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USAtoday

Reserve Troops’ Job Woes Increase

The annual number of reservists and National Guard members who say they have been reassigned, lost benefits or been fired from civilian jobs after returning from duty has increased by about 30% since 2002. The sharp spike in complaints brought …

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Channel 10 News - WTEN Albany

More Claims of Police Brutality

Just weeks after two lawsuits were filed against Albany Police, a third person is now coming forward, also claiming the department used excessive force. It is a formal complaint that is now under investigation by the Albany Citizens’ Police Review Board. …

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Channel 10 News - WTEN Albany

Young Girl Raped After Playing at Troy School

A horrific tale from the schoolyard, after an 11-year-old girl says she was raped behind a school in Troy, by a 12-year-old boy. That boy is now under arrest. The girl says it happened on Friday, at School 12 in the city, …

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North Country Gazette

12-Year-Old Rapes 11-Year-Old

A 12-year-old boy is accused of raping an 11-year-old girl near a dumpster on the playground of Public School 12 in South Troy on Friday. The boy is being held at a juvenile detention facility awaiting a re-appearance in Rensselaer …

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Channel 10 News - WTEN Albany

Excessive Force Lawsuit Filed Against Cop

An elderly dentist who accused an Albany cop of excessive force has now filed a federal lawsuit against the city, and the police department. 73-year-old John Behrmann accused officer Michael Geraci of dragging him by the ankles, from a police …

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NY Real Estate Journal

The Legal Pitfalls of Caveat Emptor: Are There Cracks in the Foundation?

Not so long ago, caveat emptor passed the 200th anniversary of its first appearance in a reported New York case. Through its history, the doctrine has reared its head in every conceivable type of buy-sell transaction, but perhaps its greatest …

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Daily Freeman

Tannersville Board Illegal, Judge Rules

A judge has found Tannersville in violation of a state law requiring villages to have a Village Board consisting of a mayor and four trustees, and a separate Zoning Board of Appeals. In a ruling dated July 10, acting state …

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Albany Bar Assoc

Tully’s Military Service in Iraq Recognized by Bar Association President

Seasoned attorneys often complain that civility among lawyers is diminishing. It’s refreshing to learn that civility is alive and well in our area and was not lost, as rumored, with the replacement of carbon paper. Jack Clark recently invited me …

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Daily Star

VA Data Breach Widens

Area veterans, active-duty military, National Guard and Reserve members may be at risk for identity theft, Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson announced in a media release Tuesday. About 2.2 million personnel may be at risk because they were among the …

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Tully Rinckey Brings Commercial Litigation Expert on Board

After 15 years running his own law firm, Steve Herrick, a commercial litigation specialist, decided he’d rather work for somebody else. Now Herrick, a veteran of 25 years in the legal profession, has brought his business law expertise to the …

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Channel 10 News - WTEN Albany

Albany Cop Turns Himself In

A different side of the court for Albany Police officer Michael Geraci Junior. This time appearing in front of a judge to face charges. But not alone, Geraci was joined by his attorney and his family. Including his dad Schenectady …

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Albany Times Union

Albany Officer Could Face Assault Charges

  An Albany Police Officer, suspended after the allegations of using too much force, could now also face criminal charges. On December 30th, Officer Michael Geraci, Jr. was involved in an arrest that may have gone too far. 72-year-old John …

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Daily Freeman

Field Narrows in Race for Assembly Seat

Greene County Legislator Michael Camadine has decided to seek re-election to his current post rather than run for the state Assembly seat in the 127th District. Camadine, R-Cairo, said the cost and time involved in running for the Assembly would …

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Daily Star

Delaware GOP Picks Tully in Poll

Candidate in 127th Assembly District places first in weighted-voting system A straw poll of Delaware County Republican Committee members from the 127th Assembly District conducted Saturday favored Mathew Tully among a diminishing field of candidates. Davenport, Franklin, Harpersfield and Sidney …

