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Hazing-related Charges in GI’s Death Could be Difficult to Prove

A low-ranking soldier is hazed and mistreated by his fellow troops and even his leaders. He commits suicide. The military investigates. Are his tormenters legally responsible for his death? Last week, the Army charged eight soldiers in the hazing and …

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Harshest Charges in Asian-American GI’s Death May Not Stick, Experts Say

Army prosecutors will be in a tough spot pursuing charges of negligent homicide and involuntary manslaughter against five soldiers in connection with the death of an Asian-American GI whose family and advocates say was the victim of racial taunting, bullying …

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The Season of Giving Could Lead to a Court Martial

Most gift giving frowned upon and punishable in the military. The exchange of gifts is a favorite holiday tradition for many. A less popular and less known holiday tradition, however, involves the punishment of service members who stray from military …

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Military Lawyer Greg Rinckey Donates Coats to Veterans

CBS 6 stops by and highlights Tully Rinckey’s annual ‘Coats for Veterans’ event where 50 veterans in need received winter coats. Greg Rinckey also surprised the Veteran Community Service Center with a check for their efforts.

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Albany New York Law Firm Gives Away Coats to Military Veterans

Greg Rinckey appears on FOX 23 handing out winter coats for vets. It’s part of Tully Rinckey’s annual ‘Coats for Veterans’ campaign. In addition, Rinckey presented a surprise donation check to the Veteran Community Center.

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Military Veterans Recieve Holiday Gift of Dickie’s Coats from Albany Law Firm

WTEN picks up on Tully Rinckey’s 2nd Annual ‘Coats for Veteran’s’ event. Greg Rinckey hands out 50 coats to veterans in need this holiday season and suprises the Veteran Community Service Center with a donation check.

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Tully Rinckey Presents Coats to Homeless Military Veterans for Holidays

Greg Rinckey and the law firm are recognized on WNYT 13 for their 2nd annual ‘Coats for Veterans’ event. The law firm donated 50 winter coats to veterans in need as well as a donation check to the Veteran Community …

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Tully Rinckey Donates Coats to Veterans for the Holidays

YNN showcases Greg Rinckey and Tully Rinckey for their charitable efforts during the law firms’ 2nd annual ‘Coats for Veterans’ campaign. This year Tully Rinckey gave out 50 winter coats to veterans in need as well as a surprise donation …

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Coats for Vets, Christmas Pageants, Toys for Kids

Christmas is the time of year for traditions and giving to others. At the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Albany, the law firm Tully Rinckey partnered with Dickies clothing company to give away 50 coats to veterans. The law firm also donated …

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8 US Soldiers Charged in Death of Fellow GI

Eight U.S. soldiers have been charged in the death of 19-year-old Private Danny Chen, who was found shot to death in a guard tower in Afghanistan.  It was first thought that Chen may have committed suicide. The military’s investigation found however …

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The Bradley Manning Hearing: What’s Likely to Arise

Wired magazine has a long-ish report on what to expect from the upcoming “Article 32“ pre-trial hearing for Bradley Manning, accused Wikileaker: The Article 32 hearing, a cross between a grand jury hearing and preliminary hearing in civilian courts, will be …

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WikiLeaks in Court: What to Look for in Bradley Manning’s Hearing

When WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning enters a military courtroom in Ft. Meade on Friday he’ll face a military investigator bent on demonstrating that the young soldier committed grave violations of law by leaking hundreds of thousands of classified and sensitive …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

Tully Rinckey’s Barbara King appears live on WGNA for the weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment. King provides her insight on divorce, child custody and the need for a will.

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People on the Move

Tully Rinckey PLLC in Colonie hired David Fallon as a law clerk. Fallon went to Brooklyn Law School and concentrates on civil and criminal matters and bankruptcy.

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Mathew Tully Nominated Hofstra University Alumni of the Month

 What was your favorite class, who was your favorite professor, or what is your fondest memory of Hofstra? Early in my studies at Hofstra, I remember debating in one of my political science classes with then Political Science Professor …

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Red Tape Ensnarls Veteran-Owned Small Business

House Committee on Veteran Affairs calls VA’s verification process a failure. The U.S. House Committee on Veterans Affairs held a joint hearing Wednesday to flush out what lawmakers called significant problems with the process of verifying veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Wins American Bar Association’s First Law Video Award

The American Bar Association held it’s first Law Video Awards this month to honor excellence in video marketing for law firms, and Tully Rinckey PLLC took first place in the short video category. Through artist renderings, Tully Rinckey PLLC’s winning …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Tom Carr

Tully Rinckey’s Tom Carr answers listener’s questions regarding probation violations, getting arrested in another country to interrogation on WGNA’s Ask the Lawyer.

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Ask the Lawyer: Be Careful When Giving a Little Help to Your Friends

Q: Can I get in trouble if I help a fellow service member who may have committed a crime? A: That depends on whether you actually know a fellow service member has committed a crime. The law regarding accessories after …

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5 Tips for Current or Prospective Law School Students in a Difficult Economy

Applicants should mind their online profiles and apply as early as possible. The header of Third Tier Reality states that the blog exposes the “ugly realities” of law school. Paul Campos, a University of Colorado—Boulder Law School professor, writes a blog called Inside …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Graig Zappia

Graig Zappia makes an appearence on WGNA’s Ask the Lawyers to help listeners out with their legal questions on real estate and estate planning.

