2019 Police Disability Pensions Year-in-Review

By |2020-01-30T20:56:26+00:00January 17th, 2020|DP Resource, Officers, Pension|

2019 Police Disability Pensions Year-in-Review Accidental Nature of Injuries Cases: The Appellate Division 3rd Department’s first case of 2019, Buckshaw v. DiNapoli, dealt with multiple accidental issues. The Police Officer testified that while he was restraining an EDP the carpet suddenly shifted under his feet due to poor installation. As a [...]

September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Falling Short

By |2020-07-01T16:44:42+00:00June 3rd, 2019|Officers|

September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Falling Short Our 9/11 First Responders and volunteers, the heroes of that fateful day almost 18 years ago, are now facing major health issues due to the harmful debris in the air. They, along with search and rescue team members, are now being diagnosed with [...]

NYS Police Compensation Seminar Hosted by MDASR

By |2019-04-01T14:17:05+00:00March 29th, 2019|accidental disability benefits, Officers, Workers Compensation|

McIntyre, Donohue, Accardi, Salmonson & Riordan, LLP was honored to host members of the NYS Police for an evening of networking, great food & drinks and an important and fundamental discussion. Partners Ed McIntyre, Sean Riordan and James Seganti spoke about compensation rights as NYS Law Enforcement in the event of an accident or injury [...]

New 3rd Department Case Changes the Way We Analyze 3/4’s Cases

By |2020-06-26T19:07:57+00:00May 2nd, 2018|accidental disability benefits, justice system, Officers, Work Injury|

  An important message on behalf of our firm from two of our partners, Ed McIntyre and Sean Riordan: New 3rd Department Case Changes the Way We Analyze 3/4's Cases ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dear Friends, On Thursday April 26th, the Appellate Division, 3rd Department issued an very important decision regarding Police ¾’s claims. The determination has far reaching [...]

Closing Rikers Island would be at the expense of CO, Borough, inmate safety

By |2019-04-05T14:24:21+00:00March 20th, 2018|COBA, Corrections Officers, Media, Officers, Rikers Island|

One of Rikers Islands nine correctional facilities will close this summer, beginning with the George Motchan Detention Center (GMDC). In a statement from our partner, Sean Riordan, Esq., “In the Mayor’s continual attempt to close Rikers Island he has announced the pending closure of GMDC. This closure can only be viewed as creating a greater [...]

NYCERS denies NYC EMT disability, MDASR steps up.

By |2017-09-25T20:23:23+00:00July 6th, 2017|justice system, Officers, Work Injury|

MDASR, LLP wins another important ¾’s Article 78 case! An FDNY EMT suffered severe illnesses and injuries related to her heroic actions during the 9/11 clean-up operations. After being initially denied ¾’s Disability Retirement benefits from the New York City Employees Retirement System (“NYCERS”), a Supreme Court judge found that the NYCERS Medical Board acted [...]

NYPD’s ShotSpotter yields positive results

By |2017-04-03T19:36:27+00:00March 29th, 2017|Media, Officers|

NYPD is reporting that the gunshot-locating technology ShotSpotter has helped lower shootings throughout Brooklyn and the Bronx. An article on nydailynews.com grants a number of accomplishments as a result of the technology: "The rise comes as both arrests by police and complaints against officers are down substantially while the department adheres to a new policing [...]

NYPD gears up after London attack in wake of proposed budget cut

By |2017-04-03T19:39:42+00:00March 24th, 2017|justice system, Media, Officers|

Last week, the Trump administration released their plan for a 10% spike in military spending. Roughly $700 million in federal grants from the Department of Homeland Security would be cut, according to an article posted on Newsday.com. These are the same grants that provide funding for counterterrorism efforts for local law enforcement agencies across the [...]