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U.S. Supreme Court clarifies Fed. Arbitration Act

In a decision handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court last week, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is now obliged to interpret the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) to exempt only transportation workers, thus reversing the judgment in ...

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Motion to vacate murder conviction denied

A man who was convicted of Murder in the Second Degree has asked a Monroe County Supreme Court judge to vacate his conviction on the grounds that he was denied assistance of counsel at a ‘critical’ stage of the proceeding.In ...

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U.S. Supreme Court clarifies Fed. Arbitration Act (8048)

In a decision handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court last week, the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is now obliged to interpret the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) to exempt only transportation workers, thus reversing the judgment in ...

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Lawyers must adjust to changes in today's practice (8044)

The doctrine that decisions should stand as precedents for guidance in cases arising in the future (stare decisis) may be fundamental to the American legal system, but it will likely be the death of a modern day law practice. This ...

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Monroe County Family Court judges lose suit asking for pay raise

Monroe County Family Court judges were not entitled to a pay raise despite the pay disparity between their salaries and the salaries of Family Court judges of Sullivan County. This was the issue before the New York State Court of ...

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No grounds for motion to withdraw guilty plea

Rochester City Court Judge Joseph Valentino ruled against the defendant in People vs. Desouza, denying the defendant’s motion to withdraw his plea of guilty. On March 6, 2000, defendant entered a plea of guilty to Criminal Possession of a Controlled ...

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Monroe County Family Court judges lose suit asking for pay raise (8043)

Monroe County Family Court judges were not entitled to a pay raise despite the pay disparity between their salaries and the salaries of Family Court judges of Sullivan County. This was the issue before the New York State Court of ...

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No grounds for motion to withdraw guilty plea (8045)

Rochester City Court Judge Joseph Valentino ruled against the defendant in People vs. Desouza, denying the defendant’s motion to withdraw his plea of guilty. On March 6, 2000, defendant entered a plea of guilty to Criminal Possession of a Controlled ...

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Lawyers must adjust to changes in today's practice

The doctrine that decisions should stand as precedents for guidance in cases arising in the future (stare decisis) may be fundamental to the American legal system, but it will likely be the death of a modern day law practice. This ...

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Drug conviction upheld by US Court of Appeals

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld a Western New York man’s drug possession and distribution conviction. In U.S. v. Christopher T. Breen, the defendant asked the Second Circuit to overturn his conviction on the grounds that ...

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