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Barclay Damon continues to grow

Craig Welch, managing partner of Lacy Katzen LLP, said the departure of seven lawyers and five staffers to Barclay Damon LLP was “as amicable as you could want for the situation.” “It became clear in the last couple years that ...

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New sexual harassment rules now in effect

Kimberly Harding, a labor and employment attorney at Nixon Peabody LLP, gives a presentation on New York’s new sexual harassment prevention regulations. (Bennett Loudon)

New York state’s new sexual harassment prevention regulations mark a significant shift in the approach employers must now take on the issue. “This has been a very hot year for sexual harassment claims. There’s been a lot of movement culturally,” ...

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Astacio removed from city bench

The New York State Court of Appeals has removed Rochester City Court Judge Leticia D. Astacio from the bench. The state Commission on Judicial Conduct, in April, recommended her removal for six charges of misconduct and Astacio appealed to the ...

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Neglect petition dismissed despite drug use

Parental drug use was not enough to support a neglect finding in Cattaraugus County Family Court, according to the Appellate Division of state Supreme Court, Fourth Department. On Nov. 10, 2016, Cattaraugus County Family Court Judge Michael L. Nenno issued ...

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Harvard bias lawsuit trial begins

In this March 7, 2017 file photo, rowers paddle down the Charles River past the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. A lawsuit alleging racial discrimination against Asian American applicants in Harvard's admissions process headed to trial in Boston's federal court on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Harvard denies any discrimination, saying it considers race as one of many factors when considering applicants. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

BOSTON — A lawsuit alleging racial discrimination in Harvard University’s admissions process is heading to trial in Boston’s federal court. The group Students for Fair Admissions has accused the Ivy League school of bias against Asian-American applicants, saying it holds ...

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US judges balk at ICE detention practices

WASHINGTON — Judges in the nation’s federal criminal courts increasingly are balking at what they call unlawful efforts by U.S. immigration authorities to continue to detain people charged with entering the country illegally, even after they have been granted bail. ...

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