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Can a NY Section 8 Tenant With an ERAP Application be Evicted for Nonpayment?

Can a NY Section 8 Tenant With an ERAP Application be Evicted for Nonpayment

New York landlords may evict tenants where the stay imposed by a Section 8 subsidized tenant’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) application is futile due to the current regulations that provide such applications will be reviewed after all applications from non-subsidized tenants have been processed. A landlord commenced a nonpayment eviction proceeding in January 2022. […]

Can NY Landlords Restrict the Specific Breed of an Emotional Support Animal?

Landlords cannot restrict the specific breed of an emotional support animal, according to HUD GUIDANCE ON REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS UNDER THE FAIR HOUSING ACT RELATING TO ASSISTANCE ANIMALS Pet rules do not apply to service animals and support animals. Thus, landlords may not limit the breed or size of a dog used as a service animal […]

2023 Nursing Home Medicaid Guide Released

2022 Nursing Home Medicaid Guide Released

Elder Law Attorneys Friedman & Ranzenhofer, PC have announced the release of their free 2023 NY Medicaid Guide which answers many frequently asked questions, such as: What are the 2023 asset and income levels that allow Medicaid eligibility? What are the 2023 Medicaid penalty regional rates throughout New York State? What resources are not counted when determining […]

Six Reasons to Hire a NY Truck Accident Lawyer

Six Reasons to Hire a NY Truck Accident Lawyer

Have you been injured in an accident involving a commercial truck and need the help of an experienced NY truck accident lawyer? Truck accident claims can be more complicated than regular automobile accidents, so when hiring a Rochester, NY accident attorney, you should hire a lawyer who understands the complexities of truck accident cases. The […]

How Elderly New Yorkers are Financially Exploitated

How Elderly New Yorkers are Financially Exploited

Financial exploitation, as defined under New York State Social Services Law Section 473 (6)(g), is the improper use of an adult’s funds, property, or resources by another individual. It includes these crimes: fraud, false pretenses, embezzlement, conspiracy, forgery, falsifying records, coerced property transfers, and denial of access to assets. The following are examples of elder […]

NY Nursing Home’s Lawsuit Against Power of Attorney Dismissed

NY Nursing Home's Lawsuit Against Power of Attorney Dismissed

Read this story about how a NY nursing home’s lawsuit against a power of attorney got dismissed. If you need help with elder law, give us a call. This collection action, which arose from a nursing home debt, was commenced by the County of Monroe against the Estate of Janet Patterson and Barbara Robinson,  a 78-year-old […]

Police Have Qualified Immunity for K-9 Dog Bites

Police Have Qualified Immunity for K-9 Dog Bites

Learn why police have qualified immunity for K-9 dog bites in this educational article. If you have questions, contact our Rochester lawyers. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in McKinney v. City of Middleton, held that qualified immunity protected police officers who directed a police canine to “bite and hold” the arrestee for […]

NY Holiday Impaired and Reckless Drivers Beware

NY Holiday Impaired and Reckless Drivers Beware Rochester NY

The New York State Police will participate in the “Drive High Get a DUI” national campaign and New Year’s impaired driving enforcement to crack down on impaired and reckless driving this holiday season. The enforcement campaign runs from Wednesday, December 14, 2022, through Sunday, January 1, 2023. Drivers can expect to see sobriety checkpoints, along […]

What are the NY Elder Abuse & Financial Exploitation Laws?

What are the NY Elder Abuse & Financial Exploitation Laws

The New York Penal Code and New York Social Services Law protect New York victims from elder abuse and financial exploitation with civil and criminal remedies. Civil Financial Exploitation NY CLS Soc Serv § 473 (2020) ; NY EXEC §837-f-1 (2022) SOCIAL SERVICES LAW ARTICLE 9-B.  ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES TITLE 1.  PROTECTIVE SERVICES § 473. […]