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In The News - 2010


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Coats for Vets

The law firm of Tully Rinckey this year purchased winter coats for all 28 residents of the Albany Housing Coalition Inc.’s Veterans Housing and Services, a non-profit organization that provides housing, employment and case management services to local veterans. The …

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Law Firm Helps Veterans

A local law firm is trying to help struggling veterans stay safe and warm this winter. The Tully Rinckey firm donated nearly 30 new coats to Veterans Housing and Services, part of the Albany housing coalition. The firm says it’s …

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Leandra’s Law: One Year Later

New York drivers passed a noteworthy milestone on Dec. 18, which marked one year since the first phase of the much-publicized Leandra’s Law went into effect. How significant the milestone is will be determined years from now after much analysis …

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Leandra’s Law – One Year Anniversary

Leandra’s Law was passed last December in memory of 11-year-old Leandra Rosado. Leandra was killed in a car, driven by a drunk driver, in 2009. Leandra’s father worked tirelessly to pass the law, which makes it a felony to drink …

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Capital Region Reacts to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

The military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy is on its way out after Saturday’s historic Senate vote. “This is a great day for America. It means that those gay and lesbian service members who are in now, who will come …

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Albany-Colonie Chamber Names Board

Alan Krafchin, president and CEO of the Center for Disability Services in Albany, New York, has been elected chairman of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce. Other officers include: Andrew J. Matonak, president of Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, vice …

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Grand Jury to Hear Case for Alleged Voter Fraud

Armed with dozens of witnesses, sworn statements, handwriting samples and DNA swabs, a special prosecutor begins presenting a case of alleged voter fraud against two local officials to a grand jury today. Trey Smith, who was appointed by a judge …

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Saratoga County Woman Stole More Than $500,000 in Ponzi Scheme

A Saratoga County woman is behind bars without bail, charged with three counts of grand larceny. Police say 41-year-old Tami Demers of Stillwater stole more than half a million dollars in a Ponzi scheme involving mortgage closings. News10′s Marie Luby …

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Hasan’s Attorney Has Limited Options

Veteran military attorneys say they think a capital murder trial is a virtual certainty for Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people and wounding 32 others last year in a rampage at Fort Hood. They …

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Holiday Workplace Liability Concerns

The holiday season is generally considered one of the happiest times of the year. It can provide a great opportunity for employers to celebrate recent successes and reinvigorate their companies and employees. But for all the potential holiday season holds, …

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Turkeys for Veterans

A local law firm is honoring and thanking veterans this holiday season. Tully Rinckey Law Firm is giving away coupons to the first 100 Capital Region veterans or family members of those serving overseas for a free turkey or ham …

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Free Turkey or Ham for Area Veterans

The Tully Rinckey law firm will offer free turkeys — or hams — to the first 100 veterans who show up at its offices next Monday and Tuesday. This is the second year the firm has given away turkeys or …

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Veteran-owned Law Firm Announces ‘Turkeys for Vets’ Giveaway

For the second year, Tully Rinckey will be giving back to veterans and families of active service members this holiday season. The firm has announced its annual “Turkeys for Vets” giveaway, where up to 100 Capital Region veterans or immediate …

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Supreme Court Hears 1st USERRA Case

The Supreme Court earlier this month heard the first case involving the alleged violation of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) since it was enacted in 1994. USERRA is a law that prevents employers from discriminating against …

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Veteran’s Benefits Act Clarifies USERRA

Managing Partner Steven Herrick talks about the Veterans’ Benefits Act of 2010 and how it clarifies the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) of 1994.

