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 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 ...
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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Albany, NY MEDIA ALERT: New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division Hears Oral Arguments in Internationally-Ren
New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division Hears Oral Arguments in Internationally-Renowned "Tommy" Chimpanzee Rights Case filed by Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) A panel of five appellate court judges will hear oral arguments from the Nonhuman Rights Project led by Steven M. Wise. The "Tommy" case was originally filed in lower court (Albany, NY, Dec. 2013), along with two other chimpanzee ...
10, Oct 2014 - Downtown building installs "green" roof
Binghamton (WIVT) -A downtown Binghamton office building now has a lush carpet of green on two of its roofs. 2 Court Street has installed a variety of succulent and perennial plants along the 2nd and 3rd floor verandas facing the Chenango River. The green roofs can absorb up to an inch of rainwater, slowing the rate of runoff during a large storm. A $300,000 grant from New York State's ...
09, Oct 2014 - 2 NY police officers accused of sexual assault, appear in court - NBC40.net
MAYS LANDING - Two New York law enforcement officers appeared in Atlantic County court Thursday afternoon, after being charged for an alleged sexual assault incident at an Atlantic City casino.
09, Oct 2014 - New York State Court Hears Landmark Chimp 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 Chimp Personhood Case appeared first ...
08, Oct 2014 - NY court mulls 'personhood' for chimps
A New York state court is pondering whether chimpanzees are people too, in a case that could lead to expanded rights for animals such as gorillas, elephants and dolphins.
08, Oct 2014 - New York appeals court to decide if chimps 'legal persons'
A New York State appeals court on Wednesday heard arguments on whether chimpanzees held in captivity should be recognized as "legal persons" entitled to live in freedom.
08, Oct 2014 - Tesla wins the battle to sell in Masachusetts. Which states are 'pro-Tesla?'
Tesla Motors has won another battle in a state-by-state war between the automaker and car-dealer associations after a court granted it right to sell from its company owned-stores in Massachusetts. With the decision, Massachusetts joins Minnesota, North Carolina, ¬†and New York in the 'pro-Tesla' camp.
23, Jul 2014 - Albany, NY NY attorney general sues to stop ride-sharing Lyft
New York's attorney general filed a lawsuit Friday to block Lyft, the on-demand ride-sharing app, from operating in New York. The lawsuit was filed only hours before San Francisco-based Lyft planned to ...
05, Apr 2014 - Man faces criminal charges for speeding
BENNINGTON -- A New York man is facing misdemeanor charges after State Police said he was traveling over 100 mph on Route 7 in slushy road conditions. Jay Philippi, 32, of Cold Spring, N.Y., pleaded not guilty Monday in Vermont Superior Court to careless or negligent vehicle operation, and excessive speed.
04, Apr 2014 - Brooklyn, NY Updated 2013-14 NBA Playoff Picture: Wednesday, April 2
A whopping 13 games were played on Wednesday in the NBA , meaning there were a whole lot of playoff implications. With the exception of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Portland Trail Blazers and Dallas Mavericks, every team in the postseason race took to the court, many playing for their very playoff lives. And no team is playoff team would be more improbable than the New York Knicks. A first-round ...
04, Apr 2014 - U.S. District Court Judge: 'Back pumping' into Lake O violates Clean Water Act
The problematic relationship between Lake Okeechobee and the Indian River Lagoon may have taken a step toward reconciliation Friday in a federal court in New York.
04, Apr 2014 - Brooklyn, NY New York Auto Accident Lawyer David Perecman Weighs in on Fatal Multi-Vehicle Accident Set Off by P
New York auto accident lawyer David Perecman comments on a multi-vehicle accident on the New York State Thruway in the Hudson Valley in which a man died. (PRWeb March 06, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/NYautoaccidentlawyer/NYautoaccidentlawyer/prweb11636101.htm
04, Apr 2014 - Court reporter repeatedly types ?I hate my job?
A court reporter was fired after repeatedly typing, "I hate my job, I hate my job" as well as random characters instead of criminal trial dialogue. The New York Times reports that Daniel Kochanski, a stenographer with the State Supreme Court in Manhattan, was accused of compromising the integrity of more than 30 court transcripts, which could have serious consequences, such as overturned ...
04, Apr 2014 - Binghamton, NY A.G. Lists Top Consumer Frauds
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman wants consumers to contact him to report consumer fraud--and today, he released a list of the ten most frequent ones to watch out for. They include internet frauds, including piracy issues, as well as frauds involving credit, such as debt collection, and also automobile leasing frauds. The list also included consumer related services, landlord ...
03, Apr 2014 - Leading Health Groups Urge Federal Court to Uphold New York City's Law Prohibiting Tobacco Disc
WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Late yesterday, 12 national, state and local public health and medical organizations filed a friend of the court (amicus) brief urging a federal court to uphold New York City's new ordinance that prohibits the redemption of coupons and other discounts for tobacco products and allow its implementation on March 19. Signed on November 19, 2013 ...
03, Apr 2014 - Climate change program hits record price
Albany The cost for power plants in New York to emit climate-changing greenhouse gases hit an all-time high last week under the nine-state Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Spearheaded by former GOP Gov. George Pataki, RGGI began in 2009 as the nation's first state-level greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program. It requires power plants to buy enough state-issued permits to cover emissions of ...
03, Apr 2014 - Soil testing needed before Crawford County Courthouse expands
A New York state firm has been hired by Crawford County to do soil testing to determine if a proposed expansion of the county courthouse can be done.
03, Apr 2014 - Freedom of the Press Law Celebrates 50th Anniversary
New York Times v. Sullivan is a case etched on the minds of media lawyers and journalists, quite apart from civil rights lawyers, throughout the United States and the world.
03, Apr 2014 - N.Y. restaurant's fragile Picasso fate hangs in court
By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - The question of whether a fragile Picasso painting that covers a wall in New York City's Four Seasons Restaurant will crumble if taken down to allow repairs went before a state court judge on Wednesday. The dispute between the restaurant's landlord and the painting's owner takes place in a grand setting: Midtown Manhattan's Seagram Building, the landmark ...
02, Apr 2014 - Jamaica, NY Court Officer Guilty Of Sex Abuse
A New York State court officer has been read more