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In this month’s Advocate’s View, Rob Yawman explores expert affidavits to oppose summary judgment motions by creating questions of fact. In doing so, he discusses rulings by the Fourth Department, as well as other case law. Read the article to learn more about the burden on plaintiff and defendant and what happens when it shifts.
Contribution, indemnification and procuring of insurance clauses within contracts.
In this article, Laurie Vahey explores when the question of alleged damages can be passed on to another entity or person arises and the above legal avenues.
Tempted by the lure of social media to find out about jurors?
Beware of the ethical considerations imposed by the New York Rules of Professional Conduct. Mary Jo breaks this down and provides guidance. Thanks to Scott Malouf for his insights for this article.
Federal and New York practice overlap with respect to certain commonly used types of evidence, such as business and medical records, but differ in other ways.
Whether you are a transactional attorney inserting an indemnification clause into a contract, or a litigation attorney determining whether to sue on an indemnification provision, it is important to understand how New York courts distinguish between intra-party and third-party indemnification clauses.
Being included again in this oldest and most respected publication in the legal profession is an honor.
Areas of Recognition by Attorney
Paul L. Leclair – Commercial Litigation
Mary Jo S. Korona – Commercial Litigation and Bankruptcy/Creditors Rights
Laurie A. Vahey – Insurance Law
Steven E. Cole – Commercial Litigation and Securities Litigation
Recognition by Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer review. Further, it is designed to capture the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues.
The Daily Record annually recognizes outstanding attorneys and Laurie has been selected for one of the “Leaders in Law” Awards. This award honors attorneys demonstrating tremendous dedication to the legal profession and selfless, tireless commitment to the community.
“Laurie is proud to have consistently served the legal community in New York in leadership positions, including being a former Chair of the NYSBA TICL Section, as well as a Past President of the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys,” firm managing partner Steve Cole said upon hearing the announcement. Further, years of commitment and service come before achieving these positions.
The recipients will receive the awards at a dinner on November 15.
After serving on the Litigation Council of the Monroe County Bar Association for several years, including a term as Secretary, Jeremy was named Co-Chair of MCBA’s Litigation Section along with Supreme Court Justice Evelyn Frazee. The Litigation Council organizes Continuing Legal Education courses as well as networking and social activities for civil litigators and members of the state and federal judiciary.
As Co-Chair, Jeremy has organized CLE panels on the Affordable Care Act and federal court jurisdiction. Jeremy looks forward to working with the Monroe County bench and bar to ensure that the Litigation Section provides timely, topical, and inclusive programs.