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Veteran’s Day

In honor of Veterans Day, Tully Rinckey PLLC law firm will remain open and fully staffed to provide free legal services to veterans throughout the capital region. The firm is offering free half hour consultations to veterans on issues including …

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Supreme Court Hears Case of Fired Reservist

The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard the case of an Army reservist who alleges he was fired from his job in 2004 because he was deployed by the military. The case is the first that the high court has considered …

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In Staub Case, a First Test of Civil Rights Law for Service Members

The Supreme Court case Staub v. Proctor Hospital has been cast as an important test of a theory of liability in employment discrimination cases. That’s certainly true. It asks: Can an employer be held liable for discrimination when biased supervisors …

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Act Carefully Before Responding to Questionable Order from Commander

My commanding officer has given me a directive that I believe is unlawful. What are the consequences for obeying or disobeying the order? It depends on the type of directive and whether it’s really unlawful. The consequences for obeying an …

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Thousands of Reservists Still Entitled to Compensation

In the major 2003 AFGE legal win of Butterbaugh v. Department of Justice, the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals found that federal agencies improperly charged military leave to members of the U.S. National Guard and Reserves prior to December …

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Tully Rinckey Managing Partner, Greg T. Rinckey, discusses a possible repeal of the military’s controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

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Tully Rinckey “Goes Purple” for a Good Cause

To help Shine a Light on Domestic Violence, employees at Tully Rinckey PLLC held a “Go Purple” day and each donated $1 to the Equinox of Albany. The law firm matched employee contributions, totaling $250 for Equinox, the primary domestic …

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Ousted Gay Service Members Rejoining the Military

Former Army Lieutenant Daniel Choi was back at the recruiting office in New York City Wednesday finishing his application to re-enlist in the Army. “I want to serve,” Choi said. Choi, who is openly gay, made headlines back in July …

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WBZZ’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

Tully Rinckey Partner, Barbara J. King, appears in studio on WBZZ’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

Tully Rinckey Partner, Barbara J. King, appears in studio on WGNA’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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Spousal Support Laws Set to Change

Andrea Miller of East Greenbush said, “It gets ugly when someone doesn’t want to be with another person.” A break up can bring out the worst in two people, but a new divorce reform package looks to make things a …

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Barbara King Talks About No Fault Divorce in NY

No fault divorce is official in New York state. Tully Rinckey Partner, Barbara J. King, explains what the recently enacted law means for people who want out of a marriage and who’s affected by new spousal support laws.

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Court Orders Injunction Against ‘Don’t Ask’ Enforcement

A California federal court on Tuesday granted an injunction against the enforcement of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” throughout the United States and across the globe. U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips confirmed her earlier opinion in September against “Don’t Ask, Don’t …

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Judge Orders Injunction Barring ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Enforcement

A federal judge issued a worldwide injunction Tuesday stopping enforcement of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, ending the military’s 17-year-old ban on openly gay troops. U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips’ landmark ruling was widely cheered by gay rights organizations …

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Federal Judge Orders Immediate Halt to ‘Don’t ask, Don’t tell’ Ban on Openly Gay Troops

A federal judge ordered the Pentagon Tuesday to immediately quit firing gay and lesbian soldiers, striking down the military’s controversial “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. California District Court Judge Virginia Phillips ordered the military to stop all investigations and discharges …

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Some Vets Get Pink Slips Instead of Tickertape

Last year Mike Vahey returned from a four-year enlistment, including duty in Iraq and Kuwait, where he was a sergeant on an Army diving team inspecting ports for bombs. When he returned home he expected his job as an engineer …

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Legal Process Starts for Fort Hood Defendant

The 2007 file photo provided by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences shows Nidal Malik Hasan when he entered the program for his Disaster and Military Psychiatry Fellowship. Hasan, 39, is accused of killing 13 people on Nov. …

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Supreme Court Case Involving Westboro Baptist Church

Tully Rinckey Managing Partner, Greg T. Rinckey, weighs in on the Supreme Court case involving the Westboro Baptist Church, a group known for protesting at military funerals.

