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Sep 20, 2023

West Point sued over using race as admissions factor in wake of landmark Supreme Court ruling

West Point was accused in a federal lawsuit Tuesday of improperly using race and ethnicity as factors in admissions by the same group behind the legal challenge that resulted in the U.S. Supreme Court striking down affirmative action in college admissions. Students for Fair Admissions claims the U.S. Military Academy sets benchmarks for how many […]

Amy L. Hemenway
Sep 19, 2023

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP names partner-in-charge of Buffalo office

Amy L. Hemenway has been named partner-in-charge of the Buffalo office of Harter Secrest & Emery LLP.

Sep 19, 2023

Opponents in an Alabama lawsuit over Confederate monument protests reach a tentative settlement

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — The city of Florence has reached a tentative agreement to settle a free speech lawsuit brought by an organization that staged dozens of protests against a Confederate monument in the north Alabama city, according to a Monday court filing. The lawsuit, filed in April by Project Say Something and its founder, […]

Sep 19, 2023

Ray Epps, center of a Jan. 6 conspiracy theory, is charged with a misdemeanor over the Capitol riot

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ray Epps, an Arizona man who became the center of a conspiracy theory about Jan. 6, 2021, has been charged with a misdemeanor offense in connection with the U.S. Capitol riot, according to court papers filed Tuesday. Epps, a former Marine who claimed in a lawsuit filed this year that Fox News […]

Sep 19, 2023

Giuliani sued by former lawyer, accused of failing to pay $1.36 million in legal bills

NEW YORK (AP) — Rudy Giuliani’s former lawyer sued him Monday, alleging the ex-New York City mayor has paid only a fraction of nearly $1.6 million in legal fees he’s racked up from investigations into his efforts to keep Donald Trump in the White House. Robert Costello and his law firm, Davidoff Hutcher & Citron […]

Sep 18, 2023

Banned professor sues SUNY Fredonia leaders

A philosophy professor at SUNY Fredonia who was banned after questioning the moral argument against adult-child sex, is suing leaders of the school.

ExxonMobil has purchased property at the former Vacuum Oil site on Flint Street in the city of Rochester. (File photo)
Sep 18, 2023

Sale of former Vacuum Oil site should end eminent domain proceeding

The city of Rochester is ready to end proceedings to seize a contaminated Flint Street property now that ExxonMobil has purchased the former site of Vacuum Oil.

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Sep 18, 2023

Indiana attorney general sues hospital system over privacy of Ohio girl who traveled for abortion

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s attorney general has sued the state’s largest hospital system, claiming it violated patient privacy laws when a doctor publicly shared the story of an Ohio girl who traveled to Indiana for an abortion. The lawsuit, last week in Indianapolis federal court, marked Attorney General Todd Rokita’s latest attempt to seek disciplinary […]

Sep 18, 2023

Hunter Biden sues the IRS over tax disclosures after agent testimony

Hunter Biden sued the Internal Revenue Service on Monday, alleging that two agents who claimed interference into the case against him wrongly shared his personal tax information amid escalating legal and political struggles as the 2024 election looms. The suit says the agents “targeted and sought to embarrass Mr. Biden.” Biden says federal whistleblower protections […]

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks to reporters about legislation passed during a special legislative session, in the Red Room at the state Capitol in Albany, New York, on on July 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
Sep 15, 2023

Hochul signs law requiring unemployment insurance information from employers

Employers must provide information on unemployment insurance when there are separations or when a reduction of hours results in unemployment eligibility.

Sep 15, 2023

Appeals court cancels fine against Rochester nursing home

A New York appeals court has canceled a fine imposed against a Rochester nursing home by the state Health Department.

Sep 15, 2023

As captured fugitive resumes sentence in the US, homicide in his native Brazil remains unsolved

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — When the Brazilian prosecutor in charge of a homicide case targeting Danelo Cavalcante saw footage of the 34-year-old crabwalk out of a U.S. prison last month, he thought the fugitive might try to head home, where he stood to receive a considerably lighter sentence. Cavalcante fled Brazil in 2018, several […]

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