Business News November 2020

Congress Deadlocked on Additional Stimulus Relief Congressional Democrats and Republicans are holding firm to their differing priorities on a new round of stimulus relief.  Democratic leadership in the House and Senate are continuing to push for the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, or the HEROES Act, which was introduced in the House…

Business News July 2020

New York Provides Additional Relief for Small businesses, Nonprofits and Small Landlords In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, New York State has implemented a new economic recovery loan program known as the New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF).  The loan program is targeted at supporting small businesses, nonprofits and small landlords within New York…

Municipal Law Update June 15, 2020

Fourth Department Utilizes U.S. Supreme Court Precedent to Modify Charge against Bail Bond Organization, Confirms other Charges and Penalties Buffalo Bail Bonds Agency Inc. v. Vullo (March 20, 2020) http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/ad4/Clerk/Decisions/2020/0320T1500/PDF/1256.pdf This case presented an Article 78 proceeding to review a determination by respondent, Maria Vullo as Superintendent of Department of Financial Services, a New York…

Summing Up May 2020

Third Department Considers Coverage Issue Regarding Business Interruption Insurance In Binghamton Precast & Supply Corp. v Liberty Mut. Fire Ins. Co., 2020 NY Slip Op 02214 (3rd Dep’t Apr. 9, 2020), the plaintiff maintained business interruption insurance through defendant Liberty Mutual.  Plaintiff was a manufacturer, seller and distributor of precast concrete products.  Plaintiff’s concrete mixer…

Business News April 2020

Federal Stimulus Relief Package Includes $350 Billion Loan Program for Small Businesses Impacted By Covid-19 Epidemic On Friday March 27, Congress signed into law an unprecedented $2 trillion federal corona virus relief package, officially known as the CARES Act, which includes nearly §350 billion of funding for small business loan program. The program is designed…

Summing Up April 2020

Appellate Division Dismisses Complaint as Barred by the One-Year Statute of Limitations In Kessel v. Adams (4th Dept. 2020), the plaintiff, a school teacher, sought damages as a result of injuries she sustained when two of her students began fighting and the plaintiff was propelled into a locker.  The plaintiff asserted a negligence cause of…

Municipal Law Update March 4, 2020

Court Rejects Individual Defendant’s “Truth” Defense to Defamation Claim and Municipal Defendant’s Argument that Plaintiff’s Negligence Claim was “Duplicative” of the Defamation Cause of Action In Olney v. Town of Barrington, 2020 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 1011 (4th Dept. 2020), the plaintiff commenced an action against The Town of Barrington, the Town’s Code Enforcement Officer,…

Summing Up March 2020

Defendant Denied Summary Judgment When Its Own Submissions Create a Question of Fact In Carroll v. Willow Bend Farm, LLC, et al, (4th Dept., February 7, 2020), plaintiff alleged to have been injured following an accident which occurred while she was a passenger on a motorcycle operated by defendant Jack Moses Baker. The accident occurred…

Summing Up February 2020

Slimy By Nature In Griffin v. Anthony, et al (4th Dept., 2020), plaintiff commenced an action for injuries she sustained as a result of slipping and falling on a front porch of the home owned by the defendants. In support of plaintiff’s position, plaintiff took photographs of the porch approximately five weeks after the fall…