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Westboro Protests SEAL Funeral Procession

As if to remind the everyone of why they are appearing as defendants in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court Oct. 6, members of a controversial church that protests at the funerals of fallen American troops demonstrated yesterday along …

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WBZZ’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Thomas Carr

Tully Rinckey Criminal Defense Lawyer, Thomas J. Carr, appears in studio on WBZZ’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Thomas Carr

Tully Rinckey Criminal Defense Lawyer, Thomas J. Carr, appears in studio on WGNA’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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Law Could Help Active-duty Troops Avoid, or at Least Delay, Bankruptcy

Q: My financial situation is deteriorating while I’m on active duty, and serving in Afghanistan is making it hard to deal with my debt. Can I file for bankruptcy? Abe Lincoln, Walt Disney, Henry Ford, Ulysses S. Grant, Thomas Jefferson …

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SCRA Changes Can Help Troops With Cell Phone Contracts, Lawyer Fees

Q: I’m about to be deployed. Can you explain the recent changes to the Servicemembers’ Civil Relief Act? Four notable changes to the SCRA were included in the Veterans’ Benefits Act of 2010 that was recently signed into law. The …

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Around Tech Valley

Steven L. Herrick, a partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC, was selected a 2010 New York Super Lawyer. Herrick, who is also the firm’s director of legal services in Washington, D.C., was recognized for his work in business and corporate law.

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Barbara J. King, a partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC, has been selected a 2010 New York Super Lawyer. King, who has been practicing law for more than twenty years, was recognized for her work in family law.

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Does Christopher Porco Appeal Have a Chance?

Does Christopher Porco appeal have a chance? Tully Rinckey partner, Thomas J. Carr, weighs-in during an interview with WGY.

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College Students Smoking Marijuana May Put a Damper on Student Loans

For many students, college is an exciting time to meet new people, try new things and experience what life has to offer. According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy, for 30 percent of students, those experiences will include …

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Dressing Down For a Good Cause

It’s another reason to love Fridays! In what’s become a tradition at Tully Rinckey PLLC, employees are dressing down for a good cause. Beginning in January 2010, the law firm offered employees the chance to don their favorite pair of …

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Point of Law Concern for Students

The law firm of Tully Rinckey wants students and their parents to know about a provision in New York’s criminal justice system that allows for cases to be adjourned in contemplation of dismissal, particularly when they apply to college students, …

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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell ruling has gay service members wondering “what’s next?” Tully Rinckey Managing Partner, Greg T. Rinckey, explains what this means for service members.

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WBZZ’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

Tully Rinckey Partner, Barbara J. King, appears in studio on WBZZ’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

Tully Rinckey Partner, Barbara J. King, appears in studio on WGNA’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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Judge Shoots Down “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”; Gays Seek Legal Options

A federal judge has ruled the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy is unconstitutional, and one local law firm that specializes in military matters says former service members are already exploring their legal options. Greg Rinckey, with the Albany-based Tully …

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DADT Ruling Could Spur Senate to Act

Gay-rights advocates pleased, but wary of what the government might do next Now that a federal judge in California has ruled “don’t ask, don’t tell” is unconstitutional and violates the First and Fifth Amendment rights of gays of lesbians, gay-rights …

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What Post-9/11 Tuition and Housing Rate Changes Mean to You

Last week, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced changes to Post-9/11 GI Bill tuition payments as well as housing allowance rates. Many Post-9/11 GI Bill recipients will likely welcome the new rates, as a number of them will see …

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WBZZ’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Thomas Carr

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, appears in studio on WBZZ’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Thomas Carr

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, appears in studio on WGNA’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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Tully Rinckey Makes Inc. 5000 List

For the second year in row, Tully Rinckey PLLC has been named one of the fastest-growing companies by Inc. Magazine. The publication ranked the law firm 949 out of 5,000 on its annual list of fastest-growing private companies in America. …

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Barbara J. King is a “Super Lawyer”

It’s a recognition received by just five-percent of Upstate New York attorneys. Tully Rinckey partner, Barbara J. King, has been selected as a 2010 New York Super Lawyer. King, who has been practicing law for more than twenty years, was …

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Fighting Caregiver Discrimination

Forget the glass ceiling, today’s women are smacking up against the maternal wall I have a friend who fretted for months before telling her employer that she was pregnant, and by the time she disclosed the news, she was so …

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NY Governor Paterson & World Series Tickets

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, discusses the likelihood that Governor David Paterson will face criminal charges stemming from the Yankees World Series ticket scandal.

