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The Buffalo News Reports on Man Cleared of Criminally Negligent Homicide Charges

The Buffalo News recently published a report regarding a man, represented by defense attorneys Barry N. Covert and Justin D. Ginter, who was cleared of criminally negligent homicide charges.

As reported by The Buffalo News, Donald Lewinski was charged with criminally negligent homicide following a 2020 altercation with another patron at a restaurant in West Seneca, NY. During the confrontation, Mr. Lewinski pushed the other patron who fell, hit his head, and subsequently passed away.

The Buffalo News article states “Covert, who worked with fellow attorney Justin D. Ginter on the case, said his office wrote a long letter to the prosecution laying the grounds for a self-defense claim.”

Jury Verdict of $65 Million Awarded to Woman Abused by YMCA Counselor

Attorney Amy C. Keller, of Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria, recently obtained a $65 million jury verdict for her client, who was sexually abused as a child by a former YMCA counselor.

In a front-page story, The Buffalo News reported that the $65 million award is the third significant jury verdict Ms. Keller has obtained this year, on behalf of her clients who were victims of childhood sexual abuse. In recent months, Ms. Keller has also obtained a $30 million jury verdict on behalf of a client abused by a Lutheran pastor and a $25 million jury verdict on behalf of a client abused by a former Boy Scout leader. All three cases were reported as the largest award obtained in Western New York for a case filed under the Child Victims Act, at the time the verdicts were rendered.

$4 Million Settlement Obtained for Pedestrian Injured by Distracted Driver

William P. Moore recently obtained a $4 million settlement on behalf of his client, a pedestrian, who was injured due to the negligence of a distracted driver.

Accident Caused by Distracted Driver

Mr. Moore’s client, who was a college student at the time of the accident, was walking to her vehicle after an afternoon class. As she attempted to cross the street at a designated crosswalk, a distracted driver pulled forward and struck her.

Pedestrian’s Injuries

As a result of the collision, the college student suffered multiple injuries, including a traumatic brain injury. Despite extensive treatment, the student was able to return to school and attain her degree. When asked about the case, Mr. Moore stated “while this result will allow my client to move beyond this chapter of her life, I am most proud of my client’s resilience and determination to not allow her physical limitations to deter her recovery or lofty career goals.”