24, Oct 2014 - Sexual Exploitation and Abuse of Six Young Children Leads to Lawsuit in Dallas County
DALLAS, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six young adults, from north Texas, all sexually abused as children, filed suit today in Dallas, Texas state court against three North Texas Jehovah's Witnesses Congregations (Dallas, Plano, and Greenville), the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, and an elder.Sexually abused when they were ages 4 through 14, the plaintiffs were ...
23, Oct 2014 - Top NY court backs music publisher's claim for Duke Ellington royalties from foreign sales
ALBANY, N.Y. - New York state's highest court on Thursday sided with EMI in the music publisher's dispute with Duke Ellington's heirs, but acknowledged global industry consolidation has made contracts like his much more favourable to publishers.
23, Oct 2014 - New York, NY New York settles lawsuit on inadequate public defenders
The state of New York has settled an ACLU lawsuit over an inadequate system of public defenders in a multi-million-dollar agreement. The settlement, announced Tuesday, arises from a lawsuit filed 7 1/2 years ago by the New York Civil Liberties Union. Last month, an NYCLU report linked to the lawsuit detailed how poor defendants across the state are often shuffled through the court system with ...
23, Oct 2014 - Binghamton, NY Binghamton Ranks Among Dangerous Cities in New York
Binghamton is the ninth most dangerous city in New York State, this according to mylife.com. The site used FBI statistics such as law enforcement per capita, violent crimes per capita, and registered sex offenders per capita. According to those numbers Binghamton's crime rate rose by nearly 29 percent from 2012 to 2013. The city also ranked sixth in the state in property crime.
23, Oct 2014 - NYC Cab Fleet Owners Can Appeal ‚ÄėTaxi of Tomorrow‚Äô
(Corrects description of plaintiffs in headline and first paragraph.) New York taxi fleet operators won permission to hail a ride to Albany to challenge the city‚Äôs $1 billion plan for the ‚ÄúTaxi of Tomorrow,‚ÄĚ a new fleet of cabs from Nissan Motor Co. (7201) , before the state‚Äôs top court.
23, Oct 2014 - Motorola can't freeze Turkish family's UAE assets -N.Y. court
In a victory for international banks, New York's top court has ruled that a Motorola subsidiary cannot freeze $30 million held by a "fugitive" Turkish family in a Dubai bank. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan found that the Uzan family had dipped into loans that Motorola Credit Corp had made more than a decade ago to Turkish mobile phone company Telsim, which the family controlled at the ...
23, Oct 2014 - US Court gives petitioners 2 weeks to challenge immunity to Prime Minister Narendra Modi
A US court has given 15 days' time to the petitioners to respond to the State Department's "suggestion of immunity" to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an alleged human rights violation case filed in a New York court On October 19, US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara submitted to the court a suggestion of immunity for Modi for his alleged role in the 2002 communal ...
23, Oct 2014 - New York, NY Motorola Judgment Against Uzans Set Back by Bank Ruling
New York‚Äôs top court said banks with operations in the state can‚Äôt be ordered to freeze assets in foreign branches to enforce civil judgments, dealing a blow to Motorola Credit Corp.‚Äôs attempts to collect more than $3 billion from Turkey‚Äôs Uzan family.
23, Oct 2014 - New York, NY NYC taxi fleet owners win right to appeal 'Taxi of Tomorrow' plan
New York City's program to create a nearly uniform taxi fleet with cabs from Nissan Motor Co will face a renewed challenge, after fleet operators opposing the "Taxi of Tomorrow" plan won permission to take their case to the state's highest court. In a brief order on Thursday, the state appeals court in Manhattan that had in June authorized the plan said the operators may challenge that ruling ...
22, Oct 2014 - David Perecman Weighs in on Halloween-Themed Hayride Accident That Left One Dead and Over 20 Injure
New York personal injury lawyer David Perecman of The Perecman Firm warns of dangers involving hayrides after Halloween-themed hayride tragedy leaves one dead and over 20 injured. (PRWeb October 15, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/NYpersonalinjurylawyer/NYpersonalinjurylawyer/prweb12246373.htm
22, Oct 2014 - Albany, NY New York State Court Hears Landmark Chimpanzee Personhood Case
ALBANY, New York‚ÄĒCan an animal who possesses the essential qualities of personhood ever be considered, in the eyes of the law, a person? As of now, the answer is no. But a panel of New York state judges yesterday considered that question, which was posed by a group called the Nonhuman Rights Project on behalf [‚Ä¶] The post New York State Court Hears Landmark Chimpanzee Personhood Case appeared ...
22, Oct 2014 - Buffalo, NY Trial underway in wife's 1979 slaying in NY cemetery
A 60-year-old western New York man is accused of fatally stabbing his estranged wife in a cemetery over 35 years ago
22, Oct 2014 - NEW YORK, NY US court lets US group challenge Modi immunity
New York, Oct 22 (IANS) A US court has asked a human rights group to respond by Nov 4 to the US government's "suggestion of immunity" in a case against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for alleged crimes against humanity.