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“Bieber Fever” Hits Albany, and One Girl in Particular

12-year-old Jackie LeFevre lost her home in Schenectady to a fire last month. Someone stole what was left of her belongings. Then, her mother passed away. But on Wednesday night, she was grinning from ear to ear. Thanks to a …

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353 NY companies make Inc.’s list

New York state has 353 companies making Inc. magazine’s Inc. fastest-growing 5000 list. That ranks New York third in the country for the second year in a row. California topped the list with 684 companies on the 5000 list, followed …

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No Fault Divorce in New York

Tully Rinckey Partner, Barbara J. King, discusses New York’s recently signed no-fault divorce law.

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Cyber Police and Social Media

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, discusses how police are using social networking sites like Facebook to investigate potential criminals.

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New York – No Fault Divorce

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, discusses the recently signed no-fault divorce law and what it means for New Yorkers.

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Leandra’s Law and Interlock Device

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, discusses the final phase of Leandra’s law and the installation of an ignition interlock device.

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Leandra’s Law Interlock Device

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, discusses the interlock device requirements for DWI offenders and the final phase of Leandra’s Law with Channel 13.

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Leandra’s Law and its Fairness

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, discusses Leandra’s Law updates and the effect it will have on DWI offenders and their family. Thomas Carr also discusses whether or not the law is fair with Channel 13.

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New DWI Penalties Punish the Innocent

Upcoming changes to New York driving while intoxicated laws impose some of the harshest penalties in the nation for a DWI conviction. Among the changes are heavier fines, felony charges in situations that formerly called for a misdemeanor, and the …

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Thomas Carr Discusses Leandra’s Law DWI Penalties

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, discusses new penalties for drunk driving in New York that will take effect this weekend.

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WBZZ’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Thomas Carr

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, appears in studio on WBZZ’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Thomas Carr

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, appears in studio on WGNA’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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Founding Partner Named to Prestigious D.C. Bar Steering Committee

Tully Rinckey PLLC Founding Partner, Mathew B. Tully, has been appointed to the District of Columbia Bar Law Practice Management Steering Committee. The Committee of seven assists D.C. Bar members in managing their law practices more efficiently and focuses on …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Expands

Tully Rinckey PLLC announces $200,000 expansion and the creation of 20 new jobs.

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WBZZ’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

Tully Rinckey Partner, Barbara J. King, appears in studio on WBZZ’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

Tully Rinckey Partner, Barbara J. King, appears in studio on WGNA’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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Tully Rinckey Expands

At a time when businesses across the country and Capital Region are downsizing and laying off employees, Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to announce it is expanding. The company recently added 5,000 additional square feet to its Albany, N.Y. office …

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Leak Suspect Had Been Disciplined at Least Twice Before Arrest

The leading suspect in the leaking of thousands of military documents to WikiLeaks had been disciplined at least twice in the previous three years but maintained his security clearance. Pfc. Bradley Manning already was facing military charges for allegedly leaking …

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Jeremy Noble, CPA, of Colonie, was recently installed as president of the Northeast Chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. He is the chief financial officer for Tully Rinckey PLLC.

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Thomas Carr Discusses Facebook Privacy Problems

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, discusses privacy concerns after personal information of millions of Facebook users was released.

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Virtualization As An Expansion Strategy

A little over a year after Tully Rinckey PLLC opened a second office in Washington, D.C., in 2008, the fast-growing Albany, N.Y.-based law firm confronted some basic challenges with overloaded servers and network links. That got the firm’s leadership thinking …

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Booted Gays Consider Service after DADT

Former Air Force Maj. Mike Almy was deployed to Iraq in early 2003 when he sent what he thought was an innocuous note to his partner back home using military e-mail. Months later, his chain of command deemed the content …

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MSPB Rules Favorably on Combat Benefits

A new ruling from the Merit Systems Protection Board will make it easier for federal employees who suffered combat-related injuries to receive more disability compensation. The law firm Tully Rinckey said July 21 that William Barth wanted to receive Combat …

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When Friends Become Clients

Many businesses are using Facebook to attract customers, ask for input. Salsa Latina is a small restaurant on Central Avenue. Its paltry advertising budget will never compete with the national chains. But on Facebook, Salsa Latina hangs with the big …

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Rise in Prenuptial Agreements

Tully Rinckey Partner Barbara J. King discusses the recent rise in prenuptial agreements and what’s causing the trend.

