Business News January 2020

Notice Now Required of Establishments Submitting a New or Renewal of Liquor License On December 20, 2019, Governor Cuomo signed Senate Bill S2359, amending the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law to require the posting of notice by certain establishments of a new or renewal application for a liquor license. The bill, passed by a 61-1 vote…

Summing Up January 2020

Plaintiff Survives Summary Judgment Thanks to Testimony of Neurosurgeon In Taylor v. Kelly, 2019 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 9243 (4th Dept. December 20, 2019), the plaintiff brought an action against the defendant for injuries she allegedly sustained when the vehicle she was driving was rear-ended by the defendant. The plaintiff claimed to have sustained injuries…

Municipal Law Update December 20, 2019

Cases Published November 8, 2019 Fourth Department Affirms Order to Continue City’s Special Proceeding for Abatement of Gutter Violation City of Rochester v. Turner http://www.nycourts.gov/courts/ad4/Clerk/Decisions/2019/11-08-19/PDF/0939.pdf Petitioner-respondent, City of Rochester, commenced a special proceeding in City Court seeking abatement of certain property code violations, chiefly with respect to gutters, and an order compelling respondents-appellants, Thomas Turner…

Business News September 2019

Federal Regulations to Ease Access to Healthcare Records Raising Privacy Concerns Landmark medical information-sharing rules, proposed this year by the Department of Health and Human Services, are intended to make it easier for people to see their medical records, manage their illnesses, and understand their treatment choices.  The rules would require health providers to send…

Summing Up July 2019

Plaintiff’s Premises Liability Action Dismissed Where the Alleged Dangerous Condition is Inherent and Incidental to the Nature of the Property In Preston v. Castle Pointe, LLC, et al. (4th Dept. June 7, 2019), the Executor of the decedent’s estate commenced an action seeking damages for wrongful death and conscious pain and suffering because of the…

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…