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April 30, 2012

Law Day 2012

Category: Uncategorized — admin @ 11:10 am

Every year, on May 1st, the country acknowledges Law Day. Law Day was established by President Eisenhower in 1958 as “a special day of celebration by the people of the United States in appreciation of their liberties and the reaffirmation of their loyalty to the United States and of their rededication to the ideals of equality and justice under law in their relations with each other and with other countries; and for the cultivation of the respect for law that is so vital to the democratic way of life.”

 

April 25, 2012

Kim Goodfriend's Persian Cat Appears in Times Union

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Kim Goodfriend, supervisor of our secretarial team, is the proud owner of a Persian cat named Rayna who recently celebrated her 4th birthday and was featured in the Times Union newspaper. Rayna is from Shensilvers, breeders of champion Silver Shaded Persian cats, located in Front Royal, Virginia. When she was just a kitten, Rayna appeared in the 2010 issue of Kittens USA magazine after placing 3rd in the “Darling Diva” photo contest. She also placed 2nd in the Times Union Classroom Enrichment Cutest Pet Contest in 2010. Rayna’s favorite toy is a ball with a “bell” in it, which Kim named “Bruce,” after the partner she has worked with for more than 15 years–Bruce Bell.

Kim Goodfriend’s Persian Cat Appears in Times Union

Category: Uncategorized — admin @ 9:34 am

Kim Goodfriend, supervisor of our secretarial team, is the proud owner of a Persian cat named Rayna who recently celebrated her 4th birthday and was featured in the Times Union newspaper. Rayna is from Shensilvers, breeders of champion Silver Shaded Persian cats, located in Front Royal, Virginia. When she was just a kitten, Rayna appeared in the 2010 issue of Kittens USA magazine after placing 3rd in the “Darling Diva” photo contest. She also placed 2nd in the Times Union Classroom Enrichment Cutest Pet Contest in 2010. Rayna’s favorite toy is a ball with a “bell” in it, which Kim named “Bruce,” after the partner she has worked with for more than 15 years–Bruce Bell.

April 18, 2012

Running for a Cause!

Category: Uncategorized — admin @ 3:38 pm

On April 26th in downtown Albany, Maynard, O’Connor Smith & Catalinotto, LLP, will be well represented in the Albany County Bar Association’s 5K Run/Walk Against Domestic Violence. The purpose of this event is to raise money for not-for-profit organizations providing legal and financial assistance to victims of domestic violence. Maynard O’Connor is proud to once again be among the sponsors for this event, and Attorney Kathleen Barclay served on the ACBA’s Law Day Run Committee. Look for our Firm T-shirts in Washington Park on that evening. Registration is taking place all the way up to race time, and is also taking place on-line at: http://www.albanycountybar.com/calendar/event_detail.cfm?ID=163

April 9, 2012

Firm successful in defense of FOIL claim

Category: Firm News — admin @ 12:19 pm

The firm successfully defended the Chief of the Chestertown Volunteer Fire District in a claim arising out of a Freedom of Information Law request. In the matter of Maxam and Hayes v. Chestertown, the plaintiffs alleged that the Fire Company and the Chief of the Fire District improperly denied their requests for documents. The firm moved to dismiss the claim against Chief Crossman and demonstrated that he was not a proper party and played no role in responding to the demands. Supreme Court agreed, found that the plaintiff’s claim had no merit, dismissed the case in its entirety, and awarded costs to the defendants. The plaintiffs appealed to the Appellate Division, Third Department. Rob Rausch argued the appeal on behalf of Chief Crossman. In a Decision rendered on March 29th, the Appellate Division affirmed, and unanimously agreed that there was no merit to the claim against Chief Crossman.