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Discussion with Kendra Brodin, Founder and CEO of Women Lawyers Online

Tully Rinckey Partner, Jennifer J. Corcoran, discusses life, practicing law and her accomplishments with Kendra Brodin, Founder and CEO of WomenLawyersOnline.com

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WBZZ’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

Tully Rinckey Partner, Barbara J. King, appears in studio on WBZZ’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

Tully Rinckey Partner, Barbara J. King, appears in studio on WGNA’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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USERRA Case Heads for Supreme Court

It’s the nation’s promise to those who serve in the reserves and National Guard: In return for deploying overseas to serve their country, the companies they left behind will have the same jobs available when they get back. And, oh …

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Hill Exempts Self From Veterans’ Law

Veterans who apply for jobs on Capitol Hill aren’t receiving critical federal job-placement benefits because Congress has largely exempted itself from a law that aids post-military employment for vets, a new congressional report shows. A groundbreaking report by the Office …

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Protect Your Privacy on Facebook

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, talks about the precautions you should take when posting personal information on social networking sites, like Facebook.

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Deadly Fire Raises Questions in Sex Abuse Case

The fire that killed six children in Fort Edward could have a major impact on a sex abuse case, NEWS10 has learned. The grandfather of some of those children is accused of sexually abusing one of those killed in the …

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Whats Next for Child Arson?

Tully Rinckey Partner, Barbara J. King, discusses what’s next for the Schenectady boy who started a fire and killed two family members.

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Bruno Has “Very Good Chance” on Appeal

The prosecutors who invested years in obtaining two felony convictions against former Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno have no objection to allowing him to remain free until his appeal is decided — something one legal analyst called a “tacit acknowledgment” …

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Law School Professor Cited by High Court

A U.S. Supreme Court justice who dissented from last week’s ruling in a Chicago gun case cited the writings of a constitutional scholar at Albany Law School who disagrees with the court’s interpretation of the Second Amendment. In an interview …

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WBZZ’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Thomas Carr

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, appears in studio on WBZZ’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Thomas Carr

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, appears in studio on WGNA’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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Lawmakers Call for VA Office of General Counsel to Better Serve Veterans

Chairman Harry Mitchell (D-AZ) conducted a hearing to evaluate the Office of General Counsel (OGC) at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Today’s hearing marks the first Congressional oversight hearing on the OGC in more than three decades. The mission …

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Albany Attorney to Make National Impact Before Congress

Tully Rinckey PLLC Founding partner, Mathew B. Tully will appear before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. He has been invited by the Subcommittee to provide comment on the Veterans’ Affairs Office of …

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Returning Troops Face New Fight for Jobs

As the Iraq and Afghanistan wars persist, some employers are becoming increasingly resistant to rehire service members who return from active duty as federal law requires, some legal analysts say. Washington lawyer Mathew Tully, who specializes in these cases, said …

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McDonald v. Chicago and its Effect on Future Cases

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, discusses the Supreme Court Decision on McDonald v. Chicago and its effect on future cases.

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Skeptics Say Child Custody Policy for Deployed Parents has no Legal Legs

“Jane” can cope with missing her son’s birthday and his first day of school while she’s deployed to Afghanistan. What keeps the divorced servicemember up nights in dangerous Helmand province is the prospect of calling home one day to discover …

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Around Tech Valley

Barbara J. King Esq. was recently presented with the Schenectady County Bar Association’s Lawyer of the Year award. King, a partner in the Family and Matrimonial Law Department of Tully Rinckey PLLC, was recognized for her role in creating the …

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Around Tech Valley

Jennifer J. Corcoran Esq., a Partner with Tully Rinckey PLLC, was honored by the Make-A-Wish Foundation for her personal monetary contribution to the organization, which exceeded $10,000.

