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Attorney Kelly Magnuson obtained summary judgment in a slip and fall case

Attorney Kelly Magnuson obtained summary judgment in a slip and fall case.  Plaintiff fell on ice while walking on a road in the Village of Kiryas Joel. The plaintiff suffered a fracture to the left shoulder that required an arthroplasty … Continue reading

Attorney Steven V. DeBraccio moved the court for summary judgment

Attorney Steven V. DeBraccio moved the court for summary judgment on a case involving a plaintiff who sought recovery for injuries related to a slip and fall accident over the edge of a paved sidewalk on our client who owned … Continue reading

Attorney Rounds secures a dismissal of a 20M med mal suit

Attorney Jessica A. Rounds moved the court to dismiss a 20M case involving a local municipality in an alleged medical malpractice action. Plaintiff sought recovery for significant injuries but failed to establish a deviation from good and accepted medical practices, … Continue reading

BSH welcomes the addition of attorney Steven DeBraccio

Steven joined the firm in April 2019. Steven is a 2013 graduate from Albany Law School.  He has previously worked with the NYS Court of Appeals, within the Law Reporting Bureau, focusing on decisions and appeals. Prior to that he … Continue reading

BSH is happy to announce the addition of Thomas P Armstrong as Associate Attorney

Thomas P Armstrong joined the firm in September 2018 and was recently admitted in January 2019. Thomas is a 2018 graduate from Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University.  He has previously interned with the Court of Appeals in … Continue reading

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