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November 17, 2011

Firm Sponsors “Dancing in the Woods” Benefit

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For over twenty years, Maynard, O’Connor has proudly served as one of the sponsors of Dancing in the Woods, the annual fundraiser for Albany Medical Center Hospital’s Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders. The “Melodies Center” is the Capital Region’s only provider of care to infants and children with leukemia, lymphoma, and other blood cancers. Robert Rausch, a partner in the firm, has been involved with the event for fifteen years and now serves as its Co-Chair. The event will be held on Friday, December 2nd. Further information, and a link for registration, may be obtained at:


November 9, 2011

Rausch Obtains Defense Verdict in Trial of “Slip and Fall” Claim

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Robert Rausch was recently successful at trial in the defense of a “slip and fall” claim venued in federal court for the Northern District of New York. In the matter of Essenter v. CFI, the plaintiff alleged that he slipped on winter conditions in the parking lot of a convenient store. In defense of the claim, Rob demonstrated that the accident had actually been captured by surveillance and that the video demonstrated that the lot was clean and clear, and that the plaintiff simply stumbled, without any negligence by the defendant. Additional proof was presented to reflect that the lot had been recently plowed, that there had been no precipitation since the plowing, and that the store regularly monitored and cleaned its lot. After an hour of deliberations, the jury returned a unanimous verdict in favor of the defendants.