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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Jennifer Corcoran, Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC family and matrimonial attorney Jennifer Corcoran, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. Corcoran provides insight on custody, inheritance and child support questions.

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Congress Passes Major Military Sex Assault Reform

By Rebecca Ruiz, Contributor The Senate passed a bill Thursday that contains several important changes to how the military handles sexual assault within its ranks. The legislation was included in the National Defense Authorization Act, an annual spending bill that …

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Agencies reluctant to show cards, undermine due process in hiring

These days, private sector employers want more information about job candidates, aside from what has been provided through normal channels, such as résumés. A 2012 CareerBuilder survey found that almost two out of five employers researched job candidates on social …

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New wage policies favor employers

By Graig F. Zappia A major debate over wages appears to be brewing for 2014.While many workers will be looking for higher minimum wages, they must also be on the lookout for new employer policies that could make it financially …

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Albany Fisher House thanks Tully Rinckey PLLC for Ham Dinner Donation

On behalf of all the guests, veterans and their families of the Albany, New York Fisher House, I would like to thank the employees of Tully Rinckey PLLC for their continuous support. Your donation of two spiral hams, potatoes and …

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WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Lori Hoffman, Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Lori Hoffman, Esq., answered listener questions on WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. Hoffman provides insight on DWI charges and search and seizure laws.

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False travel records may equal larceny

By, Mathew B. Tully Q. What kind of trouble could a service member get in for submitting false travel records? A. By tricking the government into paying bogus travel-related expenses, troops are stealing from their country, and can be charged …

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Stratton VA Medical Center’s Fisher House Receives Ham Dinner from Tully Rinckey PLLC

Firm Continues Support of Veterans and Their Families during the Holiday Season December 23, 2013 – Albany, N.Y. – Continuing its long-standing tradition of supporting veterans during the holiday season, Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to announce that it has …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Robert J. Rock, Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC bankruptcy law attorney Robert Rock, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Mr. Rock provides insight on a multitude of bankruptcy law questions.  

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Gives Dictionaries-Thesauruses to School Students

Donation Represents another Community Support Effort Funded by the Firm’s “Jeans and Sneakers” Initiative December 19, 2013 – Syracuse, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC, in partnership with the Corporate Volunteer Council of Central New York, today literally spread the word …

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Questions surround fatal crash case

WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WIVB) – A lot of questions have come up about a high-profile case involving a man accused of driving drunk when he was involved in a deadly crash. Robert Styn is the driver charged with DWI, after …

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Lawmakers Want to Restore Due Process to Feds in ‘Sensitive’ National Security Positions

A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced a bill to provide due process to federal employees in positions deemed national security “sensitive,” a right stripped away by a federal court earlier this year. Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., who chairs the …

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Non-critical, Sensitive Position Debate Spills over to Congress, Supreme Court

Last month marked the four-year anniversary of my departure from the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), which I chaired from December 2003 to November 2009. My tenure on the Board, which began with my appointment from President George W. …

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Foreign Influence and Your Security Clearance

Foreign Contacts Contact with foreign nationals is one of the top reasons that security clearances are denied, suspended, or revoked. The concern agencies have is whether there is anything about your contact that could lead you to compromise classified information. …

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Holiday shop lifting on the rise

ALBANY — The season for giving is also the season for taking, that’s according to the National Retail Federation. They say shop lifting is costing retailers over 3 billion dollars this holiday season, and it’s you the shopper that’s footing …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King, Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC family and matrimonial attorney Barbara King, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. King provides insight on legal separation, child support and division of property.

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Naval Academy head must testify about his court-martial decision in alleged rape case

A military judge Thursday ordered the superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy to appear in court next month to answer questions about his decision to put two former Navy football players on trial for an alleged rape. Putting Vice Adm. …

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Charges against Edison Tech Students Arrested for Standing on Sidewalk Dismissed

December 11, 2013 – Rochester, N.Y. – Rochester City Court Judge Teresa D. Johnson today dismissed the disorderly conduct charges against three Edison Tech varsity basketball team members who were arrested on Nov. 27 while waiting on a sidewalk for …

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Charges dismissed against Edison Tech students

The disorderly conduct charges filed against three Edison Tech basketball players were dismissed by City Court Judge Teresa D. Johnson Wednesday. The move was expected, as Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley announced last week she would request the dismissal …

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Cell phone crime tracking: How far police can go

ALBANY — GPS technology can be extremely helpful to law enforcement looking for suspects of a crime. Police often use cell phone usage to help piece together their investigations. But today’s smart phones are much more than devices for talking. …

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FBI investigating Upstate Medical administrators’ compensation, sources say

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The FBI and federal prosecutors are investigating whether top Upstate Medical University administrators illegally received extra pay, intensifying a scandal that has already resulted in resignations, according to three sources. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Syracuse recently …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Lincy Jacob, Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Lincy Jacob, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. Hoffman provides insight on DUI sentencing, misdemeanor charges and youthful offender status.

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WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Lori Hoffman, Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Lori Hoffman, Esq., answered listener questions on WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. Hoffman provides insight on psychological evaluation for DUI and DUI sentencing.

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Life as an informant: ‘Folks end up getting burned’

Sometimes, things don’t end well for informants. Air Force Office of Special Investigations agents “have no authority to protect any of their sources, who are usually already in trouble or labeled as misfits or as a troublemaker,” retired Capt. Christopher …

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What crimes require troops to register as sex offenders?

By, Mathew B. Tully Q. I’ve been charged with a sex crime. If convicted, will I have to register as a sex offender? A. Department of Defense Instruction 1325.07 outlines several types of sex crimes that carry sex offender registration …

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Lawyer: Suspect in Syracuse handyman murder was himself wounded by real gunman

Syracuse, NY — The lawyer for a Syracuse man accused of shooting a handyman to death during an attempted robbery this summer says his client was actually a victim. Defense lawyer Don Kelly today asked a County Court judge to …

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Ex-sailor Graciela Saraiva cleared of mistaken drug charge, but case shows broader problem

By Robert McCartney When I wrote about former Navy reservist Graciela Saraiva three weeks ago, her case was supposed to be closed. I faulted the Navy for refusing to clear the Maryland woman’s military record after it kicked her out …

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Albany County American Legion Acknowledges Tully Rinckey PLLC

November 26, 2013 Dear Partners and Associates, I would like to acknowledge the generosity shown by the Tully Rinckey Law Firm to the Veterans’ of the greater Albany area yesterday when you presented many of them and their families with …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Jennifer Corcoran, Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC family and matrimonial attorney Jennifer Corcoran, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. Corcoran provides insight on order of protection laws, legal separation and divorce laws.

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Viewpoint: Automated record checks won’t catch all security clearance flaws

By GREG RINCKEY When it comes to fixing the nation’s security clearance review process, one problem — the National Security Agency’s reported mining of public and nonpublic data to graph the social connections of certain Americans — can serve as …

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Local business, supermarket hand out turkeys to vets

ALBANY, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC and Hannaford Supermarkets handed out free turkeys to active duty and retired military personnel for Thanksgiving through the fifth annual “Turkeys for Veterans” program on Monday. The turkeys were hand delivered to approximately 200 …

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Free turkeys given to veterans

ALBANY — More than one hundred turkeys were given out to area veterans on Monday. Hannaford Supermarkets and Tully Rinckey PLLC gave the turkeys to active and retired military members as a “thank you” for all they have done. This …

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Local law firm hosts annual Turkeys for Veterans

ALBANY, N.Y. — The Tully Rinckey Law Firm and Hannaford Supermarkets are working together to help put food on the table for those who serve our country. On Monday, staff helped pass out free turkeys to active duty service members …

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Concerns linger after botched rape case

TROY — Holding their feet to the fire. CBS6 News is not dropping the story of a botched rape case out of Rensselaer County, and we’re taking your concerns to the experts to find out how felony rape charges could …

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200 turkeys handed out to service members for Thanksgiving

By Danielle Sanzone, Troy/The Record In an effort to show appreciation for the sacrifices of active duty service members, veterans and their families, Tully Rinckey PLLC and Hannaford Supermarkets provided free turkeys to active duty and retired military personnel for …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Turkeys for Veterans

In an effort to show appreciation for the sacrifices of active duty service members, veterans and their families, Tully Rinckey PLLC and Hannaford Supermarkets will once again provide free turkeys to active duty and retired military personnel this Thanksgiving through …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC speaks with Washington Post about Security Clearance Process

By Joe Davidson Readers speak out on the TSA, civil servants and security clearances The Federal Diary gets lots of reader reaction via e-mail, snail mail and online posts. Some of it is fit to print. Occasionally, we give readers …

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Inadequate Resources Are Turning Fed Employees into MacGyvers

by Mathew B. Tully, Esq. | November 21, 2013 I keep waiting for the day when federal agencies start distributing to employees pencils, paper clips and rubber bands with the expectation that these supplies will be sufficient to make the …

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Air Force officer acquitted of groping, could face military punishment

By Chris Carroll Stars and Stripes ARLINGTON, Va. — The former head of the Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office was acquitted in civilian court Wednesday of assault and battery against a woman who said he had grabbed …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Joins Fight against Breast Cancer

Firm’s “Jeans and Sneakers” Program Funds Donation to Susan G. Komen CNY Affiliate November 20, 2013 – Syracuse, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC is honored to announce that the full-service law firm and its employees have joined the fight against …

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WBLK’s “Ask The Lawyer” – Lori Hoffman, Esq

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Lori Hoffman, Esq., answered listener questions on WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. Hoffman provides insight on drug possession charges, assault charges, and order of protection laws.

