Summing Up June 2019

Appellate Division Affirms Jury Verdict on the Issue of Liability                                                   In Douglas F. f/n/g of Alex F, an infant v. Williamsville Central School District, et al, (4th Dept., June 7, 2019), the plaintiff commenced a personal injury action for injuries sustained by his son after being struck in the head by an outward-swinging 90-pound wooden…

Municipal Law Update June 17, 2019

Fourth Department Makes Findings on Summary Judgment Motions in Case of Stolen Brain Matter In Dunn v County of Niagara, 2019 NY Slip Op 04530 (4th Dept. Jun. 7, 2019), on April 13, 2012, defendant Russell Jackman, then a coroner employed by defendant County of Niagara, responded to the fatal accident of plaintiffs’ son.  Jackman…

Summing Up May 2019

Golfer’s Motion for Summary Judgment Denied  In Krych v. Bredenberg (4th Dept., 2019), plaintiff commenced an action seeking to recover damages for injuries he sustained while he was playing a round of golf and was struck by a golf ball hit by defendant.  In affirming the lower court’s decision to deny defendant’s summary judgment motion…

Business News May 2019

New York passes Its Own DREAM Act The New York State Assembly and Senate pass the Jose Peralta DREAM Act.  Under the proposed legislation, state tuition assistance programs would be available to undocumented immigrants who have attended high school within the state for at least two years and either graduated from high school or obtained…