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Covering courts and the legal community in western New York.

New York’s revised mask rules pose challenges


Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement Monday that the state’s mask mandate was being revised in accordance with federal recommendations was widely embraced, but still left many questions and confusion.

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Court of Appeals candidates rated

New York State Court of Appeals

The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) has issued ratings for candidates being considered by Gov. Andrew Cuomo for appointment to the New York State Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court. A total of 12 candidates were selected by the ...

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Rochester sued by woman who was arrested for falling asleep in parked car


A Rochester woman is suing the Rochester Police Department and the city of Rochester for violating her civil rights after she was arrested for falling asleep in a car while waiting for her friend at a convenience store. Fastrac Markets ...

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Censure recommended for Rush justice over improper purchase

The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct has recommended that Rush Town Justice Donald F. Knab Jr. be censured. Knab was accused of using a state grant to buy items for his court that had not been authorized. He ...

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Drug charges reinstated

Appellate Division Fourth Department

A state appeals court has reinstated drug charges that were dismissed by a County Court judge. Defendant James R. Wilcox was a passenger in a vehicle stopped by police when methamphetamine and equipment used to make the drug were found ...

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Lawsuit filed over fatal motorcycle crash


A Livingston County man is suing Harley Davidson Motor Co. over an allegedly defective motorcycle design that led to an accident that killed the man’s longtime companion. The complaint filed Monday in state Supreme Court also names Stan’s Harley-Davidson, in ...

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Sentence changed in arson case

Appellate Division Fourth Department

A state appeals court has vacated a sentence and changed a protection order in an arson and family offense case. Defendant Jadie M. Davis pleaded guilty in August 2016 Monroe County Court to second-degree arson and two counts of aggravated ...

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