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Fourth Department upholds suppression of evidence

Appellate Division Fourth Department

A state appeals court has rejected a prosecutor’s argument challenging a state Supreme Court decision to suppress evidence against a man accused of possessing an illegal handgun. In December 2018, state Supreme Court Justice John L. Michalski, in Erie County, ...

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Abortion appeals waiting as Supreme Court returns for new term

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court gather for a formal group portrait to include the new Associate Justice, top row, far right, at the Supreme Court Building in Washington, Friday, Nov. 30, 2018. Seated from left: Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, Associate Justice Clarence Thomas, Chief Justice of the United States John G. Roberts, Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Associate Justice Samuel Alito Jr. Standing behind from left: Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice Elena Kagan and Associate Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. Some justices have a sort of verbal signature, phrases they employ to disagree _ more or less politely _ with a lawyer arguing in front of them. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Abortion cases are coming to the U.S. Supreme Court, and they’re only getting harder for the justices to avoid. The court next week starts a new term that will give the clearest indication yet of how eager the justices are ...

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Attorney Keana Williams is also sometimes a ‘case worker’


Keana Williams knew she wanted to be a lawyer since high school, where she took some basic law classes. “It was one of those things I excelled in, one of the classes that really spoke to me and I really ...

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Decision to dismiss homicide charges upheld

Appellate Division Fourth Department

In a split decision, an Onondaga County man has won an appellate ruling upholding a county court decision to dismiss homicide charges for killing his brother in law. The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court, Fourth Department, upheld the lower ...

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Polito now leads local Littler office

Jacqueline Polito

Jacqueline Phipps Polito, the new office managing shareholder in the Perinton location of Littler Mendelson P.C., is proud to be part of a small group of women in the top management roles at local law offices. “It’s exciting. After practicing ...

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Duthiers has had varied career


Attorney Erika J. Duthiers’ advice for young attorneys and college students considering a law career: “If you’re considering a profession, law school is definitely one that I recommend,” said Duthiers, vice president assistant vice president for compliance and ethics at ...

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Several claims dismissed in federal lawsuit

Rochester police web

A large portion of a federal lawsuit accusing a Rochester police officer of police brutality has been dismissed. Vince Bradley Jr. claims that a Rochester Police officer beat him up in September 2017. Bradley claims that Sgt. Anthony Bongiovanni stopped ...

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Barclay Damon associate knows Medicaid


It didn’t take Kelly Gusmano long to find her legal specialty. She has always worked in trusts and estates, mainly helping clients qualify for Medicaid insurance coverage. “I fell in love first year of law school with property law. It’s ...

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A man with a plan


“I’m a creature of habit,” attorney Langston D. McFadden acknowledged at the start of a recent interview. “I like to plan everything. I like to be completely organized. I like consistency and don’t like change,” said McFadden, 46, a partner ...

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City and school district sued over student death


The mother of Trevyan Devon Rowe, the Rochester boy who went missing from school and was later found dead, is suing the Rochester City School District, the city of Rochester and others. “Trevyan’s tragic death was caused by defendant’s systemic ...

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Brockport police accused of false arrest


The village of Brockport and some Brockport police officers are being sued by a man accusing them of false arrest, assault and battery. Plaintiff Jeremy Smith was a passenger in a car stopped by SUNY Brockport State Police officers on ...

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