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Chemung County Jail
Sep 28, 2023

Federal lawsuit reinstated against jail officer over strip search, delayed release

A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit in Chemung County where the plaintiff claims his civil rights were violated.

Hyzon truck (Photo provided)
Sep 28, 2023

Hyzon to pay $25M penalty to settle alleged fraud charges by SEC

Hyzon Motors Inc. will pay a $25 million civil penalty to settle fraud charges filed by the SEC over misleading business practices.

Sep 27, 2023

NY appeals court reinstates lawsuit over contract to remove snow

A New York appeals court has reversed a lower court and reinstated a lawsuit over a contract to remove snow.

Sep 26, 2023

Fourth Department affirms $400K judgment in contract dispute

A New York appeals court has affirmed a lower court ruling that awarded a payment of $439,499.76 in a contract dispute.

Sep 25, 2023

Fourth Department affirms decision in NY property dispute

A New York appeals court has affirmed a lower court ruling in a property dispute with a minor modification.

Matt Smith
Sep 22, 2023

Barclay Damon hires attorney Matt Smith

Attorney Matt Smith has joined Barclay Damon LLP as an associate in the firm’s commercial litigation and torts and products liability defense practice areas.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks to reporters about legislation passed during a special legislative session, in the Red Room at the state Capitol in Albany, New York, on on July 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
Sep 15, 2023

Hochul signs law requiring unemployment insurance information from employers

Employers must provide information on unemployment insurance when there are separations or when a reduction of hours results in unemployment eligibility.

The proposed STAMP site is shown from above, with buildings superimposed. (Photo provided)
Sep 12, 2023

Orleans County lawsuit against Genesee County threatens STAMP development

A lawsuit by Orleans County officials threatens to put the kibosh on a major economic development project in Genesee County.

Aug 25, 2023

Maui County sues power company, saying utility did not turn off electricity during deadly wildfires

HONOLULU (AP) — Maui County sued Hawaiian Electric Company on Thursday over the fires that devastated Lahaina, saying the utility negligently failed to shut off power despite exceptionally high winds and dry conditions. Witness accounts and video indicated that sparks from power lines ignited fires as utility poles snapped in the winds, which were driven […]

Aug 14, 2023

Developer alleges conflict of interest is why COMIDA denied incentives to Westport Crossing

The developer of a residential community along the Erie Canal in Pittsford is claiming the $53 million project was denied tax incentives because of a conflict of interest.

Aug 11, 2023

Barnhart, McMurray face defamation suit over ‘Juneteenth party’ brouhaha

A Rochester dentist publicly disgraced for hosting what was alleged to be a racist Juneteenth party has filed a defamation lawsuit against Monroe County Legislator Rachel Barnhart and a Buffalo-area attorney. Nicholas Nicosia claims defamation of his person and trade, as well as tortious interference with his business, Nicosia Dental, “for the hate crime hoax […]

Aug 4, 2023

Ex-police union boss gets 2 years in prison for $600,000 theft

NEW YORK (AP) — The former president of one of the nation’s largest police unions was sentenced to two years in prison Thursday for stealing $600,000 from a fund made up of contributions from members of the Sergeants Benevolent Association. Ed Mullins was sentenced in Manhattan federal court by Judge John G. Koeltl, who said […]

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