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Author Archives: Bennett Loudon

Covering courts and the legal community in western New York.

Law catches up with technology

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A Webster town justice has ruled that the electronic speeding ticket given to a driver by a police officer is enough to satisfy the statutory requirement that the defense counsel be provided with a copy of a supporting deposition. Francis ...

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Monroe County responds to allegations

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Monroe County officials have filed an answer to a federal lawsuit denying all claims of false arrest and violations of civil rights. The plaintiff, Joseph J. Arieno, of Chili, initially filed the complaint against Monroe County and the Sheriff’s Office ...

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Fourth Department disciplines four attorneys

The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court, Fourth Department, has recently barred two attorneys and suspended two others. On Dec. 20, the Fourth Department released decisions to suspend Rochester attorney David L. Owens and Scott Andrew Rumizen, who most recently ...

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Local attorney disbarred

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Rochester attorney Louis Asandrov has been disbarred. In a decision released Dec. 20, the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court, Fourth Department, agreed with the findings of an investigation by the Grievance Committee of the Seventh Judicial District. Asandrov, who ...

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Cellino & Barnes expected to separate

Cellino & Barnes P.C. has more than 10,000 clients and 200 employees, including 57 lawyers. (Bennett Loudon)

Cellino & Barnes have settled out of court — with each other. The nearly three-year legal battle between the two partners of the iconic personal injury law firm is winding down. Ross Cellino first attempted to arrange an amicable breakup ...

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New Rochester housing court created

State Supreme Court Justice Craig J. Doran, chief administrative judge for the Seventh Judicial District, on Tuesday announced the creation of the Specialized Housing Expedited Part (SHEP) of Rochester City Court. (Bennett Loudon)

Tenants in the city of Rochester now have a new option to deal with code enforcement violations their landlord has failed to address. State Supreme Court Justice Craig J. Doran, chief administrative judge for the Seventh Judicial District, on Tuesday ...

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