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Author Archives: Bennett Loudon

Covering courts and the legal community in western New York.

M&A survey reflects optimism

Nixon Peabody’s annual review of large mergers and acquisitions depicts a generally healthy market that may have been slightly dampened by the tumultuous political season. “In terms of cyclical trends, the M&A market continues to be strong,” said Nixon Peabody ...

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Have a question? Ask Ruth Balkin

Have you ever had to find an heir overseas to help settle an estate? Or, as a business owner, have you wanted to find out a little more about a prospective client? Enter Ruth Balkin, owner and operator of Balkin ...

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Xerox must pay $4.9 million attorneys’ fees

A federal judge has ordered Xerox Corp. to pay attorneys’ fees of $4.9 million — almost $3 million less than the amount originally sought. In the underlying case, a group of about 100 Xerox workers sued the company under the ...

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Chief Judge creates LGBT Commission

State court officials have announced a new initiative to advocate for the LGBT community in the court system and the community. The new LGBT Commission will serve as a “bridge between the judiciary’s leadership and LGBT individuals in the courts ...

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Update: Key witness in murder trial now accused

Prosecutors have dismissed Angel Carrasquillo’s claim that he, not Jose Torres, fatally shot Miguel Cruz on July 4, 2001, but they now believe he was an accomplice in the killing. “Based upon that new information we reopened the investigation and ...

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Pro se program expanding to Rochester

Volunteer attorneys are needed to help with a new program to provide legal advice to pro se litigants in U.S. District Court in Rochester. The program is expected to start in mid-February, with a CLE session to prepare volunteers tentatively ...

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Western NY legal community confronts cybersecurity issues

A basic understanding of technology is more than just good business for law firms. With about two dozen states adopting rules that expect attorneys to be technologically competent, it’s increasingly becoming an ethical obligation. The legal community has been aware ...

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