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WELCOME TO THE PERSONAL INJURY INSURANCE DEFENSE LAW BLOG

Peter Balouskas is a partner with the firm Burke, Scolamiero & Hurd, LLP with offices in Albany, Hudson & Rome, NY. This is his attorney’s blog examining the latest decisions of consequence in the State of New York http://nypiinsurancedefense.com/   … Continue reading

Attorney Heather L. Pollock Successfully Moved For Summary Judgment In An Action Involving an Alleged Slip And Fall On Snow And Ice

The defendant was a snow and ice removal company. They contracted for the removal of snow and ice with the plaintiff’s employer.  Heather L. Pollock filed a motion for summary judgment seeking dismissal of the action on behalf of the … Continue reading

Attorney Heather L. Pollock Prevails On A Motion To Dismiss

An actions was commenced through the service of a summons without a Complaint.  A demand for the Complaint was subsequently made on behalf of the defendant. When still no Complaint was served, a motion to dismiss for failure to timely … Continue reading

Adam C. Hover makes Partner at Burke, Scolamiero & Hurd

In January 2017 the firm was proud to announce that Adam C. Hover has been named partner in the firm.  Adam came to the firm in 2008 and has grown with us, handling a wide variety of complex cases including medical … Continue reading

ATTORNEY MELISSA SMALLACOMBE SECURES ANOTHER DEFENSE VERDICT IN A PERSONAL INJURY CASE WHERE PLAINTIFF WAS SEEKING OVER A MILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGES

The plaintiff was employed by an HVAC company and was dropping off piping at public school location for work to be performed on a later date. When plaintiff and her supervisor reached the second floor of the school, they entered … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce the addition of Attorney George J. Hoffman to the firm!

George J. Hoffman, Jr. has more than 20 years of experience handling all aspects of civil and criminal litigation.  Throughout this time, George has concentrated his practice on appellate litigation.  George has handled all aspects of civil and criminal appellate … Continue reading

BSMH is proud to announce that Kelly Magnuson has joined the firm as an Associate Attorney!

With over 19 years of litigation experience, Kelly knows what it takes to secure the best possible outcome for her clients. She concentrates her practice on the defense of medical malpractice matters. Kelly has a special interest in dental and … Continue reading

Newly Admitted BSMH Attorney Heather Pollock’s First Summary Judgment Win Dismissing Complaint!!

This action arose from a trip and fall on a sidewalk outside of a church.  The Plaintiff testified at a 50-H hearing that she could not identify the cause of her fall and that she walked up and down the … Continue reading

PETER SCOLAMIERO OBTAINS ANOTHER DEFENSE VERDICT AT TRIAL – THIS TIME INVOLVING A CLAIM OF LOSS OF SEPULCHER

The plaintiff sought damages for loss of sepulcher contending that the defendant, an alcohol and drug rehabilitation center, failed to make adequate attempts to locate her following her brother’s death, who was a patient at the facility. Mr. Scolamiero demonstrated … Continue reading

Tom Cullen Successfully Defends Landlord from a Slip and Fall Lawsuit at Trial

A plaintiff, a tenant in a 2-family home, claimed that his absentee landlord was negligent in failing to adequately clear snow and ice from the home’s front steps. As a result, the plaintiff allegedly slipped and fell on ice causing … Continue reading