A man charged with speeding and driving while intoxicated failed to convince a town justice in Niagara County to drop the charges based on his claim that a conviction would interfere with his work. James J. Stephen was stopped at 2:10 a.m. on April 7, allegedly driving 64 miles per hour in a 45 mph […]
BUFFALO — Two Niagara County residents have been arrested on drug charges. Oliver Kimmons, 48, and Kathlyn Ventura, 24, both of Lockport, were charged with intent to distribute heroin and crack cocaine. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. The […]
Delivery requirements for notification in Election Law disputes will not be changed in the wake of a challenge in Niagara County, objecting to the notice being mailed on the last day of which a proceeding may be started, knowing actual delivery will occur after the deadline. The Court of Appeals on Wednesday agreed with lower […]
An April traffic stop that resulted in a Niagara County woman being charged with driving while intoxicated was not pretextual, according to a Town Court ruling that weighs reasonable suspicion against probable cause.
LOCKPORT — Millions of a western New York county’s birth and death records, adoption papers, investigative files and real estate records — some dating back more than 200 years — will be moved into new storage space, and out of a leaky old building where they’re in danger of being lost. Niagara County lawmakers […]
George McCray, 67, of Niagara Falls, has pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Richard J. Arcara to theft of public money. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of $250,000.
ROYALTON — Authorities say a 15-year-old boy has been charged with shooting his twin brother in the hip during a dispute inside their western New York home.
LOCKPORT — A 44-year-old western New York man has been convicted of kidnapping and molesting a 9-year-old boy and sexually abusing two teenage boys. A Niagara County Court jury deliberated for two hours Thursday ...
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York Due Process Hearing — Drug Test Results Taddeo v. County of Niagara 06-CV-832 Judge Curtin Background: Plaintiff John S. Taddeo claims he was wrongfully terminated from his employment as a deputy sheriff in violation of his right to due process under the 14th Amendment, and in retaliation […]
NIAGARA FALLS — A state audit is raising questions about a western New York public official’s handling of estate assets.
- 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
- NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Judicial candidacy: Opinion 22-155
- Fourth Department – Defamation: Lavine v. Glavin
- NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Law clerk: Opinion 22-154
- NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Review of another judge’s actions: Opinion 22-153
- NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Charitable contributions: Opinion 22-150
- Second Circuit – Class action settlement: Moses v. The New York Times Company
- Appeals court upholds conviction
- 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
- Fourth Department affirms decision in NY property dispute
- Greenlight Networks selects Buffalo-based attorney as general counsel
- Barclay Damon hires attorney Matt Smith