For every double off the leftfield wall at Frontier Field that brings fans to their feet comes the behind-the-scenes work resolving liability issues that results in an award-winning, ahead-of-the-curve, allergy-free, gluten-free section of the stadium the Rochester Red Wings call home. For every called strike that pulls the Wings out of a bases-loaded jam comes […]
ALBANY — New York has established new standards for measuring snowmobile noise and identifying sleds that can be ticketed for being too loud. The law, approved late Wednesday by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, took effect immediately. Both central New York sponsors said the law gives police the authority to crack down on loud, after-market exhaust systems, […]
ALBANY — New York Senate leader Dean Skelos saidthe Legislature is close to a deal on a law to require college coaches, professors and others to report sex abuse. The Senate majority leader tells The Associated Press that what’s referred to as the Sandusky bill is among the top priorities for the legislative session […]
Earlier this year, educational text book publisher Cengage rolled out a new educational tool for college students called the KnowNow Blog. The blog’s authors are three prominent attorney author/teachers from around the country, including Brighton Town Justice and Monroe Community College Professor Karen Morris. Morris suggested the blog several years ago, but Cengage representatives weren’t [&[...]
Cyberbullying, or the use of an electronic device for harassing or bullying a minor or student, is now an unclassified misdemeanor in Erie County, punishable by a fine of up to $1,000 and/or up to one year in prison. Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz signed the bill into law on Monday, but expressed some […]
Washington, D.C., attorney Richard Taranto will speak on “Law at the Edge of Psychiatry” on Wednesday at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Taranto, a partner in the firm Farr & Taranto, is a U.S. Supreme Court and Appellate Court attorney ...
The other day, my 5-year-old proudly proclaimed that he wanted to be a veterinarian. Despite the fact that I practice and teach law, I breathed a sigh of relief at what seemed to be a well-founded choice. Pets proliferate and their care cannot be outsourced. For a generation or more, the legal profession has been […]
Could laws like Alabama’s new legislation restricting illegal immigration complicate how immigration law is practiced in the United States? Yes, say some local experts – but the law’s future remains uncertain.
The latest version of the Survey of Florida Law Update recorded programs is available at the Monroe County Bar Center for Education so attorneys licensed in Florida can earn Florida continuing education credit more easily. The 2011 tapes were recently issued. They qualify for 12.5 hours of general Florida CLER credit, including 4.0 hours of […]
BARKER — A town clerk in a rural upstate New York community has submitted her resignation, citing her religious opposition to gay marriage. Laura Fotusky submitted a letter of resignation to the town board in Barker on Monday ...
Brighton Town Court justice, author, Monroe Community College professor and Girl Scout leader Karen Morris said she started reading J.K. Rowling’s famous Harry Potter series because she likes to stay informed about the things that interested both students and Scouts alike.
City Clerk Daniel Karin has announced that his office will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 24, to issue marriage licenses in anticipation of increased demand resulting from the legalization of same-sex marriage in New York state.
- NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Attorney misconduct: Opinion 22-164
- NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Independently written bench book: Opinion 22-163
- Fourth Department – Suppression: People v. Saeli
- Second Circuit – RICO: Horn v. Medical Marijuana Inc.
- NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Uncompensated interview: Opinion 22-159
- NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Uncompensated guest speaker: Opinion 22-158
- Fourth Department – Negligent performance: Rosenthal v. Syracuse University, et al.
- Second Circuit – Visual Artists Rights Act: Kerson v. Vermont Law School Inc.
- NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Former foreclosure referee: Opinion 22-157
- NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – College honorarium: Opinion 22-156
- Second Circuit – Reasonable accommodation: Tafolla v. Heilig
- Fourth Department – Labor Law: Primisch v. Peroxychem LLC
- Appeals court upholds Supreme Court ruling
- Assistant district attorney appointed City Court judge by Rochester mayor
- Murder conviction affirmed despite trial judge error
- NY appeals court upholds conviction in burglary case
- Federal lawsuit reinstated against jail officer over strip search, delayed release
- Hyzon to pay $25M penalty to settle alleged fraud charges by SEC
- NY appeals court reinstates lawsuit over contract to remove snow
- Fourth Department affirms $400K judgment in contract dispute