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Police Drones Are Watching

Albany Criminal Defense Attorney on New Police Drones in Capital District When the Albany Police announced recently that they were planning to purchase two drones, they became the first urban police department in the immediate Capital Region to acquire the technology. At the same time, they joined plenty of other law-enforcement agencies across the state, […]

Will Lying to State Prosecutors Become a Felony?

Albany White Collar Crime Lawyer on NYS Lying to State Prosecutors Bill In December 2001, lifestyle maven Martha Stewart received a call from her stockbroker, Peter Bacanovic, warning her that an adverse FDA ruling on a new drug developed by ImClone Systems would cause the pharmaceutical company’s stock price to plummet. Stewart immediately dumped all […]

The Water-Borne Risks of Legionnaires’ Disease

Albany Negligence Lawyer on Recent Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak Legionnaires’ disease has resurfaced in an Albany building that spawned at least 14 cases of the illness in 2011 and 2012, when it was a hotel. This February, one person has died and another was sickened after a new outbreak at 1228 Western Avenue, formerly a Best […]

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 […]