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Jun 15, 2011

State lawmakers toughen texting-at-wheel law

ALBANY — The New York Assembly has passed legislation that allows police to stop and ticket motorists for texting while driving. Under the bill, police would be able to stop drivers for that offense alone.

Jun 2, 2011

UB law and partners host medical-legal event

In an effort to help navigate the gap between law, health care and community services for low-income patients and their hospitals, a consortium of Western New York schools and nonprofit agencies is bringing the Medical Legal Partnership to the Buffalo area.

Apr 14, 2011

States pass, consider laws on data wiping

In a rising trend, states across the country are enacting and considering legislation addressing the privacy risks associated with digital office equipment like copiers, hard drives and even smartphones.

Feb 22, 2011

No appeal expected in challenge to Brockport law

The Village of Brockport’s 2008 law permitting property searches to check for building code violations is constitutional. The Appellate Division, Fourth Department has ruled that a village law passed in 2008 ...

Feb 18, 2011

Helping teens understand the law

As a criminal defense attorney, Robert Tucker has seen a lot of teenagers in trouble. What troubles him is how little they and their parents know about the law and the serious, potentially life-long consequences their actions may have.

Dec 22, 2010

Obama signs ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ repeal

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Declaring that members of the military will no longer be asked to lie, President Barack Obama fulfilled a campaign promise Wednesday and signed a landmark law repealing the ban on gay men and women serving openly in the armed services.

Dec 13, 2010

Paterson to sign wage protection bill

ALBANY — Gov. David A. Paterson is set to sign into law today tougher penalties on bosses who illegally withhold workers' pay, though it won't affect wages this holiday season.

Nov 24, 2010

Another tool to fight domestic violence

Two people in Monroe County are facing charges under a new domestic violence law that singles out strangulation as a specific crime. Less than a week after the law went into effect, Greece Police collared the first arrest in Monroe County ...

Nov 22, 2010

State bar looks to the future

The New York State Bar Association held a special panel Friday for managing partners of law firms from across the region as part of an initiative to plan for the future of the legal profession...

Jul 6, 2010

Turn dull evidence into meaningful stories

Be too entertaining and you lose credibility. Be too dry and jurors’ eyes roll back in their heads.

Jun 15, 2010

Judicial Commission on Minorities hosts conference

The Franklin H. Williams Judicial Commission on Minorities is set to host a conference “Race, Law and the Courts: Framing the Discussion for a Post Racial America” today in Manhattan.

Sep 18, 2002

Plaintiff waived right to jury trial, court rules (9623)

Should the defendants’ motion to strike the plaintiff’s demand for a jury trial be granted≠ This was the issue before New York State Supreme Court Judge Thomas A. Stander in B. Thomas Golisano v. Hudson Hotels Corp., Hudson Hotels Trust, Hudson Hotels Properties Corp., HH Bridge, LP., M,L,R.&R, E. Anthony Wilson and Richard E. Sands. […]

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