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Holiday Season Shoplifting a Billion Dollar Drain on Businesses

By Nick Will The season of giving coincides with the season of taking for many U.S. retailers; stores are expecting to lose $8.5 billion collectively from shoplifting and employee theft this holiday season, researchers say. The Centre for Retail Research …

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Sergeant Major Richard Erickson discusses his 12yr Journey to Justice

Sergeant Major Richard Erickson appeared on the Gil Gross Radio Program on Newstalk 910am in San Francisco, California on Wednesday, December 19 to discuss his long journey of 12 years to finally receive the judgment he deserved from the U.S. …

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Tully Rinckey Donates Coats to Area Veterans

Tully Rinckey donated 15 winter coats to veterans living at the Albany Housing Veterans Coalition house. Since 1990, the transitional home in Albany has assisted hundreds of veterans. Greg Rinckey of Tully Rinckey, second from right presents Joshua Petteys, left a Carhartt …

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Human Resources Journal

Sergeant Major Wins Legal Battle Against USPS: Firing Could Cost Postal Service $2 Million

Thirteen years after he was fired, Army Special Forces Sgt. Major Rick Erickson stands vindicated for his long legal battle. An administrative law judge has ruled that, not only must he be re-established in his postal worker job but also be …

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Guardsman Wins $2M in Post Office USERRA Case

By Charlie Reed A U.S. Postal Service employee who was fired for “excessive use of military service” when he tried to return to work after four years on active duty with the National Guard must be reinstated with over $2 …

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After Firing Soldier in 2000, USPS Ordered to Rehire Him – and Pay Him $2 Million

By Bill Briggs A heavily decorated Army Green Beret, fired by the U.S. Postal Service in 2000 for taking military leave, must be reinstated in his mail job and retroactively paid by the USPS for back wages, benefits and legal …

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Stars and Stripes

Guardsman Ordered Reinstated by Postal Service with Back Pay

By Charlie Reed A U.S. Postal Service employee who was fired for “excessive use of military service” when he tried to return to work after four years on active duty with the National Guard must be reinstated with over $2 …

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Sunny 102′s “Ask the Lawyer” – Richard Sargent

Tully Rinckey PLLC Real Estate and Estate Planning Attorney Richard H. Sargent appears on Syracuse’s Sunny 102 to answer listener questions. Mr. Sargent responds to questions on transferring the deed to a house, contesting the division of assets in a …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

Tully Rinckey PLLC Family and Matrimonial Partner Barbara J. King appears on WGNA’s Ask the Lawyer. Ms. King answers listener questions regarding child support payments, no fault divorce and classifying a “dependent” in regards to child support payments.

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Syracuse.com

Fears of Fiscal Cliff Prompt Action Now

Tax experts don’t know if Congress and President Barack Obama will reach some sort of accord to avoid “the fiscal cliff” — a combination of tax hikes and spending cuts many think would put the country in recession. And they …

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Sunny 102′s “Ask the Lawyer” – Richard Sargent

Tully Rinckey PLLC Estate Planning Attorney Richard H. Sargent appears on Sunny 102. Mr. Sargent answers listeners’ questions regarding the implications for not having an estate plan, trusts and associated taxes, and transferring the ownership of a property that was …

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WSYR’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Don Kelly

Tully Rinckey PLLC Criminal Defense Attorney Don Kelly discusses police enforcement of “Operation Hang-up” during the holidays. Mr. Kelly also answers listener questions regarding jail-time for DWI convictions and the affect of chewing tobacco on a breathalyzer test.

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Greg Rinckey Discusses WikiLeaks Whistleblower Charges with CNN

Click here to read the full transcript Tully Rinckey PLLC Military Lawyer Greg Rinckey sat down with CNN’s Carol Costello on “Newsroom” to discuss the Bradley Manning Whistleblower case and charges against him by the US Military. U.S. Army private …

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Sunny 102′s “Ask the Lawyer” – Don Kelly

Tully Rinckey PLLC Criminal Defense and DWI attorney Donald E. Kelly appears on Syracuse’s Sunny 102. Mr. Kelly answers listener questions surrounding topics of employing a private investigator, defending a DWI charge and repercussions of a DWI conviction with a …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

Tully Rinckey PLLC Family and Matrimonial Attorney Barbra J. King answers listener questions on WGNA Radio. Ms. King addresses “no-fault” divorce, ways to enforce child support payment and whether a spouse paying child support is required to have a life …

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USAtoday

GI’s Treatment Focus of Hearing in WikiLeaks Case

An Army private charged in the biggest security breach in U.S. history is trying to avoid trial by claiming he’s already been punished by confinement conditions that a United Nations torture investigator called cruel, inhuman and degrading. Pfc. Bradley Manning …

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Thanksgiving Turkeys for Military Veterans

Thanks to all the veterans yesterday for our annual “Turkeys for Veterans” event. Check out this video recap.

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Albany Times Union

Turkeys for Veterans

The Tully Rinckey law firm and Hannaford provided more than 100 turkeys for the law firm’s annual “Turkeys for Veterans” program. Vietnam war veteran Noe Boilard Jr. receives a turkey from Molly Tarleton of Hannaford Supermarkets outside the Tully Rinckey law …

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Spotlight News

Free Turkeys Make Thanksgiving for Vets

With turkeys quickly flying off grocery store shelves, one local law firm helped make Capital Region veterans and service members’ holiday shopping a little easier. For the fourth year in a row, Tully Rinckey PLLC spent the morning of Tuesday, …

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CBS 6 Albany, NY

4th Annual Turkeys for Veterans

Albany, NY Law Firm Tully Rinckey PLLC teamed up with Hannaford Supermarkets on Tuesday November 20, 2012 to give thanks to Capital Region veterans by handing out free Thanksgiving turkeys. The firm provided more than 100 free turkeys to active …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Thomas Carr

Tom Carr, Tully Rinckey PLLC Criminal Defense Attorney, answers listener questions on WGNA. Mr. Carr elaborates on questions regarding the differences between self defense and assault, how long offenses are visible in a background check, the severity of a motorcycle …

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The Saratogian

Free Turkeys for Soldiers, Veterans

A “Turkeys for Veterans” program is making free turkeys available to active duty and retired military personnel. The program is sponsored by Hannaford Supermarkets and Tully Rinckey PLLC law firm. Turkeys will be distributed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. …

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The Record

Turkeys for Veterans

In an effort to give thanks for the sacrifices of active duty service members, veterans and families of those serving abroad, Tully Rinckey PLLC and Hannaford Supermarkets will provide free turkeys to active duty and retiree military personnel this Thanksgiving …

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The Record

Giving out Turkeys

The Tully Rinckey law firm and Hannaford Super markets will hand deliver turkeys to active duty service members’ and veterans on Nov. 20. Service members, veterans and family members of whose serving abroad are invited to visit the law firm’s …

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Albany Times Union

Turkeys for the Troops

Tully Rinckey PLLC and Hannaford Supermarkets will provide free turkeys to active duty and retired military personnel from 11am to 2pm Tuesday, November 20 at 441 New Karner Road, Albany. First-come, first-served with proof of military identification.

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Fedsmith

“Efficiency of the Service”: Easier Said Than Defined

With lawmakers trying to figure out how to keep the United States from going over a “fiscal cliff” at the end of the year – when the Bush-era tax cuts expire – there is much talk about improving the efficiency …

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Stars and Stripes

Details So Far in Petraeus Sex Scandal Not Legally Damaging, But Could Trigger Punishment

Salacious details leaked by anonymous Washington sources about respected current and former generals embroiled in a sex scandal don’t yet add up to anything legally damaging, military law experts told Stars and Stripes. The CIA said Thursday it was investigating …

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Fedsmith

Agency Non-Compliance Targeted by New MSPB Regulations

Federal agency supervisors are about to learn they have more at stake when they fail to carry out the decisions of the Merit Systems Protection Board and its administrative judges. Under new rules that went into effect this week, the MSPB …

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Voice of America

US Hazing Trial Confronts Army’s Delicate Race Relations

A military courtroom in North Carolina is not where the Chen family expected to spend time when they immigrated to the United States from China more than 20 years ago. But this week, Su Zhen and Yan Tao Chen traveled …

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David Petraeus: Breaking the Military Code?

Two of the most powerful military leaders in America are caught up in a sex scandal that could end both of their careers and land both men in a military prison. Many American civilians don’t understand how, what amounts to …

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The Saratogian

Free Turkeys to be Available for Soldiers, Veterans

A “Turkeys for Veterans” program is making free turkeys available to active-duty and retired military personnel. The program is sponsored by Hannaford Supermarkets and Tully Rinckey PLLC law firm. Turkeys will be distributed from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, …

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Bradley Manning Offers to Plead Guilty to Partial Charges, Including Leaking to WikiLeaks

In a surprising turn of events, accused WikiLeaks leaker Bradley Manning offered on Wednesday to plead guilty to parts of the charges he is facing, in exchange for the government pursuing lesser charges. Manning did not plead guilty but indicated …

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WSYR’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Don Kelly

Tully Rinckey PLLC Criminal Defense Attorney Don Kelly answers listener questions on WSYR. Mr. Kelly addresses juvenile criminal records, arguing self-defense when charged with assault, and whether or not an otherwise clean driving record will have any bearing on a …

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New York Times

Greg Rinckey Discusses Petraeus Scandal

Seeking legal insight on the General David Petraeus sex scandal, The New York Times called upon Military Attorney Greg Rinckey to address the legal implications of Petraeus’ conduct as well as the conduct of everyone else involved. Rinckey discusses the …

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Government Executive

MSPB Targets Paychecks of Managers Who Don’t Comply With Its Decisions

The most significant regulations update in the history of the Merit Systems Protection Board went into effect Tuesday, with the goal of ensuring that federal agencies enforce its rulings. The independent, quasi-judicial agency that serves to protect federal employees, expanded …

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Fox 23 News

Are Your E-mail Messages Private?

