Category: Articles

Legal Difference Between Layoffs and Furloughs

Matthew Miller, speaks to Business First’s Patrick Connelly on the legal differences between layoffs and furloughs, in New York State. Though used interchangeably with regularity, there is a legal difference between a layoff and a furlough in New York state. Layoffs “The biggest difference and misconception is a layoff or a termination is intended to… Read More

Why hiring a lawyer for a campus misconduct proceeding is a good idea.

There’s no question about it: Campus misconduct proceedings can impact a student’s life long after their college days are over. While hiring a lawyer is far from mandatory, it can give students—and just as importantly, their parents—confidence going into an unknown situation. Here are some reasons why it’s a good idea to enlist representation 1.… Read More

Understanding the impact of proposed Title IX rule changes on student rights.

When it comes to campus disciplinary action, students have long faced an uphill battle laden with unclear procedural rules. A late 2018 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking from the U.S. Department of Education seeks to right those wrongs by clarifying the duties of colleges and universities, while also expanding the rights of students under Title IX… Read More

Four Questions to Ask a Divorce Lawyer on the First Visit

Preparing for an initial consultation with a divorce attorney can seem a little intimidating. After months (or even years) of contemplation, it’s only natural, though there’s no need to stress. Really, when it comes right down to it, finding an attorney is less a knowledge-based quest, and more of an interpersonal one, where you discover… Read More

Elizabeth DiPirro Speaks to BLJ on Exclusive Possession of Marital Residence

Elizabeth DiPirro shares recent outcomes regarding Domestic Relations Law Sections 234. Actions don’t always speak louder than words. Justice Richard A. Dollinger of the Monroe County Supreme Court granted a mother the right to live in the family home with the children, forcing the father to find different living arrangements, in order to protect the children… Read More

The Law is Starting to Recognize Verbal Abuse

Actions don’t always speak louder than words. A recent decision in Rochester granted a mother the right to live in the family home with the children, forcing the father to find different living arrangements, in order to protect the children from being exposed to constant verbal arguments between their parents. This was while the divorce action… Read More

Rob Singer speaks to BLJ readers on the FBI/Apple dispute

Rob Singer, shares insights from the perspective of a criminal attorney on the FBI/Apple dispute. Legal Battle Over Cell Phone Privacy in the Digital Age The clash between Apple CEO Tim Cook and FBI Director Jim Comey over whether Apple should be required, as ordered by a federal court, to provide the FBI with a… Read More

Buffalo Law Journal sits down with Jamie Batt

What’s your role on the United Way board of directors? I have been a board member since May 2014. I’m also a member of the Women’s Leadership Council, which is made up of many local businesswomen with a common interest in our community.

Rupp Baase Supports UNDY Run/Walk

For the 4th year in a row Rupp Baase supported fellow attorney, Kevin Kruppa in his efforts to promote awareness about the benefits of early prevention for colorectal cancer.