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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)

Lawrence Krieger

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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Developers clash over windows (access required)

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The owners of the Alliance Building are being sued by a neighbor who claims new windows on the east side of the structure will interfere with plans for construction on adjacent property. The plaintiff in the complaint filed Wednesday in ...

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Second 5LINX defendant sentenced (access required)

Jeb Tyler

Jeb Tyler, the former vice president of multi-level marketing company 5LINX, was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison Wednesday for defrauding investors. Tyler, 45, pleaded guilty in June to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and filing a false tax ...

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5LINX defendant gets 14 months (access required)

Craig Jerabeck

Craig Jerabeck, co-founder of the multi-level marketing firm 5LINX, was sentenced Thursday to 14 months in prison. U.S. District Court Judge David G. Larimer also sentenced Jerabeck to three years of post-release supervision and a $25,000 fine. Jerabeck, 57, also ...

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Opioid court in Rochester opens Monday (access required)

Monroe County Court Judge John L. DeMarco, supervising judge of the Rochester Treatment Courts, speaking at a news conference Monday to announce a new opioid court. Also at the event were, from left, State Supreme Court Justice and Seventh Judicial District Administrative Judge Craig J. Doran, Monroe County Public Defender Timothy Donaher, District Attorney Sandra Doorley, County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and Sheriff Todd Baxter. (Photo by Bennett Loudon)

Each week, as many as 20 opioid-addicted defendants in the city of Rochester could be eligible for immediate drug treatment under a new court diversion program. Created to address the opioid addiction crisis, the new program eventually will be expanded ...

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