Your electronic communication may not be as private as you think, a local attorney warned Tuesday. Though it’s illegal for most people to read your e-mail without consent, your boss may be able to do so in certain situations. The …

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Associated Press

Afghan Massacre Case Tests Military Justice System on Troops Accused of Killing Civilians

The U.S. military has been criticized for its spotty record on convicting troops of killing civilians, but a hearing against Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales involving a massacre in Afghanistan has shown that it isn’t like most cases. Government prosecutors …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Robert Rock

Tully Rinckey PLLC Bankruptcy Attorney Bob Rock answers listener questions on Albany’s WGNA. Mr. Rock explains bankruptcy exemptions, credit card cash advances, and the implications for small businesses when a client files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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Suspect in Syracuse Arson Spree Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter in Fatal Fire

A Syracuse man charged in a fire-setting spree on the city’s West End admitted his guilt today in a fire that killed an elderly man. Shayne Davis, 32, of 1902. W. Genesee St., pleaded guilty before state Supreme Court Justice …

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Man Enters “Not Responsible” Plea in Thruway Chase

Monroe County man accused of running a state trooper off the road during a high-speed chase on the New York State Thruway disposed of the case today in Syracuse with a plea under the state’s insanity law. Jesse A. Corson, …

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Sunny 102′s “Ask the Lawyer” – Don Kelly

Tully Rinckey PLLC partner and criminal defense attorney Don Kelly answers listener questions on Sunny 102. Mr. Kelly addresses legal limits for blood alcohol content, the implications for after-school fights, and the consequences for driving on a suspended license.

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Fox 23 News

Thomas Carr Provides Legal Insight on Luann Burgess SUV Deaths

Criminal Defense Attorney Thomas Carr with Albany Law Firm Tully Rinckey PLLC provided FOX23 news with legal commentary regarding the LuAnn Burgess homicide case.  55-year-old LuAnn Burgess hit and killed 79-year-old Rose Marie Hume, 81-year-old Fran Polozzi, and 66-year-old Carol …

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Fairfax Times

Fairfax County Leads Region in Domestic Violence Arrests

Fairfax County leads the region in domestic violence arrests, according to a newly released study by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services’ Criminal Justice Research Center. The study — Domestic Violence in Virginia 2006-2010 — claims that domestic violence …

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The Post and Courier

Former Charleston Police Officer Suing the Navy

Training for war can be ugly, but what happens when details of that training get back to an employer? Is it considered strictly private personnel-record information, or is it shareable? That’s part of the argument scheduled to be debated Monday …

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WSYR’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Richard Sargent

Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Richard Sargent answers listener questions on Syracuse’s WSYR. Mr. Sargent addresses transferring a will from one attorney to another, liability for independent contractors, and whether or not a landlord can sell or donate items left behind …

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Albany Times Union

It’s Just Not Your Land

Walter and Rosemary Spallane are fortunate. They own about four acres on the beautiful southern end of Burden Lake. The Spallanes didn’t inherit the land. They worked for it. They sweated and scrapped and saved for it. Walt was a …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Michael Macomber

Tully Rinckey PLLC Employment Law Attorney Michael Macomber visits WGNA to answer listener questions. Mr. Macomber addresses the benefits and pitfalls of employee handbooks, compensation for seasonal employees, and the risks associated with using online templates for employment agreements.

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Sunny 102′s “Ask the Lawyer” – Richard Sargent

Tully Rinckey PLLC Real Estate and Estate Planning Attorney Richard H. Sargent appears on the morning Show on Sunny 102. Mr. Sargent answers listener questions on short selling a house, executing a second will and the fees associated with selling …

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The Daily Record

Albany Law Firm Expands Into WNY

An Albany law firm looking to expand into Western New York is also looking for attorneys. Tully Rinckey PLLC has mailed thousands of letters to practicing attorneys in the Seventh and Eighth judicial districts in anticipation of opening branch offices …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Jennifer Corcoran

Tully Rinckey PLLC Family and Matrimonial Partner Jennifer Corcoran answers listener questions on Albany’s WGNA. Ms. Corcoran addresses child custody and child support payments, the financial implications for filing for divorce, and the division of an inheritance between ex-spouses.

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WSYR’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Don Kelly

Tully Rinckey PLLC Criminal Defense Attorney Don Kelly appeared on Syracuse’s WSYR News/Talk Radio. Mr. Kelly responded to listener questions regarding speeding in a school zone, the repercussions of unpaid parking tickets, and the legal expectations of witnessing fraud in …

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Sunny 102′s “Ask the Lawyer” – Don Kelly

Tully Rinckey PLLC Criminal Defense Attorney Don Kelly answers listener questions on Syracuse’s Sunny 102. Mr. Kelly addresses issues of public intoxication, reckless driving, and the possibility of facing a DWI with a blood alcohol content of less than .08 …

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WSYR’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Richard Sargent

Tully Rinckey’s Real Estate and Business Law Attorney Richard H. Sargent talks with WSYR’s Joe Galuski about his more than 40 years practicing law. Mr. Sargent also answers listener questions on the topics of cutting neighbor’s branches that are hanging …

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Liberty Ridge Denies Same-Sex Wedding

Tully Rinckey PLLC attorney David Fallon provides analysis for WNYT-13 on the marriage equality act after a same sex couple and their wedding plans are turned away by a family farm because of their sexual orientation.

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Sunny 102′s “Ask the Lawyer” – Richard Sargent

Tully Rinckey Real Estate and Business Law attorney Dick Sargent has been practicing law for over 40 years and joins Big Mike on Sunny 102 to answer listener questions. Mr. Sargent addresses the legality of raising the rent midway through …

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Fedsmith

Security Clearance Holder Ranks Grow; NSA & CIA Lead Denials/Revocations

By Mathew B. Tully Even as the nation reduces its roles in Afghanistan and Iraq, the government’s need for people who can be trusted with sensitive information is not abating. Illustrative of this ever-growing demand for trustworthy workers, the ranks …

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Judge Stays Soldier’s Divorce Action But Orders Compliance With Court Orders

Originally posted in the New York Law Journal. In an unusual application of state and federal laws designed to temporarily shield military personnel from court actions, an upstate judge stayed a divorce proceeding but ordered a soldier to comply with return-of-property …

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Army’s Top General Backs Leniency for Gen. Kip Ward

U.S. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, supports allowing Gen. William “Kip” Ward, a Black four-star general and former commander of the U.S. Africa Command, to retire as a four-star general, according to the Associated Press. …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Graig Zappia

Tully Rinckey Employment Law Attorney Graig Zappia engages WGNA listeners, and answers questions regarding the statute of limitations on a wrongful termination, contesting a severance package and disputing a contract employees charges.

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Business Review

People on the Move – Jessica Norgrove

In the legal sphere, Jessica Norgrove joined Tully Rinckey in Colonie as of counsel. Norgrove, whose experience is in intellectual property, copyright and trademark law, was previously with Hiscock & Barclay in Albany.

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Huffington Post Live

Lisa Windsor Discusses One Year Anniversary of Death of Pvt. Chen

Tully Rinckey PLLC Military Law Of Counsel Lisa Windsor appears on Huffington Post Live to discuss hazing in the military. The topic is raised on the one year anniversary of the death of Army Private Danny Chen. Chen committed suicide …

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Buffalo Law Journal

Tully Rinckey Ready to Join Buffalo Scene

The Western New York legal community is about to get a bit more crowded. Albany-based Tully Rinckey PLLC plans to open an office in January in downtown Buffalo. The law firm currently employs 40 attorneys in offices in Albany, Syracuse, …

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Firm Sends Thousands of Letters to Find Attorneys for Satellites

Originally posted in the New York Law Journal. When Albany-based Tully Rinckey decided to open satellite offices, the 44 lawyer firm eschewed turning to a recruiter or placing classified ads. Instead, firm leaders targeted 9,100 attorneys in the Rochester and …

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WSYR’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Don Kelly

Tully Rinckey Criminal Defense Attorney Don Kelly appears on WSYR and touches on listener inspired issues surrounding the effect of speeding tickets on insurance premiums, contesting assault charges and the increase in severity of multiple DWI offenses.

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Arlington Connection

Arlington Business Notes: Oct. 3, 2012

Tully Rinckey PLLC is a nationally recognized federal employment law firm, but it is now much more than that in Virginia. At its Arlington law office, the firm has launched three new practice areas outside of the federal sector sphere. …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Tom Carr

Tully Rinckey PLLC Criminal Defense Attorney Tom Carr appears on WGNA and provides guidance for listeners on clearing their criminal record, penalties for avoiding prosecution and the consequences of allowing someone who doesn’t have a license or insurance to drive …

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Sunny 102′s “Ask the Lawyer” – Don Kelly

Tully Rinckey PLLC Criminal Defense attorney Don Kelly answers listener questions on Syracuse’s SUNNY 102. Mr. Kelly addresses juvenile criminal offenses, acting in self-defense, and the implications for refusing a breathalyzer test.

