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Hurwitz Fine Member and ABOTA President Michael F. Perley Organizes Ninth James Otis Lecture Series in Buffalo

Friday, September 29th, 2023

On September 29, 2023, Hurwitz Fine Member and ABOTA President Michael F. Perley organized the Ninth James Otis Lecture at the Robert H. Jackson Courthouse, U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York. The event served to educate Buffalo high school students on the topic of Race, Justice & Public Education and how America can fulfill its promise of equal opportunity in today's environment. 

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The New York Pay Transparency Act is Now in Effect

Thursday, September 28th, 2023

Earlier this month, the New York Pay Transparency Act went into effect. If you own or run a business with four or more employees in the State of New York, you must include a compensation range for all job openings, promotions, and transfers. 

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Agnieszka A. Wilewicz Selected to the American Bar Association’s General Committee Board Standing Committee

Wednesday, September 20th, 2023

Agnieszka A. Wilewicz, Member at Hurwitz Fine P.C., was selected to the American Bar Association’s (ABA’s) General Committee Board Standing Committee by the Section Chair. 

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Times Union: 3 years after pandemic, lawsuits over nursing home deaths mount

Monday, September 11th, 2023

Hurwitz Fine litigator discusses the status of COVID-19 related claims against nursing homes in New York and the obstacles slowing resolution of the claims in a September 11, 2023 Times Union article.

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32 Hurwitz Fine Attorneys Named to the 2023 Upstate New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2023

Thirty-two attorneys from Hurwitz Fine have been selected for inclusion on the 2023 Upstate New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. In addition, six of the Top 50 and two of the Top 10 Upstate New York Super Lawyers named are Hurwitz Fine attorneys.

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Attorney Kaitlin A. Sines joins the Board of Directors of Lawyers for Learning

Monday, August 21st, 2023

Hurwitz Fine Associate Attorney Kaitlin A. Sines recently joined the Board of Directors of Lawyers for Learning. The local organization is dedicated to providing a program through which members of the Erie County legal community volunteer as tutors and mentors at School 18, a public grade school located in the economically-depressed West Side neighborhood of Buffalo, New York.

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28 Hurwitz Fine Attorneys Recognized by The Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America®

Thursday, August 17th, 2023

Hurwitz Fine is pleased to announce that 28 of the firm’s attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. Among this list, five Hurwitz Fine attorneys were named to the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America® list.

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Dan D. Kohane Receives the 2023 Richard T. Boyette Award for outstanding contribution to the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2023

Hurwitz Fine Insurance Coverage Senior Member Dan D. Kohane is the recipient of the 2023 Richard T. Boyette Award for outstanding contribution to the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence.

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New York Proposes Legislation Conditioning a Foreign Corporation’s Authority to do Business in New York with Consent to Jurisdiction of the New York Courts For All Actions Against the Corporation

Monday, July 31st, 2023

New York proposes legislation conditioning a foreign corporation’s authority to do business in New York with consent to jurisdiction of the New York courts for all actions against the corporation. Attorney Michael J. Williams explains this proposed legislation and its implications for businesses and claims in his latest legal alert.

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Hurwitz Fine President/Managing Partner Jody Briandi and Insurance Coverage Member Dan Kohane Featured in FDCC’s annual issue of Insights Magazine

Wednesday, July 26th, 2023

Firm President/Managing Partner Jody Briandi authored two articles on law practice management and Insurance Coverage Member Dan Kohane co-authored an article on insurance coverage developments. 

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Law360: Epstein Bank Settlements Present Coverage Quagmire

Tuesday, July 25th, 2023

Insurance Coverage Attorney Dan Kohane was quoted in a Law360 Insurance Authority article exploring the potential insurability of settlements paid by Jeffrey Epstein’s bankers to his child sex trafficking victims.

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Jody Briandi Ranks #38 on Buffalo Business First’s 2023 Power 200 Women

Thursday, July 13th, 2023

Hurwitz Fine President/Managing Partner Jody Briandi was ranked #38 on Buffalo Business First’s 2023 Power 200 Women, a list of some of the most influential and talented women in Buffalo who have fueled economic, social, and cultural growth throughout Western New York.

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Patrice C. S. Melville Joins Hurwitz Fine as a Litigation Attorney in Long Island

Tuesday, July 11th, 2023

Patrice C. S. Melville has joined Hurwitz Fine's Long Island office as a litigation associate. She focuses her practice on the defense of businesses and individuals in a wide array of litigated matters.

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Employers Now Have a Much Heavier Burden in Proving “Undue Hardship” Related to Employee Requests for Religious Accommodation

Saturday, July 8th, 2023

On June 29, 2023, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a decision titled Groff v. DeJoy, which imposes a new, increased burden on employers who receive a request to accommodate an employee’s religious beliefs. The standard is no longer whether the request would impose more than a “de minimis” cost on the employer, but whether the employer would have to incur a “substantial” increased cost.

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Ashley M. Cuneo Joins Hurwitz Fine as a Litigation Attorney in Melville

Wednesday, July 5th, 2023

Ashley M. Cuneo has joined Hurwitz Fine's Melville office as a litigation associate. Ashley focuses her practice on general liability defense, including medical malpractice and NYS Labor Law.

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New York Lawmakers Add to the Uncertainty About the Future of Non-Compete Agreements

Tuesday, June 27th, 2023

New York State lawmakers have passed a bill that, if signed into law by Governor Hochul, will ban non-compete agreements and provisions in New York State. This adds to the uncertainty about the future of non-compete agreements created by the pending FTC proposal to ban all non-competes, which has been delayed by the tens of thousands of comments received during the comment period. All of this leaves employers unsure on how to move forward on restrictive covenants.

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ABA The Brief: Dismissed As Duplicative

Tuesday, June 20th, 2023

This article discusses how courts evaluate claims for breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing in actions where there is also a breach of contract cause of action based on the same facts.  

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Hurwitz Fine Achieves Midsize Mansfield Certification “Plus” Status

Monday, June 5th, 2023

Hurwitz Fine has achieved the highest national law firm diversity certification after a rigorous 18-month collaboration with Diversity Lab to track, measure and achieve diversity in leadership.

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Jody E. Briandi Speaks at the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s 2023 DEI Symposium on "DEI Successes & Challenges at Work"

Thursday, June 1st, 2023

Hurwitz Fine Firm President/Managing Partner Jody E. Briandi was a featured panelist at the Buffalo Niagara Partnership’s 2023 DEI Symposium on June 1, 2023, where Jody discussed "DEI Successes & Challenges at Work" during the Micro Learning Sessions.

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