The Buffalo News recently published an article detailing a judge’s ruling on the license status of a negligent day care center operator. The article is the latest in a series of reports from The Buffalo News on the case involving injured toddler, Malania Chevere.
In July 2018, Malania Chevere, who was just a few days away from her second birthday, suffered a brain injury while in the care of Mozee’s Ultimate Family Daycare. An investigation is ongoing to determine how the toddler was injured at the day care center.
Following Malania Chevere’s catastrophic injury, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services revoked the license of the day care center’s owner, Desiree “Debbie” Mozee. Recently, Ms. Mozee appealed to a state administrative law judge to have her license reinstated so she can reopen Mozee’s Ultimate Family Daycare.
Can St. Matthews Cemetery Be Sued For Moving Graves Without Notifying Families of the Deceased? Did St. Matthews Cemetery Violate New York State Law?
St. Matthews Cemetery in West Seneca, NY is being investigated by the New York State Division of Cemeteries for beginning to move hundreds of graves without notifying family members of the deceased. Over a week after St. Matthews Cemetery began digging up grave sites, family members started to hear through word of mouth that their loved one’s caskets may have been moved.
Attorney Barry Covert was recently interview by WGRZ 2 on Your Side for a report on St. Matthews Cemetery. Continue reading for details on Barry Covert’s legal analysis and click on the video below for WGRZ’s full report, which includes:
- Reaction from family members who were not aware that the graves of their loved ones were moved;
- A representative from St. Matthews Cemetery discussing their reason for moving the graves; and
- Barry Covert providing answers to questions on whether St. Matthews Cemetery broke New York State Law and if families of the deceased have grounds to sue the cemetery for their actions
Legal Analysis on St. Matthews Cemetery
WGRZ 2 on Your Side’s interview with attorney Barry Covert addresses a portion of New York State’s Not-For-Profit Corporation Law, which specifically pertains to when cemeteries are obligated to notify next of kin and which may also provide grounds for legal action against St. Matthews Cemetery.
Attorney Barry N. Covert was interviewed by WKBW’s I-Team Chief Investigator Charlie Specht for a story that 7 Eyewitness News introduced as a “big development in the clergy sex abuse crisis”.
The 7 Eyewitness News story addresses an article recently published in The Buffalo News, which reported that subpoenas were issued in March 2019 as part of an investigation involving clergy sex abuse in the Diocese of Buffalo.
In this interview with WKBW, Barry Covert provides insight and analysis regarding: why the latest subpoenas carry unique significance; what the subpoenas reveal about laws that federal prosecutors may be using in this investigation; and where the focus of the investigation may be directed.
Subpoena Reveals Federal Grand Jury Investigation
7 Eyewitness News states that the March 2019 subpoenas reported by The Buffalo News are the third round of subpoenas issued to the Diocese of Buffalo. Attorney Barry Covert pointed out to WKBW’s Charlie Specht that the latest subpoenas differ from the first two rounds issued by federal prosecutors. This latest round of subpoenas provide the first confirmation of a federal grand jury investigation.
Covert stated “It’s very significant because that means they have taken this investigation to the next level. Now we know that there is a federal grand jury that is specifically tasked with looking at these claims, these allegations”
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