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Business Review

Tully Rinckey Law Firm Entering Buffalo Market

Tully Rinckey PLLC plans to open an office in downtown Buffalo in January, The Business Journals is reporting. The Albany, New York, law firm currently employs 40 attorneys in offices in Albany, Syracuse, Arlington, Va., and Washington, D.C.. Founding Partner Mathew …

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Democrat and Chronicle

Albany Law Firm Blanketing Rochester Region With Recruitment Letters

Looking to expand into the Rochester-area market, Albany law firm Tully Rinckey PLLC has mailed roughly 3,700 recruitment letters to area attorneys. The firm expects to sign lease paperwork within a few days for its local office, founding partner Matthew …

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The Daily Record

Firm Recruiting Rochester Attorneys

Seeing great promise in Western New York’s economy, Tully Rinckey PLLC, an Albany-based multi-state law firm, is mounting an aggressive recruitment campaign as preparation for its expansion into Rochester. The company said this week, 3,686 letters will be sent to …

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The Buffalo News

Albany Law Firm Recruiting for New Office

By David Robinson An Albany law firm plans to open an office in the Buffalo market – and it’s trying to build its local staff by sending letters to virtually every attorney in the region. The law firm, Tully, Rinckey, …

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Buffalo Business First

Albany Law Firm Poised to Enter Buffalo

The Buffalo legal community is about to get a little more crowded. Albany-based Tully Rinckey PLLC plans to open an office in downtown Buffalo in January. The firm currently employs 40 attorneys in offices in Albany, Syracuse, Arlington, Va., and Washington, …

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The Buffalo News

Buffalo Area Lawyers Getting Recruiting Letters

An Albany law firm plans to open an office in the Buffalo market – and it’s trying to build its local staff by sending letters to virtually every attorney in the region. The law firm, Tully, Rinckey, is sending recruitment …

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WSYR’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Richard Sargent

Tully Rinckey PLLC Real Estate and Estate Planning attorney Dick Sargent answers WSYR listener questions. Mr. Sargent addresses landlord-tenant issues and the challenge that homeowners face when a prospective buyer changes their mind.

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Sunny 102′s “Ask the Lawyer” – Richard Sargent

Tully Rinckey Real Estate and Estate Planning attorney, Dick Sargent, answers Sunny 102 listener questions. This week’s topics include the distribution of assets among siblings, power of attorney, and understanding the options and risks when it comes to cosigning a …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Robert Rock

Tully Rinckey PLLC bankruptcy attorney Bob Rock answers WGNA listener questions. Mr. Rock discusses the assets that are included in a bankruptcy filing, whether an individual can file for bankruptcy without impacting their spouse’s credit score, and the options available …

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Centerstate Economic Champion

Tully Rinckey PLLC was founded in the bedroom of Mathew B. Tully’s ski home after escaping from the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Since that time, it has become one of Albany’s largest full-service law firms expanding to …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

Tully Rinckey PLLC Family and Matrimonial Partner Barbara King provides legal insight to listeners on WGNA. This week, Ms. King addresses the impact of a child’s preference on custody, the implications for infidelity on spousal support, and the allocation of …

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USAtoday

Eastman Kodak’s Bumpy Ride into Digital Age

When Eastman Kodak emerges from bankruptcy — the goal is early 2013 — the company will be smaller on all fronts: The size of the global workforce will have been slashed some 20% to well below 14,000, including a stable …

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Being Part of the Solution

Originally posted in the New York Law Journal. The ability to serve the legal needs of poor and nearly poor New Yorkers remains, despite enormous effort, short of the mark. For the second year in a row, the Task Force …

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Lawyers Who Lead by Example

Originally posted in New York Law Journal. Coming from a family of modest means, Barbara King understands how the legal needs of middle America can fall between the cracks. The wealthy can afford to hire attorneys, the indigent have various …

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“Ask the Lawyer” – WSYR

Tully Rinckey PLLC Criminal Defense Attorney Don Kelly answers legal questions on Radio 106.9 WSYR. Don talks about the new law that requires vehicle interlock systems for those charged with DWI, obligations when witnessing an accident and if it is …

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Stupid Car Thief Posts Video of the Crime on Youtube

It used to be that criminals tried to hide their misdeeds, you know, like so they wouldn’t get caught. But apparently social media has changed all that, and criminals are finding it ever more difficult to resist the urge to broadcast …

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International Business Times

Kodak: With Firings, Asset Sales, Company Should Emerge Trimmer

A trimmer, downsized Eastman Kodak Co. ought to exit bankruptcy early next year if it succeeds with plans to sell its films and imaging operations and keeps slashing its payroll, a veteran upstate New York bankruptcy lawyer said. “There’s a really …

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CNY Business Journal

Albany Law Firm Sets Up Shop in Syracuse

Albany-based Tully Rinckey, PLLC, which has plans to grow to 10 offices across the U.S. in the next five years, has opened its latest location in Syracuse. The local office opened Aug. 23. Tully Rinckey specializes in military law, civil …

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Times Union

On the Move | Jessica Norgrove

Jessica Norgrove joined as of counsel in the Intellectual Property Law Practice Group inside the firm’s Albany headquarters. Most recently, Norgrove served as senior associate attorney at another Capital Region law firm. There, in addition to intellectual property matters, she handled …

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Albany Times Union

Around Tech Valley

Tully Rinckey PLLC ranked No. 1,672 on Inc. magazine’s 5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies. The announcement coincided with the firm’s move into a full-service law office in Syracuse, where its total work force is planned to grow by more than …

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Democrat and Chronicle

Kodak to Cut Another 1,000 Positions by Year’s End

When Eastman Kodak Co. declared bankruptcy early this year, it had 17,000 workers worldwide, businesses ranging from massive digital printing presses to souvenir photos of amusement park patrons on roller coasters, and a large stable of top executives pulling down …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Michael Macomber

Michael Macomber, an attorney at Tully Rinckey PLLC practicing in the areas of Military Law, Civil Litigation, Employment Law, Family and Matrimonial Law, appears on WGNA to respond to listener questions concerning Facebook and job security, and filing claims against …

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“Ask the Lawyer” – Sunny 102

Tully Rinckey PLLC Criminal Defense Attorney Don Kelly appears on Sunny 102 to respond to listener questions regarding hosting a party with possible underage drinking, the levels of speeding tickets and if defending a friend is considered self defense.

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FedSmith.com Author Mathew Tully Awarded Purple Heart

Tully Rinckey PLLC announced last week that its founding partner, Mathew Tully, was awarded the Purple Heart on August 20th for wounds he sustained in a suicide bombing attempt while serving in Afghanistan. Mr. Tully is also a frequent author …

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Syracuse.com

In Afghanistan, Law Firm Partner Awarded Purple Heart

Mathew Tully was awarded the Purple Heart in Afghanistan the day his Albany-based law firm opened its new office in Syracuse. Tully, a lieutenant colonel in the Army National Guard, was injured in a suicide attack in Logar Province on …

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Albany Attorney Receives Purple Heart

A local attorney has been awarded the Purple Heart. Matthew Tully, of Tully Rincky Law Firm in Albany, was injured in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan last month. Tully, a lieutenant colonel with the National Guard, stepped down from his …

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Federal Employment News Digest

Founding Partner Recognized for Purple Heart Award

The editors and staff of FEND extend their wishes for a swift recovery to Mathew B. Tully, founding partner of the law firm of Tully Rinckey PLLC and a frequent contributor of “Legal Matters” columns for this newsletter, as he …

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Spotlight News

Tully Survives Afghanistan Suicide Bombing

National Guard Lt. Col. Mathew Tully was awarded the Purple Heart after surviving a suicide bomber attack on his unit serving in Afghanistan. Tully, co-founder of the Tully Rinckey law firm, sustained injuries on Tuesday, Aug. 7, when a suicide …

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Law Firm Founder Awarded Purple Heart

The founder of Albany law firm Tully Rinckey has been awarded a Purple Heart after being wounded while serving in Afghanistan. The law office says Matthew Tully was wounded when a suicide bomber attacked his unit with an IED. He …

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Tully Rinckey, PLLC Founder Receives Purple Heart

The President of the United States of America has awarded the Purple Heart to New York National Guard Lieutenant Colonel and Tully Rinckey PLLC Founding Partner Mathew B. Tully. Established by General George Washington at Newburgh, N.Y. on Aug. 7, …

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The Daily Gazette

Area Lawyer Gets Purple Heart

Lt. Col. Mathew Tully told friends he doesn’t remember much about the powerful blast that ripped through his camp in Afghanistan last month. One minute, the 38-year-old guardsman and attorney from Niskayuna was standing. And the next, he was in …

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Fox 23 News

Local Lawyer Awarded Purple Heart

One of the founding partners of local law firm Tully Rinckey has been awarded the Purple Heart for his service in Afghanistan. Earlier this year, Mathew Tully left his role at the firm to carry out his military duties with …

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CNY Business Journal

Founder of Law Firm New to CNY Wounded in Afghanistan

The founding partner of an Albany–based law firm with a new office in Syracuse was wounded in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan last month. Mathew Tully, founding partner of Tully Rinckey, PLLC, is a U.S. Army veteran and currently serves …

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Albany Attorney Receives Purple Heart

A local attorney has been awarded the Purple Heart. Matthew Tully, of Tully Rincky Law Firm in Albany, was injured in a suicide bombing in Afghanistan last month. Tully, a lieutenant colonel with the National Guard, stepped down from his …

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The Record

Mathew B. Tully Awarded Purple Heart by President Obama

New York National Guard Lietenenant Colonel, and Tully Rinckey PLLC founding partner, Mathew B. Tully has been awarded the Purple Heart by President Barack Obama after suffering injuries he sustained in a suicide bombing while serving in Afghanistan. Tully, who …

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Voice of Russia

Pentagon Threatens “No Easy Day” for Navy Seal Author

Today, the Pentagon announced that they might move to stop the publication of “No Easy Day,” a book which describes the raid into Pakistan that led to the death of Osama Bin Laden. The book in question, “No Easy Day: …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Tom Carr

Tully Rinckey PLLC Criminal Law Attorney Tom Carr stops by WGNA to speak to criminal law issues regarding search and seizure at a traffic stop, order of protections and being allowed a public defender.

