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Oct 30, 2023

Texas AG Ken Paxton’s securities fraud trial set for April, more than 8 years after indictment

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton will stand trial on securities fraud charges in April, a judge ruled Monday, more than eight years after the Republican was indicted and a month after his acquittal in an impeachment trial over separate corruption accusations. Paxton was in the courtroom when state District Judge Andrea Beall […]

Oct 30, 2023

Former NYC jail guards avoid prison time for 8-minute delay in helping inmate who attempted suicide

NEW YORK (AP) — Two former New York City jail guards have avoided prison time for what authorities called their failure to intervene in a teenage inmate’s suicide attempt for nearly eight minutes until it was too late to save him from serious brain damage in 2019. Daniel Fullerton and Mark Wilson received conditional discharges […]

Oct 30, 2023

Ex-cop who fired into Breonna Taylor’s apartment in flawed, fatal raid goes on trial again

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former Louisville police officer who fired into Breonna Taylor’s apartment the night she was killed is going on trial in federal court this week for violating Taylor’s civil rights during the botched 2020 raid. The trial will mark a second attempt by prosecutors to convict Brett Hankison for his actions […]

Oct 27, 2023

Harter Secrest & Emery gets Mansfield Certification

Harter Secrest & Emery LLP has achieved Mansfield Certification, awarded by Diversity Lab.

Oct 27, 2023

Two stockholder-rights law firms launch investigations into Li-Cycle

Two New York City-based law firms that focus on stockholder rights have launched investigations into potential claims against Li-Cycle.

Oct 27, 2023

NY lawmakers end need for notarized documents in civil cases

Gov. Kathy Hochul has signed legislation that will eliminate the need for documents to be notarized in civil court cases.

Oct 27, 2023

Assault conviction reversed by NY appellate court

A New York appeals court has reversed a guilty plea in an assault case and sent the case back to the trial court.

Oct 27, 2023

Gulf oil lease sale postponed by court amid litigation over endangered whale protections

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A sale of federal Gulf of Mexico oil and gas leases that had been scheduled for Nov. 8 was delayed Thursday by a federal appeals court, pending court arguments that focus on protections for an endangered whale species. The Biden administration announced the sale in March and originally scheduled it for […]

Oct 27, 2023

George Santos faces arraignment on new fraud indictment in New York

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Rep. George Santos is set to be arraigned Friday on a revised indictment accusing him of several frauds, including making tens of thousands of dollars in unauthorized charges on credit cards belonging to some of his campaign donors. The New York Republican was scheduled to appear at a courthouse […]

Oct 26, 2023

NY traffic case dismissed on speedy trial grounds

In a split decision, the New York State Court of Appeals has affirmed a lower court ruling that dismissed a traffic ticket because of a speedy trial issue.

Oct 26, 2023

Federal prosecutors urge judge to reinstate Trump gag order, citing comments about ex-chief of staff

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are urging a judge to reinstate a gag order on Donald Trump, citing recent social media posts about the former president’s chief of staff that they said represented an attempt to influence and intimidate a foreseeable witness in the case. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, who is presiding over the […]

Oct 26, 2023

Tully Rinckey adds attorney as senior counsel

Attorney Jared Cook has joined the Rochester office of Tully Rinckey PLLC as senior counsel.

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