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The Walton Reporter

Assembly Candidate Proposes State Takeover of DEP

Mathew Tully, a Republican, who is seeking the 127th state Assembly district seat being vacated by Daniel Hooker, announced, last week, that his goal is to have New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) property and responsibility transferred to …

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Albany Lawyer Announces Candidacy for State Assembly Seat

Mathew Tully, a partner in the Albany, N.Y., law firm Tully Rinckey & Associates, is running for the New York state Assembly. Tully, a Hunter resident, will be seeking the 127th Assembly District seat now held by Daniel Hooker, R-Saugertis. …

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Washington Post

Ruling Allows Reservists to Petition for Back Pay

The “Butterbaugh” saga continues. A federal board has ruled that a new cohort of National Guard and military reservists may petition for back pay because of improperly charged military leave. A recent ruling by the Merit Systems Protection Board, an …

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Federal Employee Reservists Eligible for Back Pay Dating to 1980

Federal employees who served in the military reserves may now be eligible to be compensated for wrongly charged military leave dating as far back as 1980, because of a recent ruling from the Merit Systems Protection Board. Government workers are …

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Another Candidate Joins Assembly Race

Schoharie County Clerk Peter Lopez says he’ll seek the Republican, Conservative and Independence party nominations to run for state Assembly in the 127th District. Lopez hopes to fill the seat being vacated by Assemblyman Daniel Hooker, R-Saugerties. Hooker, a major …

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Daily Freeman

Two Mull Run for Hooker Assembly Seat

Two Greene County residents have announced they will explore the possibility of running for the state Assembly seat in the 127th District on the Republican line in this year’s election. County Legislator Michael Camadine of Cairo and attorney Mathew Tully …

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Daily Freeman

Assemblyman, An Active-Duty Reservist, Won’t Seek Re-Election

State Assemblyman Daniel Hooker has announced he will not seek re-election this fall because of his military obligations. Hooker, R-Saugerties, is a major in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and has been on active duty at Camp LeJeune, N.C., since …

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Attorneys Urging Reservists to File Back-pay Claims

Although efforts by a federal reservist to collect back pay from his civilian agency for time spent in uniform have hit a snag, the 100,000 federal reservists eligible for compensation under a previous court ruling should “file now and don’t …

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Daily Freeman

New Paltz Soldier Demoted for Writings

A local veteran of the Iraq War has been fined and demoted by the U.S. Army for posting writings about his military experience on his personal Web log. Jason C. Hartley, 32, of New Paltz, says he was on the …

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Albany Law Firm to Add Staff After Court Hearing Victory

Tully Rinkey & Associates, the Albany, N.Y., law firm that’s made a name for itself in cases involving military reservists and National Guard members, is likely to add three more lawyers thanks to a December hearing victory that has gone …

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Ruling on Back Pay for Federally Employed Reservists Faces Challenge

The Agriculture Department has decided to appeal a court ruling that could make federal employees who served in the military reserves eligible to receive compensation for wrongly charged leave as far back as the 1980s. Administrative Judge Philip Reed of …

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Some Reservists to Get Back Pay

Reservists who worked for the federal government between 1980 and 2000 could have thousands of dollars coming to them, thanks to a court decision that awards back pay for weekends and vacations spent working for the Pentagon. The Nov. 18 …

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Daily Star

Guardsman Adjusts After Tour in Iraq

A lawyer and 9/11 survivor who was deployed to Iraq on July 30 to take part in Operation Iraqi Freedom returned to civilian life Friday. Maj. Mathew B. Tully of Hunter said he was home for Christmas but wasn’t released …

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    VESTAL, N.Y. – WICZ-TV BINGHAMTON Veterans and active duty service members from around the southern tier were treated to a free turkey Tuesday afternoon.  The veteran owned law firm Tully Rinckey teamed up with Price Chopper and provided 12 to 14 pound …

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    You Could Be Sharing Confidential Info and Not Even Know It Tully Rinckey’s white paper details the Equal Employment Opportunity’s (“EEOC”) nationwide change to procedure that has gone largely unnoticed. The new procedure applies to Charges filed on or after …

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