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Appeals court rules that Buffalo lawsuit about fatal police shooting can proceed

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The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court, Fourth Department, has ruled that a lawsuit filed by the parents of a man killed by a Buffalo police officer will proceed. Jean Bridenbaker and Garry K. Connors, the parents of Matthew Ryan ...

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Fourth Department: Suit against Rochester City School District can move ahead

The Appellate Division, Fourth Department, will allow a plaintiff suing the Rochester City School District to amend their complaint.

An Appellate Division panel has ruled that a lawsuit against the Rochester City School District over an alleged assault and rape of a special needs student can proceed, even though the student’s story has changed three times. In June 2012, ...

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Appeals court grants new trial in 2011 manslaughter case

The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court, Fourth Department, has granted a new trial for a woman convicted of a 2011 assault and homicide. In March 2012, Nancy James was convicted of first-degree manslaughter and second-degree assault. James, 57, is ...

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Defendant sues city of Rochester for $20 million in overturned drug case

A man whose drug conviction was vacated because of an illegal search of his underwear has filed a $20 million federal lawsuit against the city of Rochester and police officers. In a Dec. 23, 2015, decision, the Appellate Division of ...

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