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Author Archives: Bennett Loudon

Jail suicide triggers lawsuit (access required)

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The mother of a woman who committed suicide while being held in the Monroe County Jail has filed a lawsuit against the county. On Sept. 4, 2018, Sitarah Daniels hanged herself with a blanket tied to the bars of her ...

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Bello unseats Dinolfo (access required)

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Democrat challenger Adam Bello unseated incumbent Republican Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo in Tuesday’s election. Bello, the current Monroe County Clerk, received 90,035 votes, according to unofficial results from the Monroe County Board of Elections, while Dinolfo got 84,569. Incumbent Republican Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley easily defeated Democrat challenger Shani Curry Mitchell. The unofficial vote count was 95,525 for Doorley and 76,241 for Mitchell. In the city of Rochester, voters passed a referendum to create a police accountability board by a wide margin —with 19,781 in favor and 6,583 opposed.

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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)

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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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