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Dec 7, 2020

Former inmate gets $175,000

A former New York state prison inmate has been awarded $175,000 by a federal judge because he was kept incarcerated for longer than his legal sentence. Plaintiff Shawn Michael Vincent sued several New York state prison officials for adding on five years of post-release supervision after he was freed from prison. In July 2001, Vincent […]

Sep 19, 2017

Rochester police accused of brutality in lawsuit

A Rochester man has filed a federal lawsuit claiming he was falsely arrested by Rochester Police who hit him and sprayed him with mace. Quentin Keene claims in a 58-page complaint filed Monday in state Supreme Court that he was attacked by an officer about 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 18, 2014, while talking to his […]

Dec 20, 2016

Court to unseal Clinton email search warrant

A federal court in New York is scheduled to release redacted copies Tuesday of the search warrant and other documents that gave the FBI new license to dig into a trove of Hillary Clinton emails days before the presidential election. The emails were found on a computer belonging to former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner, the […]

Dec 1, 2016

Nicaraguan man faces five years for kidnapping charge

A Nicaraguan man has admitted to helping in the kidnapping of a child. Timothy Miller, 40, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit international parental kidnapping before, according to the Office of the U.S. Attorney. Miller is facing a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. In 2009 Miller conspired with co-defendants […]

Nov 9, 2016

Trump win makes WNY legal community wonder

The entire nation is waiting to see how a Donald Trump presidency plays out, but his upset victory poses a few questions of particular interest to the legal community in western New York. For starters, what does the election outcome mean for the judicial nomination of Kathleen M. Sweet in U.S. District Court for the […]

Jul 6, 2016

Car wash business to settle class action suit for $800,000

An $800,000 settlement in a class action suit filed by a group of workers against Delta-Sonic is expected to be finalized Friday in U.S. District Court before Judge Jonathan W. Feldman. Under the terms of the settlement, the current and former employees of Delta-Sonic Car Wash Systems Inc., which has more than 29 car washes […]

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