Author Archives: Bennett Loudon

Covering courts and the legal community in western New York.

Jail suicide triggers lawsuit

MC Jail web

The mother of a woman who committed suicide while being held in the Monroe County Jail has filed a lawsuit against the county. On Sept. 4, 2018, Sitarah Daniels hanged herself with a blanket tied to the bars of her ...

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Lawsuit filed over herpes infection

A Minnesota woman is suing an Onondaga County man for infecting her with herpes. In May 2017, the couple met in Minnesota and began a sexual relationship, according to the 11-page complaint. Before having sex with the defendant, the plaintiff ...

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Hilton school district sued for bullying

A Hilton Central School District family is suing the district for negligence over a bullying incident that was allegedly recorded. Rochester attorney Jeffrey Wicks file the complaint Wednesday in state Supreme Court for Debbie Schaeffer, the mother of an elementary ...

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Local lawyer wins federal appeal

A local attorney representing state prison inmates has won an appeal before a federal appeals court that restored a consent decree issued in 1982 to ensure the inmates get adequate medical care. Brian Marc Feldman, an attorney with Harter Secrest ...

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Fourth Department disbars lawyer

Appellate Division Fourth Department

Two attorneys have been disciplined by the Appellate division of state Supreme Court, Fourth Department. Joseph C. Watt Jr., who was already disbarred, was fined $1,000 for contempt, and Noel Palmer Simpson was disbarred, according to decisions released Friday. Watt ...

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