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People on the Move – David Fallon

David Fallon Date added: November 18, 2011 Submission Type: New Hire Current employer: Tully Rinckey PLLC Current title/position: Law Clerk Industry: Legal Services Position department: Legal Duties/responsibilities: Fallon focuses on civil, criminal and bankruptcy matters. Most recently, he worked as …

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Employment Law Advice for America’s Returning Veterans

Today, we’re speaking with Mathew Tully, from Tully Rinckey PLLC law firm. We’re one of the largest law firms in the country that represents National Guardsmen and reservists in employment actions. I got here because in 1995, I went away …

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Lisa Windsor Discusses Changes to FMLA

Military Attorney Lisa Windsor of Tully Rinckey appears on Capital Insider to discuss changes to the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for soldiers who are or will be deployed and their families.

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Tom Carr Discusses Occupy Albany Protest Arrests

Albany Criminal Defense Attorney Tom Carr of Tully Rinckey speaks live on CBS 6 and provides criminal law perspective on those protesters who were arrested at Occupy Albany.

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Occupy Albany: Change in Direction

The national Occupy movement drew negative press over the weekend, as arrests, disease and criminal activity plagued the otherwise peaceful “tent cities” set up in municipalities across America. At least one major television network counted Albany, New York among so-called …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

Tully Rinckey’s Barbara King appears on WGNA’s Ask the Lawyers and answers listener’s divorce questions.

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One War to Another

Talk about shell shock. Over the past few months at my law firm dedicated to protecting the employment rights of military service members and veterans, I’ve heard from a shocking number of individuals experiencing trouble finding jobs. Part of the …

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Albany Employment Lawyer Discusses Military Members Employment Rights

Michael Macomber appeared on YNN to provide analysis on USERRA after a Pittsfield firefighter claims he was wrongfully denied a promotion by his employer.

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Ask the Lawyer: Misuse of Rx Drugs a Prescription for Trouble

Q: If my urinalysis comes back positive and I have a doctor’s prescription for painkillers, will I not get in trouble? A: Prescription drug use within the military has grown significantly in recent years, with many service members suffering from …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Michael Macomber

Tully Rinckey’s Michael Macomber appears on WGNA. He answers listener’s legal questions on bankruptcy and employment issues.

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Strange Case of Kentucky Soldier Charged with Espionage

American Army Specialist William Millay, a 22-year-old military policeman from Owensboro, Kentucky, stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska has been arrested and is awaiting charges of espionage. Reports from Wave 3 in Louisville, Anchorage Daily News and the Army Times all agree that …

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Hooray for Ruling Against NY Secrecy

We were gratified to see that New York’s top court has not only ruled against a state agency in a case involving freedom of information but also rebuked the agency for even allowing the case to get to court in …

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Novel Settlement Expected to Benefit County, SPCA

An upstate SPCA has apparently worked out a unique settlement in which an animal-loving attorney who showed up on the doorstep of the county jail with 25 cats becomes a ticket-writing special deputy sheriff, and the SPCA collects half the …

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Alaska Solider Accused of Espionage

A US Army soldier working as part of military police in Alaska has been arrested on suspicions of spying according to a US Army official, Reuters reported on Tuesday. Specialist William Colton Millay, 22, was arrested following an investigation by …

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Veterans Return Home to Find Tough Luck on the Job Front

Many remain unemployed or are denied promotions and raises because of commitment to country Working under the most unfavorable conditions while serving their country overseas, service members are returning home and receiving an even more unfavorable slap in the face …

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The Next Bradley Manning? Not Necessarily

The case of a U.S. Army police officer arrested on espionage charges in Alaska over the weekend immediately got compared to Bradley Manning, the Army intelligence analyst currently facing charges of leaking documents to WikiLeaks, but so far there’s just no …

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UCMJ Charges Expected in Espionage Case

An Alaska soldier arrested on suspicion of espionage will face military charges, but he is not expected to be charged in federal criminal court, according to an Army spokesman. Spc. William Colton Millay, a 22-year-old military policeman from Owensboro, Ky., …

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Wang v. New York State Dept. of Health

WANG v. NEW YORK STATE DEPT. OF HEALTH 2011 NY Slip Op 21380 DONNA L. N. WANG, Plaintiff, v. NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, Defendant. 1901-11. Supreme Court, Albany County. Decided September 6, 2011. Tully Rinckey PLLC, Michael W. …

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How About Relationships in the Workplace?

