advanced the State’s agenda of increasing control over Licensed Home Care Services Agencies (LHCSAs), improving the quality and availability of LHCSA services, and decreasing costs to the Medicaid program.


Employers, is your Sexual Harassment Prevention Policy Up to Date?

The law takes effect on October 9, 2018 and requires all employers to train their employees by January 1, 2019.

Five Hurwitz & Fine Attorneys Honored as WNY Legal Elite

The publication recognizes some of the most-respected Western New York lawyers.

Tammy L. Riddle Featured in 9/17/18 Buffalo Law Journal

Hurwitz & Fine attorney weighs in on how employers in NYS must comply with new regulations to combat sexual harassment in the workplace.

Draft NYS Sexual Harassment Prevention Templates Open for Public Comment until September 12, 2018

Employers should start reviewing the draft model guides and their current policies to determine what revisions are needed to comply with the new legislation and begin developing a training program to ensure they meet the January 1, 2019 deadline for training all employees. 

Amber E. Storr to co-chair the BAEC Commercial & Bankruptcy Law Committee

Amber E. Storr was recently appointed to co-chair the Bar Association of Erie County’s Commercial and Bankruptcy Law Committee, in order to bring back a stronger focus on commercial law and commercial litigation. 

Diane F. Bosse Recently Elected Chair-elect of ABA Council

Diane F. Bosse, Special Counsel, was recently elected chair-elect of the Council of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.

25 Attorneys Named to 2018 Upstate New York Super Lawyers List

The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes peer nominations, independent research by Super Lawyers, and evaluations from a highly credentialed panel of attorneys.

10 Hurwitz & Fine Attorneys Honored in 2019 Best Lawyers

Hurwitz & Fine is pleased to announce that 10 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Chris Potenza and Jamey Maswick weigh in on summer statutes

Buffalo Business First features Hurwitz & Fine attorneys in a seasonal feature on NY's recreational use statute.

Ann Evanko ranks #51 on Business First's Power 125 Women

Ann Evanko, President & Managing Member of Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., has made Buffalo Business First's Power 125 Women in Western New York, ranking #51.

Andrea Schillaci elected to the Board of Directors of NAWBO

Andrea Schillaci has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of NAWBO.

Dan D. Kohane elected Vice President of NFJE

Dan D. Kohane, Sr. Member, was elected VP of the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence (NFJE) in Chicago.

Attorney Pat Curran featured in the Buffalo Law Journal

Hurwitz & Fine attorney weighs in on access to medical records in the Buffalo Law Journal.

Attorney Mike Perley Challenges Meterologist on the Stand

The Buffalo News shares how Hurwitz & Fine attorney, Mike Perley, walked away with a victory for Niagara County.

Jamey L. Maswick Voted "Best Attorney" in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise

James L. “Jamey” Maswick, an Attorney in our Lake Placid office, took first place for "Best Attorney" in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise’s annual Best of the Mountains 2018 Readers' Choice  Awards.

COA: Private Facebook Entries are Discoverable

In Foreman v. Henkin, the Court of Appeals ruled that a user’s designating her Facebook profile as “private” does not shield it from disclosure. Instead, objective standards of privacy dictate what is and is not discoverable. The account must still be relevant to be discoverable (such as when the plaintiff puts their pre- and post-accident condition or activity level in issue), and demands must be reasonable in scope, but the plaintiff cannot pick and choose what to disclose by labeling it “private.” See our summary here