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Honest Services and How Joe Bruno Might Be Affected. – WGY Radio

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, discusses the U.S. Supreme Court ruling relating to honest services and how Joe Bruno might be affected.

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Supreme Court Decisions Could Affect Bruno’s Conviction

A ruling issued today by the U.S. Supreme Court on the “theft of honest services” provision could have bearing on the conviction of former state Senate Majority Joseph L. Bruno, according to legal experts. The Brunswick Republican was sentenced last …

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Honest Services and How it Could Affect Joe Bruno.

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, discusses the U.S. Supreme Court ruling in regards to honest services and how it could affect Joe Bruno.

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MTA Layoffs: Bus drivers fighting in Iraq War get rude ‘Welcome Home’

Two city bus drivers who were sent to war in Iraq and Afghanistan are getting pink slips instead of yellow ribbons. Sgts. Alvin Taylor and Andy (Angel) Moreno, bus drivers called up to serve overseas, are set to lose their …

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Driving Drunk With Pets in the Car

Tully Rinckey Managing Partner, Greg T. Rinckey, talks with YNN reporter about actor accused of driving drunk with pet in the car.

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Up & Comers – Robert A. Dunton Interview

Birthplace: Hartford, Conn. Family: Mom, dad, younger brother, younger sister New title/company: Chief information officer, Tully Rinckey PLLC Responsibilities: Overseeing and developing the firm’s IT and marketing infrastructure, supervising junior staff and business development. Old title/company: Marketing associate, Tully Rinckey …

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No Fault Divorce – WGY Radio

Tully Rinckey Partner, Jennifer J. Corcoran, discusses no fault divorce.

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Barbara J. King Discusses the Impact of No-fault Divorce Legislation

Tully Rinckey Partner, Barbara J. King, discusses the impact of no-fault divorce legislation.

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WBZZ’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Jennifer Corcoran

Tully Rinckey Partner, Jennifer J. Corcoran, appears in studio on WBZZ’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Jennifer Corcoran

Tully Rinckey Partner, Jennifer J. Corcoran, appears in studio on WGNA’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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Animal Agency Wins Round in FOIL Dispute

An appellate court ruling involving a seemingly innocuous Freedom of Information Law request to a state agency by a nonprofit organization may turn out to have far-reaching effects. The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court decided last week in a …

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Thomas J. Carr Comments on the Outcome of the Raucci Trial

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, of the criminal defense practice, comments on the outcome of the Raucci trial on Channel 10.

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Legal Q&A – Wills almost always needed

Q: Do I really need a Will? A: The answer to this question should be, in almost all cases, a resounding YES. Many people answer this question with a “no” for reasons they feel (or convince themselves) are valid or …

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WBZZ’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Thomas Carr

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, appears in studio on WBZZ’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Thomas Carr

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, appears in studio on WGNA’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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Thomas J. Carr Discusses Possible Outcomes of the Raucci Trial

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, of the criminal defense practice, discusses possible outcomes of the Raucci trial on Channel 10.

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You Get to Control Your Own Destiny

In 1998, when Mathew B. Tully returned home from Iraq, where he was deployed for duty as a member of the National Guard, he expected to resume his old job as if he had never left, in accordance with USERRA, …

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On the Move

Robert Dunton was promoted to chief information officer (CIO) at the Albany law firm. He previously served as a marketing associate. Prior to joining the law firm, Dunton worked at GE Global Research where he worked on a number of …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Hires Legal Consultants

Tully Rinckey PLLC, a full-service law firm with offices in Albany, NY and Washington, DC, recently hired an experienced law practice management consulting group, RJH Consulting, as part of their explosive growth and firm reorganization in both offices. RJH Consulting …

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For Businesses, Bully Lawsuits May Pose New Threat

Who’s afraid of the big, bad boss? A significant number of U.S. workers say they are— and soon those in New York may be able to sue their employers, including small businesses, for any suffering they experience at the hands …

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Mathew B. Tully Awarded Prestigious Air Force Space Badge

