E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy Law Firm Named to Best Lawyers 2016

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One of Albany NY Capital Region's Most Respected Law Firms Since 1898

Four E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy Attorneys Combine for 15 Legal Excellence Awards in 2016 TROY – Four partners of the E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy Law Firm have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2016 The Best Lawyers in America publication. E. Stewart Jones Jr., James E. Hacker, John F. Harwick…

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Notice filed to Watervliet over sex charges against police officer

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The E. Stewart Jones Law Firm has filed notice of an intended lawsuit on behalf of a client who had interacted with the Watervliet police officer charged earlier this month. The officer has been charged with four felony counts of third-degree criminal sex act, the legal term for sodomy, and misdemeanor charges of child endangerment…

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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against New York State Thruway Authority

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E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy Law Firm represents about 250 employees owed millions of dollars in unpaid wages TROY – The E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy Law Firm has filed a class action complaint against the New York State Thruway Authority on behalf of approximately 250 Authority Managerial/Confidential (MC) employees collectively owed millions of dollars in…

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5 Helpful Tips for Bike Safety

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Now that summer is in full swing and the kids are out enjoying the weather, many of them will be on their bikes.  Bicycle safety is important factor to consider, especially when it comes to children.  Tragically, in 2013 alone, nearly 2,000 children were injured or killed while riding their bikes.* It is important to always…

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Rite Aid Corp V. Haywood – Another Victory

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The real property tax dispute division at E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, which represents commercial, individual, and municipal clients across New York, recently earned a significant victory for its client, the Town of Williamson, in Rite Aid Corp. v. Haywood, an appeal to the State’s second highest court. Patrick L. Seely, Jr., a partner with…

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New York Court of Appeals Addresses Restrictive Covenants

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Legal Awards and Settlements

The New York Court of Appeals made a judgement last week which impacts both employees and employers throughout the state. On July 24, 2015, the Court of Appeals addressed two issues in Brown & Brown v. Johnson, 25 N.Y.3d 364 pertaining to restrictive covenants. The issues addressed were regarding enforcement of the law provision in an employment…

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Wage Increase Approval for NYS

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The New York State Wage Board announced yesterday, Wednesday, July 22, 2015, the approval of a wage increase for fast food establishment workers. This means that workers at a fast food chain restaurant with more than 30 locations will be receiving $15.00 per hour. The common misconception out there right now is that this increase will…

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Rosemary Weaver McKenna – General Legal Counsel

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Rose McKenna has provided legal guidance to individual, closely-held, national and not-for-profit businesses for over 25 years, handling issues from the launch or purchase of a new business, to governance, day-to-day operations, compliance and contracting matters, to the sale or transaction of an existing business to the next generation of ownership. Rose earned an AV® Preeminent ™Peer Review…

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Saratoga Springs man free after 10 years’ confinement

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James Knox, Lawyer

At 18 Richard J. Freedman landed in a psychiatric center after a 2nd degree assault charge Reprinted from the Albany Times Union By Chris Churchill | July 18, 2015       The jury reached its conclusion quickly and unanimously. Richard J. Freedman was not a danger to society, it decided. The state could no…

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Workers’ Compensation: What You Need to Know

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Have you recently been injured or struck with illness as a result of your work? If so, it is important that you file for worker’s compensation as soon as you can. Your promptness adds legitimacy to the claim when insurance companies review it. Before you even file a claim, notify your employer of the date,…

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