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Rochester Legal Briefs: March 28, 2001 (12800)

In the several criminal decisions issued by the Appellate Division, Fourth Department, one evidence issue concerned admissibility of identification testimony. Procedural issues included removal of prospective jurors, courtroom closure, and whether a waiver of appeal was valid. CRIMINAL DECISIONS Identification ...

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New York family court study suggests pay hike for attorneys (12990)

Presiding Justice Joseph P. Sullivan of the Appellate Division First Department released the Report filed by the Court’s Committee on the Representation of the poor in the First Judicial Department. Established pursuant to a June 1999 order to examine the ...

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April 2 is deadline for retirement distributions (8046)

You may be approaching an important deadline if you have retirement accounts and you turned 70 1/2 last year. Generally, you must begin withdrawing money from tax-favored retirement plans in the year you turn 70 1/2. However, you may postpone ...

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Rochester Legal Briefs: March 27, 2001 (12796)

In last week’s Appellate Division, Fourth Department decisions, the propriety of imposing fees as a sanction, and implying attorneys fees under a contract, were reviewed. The scope of an insurance agent’s duty to a new policyholder came under scrutiny in ...

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Monroe County Family Court judges lose suit asking for pay raise

Monroe County Family Court judges were not entitled to a pay raise despite the pay disparity between their salaries and the salaries of Family Court judges of Sullivan County. This was the issue before the New York State Court of ...

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Lawyers must adjust to changes in today's practice

The doctrine that decisions should stand as precedents for guidance in cases arising in the future (stare decisis) may be fundamental to the American legal system, but it will likely be the death of a modern day law practice. This ...

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April 2 is deadline for retirement distributions

You may be approaching an important deadline if you have retirement accounts and you turned 70 1/2 last year. Generally, you must begin withdrawing money from tax-favored retirement plans in the year you turn 70 1/2. However, you may postpone ...

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Rochester Legal Briefs: March 27, 2001

In last week’s Appellate Division, Fourth Department decisions, the propriety of imposing fees as a sanction, and implying attorneys fees under a contract, were reviewed. The scope of an insurance agent’s duty to a new policyholder came under scrutiny in ...

Read More »

Monroe County Family Court judges lose suit asking for pay raise (8043)

Monroe County Family Court judges were not entitled to a pay raise despite the pay disparity between their salaries and the salaries of Family Court judges of Sullivan County. This was the issue before the New York State Court of ...

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