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In The News - 2007


Albany Times Union

Iraq Vet Has Full Supply of Grit

In 2004, the Army Reserve captain left her executive assistant job at the hotel and conference center to volunteer for overseas duty as a supply route coordinator. Now, three years later, she has returned home to Latham to replace her …

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Tully Law Firm Adds Office in D.C.

An Albany law firm will be adding offices in Washington, D.C. early next year, buoyed by a recent contract with the largest union of federal employees in the country. Tully Rinckey & Associates PLLC plans to open a Washington office …

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Union, Law Firm Partner to Pursue Reservists’ Benefit Claims

The American Federation of Government Employees has teamed up with a New York law firm to help federal employee reservists collect thousands of dollars in back pay. The union and Tully, Rinckey & Associates will co-represent about 10,000 AFGE members …

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FederalDaily

AFGE Partners With Law Firm on Butterbaugh Claims

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) has partnered with a New York law firm to collect compensation for thousands of government-employed military reservists who were improperly charged for taking military leave. Tully, Rinckey & Associates, of Albany, N.Y., will …

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Union, Law Firm Partner to Pursue Reservists’ Benefit Claims

The American Federation of Government Employees has teamed up with a New York law firm to help federal employee reservists collect thousands of dollars in back pay. The union and Tully, Rinckey & Associates will co-represent about 10,000 AFGE members …

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Army Times

Agencies Split Watch Over Reservist Job Rights

As more federally employed reservists return to their jobs from military duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, there are sure to be more grievances over missed promotions, firings, layoffs and reassignments. And for at least another year, there will not be …

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Albany Times Union

Biggest Legal-services Contract in Region’s History?

Tully, Rinckey & Associates has been hired to act as co-counsel with the nation’s largest federal employee union in the nation, the American Federation of Government Employees. Tully, Rinckey & Associates will co-represent approximately 10,000 union members in their attempt …

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Union, Law Firm to Seek Compensation for 10,000 Federally Employed Reservists

The American Federation of Government Employees, the largest union of federal employees, has hired a New York law firm to help 10,000 members who are military reservists collect compensation for personal leave days that Uncle Sam illegally withheld. The firm, …

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A Man Fighting to Protect the Jobs of the Men and the Women Fighting to Protect Us

SANCHEZ: This is one of those stories that bridges the gap. I don’t care if you’re a lefty or you’re a rightly or you’re an in- between (ph). Honor is keeping a promise, so if a National Guardsman works for …

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Washington Post

Court Says When in Doubt, Give Veterans the Benefit

When in doubt, tilt toward the veteran. That’s what the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has suggested to government agencies in two cases involving federal employees who had served in the military reserves and petitioned for back …

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FederalDaily

Court Opens Door to Pre-USERRA Compensation Claims

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit last week handed down a decision that may mean money for hundreds of thousands of current and former military reservists who served between 1980 and 2000. In the case—Hernandez v. Department …

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Daily Debrief on Federal News Radio AM 1500

Tully Rinckey Partner Mathew B. Tully appears on Federal News Radio to discuss Hernandez v. Department of Justice victory.

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Reserve Returns

If you are an active or retired federal employee who took military leave for reserve activities, you may be entitled to annual leave or thousands of dollars in back pay. In a major decision issued Tuesday, the U.S. Court of …

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Military.com

Reservist Leave Ruling Favors Civil Servants

An estimated 100,000 to 300,000 current and former reservists employed as federal government civilians may be able to recoup money for leave days that were improperly charged to them dating back to 1980. The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruled …

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Albany Times Union

Attorney Columnist

Attorney Mathew Tully has been selected to be a nationally syndicated columnist for Army Times Publishing Co. The company, established in 1940, owns numerous newspapers and magazines, and claims a readership of millions each week. The Army Times, Navy Times, …

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The Record

Five Questions – Greg Rinckey

Greg T. Rinckey, 33, is a lawyer from Delmar who works with the firm Tully, Rinckey & Associates. He served with the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General Corps until 2004. He is speaking out against the possibility he may be …

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JAG Lawyer Wants Army to Leave Him Alone

One Albany attorney says he thought his days as a JAG lawyer were behind him. Now, there’s word that the United States Army could be calling him and thousands of others back to duty. Greg Rinckey works in his Albany …

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Military.com

Before Calling an Attorney, Discuss USERRA Violations With Employer

I work for a company that employs 23 people. I was deployed for 18 months. I feel my employer has violated USERRA. Should I hire a local attorney? I don’t recommend hiring an attorney except in cases of the most …

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USERRA Offers Invaluable Protection for Reservists

With the deployment of hundreds of thousands of National Guard and reserve members in the past few years — and with more than 81,000 mobilized today — the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act is a very important issue …

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Daily Star

Seward Shows Support for Vets

I am writing as a service-connected disabled veteran of the Iraqi war to thank Sen. James Seward for his support of veterans’ issues in the New York State Legislature. Seeing that we just celebrated Memorial Day, I would point out …

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Daily Freeman

Lawyer Questions State’s Decision to Allow Blasting to Resume

An attorney representing a resident of this town of Ulster hamlet who has challenged blasting activities by nearby Callanan Industries is puzzled by the state’s decision to allow the company to resume operations locally, while continuing to prohibit blasting at …

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Daily Freeman

Callanan Shuts Down Local Operation as State Awaits Blasting Info

The state Department of Environmental Conservation wants more information from Callanan Industries before it sets conditions allowing the company to resume blasting operations at its quarry off state Route 32. Wendy Rosenbach, a spokeswoman for the state agency, said Wednesday …

