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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.
Best Law Firm in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Insurance Law, Securities Litigation, and Bankruptcy/Insolvency and Reorganization
In addition, for the 2018 Best Lawyers in America©, the following attorneys have been selected again in the following practice areas:
Paul Leclair – Commercial Litigation
Mary Jo Korona – Commercial Litigation and Bankruptcy/Creditors Rights
Laurie Vahey – Insurance Law
Steven Cole – Commercial Litigation and Securities Litigation
“Law firms perform a vital role in American life, and ranking them is a key extension of our overall mission to helps individuals and companies alike make important life decisions,” says Tim Smart, executive editor at U.S. News.
NYSBA Young Lawyers Advanced Trial Academy
In this intensive workshop, Laurie Vahey and other faculty will take participants through a full trial, from Voir Dire to Closing Statements, including fact witness and expert witness testimony. This 3 day program will be held at Syracuse University College of Law. The program has reached capacity.
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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.