Question: I’m a business owner and a bit of a romantic at heart. Is there any harm in letting my employees date each other? It is, after all, how I met my wife. Answer: The social mores that once kept …

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Foreign Influences Can Foil Security Clearance

Q: Two years ago I got married. My wife immigrated to the United States from a Middle East nation as a teenager. Most of her family remains in the Middle East and we visit them occasionally. I’ve been in the …

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Working Families Party Concedes and Downsizes Without Admitting Wrongdoing or Defeat

A lengthy lawsuit with local political implications came to an end today, with the Working Families Party paying $100,000 to the plaintiffs’ law firm and disbanding its for-profit campaign arm. The WFP’s executive director issued a defiantly unapologetic statement. The payment …

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GI Bill 2.0 Includes National Guard Members – Finally

When the Post-9/11 GI Bill was passed in 2008, it was hailed as a significant improvement to military education benefits. Under the new bill, military personnel with just 90 days of active-duty service could be partially eligible for benefits. After …

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Judges Call for Common Sense in Responding to FOIL Requests

The Court of Appeals yesterday sent a not-so-subtle message to government agencies dealing with requests for information under the Freedom of Information Law: Be reasonable and do not waste the courts’ time. In a unanimous decision, the judges found themselves …

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Our View: State Must do Better with FOIL

When he was attorney general of this state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo was a strong advocate for open government. Among his greatest achievements in that area was his office’s establishment of the Project Sunlight website, a terrific resource for gathering information …

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Ruling Aids Access to Public Records

The state’s top court, in a stern ruling Tuesday that put all governmental agencies on notice in the handling of Freedom of Information requests, settled a four-year-old case involving names and addresses of veterinarians in Schenectady County. In its unanimous …

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NY Court Slaps State in Public Information Case

New York’s top court chided a state agency and warned others on Tuesday after what judges called a costly, unnecessary fight to withhold public records sought under the Freedom of Information Law. The fight began in 2008 with a FOIL …

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Matter of Schenectady County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Inc. v. Mills, Index 163

We hold that an agency responding to a demand under the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) may not withhold a record solely because some of the information in that record may be exempt from disclosure. Where it can do so …

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Title Insurance = Low Cost Peace of Mind

With mounting foreclosures and a down economy, conditions are ripe for title claims to rise as they usually do during a cloudy economic climate. If you never thought too much about title insurance, now is a good time especially if …

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New York Real Estate Journal – Graig Zappia

Name: Graig Zappia Title: Partner Company: Tully Rinckey PLLC Location: Albany, N.Y. Birthplace: Newark, N.Y. Family: Wife, Kendra; 2 year old English bulldog, Mookie College: Siena College First job outside of real estate: Worked at family vending/wholesaling business in Newark, N.Y. …

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DUI Lawyer Discusses Laws of Underage Drinking

Tully Rinckey PLLC of Albany’s criminal defense attorney Michael Macomber provides legal perspective for CBS 6 on underage drinking and liability after 3 young adults are arrested for hosting an underage drinking party.

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Anti-Wall Street “Occupy Albany” Movement at New York State Capital

Albany attorney Michael Macomber of Tully Rinckey appears on CBS 6 to discuss the legal quandary surrounding Occupy Albany as anti-Wall Street protesters camp out in a public space for days.

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Price Chopper’s Legal Action Against Shop Rite

Tully Rinckey Civil Litigation Attorney Michael Macomber speaks with CBS 6 and provides legal analysis on Price Chopper pursuing legal action against Shop Rite for deceptive business practices.

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The Business Review Honors Albany Area’s CFOs Today

Albany-area chief financial officers will be honored Oct. 20 at The Business Review’s CFO of the Year award ceremony at the Hilton Garden Inn Troy. This is the third year The Business Review has given out the awards. Click the photo on the right …

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Lisa Windsor Discusses Ramifications of Speaking Out Against Government

Tully Rinckey’s Lisa Windsor sits down with CNC World News and discusses the ramifications after a service member speaks out against the government or military while on active duty.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

Tully Rinckey’s Barbara King answers questions from listeners on WGNA’s Ask the Lawyer. Barbara provides insight on different circumstances surrounding child custody and divorce.

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Child Custody Attorney Barbara King Discusses Joseph McElheny

Barbara King Appears on CBS 6 and provides analysis on the Joseph McElheny Trial specifically in relation to child custody issues when criminal records are present.

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Family Attorney Barbara King Discusses Joseph McElheny Acquittal

Barbara King Appears on WNYT-13 to discuss child custody issues when criminal records are present. The story surrounds the acquittal of Joseph McElheny.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Greg Rinckey

Greg Rinckey appears live in the WGNA Studios and answers listeners questions on protection orders while living together, child support and pay raises owed after getting laid off.

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Thomas Carr Discusses DWI Consequences for Underage Drinking

Tully Rinckey’s Thomas Carr speaks with CBS 6 on the dangers of drinking on homecoming weekend. Carr warns all students and parents that New York State Law is extremely tough on drunk drivers and reminds them that DUI and DWI …

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F.M.L.A. Change Grants Military Family Members Time to Deal With Deployments

Many service members will say one of the toughest parts about a deployment is saying goodbye to their family. Soon new changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) will make that farewell easier to handle. Beginning October 31, …

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Explicit Messages, Images Put Careers at Risk

It began with some flirtatious text messages between an advanced individual training instructor and a young female trainee, and it quickly turned physical. The illicit relationship between the staff sergeant, who was almost 40, and the 19-year-old student was their …

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Ask the Lawyer

Q: I think someone I know in the Navy is cheating on his wife with a civilian in another state. He’s gone to great lengths to keep it a secret, but what would happen if he gets caught? A: Many …

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Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repealed

Tully Rinckey’s Lisa Windsor speaks with Capital Insider on the legal challenges that are born now that Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell has been repealed.