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Financial Issues and Your Security Clearance

In this economy, it is not uncommon for individuals to have delinquent debts reflected on their credit report. Credit cards are the most common source of delinquent debts. However, as times become tough, Americans are having problems paying debts such …

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Bethany Schneider Receives Recognition Plaque

Bethany Schneider Date added:November 18, 2013 Submission Type:Promotion Current employer:Tully Rinckey PLLC Current title/position:Director of Recruitment Industry:Legal Services Position level:Director Previous position:Recruiting Administrator Duties/responsibilities:Bethany is responsible for the planning, development and direction of strategic recruitment for first-class attorneys and staff. …

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Air Force could still take action against ex-SAPRO chief acquitted in groping case

A civilian jury on Nov. 13 acquitted the former chief of the Air Force’s Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Office on charges he drunkenly groped a woman outside an Arlington, Va., bar earlier this year. But the trouble might not …

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Casual Fridays at Tully Rinckey PLLC Net $14,000 for Upstate Charities

Firm’s “Jeans and Sneakers” Initiative Boosts Employee Morale and Aids the Community Casual Fridays at Tully Rinckey PLLC Net $14,000 for Upstate Charities Firm’s “Jeans and Sneakers” Initiative Boosts Employee Morale and Aids the Community November 14, 2013 – Albany, …

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Air Force colonel acquitted of assault

Rachel Weiner and Matt Zapotosky | Washington Post A colonel who once headed the Air Force’s sexual assault branch was acquitted Wednesday of an assault charge stemming from an incident this year in which he was accused of groping a …

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WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Lori Hoffman, Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Lori Hoffman, Esq., answered listener questions on WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. Hoffman provides insight on Welfare fraud and possession crimes.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Michael Macomber, Esq

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Michael Macomber, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Mr. Macomber provides insight on numerous employment law topics.

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Northeast past president honored for nonprofit work

BY ANNA RAKOVSKY | Trusted Professional Staff For nearly a decade, Jeremy Noble, a past president of the NYSSCPA’s Northeast Chapter, has lent his financial acumen to nonprofits whose missions may be diverse—the list includes youth organizations and community theater, …

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Punishments for traditional drugs vs. synthetic

By, Mathew B. Tully Q. Does the military more harshly punish service members who use traditional illegal drugs as opposed to synthetic drugs, such as spice? A. The service branches have zero-tolerance policies for the use of illegal drugs or …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Promotes Schneider to Director of Recruitment

Upstate Expansion Spurs Department of Recruitment Rollout, Applicant Screening up 487% in 6 Months   November 12, 2013 – Albany, N.Y. – Much like its tally of offices on the East Coast, the ranks of attorneys and professionals interested in …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC & Hannaford Supermarkets Partner Again for Turkeys for Veterans

                                       November 11, 2013 – Albany, N.Y. – In an effort to show appreciation for the sacrifices of active duty service members, veterans and their …

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Tougher Penalties Take Effect in New York State

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Criminal Defense Attorney Derrick Hogan answers questions about New York State’s new harsher penalties for underage drinking, fake I.D.’s, crimes against law enforcement animals, and school zone crimes.

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Joshua N. Rose, Esq. has joined the law firm of Tully Rinckey PLLC as a senior associate

Joshua Rose Date added:November 6, 2013 Submission Type:New Hire Current employer:Tully Rinckey PLLC Current title/position:Senior Associate Industry:Legal Services Position department:Legal Duties/responsibilities:Joshua N. Rose, Esq. has joined the law firm of Tully Rinckey PLLC as a senior associate, bringing with him …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Employment Law Practice Group Adds Joshua Rose to Its Ranks

November 05, 2013 – Washington, D.C. – Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to announce that Joshua N. Rose has joined the firm as a senior associate, bringing with him over 25 years of representing employees. At the firm’s Washington, D.C. …

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WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Lori Hoffman, Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Lori Hoffman, Esq., answered listener questions on WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. Hoffman explains issues surrounding narcotics crimes as well as criminal charges involving a minor.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Lincy Jacob Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Lincy Jacob, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. Jacob provides insight into assault charges, traffic violations, and license suspensions.

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Tully Rinckey’s Lincy Jacob speaks with Albany Times Union about changes to NY traffic laws

Written by Michael Virtanen Associated Press ALBANY — New York this week outlawed texting or talking on handheld cellphones by commercial drivers at stoplights or in traffic jams, restrictions that don’t apply to other drivers. The law that took effect Monday …

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Plate reader installed at intersection

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A mission to curb crime is taking a new turn in the Queen City. Officials have now installed license plate scanners at the intersection of Bailey and Broadway. That neighborhood has seen a lot of crime, …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” – Robert Rock Esq.

“Tully Rinckey PLLC bankruptcy attorney Robert Rock, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Mr. Rock addresses chapter 7 bankruptcy, debt obligations, and corporate bankruptcy.”

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WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer.” – Lori Hoffman Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Lori Hoffman, Esq., answered listener questions on WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. Hoffman provides insight into fighting stolen property charges and first-time criminal offenses.

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Truckers face fines for phoning in NY traffic jams

Written by Michael Virtanen Associated Press ALBANY — New York this week outlawed texting or talking on handheld cellphones by commercial drivers at stoplights or in traffic jams, restrictions that don’t apply to other drivers. The law that took effect Monday …

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Misuse of IT Systems and Your Security Clearance

Post by Greg Rinckey Misuse of information technology systems, whether intentional or unintentional, is of serious concern when it comes to evaluating your eligibility for a security clearance. Noncompliance with rules, procedures, guidelines or regulations pertaining to information technology systems …

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Kent Eiler Receives Recognition Plaque

Kent Eiler Date added:October 28, 2013 Submission Type:New Hire Current employer:Tully Rinckey PLLC Current title/position:Senior Associate Industry:Legal Services Position department:Legal Duties/responsibilities:Kent is a Senior Associate at Tully Rinckey PLLC, where he represents service members worldwide. Kent has over four and …

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NOVA Legal Beat: Sexual Harassment at Federal Agency

Q. I work for a federal agency, and my supervisor made an inappropriate pass to me when no one was around. I rejected him, and now he is trying to have me transferred. What can I do? It’s his word against …

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“Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Lori Hoffman, Esq., answered listener questions on 93.7 WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer.”

Ms. Hoffman provides insight on arrest records, warrants and civil liability.

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Neil A.G. McPhie Esq. honored by Virginia Lawyers Weekly

Neil McPhie Date added:October 14, 2013 Submission Type:Professional Recognition Current employer:Tully Rinckey PLLC Current title/position:Virginia Managing Partner Industry:Legal Services Position level:Managing Partner Position department:Legal Reason for being recognized:Virginia Managing Partner Neil A.G. McPhie of the law firm Tully Rinckey PLLC …

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No Paid Sick or Annual Leave. What About FMLA Leave for Excepted Employees?

by Mathew B. Tully, Esq. Amid the shutdown, much emphasis has been placed on the morale-crushing requirement for excepted employees to show up to work each day with delayed pay or be deemed absent without leave (AWOL) and face disciplinary action. …

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Air Force JAG Kent Eiler Joins Tully Rinckey PLLC Military Law Practice Group

Eiler’s formidable JAG experience further rounds out firm’s military law team October 17, 2013 – Washington, D.C. – Tully Rinckey PLLC has hired United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps Reservist JAG attorney Kent Eiler to be part of its …

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CenterState CEO Celebrates 2013’s Economic Champions!

271 Companies Recognized for New Jobs, Expansion and Capital Investment Champions Luncheon and CenterState Business Showcase presented by Time Warner Cable Business Class Draw Thousands to Downtown Syracuse CenterState CEO today recognized 271 companies as 2013 Economic Champions for their …

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‘Road Rage Rabbi’ Charged With Impersonating a Police Officer

By Sylvia Hsieh An upstate New York rabbi was criminally charged for pretending to be a police officer and pulling over drivers whom he deemed to be going too slowly. The real NYPD arrested Rabbi Alfredo Borodowski, accusing him of pulling …

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WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Lori Hoffman

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Lori Hoffman, Esq., answered listener questions on 93.7 WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. Hoffman provides insight on shoplifting, petty larceny and DWI’s.

