Author Archives: Bennett Loudon

Former weatherman sues WHEC-TV (access required)

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Jeremy Kappell, the former WHEC-TV meteorologist fired in January for allegedly using a racial slur during a broadcast, is suing the station. Kappell is claiming breach of contract, defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent infliction of emotional distress, ...

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Two local officials charged with fraud (access required)

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Rochester City Councilman Adam C. McFadden and former Rochester Housing Authority chairman George H. Moses are facing federal fraud and money laundering charges. McFadden pleaded not guilty on Friday morning in U.S. District Court and is free with certain conditions. ...

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Harris Beach creates software company (access required)

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The Harris Beach law firm has created a new company, separate from the law practice, offering a cloud-based subscription software tool to help companies with regulatory compliance. CyMetric, the first product being offered by the new company, called Caetra.io, streamlines ...

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New tax rules will complicate divorce (access required)

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A change in federal tax law is causing a great deal of stress among divorcing couples, their lawyers and accountants because it complicates the determination of a maintenance payments paid by one spouse to the other. Previously, maintenance payments, often ...

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Credit card surcharge will be allowed (access required)

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A lawsuit against New York state over a law that prohibits merchants from charging different prices to retail and credit customers has apparently been settled. The plaintiffs and state officials have reached an agreement to dismiss the case, pending the ...

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