Availability of Insurance Coverage for Immediate Coronavirus Losses

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Mitigation of Losses in the Time of Covid-19: An Overview for New York Businesses and Consumers On March 22, 2020, Governor Cuomo’s “New York State on PAUSE” Executive Order (E.O. #202.8) became effective.[1]  The measure requires all “non-essential” businesses to “reduce the in-person workforce at any work locations by 100%.”  This applies to most New…

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Important Points: NYS COVID-19 Leave Law

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Last week, just a couple of days before the 100% workforce reduction mandate, the Legislature approved and Governor Cuomo signed a new law that provides job protection and leave benefits for certain employees impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Now that the flow of Executive Orders and guidance documents has slowed to a trickle, we wanted…

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John F. Harwick, Esq. Elected to Board of Directors

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John F. Harwick, Esq. has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Albany County Bar Association for 2020. Formed in 1900, the bar association is  one of the oldest in the country. It currently has approximately 1200 members. Each year it hosts the highest court in the state, the Court of Appeals, at…

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Local Attorneys Recognized as “Super Lawyers”

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Twelve attorneys from the Capital Region law firm E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy LLP were recently selected as 2019 Upstate New York “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars” honorees. E. Stewart Jones, Jr., Founding Partner, was ranked number one in Upstate New York. Managing Partner, James E. Hacker was ranked in the Top 10. John F….

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Important Legislative Update

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This morning, Governor Cuomo signed the Child Victims Act into law. The legislation ensures that abusers can be held criminally and civilly accountable by extending the time in which survivors of childhood sexual abuse can seek justice. Under the old law, child sexual abuse offenses could not be prosecuted more than five years after their…

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E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, LLP Named Top Rated Upstate Litigators

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E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy, LLP, founded in 1898, is one of Upstate NY’s oldest and most respected law firms focusing on personal injury, medical malpractice, criminal defense, commercial litigation and eminent domain. The firm’s senior partner, E. Stewart Jones, has consistently ranked as the number one attorney in the Upstate NY “Super Lawyers” directory….

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GEICO Faces Deceptive Trade Practices Over Its Use of Biased Medical Opinions

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In a 5-0 decision issued on December 14, 2017, the New York State Appellate Division, Third Department, re-instated claims against GEICO Insurance Company for deceptive business practices related to its use of so-called “independent” medical doctors. The precedent setting case of Brown v. Government Employees Insurance Company (available at http://decisions.courts.state.ny.us/ad3/Decisions/2017/524696.pdf ) now makes clear that…

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Local Attorneys Recognized as “Super Lawyers”

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Twelve attorneys from the Capital Region law firm E. Stewart Jones Hacker Murphy LLP were recently selected as 2018 Upstate New York “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars” honorees. E. Stewart Jones, Jr., Founding Partner, was ranked number one in Upstate New York. Managing Partner, James E. Hacker was ranked in the Top 10. John F….

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