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Got a Security Clearance? Now the Feds Want to Spy on You, Too

By Aliya Sternstein National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden had skeletons in his closet that employee records systems apparently did not share with the NSA, raising the issue of whether cleared personnel should be under continual surveillance. Today, once an employee …

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Timothy MacArthur | People on the Move

Date added: October 9, 2013 Submission Type: New Hire Current employer: Tully Rinckey PLLC Current title/position: Senior Associate Industry: Legal Services Position department: Legal Duties/responsibilities: Current Army Reservist JAG attorney Tim MacArthur joins the Military Law Practice Group at Tully …

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Neil McPhie | People on the Move

Date added: October 8, 2013 Submission Type: Professional Recognition Current employer: Tully Rinckey PLLC Current title/position: Virginia Managing Partner Industry: Legal Services Position level: Managing Partner Position department: Legal Reason for being recognized: Virginia Managing Partner Neil A.G. McPhie of …

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Two Ex-Navy Football Players to go on Trial in Rape Case Despite Judge’s Recommendation

By Annys Shin The superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy set aside the recommendation of a military judge Thursday and ordered two former Navy football players to face court-martial in the alleged sexual assault of a female midshipman, attorneys for …

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2 Ex-Navy Football Players to Face Court-Martial

By Brian Witte Two midshipman will face a court-martial in an alleged sexual assault at an off-campus party while a third will not, the U.S. Naval Academy superintendent said Thursday. All three midshipmen were former Navy football players. Vice Adm. …

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WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Lori Hoffman

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Lori Hoffman, Esq., answered listener questions on 93.7 WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. Hoffman provides insight on DUI’s and traffic violations.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Lincy Jacob

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Lincy Jacob, Esq., answered listener questions on 107.7 WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. Jacob provides insight on DUI’s, drug possession and harassment.

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WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Lori Hoffman

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Lori Hoffman, Esq., answered listener questions on 93.7 WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. Hoffman provides insight on DWI’s, felonies and traffic violations.

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Neil McPhie Honored as a Virginia Lawyers Weekly “Leader in the Law”

Neil A.G. McPhie, has been recognized as a leader in the law in the state with the second highest concentration of federal executive branch employees. Virginia Lawyers Weekly recently named McPhie, a former chairman of the U.S. Merit Systems Protection …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Graig Zappia

Tully Rinckey PLLC business and real estate law attorney Graig Zappia, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Mr. Zappia provides insight on company audits, real estate zoning and property disputes.

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Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey Speaks About the Legal Process Tied to a Name Change

By Kristi Barlette Marriage — or divorce — aren’t the only reasons people change their names. Sometimes, the name change is a matter of a negative association or a desire to distance themselves from their family or their past. And …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Criminal Defense Attorney Lincy Jacob Comments on the Holloway House Party Case

The “grace period” former NFL player Brian Holloway extended to the youths who ransacked his Stephentown home to make apologies and amends is over – the arrests have begun – the young man who masterminded the house party is among …

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Lying to Civilian May Violate UCMJ

By Mathew B. Tully Q. When would a service member’s lie to a civilian count as a false official statement? A. A service member’s lie to a civilian can indeed qualify as a false official statement in violation of Article …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Jennifer Corcoran

Tully Rinckey PLLC family and matrimonial attorney Jennifer Corcoran, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. Corcoran takes a closer look at uncontested divorces, child support payments, and child custody arrangements.

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Teen Party: From Social Media To Police Probe

By Dave Lucas As authorities continue to investigate damage from a holiday weekend party at former NFL player Brian Holloway’s Rensselaer County vacation home, Capital Region Bureau Chief Dave Lucas looks into the Pandora’s box of legal, moral and social …

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Law Firm Donating Backpacks to Arbor Hill Kindergartners

Some kids starting school are receiving a very generous donation, thanks to a local law firm. Tully Rinckey PLLC is donating 48 backpacks to kids. Half of those backpacks will go to kindergarten students at Arbor Hill Elementary, Thursday morning. …

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Greg Rinckey Appears on Federal News Radio – September 18, 2013

Managing Partner Greg Rinckey of the law firm Tully Rinckey speaks with co-hosts of Federal Drive co-hosts Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about the security clearance process and the questions raised by Aaron Alexis.

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Criminal Past Not Always a Disqualifier in Clearance Checks

Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis’ ability to get a national security clearance despite a history of arrests, questions about mental illness, and a spotty Navy record looms as a major question the day after the mass shooting that left the …

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Incident in RI Was a Red Flag

  By John Zaremba Slain Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis’ bizarre statements to Rhode Island cops last month — that he heard voices coming from his hotel walls, floor and ceiling, and that three tormentors were using a microwave …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Michael Macomber

Tully Rinckey PLLC employment law attorney Michael Macomber, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Mr. Macomber investigates workers compensation coverage, faxing a resignation letter, and workplace harassment.

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Greg Rinckey Discusses Washington DC Navy Yard Shooting

Military Lawyer and Former JAG Attorney Greg Rinckey discusses Washington DC Navy Yard Shooter Aaron Alexis’ security clearance and military honorable discharge status. He also discusses how he obtained access to the facility.

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The Navy Yard Shooting. Why?

A former Army attorney says the shooting should raise questions about whether military installations should randomly check vehicles. Alexis entered the Navy Yard because he had a valid military-issued ID and was assigned to work there as a contractor. Greg …

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Greg Rinckey Discusses Lawsuit Filed in Naval Academy Sex Assault Case

Attorneys for a midshipman at the center of a sexual assault case against three ex-Navy football players have asked in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday that the Naval Academy’s superintendent not be involved in deciding whether the men will be …

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Attorneys in Naval Academy Sex Assault Case Wrap Up Arguments

By Pamela Wood Prosecutors told a military hearing officer on Tuesday that three Naval Academy football players engaged in sexual acts with a drunken female midshipman at an off-campus party last year and then lied about it repeatedly to investigators. …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

Tully Rinckey PLLC family and matrimonial attorney Barbara King, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. King provides insight into child custody, financial arrangements during periods of separation, and child support payments.

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Military’s Handling of Sex Assault Cases on Trial at Naval Academy Rape Hearing

By Melinda Henneberger and Annys Shin After four days and more than 20 hours of relentless questions about her medical history and motivations, her dance moves and underwear, the 21-year-old midshipman who has accused three former Naval Academy football players …

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Accuser in Naval Academy Rape Case Concludes Testimony After Five Days on Stand

By Lyndsey Layton The female midshipman who accused three former U.S. Naval Academy football players of rape concluded her testimony Sunday after a rare break in proceedings Saturday because her attorney said she was emotionally and physically exhausted. Cmdr. Robert …

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Accuser in Naval Academy Rape Case Ends 24 Hours of Testimony

The female midshipman accusing three ex-U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen of rape ended testifying after her lawyer called defense lawyers’ questioning repetitive. The midshipman concluded her testimony Sunday after the proceeding was recessed Saturday when the woman’s attorney told the presiding …

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P. Scott Micho Bolsters Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Upstate-wide Family and Matrimonial Law Team

Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to announce it has added another prominent divorce attorney to its upstate-wide family and matrimonial team: P. Scott Micho, a former investment executive who has been practicing law in the Syracuse area for 17 years. …

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Can Kodak Reinvent Itself After Bankruptcy?

By Matthew Daneman It looks like a magic trick. A sheet of ordinary office paper rotates rapidly on a spinning drum. In literally the blink of an eye, the sheet is covered in black text, using drops of ink measured …

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Kodak Expected to Officially Emerge from Bankruptcy

By Matthew Daneman Kodak, in Chapter 11 bankruptcy for the past 20 months, is expected to officially emerge from bankruptcy Tuesday. That emergence — approved by U.S. Bankruptcy Court last month — triggers a slew of major events for the …

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Bradley Manning Says He Will Live as a Woman and Seek Hormone Therapy in Prison

By Lenny Bernstein and Julie Tate Army Pfc. Bradley Manning said Thursday that he will live as a woman and seek hormone replacement therapy while incarcerated, confronting the military prison system with a demand that has prompted state and federal …

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Woman Accusing 3 From Naval Academy of Rape “Didn’t Want Anyone Else to Get in Trouble”

By Annys Shin The female midshipman who has accused three former U.S. Naval Academy football players of raping her at a party more than a year ago said she initially tried to stop authorities from investigating because she was frightened …

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Defense Attorneys Question Accuser’s Credibility in Naval Academy Rape Case

By Annys Shin Defense attorneys for three former U.S. Naval Academy football players continued to try to chip away at the credibility of the female midshipman who has accused the athletes of raping her at an April 2012 party. For …

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Hasan Sentence Shows Military Justice System Works, Some Say, Although Appeals Process Remains

By Jennifer Hlad While Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan was sentenced to death Wednesday, it could be years before he faces execution by lethal injection — if ever. Still, former military lawyers say the court-martial shows that the military justice system …

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Graig Zappia | People on the Move

Date added: August 27, 2013 Submission Type: Professional Recognition Current employer: Tully Rinckey PLLC Current title/position: Partner Industry: Legal Services Position department: Legal Reason for being recognized: Graig Zappia Named Rising Star: Rising Stars, according to Super Lawyers, are attorneys …

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Michael Macomber | People on the Move

Date added: August 27, 2013 Submission Type: Professional Recognition Current employer: Tully Rinckey PLLC Current title/position: Associate Industry: Legal Services Position department: Legal Reason for being recognized: Michael Macomber Named Rising Star : Rising Stars, according to Super Lawyers, are …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Graig Zappia

Tully Rinckey PLLC business law attorney Graig Zappia, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Mr. Zappia discusses business partnerships, signing off a deed, and security deposit claims.

