New York State Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo on Thursday announced a settlement with David Shulman, formerly a top executive at UBS, over Shulman’s sale of personal holdings ...Read More »
COA: Put Lighthouse Pointe in cleanup program
ALBANY — The New York State Court of Appeals has ordered conservation officials to allow the Lighthouse Pointe redevelopment project in Rochester into the state’s brownfields cleanup program ...
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Rigases fight second trial in US appeals court
PHILADELPHIA — A federal appeals court is reviewing whether the imprisoned founder of Adelphia Communications Corp. and his son can face a second federal fraud trial.
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Employment law: Unemployment transforming employment cases
Trying employment cases in the midst of the highest unemployment numbers in decades poses new challenges for lawyers on both sides.
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Rensselaer judge faces criticism
ALBANY — The state Commission on Judicial Conduct found that state Supreme Court Justice Patrick McGrath of Rensselaer County made improper pledges or promises to pistol permit holders and his power to award the permits.Read More »
New HIPAA rule to be enforced next week
New rules covering HIPAA-covered entities — and carrying heightened penalties for failure to comply — will begin to be enforced on Feb. 22.
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Settlement sessions going high-tech
Tech-savvy attorneys are using technology to speed settlement talks and mediation sessions.
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Sentencing disparity at heart of pardon request
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A woman serving a 27-year prison term for a crack cocaine conspiracy is asking President Barack Obama to use his power of forgiveness for the first time since taking office to commute her sentence.Read More »
Administration may nix civilian 9/11 trial
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Attorney General Eric Holder is leaving open the possibility of trying professed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed before a military commission instead of the civilian trial originally planned for New York City.Read More »
Courts propose juror no-texting policy
New proposed jury instructions for federal courts warn jurors against text messaging, Tweeting or using other forms of electronic social media to discuss cases.Read More »
Employment, criminal cases loom large for SCOTUS
The U.S. Supreme Court term is half over, but there are still many big cases for the justices to decide in the second half of the term.
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Monserrate suing to block expulsion
ALBANY — A New York lawmaker whose colleagues voted to expel him because of a misdemeanor assault conviction is filing suit in federal court, claiming the state Senate had no right to oust him.
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