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May 16, 2014

Sterling settlement OK’d

The Monroe County Legislature on May 14 authorized a $7,055,000 settlement in a lawsuit filed against the county by Frank Sterling, who was exonerated in 2010 after he was wrongfully convicted of murder. Sterling was convicted in 1992 of killing Viola Manville, a 74-year-old Hilton woman. DNA testing later implicated Mark Christie, who is serving […]

May 16, 2014

Media file suit to challenge execution secrecy

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Associated Press and four other news organizations filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the secret way in which Missouri obtains the drugs it uses in lethal injections, arguing the state’s actions prohibit public oversight of the death penalty. The lawsuit asks a state court judge to order the Missouri Department of […]

May 8, 2014

County can be sued for failing to protect developmentally disabled woman

The estate of a developmentally disabled North Collins woman, tortured and killed by her half-brother and mother, can proceed with a lawsuit against Erie County and the Erie County Sheriff’s Office for failing to protect her. The Appellate Division, Fourth Department on Friday reinstated most of the dismissed claims on behalf of Laura Cummings who […]

May 1, 2014

Arent Fox files lawsuit in Medley Centre project

New York City law firm Arent Fox LLP has filed suit against Japanese companies Nomura Credit & Capital Inc. and NCCMI Inc., claiming they reneged on contractual obligations and lending commitments to a public-private project in Monroe County that included the Medley Centre Mall. The lawsuit was filed Friday in Monroe County Supreme Court on […]

Apr 9, 2014

Lawsuit: Male stripper did show at nursing home

WEST BABYLON (AP) — A lawsuit claims an elderly woman was subjected to an unwanted performance by a male stripper when she was living at a New York nursing home. The lawsuit was filed last month by the relatives of the 85-year-old former patient at the East Neck Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in West Babylon, […]

Mar 31, 2014

Student can proceed with suit over house party

Student residents of an off-campus house at the College at Brockport were responsible for maintaining the property in a safe condition, but did not have a duty to protect a party attendee from his own voluntary intoxication, an appeals court has decided. The Appellate Division, Fourth Department, in a lengthy 4-1 decision issued Friday, modified […]

Feb 26, 2014

Court: Gamblers can’t sue officer in another state

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a Georgia police officer could not be sued in Nevada over the seizure of two travelers’ money at an Atlanta airport. In a unanimous decision, the justices said a lawsuit against officer Anthony Walden could not go forward in a Nevada court because none of his […]

Jan 14, 2014

Judge: Decision in A-Rod suit must be public

NEW YORK — A federal judge said Alex Rodriguez cannot file portions of arbitrator Fredric Horowitz’s decision under seal as part of a lawsuit seeking to overturn the one-year suspension from baseball given to the New York Yankees third baseman. U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III denied a request by Rodriguez’s lawyers Monday that […]

Jan 8, 2014

Lawsuit: Super Bowl tickets too expensive

NEWARK, N.J. — A New Jersey man has sued the National Football League, accusing it of pricing average football fans out of the Super Bowl. Josh Finkelman, of New Brunswick, said the NFL only made 1 percent of all tickets available to the public for purchase at face value. He said that means most fans […]

Jan 2, 2014

Suit challenging laptop searches tossed

NEW YORK — A New York City judge has thrown out a lawsuit by a photojournalism organization and others challenging laptop computer searches at U.S. borders. Judge Edward Korman granted the government’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit on Tuesday. Civil rights lawyers had sued in Brooklyn federal court in 2010 on behalf of the National […]

Dec 20, 2013

Defunct company sues over fracking delay

ALBANY — A bankrupt company that hoped to drill for gas in New York is suing the Cuomo administration over what it calls an unreasonable delay in deciding whether to allow hydraulic fracturing for natural gas. A trustee for Norse Energy USA said he filed a lawsuit Tuesday in state Supreme Court in Albany naming […]

Dec 12, 2013

Injured skier claims Song Mountain liable

A woman who broke her hip at an Onondaga County ski resort nearly seven years ago is trying to get her claim re-instated. Michelle Rudderow represents Christina J. Tone, who was injured Feb. 25, 2007, when she fell or jumped off a triple chair lift at Song Mountain Ski Center in Tully, now known as […]

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