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Steven Herrick | People on the Move

Date added: August 27, 2013 Submission Type: Professional Recognition Current employer: Tully Rinckey PLLC Current title/position: Managing Partner Industry: Legal Services Position department: Legal Reason for being recognized: Steven Herrick Named Super Lawyer: Super Lawyers are attorneys who have attained …

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Three Former Naval Academy Football Players Face Accuser at Hearing on Rape Charges

By Annys Shin A hearing on rape allegations against three former U.S. Naval Academy football players got underway Tuesday morning at the Washington Navy Yard, with a female midshipman facing her alleged assailants for the first time in a legal …

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Nidal Hasan Convicted of Fort Hood Killings

By Billy Kenber Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist who opened fire on dozens of soldiers at Fort Hood., Tex., was found guilty Friday of murdering 13 people, taking him one step closer to becoming the first active-duty soldier to …

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Manning Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison

By Brendan McGarry Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who was found guilty of passing classified intelligence to the website WikiLeaks, was sentenced to serve 35 years in prison and will be dishonorably discharged from the military. The 25-year-old soldier was sentenced …

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A Few More Questions and Answers About Nidal Hasan’s Trial

By Mike Hashimoto Earlier today, before the Nidal Hasan guilty verdict, I tossed a few technical questions to the Tully Rinckey law firm in Washington for its expertise in military law. (That’s the firm where retired Col. Lisa Marie Windsor …

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Greg Rinckey Discusses the Sentencing of Pfc. Bradley Manning

Tully Rinckey Managing Partner, Greg T. Rinckey, discusses the sentencing of Pfc. Bradley Manning on WTOP radio.

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Hasan Rests His Case Without Calling Witnesses

By Jennifer Hlad Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist charged with the 2009 mass shooting at a pre-deployment clinic here, rested his case Wednesday without calling any witnesses. Hasan is charged with 13 specifications of premeditated murder and 32 …

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Peter Pullano Rides Bicycle to Raise Money for AIDS Services

Rochester, NY criminal defense attorney Peter Pullano of Tully Rinckey PLLC is trading his briefcase for a bike to remember his brother. Pullano is participating in the AIDS Red Ribbon Ride to honor his brother Patrick, who died from AIDS …

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Peter Pullano Raises Money for AIDS Services & Programs

Some local attorneys, doctors, social workers and employees from Trillium Health are on a 420-mile bike ride. It’s the annual five-day cycling event to raise money for AIDS services and programs. This journey will take about 40 people through 420 …

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WikiLeaks’ Bradley Manning Wants to Live as a Woman, but Hormone Therapy in Prison is Unlikely

Bradley Manning wants to live as a woman named Chelsea and begin hormone treatment as soon as possible, the soldier said a day after being sentenced to 35 years in prison for giving government secrets to WikiLeaks. Manning announced the …

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Greg Rinckey Discusses Case Sentence & Parole Possibilities in Bradley Manning Trial

Former US Army JAG Attorney Greg Rinckey, now military lawyer and Managing Partner with Tully Rinckey PLLC, commented on the Bradley Manning Sentencing on Out Front with Erin Burnett.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

Tully Rinckey PLLC family and matrimonial attorney Barbara King, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. King addresses separation agreements, claims on equity, and court orders regarding access to health insurance.

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Fort Hood Shooter Declines to Call Witnesses, Rests Case

In a court martial which has captured attention both nationally and internationally, the Army psychiatrist is defending himself against charges that he killed 13 people in a rampage in 2009. Hasan has admitted to being the shooter but says he …

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18 Local Companies Make the 2013 Inc. 5000

Eighteen Albany, NY-area companies made the 2013 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in America based on 3-year revenue growth. There are 311 New York companies on the list. The highest-ranking Capital Region company is Integra Networks, a Latham telecommunications …

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Five Questions With Lori Hoffman

By Jame Schmitt Tully Rinckey is making its mark in the Buffalo region. What’s driving the local office’s growth and expansion? Driving our growth and expansion in Buffalo (is) a strong demand for our services along with (the firm’s) unique …

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Manning Scheduled to Be Sentenced Today

By Brendan McGarry Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, who was found guilty of passing classified intelligence to the website WikiLeaks, will probably be sentenced by a military judge to serve more than two decades in prison, attorneys said. Manning is scheduled …

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Peter Pullano Starts 400 Mile Bike Ride Fundraiser

Peter J. Pullano will start the 2013 AIDS Red Ribbon Ride – a 400-plus-mile, five-day fundraising bike ride through the nine-county Finger Lakes region on Wednesday. Pullano has been practicing criminal defense in the Rochester area for 26 years and is …

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Tully Rinckey Law Firm Makes Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies Again

By Rick Moriarty Tully Rinckey, the Albany-based law firm that opened an office in Syracuse last year, has landed on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest-growing private companies for the fifth consecutive year. Inc. ranked the full-service law firm …

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What Is Going On In The Fort Hood Shooter Trial?

By Jessica Testa Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is a former Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 mass shooting at Texas’ Fort Hood, in which 13 people died and more than 30 were injured at the military base’s Soldier Readiness Processing …

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Military Rules Prevent Hung Jury in Ft. Hood Shooting Trial

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske The military jury that will decide the fate of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, accused of gunning down fellow soldiers in a bloody rampage at this military base, is an elite group — all officers of his rank …

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A Few Mysteries Remain as Hasan Trial Gets Under Way

By Jeremy Schwartz In the 45 months since the mass shooting at Fort Hood on Nov. 5, 2009, the mysteries surrounding the incident have steadily dwindled. It’s clear that Maj. Nidal Hasan was the shooter — numerous witnesses testified to that …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Lincy Jacob

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Lincy Jacob, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. Jacob provides insight into DWI arrests, aggravated harassment, and notices of arraignment.

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Greg Rinckey Discusses Fort Hood, Texas Mass Shooting with NewsChannel 8

Military Attorney and Managing Partner Greg Rinckey of the law firm Tully Rinckey PLLC appears on NewsChannel 8′s NewsTalk to discuss the Nidal Hasan trial.

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Even If Hasan’s Convicted, a Long Road to Death Row Awaits

By Marylee Williams In the opening statement at his court-martial, Maj. Nidal Hasan said, “The evidence will clearly show that I am the shooter.” While the case against Hasan, the Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people at Fort Hood …

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Ft. Hood Shooting Trial is a Test for Military Jury System

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske The jury that will decide the fate of Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, accused of gunning down fellow soldiers at this central Texas military base, is an elite group of Army officers operating under a military legal system …

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Military Panel, Hasan Representing Himself Makes for Rare Trial

The trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan, accused of killing 13 soldiers in 2009 in Fort Hood, Texas, could be a rarity for the military panel system, experts said. Hasan, who is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 …

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Lisa Windsor Appears on Federal News Radio – August 9, 2013

Military Lawyer Lisa Windsor of Tully Rinckey PLLC discusses the latest in the Nidal Hasan trial with Emily Kopp of Federal News Radio.

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Lisa Windsor Appears on CJAD Radio – August 3, 2013

Military Lawyer Lisa Windsor of Tully Rinckey PLLC goes on air with Adam Shapiro of Montreal-based CJAD 800 AM.

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Renewed Legal Troubles Faced by Former NYS Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno

A federal appeals court says former New York Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno can be tried on two counts of mail fraud despite his claims it would constitute double jeopardy.

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Accused Fort Hood Killer Wants Death Penalty, Standby Attorney Alleges

By Corky Siemaszko The murderous major on trial for the Fort Hood massacre is trying to fit himself for a noose. That accusation was levelled Wednesday by a military lawyer assigned to Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, who has been representing …

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Lisa Windsor Appears on WTOP Radio – August 6, 2013

Lisa Windsor was a guest of Hillary Howard and Veronica Robinson on WTOP where she discussed the latest in the Hasan trial.

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Military Lawyer Lisa Windsor on Bradley Manning Sentencing

By Kalvin Ng Short news clips of US military lawyer and former Judge Advocate Lisa Windsor on what could be expected from Bradley Manning’s sentencing hearing. Manning was convicted of espionage for leaking hundreds of thousands of secret US files …

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US Expected to Say Accused Fort Hood Shooter Carefully Planned Attack

By Lisa Maria Garza After nearly four years of legal delays, prosecutors will lay out their case against Hasan in opening statements at his military court martial on the base where he is accused of the attack on November 5, …

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Hasan Admits to Deadly Fort Hood Shootings

By Greg Flakus U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan has presented his opening argument in a Fort Hood, Texas courtroom, telling jurors, known in military trials as panel members, that evidence will show that he opened fire on the base on …

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Lisa Windsor Discusses Charges in Fort Hood Trial

Military Lawyer Lisa Windsor of Tully Rinckey PLLC in Washington DC discusses the charges that Nidal Hasan is facing as he is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder during the Fort Hood, Texas shooting massacre in 2009.