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Think Your Marital Knot May Come Untied? 10 Things You Need to Know About Divorce Insurance

Couples cite money as one of the main reasons they decide to end a marriage. So it’s no surprise that money can be a stumbling block to actually splitting up. Now, a North Carolina company says it has come up …

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Tom Carr Discusses Buffalo Teen Suicide

Tully Rinckey’s Tom Carr provides legal perspective for WTEN on bullying. This comes to light after a Buffalo teen takes his life after being bullied online and at school.

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Zappia Joins Tully Rinckey as Partner

According to Tully Rinckey PLLC, attorney Graig Zappia has joined the firm as a partner. Zappia will focus his practice on commercial and residential real estate law, as well as employment law. Zappia will ensure that all bases are covered …

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Pregnant Women Protected by Law

Q: I work in sales and my supervisor did not take the news that I was pregnant very well. In fact, he was a jerk, commenting on how my career was ruined and how the business would suffer as a …

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What You Need to “Know” About AWOL

Q: I am being charged with AWOL even though I never got the word about a mandatory formation for all personnel. Can my unit do that? A: It depends. There are several types of absence without leave under Article 86 …

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Greg Rinckey Discusses Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Tully Rinckey’s managing partner Greg Rinckey speaks with FOX 23 and discusses the legal debate that follows the end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.

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Greg Rinckey Discusses Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Tully Rinckey’s managing partner Greg Rinckey speaks with YNN about the ending of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and why a legal debate is just beginning.

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Army Wife Talk Radio Show: Servicemember Civil Relief Act

Join the Army Wife Network team this week on Army Wife Talk Radio for an informative discussion on the benefits soldiers receive under the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) with Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner, Lisa M. Windsor.

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People on the Move

Monica Molnar Date added: September 20, 2011 Submission Type: New Hire Current employer: Tully Rinckey PLLC Current title/position: Employment Law Attorney Industry: Legal Services Position department: Legal

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

Tully Rinckey’s Barbara King answers listener’s questions when it comes to Family and Matrimonial Law. This week listeners want to know about the legality of a 2nd marriage when the 1st one was never null and void, bankruptcy in a …

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Positive Drug Test May Not Lead to Separation

Q: My drug test came back positive and showed traces of cocaine in my urine. Does this mean my military career is over? A: Not necessarily. The armed forces do not require mandatory separation when you test positive for illegal …

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People on the Move

Lori Bovee Date added: September 19, 2011 Submission Type: New Hire Current employer: Tully Rinckey PLLC Current title/position: Family & Matrimonial Attorney Industry: Legal Services Position department: Legal Duties/responsibilities: Bovee previously worked for several other law firms in New York …

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Court Awards Reservist $926K in USERRA Case

An Air Force reservist is a major step closer to receiving $926,506 in back pay and damages, after winning another round in his court fight for his federal re-employment rights. It’s one of the largest cases ever under the Uniformed …

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One Day Shaped Their Lives

Shocked by coordinated attacks on their homeland, Americans joined the military after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks out of a sense of duty, to exact revenge and find direction. They deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. A decade later, they …

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9/11: Ten Years After

It was four years after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks before Yankee Trails World Travel was operating its normal schedule to New York City. The bus company typically runs 100 or more trips a year to the Christmas Spectacular …

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Club Denies Afghanistan Refund

Cpl. Matthew Martin and his fiancee waited for confirmation that his Marine Corps unit was not scheduled for an overseas assignment this year before setting their wedding date. “We wanted to be sure before we signed anything that he was …

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Death Investigation Details Hazing

3 Marines will face various charges in their hearing today in Kaneohe Within two weeks of arriving at a new patrol base and being assigned to a new squad in southern Afghanistan, Marine Lance Cpl. Harry Lew fell asleep three …

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn – A Free Man

August 23 decision of the Court of appeal was completed on the prosecution of the former head of the IMF Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was charged with sexual violence. Earlier in the day the Court dropped all charges against the former …

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Dealing With Insurance Policies After Hurricane Irene

Tully Rinckey’s Greg Rinckey is called on by WTEN to provide advice for homeowners when dealing with insurance policies. Since more and more claims are being filed after Hurricane Irene there are also a lot of loopholes that can be …

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Employee Rights During a Personal Crisis

Tully Rinckey partner Graig Zappia appears live on CBS 6 to discuss employee rights when it comes to taking time off to deal with personal crisis at home. He discusses the steps employees should take and how to handle this …

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From the Career Ladder: Meet Graig Zappia

From a very young age, Graig Zappia wanted to be in the courtroom. Early on, though, there were competing interests. His parents owned a vending and wholesale distributing company in western New York, and Zappia grew up around the business. …

