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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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Profile: Dixon takes on new role (access required)

Cressida Dixon, chair of the trust and estates department at Bond, Schoeneck & King, is now deputy managing member of the Rochester office. “I’m very excited about taking on new opportunities on the management side. This is a great opportunity ...

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Jerry Grant: The man with computer drive (access required)

Jerry Grant juggles a demanding schedule as the owner of a private computer consulting business and part-time digital forensics investigator for the Federal Public Defender’s Office, but he claims he’s never worked a day in his life. Grant, who has ...

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5LINX case moves closer to trial (access required)

The defendants in the 5LINX fraud case are asking for extra peremptory challenges and private questioning of prospective jurors. Attorneys on Tuesday also will argue a motion asking U.S. Magistrate Judge Jonathan W. Feldman to order the prosecution to provide ...

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Big companies look to in-house counsel to get more involved (access required)

It’s crunch time for corporate law. In-house counsel at large companies and law firms serving major business clients both are feeling the pressure to cut costs, increase efficiency and prove their value. Corporations are making greater demands on outside firms, ...

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New partnership focuses on police body cameras (access required)

The city of Rochester has formally agreed to a proposal submitted about a year ago by the Coalition for Police Reform to create the Community Justice Advisory Board to improve police-community relations around the Rochester Police Department’s body-worn camera program. ...

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Karma companies trying to settle complaint (access required)

Pittsford-based Karma Culture LLC operates on the principle that “if you do something positive, you’ll get something positive in return,” according to the company’s website. Their Karma Wellness Water, a bottle of water with a flavoring, vitamins and other ingredients ...

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Harter Secrest Emery makes Red Cross donation (access required)

Rayza Santiago, an associate attorney at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP, and legal secretary Diana Mackey have many relatives in Puerto Rico struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. “I think they’re in pretty bad shape, but I think they’re ...

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Senior Living summit planned in Canandaigua

Andrew Nesi, executive vice president of HJ Sims, a privately held investment bank and wealth management firm in Fairfield, Conn., will lead and moderate a panel discussion of senior living executives at the first annual LeadingAge New York Retirement Communities Summit schedule for Oct. 17 ...

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Keuka College discrimination suit gets reworked

U.S. District Court Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford has dismissed part of a lawsuit filed by a former instructor at Keuka College who claims she was denied tenure because of discrimination. Wolford dismissed two claims made under Title VII of the ...

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5LINX defendant’s house up for sale

One of three former 5LINX executives facing federal fraud charges has reached an agreement with the U.S. Attorney’s Office allowing him to sell a house the government wants to seize and have the proceeds held by the government until the ...

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