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Lisa Windsor Discusses Charges in Nidal Hasan Trial

Former US Army JAG attorney Lisa Windsor of Tully Rinckey PLLC discusses the Nidal Hasan trial with Fox News and what to expect as Hasan represents himself in the case.

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Hasan Trial Starts Today

By Philip Jankowski After nearly four years, a small Fort Hood courtroom about two miles from the site of the worst mass shooting on a military base in U.S. history will hold the trial of the Army major accused of …

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Fort Hood Shooting Victim Speaks Out

Tully Rinckey military defense attorney Lisa Windsor spoke with AP TV to discuss the upcoming Hasan trial and USA Today picked up part of the interview. Maj. Nidal Hasan doesn’t deny he carried out a November 2009 rampage killing 13 …

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Overall Rochester Crime Down So Far

By Megan DeMarco Overall crime was down 8.7 percent in Rochester compared to the first six months of 2012, and police say community cooperation, long a source of frustration, is beginning to improve. There were fewer homicides, rapes, car thefts, …

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Bradley Manning Sentencing Begins – Faces up to 136 Years in Prison

Bradley Manning’s possible prison sentence could hinge on the damage his leaks caused the U.S. government and his motives for releasing the sensitive material. His fate rests with a judge who will begin hearing arguments Wednesday at Fort Meade, near …

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Bradley Manning Facing up to 136 Years as Sentencing Phase Begins

Bradley Manning’s possible prison sentence could hinge on the damage his leaks caused the U.S. government and his motives for releasing the sensitive material. His fate rests with a judge who will begin hearing arguments Wednesday at Fort Meade, near …

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Bradley Manning Sentencing Phase Begins In Court-Martial

By David Dishneau and Pauline Jelinek Acquitted of the most serious charge against him, Army Pfc. Bradley Manning still faces up to 136 years in prison for leaking government secrets to the website WikiLeaks, and his fate rests with a …

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Lisa Windsor Appears on WTOP Radio – July 30, 2013

Tully Rinckey military defense attorney Lisa Windsor was on WTOP on July 30, 2013 with anchors Shawn Anderson and Hillary Howard to discuss the Manning Verdict.

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Verdict of Bradley Manning Wikileaks Case Scheduled to be Announced

The judge in the Bradley Manning Wikileaks case is scheduled to announce the verdict on July 30, 2013. Manning is charged with the largest leak of classified information in American history. It is likely that the judge will hand out …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Jennifer Corcoran

Tully Rinckey PLLC family and matrimonial attorney Jennifer Corcoran, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. Corcoran provides insight into divorces involving long-term separation, mutual agreement, and out-of-state residence.

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Army Veteran Who Lost Hand Takes Battle with FBI to Court

By John Diedrich and Gina Barton As a teenager, Justin Slaby pounded a punching bag in the basement for hours, hitting it so hard he rattled his Oak Creek home and frayed his parents’ nerves. Finally, his father had enough. …

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Tougher Penalties for Talking or Texting While Driving

“Some people just talk with the phone directly in front of them,” said Trooper Mark O’Donnell. “At stop lights, you see people putting their heads down and they’re texting or e-mailing or answering a text message.” You see it everywhere. …

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Inside View of Fort Hood Gunman Trial

By Mike Hashimoto Nearly four years since the horrific mass shooting at Fort Hood near Killeen, testimony in the court-martial of accused gunman Nidal Hasan is scheduled to begin Aug. 6. Points asked Lisa Marie Windsor, a 22-year veteran of …

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Tully Rinckey Builds on Buffalo Momentum

By Matt Chandler Following the opening of its Buffalo office earlier this year, Albany-based Tully Rinckey has added Rochester to its Western New York footprint. The new office, located at 16 West Main St., Rochester, opened on July 22. It …

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Tully Rinckey Capitalizes on Upstate-wide Reach to Open New Doors in Rochester

The Albany-based, veteran-owned law firm Tully Rinckey PLLC has again expanded its New York State footprint by establishing an office in Rochester’s highly visible Four Corners business district. This continued growth stems from the firm’s ongoing success in civil litigation, …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Michael Macomber

Tully Rinckey PLLC Attorney Michael Macomber, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Mr. Macomber tells us more about payment of overtime, employee harassment complaints, and how the Supreme Court’s decision regarding DOMA affects businesses.

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Judge not Dropping “Aiding the Enemy” Charge in Manning Trial

Tully Rinckey Managing Partner Greg Rinckey joins Huffington Post live to discuss the Bradley Manning trial. The judge in Bradley Manning’s trial has decided not to drop the most serious charge against him over his massive data dump to WikiLeaks: …

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Tully Rinckey Opens Rochester Office

Tully Rinckey PLLC has established an office in Rochester’s Four Corners business district. The Albany, NY law firm offers civil litigation, family and matrimonial, criminal defense, trusts and estates, Social Security law, and real estate law. Partner Peter J. Pullano …

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Tully Rinckey Firm Opens Rochester Office

Tully Rinckey PLLC, the Albany-based law firm owned by veterans that has been expanding westward in the past year, is opening its Rochester office today in the Four Corners business district. The new branch, in the Powers Building at 16 …

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Albany-Based Law Firm Opens Office in Rochester

By Andrea Deckert Tully Rinckey PLLC has opened an office in Rochester and has named local criminal defense attorney Peter Pullano as a partner, the Albany-based law firm announced Friday. Pullano, who has practiced law in Rochester for more than …

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Decision Reached in Zimmerman Trial

Criminal defense attorney Lincy Jacob appeared on WAMC to discuss the verdict of the Zimmerman trial.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Thomas Carr

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Thomas Carr, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Mr. Carr takes a closer look at domestic disputes, theft, and seeking attorney advice.

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Fort Hood Trial to Follow Regular Military Justice Rules

By Greg Flakus Jury selection has begun in the murder trial of Major Nidal Hasan, the army psychiatrist accused of opening fire at Fort Hood, Texas in November 2009, leaving 13 people dead.  Many commentators and families of victims have complained …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Robert Rock

Tully Rinckey PLLC bankruptcy law attorney Robert Rock, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Mr. Rock addresses Chapter 7 bankruptcy eligibility and how bankruptcy affects car ownership and joint credit card debt.

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Generals Expected on Stand, in Jury for 1-Star’s Sex Assault Case

By Joe Gould Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, soon to face a military trial on forcible sodomy and other misconduct charges, has mounted a double-barrelled counteroffensive more commonplace in high-profile civilian defense than in the military. In the courtroom, Sinclair’s legal …

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Fort Hood Shooting Victims: Time for Justice

By Philip Jankowski After more than 3½ unpredictable years of legal wrangling, appeals, surprises and the possible inclusion of a former U.S. attorney general, the trial of Maj. Nidal Hasan is about to begin. Jury selection starts Tuesday in the …

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Teens Warned of Exploitive Photo Website

By Justin Mason She found out about AnonIB in the worst way a teenage girl could: via a text message from someone who saw her nude pictures posted on the website. The girl, then a Mohonasen High School senior, was …

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New York Gun Control Law Ruled, Not Passed, Too Quickly

New York State Appellate Court says that New York’s new gun law does not violate the state constitution for being passed too quickly. Opponents of the measure point to part of the constitution which requires the state legislature to wait …

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Judge Clears Path for Fort Hood Shooting Trial to Start Next Week

By Greg Flakus At a hearing in a Fort Hood, Texas courtroom, the judge in the trial of U.S. Army Major Nidal Hasan cleared the way for the trial to begin on Tuesday, July 9, with jury selection. Hasan is …

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July 1 Brings Toughened State Laws in VA

By Sally Voth Starting today, Virginia gets tougher on certain crimes. New laws adopted by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Bob McDonnell this year go into effect July 1. Among the new legislation are laws relating to texting …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Graig Zappia

Tully Rinckey PLLC Real Estate Attorney Graig Zappia, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Mr. Zappia delves deeper into splitting ownership of a home, canceling a home buyer’s contract, and financial obligations following a foreclosure.

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DA and Judge at Odds Over Occupy Albany Protestors

Albany County District Attorney David Soares and City Court Judge William Carter take their dispute over Occupy Albany protestors to state Supreme Court. Tully Rinckey PLLC Director of Legal Services Thomas Carr speaks with WAMC Northeast Public Radio about this …

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Lincy Jacob Comments on Albany, NY Radiation Terror Plot

We have learned the two local men accused of plotting to create a deadly device using radiation included Governor Cuomo on their list of targets. The Governor addressed the incident on the radio this morning, and had a humorous take …

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The Supreme Court Has Ruled on DOMA – What Does it Mean for NYS?

