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John Bair

Avoiding Tax Scams as April Approaches

This week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced its “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams. The annual list highlights schemes taxpayers may encounter throughout the year, many of which peak during tax-filing season. Taxpayers must be diligent in guarding against […]

T. Thomas Metier

Can A Written Agreement Extend the State Statute of Limitations?

Can parties write an agreement that negates the law? This question was considered in a Ponzi scheme case C. Randel Lewis v. Steve Taylor, No. 13CA0239, Court of Appeals of Colorado, Division IV (Feb. 9, 2017). In 2006, Steve Taylor […]

John Bair

Patients with Special Needs Treated as Part of Give Kids a Smile Day

I am so proud to see the efforts in my hometown to welcome and include people with special needs in yet another important way. The University of Buffalo’s School of Dental Medicine is the only university in the nation to […]

David Mittleman

MSU – The Next “60 Minutes” Segment will be on the 20 Years You Failed to Listen to the Young Girls

Last night, nationally renowned TV news magazine show “60 Minutes” featured former MSU doctor Larry Nassar’s involvement with USA Gymnastics.  Nassar made a name for himself “treating” high level athletes, including Olympians.  USA Gymnastics claims to have contacted the FBI […]

Mark Bello

Shallow Water Blackout – The Silent Killer of Swimmers

Did you know that prolonged or repeated breath holding is dangerous? The family of a 21-year-old man who died after going into cardiac arrest while performing a grueling underwater endurance process have reached an out-or-court settlement of $600, 000. In […]

T. Thomas Metier

What Happens When the Plaintiff Dies After the Verdict, but Before Final Judgment?

Under Colorado law, when a plaintiff in a personal injury action dies, his death extinguishes his entitlement to noneconomic and punitive damages. But what happens when the plaintiff is awarded those damages by a jury, but dies between the verdict […]

Thomas Greer

Battling Birth Injuries with New MRI Technology

Diagnosing health issues with newborns can be a difficult task. Worse yet, many problems require early, if not immediate, detection in order to avoid the risk of permanent damage. Fortunately, there is a tried and true technology that is steadily […]

Craig Kelley

Tips from Snowplow Drivers on Driving Safe in Blizzard Conditions

Although we are getting a little closer all the time to Spring, we still have some winter left for 2017 and the possibilities of being stuck driving in blizzard conditions.  Fortunately, there are ways to drive as safe as is […]

Chris Nace

Can You Sue a Doctor for Lying? The Truth May Surprise You.

Anyone familiar with the Hippocratic oath understands the undeniable bond between medical care and ethics—ideally, physicians are driven by the desire to help patients, not hurt them. Yet, harm does sometimes occur, and patients have the right to hold such […]

John Bair

Self-Settled Supplemental Needs Trusts

In the February 2017 Bulletin for the Erie County Bar Association, Peter and Jillian Brevorka of the Brevorka Law Firm, P.C. discuss the recently signed 21st Century Cures Act, which will allow individuals to not only establish “self-settled” supplemental needs […]