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Dec 10, 2013

Man still fights fraternity, tenants over injuries

A Caledonia man left paralyzed more than five years ago after falling from the second-story window during a house party in Brockport is still fighting to recover damages. Bryan Parslow, who was an 18-year-old freshman at The College at Brockport in September 2008, is suing more than 20 of his fellow students, the owner of […]

Dec 4, 2013

High court casts doubt on frequent flyer’s lawsuit

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court indicated Tuesday it won’t offer much help to frequent flyers who want to sue when airlines revoke their miles or their memberships. The justices heard the case of a Minnesota rabbi who was stripped of his top-level “platinum elite” status in Northwest’s WorldPerks program because the airline said he […]

Nov 21, 2013

DuPont told to pay Kodak Graphic $12.5M

DuPont owes a Kodak subsidiary more than $12.5 million a jury has decided in a long-standing dispute over an alleged breach of contract. DuPont claimed Kodak breached an exclusive contract by not delivering machines to develop new thermal laser technology by the dates agreed to, but Kodak argued the dates were not set in stone […]

Nov 21, 2013

Mistrial in fan’s suit against Rick Springfield

SYRACUSE — A judge has declared a mistrial in the lawsuit brought against 1980s pop star Rick Springfield by a fan who claims he fell on her during a 2004 show in upstate New York, injuring her. State Supreme Court Justice Anthony Paris granted the mistrial request Wednesday from Springfield’s lawyer to give him time […]

Nov 20, 2013

‘80s pop star Springfield testifies in lawsuit

SYRACUSE — A trial has begun in the lawsuit of an upstate New York woman who’s suing 1980s pop star Rick Springfield for injuries she said she suffered when he fell on her during a state fair performance nearly a decade ago. The lawsuit filed by 43-year-old Vicki Calcagno of Liverpool claims she suffered a […]

Oct 11, 2013

COA allows negligence claim on drug tester

ALBANY — New York’s highest court agreed Thursday to let a man sue a drug-testing company for what he claims was a false positive test for marijuana that cost him a promised job, prospective marriage and months of anguish when he was threatened with prison. In a 4-3 decision, the Court of Appeals ruled that […]

Oct 2, 2013

Rosy wording of casino referendum challenged

ALBANY — A judge has set an Oct. 11 date to hear a lawsuit that challenges the rosy language the Cuomo administration and Legislature have used in a November referendum to authorize seven Las Vegas-style casinos in New York. The court date was set in state Supreme Court in Albany on Wednesday in attorney Eric […]

Aug 28, 2013

Some Trump U. students ‘felt cheated’

NEW YORK — Bob Guillo spent almost $35,000 hoping to learn some of Donald Trump’s real estate secrets. Instead, he says, he left the sessions of Trump University cash-poor, with little more than a photo of himself next to a life-size cardboard cutout of the mogul, who never even showed up. “They told everybody to […]

Aug 27, 2013

Trump calls AG a ‘political hack’

  ALBANY — Donald Trump on Monday defended his Trump University as a booming success for student entrepreneurs and blasted New York’s attorney general, who called it a scam. “We have a terrific school. It’s done a fantastic job,” Trump told ABC’s “Good Morning America.” ‘‘We have a 98 percent approval rating among students.” Trump […]

Aug 15, 2013

Prosecutor, Judge Judy’s son, sues sheriff

CARMEL — A New York prosecutor who is the son of TV’s Judge Judy is suing the local sheriff for $5 million. Putnam County District Attorney Adam Levy says Sheriff Donald Smith defamed him with false and malicious statements about a child rape case. The sheriff denies defaming Levy and calls the lawsuit political. Wednesday’s […]

Aug 8, 2013

Marvel keeps Spider-Man, X-Men comics

NEW YORK — Spider-Man, Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk can continue to reside in Marvel’s offices after a federal appeals court Thursday rejected an ownership claim by the children of the artist who helped create them. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit agreed with a lower court judge who denied claims […]

Aug 7, 2013

Lawsuit seeks back pay for MLB volunteers

NEW YORK — A lawsuit filed Wednesday on behalf of a volunteer at last month’s 2013 All-Star FanFest claims Major League Baseball violated federal and state minimum wage laws by failing to pay more than 2,000 volunteers. The lawsuit in Manhattan federal court was brought in the name of John Chen and seeks class-action status. […]

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