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Webster Szanyi Obtains Summary Judgment Dismissing Claims Against Local School District

Michael McClaren and Heather Dechert recently obtained summary judgment dismissing claims of malicious prosecution and negligence brought against the Niagara Wheatfield Central School District by a former substitute teacher.  The Honorable Daniel Furlong, Niagara County Supreme Court Judge ordered that the Plaintiff’s claims against the District, District administrators individually, the Town of Lewiston and a […]

Jeremy Colby represents voters asserting First Amendment challenges in New York and Massachusetts

Partner Jeremy A. Colby represents voters who filed lawsuits in federal courts in Syracuse and Boston challenging state statutes prohibiting voters from wearing “political” buttons or related apparel when voting.  These challenges come in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in June in Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky, which struck down a Minnesota […]

Webster Szanyi Obtains Dismissal of Product Liability Lawsuit in Federal Court.

Kevin Szanyi, Charlie Roberts and Steven Hamlin recently obtained dismissal of a product liability action brought against Isowa Corporation and Isowa America, Inc.  In Albino v. Global Equipment USA, LTD., et al. (14-cv-06519), Honorable Michael A. Telesca, United States District Judge, Western District of New York, granted motions to dismiss a third-party complaint against Isowa […]

Webster Szanyi names Heather Dechert Partner

Webster Szanyi LLP is pleased to announce that Heather Dechert has become a partner of the firm.  Since joining Webster Szanyi LLP in 2016, Ms. Dechert’s practice has focused on representing employers in both the private and public sectors, on a variety of issues, ranging from litigating employment claims to counseling clients on a wide range of labor […]

Section 3020-a Decision Terminating Tenured Teacher Receives Media Attention

As reported previously, Webster Szanyi (Ryan G. Smith, Esq.) recently represented a school district in a Section 3020-a proceeding against a tenured teacher and successfully obtained a termination award.  On May 28, 2018, The Buffalo News published an extensive article discussing the case, as well as the limited number of disciplinary cases against tenured teachers that […]

Webster Szanyi wins appeal in Appellate Division, Fourth Department

Webster Szanyi successfully appealed a New York State Supreme Court decision on behalf of Niagara County.  The case involves claims by the family of man who was killed in an automobile accident.  The family alleges that their son’s remains were mishandled at the accident scene by a County Coroner and the Chief of a volunteer […]

Ted Graney successfully defends municipal client in an employment discrimination claim brought in the New York State Division of Human Rights

On April 6, 2018 the New York State Division of Human Rights issued an Order After Investigation finding “No Probable Cause” in favor of a local municipality represented by Ted Graney.  The claimant filed a complaint alleging  gender discrimination, hostile work environment, discrimination based upon disability and retaliation.  Mr. Graney worked closely with his client […]

Andrew Miller presents at the Construction Exchange of Western New York.

In April of 2018, Andrew Miller, a partner at Webster Szanyi, was invited to speak on two occasions at the Construction Exchange of Western New York.  For the first presentation, Mr. Miller addressed legal issues relating to bidding public construction projects in New York State. For the second presentation, Mr. Miller discussed how New York’s […]

Charlie Roberts and Brittany Jones present CLE to Niagara Corporate Counsel Association

Webster Szanyi LLP attorneys Charlie Roberts and Brittany Jones presented a one hour CLE, The Attorney Client Privilege & In-House Counsel, to the Niagara Frontier Corporate Counsel Association on January 24, 2018 at the Buffalo Club.  The presentation focused on the numerous challenges in-house counsel face with respect to the attorney-client privilege, including the dual […]

Jeremy A. Colby obtains a decision from the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirming dismissal of claims against Highway Superintendent

On January 23, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed a decision dismissing claims against a Highway Superintendent arising from efforts to rebuild a road that a resident later claimed to have been abandoned by the town.  After the resident attempted to block construction vehicles, she was arrested and asserted […]

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