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Business Review

People on the Move | Jessica Norgrove

Date added: September 4, 2012 Submission Type: New Hire Current employer: Tully Rinckey PLLC Current title/position: Of counsel Industry: Legal Services Position department: Legal Previous Employer: Hiscock & Barclay LLP Previous title/position: Senior associate Duties/responsibilities: Norgrove is responsible for assisting …

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Albany Times Union

Tully Rinckey Opens Office in Syracuse

Tully Rinckey PLLC, an Albany-based law firm, hosted a ribbon cutting at its new Syracuse office Thursday. Officials at the firm said the new office, at 507 Plum St. in the Franklin Square district, will create 18 new jobs. Tully …

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UPI

Top General May Not be Court-Martialed

The former top U.S. general in Africa won’t face court martial over accusations he misused hundreds of thousands of dollars, former military lawyers predict. A report by the Defense Department’s inspector general says Gen. William “Kip” Ward committed a variety …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Michael Macomber

Tully Rinckey PLLC Employment Attorney Michael Macomber appears on WGNA’s Ask the Lawyer segment. This week, Mr. Macomber provides guidance on specific employment questions surrounding reimbursement of unused vacation time after you have left the job, rights to seeing your …

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Saratoga County Chamber

Local Law Firm Named One of America’s Fastest Growing Companies

On the very week that Tully Rinckey PLLC extended its footprint into Central New York, a magazine dedicated to innovative company builders ranked the full-service law firm just outside the top third of the nation’s fastest growing businesses. Inc. magazine …

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“Ask the Lawyer” – Sunny 102

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Don Kelly appears on Sunny 102 and discusses how to handle a traffic ticket in another state, the not so privacy call from jail and your rights during a search and seizure.

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“Ask the Lawyer” – WSYR

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Don Kelly arrives at WSYR Radio Studios to provide guidance for listeners on their legal issues. This week Mr. Kelly reminds everyone what the legal blood alcohol limits are, give professional insight on how …

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Ward Unlikely to Face Court-Martial for AFRICOM Misdeeds

The former head of U.S. Africa Command, accused of misusing hundreds of thousands of dollars in travel funds, is unlikely to face court-martial but could see administrative punishments such as fines, a letter of reprimand and a reduction in rank, …

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CNY Business Journal

Law Firm Opens Syracuse Office

An Albany–based law firm is opening an office in Syracuse today. The new location will create 18 jobs, according to the firm. Tully Rinckey, PLLC specializes in civil litigation, family and matrimonial law, criminal defense, trust and estates, and real …

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Albany Times Union

Chad McFarland, Former Army JAG Attorney, Joins Tully Rinckey PLLC

Chad McFarland, former Army JAG attorney, joined the Albany law firm. McFarland will defend service members in military law matters, including courts-martial, Article 15 actions, letters of reprimand, officer/enlisted elimination proceedings, ROTC disenrollment proceedings, and appeals to boards of correction …

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“Ask the Lawyer” – WSYR

Tully Rinckey PLLC Criminal Law Attorney and Estate Planning Attorney Dick Sargent stop by the WSYR studios and provide guidance for listeners who have legal issues. Mr. Kelly answers a parents’ concern after their son is caught selling drugs inside …

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Business Review

Capital Region Has 18 on Inc.’s Fastest Growing 5000 List

Inc. magazine announced that Tully Rinckey PLLC ranked No. 1,672 on its Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies. The announcement coincides with the firm’s moving into a full-service law office in Syracuse, NY where it plans to grow …

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Workers Serve NYC Pizzeria With Class Action Suit

More than 100 current and former employees of ahip Manhattan pizzeria have been certified as a class in their lawsuit alleging unpaid wages and improper record keeping. Marcel Mendez, the named plaintiff in the class action, was a delivery person for …

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“Ask the Lawyer” – Sunny 102

Tully Rinckey estate planning attorney Dick Sargent and criminal law attorney Don Kelly make their debut together on Syracuse’s newest radio segment, “Ask the Lawyer” on Sunny 102. Mr. Sargent talks about the appropriate time to begin drafting a will …

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The Record

City to Terminate Firefighter Suffering from PTSD Friday

A 16-year military veteran and father of four who has been on medical leave from the city’s Fire Department since February 2010, has been notified that he will be terminated on Friday. Litigation is ongoing between the City of Troy …

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H. Eugene Oliver Appears on WNEW Radio

Tully Rinckey PLLC Family and Matrimonial Attorney Eugene Oliver appears in multiple segments on All News WNEW 99.1 CBS Radio in Washington DC to provide perspective on an increase in what is being dubbed “Gray Divorce”. Mr. Oliver explains why …

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Babble

More Seniors are Divorcing, Dating, and Shacking Up

My grandparents were 58-years-young when they divorced. After 38 years of marriage, my grandma decided she’s rather go it alone than remain in her marriage ‘til death did she part. At the time I remember my mom talking with her …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

Tully Rinckey PLLC Family & Matrimonial Partner Barbara King provides free legal guidance on WGNA. Ms. King answers questions from listeners on everything from prenuptial agreements, stashed money in a divorce and stopping child support payments after the ex-spouse marries …

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Washington Post

Washington Area Appointments and Promotions for the Week of Aug. 13

Tully Rinckey of Arlington, Va. appointed H. Eugene Oliver III associate.

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WTOP Radio

‘Gray Divorce’ on Rise in Fairfax County

More couples in Fairfax County are getting out before death does them part. Divorces are on the rise for couples older than 55 in the county dubbed the “divorce capital of Virginia.” While divorce rates across the state are declining …

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Help Needed

The performance of the National Guard in the decade since 9/11 has been rightly ballyhooed and the force has celebrated its evolution from a strategic reserve to an operational force. But that success has bred trouble for some young Guardsmen …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Thomas Carr

Tully Rinckey Criminal Defense Attorney Tom Carr appears on WGNA to provide legal guidance for listeners who e-mailed in questions about privacy phone calls from jail, police search and seizures, and keeping driving privileges despite having multiple speeding infractions and …

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Ask the Lawyer – Neil McPhie

Q: I’m 47 years old. I’ve been with my agency for 15 years, and I just got passed over for a promotion by someone far younger than me and with much less experience. What can I do? A: According to …

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Washington Business Journal

People on the Move | Eugene Oliver

Date added: August 2, 2012 Submission Type: New Hire Current employer: Tully Rinckey PLLC Current title/position: Associate Industry: Legal Services Position department: Legal Duties/responsibilities: With the recent expansion of its Virginia office to include bankruptcy law, criminal defense, and family …

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Fay Observer

Fort Bragg Officials Say Verdict in Holcomb Court-Martial Won’t Affect Next Cases

Army prosecutors failed to convince a jury that Sgt. Adam Holcomb drove Danny Chen to suicide last fall in Afghanistan. But Fort Bragg officials said that will have no bearing on the courts-martial of six other men charged in the …

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Eugene Oliver Discusses Virginia Divorce Rates on WMAL Radio

Tully Rinckey family and matrimonial attorney Eugene Oliver appears on WMAL Radio to discuss the high rate of divorce for the 55+ crowd in Fairfax County. Mr. Oliver explains why the trend is higher.

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CBS 6 Albany, NY

Greg Rinckey Discusses Underage Drinking and Liabilities

Tully Rinckey Managing Partner Greg Rinckey is called on by CBS 6 to offer insight on the strategy involving civil litigation after a 16 year old boy attending an underage drinking party is hit by a tractor trailer while riding …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Robert Rock

Tully Rinckey bankruptcy attorney Robert Rock appears on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyers” segment to provide guidance on listener questions. Mr. Rock weighs in on Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Chapter 13 bankruptcy and keeping a home during the bankruptcy process.

