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Arbitrator's award affirmed in wage dispute (8489)

Did Goulds Pumps, Inc. follow the procedures set forth in the Collective Bargaining Agreement when it adjusted the wage incentive program for 22 stockroom employees≠ After the parties in Goulds Pumps, Inc. v. United Steel Workers of America and its ...

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Legislation, caselaw change employer-worker rights (8491)

For centuries people have worked, earned income and maintained a job. Only recently the “job” has become viewed as an American right. For decades, employees and employers have followed a concept in business law entitled “employment-at-will,” an open-ended employment agreement ...

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NY State Court of Appeals lists filings for Sept. 14-20, 2001 (9763)

A list of appeals with short title, jurisdictional predicate, subject matter and key issues is prepared each week and filed with the New York State Court of Appeals. Some of these filed appeals may never reach decision on the merits ...

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Local attorney accepts state administrative appointment

Valerie R. Johnson was recently appointed to the position of Administrative Law Judge for the New York State Office of Children & Family Services, Special Hearing Bureau. In her new role, she is responsible for handling a broad range of ...

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Rochester chapter of American Inns of Court seeking new members

The Rochester chapter of the American Inns of Court will start its 7th season at the end of October and has a limited number of seats still available for new members, according to Rochester Inns President Justice Thomas A. Stander. ...

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Consecutive sentence imposed ruled lawful

A New York State Supreme Court judge has denied a defendant’s motion to set aside his conviction on the ground that he was denied effective assistance of counsel. In People v. Julio Nieves, the defendant asked Judge Donald Mark to ...

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Rochester Legal Briefs: October 3, 2001

CRIMINAL DECISIONS Defendant’s Motions Denied A motion to suppress a statement the defendant gave to police on the ground it was made involuntarily within the meaning of CPL § 60.45 is denied. A motion to exclude the identification testimony of ...

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Rochester Legal Briefs: October 2, 2001 (8484)

Criminal Decisions Motion To Dismiss Denied The evidence presented to the Grand Jury was legally sufficient to support the charges and a motion to dismiss the indictment is denied. The defendant is charged with two counts of Sodomy in the ...

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Federal court upholds Akzo Nobel's pension plan interpretation (8486)

Did five employees of Akzo Nobel’s Watkins Glen facility have a valid claim to pension benefits where Akzo sold its facility to Cargill before any of the plaintiffs qualified for retirement under the Akzo plan but the plaintiffs continued to ...

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A look at one of NY's best-known criminal rules

One of the best known rules in New York criminal law is the Rosario rule. Embodied in the CPL’s discovery article, this requires the prosecutor to provide the defense with prior statements of a prosecution witness relating to the subject ...

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One attorney suspended, two others disbarred by state appellate court

The Appellate Division, Fourth Department, handled the following disciplinary matters in its most recent term. They are: Matter of Krista Anne Hughes, An Attorney, Resignor. — Voluntary resignation accepted and name removed from roll of attorneys (see, Matter of Manown, ...

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