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Taking Sexual Harassment Seriously in New York State

  Albany Personal Injury Law Firm on NY State Sexual Harassment Hearing Thanks to the persistence of seven women known as the Sexual Harassment Working Group, on February 13, 2019, the New York State Legislature held its first sexual-harassment hearing in 27 years. New leadership in state government, as well as three newly elected young […]

3M Company Faces Lawsuits Over Defective Earplugs

Albany Personal Injury Law Firm on 3M Earplug Lawsuits In July 2018, 3M Company settled a lawsuit by the federal government for $9.1 million over defective earplugs, and now faces potentially thousands of personal injury lawsuits by veterans. For more than 10 years beginning in the early 2000s, contractors supplied the United States military with […]

Child Sex Victims to Get Their Day in Court

Albany Personal Injury Attorneys on New NY State Sexual Assault Laws *Update-On February 14th, Govenor Cuomo signed the bill to amend the state’s sexual assault laws and extend the statute of limitations for child victims. Past and future victims of child sexual abuse in New York state will soon have new windows of opportunity to seek criminal […]

Capital Region Cities Take Opioid Makers to Court

Albany Law Firm Explains Capital Region Opioid Maker Lawsuit On Tuesday, January 8, four upstate New York cities—Albany, Schenectady, Troy, and Plattsburgh—announced that they are suing drug manufacturers and distributors for their role in the opioid epidemic. The four cities filed separate complaints alleging that the pharmaceutical companies that make common opioid painkillers like OxyContin […]

Two leading Capital Region law firms join forces to better serve clients.

ALBANY – The partners at Dreyer Boyajian and LaMarche Safranko Law announced the merger of their two firms, to become Dreyer Boyajian LaMarche Safranko, Attorneys at Law (www.DBLS.com). “The merging of Dreyer Boyajian and LaMarche Safranko Law brings together two firms that share a common philosophy to always put the client first.” Donald Boyajian said. […]

Hit-and-Run Crash Injures Bicyclist—Who Pays?

Albany Pedestrian Injury Lawyer Explains Queensbury Hit & Run Accident As of this posting, Queensbury Police and the Warren County Sheriff’s Office were still searching for clues on the vehicle that struck bicyclist Aron J. Steves shortly before 6 pm on December 18. Steves, 52, of Whitehall, was hit while biking on Corinth Road near […]

Beekmantown Helicopter Crash Tragedy

Clifton Park Personal Injury Lawyer Explains How Wrongful Death Claims May Bring Compensation to Victims’ Families Investigators are looking into what caused a helicopter to crash into power lines and burst into flames in northern New York on October 31, 2018 killing two utility workers and injuring two others. The crash occurred in Beekmantown, NY […]

Deadly Adenovirus Outbreak in New Jersey

Albany Personal Injury Attorney Explains Wrongful Death Law in Adenovirus Outbreak A ninth child has died as a result of an outbreak of adenovirus at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell, New Jersey. According to health officials, the outbreak started on September 26, when a child in the ventilator unit was diagnosed […]

Schenectady Police Officer Exonerated

On October 19, 2018, a Schenectady County grand jury cleared Schenectady Police Officer Mark Weekes of criminal wrongdoing in the death of a man in police custody, declining to file any criminal charges against him after being presented with the case by the New York state attorney general’s office. Officer Weekes was under investigation by […]

After the Tragedy, Assessing the Liability

The Dreyer Boyajian LaMarche Safranko family wishes to extend its deepest sympathies to all those affected by the devastating limousine crash of October 6, 2018. Here we offer some information on the legal issues that inevitably arise from a tragedy of this magnitude, as investigators try to determine what went wrong, and victims’ loved ones […]