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Fourth Department – Products Liability: Pienta v. A.W. Chesterton Company, et al.

Appellate Division, Fourth Department – Products Liability – Foreseeable Latent Dangers – Duty to Warn   Pienta v. A.W. Chesterton Company, et al. CA 14-02303 Appealed from Supreme Court, Erie County   Background: The plaintiff commenced a products liability action ...

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Fourth Department – Fraud: Regency Oaks Corporation v. Norman-Spencer McKernan, Inc.

Appellate Division, Fourth Department – Fraud – Agency – Misrepresentation   Regency Oaks Corporation v. Norman-Spencer McKernan, Inc. CA 14-01911 Appealed from Supreme Court, Monroe County   Background: The plaintiff, a professional employer organization, commenced a fraud action alleging that ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Disqualification

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Disqualification – Part-time Judge – Physician Opinion 15-02   Background: The inquiring part-time judge is also a licensed physician. In that capacity, he oversees blood extraction services at a hospital. The judge asks ...

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Chief judge makes access task force permanent

A newly created permanent Commission on Access to Justice will continue a task force mandate to expand access to civil legal services. The new commission, announced Wednesday by Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman, will continue the work of the Task Force ...

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City/county anti-poverty findings released

Input from the community on a recent Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty initiative has been compiled the Rochester-Monroe Anti-Poverty initiative, which released findings Wednesday. Hundreds of submissions received from community members who participated in a July 15 town hall meeting may be viewed ...

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CNY justice disciplined

The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct has determined that Daniel P. Sullivan, a justice of the Whitestown Town Court in Oneida County, should be censured. In a determination dated July 14 and made public Wednesday, the commission found ...

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RBA rebranding as Chamber of Commerce

Rochester Business Alliance, the chamber of commerce serving the nine-county Finger Lakes region, intends to rebrand as the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, effective in January. The move to RBA’s chamber roots stemmed from a strategic planning process that started ...

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New directions for community health

Recognizing the majority of health outcomes are determined by behaviors and environmental influences outside the doctor’s office, the commission is calling for a communitywide focus on preventing chronic diseases like obesity and tobacco addiction and increased efforts to connect clinical, ...

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Fourth Department – Record an Appeal: Matter of Annabella B. C.

Appellate Division, Fourth Department – Record on Appeal – Transcript – Relevant Information   Matter of Annabella B. C. CAF 13-01206 Appealed from Family Court, Erie County   Background: The respondent appealed from an order determining that her daughter is ...

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Fourth Department – Motor Vehicle Accident: Moore v. Curtiss

Appellate Division, Fourth Department – Motor Vehicle Accident – Snowy Road Conditions – Defendant’s Speed   Moore v. Curtiss CA 15-00015 Appealed from Supreme Court, Niagara County   Background: The plaintiff commenced an action seeking damages for injuries she sustained ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Judge’s Second-Degree Relatives

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Judge’s Second-Degree Relatives – Arrested Protestors   Opinion 15-18   Background: The inquiring judge states that certain individuals in his community have engaged in protests concerning a controversial issue. Although the judge is ...

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