Business News for November 2018

Lessons Learned from Tonawanda Coke Corporation With the sources from which we receive information being so diverse and services purporting to handle your company’s research being so ubiquitous, it is important to know and understand the rules, regulations and statutes that govern your respective industry.  Western New York residents are familiar with the near decade…

Municipal Law Update July 13, 2018

Hearing Officer’s Determination Supported by Substantial Evidence In the Matter of Thomas Cordway v. Cayuga County, et al., (4th Dept. 2018), petitioner Cordway was a deputy sheriff who commenced an Article 78 proceeding challenging the termination of the disability benefits he was receiving pursuant to General Municipal Law Section 207-c. The Fourth Department held that…

Summing Up July 2018

Defendants’ Own Submissions Raise Triable Issues of Fact Relative to the “Serious Injury” Threshold In Monterro v. Klein and Erie County Water Authority, 2018 NY Slip Op 03002 (4th Dept. April 27, 2018), the plaintiff brought an action against the defendant for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.  Defendant moved for summary judgment on…

Summing Up May 2018

Undefined Policy Term Leads to Summary Judgment for Plaintiffs In Smith v Safeco Ins. Co. of Am., 2018 NY Slip Op 02055 (4th Dep’t Mar. 23, 2018), the plaintiffs brought suit seeking to recover insurance proceeds after their home was damaged by water following a water main break on their street.  In their amended complaint,…

Business News for May 2018

State Legislature Passes Budget On March 30, 2018, the New York state legislature passed a $168.3 billion state budget for 2018, in what Governor Cuomo called the “most difficult budget we’ve ever done,” due to a $4.4 billion budget gap as well as “attacks” from Washington, in particular the reduction of the state and local…