Author Archives: Bennett Loudon

Harris Beach wins big in patent cases (access required)

Harris Beach PLLC has recently won judgments totaling more than $39 million for clients in separate patent infringement cases. In August, Harris Beach attorneys won a $12 million judgment in U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York ...

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Rochester Diocese files for bankruptcy (access required)


The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy because of numerous pending and anticipated lawsuits accusing clergy of sex abuse. According to documents filed Thursday, the Diocese has $50 million to $100 million in assets, but ...

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Suit against RIT resumes (access required)


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has revived a lawsuit against Rochester Institute of Technology that had been dismissed a year earlier by U.S. District Court Judge Charles J. Siragusa. In August 2018, Siragusa dismissed the copyright ...

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Wegmans loses tax appeal (access required)

Wegmans scored No. 1 for corporate reputation on a national list compiled by Axios Harris Poll

The state’s highest court has ruled that Wegmans Food Markets Inc. is not entitled to a refund for taxes paid on a service that the company claimed was exempt. Since 1995, Wegmans has hired RetailData LLC to monitor competitors’ prices. ...

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Tully Rinckey expanding globally (access required)


As part of Tully Rinckey PLLC’s plan to change its business model and expand globally, the firm has named current partner Michael W. Macomber its new chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1. Macomber is based at the firm’s Albany office. ...

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DA announces conviction integrity unit (access required)


Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley on Wednesday released the details of a new Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU), including the nine members of the new unit: Coordinator, Special Assistant District Attorney Dan Gross; Assistant District Attorney Michelle Crowley, director of ...

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