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New law allows for expanded donations

A new state law, recently signed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, will improve computer literacy and Internet accessibility among low-income New Yorkers and senior citizens. The new law will allow municipalities to donate surplus computers ...

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Federal law pre-empts state divorce ruling

The $400,000 life insurance benefits of a deceased Wayne County soldier will go to his father, not his children as he had indicated as part of a divorce settlement. U.S. District Court Judge Michael A. Telesca ruled this week that he is bound by federal law ...

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Court takes up seatbelt suit preemption

At oral arguments this week, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court were trying to figure out whether federal seatbelt regulations leave room for state law based tort claims. The case of Williamson v. Mazda Motor of America stems from ...

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