Founding Partner Mathew B. Tully has been awarded the impressive Air Force Space Badge due to his completion of space training. Tully is among one of the few Army Officers awarded this prestigious badge, and among an even smaller number …

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Jury: No Charges for Man Who Shot, Killed Albany Teacher

The man who shot and killed a popular local teacher in a Buffalo suburb will not face charges, a grand jury has decided. The jury has ruled not to charge 33-year old David D’Amico in the shooting death of 31-year-old …

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WBZZ’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Jennifer Corcoran

Tully Rinckey Partner, Jennifer J. Corcoran, appears in studio on WBZZ’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Jennifer Corcoran

Tully Rinckey Partner, Jennifer J. Corcoran, appears in studio on WGNA’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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Older Americans Month – Age Strong, Live Long

May is Older Americans Month, the nationwide celebration that recognizes the diversity and vitality of today’s older Americans who span three generations. This year’s theme is “Age Strong, Live Long!” And this is especially important when it comes to planning …

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Bruno’s Fate Decided Today

Former state Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno faces as much as a decade in federal prison when sentenced this afternoon on two felony mail fraud convictions, but a variety of possibilities exist in the sentencing procedure, legal experts said. …

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Thomas J. Carr provides legal commentary on the sentencing of Joseph Bruno

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, provides ongoing legal commentary on the sentencing of Joseph Bruno.

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Greg T. Rinckey provides legal commentary on the sentencing of Joseph Bruno

Tully Rinckey Managing Partner, Greg T. Rinckey, provides legal commentary on the sentencing of Joseph Bruno.

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WBZZ’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Thomas Carr

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, appears in studio on WBZZ’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Thomas Carr

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, appears in studio on WGNA’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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My Recession is Over!

When my law firm’s revenue dropped 80% during the first three months of 2009, my business partner and I each invested six figures into the firm. Now we’re back stronger than before and expanding. We added about 20 new staff …

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The Looming Black Hole of Federal Contractor Rights

The past decade has seen an explosion in the use of contractors by federal agencies to perform a wide variety of government functions, most notably in the defense, intelligence and healthcare industries. According to USASpending.gov, the federal government spent well …

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After Trials of the Recession, Law Firms Now Hopeful

Although nobody knows the precise number of local jobs lost in the legal profession during the recession, all Mathew Tully has to do to get a reading on the market’s health is look at the resumes pouring into his office. …

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WBZZ’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

Tully Rinckey Partner, Barbara J. King, appears in studio on WBZZ’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

Tully Rinckey Partner, Barbara J. King, appears in studio on WGNA’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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WBZZ’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Thomas Carr

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, appears in studio on WBZZ’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Thomas Carr

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, appears in studio on WGNA’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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Thomas J. Carr Comments on the Albany Teacher Shooting in Amherst

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, comments on the Albany teacher shooting in Amherst.

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Unanswered Questions in Albany Teacher Shooting

The lawyer for the man who shot and killed a popular Albany teacher over the weekend said his client did nothing illegal. Early Sunday morning, Arbor Hill Elementary School teacher David Park went into a suburban Buffalo home. Minutes later, …

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Thomas Carr Comments on Allegations Against Governor Paterson

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, comments on allegations against Governor Paterson on Channel 10.

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WBZZ’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Jennifer Corcoran

Tully Rinckey Partner, Jennifer J. Corcoran, appears in studio on WBZZ’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Jennifer Corcoran

Tully Rinckey Partner, Jennifer J. Corcoran, appears in studio on WGNA’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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Complaints, Suits on Rise

Federal law requires employers to rehire their workers in the National Guard or reserves who are called to active duty. But since the economy went sour two years ago, the numbers of complaints and lawsuits filed against employers for violations …

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Albany Times Union

On the Move

Jennifer J. Corcoran joined as partner to the Albany law firm. She will focus her practice on family and matrimonial law, estate planning and elder law. Corcoran previously served as of counsel to the law firm, Balzer & Leary PLLC.

