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States pass, consider laws on data wiping

In a rising trend, states across the country are enacting and considering legislation addressing the privacy risks associated with digital office equipment like copiers, hard drives and even smartphones.

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Speedy Trial Dismissal: People v. Tingue

County Court, Cattaraugus County Speedy Trial Dismissal Trial Readiness — Grand Jury Minutes People v. Tingue No. 10-72 Judge Himelein Background: On Dec. 14, 2009, informations were filed charging defendant with aggravated harassment in the second degree and two counts ...

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Mandamus: Matter of Amico v. Carballada

Supreme Court, Monroe County Mandamus Standing — Injury-in-Fact Matter of Amico v. Carballada Index No. 2011/1155 Judge Barry Background: The petitioners, which include the president of the Rochester Firefighters Association Local 1071, brought a combined Article 78 and declaratory judgment ...

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Negligence: Wiechec v. Dolina

Supreme Court, Erie County Negligence Settlements — Court Approval — Workers’ Compensation Insurer Wiechec v. Dolina No. 2000/2407 Judge NeMoyer Background: In March 2000, Roger J. Wiechec commenced an action against John E. Dolina to recover damages for personal injuries ...

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Indigent Representation: Matter of The New York County Lawyers’ Association v. Bloomberg

Supreme Court, New York County Indigent Representation 18-B Attorneys — Assignment of Counsel Matter of The New York County Lawyers’ Association v. Bloomberg No. 107216/10 Judge Singh Background: Several county bar associations, among others, brought this Article 78 proceeding contesting ...

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Trusts: In Re Rivas

Featured Local Decision Surrogate’s Court, Monroe County Trusts Trust Corpus — Intent of Settlor In Re Rivas No. 2000 LT 00007/B. Judge Calvaruso Background: Bank of America as Trustee seeks a determination by this court as to whether the agreement, ...

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Breach of Contract: Logan-Baldwin v. L.S.M. General Contractors Inc.

New York State Supreme Court, Monroe County Breach of Contract Privity of Contract — Subcontractors Logan-Baldwin v. L.S.M. General Contractors Inc. Judge Fisher No. 2005/09972 Background: This action relates to renovations sought by the plaintiffs for their historic home located ...

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Manslaughter: People v. Hardy

Supreme Court, Monroe County Manslaughter Status of Unborn Child People v. Hardy 2010-0402 Judge Valentino Background: The defendant is charged with manslaughter in the second degree, assault in the second and third degrees, and attempted petit larceny. The defendant apparently ...

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Divorce: Grace v. Grace

Monroe County Supreme Court Divorce Grace v. Grace 2009-13627 Judge Dollinger Background: In a divorce action, the plaintiff husband sought to dismiss the wife’s counterclaim that their separation agreement is unconscionable because there is an unequal distribution of equity from ...

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Contracts: Center for Disability Rights, Inc. v. County of Monroe

Monroe County Supreme Court Contracts Termination — Notice Center for Disability Rights, Inc. v. County of Monroe 2010-9905 Judge Ark Background: CDR petitions the Court to reverse Monroe County’s decision to terminate CDR’s participation in the New York State mandated ...

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