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WNYC

Mother of Hazed NYC Solider Takes Stand as Court Martial Trial Begins

The parents of Private Danny Chen are in North Carolina to attend the court-martial of the soldiers who hazed their son — allegedly due to his ethnicity — to the point where he shot himself in Afghanistan. On Tuesday, Chen’s …

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JD Supra

Courtney Love Sued by Ex-Assistant for “Evil,” “Despicable Conduct”

Hole frontwoman Courtney Love, who was sued last month for alleged nonpayment of more than $400,000 in attorney’s fees, is now facing a different lawsuit from her former assistant. The new suit alleges unpaid wages and a whole lot more — including …

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Courtney Love Sued by Ex-Assistant for “Evil,” “Despicable Conduct”

Hole frontwoman Courtney Love, who was sued last month for alleged nonpayment of more than $400,000 in attorney’s fees, is now facing a different lawsuit from her former assistant. The new suit alleges unpaid wages and a whole lot more — including …

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Lawyers Argue Over Harm in Military WikiLeaks Case

An Army private charged in the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history wants to be able to defend himself at trial by arguing in part that the leaks didn’t do much harm. Military prosecutors say the consequences of …

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Potomac Business Notes – 7/18/12

Tully Rinckey PLLC is a nationally recognized federal employment law firm, but it is now much more than that in Virginia. At its Arlington law office, the firm has launched three new practice areas outside of the federal sector sphere. …

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Kerry Kennedy Charged with DWI in Hit-and-Run Accident

Kerry Kennedy was charged last week in a hit-and-run collision with a tractor trailer, police claiming she was under the influence of drugs. Kennedy, who is the daughter of Robert F. Kennedy and the ex-wife of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Graig Zappia

Tully Rinckey Real Estate and Trusts and Estates attorney Graig Zappia sits down with the crew at WGNA for the weekly ‘Ask the Lawyers’ segment. This week Mr. Zappia provides guidance to listener questions on changing factors after buying a …

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WMAL Radio – Eugene Oliver

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Eugene Oliver appears on WMAL radio to remind drivers on the costly consequences of speeding.

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Kodak Wants Bonuses for its Top Executives

When Eastman Kodak Co. went into bankruptcy proceedings six months ago, it left creditors holding unpaid bills and the world with questions about whether the company would simply shut down. Now, Kodak’s top executives could be in line for big …

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Kodak, in Bankruptcy, Seeks Bonuses to Keep Executives

When Eastman Kodak went into bankruptcy proceedings six months ago, it left creditors holding unpaid bills and the world with questions about whether the company would simply shut down. Eastman Kodak is reorganizing for the second time in six months …

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JD Supra

Poker Star Sued by Ex-Husband Over Designer Shoe Collection

Will Beth Shak’s ex-husband get “sole” custody of her 1,200 pair designer shoe collection? Daniel Shak, himself a well-heeled hedge fund exec, has sued his poker star ex-wife over the collection, which he estimates to be worth $1 million, claiming …

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Five Technology Imperatives for the Next President

Five thousand years ago Mesopotamian leaders had one thing on their minds: the wheel. This emerging technology promised to change their world, much as the discovery of fire had revolutionized society 400,000 years earlier. The next president will face a similar …

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Poker Star Sued by Ex-Husband Over Designer Shoe Collection

Will Beth Shak’s ex-husband get “sole” custody of her 1,200 pair designer shoe collection? Daniel Shak, himself a well-heeled hedge fund exec, has sued his poker star ex-wife over the collection, which he estimates to be worth $1 million, claiming …

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Kodak Execs Seek Millions in Unsecured Claims

Some Eastman Kodak Co. top executives have joined the ranks of suppliers, communities and individuals saying the bankrupt company owes them big bucks. In recent days, a handful of Kodak leaders have submitted claims as unsecured creditors. CEO Antonio M. …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Robert Rock

Tully Rinckey PLLC Bankruptcy Attorney Robert Rock appears on WGNA to provide legal guidance for listeners. This week Mr. Rock discusses Chapter 13 bankruptcy, responsibility on a cosigned loan and how to keep the house and car despite suffocating debt.

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Pittsfield Man Arrested in Multi-National Cyber Crime Sting

A Pittsfield man is one of two dozen people arrested in what is described as the largest cyber-sting in history, a worldwide investigation involving 13 nations, including the United States. The FBI is calling this “Operation Card Shop” because it …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Michael Macomber

Tully Rinckey employment law attorney Michael Macomber stops by the WGNA studios to answer listener workplace questions and concerns. This week Mr. Macomber provides guidance on fraternization, getting fired for looking for another job and contract violations.

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Are You a Tablet or Ultrabook?

Tablet systems have become incredibly popular over the past couple of years, inspiring a growing number of lawyers to reconsider their decades-long attachment to notebook computers. Meanwhile a fresh generation of notebooks — dubbed “ultrabooks” — are emerging as a …

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Colonel Spared Prison for Fraud, Bigamy

A U.S. Army colonel has been sentenced to a reprimand and $300,000 fine for defrauding the government to help his Iraqi lover’s family, officials said. Col. James H. Johnson III, former commander of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, was …

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Justice Not Served in Army Case

I have deep admiration for the military, its sacrifices and dedication. The root of its strength, however, is the services’ ideals, which provide the bedrock of what is often truly great about this institution. That is why I am dismayed …

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New York Times

For Some Who Served, an Awful Betrayal of Trust

The documentary filmmaker Kirby Dick has become one of the indispensable muckrakers of American cinema, zeroing in on frequently painful stories about how power functions in the absence or failure of accountability. “Twist of Faith” (2004) was about a young man …

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Former Judge Advocate General (JAG) Greg Rinckey Donates to Air Force Staff Sgt.

Tully Rinckey Managing Partner Greg Rinckey appears on YNN as he surprises Air Force Staff Sgt. Colleen Bushnell with a train ride and exclusive tickets to the premiere of “The Invisible War” in New York City. The documentary won the …

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Veterans Return From War to Find Jobs Gone

Members of the National Guard and Reserve sign up to serve our country as needed, and when they return home many expect to find their civilian jobs waiting for them. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Andrae Evans was an …

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Nidal Hasan, Fort Hood Shooting Suspect, Barred From Court for Beard

A judge has barred Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Army psychiatrist charged in a deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood, from military court because he still has a beard. Judge Col. Gregory Gross told Hasan on Tuesday that he could not attend …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

Tully Rinckey Family and Matrimonial Attorney Barbara King appears on WGNA to provide legal guidance to listeners. This week Mrs. King talks about hiding funds from a spouse during a marriage and divorce, why legal separation is not divorce and …

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Colonel Spared Prison for Fraud, Bigamy

A U.S. Army colonel has been sentenced to a reprimand and $300,000 fine for defrauding the government to help his Iraqi lover’s family, officials said. Col. James H. Johnson III, former commander of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, was …

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The Daily Gazette

Fines No Longer Bring in Surplus in Schenectady County Town Courts

There was a time when justice seemed to pay dividends in Rotterdam. The Town Court brought in fines in excess of $1.09 million in 2006, with just under half this sum going directly to the general fund to help control …

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Outrage Over Perceived Light Sentence for Convicted Colonel

Servicemembers and legal experts around the world reacted with outrage and scorn Friday to what many regarded as an exceptionally light sentence for an Army colonel convicted of fraud, adultery, bigamy and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman. Col. …

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Army Times

Spouse Has Most to Lose if Colonel is Found Guilty, She Says

If Col. James H. Johnson is convicted of the charges against him, sentences under military law can include a dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and confinement for five years. But the future is also uncertain for Johnson’s …

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Ask the Lawyer – Neil A.G. McPhie

By Neil A.G. McPhie Q: My daughter is ill and I need to be home to care for her. Can an agency deny a request for unpaid leave to care for a family member? A: While the Family and Medical …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Tom Carr

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal attorney Tom Carr appears on WGNA’s Ask the Lawyer’s and provides guidance for listeners on issues such as pleading not guilty, impersonating a police officer and why “finders keepers” can land someone in a whole lot …

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Fewer Fed Employees Quitting, More Stuck in Hostile Work Environments

By Mathew B. Tully Many federal employees will probably remember 2011 as the year of no escape. With federal agencies either hitting the brakes on hiring or implementing draconian cuts, federal employees increasingly found themselves stuck in work environments that …

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Ask the Lawyer: May My Bumper Sticker Poke Fun At The President?

By Mathew B. Tully Generally, service members are permitted to brandish on their personal vehicles bumper stickers that espouse a political viewpoint. However, they could end up driving down the wrong road if the bumper sticker insults the president. Service members …

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Ask the Lawyer: But He Started It!

By Mathew B. Tully Q: I got into a fistfight at a bar. He threw the first punch. Can I avoid an assault conviction by saying I was defending myself? A: No one holds a monopoly on the defense of self-defense. …

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Ask the Lawyer: Timing Matters in Fighting Auto Repossessions

By Mathew B. Tully Q: Can a creditor repossess my car while I’m on active duty? A: When it comes to the repossession of a motor vehicle that a service member purchased under a financing contract, timing is important. Generally, …

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Albany Times Union

Robert J. Rock Joins as Senior Counsel at Tully Rinckey PLLC

Robert J. Rock joined as senior counsel in the firms’ bankruptcy practice. Rock has been practicing law for more than 30 years, representing clients on both sides of the bankruptcy table. For the past 12 years, Rock operated his solo …

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Protect Your Trade Secrets: Loopholes in Employment Contracts

And they’re off! With the economy rousing from its recession-induced slumber, employers are returning to hiring mode and employees are quitting their jobs in increasing numbers. In 2011, 22.2 million private sector workers quit their jobs, up seven per cent …

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Attorney Graig Zappia Joins the i-Sight.com Team of Panelists

Tully Rinckey PLLC Employment and Civil Litigation Attorney Graig Zappia joins the i-sight.com team of panelists. i-sight.com is a website which covers business related topics such as HR investigations, anti-bribery, corporate compliance and ethics. Mr. Zappia has been called on …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Lori Bovee

Tully Rinckey PLLC family and matrimonial attorney Lori Bovee appears on WGNA’s Ask the Lawyers to provide legal guidance for listeners. Ms. Bovee explains the law as it pertains to child custody, pre-marital real estate in a divorce and paternity …

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Housing Market Balancing Out Across Region

The residential real estate market in upstate New York is showing some promising signs. Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Dave Lucas reports… The burst of the so-called “housing bubble” in late 2007 sent the real estate market into a spin… a …

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Albany Times Union

People on the Move – Robert Rock

Robert J. Rock joined as senior counsel in the firms’ bankruptcy practice. Rock has been practicing law for more than 30 years, representing clients on both sides of the bankruptcy table. For the past 12 years, Rock operated his solo …

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Holiday Guilt: Have a Terrible (as in Wonderful) Time!

