Author Archives: Bennett Loudon

Covering courts and the legal community in western New York.

Adoption Day celebrated with five adoptions


National Adoption Day was celebrated Friday, appropriately close to Thanksgiving. “The celebration of National Adoption Day was intentionally set on the weekend before Thanksgiving because we truly have much to be thankful for,” said Monroe County Family Court Judge Dandrea ...

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Siddharth Bahl | McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP


Siddharth Bahl has joined McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP as an associate in the litigation and insurance services group in the firm’s Rochester office.  Bahl has experience handling commercial and general litigation matters.  He received undergraduate degree in business administration at Suffolk University in ...

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Faulty jury instructions lead to new trial

The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court has granted a new trial in an Erie County case because of problems with the jury instructions. Jamire Y. Barber, 29, was convicted in February 2015 of first-degree unlawful imprisonment, second-degree assault, second-degree ...

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Brighton woman wins $461,377 arbitration award

A Brighton woman has won an arbitration award of more than $460,000 against a Long Island financial services company. On Nov. 2, a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Arbitration Panel ordered American Portfolios Financial Services Inc. to pay Elizabeth “Libby” ...

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New rules require judges to remind attorneys

New York State Chief Judge Janet DiFiore has established new rules requiring judges in criminal cases to issue orders reminding prosecutors and defense attorneys of their professional responsibilities. Judges now must remind prosecutors that they are responsible for the timely ...

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