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Tops acquisition by local owners OK’d

The previously announced acquisition of Tops Holding II by a group of senior managers of the company led by Tops President and CEO Frank Curci closed Sunday. This transaction to local ownership represents the next step in the natural evolution ...

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Court: Clicking ‘like’ on Facebook is free speech

RICHMOND, Va. — Clicking “Like” on Facebook is constitutionally protected free speech and can be considered the 21st century-equivalent of a campaign yard sign, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond reversed ...

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APPELLATE DIVISION, FOURTH DEPARTMENT – Mode of Proceedings: People v. Schrock

APPELLATE DIVISION, FOURTH DEPARTMENT ‘Stun Belt Mode of Proceedings People v. Schrock KA 11-00358 Appealed from Cattaraugus County Court Background: The defendant was convicted at a jury trial of two counts of attempted murder, among other felonies, for attempting to ...

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Feds OK $15M for Rochester train station

A contract for design and construction of a new Rochester train station is expected to be awarded in the fall, now that the federal government has committed $15 million toward the project. The new award was announced Thursday by U.S. ...

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Fourth Department — Dangerous Sex Offender: State of New York v. Schraenkler

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Dangerous Sex Offender Prior Uncharged Crimes State of New York v. Schraenkler CA 11-2396 Appealed from Supreme Court, Wayne County Background: The respondent appealed from an order confining him to a secure treatment facility based upon ...

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Fourth Department — Change of Circumstances: Kennedy v. Kennedy

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Change of Circumstances Pendency of Appeal Kennedy v. Kennedy CAF 12-00601 Appealed from Family Court, Erie County Background: The petitioner father and the attorney for the children appealed from an order that awarded primary physical custody of ...

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3 blockbusters among high court’s last cases

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has 11 cases, including the term’s highest profile matters, to resolve before the justices take off for summer vacations, teaching assignments and international travel. The court is meeting Monday for its last scheduled session, but will add days ...

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Obama names court nominee from SDNY

President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated two people for federal judgeships: Gregory Howard Woods for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; and Judge Madeline Hughes Haikala, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. ...

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Ex-JPMorgan execs pressed about trading loss

WASHINGTON — Two former high-ranking executives at JPMorgan Chase faced tough questions from senators Friday about why the bank played down risks and hid losses from regulators when it was losing billions of dollars. The hearing was held a day ...

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Fourth Department — Unknown Defendant: Jacobson v. Leemilts Petroleum Inc., et al.

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Unknown Defendant Substitution — Notice Jacobson v. Leemilts Petroleum Inc., et al. CA 12-00315 Appealed from Erie County, Supreme Court Background: The plaintiff commenced an action after a fuel pump suppression system at a gas station ...

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