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.
He or she who hesitates [may be] lost or laches may result in dire consequences.
Additional insight from attorneys across the country about what being professionally generous means.
Insight from attorneys across the country about what being professionally generous means.
As a lawyer, we can use our time and talents to help those in our profession as well as those we represent.
Social media, if used effectively, can generate business contacts.
The point is just as important today as it was almost 30 years ago. Want to keep clients? Want to get clients? Connect with them personally. Emails are great. Phone calls are fine. Personal contact trumps them all.
Congratulations to Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. Members Michael F. Perley and Dan D. Kohane who have been sworn in as Mediators and Neutrals for the United States District Court, Western District of New York.
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A new law passed just last week, which repeals religious exemptions to New York’s otherwise mandatory vaccination requirements for children entering schools and daycares throughout the state. We've provided clarification on the details of this law and what it may mean to you.