Author Archives: Friedman & Ranzenhofer

How to Serve Your Spouse with Divorce Papers

How to Serve Your Spouse with Divorce Papers
Do you want a divorce and want to know how to serve your spouse with divorce papers? Watch this video, then contact our Rochester attorneys. https://vimeo.com/179462449/ The first step in the divorce process is to file the summons in the county clerk's office and have the other party served with divorce papers. The filing party [...]

NY Victims of Distracted Driver Settle for $21.5 Million

NY Victims of Distracted Driver Settle for $21.5 Million

New York State will pay $9.5 million to settle a lawsuit  filed by a crash victim paralyzed in a crash caused by a New York State Trooper using his cell phone. Erie County resident Timothy W. McCann (“Claimant”) was 70 years old when the crash paralyzed him from the chest down. George Cole of Farmington, […]

2022 NY Medicaid, Medicare, VA Pension & Estate Tax Numbers

2022 NY Medicaid, Medicare, VA Pension & Estate Tax Numbers

How much are the 2022 Medicare benefit deductibles? hospital deductible $1,556, co-insurance (days 61-90) $389/day, and skilled nursing facility co-insurance (days 21-100) $194.50/day. How much are the 2022 NY Medicaid Institutional and Community/Home Care resource and income allowances? (Community / Home Care Benefits are in parenthesis): resource allowance $16,800 ($16,800), income allowance $50 ($934), community […]

What You Should Know About an Injury

What You Should Know About an Injury

Were you or a loved one seriously injured due to another’s negligence? Here is what you should know about an injury. Contact our attorneys now. 1) What To Do After an Accident The first thing you should do is call 911 if the injury is serious Next, you will want to seek medical treatment at […]

NY Court Refuses to Dismiss Rear-End Car Accident Case

A vehicle operated and owned by the defendants rear-ended a vehicle operated by plaintiff while  stopped for a red light. Plaintiff driver claimed that he sustained injuries to his shoulder and spine. The  two passenger plaintiffs claimed injuries to their knees and spines. Defendants moved for summary judgment and an order dismissing the complaint on […]

New York Victim of Distracted Driver Awarded $13.5 million

New York Victim of Distracted Driver Awarded $13.5 million

Karen Noller vs. Edwin Holt was one of the largest New York personal injury jury verdicts of 2021. Noller was injured when Holt, a distracted driver traveling at 40 miles per hour, rear-ended her stopped automobile. Holt testified that he took no evasive action to prevent the impact. Noller was a  47 year old home […]

Town & Village Court Evictions in Erie County Hub Court

Town & Village Court Evictions in Erie County Hub Court

All evictions filed in town and village courts will be transferred to the Erie County Court Landlord Tenant Hub Court (“ECHC”).  The Hub Court, located in Buffalo City Court, is a virtual court using Microsoft Teams. Once the case is transferred by the village or town court, the parties will be contacted by mail with […]

DWI Charge Timeline

DWI Charge Timeline
 If you have questions about your DWI charge timeline, watch this educational video. Then, call our Rochester attorneys to get started today. https://vimeo.com/169292057 As an experienced Rochester DWI Attorney, I am often asked how long it takes to fight a DWI charge. It can take anywhere from 2 months to a year to complete this [...]

NY Attorney General Cancels $200K+ in Illegal Rent & Recovers $65K For Deceived Tenants

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Landlord Denied Buffalo, NY College Students Housing And Then Claimed They Owed Thousands in Rent, Referring Them to Predatory Debt Collectors. In a textbook case of everything a New York landlord should not do, New York State Attorney General Letitia James cancelled more than $200,000 in illegal housing debt for dozens of Buffalo college students […]

New York Remote Online Notarization Law

New York Remote Online Notarization Law

After a New York executive order (EO) temporarily allowed remote online notarizations as an emergency measure during the Covid 19 pandemic, a new state  law permanently legalizes it. The EO, which expired on June 24, 2021, allowed notaries in New York to sign documents using audio-video technology, instead of signing and notarizing documents in person […]