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Capital District Senior Spotlight: Legal Chat

Q: I’m in the process of drafting my will and am stuck on the question of naming an executor. I’m inclined to name my wife, but she is not very sophisticated when it comes to finances. Does it matter? A: …

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16 Capital Region Companies Make Inc’s Fastest-Growing List

Sixteen companies in the Capital Region have made the latest list of Inc. magazine’s 5,000 fastest-growing businesses. The magazine annually ranks companies based on their percent increase in revenue over the past three years. No local companies cracked the magazine’s …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Jennifer Corcoran

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

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Thomas Carr Offers a Criminal Law Perspective on Grand Larceny Case

Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner, Thomas J. Carr, offers a criminal law perspective on the case involving a local women was arrested for Grand Larceny after state police say she stole approximately $10,000 from her client while serving as their tax …

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Officers Should Not Let Letters of Reprimand Ruin Their Careers

Q: I am an officer and have received a letter of reprimand. What should I do? A: Commissioned officers and warrant officers put their military careers at risk if they view a letter of reprimand (LOR) as a slap on …

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No Fault Divorce Turns a Year Old in New York

“You had to prove that your spouse had cheated on you, abused you physically, emotionally or abandoned you,” said Tully Rinckey Attorney Barbara King. When it came to divorce, the court used to require a reason for derailment. But for …

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The Saratogian

The Workplace, Religious Observance and the Law

Question: My boss keeps scheduling me to work on Saturdays even though I’ve repeatedly told him my religious beliefs prohibit me from working on the Sabbath. Is this legal? Answer: Employers usually don’t like hearing excuses for why employees cannot …

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Inside the Major Nidal Hasan Case

Tully Rinckey attorney Lisa Windsor discusses the case against Ft. Hood shooter Maj. Nidal Hasan, and explains the differences between the civilian and military justice systems.

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The Saratogian

Sick Leave Flexible For Serious Health Conditions

Question: I had to miss a little more than three months of work to receive treatment and recover from cancer. While supportive at first, my boss is growing impatient. He keeps reminding me that I’m falling behind on my quotas …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Thomas Carr

Tully Rinckey Partner and lead attorney in the Criminal Defense department appears on WGNA’s “Ask The Lawyer” segment and addresses whether it is against the law now to text while stopped or parked, the right to remain “silent” and when, …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

Tully Rinckey Partner and lead attorney in the Family and Matrimonial department, Barbara J. King, appears on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” and addresses a woman’s question regarding an ex-husband’s girlfriend possible harm to their children.  Also can a spouse be liable …

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Few Options for Fort Hood Shooting Suspect’s Team

More than two dozen soldiers have testified about the day they were shot at Fort Hood in November 2009. Some told of looking the gunman in the eye as he fired. A Senate investigation’s findings about the suspect: Before the …

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Fort Hood Suspect’s Defense Has Few Options

More than two dozen soldiers have testified about the day they were shot in a crowded Fort Hood building in November 2009. Some told of looking the gunman in the eye as he fired. A Senate investigation has announced its …

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Fort Hood Suspect’s Defense Has Few Options

More than two dozen soldiers have testified about the day they were shot in a crowded Fort Hood building in November 2009. Some told of looking the gunman in the eye as he fired. A Senate investigation has announced its …

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Thomas Carr Comments on Casey Anthony Trial Outcome

Local attorneys that have sat on both sides of the courtroom aisle say the prosecution in the Casey Anthony case fought an uphill battle. Defense Attorney Thomas Carr of Tully Rinckey says, “After six weeks of testimony the jury deliberated …

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Tully Rinckey Supports Jerry’s Kids

Tully Rinckey’s founding partner, Mathew B. Tully attended a fundraiser for the second year in a row, supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association this past weekend to help aid in the support of Jerry’s kids. Click Here to Read the Article

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Michael Macomber

Tully Rinckey attorney, Mike Macomber, appears on WGNA’s “Ask The Lawyer” segment and discusses domestic disputes, co-worker internet harassing comments, and Hit and Run accidents.

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Michael Macomber Talks About the Recently Passed Same-Sex Marriage Bill.

Tully Rinckey PLLC attorney, Michael Macomber, speaks to local CBS6 news about the possibilities of repercussions and further discrimination of same-sex couples since the legalization of gay marriage in New York State.

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State Police Bust Illegal Poker Operation in Colonie

It’s hard to tell just by looking at 13 Warehouse Row in Colonie, but State Police say this is the location of a what was called “The Albany Poker League Penthouse Social Club.” Six nights a week, illegal poker games …

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Former JAG Officer Joins Tully Rinckey PLLC

FORMER JAG OFFICER JOINS TULLY RINCKEY PLLC Military Law Attorney Lisa M. Windsor Hired as Of Counsel June 28, 2011 – Washington, D.C.– Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to announce the hiring of attorney Lisa M. Windsor as Of Counsel …

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Navy Sees Steady Decline in Courts-Martial

Despite a stream of headline-grabbing disciplinary issues, the Navy has over the past decade seen a steady decline in the number of sailors who have faced the most serious court-martial proceedings. The pace and pressure of wartime operations is clearly …

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Local Sexting Case Heats Up

He’s a defender of the law. But now, Saratoga Springs Police Chief Christopher Cole may be looking to defend himself after a woman with whom he’d exchanged sexual messages with, hired an attorney. Laurie Masi names not only the chief, …

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Barbara J. King, a partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC, received the 2011 Schenectady County Human Rights Commission’s Justice Award.

