Author Archives: Bennett Loudon

Covering courts and the legal community in western New York.

Harris Beach creates software company

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The Harris Beach law firm has created a new company, separate from the law practice, offering a cloud-based subscription software tool to help companies with regulatory compliance. CyMetric, the first product being offered by the new company, called Caetra.io, streamlines ...

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Police brutality trial starts Tuesday

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The trial of three Rochester police officers accused of assaulting a former Rochester woman and shooting one of her dogs starts Tuesday in federal court. The defendants are officers Daryl Hogg, Jason Prinzi and K Turner, and Rochester animal control ...

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Deer don’t justify speeding

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A Webster town justice didn’t buy the explanation of a motorist who claimed he was speeding to avoid hitting a herd of deer that might run in front of his car. Stefan A. Kurlak, who represented himself at trial, was ...

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Conviction stands in 1993 murder case

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The Fourth Department has upheld a decision by a Monroe County Court judge to admit a defense lawyer’s notes into evidence at a hearing. Defendant, Dale Kahley, was convicted of second-degree murder in August 1993 and sentenced to 25 years ...

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Lawsuit over police search dismissed

A lawsuit over a no-knock search by police conducting a murder investigation six years ago has been dismissed by a federal judge. On Dec. 2, 2013, Rochester police obtained a search warrant for the home of Chiuquanda Sanders, where they ...

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