Tully Rinckey Partner Jennifer Corcoran spoke with WAMC Northeast Public Radio about the Supreme Court’s decision on the Defense of Marriage Act, and how it relates to same sex couples in New York State.

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DOMA Ruled Unconstitutional by United States Supreme Court

Unconstitutional, thats what the supreme court rules the Defense Of Marriage Act. Now, same- sex couples in states that legalize their marriages, like New York, Massachusetts, and Vermont, can have both state and federal benefits. “The federal government can not …

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Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA; Hagel Promises Benefits ASAP

By Megan McCloskey and Chris Carroll Gay military couples could soon have access to the same benefits as their heterosexual counterparts with today’s Supreme Court decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act. That law banned federal benefits for same-sex …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Lincy Jacob

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Lincy Jacob, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. Jacob provides insight on theft, underage possession of alcohol, and orders of protection.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner and Chair of the Matrimonial and Family practice Barbara J. King Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. King provides insight on child custody, holding on to your home in a divorce proceeding, …

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Rape Charges Filed Against Three Naval Academy Football Players

By Annys Shin Three U.S. Naval Academy football players were charged Wednesday with raping a female midshipman and making false statements in the latest sexual assault scandal to roil the elite service academy. The academy filed the charges but did …

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Obama’s Comments Could Have Long-term Effect on Sex Assault Cases

By Chris Carroll President Barack Obama’s call last month for strict punishments for military sexual assault — and a military judge’s ruling that those comments from the commander in chief crossed the line — will likely have immediate impacts on …

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Military Lawyer Chad McFarland Discusses Military Sexual Assault Epidemic

The sexual assaults of military personnel, that have been happening across the country, have apparently also been happening right here in our own backyard. On a day when the U.S. House of Representatives approved $638 billion dollars in defense spending …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Jennifer Corcoran

Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Jennifer Corcoran Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. Corcoran explains no-fault divorce, representing yourself in family court, and changes in circumstances that would allow for modifications to child support.

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Senators Look to Prevent Another Snowden

By Jay Newton-Small The Senate Intelligence Committee in a closed-door session grilled Army General Keith Alexander, the director of the National Security Agency, on Tuesday for the leaks of highly classified information by Edward Snowden, a low-level NSA contractor, according to members …

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A Tale of Two Trials

By Philip Jankowski While Bales’ court hearings move swiftly, Hasan case drags on Court hearings last week for two soldiers accused of capital murder paint drastically different pictures of military justice. While the accused Fort Hood shooter’s trial remains mired …

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Dave Fallon Comments on New York Assemblyman Vito Lopez Accused of Sexual Harassment

Albany, NY Attorney David Fallon discusses sexual harassment case of New York State Assemblyman Vito Lopez and how Speaker Sheldon Silver tried to cover it up. Two women who accused an assemblyman of sexual harassment are suing him and powerful …

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In Bales, Hasan Cases: What’s the Deal?

By Chris Carroll One soldier was accused of stalking into the darkened homes of Afghan villagers and massacring 16 men, women and children, burning some of the bodies before returning to base. Another soldier, witnesses say, entered a medical facility …

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Fort Hood Suspect Says He Was Protecting Taliban

By Angela Brown An Army psychiatrist charged with gunning down Fort Hood soldiers said Tuesday his defense would show that he was compelled to do so because deploying U.S. troops posed an imminent danger to Taliban fighters. The military judge …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Robert Rock

Tully Rinckey PLLC Senior Counsel Robert J. Rock Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Mr. Rock explained how to handle a spouse’s debt when dealing with collections agencies, whether or not bankruptcy is the best option to …

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Supreme Court Rules Police May Obtain DNA Sample After Arrest

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled Monday that police may obtain a DNA sample from anyone arrested for a “serious offense,” even without a warrant. Many law enforcement officials have said DNA sampling is a reliable method of …

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Greg Rinckey Comments on Trial of Fort Hood Shooting Suspect Major Nidal Hasan

Former US Army JAG attorney Greg T. Rinckey comments on the decision to allow Fort Hood Shooting Suspect Nidal Hasan to act as his own attorney. The judge in the case has ordered a medical evaluation to determine if he …

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Employment Attorney Discusses Legalities of Starbucks Tip Jars

Albany, NY employment attorney Graig Zappia of Tully Rinckey PLLC spoke with ABC affiliate News10 regarding recent lawsuits against Starbucks coffee. The Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals is reviewing separate lawsuits against Starbucks. The first is by baristas who …

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Five Questions: Jennifer Corcoran

By Danielle Sanzone Jen Corcoran grew up in Batavia, a small city between Buffalo and Rochester. A graduate of Wells College and Albany Law School, she now lives in Delmar with her husband, Tim Conway, their son Aedan and dog …

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CBS 6 Albany, NY

Americans Receive Fewest Paid Vacation and Holidays in the World

A study from the Center for Economic and Policy Research found Americans get the fewest paid vacation and holidays among industrialized nations surveyed. The federal government does not mandate any paid time off. In contrast, Austria and Portugal require 22 …

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New York State DWI Arrests Down Ten Percent

Statistics show DWI arrests in Central New York are down almost 10 percent. Some say new, tougher laws are helping to curb the crime. If you’re convicted of a DWI, you’ll pay at least $5,000 in penalties and legal fees. …

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Chad McFarland Discusses Sergeant at West Point Accused of Filming Female Cadets

Sergeant First Class Michael McClendon is facing a number of charges in military court, accused of videotaping female cadets without their consent. Officials say these images appear to have been taken at a number of locations on West Point campus, …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Graig Zappia

Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Graig F. Zappia Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Mr. Zappia explained how to set up an LLC for an online business, the importance of establishing a written agreement when working with freelance …

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Wrongful Termination Suit Filed in Rutgers Basketball Scandal

By Aaron Kase Former basketball assistant Eric Murdock has filed a wrongful termination suit against Rutgers University amid the fallout following the disclosure of head coach Mike Rice’s abusive behavior toward the players. Murdock, a former NBA player, worked for …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Michael Macomber

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Michael W. Macomber appeared on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” to answer listener questions. Mr. Macomber discussed whether or not an employee’s clerical error can result in garnished wages, the implications of contesting a company drug test policy, …

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Ask the Lawyer: Awards and Medals May Help in Sentencing

By Mathew B. Tully Q. I’ve received numerous awards and decorations during my time in service. Will that make any difference at my court-martial? A. Medals have great value — both to the service and to the recipient. If you …

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Lisa Windsor Discusses Epidemic of Sexual Assualt in the Military

Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Krusinski will be arraigned at his first court appearance. Police say Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Krusinski approached a woman in a parking lot in the Crystal City area and grabbed her breasts and buttocks about 12:30 a.m. Sunday. …

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Why You Want a Security Clearance Job

Workers with security clearances earn up to 25% more and dominate the ranks of the top ten percent of wage earners. What does it mean to be cleared, and how do you qualify? EngineerJobs spoke with Joe Bilheimer, VP of …

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Could Casey Anthony Be Tried Again for Murder?

By Aaron Kase Casey Anthony should have been convicted of murder, her trial judge said this week. Anthony was acquitted in 2011 for the killing of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. Caylee’s corpse was found in a trash bag in the …

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Albany-Area Home Construction Permits up 26 Percent

By Michael DeMasi Home construction permits increased 26 percent last year in the Albany, NY metro area, reaching the highest level since 2007, according to final figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau. There were 2,226 permits issued in the …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Jennifer Corcoran

Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Jennifer J. Corcoran, Esq., appeared on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. Corcoran answered listener questions on marriages affected by domestic violence, no-fault divorce in New York State, and whether or not surviving family members are responsible …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Celebrates National Law Day with Local Students

Tully Rinckey PLLC partnered with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Magnet School this Law Day to honor the uniqueness of the nation’s legal system. This year’s theme set forth by the American Bar Association is “Realizing the Dream: Equality …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Lincy Jacob

Tully Rinckey PLLC Associate Lincy M. Jacob, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. Jacob discussed whether or not a verbal warning from the police carries any consequences, theft and restitution, and the consequences of being charged …

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What’s Next in Kodak’s Bankruptcy Journey?