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King Wins Human Rights Award

Attorney Barbara J. King will receive the 2011 Justice Award from the Schenectady County Human Rights Commission. King was nominated for her work in creating the Modest Means Panel Program for the Schenectady County Bar Association. Now in its second …

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Thomas Carr Discusses New Policy on NY DWI Cases

Tully Rinckey Partner, DWI defense attorney and former Prosecutor, Thomas J. Carr, discusses the Albany County District Attorney’s new policy on DWI cases.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

Tully Rinckey Partner, Barbara J. King, answers questions about custody and co-parenting on an “Ask the Lawyer” segment on Country 107.7 WGNA

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DC Moves

Neil McPhie, 65, has joined Tully Rinckey’s Washington office as a partner. He focuses his practice on federal employment and labor law, and will eventually oversee the opening and management of the firm’s newest location, which is yet to be …

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Can Employers Discriminate Against Smokers?

Question: I’ve been unemployed for five months, despite the fact that I’ve interviewed for several positions. I’m starting to believe employers are refusing to hire me because I’m a smoker. Can they do this? Answer: The topic of employers excluding …

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Thomas J. Carr Discusses Future for Child Accused of Felony

Tully Rinckey partner, Thomas J. Carr, discusses the case of a Columbia County 9 year old who is accused of shooting another child with a BB gun.

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Court Room Technology

Tully Rinckey PLLC saves clients time and money by offering state-of-the-art video conferencing technology.

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Daily People on the Move

Tully Rinckey PLLC in D.C. added Neil A.G. McPhie as a partner. McPhie will focus his practice in areas of federal employment and labor law. He will eventually oversee the opening and management of the firm’s newest location, which is …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Thomas Carr

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, discusses DWI, drug possession and your rights when confronted by the law during an “Ask the Lawyer” segment on Country 107.7 WGNA.

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Legal Questions Raised for US After Bin Laden Killed

Tully Rinckey Managing Partner and military attorney, Greg T. Rinckey, weighs-in on the death of Osama bin Laden, including whether the killing was legal. “There is simply no question this operation was lawful,” said White House Spokesman Jay Carney. The …

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Tully Rinckey Puts QR Code in Advertisement for Law Firm Marketing

Tully Rinckey, a marketing-savvy law firm in Albany, NY, has added a QR code in an advertisement. QR codes, which can contain a website, v-card or custom Google search, are the red-hot new law firm marketing trend. Kudos to the …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Jennifer Corcoran

Tully Rinckey Partner, Jennifer Corcoran, answers questions about divorce, annulments and financial turmoil during breakups during an Ask the Lawyer segment on 107.7 WGNA.

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Viral Video? Better See it While You Can

Last month, Allison Joel got an email from YouTube saying the self-made video of her hoop dancing had been pulled from the mega video-sharing website. She had violated YouTube’s copyright laws and terms of service by using “Derezzed” by Daft …

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Law Firm Offering Free Easter Hams for Vets, Service Member Families

Tully Rinckey is honoring those who have served their country and the families of active service members this Easter. The law firm is giving gift certificates for a free turkey or ham to the first 50 Capital Region veterans and …

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Free Easter Hams for Vets

The Easter holiday is a time of rich tradition in the United States. But for the thousands of American troops who will be spending the holiday away from family and friends, it’s no hop down the bunny trail. In honor …

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News of Note for Foodies

If you’re a veteran or a member of a veteran’s family, mark your calendar. Move fast enough and you could find a ham in your Easter basket. The law firm of Tully Rinckey in Colonie is offering a free Easter …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

Tully Rinckey Partner, Barbara J. King, discusses divorce, child support and your rights in family court during an “Ask The Lawyer” segment on 107.7 WGNA.

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MPs Prepare for the End of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

A military policeman spots two male soldiers in uniform openly kissing and hugging at the post exchange before a woman steps in and slaps one of their faces. What does he do? Welcome to the brave, new post-”don’t ask, don’t …

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Small Claims Courts to Operate 1 Night Per Week to Cut Costs

Small-claims courts in New York City will be open only one night a week instead of four as the state court system continues to cut spending to comply with reductions imposed by the governor and the Legislature. Small-claims parts will …

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How to Stay Rich After Winning the Lottery

What would you do if you won $1 million? How about just over $19.1 million? That’s the question seven Capital Region residents are asking themselves after splitting the $319 million Mega Millions jackpot prize they won March 23. The group …

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Military Tribunals – WGY Radio

WGY’s Read Shepherd talks to attorney Greg Rinckey of Tully Rinckey, a former Army JAG, about the differences between putting a defendant on trial before a judge and before a military tribunal. Attorney General Eric Holder has said 9/11 mastermind …

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Viral Video Forces Shen Into National Spotlight

A video posted online last week shows two girls engaged in what appears to be a pretty brutal fight and an assistant principal who forcefully stops it. The Shenendehowa spokeswoman claims the reason the year-old incident is surfacing now is …

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Was Excessive Force Used to Breakup High School Fight?

