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Xerox sued over leasing fees and business practices

A California company has filed a federal lawsuit against Xerox Corp., seeking class-action status, claiming the global document technology company charges excessive and illegal fees for services, equipment and supplies. “Xerox induces individuals and entities to contract for equipment and ...

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Local attorney supports Women’s Hall of Fame

Rochester attorney Sharon P. Stiller has partnered with design firm Abigail Riggs and the National Women’s Hall of Fame to create a commemorative scarf that will go on sale at the induction ceremony on Sept. 16 to help raise money ...

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Corinthian College students get loan forgiveness

A coalition of state and federal agencies have reached a $183.3 million settlement with Aequitas Capital Management Inc., a financial services firm under SEC-imposed receivership that provided loans to students at the now-defunct Corinthian College. The settlement is subject to ...

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Profile: GRAWA president has full agenda

Jodie L. Ryan’s plans as the new president of the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys include revamping the judicial candidate evaluation process, planning for the group’s 35th anniversary, and possibly creating a foundation arm of the organization. Ryan, of ...

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Judge certifies class action suit against UR hospitals, contractor

A federal judge has certified a class action lawsuit claiming patients were overcharged for copies of their medical records in violation of New York state law. The defendants are the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital and Highland Hospital — ...

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Lawsuit continues against Sheriff O’Flynn

A federal judge will let a lawsuit filed by a former sheriff’s deputy move forward against Monroe County Sheriff Patrick O’Flynn and other high-ranking officials, claiming they retaliated because the deputy’s wife worked for a company led by O’Flynn’s political ...

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Court of Claims workplace injury trial scheduled

The damages phase of a job-site injury lawsuit is scheduled to get underway July 31 before New York State Court of Claims Judge Renee Forgensi Minarik. Minarik already has decided that each side in the case is equally liable. “I ...

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5Linx co-founders indicted, accused of taking $11.2M

The three co-founders of 5Linx Enterprises Inc., one of the fastest-growing companies in the Rochester area, were indicted last week by a federal grand jury on fraud and conspiracy charges accusing them of cheating investors out of $11.2 million. The ...

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Mark’s Pizzeria lawsuit settled for $1.7 million

Mark’s Pizzeria Inc. has reached a tentative $1.7 million settlement with employees who filed a class-action lawsuit against the company. The deal resolves a complaint filed in August 2015 claiming food delivery drivers who were ostensibly being paid minimum wage ...

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