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Rochester Legal Briefs: March 7, 2001

Credit Action A plaintiff’s motion for summary judgement for a collection action for $4,335.54, plus interest from April 5, 2000, based on money owed through defendant’s use of a credit card, is granted but the request for attorneys’ fees is ...

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Supreme Court grants access to bureau's documents (7978)

In a unanimous decision handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court, the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs was granted access to documents exchanged between the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation and various Indian tribes, on the grounds ...

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Statements were not coerced by police, judge rules (7979)

A man asked Monroe County Court Judge Frank Geraci, Jr. to throw out statements he made during police questioning because they were coerced by physical abuse inflicted by the officers.In the People v. Ricardo Justiniano, the defense moved to suppress ...

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Rochester Legal Briefs: March 7, 2001 (7981)

Credit Action A plaintiff’s motion for summary judgement for a collection action for $4,335.54, plus interest from April 5, 2000, based on money owed through defendant’s use of a credit card, is granted but the request for attorneys’ fees is ...

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Court rules restriction is 1st amendment violation

Writing for the majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy upheld the decision of the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, ruling that the legislative restriction under scrutiny operates to insulate current welfare laws from constitutional challenge, thus infringing upon the First ...

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Court finds arbitration agreement not enforceable

In McCoy v. Superior Court of Orange County, Court of Appeal of California, Fourth Appellate District, No. G026848, the court reviewed the enforceability of an employer-employee agreement requiring dispute resolution by arbitration. Based upon the facts of the case and ...

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Conviction for possessing child pornography upheld

The New York State Court of Appeals was called upon to examine a case of a social worker who was convicted of possessing a sexual performance by a child. In People v. Paul Fraser, the defendant was convicted of two ...

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Court rules restriction is 1st amendment violation (7973)

Writing for the majority, Justice Anthony Kennedy upheld the decision of the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, ruling that the legislative restriction under scrutiny operates to insulate current welfare laws from constitutional challenge, thus infringing upon the First ...

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Court finds arbitration agreement not enforceable (7974)

In McCoy v. Superior Court of Orange County, Court of Appeal of California, Fourth Appellate District, No. G026848, the court reviewed the enforceability of an employer-employee agreement requiring dispute resolution by arbitration. Based upon the facts of the case and ...

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Conviction for possessing child pornography upheld (7977)

The New York State Court of Appeals was called upon to examine a case of a social worker who was convicted of possessing a sexual performance by a child. In People v. Paul Fraser, the defendant was convicted of two ...

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Labeling candidates on ballots not constitutional (7971)

In a unanimous decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, Missouri’s approach to “labeling” federal congressional candidates as opponents of election term limitations was deemed unconstitutional, in the decision written by Justice John Paul Stevens in Cook v. Gralike, et al, ...

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Judge denies motion to dismiss indictment (7972)

A mix up in the charges a local man faces and whether or not he wanted to testify before the Grand Jury on each matter was examined by Monroe County Supreme Court Judge Donald Mark in the case of People ...

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