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Parole officer sued by woman he shot


A transgender woman shot by her parole officer outside a motel in Ontario County has filed a federal lawsuit against the officer. The plaintiff, Chanel Hines, was shot five times by New York state parole officer Jeffrey Smith on Nov. ...

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Bar Foundation seeks grant applications

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The Monroe County Bar Association Foundation is now accepting grant applications. For more information, and to apply for a grant, visit: Applications are due by 5 p.m. April 30. Previous recipients include Rochester Teen Court, Rochester Legal Diversity Clerkship ...

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Biden administration eases immigration entry rule


A controversial interpretation of the country’s “public charge rule” has ended with the Biden administration, bringing a collective sigh of relief to both immigrants and their attorneys. “Technically speaking, the public charge rule has not ended. It’s a cornerstone of ...

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Hilton school principal charged with sexually abusing 9 students

HILTON — A Hilton elementary school principal was charged with sexually abusing nine students during school in a case that prosecutors say goes back at least four years. Kirk Ashton, the longtime principal of Northwood Elementary School in Hilton, was ...

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Defense rests without Chauvin testimony at murder trial

In this image from video, defense attorney Eric Nelson, left, and defendant, former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin address Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill during motions before the court Thursday, April 15, 2021, in the trial of Chauvin, at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis. Chauvin is charged in the May 25, 2020 death of George Floyd.  Chauvin told the judge he will not testify on his own behalf. (Court TV via AP, Pool)

MINNEAPOLIS — The defense at the murder trial of former Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd rested its case Thursday without putting Chauvin on the stand, presenting a total of two days of testimony to the prosecution’s ...

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Judge won’t sanction city lawyers


A federal judge declined to sanction attorneys for the city of Rochester who have failed to comply with discovery deadlines in a police brutality lawsuit. Plaintiff David Vann filed the complaint in May 2018 against the city of Rochester, the ...

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Athletic trainers renew push for state licensing requirement


When Phil LoNigro’s heart stopped beating as he officiated a scholastic football game last month on Long Island, the certified athletic trainers for the participating high schools rushed to his aid and helped save his life. Dan DeSimone of East ...

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Minnesota cop will be charged in shooting of Black motorist

Flowers are placed on a banner as demonstrators gather outside the Brooklyn Center Police Department on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, to protest the shooting death of Daunte Wright on Sunday during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minn. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — A prosecutor said Wednesday that he will charge a white former suburban Minneapolis police officer with second-degree manslaughter for killing 20-year-old Black motorist Daunte Wright in a shooting that ignited days of unrest and clashes between ...

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Expert blames George Floyd’s death on heart rhythm problem

In this screen grab from video, defense attorney Eric Nelson, left, defendant and former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, right, and Nelson's assistant Amy Voss, back, introduce themselves to jurors as Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill presides over jury selection in the trial of Chauvin Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at the Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis, Minn.  Chauvin is charged in the May 25, 2020 death of George Floyd.  (Court TV, via AP, Pool)

MINNEAPOLIS — George Floyd died of a sudden heart rhythm problem due to his heart disease while being restrained by police, a retired forensic pathologist testified for the defense Wednesday at former Officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial, contradicting several experts ...

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Ponzi schemer Bernie Madoff dies in prison at 82

NEW YORK — Bernard Madoff, the infamous architect of an epic securities swindle that burned thousands of investors, outfoxed regulators and earned him a 150-year prison term, died behind bars early Wednesday. He was 82. Madoff’s death at the Federal ...

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Ward Greenberg names diversity scholars


Ward Greenberg Heller & Reidy LLP has announced the selection of its 2021 Diversity Scholars: Kristen Crow, a first-year student at the University at Buffalo School of Law and Snigdha Sharma, a second-year student at Temple University Beasley School of ...

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