Tully Rinckey attorney, Michael Macomber, discusses the online video showing two girls fighting at Shenendehowa high school, and the assistant principal who stepped-in to stop it.

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Thomas Carr Discusses Drunk Driving Charges and Penalties

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, discusses the charges and penalties associated with drunk driving after an Albany police detective pleaded guilty to DWAI.

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Times Union, CPAs to offer free tax help

A team of certified public accountants will be available from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday to answer your tax questions online or by phone. The Times Union and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants are teaming …

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Team Effort Will Offer Tax Advice

Times Union will host eight CPAs in online, telephone forum The Times Union and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants are teaming up to offer tax advice in advance of the April 18 filing deadline. On March …

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Tax and Finance Department Legally Required to Protect Abercrombie & Fitch

Countless New Yorkers who were charged an illegal 8.5% sales tax at the Abercrombie and Fitch store in the Wilton Mall won’t ever learn just how many–or by how much– consumers were ripped off. The now closed Abercrombie clothing store …

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Mathew B. Tully Speaks at Vet Hill Day at the NYS Capitol

Tully Rinckey Founding Partner, Mathew B. Tully, speaks at a press conference during Vet Hill Day at the NYS Capitol on March 14, 2011.

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Is Welfare Drug Testing Legal?

Tully Rinckey Partner, Scott M. Peterson, discusses the legal issues behind whether or not it is unconstitutional to drug test individuals on welfare.

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“Kegs & Eggs” Guilty By Association

Tully Rinckey attorney, Michael Macomber, discusses the concept of guilty by association relating to the University at Albany’s “Kegs and Eggs” melee.

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Court Faults USPS in Firing of Decorated Afghan War Veteran

Uncle Sam can be one generous dude. He allows workers, in the public and private sectors, to be away from their jobs for five years without losing their gigs, if they are on temporary military duty. On top of that, …

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Bills Introduced On Veterans’ Issues

State legislators and veterans gathered at the Capitol to discuss various bills on veterans issues. The goal they say is to give our heroes in uniform the welcome home they deserve. State Senator Greg Ball of the 40th District said, …

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Army Looks to Improve Guard Life

Starting next fall, the time a reservist spends at home between mobilizations will increase to four years, the Army Chief of Staff said yesterday during a meeting with members of the Army National Guard in Arlington, Va. Gen. George Casey …

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CBS 6 Albany, NY

Pot Hole Repair Legalities for Cities

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, discusses the legal responsibility of cities and towns to fix pot holes as spring draws near.

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Former Military Lawyers Question Wisdom of Hasan Defense Attorney Blogging About Case

One of America’s highest-profile murder cases gained further notoriety last week when the defense attorney for Major Nidal Hasan, the man accused of killing 13 and wounding 30 in a November shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, publicly expressed his indignation …

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Tully Promoted to Lt. Colonel

Tully Rinckey PLLC Founding Partner, Mathew B. Tully, ofNiskayuna, has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel by the New York Army National Guard. Officers in the grade of Lieutenant Colonel serve as senior leaders and managers throughout the …

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Charlie Sheen Custody Battle – Crush FM

Tully Rinckey Partner, Barbara J. King, weighs-in on the recent custody dispute involving actor Charlie Sheen.

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DWI Legal Ramifications – PYX106

Tully Rinckey Founding Partner, Mathew B. Tully, explains the legal ramifications a DWI can have on your license on Waking up with the Wolf on PYX106.

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Woman Arrested on Ninth DWI Charge

Doris Aiken, the President of Reduce Intoxicated Drivers, said, “I don’t care how much people drink or even what they drink. Just don’t get in a car.” For more than 30 years, Doris Aiken has been the president of “Reduce …

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Supreme Court and Federal Circuit Rule for Veterans in Two Cases

You may recall the sad story of Mr. Henderson that I talked about in this post. The basic facts were relayed in the lower court opinion: Mr. Henderson served on active military duty from 1950 to 1952. He was discharged …

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Court Rules ‘Excessive’ Military Absence no Justification for Firing

The U.S. Postal Service’s decision to fire an Army National Guardsman for “excessive absence due to military service” violated federal laws protecting servicemembers’ civilian jobs, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday. The decision is the latest victory for former …

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Court Rules in Favor of National Guard Vet Fired by Postal Service

A federal court on Feb. 28 ruled in favor of a veteran who was fired by the U.S. Postal Service after he had spent nearly six years on active National Guard duty. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal …

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SpecOps Soldier Wins USERRA Case

A National Guard Special Forces Soldier fired by the U.S. Postal Service for “excessive absence due to military service” has won a court decision that could mean more than $1 million in back pay and a new job. Sergeant Maj. …

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Court Rules Army Reservist Was Wrongfully Fired

