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Sugarman Law Firm has received a Tier 1 Ranking in the 2014 Edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms” in the area of Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants. Firms included in the 2014 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. Partners Sam Vulcano and Jim Stevens are also listed as “Best Lawyers” in the area of Professional Malpractice Law...


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Steve Pesarchick and Paul Mullin recently attended the DRI Annual Meeting in Chicago. They participated in committee meetings in Trucking, Products Liability, and Government and Civil Rights. The meeting gave them the opportunity to meet personally with clients and leaders in the insurance industry to discuss trends and needs to better respond to the litigation challenges that each face. The meeting also gave them the chance to meet with attorneys and experts across the country to discuss issues and strategies for success.
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Steve Davoli and Josh Gillette spoke at the Syracuse University College of Law to the Moot Court Honor Society on the topic of trial practice. 
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A great time was had by all at the Kick Off for Kids event, held by McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center, last night a Fuccillo Nissan.  The event was a celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Organization and a fall fundraiser.  Sugarman was the Presenting Sponsor of the event.  Steve Pesarchick, Paul and Patty Mullin and Bruce and Ianne Poushter attended.
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By:  Samuel M. Vulcano, Esq.

 

Bad contracting habits are like bad eating habits. You may get away with them for a while but eventually you’ll pay a price. Remember, when you agree to a contract you are creating the “law” that will govern any issues that arise on that project. A little extra thought and negotiation before you sign the contract can put you in a much stronger position if a dispute arises. Don’t put yourself in “Jeopardy” unnecessarily!


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Partner, Sam Vulcano, speaks on the topic of case investigation and evaluation at the Onondaga County Bar Association’s continuing legal education program “Advice from the Experts: Successful Strategies for Winning Commercial Cases in the New York State Courts”. Sam has over 30 years of legal experience and specializes in the defense of design professionals.
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Partner, Kevin Van Duser, spoke with individuals attending the New York State Bar Association’s program “Law School for Insurance Professionals” on several topics relating to coverage and the denial of coverage as well as the impact of the K2 Investment decision on claims handling. Kevin is the chair of the firm’s Insurance Coverage Department.
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During a recent trial where plaintiff alleged he suffered serious permanent injuries as the result of a defective condition on the property of a national hotel chain, the Sugarman Law Firm was able to persuade a jury that the hotel maintained its property in a safe condition resulting in a verdict in favor of the hotel.
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Partner Danielle Mikalajunas Fogel received a no cause from an Oneida County jury on Tuesday, September 24, 2013. Ms. Fogel represented a physician who was alleged to have failed to properly recognize a stroke and refer for further evaluation. After a two and half week trial, the jury unanimously rejected the plaintiff's theory and determined that the physician was not negligent.
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The Sugarman Law Firm is proud to be an exhibitor at the 2013 AIANYS Convention in Syracuse.  If you are in town for the Convention please stop by to say hello!
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The United States Supreme Court ruled on June 26, 2013 in United States v. Windsor that the provision of federal law that confined marriage to a legal union between a man and a woman invalid.


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On August 28, 2013, Ms. Fogel lectured to St. Joseph’s nursing students regarding legal issues they may face as practicing nurses. The topics covered related to the basics of medical malpractice, disciplinary proceeding, records keeping and risk management. Fogel is partner in the medical malpractice defense department.


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Firm's lawyers are recognized by the legal community for their skill and expertise.

 


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By David C. Bruffett, Jr., Esq.

 

Regarding New York’s ‘Move Over Law’: It is important to know that Section 1144 of the NYS Traffic Law, commonly called the ‘Move Over Law’, requires that drivers approaching a parked or stopped emergency vehicle, that is in the same lane of travel, must move over to an adjacent lane. On multi-lane roads drivers must move one lane away and leave a buffer space of one lane.


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Sam Vulcano, Managing Partner of Sugarman Law Firm, LLP, has been named a "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers. Vulcano earned the 2014 Syracuse Professional Malpractice Defense Law Lawyer of the Year award based on his representation and defense of professionals, including architects, engineers, surveyors, and attorneys. Only one lawyer in each practice area in each city is honored with this distinction. He received high ratings from his peers for his abilities, professionalism, and integrity. He is featured in the 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice area of Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants.

Best Lawyers is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession.


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