This Memorial Day is shaping up to be one of the worst (i.e. best) ever for Washington, D.C., a.k.a. the City of The Worried Well. D.C. does very, very well when times are good, but we shine (as in prosper and …

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CBS 6 Albany, NY

Robert Rock Provides Tips for Those Looking into Bankruptcy

Tully Rinckey bankruptcy attorney and CBS 6 Answers Team member Robert Rock appears live on CBS 6 to provide free guidance to those considering, going through or coming out of bankruptcy.

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JD Supra

What You Need to Know About LGBT Marriage

When President Obama announced his support for gay marriage earlier this month, he was echoing a sentiment that more and more Americans have come to believe that LGBT citizens have the same right to formalize their love in law as …

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BIG Weekly Announcements

Neil McPhie – Ask the Lawyer

By Neil A.G. McPhie Q: What do you do if you accuse an agency of racial discrimination and it responds with some bogus explanation? A: Agencies usually respond to allegations of discrimination made in Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaints with …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Michael Macomber

Tully Rinckey Employment Attorney Michael Macomber appears on WGNA to provide employment law guidance to listeners who wrote in with concern’s over non complete clauses in contracts, overtime pay and minimum wage rules.

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JD Supra

The Rising Cost of Going Bankrupt

Bankruptcy is the last lifeline for consumers facing insurmountable debts, but it still comes at a price. Between 200,000 and one million American consumers are estimated to be unable to afford the cost of filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, according tonew …

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What You Need to Know About LGBT Marriage

When President Obama announced his support for gay marriage earlier this month, he was echoing a sentiment that more and more Americans have come to believe that LGBT citizens have the same right to formalize their love in law as …

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Michael Macomber Discusses Prom Night DWI Precautions

Tully Rinckey Criminal Defense Attorney Michael Macomber appears on the Fox 23 Morning Show to warn teenagers on the different consequences they could face should they make one wrong move on Prom Night, Graduation Night or even any night for …

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The Rising Cost of Going Bankrupt

Bankruptcy is the last lifeline for consumers facing insurmountable debts, but it still comes at a price. Between 200,000 and one million American consumers are estimated to be unable to afford the cost of filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, according tonew …

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CBS 6 Albany, NY

Robert Rock Provides Bankruptcy Resource Page

Robert Rock provides CBS viewers with a Bankruptcy Resource Page which allows them to learn and understand bankruptcy before, during and after they file. The following links provide useful, ethical and, for the most part, free advice, information, and services …

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CBS 6 Albany, NY

Robert Rock Joins the CBS 6 Answers Team

A long-time ally of distressed and insolvent businesses and individuals throughout New York’s Capital Region, Bob is the Senior Counsel of Tully Rinckey PLLC’s bankruptcy practice. He came to the firm with over three decades of legal experience. Bob’s objective …

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Todays Honoree

Today’s Honoree is Mathew Tully

Mat founded his law firm in his kitchen in 2004. He has built it to be a multi-million dollar firm in 3 states. In March he left it all behind to serve his country. Mat is a Lt. Col. in …

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Business Review

People on the Move – Robert Rock

Date added: May 14, 2012 Submission Type: New Hire Current employer: Tully Rinckey PLLC Current title/position: Of Counsel Industry: Legal Services Position department: Legal Previous Employer: Law Office of Robert J. Rock Duties/responsibilities: Rock represents creditors and debtors in Chapter …

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Wal-mart Owes Millions to Employees Cheated of Overtime Pay

Wal-Mart is known for its low prices, but the company’s most recent headlines highlight its low wages. The retail giant has agreed to pay its current and former employees nearly $4.83 million in unpaid overtime following an investigation by the …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

Tully Rinckey Family & Matrimonial attorney Barbara King appears on WGNA to provide legal guidance for listeners on concerns surrounding child custody living arrangements, inheritance in a divorce and child custody payments.

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CBS 6 Albany, NY

Michael Macomber Discusses Prom Night Mistakes & Consequences

Tully Rinckey Criminal Defense Attorney Michael Macomber appears on CBS 6 to warn all high school students of the dangers of poor choices on prom night. Macomber explains how one poor choice can lead to loss of student loan eligibility, …

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Pilots Could Be Punished After Speaking Up About Deadly F-22 Fleet

Two US Air Force pilots who spoke out against unresolved issues onboard the multi-million dollar F-22 Raptor fleet may face punishment from the Pentagon, even though they are covered under the Whistleblower Protection Act. Despite ongoing reports of malfunctions with …

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Albany Times Union

Missing Man’s Mess Leaves Fence Amiss

Jim Messmer went missing. He disappeared, vanished into the ether. Where was Jim Messmer? What had happened to him? Those were questions asked by Michael and Kim Cerone, a couple from Niskayuna who knew Messmer as the amiable man who had put up their …

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Visions

On the Move – David A. Fallon

David A. Fallon, law clerk promoted to title of associate after passing the New York State bar examination.

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CBS 6 Albany, NY

Robert J. Rock Joins CBS 6 Answers Team

Tully Rinckey Senior Bankruptcy Counsel Bob Rock joined the CBS 6 Answers Team Wednesday night to take free live calls from viewers who had questions on bankruptcy. Bob Rock will be back on Wednesday May 23rd from 5:00pm – 7:00pm …

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Greg Rinckey Discusses Possibility of Occupy Albany Class Action Lawsuit

Tully Rinckey managing partner Greg Rinckey is called on by the Capital Region’s #1 station WNYT-13 to provide legal analysis after a number of occupiers look to file a class action lawsuit against the New York State Police for allegedly …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Tom Carr

Tully Rinckey’s criminal defense attorney Tom Carr appears on WGNA’s Ask the Lawyers to provide guidance on shoplifting, standing your ground and youth drug possession.

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Former Army JAG Greg Rinckey Provides Legal Analysis of Soldier Who Died on Skype

Military Lawyer and former Army JAG Attorney Greg Rinckey is called on by CNN to provide live perspective on a mysterious investigation surrounding the death of U.S. soldier after he collapses while speaking to his wife via Skype.  Rinckey weighs …

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Albany Times Union

Prenups: What Every Bride Should Know

It’s probably the last thing you want to think about when you’re planning a wedding. What if, at some point after saying “I do,” one or both of you decide they don’t? A prenuptial agreement, a legal document basically outlining …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Lori Bovee

Tully Rinckey’s Lori Bovee appears on WGNA to provide guidance for listener’s who have complicated family and matrimonial questions.

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Spotlight News

Laws Target Social Media Privacy

You’ve heard of employers asking for resumes and references, but Facebook passwords? A growing number of employers around the country are demanding that current and prospective employees fork over the passwords to their social media profiles. Which begs the question, …

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JD Supra

Employment Rights for America’s Returning Veterans

Mathew Tully, from the Tully Rinckey law firm in New York, says that former members of the military have an advantage in getting hired by the federal government. The Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) allows veterans to obtain hiring preference …

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Managing Distressed Real Estate Deals: Be Prepared!

As an attorney who devotes much of my practice to real estate law, I would liken the real estate market in the past 10 years to a bell curve-or perhaps more aptly-a roller coaster track-that began on level enough ground …

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CBS 6 Albany, NY

Employers Asking for Facebook Password – What’s Ahead

Tully Rinckey’s employment attorney Graig Zappia is called on by CBS 6 to weigh in on an Albany County Legislators’ move to ban county employers from asking prospective county employees from asking for social media information. The controversial issue is …

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Marine Corps Times

Shifting Guidelines Prompt Calls for ROE Reform

The Afghan man captured on a grainy surveillance video was a known insurgent. And there he was — again — digging a hole for a homemade mine beneath a well-traveled dirt road in Helmand province. Several Marines in a nearby …

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Suit Over Veteran’s Job Status Before Deployment May Proceed

Originally posted in New York Law Journal A National Guardsman who left his job to serve in Iraq can sustain an employment action because questions remain as to whether he was an independent contractor and whether he would have been …

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State Ordered to Pay Legal Fees for Withholding Data

Originally posted in New York Law Journal Six months after the Court of Appeals unanimously chastised New York state for improperly withholding public information, a judge has ordered the state to pay $51,288 in attorney fees. But the judge, Supreme …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

Tully Rinckey’s Barbara King appears on WGNA for the “Ask the Lawyers” segment and provides guidance on divorce, paternal rights and a child’s surname.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Thomas Carr

Tully Rinckey’s criminal attorney Tom Carr answers listener’s questions on WGNA regarding issues surrounding the slow legal process, searches and protection.