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Thomas J. Carr Comments on Governor Paterson’s Administration

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, comments on Governor Paterson’s administration on Channel 10.

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State Police Superintendent Retires Amid Controversy

New York State Police Superintendent Harry Corbitt is the latest member of Governor Paterson’s administration to abruptly depart. He spoke out in an interview that aired Tuesday night on Capital News 9. “I would never do anything to tarnish the …

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Thomas J. Carr Discusses Superintendent Corbitt’s Retirement

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, discusses Superintendent Corbitt’s retirement and political interference.

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WBZZ’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Thomas Carr

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, appears in studio on WBZZ’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Thomas Carr

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, appears in studio on WGNA’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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Thomas J. Carr, Comments on NYS Employee Rights

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, comments on NYS employee rights in the context of John Lewis.

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WBZZ’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Mathew Tully

Tully Rinckey Partner, Mathew B. Tully, appears in studio on WBZZ’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Mathew Tully

Tully Rinckey Partner, Mathew B. Tully, appears in studio on WGNA’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

Tully Rinckey Partner, Barbara J. King, appears in studio on WGNA’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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Facebook Causing Divorces?

“I think Facebook has had a very devastating effect on marriages,” said marriage counselor Cathy Leonard-Dressler. It’s a way to keep in touch with friends, old and new. But now evidence shows Facebook could be hurting our closest real-world relationships. …

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Barbara J. King Discusses Links Between Facebook Posts and Divorces

Tully Rinckey Partner, Barbara J. King, discusses links between Facebook posts and divorces.

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WBZZ’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Greg Rinckey

Tully Rinckey Founding Partner, Greg T. Rinckey, appears in studio on WBZZ’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Greg Rinckey

Tully Rinckey Founding Partner, Greg T. Rinckey, appears in studio on WGNA’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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Barbara J. King Discusses Facebook Social Media and it’s Contribution to Divorce

Tully Rinckey Partner, Barbara J. King, discusses facebook social media and it’s contribution to divorce.

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Federal Overtime Pay: Who Gets it and How

Since 1974, federal government employees have been eligible to receive overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) administers the FLSA in the federal government. Generally, the FLSA requires that employers pay one …

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Reaction to Possible Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

For the first time, a sitting chairman of the joint chiefs of staff says allowing gays to openly serve in the military would be the right thing to do. Some we found in Albany agree that the time has come. …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Thomas Carr

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, appears in studio on WGNA’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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WBZZ’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Thomas Carr

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, appears in studio on WBZZ’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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Facebook Can Open You to Lawsuits

Poking someone other than your spouse, on Facebook that is, may be grounds for divorce or worse in the legal system. That may be a bit of an exaggeration, but more and more evidence from the popular social networking site …

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Internal Marketing and Profitability

Studies conducted across the United States repeatedly show the value of internal marketing to professional services firms. A national study of 200 human resources executives, for example, conducted by Wisconsin-based Business Development Directives, revealed firms with strong internal marketing initiatives …

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Schenectady Officer Arrested Again, Faces Termination

A suspended Schenectady city police officer is back behind bars after his sixth arrest in just two years. John Lewis has been charged with DWI after allegedly driving drunk Saturday night and hitting a parked car outside the Ellis hospital …

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Thomas J. Carr Comments on NYS Employee Rights

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, comments on NYS employee rights in the context of John Lewis.

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Thomas J. Carr Discusses the Legal Issues Associated with Bruno’s Private Fundraiser

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, discusses the legal issues associated with Bruno’s private fundraiser.

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WBZZ’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Greg Rinckey

Tully Rinckey Founding Partner, Greg T. Rinckey, appears in studio on WBZZ’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Greg Rinckey

Tully Rinckey Founding Partner, Greg T. Rinckey, appears in studio on WGNA’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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Little Action to Address Bureaucratic Tangle

During the campaign, Barack Obama promised to “invest additional resources into enforcement and investigation in order to crack down on employers who are not following the letter and spirit of the law. He will also require the Pentagon, Labor and …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Thomas Carr

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, appears in studio on WGNA’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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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 …

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    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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    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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