Author Archives: Bennett Loudon

Covering courts and the legal community in western New York.

Lawsuit filed over domestic violence reports

Rochester police web

The Legal Aid Society of Rochester has filed a class-action lawsuit claiming the Rochester Police Department routinely fails to provide legally required documents to domestic violence victims. The 19-page complaint filed Friday in state Supreme Court aims to force police ...

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Paralegals hold convention in Rochester

Deborah Hughes

About 300 paralegals from across the country gathered in Rochester last week for the 2019 National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) convention. The organization was supposed to hold the even in Rochester in the fall of 2001, but that meeting ...

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Lockport judge censured


The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct has censured Lockport City Court Judge Thomas A. DiMillo for presiding over more than 2,500 civil cases involving the Cornerstone Community Federal Credit Union (CCFCU), where DiMillo’s brother is a board member. ...

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Leo Kesselring retiring at 86

Leo Kesserling

Leo J. Kesselring has retired. Really. Kesselring, an attorney who was prominent in Conservative Party politics for decades and later shifted his focus to residential real estate investing, said he attempted to retire a couple other times, but he got ...

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Judicial candidates share their views

The Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys held a judicial candidates forum at Nixon Peabody LLP on Thursday. Moderators included retired Monroe County Court Judge Patricia D. Marks, left. Candidates attending included Michael Dollinger and Karen Bailey Turner, right, who are running for Monroe County Court.

Credit: Bennett Loudon

The Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys hosted a judicial candidate forum on Thursday at the offices of Nixon Peabody LLP. Only Democratic judicial candidates participated in the luncheon event. Republicans declined the invitation, or did not respond, according to ...

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Harris Beach wins big in patent cases

Neal Slifkin

Harris Beach PLLC has recently won judgments totaling more than $39 million for clients in separate patent infringement cases. In August, Harris Beach attorneys won a $12 million judgment in U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York ...

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Adrian Neil is a ‘lifelong learner’

Adrian Neil

Adrian Neil entered the University of Rochester expecting to become an engineer, but he wound up getting a bachelor’s degree in political science and English and becoming a lawyer. “College is about figuring out what you really like, and what ...

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