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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, […]

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 recognized for excellence by Best Lawyers in America

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 […]

Seven Webster Szanyi attorneys recognized by Super Lawyers.

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 […]

Webster Szanyi Obtains Tax Exemption for Developer

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 […]

Thomas Lane and Andrew Miller prevail in Commercial Lease Arbitration

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, […]

Webster Szanyi Defends School District in United States Supreme Court

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 […]

Michael and Susan McClaren speak at New York Insurance Reciprocal

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 […]

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Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA