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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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New tax law complicates rules governing divorce settlements (access required)

  The recently passed federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act could have a big impact on some financial aspects of divorce. Under the new law, spousal support is no longer tax deductible, and it won’t be taxed as income for ...

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Stickley sues Target for trademark infringement (access required)

Stickley, the iconic American craftsman-style furniture maker based in a Syracuse suburb, has filed a federal trademark infringement suit against Target Corp. for selling counterfeit versions of Stickley furniture. In addition to trademark infringement, the complaint filed in U.S. District ...

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Gag order issued in 5LINX case (access required)

The federal judge in the 5LINX multi-million dollar fraud case has issued a gag order prohibiting all parties from publicly discussing the case. The trial of defendants Craig Jerabeck, Jason Guck, Jeb Tyler is scheduled to start Sept. 10 and ...

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Suit filed in Roseland fatal accident case (access required)

The father of a Rochester Institute of Technology student who died in a wakeboarding accident at Roseland Wake Park in 2016 is suing the park and the company that made the cable system used there. On Sept. 22, 2016, the ...

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