Recent Articles from Eric Walter
The long anticipated final portion of New York State Department of Conservation’s report on hydraulic fracturing for natural gas has been delayed due to Hurricane Irene. Agency officials cited the need to tend to disaster relief and recovery from flooding and fire this week.
Can anonymous commenters and the websites they post to be sued for defamation? In the case of one local dispute, the answer is no. Monroe County Supreme Court Justice David Barry ruled last month that Democrat & Chronicle parent company Gannett did not have to disclose the identities of several anonymous commenters involved in a […]
What does First Niagara Financial Group’s acquisition of 195 branches of HSBC Bank USA across upstate New York and Connecticut mean for the regional banking industry? More competition, according to one local expert, and more opportunities for those who can capitalize on them, said another.
Genesee Regional Bank is one of 20 community banks across the country to receive part of $253 million in capital through the Treasury Department’s Small Business Lending Fund. Through GRB’s holding company, Greater Rochester Bancorp Inc. ...
Law schools will soon be asked to submit more information on the employment status and placement of recent graduates. Last week, the American Bar Association’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar adopted the recommendation of its Questionnaire Committee ...
Taking aim at a U.S. Supreme Court ruling they say strips workers and consumers of their right to redress against powerful corporations, lawmakers in both houses have reintroduced the Arbitration Fairness Act, which would bar pre-dispute mandatory arbitration clauses in consumer and employment contracts and in civil rights disputes.
- Second Circuit – Equal Pay Act: Eisenhauer v. Culinary Institute of America
- Court of Appeals – Rape Shield Law: People v. Cerda
- Fourth Department – Mootness doctrine: Medical Professionals for Informed Consent, Inc. v. Bassett
- Court of Appeals – Speedy trial: People v. Justice A.
- Fourth Department – Traffic stop: People v. McMillon
- Second Circuit – Fair Labor Standards Act: Abbott v. Comme Des Garcons, Ltd.
- Second Circuit – Plea agreements: Cook v. United States
- Fourth Department: Statute of limitations: Marino v. Weiler
- Fourth Department – Nail and mail service: Rebutting presumption of service L&W Supply Corporation v. Built-Rite Drywall Corp, et al
- Fourth Department – Mental Hygiene Law: Charles L. v. State of New York
- Second Circuit – Medicaid and Medicare certification: U.S. ex rel. Quartararo v. Cath. Health Sys. Of Long Island Inc.
- Fourth Department – Waiver of indictment: People v. King
- Split court affirms gun conviction
- N.Y. Court of Appeals reverses gun conviction
- NY board approves cannabis lawsuit settlements, paves way for retail dispensaries
- NY Court of Appeals reverses murder conviction because of illegal police search
- NY Court of Appeals reverses gun conviction over ineffective counsel
- Split court affirms gun conviction, finding search and arrest were legal
- NY appeals court vacates drug conviction over illegal police search
- Split Court of Appeals strips Police Accountability Board of disciplinary power