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Jody E. Briandi Named Best Lawyers® 2023 Litigation – Insurance “Lawyer of the Year” in Buffalo

Thursday, August 18th, 2022

Firm President/Managing Partner Jody E. Briandi, has been named the 2023 Best Lawyers® Litigation –Insurance “Lawyer of the Year” in Buffalo.

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22 Hurwitz Fine Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™

Thursday, August 18th, 2022

Hurwitz Fine is pleased to announce that 22 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Among this list, six Hurwitz Fine attorneys were named to the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ list.

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Mark S. Nemeth Joins Hurwitz Fine as a Toxic Tort/Environmental Law Member in the Firm's Buffalo Office

Monday, August 8th, 2022

Mark S. Nemeth joins Hurwitz Fine P.C. as a Member in the firm’s Toxic Tort/Environmental Law practice group. He brings significant experience representing manufacturers, distributors, and contractors with liability for asbestos-related claims. Mark also represents a wide variety of insureds including spray fireproofing contractors, pipe coverers, pump and valve manufacturers, and boiler and furnace manufacturers.

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Ann E. Evanko selected by The Daily Record and Rochester Business Journal as a 2022 Legal Excellence "Lifetime Achievement" honoree

Friday, August 5th, 2022

The Daily Record and Rochester Business Journal have selected Ann E. Evanko as a 2022 Legal Excellence honoree for "Lifetime Achievement."

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Hurwitz Fine P.C. selected by The Daily Record and Rochester Business Journal as the 2022 Legal Excellence honoree for Law Firm Diversity

Friday, August 5th, 2022

The Daily Record and Rochester Business Journal have selected Hurwitz Fine P.C. as a 2022 Legal Excellence honoree for "Law Firm Diversity."

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Court of Appeals Decision Leads to More Stringent Analysis of Proof to Establish Causation in Asbestos Litigation

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022

In  Nemeth v. Whittaker, Clark, & Daniels, Inc., the New York Court of Appeals overturned a $15 million asbestos verdict, finding plaintiff’s trial proof on causation was insufficient as a matter of law.  This decision took a more stringent approach to assessing the requirements of experts in establishing specific causation between alleged asbestos exposure and the cancer diagnosis.  The First Department recently followed suit in a series of cases, including the vacatur of what was initially a $325 million jury verdict.  No longer will conclusory assertions of experts linking asbestos to mesothelioma and lung cancer provide sufficient proof on specific causation for individual products and exposures.

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Andrea Schillaci Named a Business First 2022 Women of Influence Honoree

Thursday, July 21st, 2022

On July 21, 2022, Hurwitz Fine Business & Commercial Litigation Member Andrea Schillaci was named a Woman of Influence by Buffalo Business First.

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Jody Briandi Ranked #43 on Buffalo Business First’s 2022 Power 200 Women

Thursday, July 14th, 2022

On July 14, 2022, Hurwitz Fine’s President and Managing Partner Jody Briandi was ranked #43 on Buffalo Business First’s 2022 Power 200 Women– a list of some of the most influential and talented women in Buffalo who have demonstrated economic, social, and cultural growth throughout Western New York.     

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Scott Storm Featured in Your NY Connection – NYIA's Quarterly Magazine

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022

Insurance Coverage and Litigation Member Scott Storm's article, "Headed in the Wrong Direction," was featured on the front page and published in the Second Quarter 2022 issue of NYIA's quarterly magazine Your NY Connection this week. 

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New York Civil Practice Update: Part 2- Understanding the Additional Changes to the New Uniform Civil Rules for the New York Trial Courts Pursuant to Administrative Order 141/2022, Effective July 1, 2022

Wednesday, July 6th, 2022

On February 1, 2021, substantial changes in the form of 29 revisions to the Uniform Civil Rules (22 NYCRR 202.1 et seq.) went into effect.  These new rules were designed to promote judicial efficiency (e.g., moving cases to resolution, cooperation of counsel to avoid unnecessary court intervention, and cleaner paper submissions) and can be broken down into three general categories: (1) Conduct of Counsel/Interaction with the Courts, (2) Motion and Trial Papers/Type and Content, and (3) Discovery Rules and Limitations.

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President/Managing Partner Jody Briandi Featured on FDCC Law Firm Leaders Podcast

Friday, July 1st, 2022

Hurwitz Fine President/Managing Partner Jody Briandi was featured on FDCC Law Firm Leaders very first podcast on June 13, 2022.

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Hurwitz Fine Celebrates 45 Years of Legal Service with Brand Anthem Video

Wednesday, June 29th, 2022

Watch our brand anthem video to learn more about who Hurwitz Fine is and how we continue to evolve our firm. 

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Maxwell C. Radley Joins Hurwitz Fine as Corporate Attorney in the Firm's Buffalo Office

Tuesday, June 28th, 2022

Maxwell C. Radley has joined Hurwitz Fine P.C. in the firm’s Buffalo office focusing his practice in Business Services and Economic Development and Public Incentives as an Associate Attorney. 

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President/Managing Partner Jody Briandi Featured in Business First Diversity & Inclusion Panel of Experts

Monday, June 27th, 2022

Hurwitz Fine President/Managing Partner Jody Briandi was a featured panelist in Buffalo Business First’s June 2022 Panel of Experts on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Ryan Maxwell Featured in Inside P&C Article

Friday, June 24th, 2022

Insurance Coverage attorney Ryan P. Maxwell was featured in Inside P&C's article, "Louisiana Covid BI ruling seen as outlier, NJ court reverses similar decision" on Thursday, June 23. 

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Katherine Fleming Featured in Buffalo Law Review

Friday, June 24th, 2022

Insurance Coverage Associate Katherine A. Fleming’s Comment was published in the April 2022 edition of the Buffalo Law Review. 

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Jonathan J. Schutrum Joins Hurwitz Fine as a Litigation Attorney in the Firm's Buffalo Office

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

Jonathan J. Schutrum has joined Hurwitz Fine P.C. in the firm's Litigation Department as an Associate Attorney. He focuses his practice in medical and professional malpractice defense, nursing home litigation, municipal and governmental litigation, product liability, and insurance defense litigation.  

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Elizabeth G. Adymy Joins Hurwitz Fine as Medical Malpractice Special Counsel in the Firm's Buffalo Office

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

Elizabeth G. Adymy has joined Hurwitz Fine P.C. as a Special Counsel in the firm's Buffalo office. Beth focuses her practice on professional and medical malpractice. 

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Buffalo Business First: “Anastasia McCarthy takes over as president of the Women’s Bar Association of WNY”

Monday, June 20th, 2022

Hurwitz Fine Member Anastasia M. McCarthy was featured in Buffalo Business First on June 20, 2022, to discuss her new role as President of the WNY Chapter of the Women's Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY).

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