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Divorce is even messier now with a tightening real estate market (access required)

Soaring home prices coupled with still record-low inventory has created unforeseen complications in divorce settlements, a process that already was stressful and often cantankerous. If the house isn’t being sold and the proceeds split between the parties, there can be ...

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Partners + Napier lawsuit alleges agency harmed by former employees (access required)

Partners + Napier, one of Rochester’s most prominent advertising and creative agencies, alleges four former employees conspired to poach clients, procured confidential property, breached company agreements and failed to adhere to fiduciary responsibilities before leaving to form their own firm. ...

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Masks now optional on airplanes, still required on RTS buses (access required)

Masks are no longer mandatory for airline passengers after a federal judge in Florida ruled on Monday that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) did not follow proper rule-making procedures. Bus passengers in Rochester still must wear a mask, however. ...

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Landlords cautioned about rent increases and ERAP rules (access required)

Landlords who accepted rent payments through the state’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) are being reminded that it is illegal to raise rent for 12 months. New York Attorney General Letitia James issued the reminder advisory on Monday, warning that ...

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No jail or restitution for Robert Morgan after guilty plea (access required)

What began nearly four years ago as an alleged massive fraud conspiracy is about to end with a lenient sentence for the man who government prosecutors once claimed was a mastermind of sophisticated criminal activity within his real estate enterprise. ...

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Are you discriminating against employees with caregiving responsibilities? (access required)

As the world enters year three of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has issued a warning to employers of yet another risk to their businesses: caregiver discrimination claims. It is no surprise that the pandemic has ...

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Morgan co-defendants plead guilty to misdemeanors (access required)

Three men originally charged in a sensational 100-plus count federal fraud indictment have reached an agreement to plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge with a promise of no incarceration or restitution. On Monday, Frank Giacobbe, Todd Morgan and Michael Tremiti ...

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M&A lawyers keep busy despite pandemic barriers (access required)

2021 was a record-breaking year globally and nationally for mergers (combining two separate businesses into one new legal entity) and acquisitions (when a purchased company gets fully absorbed by an acquiring company). Per Refinitiv – an American-British global provider of ...

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Plaza owner seeks $2.1 million from Regal Cinemas for unpaid rent, fees (access required)

  The owner of Culver Ridge Plaza has filed suit against Regal Cinemas, Inc., alleging the movie theater operator owes $2.15 million in unpaid rent, taxes and late fees. Irondequoit TK Owner LLC says in court papers filed Wednesday in ...

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Insider trading: The case of misappropriation theory (access required)

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has become increasingly aggressive in bringing insider trading charges. In this first of two columns on the topic of insider trading, we discuss a case that has the potential to expand commonly understood ...

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Webinar addresses potential litigation risks for businesses in 2022 (access required)

Documentation and attention to detail is crucial to protect businesses from potential litigation and government investigations. That was the message from a group of labor and employment law experts convened last week by the Rochester Business Journal to discuss current ...

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