Category Archives: Legal Updates

The New York State Court of Appeals addressed what is a “trivial” defect in Hutchinson v. Sheridan Hill House Corp., 215 N.Y. Slip Op. 07578 (Oct. 20, 2015). The Hutchinson court dealt with three separate appeals in which the Appellate … Continue reading

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Defense Motion for Summary Judgment Granted for Town of Java

On February 3, 2014, the plaintiff collided with a Town of Java snowplow truck when the truck was turning left in front of the plaintiff to do its snowplowing/salting activities. The plaintiff claimed reckless and improper signage of the intersection. … Continue reading

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Personal Injury Claim Against Town of Amherst Snowplow

On November 20, 2015, the Fourth Judicial Department in Rochester unanimously affirmed the order of the Hon. Timothy J. Drury, J.S.C. in granting the motion for summary judgment on behalf of the Town of Amherst in dismissing the claim. The … Continue reading

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US News and World Report and Best Lawyers

has included the Bouvier Partnership, LLP in the 2016 “Best Law Firms” list recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from client and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. … Continue reading

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Obtaining Social Media Content (George W. Collins, Jr.)

Defense counsel have been continually frustrated by the courts in their efforts to obtain disclosure of relevant content on social media. In New York State, courts have been reluctant to compel production of social media content absent a factual predicate … Continue reading

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George W. Collins, Jr. and John P. DePaolo gave a presentation on October 2, 2015 at the annual conference for the New York State Association of Independent Adjusters in Riverhead, New York entitled “Damages in a Personal Injury/Wrongful Death Case: … Continue reading

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Attorney John P. DePaolo prevails on behalf of his client in an arbitration before a 3 person panel. DePaolo’s client was being accused of contributing to the eventual death of an individual who was found by the arbitrators to have … Continue reading

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The annual list of the top attorneys in upstate New York was released by the Super Lawyers ® for 2015. The following attorneys from the Bouvier Partnership were included: Michael P. Caffery in the General Litigation category, Emilio L. Colaiacovo … Continue reading

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Expansion of NY Estate Powers and Trusts Law Section 5-3.1 Increasing Values

Effective January 1, 2011, the New York Estate Powers and Trusts Law Section 5-3.1 was expanded to increase the values of those items of a decedent’s estate that vest in the surviving spouse or children under the age of twenty-one … Continue reading

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Interest on No-Fault Claim – Date of Accrual

In Mandarino v. GEICO, a Nassau County District Judge reminded us that regarding interest on a no-fault claim pursuant to the regs (Section 65.15(h)(3), the plaintiff was required to sue within 30 days after the claim was denied in order … Continue reading

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