In a decision that could cost the U.S. Postal Service more than $1 million, a federal appeals court has ruled in favor of an Army Reserve sergeant major who alleges he was fired from his job as a postal worker …

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Court Cases Reaffirm Law Prohibiting Discrimination Against Workers Serving in the Military

The law protecting the jobs and benefits of employees on active or reserve military duty received a boost earlier this week from two separate court decisions. The rulings, handed down in separate cases by the Supreme Court and the U.S. …

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Child Support Modifications

So your client has a child support order, but it has been several years since the amount has been changed. In the past modifying these orders has required a showing of need that has been difficult to overcome without a …

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Mathew B. Tully Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel

It’s considered to be the hallmark of a successful military career. Tully Rinckey PLLC Founding Partner, Mathew B. Tully, has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel by the New York Army National Guard. Officers in the grade of …

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The Cost of No Fault Divorce

Tully Rinckey Partner, Barbara J. King, discusses the cost of splitting now that no-fault divorce is the law in New York.

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42nd Infantry Division Commander Warns His Second Star

Steven Wickstrom of Upton, Mass., commander of the Troy-based 42nd Infantry Division, was promoted to major general. His wife, Collette, pinned his two-star rank on his uniform during a Feb. 12 ceremony at the Glenmore Armory in Troy. Maj. Gen. …

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The Flip Side of New Jobs: New (Information) Leaks

Jobs, jobs, jobs. Consider it the theme for 2011 — one President Barack Obama stressed in comments he made last month during his visit to GE Energy in Schenectady and in his State of the Union address. As of December, …

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Rise in Divorce Because of Facebook

Tully Rinckey Partner, Jennifer Corcoran, discusses the rise in divorce cases where social networking sites, like Facebook, are mentioned.

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Rise in divorce due to facebook – PYX106

Tully Rinckey Managing Partner, Greg T. Rinckey, discusses the rise of divorce cases where social media sites, like Facebook, are cited as evidence of infidelity.

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On the Move

James Schlett joined as business development writer in the marketing team at the Albany law firm. Most recently, he was administrator for the New York State Senate Select Committee on Budget and Tax Reform in Albany. He was also a …

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Panel Discussion on Legal Issues Affecting U.S. Veterans

Three student organizations will hold an event to explore the law as it relates to more than 34 million U.S. military veterans and surviving spouses on Monday, Feb. 28, at 7:00 p.m. in Albany Law School’s Mathew Bender Courtroom. A …

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Tully Rinckey Does Well by Doing Good

The 35-lawyer litigation law firm Tully Rinckey donated 30 new coats for homeless veterans as part of the Albany Housing Coalition effort, which has helped more than 400 vets. One of the firm’s name partners, Mathew Tully, is a veteran …

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Harassment Alleged Over Retired Gloversville Firefighter’s Guard Service

A federal court trial begins Feb. 14 in Utica on claims from a retired Gloversville firefighter that he was passed over for promotion to captain and also frequently harassed because of his service in the Air National Guard. Kyle Partlow, …

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Law Firm Welcomes Award-Winning Business Writer

An award-winning journalist who spent the past two years running a New York State legislative committee has joined the marketing team at Tully Rinckey PLLC. The Albany law firm has welcomed James Schlett as its new Business Development Writer. In …

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Preparing Now for the Long Term

Irving and Myrna Richman bought long-term care insurance policies in the 1980s. Although they expected to retire with a few million in assets, they wanted to make sure their estate was secure for their daughter. Myrna paid premiums on her …

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Adopt An Angel Campaign Corporate Challenge Partners

Seven area organizations demonstrated their commitment to the local community by participating in the Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Northeast New York 2010 Adopt An Angel® fundraising campaign. The campaign ran from November 18, 2010 through January 2, 2011. All proceeds will …

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Double Toll in Albany Fire Tragedy

An Albany woman who suffered a massive heart attack hours after learning that her husband was killed in a fire has died. Elizabeth Jaggers died Sunday at Albany Medical Center, where she had been on life support, Albany police confirmed. …

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Liability Concerns for Homeowners

Tully Rinckey Partner, Thomas J. Carr, discusses liability concerns associated with icicles for both home and business owners.

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Holiday from Federal Inheritance Tax Ends

It was lucrative to die in 2010. That’s if you had money, lots of money and other assets. Heirs paid no federal estate taxes last year, regardless of the amount of the estate. The yearlong tax hiatus for the wealthy …

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For Many, New Year Prime Divorce Time

The holiday season isn’t the only thing fizzling out this time of year, as the weeks following New Year’s Day see a spike in divorce and separation filings. Divorce attorneys around the Capital Region say there are many long-term issues …

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Fact Finder: New Year Means Uptick in Couples Filing for Divorce

The New Year means new beginnings for some married couples who’ve decided to part ways. That’s why in the legal world, the first Monday of the New Year is called “divorce day.” It’s the day some married people call either …

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“Divorce Day,” Couples Split After Holidays

Forget the rush to the alter, it’s a rush to the phone to call a divorce attorney, as experts dub the Monday after New Year’s as “Divorce Day.” “Seems kind of off but yeah that makes sense. It’s a new …

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