New York’s Safe Act

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Under New York’s Safe Act, the Court can issue an Order, without a hearing, which requires a gun owner to surrender his weapons to law enforcement personnel. Under New York State law, when such an order is issued, the gun owner has the right to request a hearing pursuant to Penal Law §4000.00 and New…

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Beating Identity Theft and Accidents This Summer

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Summer is a fantastic time to travel with your loved ones and make new memories along the way.   However, taking a summer trip also increases your risks of identity theft and the potential for motor vehicle accidents.  Follow these tips to keep your vacation happy and safe: Leave the credit cards at home. While charging expenses to your credit…

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Firework Safety Tips

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During the months of June and July, there are spectacular firework shows every weekend throughout upstate New York. This year, there is one change to state legislation that could add more excitement to parties, but a few risk factors as well. Governor Cuomo recently legalized the purchasing of small fireworks by adults at least 18…

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Proposed Changes to Overtime Pay Law

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President Obama is set to announce an extensive change to the nation’s overtime pay law, affecting as many as five million Americans in the first year. The proposed law would increase the threshold for eligibility of overtime pay from $23,660 to $50,440, and it could be here by 2016. “This change in the law will…

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E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy to Recognize Community Heroes

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TROY – The E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy Law Firm is once again teaming up with the Tri-City ValleyCats to recognize community heroes from across the Capital Region. They are seeking nominations from organizations and plan to select a “Starting Nine” of Community Heroes that will be recognized at the ValleyCats’ August 12th game against…

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Important Amendment to NYS Human Rights Law

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The New York State Assembly took a strong stance against gender discrimination on June 2nd when they passed an important amendment to the New York State Human Rights Law. In Bill A7189/S3, plaintiffs who prove “gender discrimination in employment, housing, or the provision of credit can recover attorney’s fees.” The state senate passed it in January of this…

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Boating Safety Tips for this Summer

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summer boating

Lakes and rivers in Upstate New York offer endless summer fun for the whole family. However, it is important to stay informed about the New York State boating laws and the proper ways to drive safely. Please take a moment to read these tips for a fun and safe summer season. If you have legal…

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Union College Student Files Police Brutality Lawsuit

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College Student Defense Attorneys

Schenectady – The E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy law firm recently filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of a former Union College student alleging that city police violated his civil rights by brutalizing and falsely arresting him at an off-campus celebration last year for the school’s hockey national championship. The civil action also contends that the…

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Civil Case to be Filed for Client Pepper-Sprayed by Saratoga Police

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James Knox, Lawyer

Charges Against Adam Rupeka Dismissed by  Saratoga County District Attorney E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy Law Firm plans to pursue a civil case after Mr. Rupeka was pepper-sprayed by Saratoga Springs police SARATOGA SPRINGS – Adam Rupeka was vindicated following being pepper-sprayed and arrested in a traffic stop by Saratoga Springs police when the Saratoga County…

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E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy Headquarters to be in Troy, NY

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Law Offices of E. Stewart Jones Law Office in Troy NY

E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy Law Firm to Consolidate Offices and be Headquartered in Downtown Troy TROY – Partners of the E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy Law Firm announced today the merger of its two main offices into one headquarters in the historic Troy brownstone that the E. Stewart Jones firm called home for more…

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