In the 16-month-plus marathon that has been Eastman Kodak Co.’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy, the company is nearing the final leg. The company has sold off or ended lines of business, shuttered numerous offices and ended the health care benefits it …

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President Obama Pushes to Close Guantanamo Bay Prison

Former Army JAG Attorney Greg Rinckey, now a military lawyer at the law firm of Tully Rinckey PLLC, was quoted on CNN’s Out Front with Erin Burnett regarding the latest in President Obama’s intent on closing the prison at Guantanamo …

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Greg Rinckey Featured in Rolling Stone Article “The Rape of Petty Officer Blumer”

Inside the military’s culture of sex abuse, denial and cover-up By Sabrina Rubin Erdely The first thing Petty Officer 2nd Class Rebecca Blumer realized upon waking was that she was freezing cold and naked. The second thing was that her …

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Lisa Windsor Discusses Military Justice and Defense Secretary Hagel’s Court Martial Overhaul

Former Army Judge Advocate General Lisa Marie Windsor of Tully Rinckey PLLC described the military’s court-martial system, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Other topics included Defense Secretary Hagel’s announcement that the Pentagon would ask Congress to …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

Barbara J. King Esq., Partner and Chair of the Matrimonial and Family practice at Tully Rinckey PLLC, answers listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer”.  Ms. King provided insight on the rights of stay at home mothers who seek spousal …

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Tom Carr Comments on Dog Found Shot Dead at University at Albany Nano College Campus

Police in Albany are investigating who left a dead dog, shot in the head three times, in the woods near the University at Albany Nano College campus. Police Investigators say the dog, described as a mixed breed weighing about 50 …

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Tully Rinckey Taps Cortelyou as COO

By Matt Chandler The latest law firm to open a local office has a new chief operating officer. Tully Rinckey PLLC, which opened a Buffalo office earlier this year, promoted Graig Cortelyou to the position. Cortelyou has been with the …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Graig Zappia

Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Graig F. Zappia Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Mr. Zappia explained the legal consequences of not signing a workplace contract, how one would handle a neighbor who builds a fence beyond agreed …

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Donald Kelly Discusses Life Sentence for David Renz Child Rape / Murder Case

Syracuse criminal defense attorney Donald Kelly of Tully Rinckey PLLC discussed the child rape and murder case with CBS5. The man who is accused of murdering Liverpool school librarian Lori Bresnahan, 47, and raping a 10-year-old girl on March 14 …

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Donald Kelly Discusses Life Sentence for David Renz Child Rape / Murder Case

Syracuse criminal defense attorney Donald Kelly of Tully Rinckey PLLC discussed the child rape and murder case with CNYCentral. The man who is accused of murdering Liverpool school librarian Lori Bresnahan, 47, and raping a 10-year-old girl on March 14 …

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Lincy M. Jacob Joins Tully Rinckey PLLC

Lincy M. Jacob joined the law firm as an associate. Most recently, she served as an assistant district attorney for the Albany County District Attorney’s Office. Jacob also served as an assistant district attorney for the Rockland County District Attorney’s …

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Furloughs May Result in Already Overworked Feds Being Asked to do More with Less

By Mathew B. Tully Ephemeralization. Federal employees who work with information technology are probably familiar with this term. It refers to the act of doing “more and more with less and less until eventually you can do everything with nothing.” It …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Robert Rock

Tully Rinckey PLLC Senior Counsel Robert J. Rock Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Mr. Rock explained the different types of bankruptcy a person can file, how to handle lawsuits from collection agencies, and he provided insight …

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New York State Assemblyman Nelson Castro Political Corruption Scandal Exposed by Federal Informant

Albany Criminal Defense Attorney Thomas Carr of Tully Rinckey PLLC discusses the double-life of New York State Assemblyman from the Bronx Nelson Castro and his role as an informant for prosecutors in the Political Corruption Scandal of 2013.

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Osama Bin Laden’s Son-in-law Sulaiman Abu Ghaith in Federal Court in New York

Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law and former spokesman was due back in a US federal court in New York Monday, a month after he pleaded not guilty to terrorism charges. Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, reportedly a 47-year-old Kuwaiti and allegedly a senior …

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Donald Trump Drops Orangutan Lawsuit

By Silvia Hsieh Once again, Donald Trump has gone apesh*t over Bill Maher’s orangutan joke. The real estate wheeler-dealer turned reality show job-terminator has withdrawn his $5 million lawsuit against comedian Maher, while vowing to refile an amended complaint some …

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Social Media’s Growing Role in Criminal Cases

By Sarah Blazonis One criminal defense attorney says evidence can range from written proof to the especially conclusive video evidence, and, he says, most surprising, a lot of times it’s the people who committed the crimes that are actually posting …

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The Daily Gazette

For Assaulted Female Vets, New Hope

By Sara Foss The first time Air Force Staff Sgt. Colleen Bushnell was sexually assaulted in the military, she decided not to report it. “I did not tell, out of fear,” the Troy native recalled. Her assailant was a “co-worker, …

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Tully Rinckey Firm Promotes Cortelyou

The law firm of Tully Rinckey PLLC has promoted Graig D. Cortelyou to chief of operations. The promotion follows Tully Rinckey’s recent expansion into the Syracuse and Buffalo markets. As chief of operations, Cortelyou directs marketing, business development, strategic planning, …

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Tough Penalties if Final Four Celebrations are Chaotic

By Iris St. Meran Many people descended upon Marshall Street after the Orange took it all in 2003. Some caused a ruckus by climbing trees and setting fires. But those actions could spell jail time. Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Donald Kelly …

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Syracuse University NCAA Basketball Fan Riot Legalities

For Syracuse Police, the focus is on controlling the chaos expected during and after Saturday night’s game. Massive crowds spilled out onto Marshall Street back in 2003 when SU won the National Championship. Syracuse Police were there to try and …

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Tully Rinckey Promotes Cortelyou to Chief of Operations

Tully Rinckey PLLC, an Albany–based law firm that has a Syracuse office, has promoted Graig D. Cortelyou to chief of operations. The firm says the promotion follows Tully Rinckey’s recent expansion into the Syracuse and Buffalo markets, and it positions …

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Who Owns A-Rod’s World Series Ring?

By Silvia Hsieh A legal battle is brewing over who owns Alex Rodriguez’ World Series replica ring. Considering A-Rod’s was MIA through spring training following hip surgery and the fresh news that investigators want to ask him what he knows …

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Advocates: Medical Marijuana in NY Closer Than Ever

This could be the year that New York joins the 18 other states including Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Vermont, that already have medical marijuana laws on the  books. On Tuesday, New York State Senator Diane Savino and Assembly Health …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

Barbara J. King Esq., Partner and Chair of the Matrimonial and Family practice at Tully Rinckey PLLC, answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Barbara explained how to navigate changes in a child support arrangement, splitting the value of …

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Lisa Windsor Discusses Quantico, Virginia Marine Base Shooting

Military Lawyer and Former JAG attorney Lisa M. Windsor, Esq. of Tully Rinckey PLLC spoke with CNN about the shooting at the Quantico, Virginia Marine Base. Sgt. Eusebio Lopez shot two fellow marines and turned the gun on himself on …

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The Daily Gazette

Divorces Up Since NY Adopted No-Fault Law

By Sara Foss Since New York’s no-fault divorce law went into effect in October 2010, none of the divorces handled by attorney Barb King have been contested. King, who practices family and matrimonial law at Albany-based Tully Rinckey, handles between …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Michael Macomber

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Mike Macomber appeared on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” to answer listener questions on Employment Law. Mike discussed problems that arise when employees go to work for a competitor, workplace issues associated with maternity leave, and the difference …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Robert Rock

Tully Rinckey PLLC Senior Counsel Robert J. Rock appeared on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.”  Bob answered listener questions on how filing for bankruptcy can affect the status of a co-signed loan, how the commingling of finances with an ex boyfriend/girlfriend …

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Lt. Col. James Wilkerson Reinstated into Air Force

Lt. Col. James Wilkerson, whose case has sparked calls from Congressional lawmakers and sexual assault victims’ advocates for changes to the military justice system, had been selected for promotion to colonel before he was accused of groping a sleeping houseguest. …

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Video is the Killer App to Get Found in Google

By Larry Bodine There is a “killer app” that will greatly improve the likelihood that potential clients will find you in a Google search.  Research confirms that it is online video, and many lawyers have gotten the message. Video is …

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Guard Member Receives Bronze Star

New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Mathew B. Tully was awarded the Bronze Star Medal on Feb. 13 for his work with the U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command in eastern Afghanistan. The Bronze Star Medal is an individual …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Tom Carr

Criminal defense attorney and Tully Rinckey PLLC partner Thomas J. Carr appeared on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Tom answered listener questions on how a DWI conviction can jeopardize the pursuit of a NYS Nursing License, the effects of a DWI …

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Army Times

Hood Shooting Suspect Hasan May Plead Guilty

By Angela Brown More than three years after the deadly shooting rampage at Fort Hood, an Army psychiatrist may soon describe details of the terrifying attack for the first time, if he’s allowed to plead guilty to lesser charges. Maj. …

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The Daily Gazette

No End in Sight for Family Court Vacancy

By Justin Mason More than two months have passed since Christine Clark was sworn in as a state Supreme Court justice, and there’s still no indication whether an acting judge will be appointed to the bustling Schenectady County Family Court …

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Bradley Manning Pleads Guilty to 10 Charges Except Aiding the Enemy

Former Army JAG attorney Greg T. Rinckey comments on Bradley Manning whistleblower case on CNN. Manning has plead guilty on 10 of the 22 charges, however is pleading innocent to “Aiding the Enemy” – the most severe of the charges …

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Capital District’s Divorce Rates Reached New High in 2011

