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Joseph Wapner, star of ‘The People’s Court,’ dead at 97

LOS ANGELES — Joseph Wapner, the retired Los Angeles judge who presided over “The People’s Court” with steady force during the heyday of the reality courtroom show, died Sunday at age 97. Son David Wapner told The Associated Press that ...

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Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s peacemaker, dies

JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela was a master of forgiveness. South Africa’s first black president spent nearly one-third of his life as a prisoner of apartheid, the system of white racist rule that he described as evil, yet he sought to ...

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Colleagues, friends remember Richard Anderson

Anyone can see down the street, but Richard Anderson could look down the street and around the corner to see what was coming. That’s the way Anderson’s longtime friend from their days at Syracuse University School of Law, Alfred J. ...

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Friends, colleagues remember Milliken

Rochester lost a respected member of the legal community with the passing of David R. Milliken, 56, a longtime public sector attorney who spent the last years of his career with the Office of the Conflict Defender. The so called ...

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Rubin, helped forge LexisNexis, dies at 86

NEW YORK — Jerome Rubin, who helped bring to market the commercial online research database today known as LexisNexis and the display technology behind millions of Amazon Kindles and other e-readers, has died in New York. He was 86. Rubin ...

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Constanza remembered as a leader in the community

The city of Rochester lost one of its most prominent civic leaders when Angelo A. Costanza died Dec. 22 of stroke-related complications at the age of 85. The former Central Trust Co. president, Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP partner, Costanza Enterprises ...

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Appellate division justice Cardona dies

ALBANY  — New York court officials say Anthony Cardona, presiding justice for the Appellate Division’s Third Department, has died. He was 70. Following a cancer diagnosis, he had turned over his duties to Justice Thomas Mercure in February. Cardona was ...

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Paul ‘Ted’ Missal remembered

Attorneys and support staff at Pirrello, Missal, Personte & Feder say morning staff meetings won’t be the same without Paul “Ted” Missal’s presence, input and humor. The dedicated 78 year-old family law attorney died last week.

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Former town justice Taddonio remembered

Longtime Rochester attorney and former Irondequoit Town Justice Michael F. Taddonio had a lot of high profile clients in his (mostly) family law practice. However, it didn’t matter to him if his client was rich and famous, or someone who couldn’t come up with the retainer fee.

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Steve Jobs told us what we needed before we knew

SAN FRANCISCO — Steve Jobs saw the future and led the world to it. He moved technology from garages to pockets, took entertainment from discs to bytes and turned gadgets into extensions of the people who use them.

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Remembering Irving Kessler: A giant in the legal community

Irving Kessler not only helped people buy houses, but made them feel right at home. Whether it was a commercial or residential customer, he truly cared about their lives and the success of their transactions. The long-time real estate practitioner ...

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Roberts, ‘Bonfire’ jurist model, dies at 88

NEW YORK CITY — Burton B. Roberts, the outspoken judge who was the model for the cranky jurist in “The Bonfire of the Vanities,” has died. He was 88. The Hebrew Home for the Aged in the Bronx said Monday that Roberts, a resident there, died Sunday.

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