Partner Charlie Roberts recently graduated from Leadership Buffalo, Class Experience leadership development program. Congratulations to Charlie and all of the other 2017 graduates of Leadership Buffalo.
Webster Szanyi obtained a favorable decision that resulted in $6 million of insurance coverage for an insured
In a declaratory judgment action venued in the United States District Court in Rochester, Webster Szanyi obtained a favorable decision that resulted in $6 million of insurance coverage for an insured defending a catastrophic personal injury action in New York State Supreme Court. Harleysville Worcester Insurance Company had disclaimed coverage for its insured, MGB Building, […]
Webster Szanyi LLP recently represented a county wherein a county employee alleged that she was the subject of discrimination based on her age and that she was not promoted to a higher position in her department due to her age. In October, 2017, the firm received a favorable finding from the New York State Division […]
Division of Human Rights issues finding of No Probable Cause on claim of age discrimination by substitute teacher
Webster Szanyi LLP recently obtained a “No Probable Cause” finding from the New York State Division of Human Rights (“SDHR”) on claim of age discrimination against a local school district. Heather Dechert represented the district against a claim by a substitute teacher alleging that he was subject to discrimination based on his age and that […]
Kevin Szanyi, Michael McClaren and Thomas Lane were named to Best Lawyers in America for 2018. Mr. Szanyi was recognized for his outstanding practice in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation (both Defendants & Plaintiffs) and Product Liability (Defendants). Mr. Lane was recognized for his outstanding practice in the area of Commercial Litigation […]
Shannon O’Neill, Brittany Jones, Bryan Kroetsch and Kevin Cope recently attended the Counsel Press Reception held at the Hotel Henry Urban Resort Conference Center.
Webster Szanyi represented the County of Chautauqua in a personal injury action brought by a plaintiff who was injured at a County-owned transfer station. The trial court granted the County summary judgment, finding that there was no proof that the County had any notice of the allegedly defective condition and that plaintiff’s claims were based […]
Partners Ted Graney, Thomas Lane, Susan McClaren, Andrew Miller, Nelson Perel, Ryan Smith and Kevin Szanyi were named to the Upstate New York Super Lawyers list for 2017. The firm’s members recognized for their excellence practice in the areas of product liability defense; business litigation; labor and employment law; education law; state, local and municipal […]
On behalf of its client, a local developer, Webster Szanyi commenced an Article 78 proceeding challenging the City of Buffalo’s refusal to provide a tax exemption under Real Property Tax Law § 485-a for the client’s redevelopment project, which involved converting an old, non-residential structure into mixed use facility. The Court ordered a hearing regarding […]
Partners Thomas Lane and Andrew Miller recently prevailed in a commercial arbitration arising out of lease dispute. Webster Szanyi represented a prominent local developer and landlord, and established that the client’s tenant, a national company, had breached the terms of the parties’ lease by improperly removing fixtures from the building, causing damage to the building, […]
As reported in the Buffalo News, Webster Szanyi LLP partner Jeremy Colby is defending a school district in the United States Supreme Court. Webster Szanyi prevailed before the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, which held that the school district properly directed a teacher to remove certain religious items from display in her classroom during the […]
Webster Szanyi LLP partners Michael McClaren and Susan McClaren were recently featured speakers at a seminar sponsored by the New York Insurance Reciprocal and attended by upper level management and supervisors of local police departments. Mr. McClaren spoke on reducing and handling inmate claims of inadequate medical care in local jails, and other loss prevention […]
Dismissal of two serious personal injury claims brought against a local municipality in Niagara County Supreme Court
Ted Graney obtained a dismissal of two serious personal injury claims brought against a local municipality in Niagara County Supreme Court. Plaintiffs sustained significant and permanent injuries when they were struck by a motor vehicle on a pathway in a municipal park. Plaintiffs alleged the design of the pathway its connection to a nearby street […]
School district accused of constitutional violations for denying student permission to attend a class trip; Webster Szanyi obtains dismissal of action
Plaintiffs filed a federal court complaint against a school district, its superintendent and a teacher (collectively, “the District”) for denying a student permission to attend a high school class trip abroad. According to the complaint, the student was told he could not attend due to his grades and attendance, and because he “would be a […]
Appellate Division reverses trial court’s decision and grants summary judgment to municipality in dog bite case
Michael McClaren and Ryan Smith successfully argued on appeal that summary judgment should have been granted to Wyoming County in a personal injury action arising out of a dog bite at the County’s animal shelter. The plaintiff was playing with a dog at the animal shelter when it lunged and bit her in the face, […]
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