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May 17, 2021

Rochester city, police sued for alleged excessive force

A Rochester man is asking for $200,000 in a lawsuit filed against the city of Rochester and several city police officers for allegedly assaulting him without justification a year ago. Just after 9:30 p.m. on May 17, 2020, on Gardiner Street, Roy L. Wilson claims he was assaulted by officers. Wilson is represented by attorney […]

Feb 28, 2017

Lawsuit alleges automakers knew of deadly Takata airbag defects

Court documents filed Monday allege that five auto companies were aware of defects that caused Takata air bags to potentially harm or kill motorists but continued to use them anyway to save on costs. The documents claim that Honda, Ford, BMW, Toyota and Nissan have known about the issues with the Japanese manufacturer’s air bags […]

Feb 9, 2017

Hilton couple wins $2M verdict from Harley-Davidson

A Hilton couple that was seriously injured when their Harley-Davidson motorcycle crashed has won a jury verdict of more than $2 million against the iconic American company because of a defective part. “It’s a horrible story of a company that put profits above people,” said Anthony LaDuca, co-counsel for the plaintiffs in the case. In […]

Feb 2, 2017

New York AG joins lawsuit challenging Trump’s immigrant ban

NEW YORK — New York’s top law enforcement officer on Thursday joined a federal lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s executive order barring people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S., arguing the policy unfairly targets followers of Islam, violates federal laws and harms New York’s schools, businesses, hospitals and economy. The 32-page filing by[...]

Jan 26, 2017

Lawsuit: ICE agent raided restaurant to help rival

In July, 2013, Homeland Security investigators raided a popular Las Vegas Korean supper club, detaining its employees for intense hours-long interrogations. According to a lawsuit, they were acting under orders of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement special agent, who portrayed it as a place of “prostitution and human trafficking.” Then, with no federal court order […]

Jan 23, 2017

Lawsuit: Trump businesses violate Constitution

NEW YORK — To fight what it called a “grave threat” to the country, a watchdog group on Monday filed a lawsuit alleging that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing his business to accept payments from foreign governments. The lawsuit claims that Trump is violating a clause in the Constitution that prohibits […]

Jan 17, 2017

High Falls sues over Calypso Colada trademark

The parent company of High Falls Brewery has filed a federal complaint in a trademark infringement case over the name of an alcoholic pineapple- and coconut-flavored drink. “High Falls seeks a declaration that its use of the trademark Calypso Colada does not infringe or otherwise violate any valid right in the marks Calypso for rum […]

Jan 12, 2017

Fox, Glenn Beck, others off hook in ‘clock kid’ defamation suit

The Muslim boy who found himself in the national spotlight after he was wrongfully arrested for bringing a homemade alarm clock to school has lost in a defamation lawsuit against conservative media companies and personalities. The lawsuit accused Fox Television Stations, LLC; TheBlaze Inc.; television and radio personalities, such as Glenn Beck, Ben Ferguson and […]

Dec 20, 2016

Lawsuit: Tech companies ‘profit from ISIS’

In June, a gunman killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in a horrific spate of violence at a gay nightclub in Orlando. Now, the families of some of the victims are suing Google, Twitter and Facebook over their role in allegedly radicalizing the shooter. The families are accusing the tech companies of providing support […]

Dec 1, 2016

Teen files suit claiming Rochester police assaulted him

A Rochester teen has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Rochester, Police Chief Michael Ciminelli, and several officers who allegedly assaulted him in August. Rickey L. Bryant Jr. claims that on the night of Aug.7 he was riding his bicycle on Remington Street when a police car suddenly stopped in front of him. […]

Aug 31, 2016

NY county sues drugmakers over addictive painkillers

HAUPPAUGE — A suburban New York county struggling to curb an epidemic of opioid overdoses sued 11 pharmaceutical companies Wednesday, including the makers of OxyContin and Percocet, alleging they misled the public and doctors about the addictiveness of powerful prescription painkillers. Suffolk County filed the lawsuit against pharmaceutical giants Purdue Pharma, the maker of OxyContin; [&hellip[...]

Aug 29, 2016

Student molested by bus driver sues East Irondequoit school district

The family of the victim of an alleged child molester is suing the perpetrator, Renaldo Vega, along with the East Irondequoit Central School District, where Vega worked as a bus driver, and several district officials. The 49-page complaint was filed on Thursday by the parents of a girl who was a special-needs high school student […]

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