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Daily Freeman

Callanan Blasting OK, Agency Says

State Department of Environmental Conservation officials consider recent criticism of Callanan Industries blasting to be without merit and, while not providing details of the agency’s oversight procedures, consider reviews to be independent. The comments were made in an e-mail response …

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Daily Freeman

Mining Company Oversteps Bounds, Lawyer Says

The lawyer for Callanan Industries neighbor Tina Carpino is seeking accountability from the mining company, saying a representative asked his client about being on her own property last week. Heightening neighbors’ concerns about Callanan’s East Kingston operation, meanwhile, was a …

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Students Faced With Suspension After Propping Door on Empire

Returning one January evening from the Price Chopper supermarket, three UAlbany students propped open a door using jugs of Gatorade. They shuttled about a month’s worth of groceries (40 bags in all) to their third-floor apartment on Empire Commons in …

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Bureau of National Affairs

MSPB Has Jurisdiction Over Claim Alleging USPS Improperly Charged Leave, Board Says

A U.S. Postal Service employee and National Guard member who alleged that USPS improperly charged him military leave for non-workdays during periods of service beginning in January 1980 can file a claim under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights …

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Army Times

Postal Service Reservists Eligible for Back Pay

As many as 100,000 military reservists who worked at the U.S. Postal Service between 1980 and 2000 could be eligible for thousands of dollars in compensation because they were improperly charged for their military leave, under a new ruling. The …

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Albany Law Firm Tully Rinckey Opens Second Location

Albany, N.Y., law firm Tully Rinckey & Associates PLLC is opening a second law office at 427 New Karner Rd. The four-year old firm currently has offices at 3 Wembley Court. The new offices will house 12 people working in …

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Law Offers Protection

Victor Mederos of Shirley worked as a driver for the same trucking company for 20 years before he went to Iraq. When he returned, Quality King Trucking allowed him to go to regular counseling sessions. But eight months after he …

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Vet Rights Strengthened in Fed Job Disputes

A federal appeals court ruling could make it easier for federal employees to pursue cases against the government alleging job discrimination based on their military service. Any veteran who requests a hearing from the Merit Systems Protection Board has a …

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Mat Tully Says the Future for Lawyers Should be Bright, Too

To the Editor: I am addicted to reading the various lists that are published in your newspaper. I pay special attention to the formulas used to compile your lists. I take exception to your list titled “Capital Region Fastest Growing …

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Vets Winning Job Suits: New Rulings Empower Vets Seeking Jobs, Promotions

William Jolley wouldn’t strike most as the rebellious type: Ten years enlisted in the Air Force in the 1950s, then a long career in federal civil service culminating with his current job as a GS-15 overseeing policy and programs at …

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Daily Star

Defense Fees Surge in Otsego

The Otsego County Board of Representatives is grasping with the high, rising cost of providing lawyers for poor people whose cases are in the county’s courts. For 2006 the board budgetd $723,829 to hire lawyers to represent clients who cannot …

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Florida Sisters Arraigned in Steroid Probe

Elaine Sorrells, 37, of Boynton Beach, and Courtney Sorrells-Loceff, 30, of Port St. Lucie, were charged in eight-count indictments with felonies of conspiracy, attempted criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal diversion of prescription medication. Prosecutors said the two …

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Hartford Courant

Steroids Case Gains Strength

Elaine Sorrells was first and foremost a businesswoman, and her only connection to the Oasis Longevity & Rejuvenation Center was that of an “investor,” a spokeswoman hired by Oasis told The Courant in the fall of 2005. That the Florida-based …

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Two Sisters Arraigned in Albany DA’s Steroid Probe

Two more people — a pair of sisters from Florida — have pleaded not guilty in the Albany County district attorney’s ongoing probe into the illegal sale of steroids. Elaine Sorrels and Courtney Sorrels-Loceff (LOH’-sehf) were arraigned this morning in …

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Sun Sentenial

Two at Boca Anti-aging Clinic Plead Not Guilty in Steroid Case

Two principles in a Boca Raton anti-aging clinic turned themselves Thursday morning to answer charges connected to a national steroid ring. Both Elaine Sorrells, president of Oasis Longevity & Rejuvenation, and Courtney Sorrells-Loceff, listed as the company’s vice president, pleaded …

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Examiner

Sisters Arraigned in Steroid Probe

Two sisters from Florida pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges related to a multistate investigation into the illegal sale of steroids, raising to 20 the defendants from three states arraigned in Albany County Court in the past two weeks. Elaine …

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Government_Executive

Court Orders Hearings for Veterans on Employment Complaints

A recent federal appeals court ruling held that veterans who allege discrimination in government employment because of their military service are legally entitled to a hearing. In Kirkendall v. Department of the Army, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruled …

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    Derrick T. Hogan was promoted to senior associate, overseeing the criminal defense practice in Albany. Hogan joined as a law clerk in 2009. Morgan Smith joined as recruitment manager. Smith has more than 14 years of staffing and recruitment experience and previously …

  • Albany Police Officer Arrested

    Officer Caught on Camera Slamming 15-Year old Girl Albany Police Chief Brendan Cox says on July 26th, Officer Ervis Miftari was called to St. Anne Institute, a rehabilitation center for troubled girls, to help with one of the residents, who …

  • Local law firm celebrates new location

    Tully Rinckey PLLC Expands into New Rochester Office Tully Rinckey recently held a ribbon cutting and open house for its new office space at 400 Linden Oaks, Suite 110, Rochester. The firm’s new 4,360-square-foot office space is one of seven …

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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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  • Experienced Military Attorney Joins Albany Law Office

    Tully Rinckey PLLC welcomes Heather Tenney to military law practice group June 24, 2016 – Albany, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to announce that Heather C. Tenney Esq., an attorney with extensive military litigation experience, has joined the …

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