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NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics: Opinion 874

NYSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Conflict of Interest Part-time Prosecutor Opinion 874 Background: The inquirer represents criminal defendants in town courts. He was offered a part-time position as a prosecutor to handle vehicle and traffic matters in a local justice ...

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Colantuono v. S. Hockeborn

U.S. District Court, WDNY Prisoner Rights Due Process Colantuono v. S. Hockeborn 10-CV-6446L Judge Larimer Background: The plaintiff, a former inmate of the Elmira Correctional Facility, commenced the action alleging a number of civil rights violations that stemmed from a ...

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Odom v. Hazen Transport Inc.

U.S. District Court, WDNY Class Action Settlement Attorney’s Fees Odom v. Hazen Transport Inc. 10-CV-6304T Judge Payson Background: The plaintiffs instituted a class action that alleged that the defendant failed to pay the appropriate overtime wages and improperly deducted moneys from ...

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Goodrich v. LIRR Co.

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Federal Employers’ Liability Act Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress — Zone of Danger Goodrich v. LIRR Co. 10-2809 Judges Feinberg, Livingston and Lohier Background: The plaintiff-appellant, an employee of the defendant Long ...

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Immigration: Achouatte v. Holder

U.S. District Court, WDNY Immigration Order of Removal — ‘Habeas’ Relief Achouatte v. Holder 10-cv-6203 Judge Telesca Background: The petitioner was declared an alien under a final immigration order of removal. He filed a petition for a writ of habeas ...

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