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Feb 10, 2022

Biden seeking professional diversity in his judicial picks

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden spent a recent flight aboard Air Force One reminiscing with lawmakers and aides about his start as a young lawyer in Delaware working as a public defender in the late 1960s. The flight from New York to Washington was short, and there wasn’t much time to explore the president’s brief […]

Feb 10, 2022

Long-term US mortgage rates hit 3.69%, highest in 2 years

Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates jumped last week to their highest level in more than two years, potentially bumping some homebuyers out of the market with Americans getting squeezed by higher costs for just about everything. The average rate on the 30-year loan jumped nearly a quarter point to 3.69% last week, mortgage buyer Freddie […]

Feb 10, 2022

Former Dansville landlord settles discrimination action, pays $30,000

A Dansville woman has been ordered to pay $30,000 in damages and not participate in residential rental activities for two years.

Feb 9, 2022

Evidence tossed in gun case

A New York Supreme Court justice has suppressed evidence in a gun case because the arresting officer did not have a legal basis to frisk the defendant.

Feb 9, 2022

New York lets broad mask mandate expire, but not in schools

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced that the state will end a COVID-19 mandate requiring face coverings in most indoor public settings.

Feb 9, 2022

For Black women, hopes and dreams rest on Biden court choice

NEW YORK — When the pressure gets intense, law student Jasmine Marchbanks-Owens likes to wander the hallways of Howard University, examining the faded, framed photos of prominent Black graduates of decades past. “It’s just really inspiring to be able to see people that look like me that attended this university and became attorneys,” says the […]

Feb 9, 2022

That’ll buy a lot of seafood; $7 million for Henrietta Red Lobster property

The property that is home to Red Lobster in Henrietta has been sold for nearly $7 million. A group of limited liability companies with a Gates address bought the property from Lexco Inc., a Rye, N.H., real estate investment firm, for $6.98 million, according to documents filed with the Monroe County Clerk on Friday. RL […]

Feb 8, 2022

Local attorney suspended for ‘dishonest or deceitful conduct’

Rochester attorney Gerald W. Dibble has been suspended from practicing law for two years.

Feb 8, 2022

Justice Dept. announces $3.6B crypto seizure, 2 arrests

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department announced Tuesday its largest-ever financial seizure — more than $3.5 billion — and the arrests of a New York couple accused of conspiring to launder billions of dollars in cryptocurrency stolen from the 2016 hack of a virtual currency exchange. Federal law enforcement officials said they recovered roughly $3.6 billion […]

Feb 8, 2022

Sheriff: NY deputy, son shot dead, wife critically wounded

CLAY — An off-duty sheriff’s deputy and his 21-year-old son were killed and the deputy’s wife was in critical condition Tuesday after the three were shot inside their Syracuse-area home, authorities said. Off-duty Onondaga County Deputy Isaac Eames, 48, was found shot to death inside his home in the town of Clay at about 7:30 […]

Feb 8, 2022

Congress moves to end forced arbitration for sex misconduct

NEW YORK — The U.S. House has passed legislation barring contracts that force people to settle sexual assault or harassment cases through arbitration rather than in court, a process that often benefits employers and keeps misconduct allegations from becoming public. The measure, passed on a 335-97 House vote, reflects rare bipartisan agreement in Congress that […]

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Feb 7, 2022

New trial ordered in murder case

A New York appeals court has overturned a murder conviction and granted a new trial because of the quality of the legal representation provided by the defense attorney.

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