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Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria has Most Attorneys in Buffalo Named to 2022 Edition of Best Lawyers’ The Injury and Malpractice Issue

Best Lawyers®, recognized as the oldest and most respected guide to the legal profession, has released the 2022 edition of their annual specialty publication, The Injury and Malpractice Issue.

The Injury and Malpractice Issue features attorneys “recognized for their top legal talent in injury and malpractice-related practice areas” in the 2022 editions of The Best Lawyers in America and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.

The editor of The Injury and Malpractice Issue stated, “Best Lawyers offers a consolidated guide geared to empower everyday people with the knowledge to make informed decisions and the resources to find the best legal representation when they need it.”
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New York State Thruway’s $8 Million Lawsuit Against General Contractor Dismissed

An $8.1 million lawsuit filed by the New York State Thruway Authority, against five companies involved in a wind turbine project, was recently dismissed by a New York State Supreme Court Judge. The motion to dismiss was filed by attorney Joseph J. Manna, who represents the project’s general contractor, Kandey Company.

Numerous media outlets reported on the dismissal of the Thruway Authority’s lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court. Joseph Manna spoke with The Buffalo New and WGRZ 2 On Your Side to provide insight for their coverage of the case. Continue reading for a summary of what led to the Thruway Authority’s wind turbine lawsuit being dismissed and click the video below to watch WGRZ’s report on the case, which includes an interview with Mr. Manna.
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Legal Analysis on the Arrest and Resignation of New York Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin

New York State Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin resigned from his office after being arrested on fraud and bribery charges.

WGRZ 2 On Your Side’s coverage on the story included an interview with attorney Barry N. Covert. Mr. Covert provided legal analysis that included: a review of the specific charges Brian Benjamin faces, the potential penalties if Benjamin is found guilty of the charges, and whether circumstances involved in the terms of Brian Benjamin’s bail in this case forced him to resign as New York State’s Lieutenant Governor.

WGRZ reports that federal prosecutors accused Brian Benjamin of being part of a campaign finance scheme. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York outlined the case against Brian Benjamin, which stated that Benjamin accepted campaign contributions from a real estate developer in exchange for a state grant that was given to that business. In their report, WGRZ quoted Barry Covert as stating “The laws on raising campaign funds and identifying where the money comes from are very strict. But, it is not clear how strong the case of proof is against Benjamin.”

Continuing reading for excerpts of Barry Covert’s discussion with WGRZ anchors Scott Levin and Maryalice Demler. Click the videos below to watch WGRZ’s full report on this case, which includes Mr. Covert’s legal analysis.
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