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Author Archives: Eric Walter

Attorney general cracks down on fake online reviews

“Caveat emptor,” or “let the buyer beware” goes the old adage. But what does that mean in the online world? That question goes to the heart of a recently concluded investigation by the office of the New York State Attorney ...

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44 Exchange: Modern features, vintage style

From the beginning, developer Ben Kendig had a vision for 44 Exchange Blvd. By combining jet-age style with modern amenities, he hopes attract professionals back to live in the city’s core. “Rochester is my town and all cities have had ...

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Number of women judges edges upward

The number of women judges in the United States rose less than one percent in 2012, according to a recently released report by the University of Albany, SUNY. The report found that the number of women serving on state benches ...

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Future of foreclosure fraud bill uncertain

It seems those hoping to see criminal penalties enacted on lenders engaged in foreclosure fraud will have to wait a while longer. While a bill supported by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman passed the Assembly last month, it remained ...

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County to consider cyberbullying legislation

The Monroe County Legislature will consider a new law that could authorize fines of up to $1,000 or a year in jail for those found guilty of cyberbullying. The bill, which cleared the legislature’s Agenda/Charter Committee earlier this month, will ...

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Could violators of Internet agreements be criminally liable?

Should federal prosecutors have the power to levy criminal charges against Internet users who violate the terms of service agreements on a given website? That is one of the questions facing the U.S. House of Representatives, which is considering legislation ...

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