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Borrow money, start a practice

Attorneys looking to open their own firms often face an uphill battle when it comes to finding enough funds. While you can go virtual, ultimately, you might have to bite the bullet and take out a loan.

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Former Madoff operations exec arrested

NEW YORK CITY — The former operations director for Bernard Madoff Investment Securities was arrested Thursday to face conspiracy, securities fraud and tax charges.

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High Court rules in ‘Miranda’ case

The statement of a defendant who exercised his Miranda right not to speak without an attorney, but was questioned by police again for the same crime more than two years later, need not ...

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Bruno sentencing postponed

ALBANY — A federal judge has postponed sentencing former New York Senate leader Joseph Bruno on two fraud convictions until May 6 and denied his request for a new trial.

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‘Nerve center’ test for diversity adopted

A corporation is a citizen of the state where its “nerve center” is located for the purpose of establishing federal diversity jurisdiction, a unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week ...

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Peremptory strike ruling handed down

A trial judge ruling on an objection to a peremptory strike of a juror can consider race-neutral “demeanor-based” explanations for the strike, even though he did not personally witness ...

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Panel to discuss book, U.S. court system

Local bar leaders will discuss, Rochester author Amy Bach’s book, “Ordinary Injustice: How America Holds Court,” during a panel discussion March 19.

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When does the EEOC filing clock start?

Less than a year after the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Ricci v. DeStefano, the Court is considering yet another case involving the alleged discriminatory impact of an entrance exam on firefighters.

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