22, Oct 2014 - Astorino and Cuomo Court New York's Latino Voters
The Republican candidate for governor courted Latino voters Tuesday in New York City, which comes after Gov. Cuomo took a trip to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Time Warner Cable News reporter Zack Fink has more.
22, Oct 2014 - Buffalo, NY Trial set for man charged with slaying wife in '79
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A trial is set to begin for a 60-year-old western New York man charged with stabbing his estranged wife to death in the late 1970s.
22, Oct 2014 - Albany, NY Lawsuit against Boeheim allowed
Robert Davis and Michael Lang alleged that former associate head coach Bernie Fine molested them in the 1980s and that Boeheim slandered them in 2011 when he dismissed the allegations by saying they were lying in order to get a financial settlement. Judge Jenny Rivera wrote that New York courts consider three factors in considering whether a statement amounts to an opinion, which would mean it ...
21, Oct 2014 - Court overturns Vermont woman's DWI conviction
A New York appeals court has overturned the aggravated driving while intoxicated conviction of a Vermont woman arrested after a fatal crash in upstate New York.
21, Oct 2014 - Court of Appeals Reverses Ruling; Boeheim Defamation Suit Back in Play
The New York State Court of Appeals has reversed a decision to throw out the defamation lawsuit against Jim Boeheim and Syracuse University. The unanimous decision was announced Tuesday.
21, Oct 2014 - NY prisons to keep young inmates from segregation
New York corrections officials say they will update the policy for state prisons to preclude placing inmates younger than 18 in segregated housing.The settlement stipulation has been filed in state court in the suit filed by Prisoners' Legal Services.
21, Oct 2014 - Two sentenced on federal marijuana charges
ERIE ‚ÄĒ Two New York state men were sentenced in federal court in Erie on Monday for their involvement in a marijuana growing operation on the Allegheny National Forest in 2012.
12, Oct 2014 - Federal Appeals Court Upholds New York Ruling on Internet Payday Loans Rejects Industry Misuse of T
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed an earlier decision by the District Court for the Southern District of New York. In August 2013, the State of New York issued cease-and-desist orders to more ...
12, Oct 2014 - Buffalo, NY Another Voice: New rules streamline courts in the state‚Äôs Commercial Division
This week saw the arrival of the most significant changes for the New York State court system‚Äôs Commercial Division since it ‚Äúopened for business‚ÄĚ in Erie County in June 1999.
12, Oct 2014 - Albany, NY NY court hears arguments that chimps are ‚Äėpersons‚Äô with basic rights
A New York state appeals court will decide in coming weeks whether chimpanzees are entitled to "legal personhood" in a case that could lead to expanded rights for animals such as gorillas, elephants and dolphins.
12, Oct 2014 - Albany, NY New York court to weigh legal rights of chimps
By Daniel Wiessner ALBANY N.Y. (Reuters) - A New York appeals court will consider this week whether chimpanzees are entitled to "legal personhood" in what experts say is the first case of its kind. For Steven Wise, the lawyer behind the case involving a chimp named Tommy, it is the culmination of three decades of seeking to extend rights historically reserved for humans to other intelligent ...
12, Oct 2014 - Buffalo, NY Charter School Parents Sue State Over Funding
A group of charter school parents are taking New York State to court over the way the schools are funded as compared to public schools. Time Warner Cable News reporter Katie Morse has the story.
12, Oct 2014 - On the campaign trail: DeJoseph will have a ballot line
Judge Brian DeJoseph has earned the Conservative Party nomination in his bid for reelection to the New York State Supreme Court. DeJoseph‚Äôs name will appear on Row C this year along with other highly qualified Conservative candidates. This position will appear on ballots in Onondaga, Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida and Herkimer counties.
12, Oct 2014 - Judge DeJoseph accepts nomination to New York State Supreme Court
Democratic delegates representing all six counties in the Fifth Judicial District, which includes Onondaga, Oneida, Herkimer, Oswego, Jefferson and Lewis counties, unanimously nominated Judge Brian F. DeJoseph as their candidate for New York State Supreme Court in the general election to be held on Tues., Nov. 4.Judge DeJoseph is seeking re-election to a second term in Supreme Court. He was ...
12, Oct 2014 - Buffalo, NY Buffalo families sue state for more charter school funding
Giselle Aloma Jacobs, 8, works in her third grade classroom at the Elmwood Village Charter School on Tuesday. Giselle‚Äôs parents and the parents of four other charter school students have sued New York , claiming the state‚Äôs school aid formula is discriminatory.
12, Oct 2014 - Buffalo, NY 4 lawyers vie for state Senate seat in Buffalo
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York's most contested legislative race is in Buffalo, where voters will choose among four lawyers in the 60th Senate District that includes part of the city and suburbs north and south. Republican, Democratic and Conservative Party candidates are on the ballot, plus the ...