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Federal Jurisdiction: Garner v. DII Industries LLC 

U.S. District Court, Western District of New York Federal Jurisdiction Pleadings Garner v. DII Industries LLC 08-CV-6191 Judge Siragusa Background: The decedent, Angelo Palermo, was a union insulation mason for 29 years, from 1937 through 1966, in the construction asbestos ...

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Due Process: Eleby v. Selsky

U.S. District Court, Western District of New York Due Process Prison Disciplinary Hearings Eleby v. Selsky 08-CV-6420 Judge Larimer Background: Plaintiff, Terrell Eleby, commenced this action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §1983. He asserts a claim against Donald Selsky, who was ...

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Chapter 11: In Re 2670 West Ridge Road LLC

U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of New York Chapter 11 Mortgage Foreclosure Sale-Stay In Re 2670 West Ridge Road LLC 09-22062 Judge Ninfo Background: In August, 2670 West Ridge Road LLC, the debtor, filed a petition initiating a Chapter 11 ...

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ERISA: LaScala v. Scrufari

U.S. District Court, Western District of New York ERISA Fiduciary Duties — Damages LaScala v. Scrufari 93-CV-982 Judge Curtin Background: On Jan. 15, 2004, the court issued findings of fact and conclusions of law after trial, finding defendant Santo Scrufari ...

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Dismissal: The Omega Institute Inc. v. Universal Sales Systems Inc.

U.S. District Court, Western District of New York Dismissal Corporations — Ceased Operations The Omega Institute Inc. v. Universal Sales Systems Inc. 08-CV-6473 Judge Telesca Background: Plaintiff, The Omega Institute Inc. — doing business as Money Tree Training Group — ...

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Poor Person Status: Pettus v. Oakes

U.S. District Court, Western District of New York Poor Person Status Court Fees Pettus v. Oakes 09-CV-6263 Judge Siragusa Background: The prisoner civil rights case is before the court for a determination as to whether the plaintiff’s in forma pauperis ...

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Attorney Disqualification: Lieberman v. City of Rochester

U.S. District Court, Western District of New York Attorney Disqualification Public Officers — Corporation Counsel Lieberman v. City of Rochester 07-CV-6316 Judge Payson Background: The case arises out of the alleged “gay-bashing” incident that took place on June 1, 2007 ...

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Immigration: Salem v. Mukasey

U.S. District Court, WDNY Immigration ‘Mandamus’ — Jurisdiction Salem v. Mukasey 09-MC-6002 Judge Larimer Background: Petitioner Abdul N. Salem, a U.S. citizen, seeks a writ of mandamus compelling the U.S. Department of State to approve an application for an immigrant ...

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Trademark Infringement: Mackenzie-Childs LLC and Mackenzie-Childs Aurora LLC v. Mackenzie-Childs

Trademark Infringement Mackenzie-Childs LLC and Mackenzie-Childs Aurora LLC v. Mackenzie-Childs 06-CV-6107 Judge Telesca Background: Plaintiffs MacKenzie-Childs LLC and MacKenzie-Childs Aurora LLC, manufacturers and sellers of ceramic goods and housewares, bring an action pursuant to the Declaratory Judgment Act, the Lanham ...

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