"Building a network is key as attorneys begin legal careers" in August 12, 2019 Buffalo Law Journal.
The Governor has now signed bill SB 6577 into law which further amends the New York State Executive Law and significantly lessens the burden placed on employees who bring sexual harassment suits against their employers.
We are pleased to announce that 27 attorneys from Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. have been selected to the 2019 Upstate New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.
Ann E. Evanko, President & Managing Member of Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., has made Buffalo Business First's 2019 Power 125 Women in Western New York, ranking #48.
Recent amendments to the New York State Office of Mental Health’s (OMH) Telemental Health Services regulations, enacted this month, aim to improve access to mental healthcare. The amended regulations added more categories of mental health professionals approved by OMH to provide care to mental health patients through “telehealth.”
Recently, the New York legislature passed the SHIELD Act and is currently awaiting the Governor’s signature. There is strong speculation that the Governor will sign the SHIELD Act into law. Given the likelihood of the Governor’s signature, we wish to remind you of some of the important changes the SHIELD Act will have on New York law.
Governor Cuomo is expected to sign another sexual harassment prevention bill into law in the imminent future. Like last year’s newly-enacted law, bill SB 6577 will further amend the New York State Executive Law and is intended to strengthen employee’s protections against sexual harassment in the workplace.
Dan D. Kohane, Senior Member at Hurwitz & Fine, P.C., was elected President at the annual board meeting of the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence (NFJE) in Chicago on Friday, July 19th.
Hurwitz & Fine was one of 8 WNY small companies honored, in the 25 – 99 local employees category, and was proud to stand beside such notable local companies as AAA of Western & Central New York, Tops Markets, BlueCross BlueShield of WNY, and EduKids Inc.
"Food delivery apps serve up short-term convenience, but come with risk -- Examine the popular service through a legal lens" in July 18, 2019 edition of Buffalo Rising.
An act awaiting the Governor's signature gives individual municipalities authority to decide whether (and if so, to regulate the use of) e-scooters and electric assist bicycles may be used and rented within the municipality’s boundaries. The law applies to bicycles and scooters owned by individuals and those provided by ride-sharing companies.
Emerging Attorney: Brian M. Webb in July 15, 2019 Buffalo Law Journal.
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The Archdiocese has filed a lawsuit in the State of New York, Supreme Court, New York County against over 30 insurers who issued insurance policies to the Archdiocese from the early 1950s to 2000.
Two amendments passed the legislative session: one requires a defendant to choose before trial whether to take the liability offset of the monetary amount of the settlement or the still unknown liability percentage of the settled defendant to be determined by the jury; the other amendment permits a plaintiff to recover directly against a third party defendant found to be liable to the defendant in certain actions.
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