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Locust Hill Country Club sued in federal court

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Three former employees of Locust Hill Country Club are suing the club in federal court, accusing the club of condoning a hostile work environment. According to the 19-page complaint filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Rochester, the former workers ...

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Appeals court clears Harvard of racial bias in admissions

In this March 7, 2017 file photo, rowers paddle down the Charles River past the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. A lawsuit alleging racial discrimination against Asian American applicants in Harvard's admissions process headed to trial in Boston's federal court on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Harvard denies any discrimination, saying it considers race as one of many factors when considering applicants. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

BOSTON — A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a ruling clearing Harvard University of discrimination against Asian American applicants. Two judges on the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston rejected claims from an anti-affirmative action group that ...

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Trump’s challenges fail to prove election fraud

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2020, file photo, a county worker collects mail-in ballots in a drive-thru mail-in ballot drop off area at the Clark County Election Department in Las Vegas. A state court legal fight to stop the counting of mail ballots in the Las Vegas area has ended after the Nevada Supreme Court Tuesday, Nov. 10, dismissed an appeal by the Donald Trump campaign and the state Republican party, at their request. The dismissal leaves two active legal cases in Nevada relating to the 2020 presidential election, as a small number of remaining ballots are counted. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

A barrage of lawsuits and investigations led by President Donald Trump’s campaign and allies has not come close to proving a multi-state failure that would call into question his loss to President-elect Joe Biden. The campaign has filed at least ...

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Money to support Trump court fight could flow to president

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Monday, April 20, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON — As President Donald Trump’s chances of reelection dwindled last week, his campaign began blasting out a nonstop stream of emails and text messages that led to a website raising money for an “election defense fund” to contest the ...

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Justice Dept.: ‘Poor judgment’ used in Epstein plea deal

In this July 30, 2008 file photo, Jeffrey Epstein appears in court in West Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Palm Beach Post, Uma Sanghvi, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Justice Department report has found former Labor Secretary Alex Acosta exercised “poor judgment” in handling an investigation into wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein when he was a top federal prosecutor in Florida. The report, obtained by The ...

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State Bar Association expands pro bono network

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The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) is expanding its pro bono network of volunteer attorneys to help veterans gain access to more than 50 state benefits through a new law that took effect on Wednesday (Veterans Day). The Restoration ...

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Redlining history linked to COVID-19 prevalence

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Less than a century ago, the Home Owners Loan Corp., a now-defunct federal agency, went into neighborhoods nationwide to map them in order to inform the government on the default risk for loans they wanted to purchase from banks. The ...

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‘Obamacare’ likely to survive, high court arguments indicate

The U.S. Supreme Court building at dusk, Thursday, May 23, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

WASHINGTON — A more conservative Supreme Court appears unwilling to do what Republicans have long desired: kill off the Affordable Care Act, including its key protections for pre-existing health conditions and subsidized insurance premiums that affect tens of millions of ...

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April trial scheduled for Avenatti over Stormy Daniels book

FILE - In this April 1, 2019 file photo, attorney Michael Avenatti arrives at federal court in Santa Ana, Calif.  An indictment filed against Avenatti, Wednesday, April 10, alleges he stole millions of dollars from clients, didn’t pay his taxes, committed bank fraud and lied in bankruptcy proceedings. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

NEW YORK (AP) — An April trial date was set Tuesday for Michael Avenatti to face charges that he cheated ex-client Stormy Daniels out of proceeds from her book. U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman in Manhattan set the April ...

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Couple complain Animal Planet show cast them as pot growers

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A couple say they were cast in a false light on an Animal Planet reality television show about state Fish and Game conservation officers, but a lawyer for the show’s production companies disagreed in arguments before ...

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Barker Gilmore reports on GC trends

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BarkerGilmore LLC, a Fairport-based executive search firm, has released its 2020 General Counsel Succession Report. The data was collected online in July from a random sample of in-house counsel throughout the United States. “Becoming a general counsel is the ultimate ...

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Fraud claims aimed in part at keeping Trump base loyal

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for then  President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference on legal challenges to vote counting in Pennsylvania, Saturday Nov. 7, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

WASHINGTON — The Trump campaign’s strategy to file a barrage of lawsuits challenging President-elect Joe Biden’s win is more about providing President Donald Trump with an off-ramp for a loss he can’t quite grasp and less about changing the election’s ...

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