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Liability issues lurk in remote work environment

Liability issues related to remote work haven't really become an issue yet, but they are likely to start popping up. (depositphotos)

Working from home has become a necessity for a significant percentage of the workforce, but could employers be in for a workers’ compensation surprise in the near future? While lawyers who specialize in employer responsibilities and workers’ compensation cases can’t ...

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Fate of Biden agenda rests with Schumer in 50-50 Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chuck Schumer is used to drinking from a firehose. But the incoming Senate majority leader has never taken on such a torrent of challenges, with the opening days of both the Biden administration and Democratic control of ...

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Rare sedition charge gains interest after Capitol attack

NEW YORK (AP) — A Civil War-era sedition law being dusted off for potential use in the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol was last successfully deployed a quarter-century ago in the prosecution of Islamic militants who plotted to bomb ...

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Capitol rioters included highly trained ex-military and cops

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump’s supporters massed outside the Capitol last week and sang the national anthem, a line of men wearing olive-drab helmets and body armor trudged purposefully up the marble stairs in a single-file line, each ...

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Biden picks familiar faces for top roles at FEMA, CIA

WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is nominating New York emergency department commissioner Deanne Criswell to serve as the Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator and has tapped former CIA deputy director David Cohen to return to the agency in the ...

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Cuomo addresses domestic and gender based-violence

Leslie Silva

Ending domestic violence and sexual assault has been an important piece of New York state’s agenda for several years, but this year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo plans to address domestic and gender-based violence head on. Cuomo in his State of the ...

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Trump impeachment trial could begin on Inauguration Day

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., displays the signed article of impeachment against President Donald Trump in an engrossment ceremony before transmission to the Senate for trial on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial could begin on Inauguration Day, just as Democrat Joe Biden takes the oath of office in an ever-more-extraordinary end to the defeated president’s tenure in the White House. The timing is not set ...

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NY attorney general sues NYPD over Floyd protest response

New York State Attorney General Letitia James takes a question after announcing that the state is suing the National Rifle Association during a press conference, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, in New York. James said that the state is seeking to put the powerful gun advocacy organization out of business over allegations that high-ranking executives diverted millions of dollars for lavish personal trips, no-show contracts for associates and other questionable expenditures. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK — New York’s attorney general sued the New York Police Department on Thursday, calling the rough treatment of protesters against racial injustice last spring part of a longstanding pattern of abuse that stemmed from inadequate training, supervision and ...

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2 ex-health officials charged with manslaughter in Flint

FILE - In this March 21, 2016, file photo, the Flint Water Plant water tower is seen in Flint, Mich. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says a proposed $600 million deal between the state of Michigan and Flint residents harmed by lead-tainted water is a step toward making amends. Officials announced the settlement Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, which must be approved by a federal judge.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

FLINT, Mich. — Two former Michigan health officials were charged Thursday with involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of nine people who got Legionnaires’ disease during the Flint water crisis, as prosecutors revisiting how the city’s water system was contaminated with ...

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Prosecutors seek restrictions on Rittenhouse after bar stop

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors in Wisconsin have asked a judge to order an Illinois teen charged with killing two people and wounding a third in a violent protest over a police shooting to stay out of bars and away ...

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Barclay Damon, Phillips Lytle honored for pro bono work

Corey Auerbach, pro bono partner at Barclay Damon LLP (provided photo).

Barclay Damon LLP and Phillips Lytle LLP have been named Empire State Council honorees for pro bono service. Just six firms in the state were honored with the award, which will be presented at the Justice for All awards ceremony ...

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Probe highlights Vatican legal system’s limited protections

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2014 file photo, Vatican Gendarmes, background, take position prior to the start of a ceremony for the opening of the Vatican judicial year, outside the Vatican's Court Palace. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, file)

VATICAN CITY — A criminal investigation into a Vatican real estate investment is exposing weaknesses in the city state’s judicial system and a lack of some basic protections for those accused — highlighting the incompatibility of the Holy See’s procedures ...

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