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Update to the SHIELD Act

Thursday, July 25th, 2019

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.

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Another New Sexual Harassment Prevention Law: What Employers Need to Know

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

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.

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Dan D. Kohane elected President of the National Foundation for Judicial Excellence

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

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.

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Hurwitz & Fine, P.C. is a 2019 Western New York Healthiest Employer Finalist

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

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.

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Anastasia McCarthy Featured in Buffalo Rising on Food Delivery Apps

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

"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.

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Bicycles with Electric Assist and Electric Scooters Could Soon Be Under New Law Regulations

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

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.

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Brian M. Webb featured in Buffalo Law Journal as an Emerging Attorney

Monday, July 15th, 2019

Emerging Attorney: Brian M. Webb in July 15, 2019 Buffalo Law Journal.

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President/CEO Ann Evanko Honored as a 2019 Law Influencer

Monday, July 8th, 2019

The national list of attorneys features only 100 leaders across the country.

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Insurance Coverage and The Child Victims Act: The Gauntlet Has Been Dropped

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019

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.

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Choose Your Own Adventure: Important Legislative Changes Impacting the Defense of Civil Claims

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

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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Delay Bringing a Claim at Your Peril—a Lesson in Laches

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

He or she who hesitates [may be] lost or laches may result in dire consequences.

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Want To Be a Successful Marketer? Close the File.

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

Clients want files closed, efficiently, effectively and as soon as possible. 

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Want To Be a Successful Marketer? Be Professionally Generous; Words from the Masters Part 2

Wednesday, June 26th, 2019

Additional insight from attorneys across the country about what being professionally generous means.

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Want To Be a Successful Marketer? Be Professionally Generous; Words from the Masters

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Insight from attorneys across the country about what being professionally generous means.

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Want To Be a Successful Marketer? Be Professionally Generous.

Monday, June 24th, 2019

As a lawyer, we can use our time and talents to help those in our profession as well as those we represent.

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Want To Be a Successful Marketer? Use Social Media Effectively.

Friday, June 21st, 2019

Social media, if used effectively, can generate business contacts.

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Want To Be a Successful Marketer? Break Bread with your Clients.

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

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. 

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Michael F. Perley and Dan D. Kohane sworn in as Mediators and Neutrals

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

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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Want To Be a Successful Marketer? Learn and Understand Your Client's Business.

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Clients want and need their lawyers to understand their business. Do not guess at it. Learn it and know it.

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No Excuses: New York Repeals Religious Exemptions to State Immunization Requirements

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

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.

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