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Former executive suing Jordan Health (access required)

A former executive at the Anthony L. Jordan Health Corp. is suing the organization claiming she was fired because she disclosed the alleged misuse of federal government funding. Kimberlee A. Frarey filed an 18-page complaint in U.S. District Court in ...

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Fisher and UB Law offer 3+3 program (access required)

St. John Fisher College and the University at Buffalo School of Law have announced a new 3+3 program that allows undergraduate students at Fisher to earn both their undergraduate and law degrees in six years, and hold down the cost of their ...

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One of three 5LINX defendants pleads guilty (access required)

One of three men accused of defrauding 5LINX, a multi-level marketing company they founded out of millions of dollars, has pleaded guilty. Craig Jerabeck, 57, pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and filing a false tax ...

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State panel recommends removing City Court Judge Leticia Astacio (access required)

The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct has recommended to the state Court of Appeals that Rochester City Court Judge Leticia D. Astacio should be removed from office. According to a news release, the Commission found that Astacio should ...

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City suing festival group for cost of police service (access required)

Rochester city officials are suing a Gates neighborhood group claiming they are owed more than $5,000 for police services provided during a festival held in Rochester in August. The Little Italy Neighborhood Association was supposed to pay the city for ...

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Vuzix files $80 million lawsuit (access required)

Vuzix Corp., the Henrietta smart glasses manufacturer, has filed an $80 million lawsuit accusing a Westchester County stock trader of maligning the company to profit from manipulating the stock price. New York City attorney Irwin Weltz filed the suit for ...

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LiDestri suing 7-Eleven for $3 million (access required)

Fairport-based LiDestri Foods Inc. is suing 7-Eleven Inc. for $3 million after a deal to make iced tea for the convenience stores flopped. LiDestri invested in production of the tea, but the stores ordered only a fraction of the amount ...

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City judge can’t demand back rent before trial (access required)

A Monroe County Court judge has overturned a Rochester City Court Judge who insisted that a tenant pay back rent she allegedly owed before he would consider her side of the story. In June 2017, City Curt Judge Teresa D. ...

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Corning Optical facing $61 million infringement award (access required)

A federal appeals court has upheld a $61 million award for a Syracuse company that won a patent infringement suit against Corning Optical Communications. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in Washington, D.C., on March 13, released ...

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#MeToo is changing HR approach (access required)

The wave of sexual harassment allegations against well-known public figures like Harvey Weinstein and Steve Wynn and the resulting #MeToo movement that has emboldened the average worker to come forward with claims of their own are forcing human resources professionals ...

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Freedom Village awaits decision (access required)

Freedom Village USA, the Yates County facility for troubled youths, is awaiting a decision on its appeal of the state Labor Department’s claim that the organization owes more than $1.5 million in unpaid wages. “We have closing arguments, summations in ...

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Mediation avoids unpredictability of jury trial outcomes (access required)

Juries are unpredictable. Just ask James E. Morris, a former Brighton town justice and acting Rochester City Court judge, who was once hired to play the role of judge in a mock trial staged to evaluate a real case. A ...

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Yates County community for troubled youth files Chapter 11 (access required)

The head of a religious residential community for troubled youth in Yates County said a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing has nothing to do with the state Labor Department’s $1.5 million claim for unpaid wages. “I don’t think we’re going to ...

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State purchase of court software will save millions (access required)

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEKHrYOPLLE State court officials have announced that they have finalized the $4.5 million purchase of an automated case management system for use by town and village courts statewide. The system developed by the Victor company, Service Education Inc., is already ...

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