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My Other Life – Michael Macomber

Michael Macomber Job: Associate attorney at Tully Rinckey PLLC Age: 30 Passion outside of work: Providing foster care for dogs and puppies. Michael Macomber and his wife, Deanndra, always have a lot of dogs in their Niskayuna home. That’s because the couple have …

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Outside Employment May Lead to Blown Federal Careers

With President Barack Obama proposing to end a two-year pay freeze for federal employees, some fiscal relief may be in sight for them. It won’t be much, though. The proposed federal civilian across-the-board pay increase is only 0.5 percent. It’s …

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Method, Intent Shape Illegal-Entry Charges

Q: I got in trouble for going into a friend’s home without his permission while he was away. What’s the difference among burglary, housebreaking and unlawful entry? A: Even government prosecutors have a hard time differentiating these offenses. In fact, …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Graig Zappia

Tully Rinckey’s Graig Zappia stops by WGNA for the Ask the Lawyers segment and provides legal guidance for listeners on wills, title insurance and working overtime without getting paid.

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Associated Press

Army Reserve Reprimands Soldier who Backed Paul

Greg Rinckey’s military law analysis used in this Associated Press Article was picked up by 350+ local and national news sites across the world including the Washington Post, Washington Examiner, Boston Globe, MSNBC, Taiwan News, Stars and Stripes and world …

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Employment Attorney Michael Macomber Discusses MegaMillions Jackpot Legal Perspective

Tully Rinckey’s employment attorney Michael Macomber appears live on CBS 6 to discuss how to protect yourself in office lottery pools now that people are catching Mega Millions Fever.

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Thomas Carr Comments on Albany Gang Drug Ring Bust

Tully Rinckey’s Criminal Attorney Tom Carr appears on WNYT-13 after he is called on by the courts to serve as defense counsel for 1 of the 52 charged in a large scale drug probe conducted by the Attorney Generals office. …

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Facebook Password Security from Prospective Employers

Employment law attorney Michael Macomber is called on by CBS 6 to provide perspective surrounding employers request for social media passwords from prospective employees and concerns about privacy.

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Former Army JAG Lisa Windsor Discusses Robert Bales Murder Trial

UCMJ Attorney Lisa Windsor appears on C-SPAN’s Washington Business Journal program to provide analysis and field viewer questions regarding the high profiled murder case of Staff Sergeant Robert Bales who is accused of killing 17 Afghanistan civilians.

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Army Sergeant Charged in Afghan Massacre

Tully Rinckey’s Lisa Windsor provides analysis for Associated Press Television in the case of an Army soldier who is accused of murdering 17 Afghanistan Civilians.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Michael Macomber

Tully Rinckey’s Michael Macomber stops by the WGNA studios and makes an appearance on the Ask the Lawyers segment to provide guidance to listener’s employment law questions and concerns.

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US Afghan Shooting Trial to be ‘Long Process’

A top US Army general has said that the case against US soldier Robert Bales, charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder over the pre-dawn massacre of Afghan villagers, is set to be a “long process”. General Lloyd Austin, the deputy …

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Marine Should Not be Punished for Anti-Obama Facebook Posts

A Marine who said he would not follow an unlawful order from President Obama should not be dismissed, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) said Friday. Hunter, a Marine reservist who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, said Marine Sgt. Gary Stein should not …

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Marine Still Outspoken Despite Facing Dismissal

The story was picked up by hundreds and hundreds of national and local news agencies across the world including ABC News, Boston Globe, CBS News, Yahoo News, Military Times Publications, Miami Herald and Times Union. A Marine facing dismissal for …

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Army Times

Army Improves Help for Sexual Assault Victims

Pvt. Jessica Kenyon was in the Army from 2005 to 2006. In that short time, she says she was raped twice and also forcibly groped by three fellow soldiers. She stayed silent because she feared retaliation and being ostracized, she …

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Running on Empty

Amir Salman and Faiza Warsi never thought their dream of coming to America and opening a business would end this way. The Getty gas station in Delmar has been operated by Salman since it opened in 1989, after he came …

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How Staff Sgt. Bales’ Lawyers are Fighting for His Life

Lawyers for Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, suspected of killing 16 Afghan civilians, will likely mount a two-pronged defense, military law experts say, attacking the evidence against him while also arguing that his reported combat injuries and mental trauma created …

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Albany Times Union

CFO Jeremy Noble Joins Panel to Offer Tax Return Advice

Local accountants manned the phones and monitored the internet on Tuesday night at the Times Union to provide tax help as the April 17 filing deadline nears. It was the second consecutive year that the newspaper partnered with the Northeast Chapter of …

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Former Army JAG Lisa Windsor Discusses Afghan Civilian Shootings

Military Defense attorney Lisa Windsor appears on CCTV to to discuss possible convictions for Robert Bales, who is being charged with killing Afghan civilians.

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Michael Macomber Discusses New Americans with Disabilities Act Regulations

Tully Rinckey’s Michael Macomber weighs in on WNYT-13 regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act newest regulations that went into effect for businesses on March 15th.

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Military Attorney Greg Rinckey Discusses Whats Next in Afghan Civilian Shooting Case

Tully Rinckey’s Managing Partner Greg Rinckey appears on CNN to provide military law analysis surrounding Army Sgt. Robert Bales who is accused of killing sixteen in Afghanistan. The interview hit the CNN Wire where it was picked up by more …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Jennifer Corcoran

Tully Rinckey’s family and matrimonial attorney Jennifer Corcoran appears on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” segment to provide legal guidance to listeners for their marriage and family concerns.

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Motive Remains a Mystery

Like thousands of other American soldiers, Robert Bales joined the army after the September 11th attacks. And like many of those troops, he found himself serving multiple deployments in two different wars while he dealt with injuries both physical and …

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Woman Alleges Police Illegally Strip Searched Her

A California woman is filing suit against Imperial County and a sheriff’s sergeant for what she alleges was an improper strip search. Earlier this year, plaintiff Ana Hicks alleged in court documents that she was falsely arrested and subjected to the …

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A Look at Military Justice in Afghan Killing Case

Featured on 650+ news sites around the world including: ABC News CBS News MSNBC NPR US News and World Report Huffington Post Washington Post Boston Globe Yahoo News Google News Verizon News Miami Herald San Francisco Chronicle Anchorage Daily News …

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Woman Alleges Police Illegally Strip Searched Her

A California woman is filing suit against Imperial County and a sheriff’s sergeant for what she alleges was an improper strip search. Earlier this year, plaintiff Ana Hicks alleged in court documents that she was falsely arrested and subjected to the …

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Washington Business Journal

People on the Move – Mark Roth

Date added: March 12, 2012 Submission Type: New Hire Current employer: Tully Rinckey PLLC Current title/position: Union Development Specialist & Senior Counsel Industry: Legal Services Position department: Legal Previous Employer: AFGE Previous title/position: General Counsel Duties/responsibilities: As union development specialist …

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Attorney Makes a Good Case for an MBA

A look at Greg T. Rinckey’s professional history makes it clear that he is a modern-day Renaissance man. He started out as as a firefighter, and doggedly pursued his dream of becoming an attorney. Along the way, he sandwiched in …

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Ask The Lawyer: Computer Misuse Can Compromise Security Clearance

Q: How bad is it for me to use my government computer for non-work matters? A: There is a type of computer program called a “Trojan horse.” It usually comes to users as a benign message or link, but once …

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Saratoga Judge’s Ski Injury Case Chills Teenage Snowboarder

The time: The morning of the day after Thanksgiving. The place: The Gore Mountain ski resort in North Creek. The scenario: A 17-year-old snowboarder slides down the mountain. He misjudges the path of a skier beneath him. The snowboarder and …

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Former Federal Union Lawyer Joins Firm

Mark Roth, who was general counsel to the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) for 27 years, is coming out of retirement to serve as a union development specialist and senior counsel for the law firm of Tully Rinckey. Roth …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Thomas Carr

Tully Rinckey’s Tom Carr stops by WGNA and appears on the “Ask the Lawyer” segment to provide criminal law guidance to listeners on the issues they are facing.

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Graig Zappia Discusses New York STAR Program

Tully Rinckey’s Graig Zappia appears on CBS 6 to enlighten homeowners on New York States STAR program deadline. Basic STAR program enrollees do not have to reapply; however, those in the Enhanced STAR Program must reapply every year or they …

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Army Times

Ask the Lawyer: Education Interrupted by Service? Know Your Rights

Q: I recently started attending college and am really enjoying it. I also serve in the National Guard. I’ve heard some professors grumble about students missing classes because of military obligations. I’m a little worried about what will happen to …

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Washington Area Appointments and Promotions: Week of Feb. 27

Tully Rinckey of the District appointed Vijay Mani law clerk.

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Terrence Howard Forced to Pay $50K in Ugly Divorce Battle

Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin. Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva. Denise Richards and Charlie Sheen. Liza Minnelli and David Gest. When Hollywood couples break up, the result is often a made-for-the-tabloids legal fight. Now another couple is in the running …

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Graig Zappia Discusses Social Media Executors Legislation

Albany, NY Estate Planning attorney Graig Zappia of Tully Rinckey provides estate planning advice to CBS 6 viewers after a downstate Assemblyman is proposing a bill that would require people to appoint a social media proxy, or executor, in their …

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People on the Move – David Fallon

Date added: February 27, 2012 Submission Type: Promotion Current employer: Tully Rinckey PLLC Current title/position: Associate Industry: Legal Services Position department: Legal Duties/responsibilities: Fallon passed the New York State Bar examination and now holds the title of associate. He focuses …

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Lisa Windsor Discusses Danny Chen Military Hazing Suicide Case

UCMJ Court Martial Attorney Lisa Windsor provides Military Law analysis on the Danny Chen suicide case. 8 soldiers are facing charges after Danny Chen committed suicide after repeated hazing based on his Chinese-American race.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Jennifer Corcoran

Tully Rinckey’s Jennifer Corcoran stops by WGNA for the “Ask the Lawyer” segment and provides legal guidance to listeners who are facing tough legal challenges in the area of divorce, living arrangements and other family matters.

