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What Property Owners Need to Know as New York’s Eviction Moratorium Expires

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New York State’s eviction moratorium law has been in place since March 2020.  After twenty months and two extensions, the eviction moratorium law in now scheduled to expire on January 15, 2022.

On the heels of the eviction moratorium expiring, Jaime Michelle Cain will be conducting a Real Estate Roundtable at 2:00 PM on Monday, January 17th. This virtual event will address a number of issues property owners now face.

Topics for January 17th’s Real Estate Roundtable Include:


$12 Million Settlement Obtained for Worker Injured by a New York State Trooper in a Distracted Driving Accident

In a front-page story, The Buffalo News reported on a $12 million settlement obtained by attorney Michael P. Stuermer on behalf of his client, who was injured in a distracted driving accident involving a New York State Trooper.

As reported by The Buffalo News, George Cole, along with 4 coworkers, were traveling in a minivan on the New York State Thruway. While slowing down for road construction, the rear of the minivan was struck by a New York State Trooper’s Dodge Charger, which was traveling at 73 mph at the time of impact. Mr. Cole, who was a passenger in the minivan, was severely injured as a result of the accident.

Legal Analysis of Gov. Hochul’s Enforcement of New York State’s HERO Act

New York State Governor Kathy Hochul recently signed a directive that requires businesses in New York State to implement specific workplace safety plans. This directive enforces regulations set forth in the New York Health and Essential Rights Act, also known as the HERO Act. The HERO Act was put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

WGRZ 2 On Your Side anchor Scott Levin recently interviewed attorney Barry N. Covert to provide legal analysis regarding enforcement of New York State’s HERO Act. During the interview, Mr. Covert discussed the potential implications the HERO Act will have on New York State businesses, the liability the HERO Act may create for employers, and the possibility of a legal challenge to the HERO Act.

Continuing reading for portions of Barry Covert’s comments and click the video below to watch the full interview with WGRZ’s Scott Levin.