Author Archives: Bennett Loudon

Covering courts and the legal community in western New York.

Writ of habeas corpus denied

U.S> District Court Judge David Larimer

A federal judge has denied the release of a Pakistani man who has been detained almost a year while awaiting deportation. But U.S. District Court Judge David G. Larimer kept the case open. Abbas Raza, a citizen of Pakistan, filed ...

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Jury award cut by $3 million


A federal judge has reduced a $9.2 million jury award by more than $3 million in a discrimination and hostile workplace lawsuit. U.S. District Court Judge William M. Skretny also ordered the defendants to pay about $200,000 less than the ...

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Former weatherman sues WHEC-TV


Jeremy Kappell, the former WHEC-TV meteorologist fired in January for allegedly using a racial slur during a broadcast, is suing the station. Kappell is claiming breach of contract, defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent infliction of emotional distress, ...

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Inmate suit proceeds in federal court


A federal lawsuit is moving forward against Wayne County Sheriff Barry C. Virts and several county employees. Plaintiff Reisha Overstreet, a former jail inmate, is suing Virts, four correctional officers, and five members of the Wayne County Jail medical staff. ...

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