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Albany Law Firm Plans Syracuse Expansion

An Albany-based law firm with its sights set on nationwide offices in the next five years will set up its next location in Syracuse. Tully Rinckey PLLC plans to open its local office in April with three attorneys and expects …

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Greg Rinckey Discusses Cell Phone Spy Software Legalities

Cell Phone Spying – Legal or Illegal? Albany, NY Lawyer Greg Rinckey of Tully Rinckey provides some legal perspective for a Fox23 special report on the controversial practice of cell phone spying, monitoring, and hacking. Greg Rinckey explains how the …

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Washington Business Journal

Vijay Mani – People on the Move

Date added: February 15, 2012 Submission Type: New Hire Current employer: Tully Rinckey PLLC Current title/position: Law Clerk Industry: Legal Services Position department: Legal Duties/responsibilities: Vijay Mani will assist attorneys in preparing various court documents, advisory memorandums and research on …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Graig Zappia

Graig Zappia appears on WGNA’s Ask the Lawyer segment to answer listener’s questions on employment and real estate related legal matters.

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Thomas Carr Discusses New York DWI Laws and Loopholes

Albany NY Criminal Lawyer Tom Carr of Tully Rinckey sits down with WTEN’s Lydia Kulbida in a special report to discuss DWI laws in New York State. Tom addresses questions about inconsistencies in the DMV and how they keep their …

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Albany Law Firm Looking to Shake Up Local Legal Scene

If you’re a lawyer, check your mailbox for a letter from Mathew Tully. Tully, partner in Tully Rinckey PLLC in Albany, is looking to hire five attorneys to open an office in the Syracuse area. It won’t be downtown, he …

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Graig Zappia Discusses $25 Billion Mortgage Settlement

President Barack Obama announced a 25 billion dollar settlement between the federal government and big banks after the housing bubble crisis. Albany NY Real Estate Lawyer Graig Zappia provides legal perspective on what this means for homeowners and their mortgage.

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Hazing Trial is Attributed to Influence of Politician

The civilian attorney for a second Hawaii Marine charged with hazing leading up to the suicide of Lance Cpl. Harry Lew in Afghanistan said Monday the only reason his client is on trial is because Lew’s aunt Judy Chu is …

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Thomas Carr Discusses I-90 Car Chase

Albany NY Criminal Defense Attorney Tom Carr provides criminal law perspective surrounding the legalities of a high speed chase on the Thruway I-90.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Lori Bovee

Tully Rinckey associate Lori Bovee appears on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” segment and answers listener’s questions on divorce, custody rights and property agreements.

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CBS 6 Albany, NY

Social Media Executors Legislation

Tully Rinckey’s Graig Zappia provides estate planning advice to CBS 6 viewers after a downstate Assemblyman is proposing a bill that would require people to appoint a social media proxy in their will to handle all accounts after they pass …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Thomas Carr

Tully Rinckey’s Tom Carr appears on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” to answer listener’s criminal law questions.

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Sanctuary for Independent Media’s Director Hopes to Build Positive Relationship with City

More details have emerged about the settlement reached between the City of Troy and the Sanctuary for Independent Media, which include $5,000 payment to the sanctuary and a potential $50,000 matching grant from the city for neighborhood improvements. The settlement, …

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Does the Robo-Signing Settlement Go Far Enough?

Several of the largest financial institutions in the country may agree to a settlement that could provide compensation to as many as a million homeowners for improper foreclosure proceedings. The announcement of the potential deal was made earlier this month by U.S. …

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CBS 6 Albany, NY

Thomas Carr Discusses Acquittal of George Mott

Tully Rinckey’s Tom Carr is called on by CBS 6 to provide criminal law analysis for a high profiled murder case in Troy after a jury acquits George Mott III of 2nd degree murder.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

Tully Rinckey’s Barbara King appears on WGNA’s ‘Ask the Lawyers’ to provide legal perspective on parental rights and obligations as well as divorce.

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Thomas Carr Discusses George Mott Murder Trial

Judge Ceresia has dismissed both motions for a mistrial in the George Mott murder trial. Jury deliberations are now underway. The first motion was based on a juror supposedly bringing a dictionary into the deliberation room. The second motion involved …

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Facebook ‘Invisible’ Sharing Worries Privacy Advocates

As Facebook officials unveiled dozens of new applications this week for automatic sharing of profile content, privacy advocates warn that users should worry not only about what is openly shared, but also about what they claim is shared behind-the-scenes to …

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Marines Caught Degrading Taliban Corpses

A Youtube video has recently surfaced showing four US Marine solders urinating on Taliban corpses – an act that appears to violate international laws of warfare and further strains US-Afghan relations. They are from the 3rd battalion, 2nd marines unit. …

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Marines Caught Degrading Taliban Corpses

A Youtube video has recently surfaced showing four US Marine solders urinating on Taliban corpses – an act that appears to violate international laws of warfare and further strains US-Afghan relations. They are from the 3rd battalion, 2nd marines unit. …

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Report Says Nearly 1 in 3 Youths Arrested by Age 23

A recently released study claims that nearly 1 in 3 U.S. youths will be arrested for a non-traffic offense by age 23. The report, which was published on the site Pediatrics in December of last year, says that as many as …

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Marines Caught Degrading Taliban Corpses

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said today the Marines videotaped urinating on Taliban corpses will be punished “to the fullest extent.” Military legal expert Mathew Tully, a lieutenant colonel in the New York National Guard, told the Stars and Stripes that punishment needs to …

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Hearings Set in Chinese-American Soldier’s Death in Afghanistan

Legal proceedings will begin Sunday in the death of a Chinese-American soldier believed to have committed suicide in Afghanistan after allegedly being hazed by his fellow soldiers, the Army says. The Article 32 hearings, which would determine whether there was enough …

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Serving Those Who Served: New York State Bar Association Offers Program on How to Represent Military Veterans

Expert Panels Explore Growing Legal Needs, Impact of Military Culture and Opportunities to Help Addressing a growing need for veterans’ legal services, the New York State Bar Association’s Special Committee on Veterans is presenting a daylong program on preparing attorneys …

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Panetta Assures Afghans of Full Probe Into Marine Video

Pentagon leaders scrambled Thursday to contain damage from an Internet video purporting to show four Marines urinating on Taliban corpses — an act that appears to violate international laws of warfare and further strains U.S.-Afghan relations. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta …

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DOD Out to Stem Backlash from Incendiary Video

U.S. officials scrambled Thursday to temper backlash from a video appearing to show Marines urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters, an incendiary act that could again inflame anti-American sentiment throughout the Muslim world. Top Pentagon leaders issued a series …

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Tom Carr Comments on Cohoes Murder Case and Mark Richardson Arrest

Albany Criminal Defense Lawyer Tom Carr of Tully Rinckey provides criminal law perspective surrounding a murder case involving an elderly Cohoes man being beaten to death by crack cocaine-addict Mark Richardson.

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Kudos from Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce

The American Bar Association held its 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. The winning short video can be seen here:

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Jennifer Corcoran

Tully Rinckey’s Jennifer Corcoran sits down over at WGNA and answers listeners questions on child custody and divorce for the weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment

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Going From Soldier to Citizen

Dalia Nesmith says she always felt like an American, even as she grew up in a family of illegal immigrants in the United States. Living between Mexico and the United States, Nesmith held on to her Mexican heritage, but also …

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Going From U.S. Soldier to U.S. Citizen

Dalia Nesmith says she always felt like an American, even as she grew up in a family of illegal immigrants in the United States. Living between Mexico and the United States, Nesmith held on to her Mexican heritage, but also …

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Michael Macomber – People on the Move

Date added: January 5, 2012 Submission Type: Professional Recognition Current employer: Tully Rinckey PLLC Current title/position: Associate attorney Industry: Legal Services Position department: Legal Reason for being recognized: Macomber was re-elected chairman of the Schenectady County Bar Association’s young lawyers …

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Barbara King – People on the Move

Date added: January 5, 2012 Submission Type: Professional Recognition Current employer: Tully Rinckey PLLC Current title/position: Partner Industry: Legal Services Position department: Legal Reason for being recognized: King was reappointed chair of the pro bono committee of the Schenectady County …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Thomas Carr

Tully Rinckey’s Tom Carr provides legal guidance to some very tough questions on bench warrants, juvenile records and double jeopardy from listener’s on this weeks “Ask the Lawyer” segment on WGNA.

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Reflecting on 2011, and Federal Employees’ Unsung Performance

By Mathew B. Tully With the end of the year comes the opportunity to reflect on the events and accomplishments of the last 12 months. For many federal employees, it also means having their supervisors look back on the work …

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Rainier Shooting Suspect’s Army Discharge Does Not Bar VA Benefits

The former soldier who allegedly killed a ranger at Mount Rainier National Park Sunday likely was eligible for veterans benefits, according to documents that explain how soldiers with misconduct discharges like him can obtain services at Veterans Administration hospitals. Shooting …

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