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Author Archives: Bennett Loudon

Covering courts and the legal community in western New York.

Rape conviction to be reconsidered

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A state appeals court has sent a rape case back to the lower court because of a duplicitous indictment. Defendant  Richard Baek, 31, was convicted in October 2019 in Allegany County Court of third-degree rape. He was sentenced to a ...

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Appeals court upholds decision on easement repairs

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A state appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling that prohibited a property owner from interfering with repairs to an easement over a private road. Plaintiffs Michael and Suzanne Tarsel have an easement over a private road on a ...

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