Enhanced Nursing Home Rating System Has Staffing and Turnover Data

Enhanced Nursing Home Rating System Has Staffing and Turnover Data

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (“CMS”) launched its enhanced Nursing Home Five-Star Quality Rating System on July 27, 2022 which integrates data nursing homes report on their weekend staffing rates for nurses and information on annual turnover among nurses and administrators. CMS research shows that higher nurse turnover is associated with lower quality […]

What Are the Most Common Pitfalls That Should Be Avoided in Creating an LLC For A Rental Property?

What Are the Most Common Pitfalls That Should Be Avoided in Creating an LLC For A Rental Property

Robert Friedman is part of the recently released American Apartment Owner’s Association’s RENT Magazine. This magazine focuses on how to invest despite rising interest rates, smart tax saving strategies, best-selling books for landlords and the latest rental industry updates on new prop tech, evictions, tenant screening, and more. You can read Robert Friedman’s article online for […]

Do I Need a Rochester Injury Attorney or Can I Handle My Claim Myself?

Do I Need a Rochester Injury Attorney or Can I Handle My Claim Myself

Being involved in a personal injury case is a stressful and discouraging experience. Filing a New York injury claim and taking your case to court is a great way to obtain compensation for your damages and to pay for your medical and other expenses. Some injury victims think that filing their own lawsuit or dealing […]

Is Filming the Police Protected by the First Amendment?

Is Filming the Police Protected by the First Amendment

Yes. A police officer was not entitled to qualified immunity for interfering with a YouTube journalist and blogger who were filming a DUI stop, ruled the Denver-based 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The court’s July 11, 2022 opinion said there is a First Amendment right to film police performing their duties in public, and […]

NY Home Health Aide Pleads Guilty to Larceny

NY Home Health Aide Pleads Guilty to Larceny

Brigid M. Buseman, also known as Brigid McKirchy, of Clarence, New York was sentenced  before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to five years of probation. As part of her sentence, the 31-year-old defendant was ordered to participate in a drug treatment program. While working as a home health aide, she falsified personal checks that […]

Home Health Care Provider Who Stole Over $1 Million From Elderly Clients Sentenced to Prison

Home Health Care Provider Who Stole Over $1 Million From Elderly Clients Sentenced to Prison

Chief U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger sentenced Lindsey Allison Kerns, 39, of Mars Hill, N.C., to 45 months in prison, for stealing more than $1 million from two elderly clients in her care. In addition to the prison term , Kerns was ordered to serve three years court supervision and to pay $1,088,554.99 as restitution. […]

AAOA NY Landlord Legal Compliance Update

AAOA NY Landlord Legal Compliance Update

AAOA NY Landlord Legal Compliance Update August 18, 2022 |  2:00 pm EST. COVID has spurred various new laws many landlords in New York could be violating without knowing! Our NY attorney guest speakers will give you the latest to stay in compliance and avoid hefty fines. REGISTER HERE In this 60-minute webinar, NY attorneys […]

NY Attorney General Shuts Down Landlord Who Exposed Children to Lead Poisoning

NY Attorney General Shuts Down Landlord Who Exposed Children to Lead Poisoning

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced an agreement resolving her lawsuit against landlord John Kiggins and his company, Endzone Properties, Inc., for failing to protect children from lead paint hazards in Syracuse. The lawsuit, filed in October 2021, alleged that Kiggins and Endzone endangered the health of its tenants, primarily children, by repeatedly violating lead paint […]

Erie County Landlord-Tenant Hub Court Dedicated

Erie County Landlord-Tenant Hub Court Dedicated Rochester Lawyers

A dedication ceremony for the newly created Erie County Landlord-Tenant HUB Court was held on June 2, 2022 at Buffalo City Court, 50 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY.  The Erie County Landlord Tenant HUB Court is the first court in the State of New York to operate virtually with a presumptive Alternative Dispute Resolution model. The […]

Does The Physician-Patient Privilege Apply to NY Guardianship Proceedings?

Does The Physician-Patient Privilege Apply to NY Guardianship Proceedings

Yes, the physician-patient privilege applies to New York Mental Hygiene Law Article 81 (“MHL 81”) guardianship proceedings. In MHL 81 proceedings, the Alleged Incapacitated Person (“AIP) enjoys an absolute right to doctor-patient confidentiality  that precludes admission of his/her medical records or information into evidence unless he/she waives the privilege or has affirmatively placed his/her medical […]