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Author Archives: Bennett Loudon

Covering courts and the legal community in western New York.

Rape conviction to be reconsidered

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

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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Fan seeks video of fight at Bills game

A Canadian man who was injured while trying to break up a fight at a Buffalo Bills football game is asking a judge to order the team to provide video footage and other information to help him identify potential defendants ...

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New hearing ordered for inmate seeking compassionate release

A federal appeals court has ordered a new hearing for a prison inmate who had his request for compassionate release denied because he did not exhaust the administrative process before going to court. Anthony Saladino appealed a district court denial ...

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Appeals court enforces settlement

A state appeals court has reversed a lower court ruling and enforced a settlement agreement in a lawsuit because the plaintiff’s attorney agreed to the terms in an email, although the client later changed his mind. In September 2020, in ...

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