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In the Matter of J.T.

Matter of J.T., Onondaga County Family Court, Michael L. Hanuszczak, Judge, September 2, 2016, Docket B-XXXX-16 Appearances by counsel: Maggie Seikaly, Esq. for the Onondaga County Department of Children and Family Services, Karen J. Docter, Esq. of Fayetteville, New York ...

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Decision of Interest: Fourth Department — Testamentary Trust: Matter of Canandaigua National Bank and Trust Company

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Testamentary Trust Uneconomical — Intent of the Decedent Matter of Canandaigua National Bank and Trust Company CA 13-01772 Appealed from Surrogate’s Court, Monroe County Background: The petitioner and trustee bank commenced a proceeding to terminate the ...

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Decision of Interest: Supreme Court, Monroe County — Same Sex Marriage — Child Custody: Wendy G-M v. Erin G-M

Supreme Court, Monroe County Same Sex Marriage — Child Custody Artificial Insemination — Non-Biological Parent Wendy G-M v. Erin G-M 13-13669 Judge Dollinger Background: At issue in the underlying divorce action, the court was required to determine whether a parent ...

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Decision of Interest: Supreme Court, Monroe County — Alternative Service Divorce: McKeown v. Frederick

NYS Supreme Court, Monroe County Alternative Service Divorce Constructive Trust — Marital Residence McKeown v. Frederick 12/5505 Judge Dollinger Background: In this divorce action, at issue is whether an alleged promise by a spouse, prior to marriage, created rights and responsibilities ...

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Decision of Interest: DHS, Citizenship Services, Admin Appeals Office — Derivative Citizenship: Matter of Garcia

DHS, Citizenship Services, Admin Appeals Office Derivative Citizenship Custody Matter of Garcia Chief Judge Rosenberg Background: The applicant was initially denied citizenship because the applicant had failed to demonstrate that he was in his father’s legal custody. The Administrative Appeals ...

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Supreme Court, Monroe County — Not for Profit Law — Elections: Buholtz v. Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Inc.

Supreme Court, Monroe County Not for Profit Law — Elections Write in Candidates — By-laws Buholtz v. Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Inc. 2013/01909 Judge Fischer Background: The petitioner, a member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, commenced a proceeding pursuant to Section ...

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Decision of Interest: Fourth Department — Invocation of Rights: People v. Doll

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Invocation of Rights Emergency Doctrine People v. Doll KA 11-01150 Appealed from Genesee County Court Background: The defendant was convicted of second-degree murder after a jury trial. When police came upon the defendant walking near an ...

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Decision of Interest — New York State Court of Appeals: In the Matter of Todd M. Smith v. Hon. James C. Tormey, et al.

New York State Court of Appeals In the Matter of Todd M. Smith v. Hon. James C. Tormey, et al. No. 100 Judge Jones Background: The primary issue presented on appeal was whether an administrative judge exceeded his authority pursuant ...

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Supreme Court, Monroe County — Prejudgment Interest: Lehning v. Lehning

Supreme Court, Monroe County Prejudgment Interest Maintenance Awards Lehning v. Lehning 2008/17596 Justice Dollinger Background: Both parties had brought motions regarding a consent order requiring the husband to pay maintenance. The maintenance order was dated 2009 and the husband owed ...

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