Author Archives: Bennett Loudon

Covering courts and the legal community in western New York.

State panel hears about Family Court

Three witnesses who testified Thursday before a panel studying ways to improve legal services for indigent parents in Family Court described an overloaded, underfunded system stacked against parents struggling to keep custody of their children. Kate Woods, deputy director of ...

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Lawsuit accuses WHAM-TV of copyright infringement

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A Brooklyn photographer and videographer has filed a federal copyright infringement lawsuit against the company that operates WHAM-TV. The plaintiff, Dominique Hessert, is described in the four-page complaint as “a professional photographer and video journalist in the business of licensing ...

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Zoo Society sued for age discrimination

The former director of education and interpretation at the Seneca Park Zoo is suing the Seneca Park Zoo Society, claiming he was fired because of age discrimination. Since 2009, Bartholomew A. Roselli, 65, held the job “which involved serving as ...

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Lawsuit filed in 2008 suicide

The family of a man who committed suicide after a four-hour standoff with police is suing Monroe County, the Sheriff’s Office and former Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn, claiming officers mishandled the situation. Richard E. Briggs died from a self-inflicted gunshot on ...

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City man claims police brutality

A Rochester man has filed a lawsuit claiming a Rochester Police officer beat him up in September 2017. Vince Bradley Jr. claims that Sgt. Anthony Bongiovanni stopped his patrol car in front of Bradley’s Murray Street home and demanded that ...

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Animal advocates seek USDA records

The Animal Welfare Institute in Washington, D.C., and the Farm Sanctuary, in Watkins Glen, Schuyler County, are suing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to compel the agency to proactively post documents online regarding compliance with rules on the humane slaughter ...

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