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Thursday Sep 11 | Courthouse News Service

Ukrainian Gas Tycoon Wins Venue Fight

Untangling a case involving titans of Ukrainian commerce, a federal judge seems primed to void a contract "which appears to contemplate illegal activity by one or both parties." The ruling came as a setback Tuesday to brothers Ilya and Vadim Segal, the New York-based owners of Dancroft Holdings.

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Related Topix: World News, Ukraine, Prison

Tue Sep 09, 2014

USA Today

Why was Ray Rice given a lenient sentence after being charged with aggravated assault?

Despite a horrifying video that shows him clearly assaulting his now-wife, Ray Rice was given a lenient sentence by the Atlantic County prosecutor after being indicted for aggravated assault "or attempting to cause significant bodily injury, and/or purposely or knowing causing such injury, and/or recklessly causing such injury under extreme indifference to the value of human life." Prosecutors agreed to a pretrial diversion program for Rice which means that he will be required to attend counseling, but will have no further legal ramifications so long as he meets the terms of the program.

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New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

Sister is Cruelly Used, But Is It Legal Malpractice?

Brother and friend have a Canon brand office automation equipment business. Problem is that they have criminal records and Canon won't work with them.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Thu Sep 04, 2014

District Administration

Study notes high turnover of school superintendents in New York county

Seventy-five percent of the superintendents of Hudson Valley school districts have been in their current positions for five years or less, according to a study conducted by Hudson Valley Pattern for Progress. Of all Hudson Valley superintendents, including interims, 21 have been in their current posts for nine months or less, Pattern said.

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Related Topix: Education Etc.

IWS Documented News Service

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Of the 16.6 million people who lived in a different county one year before, 7.3 million were employed and 1.3 million were unemployed, according to new migration statistics released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. A little over 5 percent of the U.S. population lived in a different county one year earlier.

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New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

Some Head Scratching by the Court in a Legal Malpractice

Medicare costs and reimbursements in the Nursing Home field is "arcane" and probably unknown to readers of legal malpractice blog. In Berkowitz v Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara & Einiger, LLP 2014 NY Slip Op 32299 August 15, 2014 Sup Ct, New York County Docket Number: 152368/13 Judge: Arthur F. Engoron himself admits to being a little confused.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law

Wed Sep 03, 2014

She Knows

OITNB 's Taryn Manning's alleged stalker gets arrested

For Cailyn Cox, writing isn't just a hobby, it's her life. Passionate about Hollywood, she makes it her mission to find the most entertaining celebrity gossip for SheKnows readers.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Entertainment

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

More on the Proskauer Rose LLP Case

Continuing from yesterday, we discuss one of the largest fraud - legal malpractice cases we have seen.

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Related Topix: Recreational Vehicle, Citation

Thu Aug 28, 2014

Los Angeles Times

Philip Seymour Hoffman friend pleads guilty in heroin case

A friend who was arrested during the investigation after Philip Seymour Hoffman's fatal overdose on suspicion of felony heroin possession with intent to sell has taken a plea deal on a lesser charge.

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Related Topix: Crime Movies, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Capote, Celebrities, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Associated Press, Entertainment

Elginism

Ancient coins returned to Greece after New York investigation

As part of a plea bargain, during an investigation into black market trading of rare coins, the collector Arnold-Peter Weiss has agreed to return some of the disputed coins to GReece.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

ContractsProf Blog

Intervening Illegality of Underlying Promises Does Not Cause Contract ...

What happens when a party to an agreement terminates and begins to make quarterly termination payments as promised and then, while payments are being made, a law is past that makes the underlying promised performance illegal? The parties are sorting this out in a case against Orbitz .

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

York Dispatch

Tips for selling food at yard sales

A selection of foods can really enhance your yard sale profits thanks to all the hungry visitors you'll get.

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Related Topix: Mineola, NY

Evening Sun

McSherrystown waits to pave South Second Street

Only one bid was received to pave the section between Main and Second streets, said borough supervisor Scott Cook, coming in at about $9,000 higher than expected.

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Related Topix: Mineola, NY

York Dispatch

Food Inspections: 2 York County restaurants out of compliance

The state Department of Agriculture conducts annual inspections of food-serving businesses to ensure public safety and safe food-handling practices.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Mineola, NY

York Dispatch

Obama urges renewal of US Export-Import Bank

In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama urges business owners to lobby Congress to renew the U.S. Export-Import Bank.

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Related Topix: Reince Priebus, Mineola, NY

York Dispatch

China shuts down Beijing independent film festival

Organizers say Chinese authorities have shut down an independent film festival, a rare venue for the showing of independent films that may be critical of the government in a country with tight controls.

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Related Topix: Sundance Film Festival, Mineola, NY, Entertainment

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Lake County Record-Bee

Pink Martini band member Rieth found dead

A police spokesman said Friday that the Oregon State medical examiner's office has determined that 43-year-old Derek Rieth died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

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Related Topix: Suicide, Mineola, NY

York Dispatch

Suspicious object turns out to be toy light saber

Police in Juneau took a call Tuesday to check out a suspicious device spotted on the side of a road.

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Related Topix: Mineola, NY

Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Village Voice

Judge Keeps Subway Inn's Doors Open For Now

Beloved dive bar Subway Inn has been issued a weeklong reprieve from its impending eviction.

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Related Topix: North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom

Tue Aug 19, 2014

WIBX-AM Whitesboro

Oneida, Madison Counties Receive Grants To Fight Tax, Pulic Benefits Fraud

Twelve New York County District Attorney's offices are set to receive grant funding to expand the state's Crimes Against Revenue Program, to strengthen investigations and prosecutions of state tax evasion and welfare fraud cases.

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Related Topix: Madison County, NY, Oneida County, NY

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