Amid improving economic conditions and following the enactment of New York’s no-fault divorce law, the number of divorces throughout the eight-county Capital District climbed to its highest level in over a decade in 2011, according to an analysis of new …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Graig Zappia

Graig Zappia appeared on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Graig answered listener questions on the difference between a sole proprietorship and an LLC, what to do when an oral agreement is breached, and how to handle contract disputes; especially when one …

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Albany Times Union

Law Firm Donates to SPCA

Tully Rinckey PLLC has donated $50,045 to the Schenectady County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, representing the amount the state Court of Appeals awarded the firm in an April 2012 case. In addition to announcing the donation of attorney fees …

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The Daily Gazette

Schenectady County SPCA Buys New Truck With Proceeds of Suit

By Justin Mason Credit the state Department of Education for funding the brand new 2013 Chevy Tahoe purchased by the Schenectady County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The department’s protracted legal battle with the SPCA resulted in …

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Law Firm Donates Check to SPCA

A local law firm has made a big donation to the Schenectady County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Tully Rinckey presented a check worth more than $50,000 to the SPCA. The nonprofit organization used the money to …

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CBS 6 Albany, NY

Tully Rinckey Donates $50K To SPCA

A legal victory in New York’s highest court against a state agency allowed Tully Rinckey PLLC to make its largest donation in firm history. The firm presented the Schenectady Counts SPCA with a check for more than $50,000 on Thursday.  …

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Albany Law Firm Donates Check to Schenectady County SPCA

A local law firm has made a big donation to the Schenectady County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Tully Rinckey presented a check worth more than $50,000 to the SPCA. The nonprofit organization used the money to …

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Local Law Firm Makes Historic Donation

A legal victory leads to a $50,000 donation for the Schenectady County SPCA. Tully Rinckey presented a check Thursday for the amount the New York State Court of Appeals awarded the firm in April of last year. The firm tells …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Jennifer Corcoran

Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Jennifer Corcoran appears on WGNA’s Ask the Lawyer, answering serious listener questions. Ms. Corcoran addresses how parents can maintain legal guardianship over their adult child, handling child support payments during a job loss, and how child …

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Buffalo Law Journal

Military Honors for Mathew Tully

The founding attorney of a New York law firm that recently opened an office in Buffalo has been honored for his military service.  Mathew Tully, founding partner of Tully Rinckey PLLC and a lieutenant colonel in the New York Army …

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Albany Times Union

Duty Calls: Lt. Col. Tully Earns Bronze Star in Afghanistan War

New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Mathew B. Tully of Niskayuna, who is recovering from combat wounds, has received official notification that he will receive a Bronze Star medal. Tully, 39, received copies of orders and the citation for his medal. Tully earned …

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CBS 6 Albany, NY

Criminal Defense Attorney Comments on Found Murder Weapon in Fatal Stabbing Case

Albany, NY Criminal Defense Lawyer and Partner Thomas Carr of Tully Rinckey PLLC sat down with local CBS affiliate and discusses the Troy, NY Takim Smith stabbing case and the possible murder weapon that was recently turned in by a …

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Attorney Receives Bronze Medal for Combat Duty

By Matt Chandler The founding attorney of an Albany law firm that recently opened an office in Buffalo, has been honored for his military service. Mathew Tully, founding partner of Tully Rinckey PLLC and a Lieutenant Colonel in the New York …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Tom Carr

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Criminal Defense attorney Tom Carr appears on Albany’s WGNA. Tom answers listener questions on criminal charges for unpaid credit card debt, background checks, and trespassing violations.

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Buffalo Law Journal

Social Security Disability Benefits are Vital

As the nation distanced itself from the Jan. 1 “fiscal cliff” deadline and careened toward another nail-biting debate over the debt ceiling, “entitlement reform” again became the mantra of Capitol Hill. While lawmakers tend to refer to “entitlements” in general …

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The Buffalo News

12.7% Drop Reported in Bankruptcy Filings Here Amid Downward Trend

By Jonathan Epstein After a year of mostly large declines in filings every month, the number of new bankruptcy cases in Western New York dropped by 12.7 percent in 2012, falling to the lowest annual level in at least a decade …

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

Tully Rinckey PLLC Estate Planning and Business Law Attorney Richard H. Sargent appears on Syracuse’s Sunny 102. Mr. Sargent answers listener questions on buying a new house, gifting a house to a family member, and the importance of drafting a …

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WSYR’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Don Kelly

Tully Rinckey PLLC Criminal Defense Attorney Don E. Kelly appears on WSYR in Syracuse. Don talks about Gov. Cuomo’s proposed budget plan to limit the opportunity to plead down speeding tickets. Don also answers listener questions about missing a court …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Michael Macomber

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Employment and Business Law Attorney Michael Macomber appears on WGNA in Albany. Mike talks about employers withholding earned commissions, setting up a new business and growing an existing business in a new market.

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CBS 6 Albany, NY

Indecent Pictures Found in Student’s Confiscated Cellphone by School Officials

It looks like the Berne-Knox-Westerlo School District will not be facing a cellphone lawsuit. The attorney representing the young man whose phone was confiscated in class last week, and then searched turning up indecent photos of an underage girl, tells …

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Student’s iPhone Searched by School Principal

Police say a 14 year-old boy from the Berne Knox Westerlo School district was caught texting in class. The principal took his phone away. But while going through the phone, Apple said the principal found some pictures of the boy’s 14 …

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

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Criminal Defense Attorney Donald E. Kelly appears on Syracuse’s Sunny 102. Don talks about Gov. Cuomo’s proposed budget plan to curb the pleading down of speeding tickets. Don also addresses listener questions regarding speeding tickets and DWI …

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Traffic / Speeding Ticket Plea Bargain Limitations With New NY State Budget Proposal

Syracuse, NY Attorney Donald Kelly of Tully RInckey PLLC discusses New York State’s recent proposal of ending plea bargains for speeding over 20 miles per hour. Governor Andrew Cuomo is hoping to raise state revenues in his new budget proposal. …

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CBS 6 Albany, NY

Sex Offenders and Social Media

Criminal Defense Attorney Thomas Carr of Albany, NY discusses New York State laws pertaining to Sex Offenders and Social Media. A federal judge in Chicago said it is unconstitutional for states to ban all sex offenders from social media sites. …

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Cracking Down on Plea Bargains

By Lori Chung “We’ll do about 18,000 traffic tickets a year here, one of the busiest courts in the state of New York,” said Peter Crummey, Colonie Senior Town Justice. But Crummey says plea bargaining, like knocking down a speeding ticket …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Family and Matrimonial Partner Barbara J. King appears on WGNA in Albany. Barb discusses finances and divorce, appealing custody decisions, and the visitation rights of non-biological guardians.

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Troops Sacked by Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Get Separation Pay

By Aaron Kase Former service members who were honorably discharged from the military under the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy are now eligible for full separation pay, thanks to a recent court settlement. The American Civil Liberties Union had instigated a …

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CBS 6 Albany, NY

Graig Zappia Comments on Recent New York State Gun Control Laws

Albany, NY Lawyer Graig Zappia comments on New York State’s new gun control laws recently signed by Governor Cuomo, more specifically the call for mental health providers to report potentially dangerous patients.

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Donald Kelly Weighs in on Recently Passed NYS Gun Laws

President Barack Obama’s sweeping gun control package faces an uncertain future on Capitol Hill. Republicans dominating the House are rejecting his proposals while Obama’s allies in the Democratic-controlled Senate are stopping well short of pledging immediate action. The fate of …

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Watchdog Report: Kodak’s Bankruptcy Tab $125 Million and Counting

Eastman Kodak Co. retirees are taking a pounding in the company’s bankruptcy, as their medical benefits and insurance coverage came to an end Jan. 1. Between a pay freeze and big layoffs, Kodak workers similarly have been whacked hard. But …

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Kodak’s Bankruptcy Bill: $125 Million and Climbing

Eastman Kodak Co. retirees are taking a pounding in the company’s bankruptcy, as their medical benefits and insurance coverage came to an end Jan. 1. Between a pay freeze and big layoffs, Kodak workers similarly have been whacked hard. But since Kodak filed …

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CBS 6 Albany, NY

Tom Carr Comments on Passing of New York State Gun Law

Gun owners and Second Amendment advocates say New York’s Gun Control law is illegal, and they’re promising to fight it in court. Gun owners believe their lawmakers trampled on their rights. “The Second Amendment does give people individual rights they’re …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Robert Rock

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Bankruptcy Attorney Bob Rock appears on Albany’s WGNA. Bob answers listener questions regarding personal loans from friends or family, holding on to specific assets in bankruptcy, and what happens when one person in a joint-owned loan files …

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

Tully Rinckey PLLC Estate Planning and Business Law Attorney Richard H. Sargent appears on Syracuse’s Sunny 102. Mr. Sargent answers listener questions surrounding the effect of divorce on written wills and starting a home-based business.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Graig Zappia

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Business Law Attorney Graig Zappia appears on Albany’s WGNA. Graig talks about fiscal cliff issues concerning business owners and also answers listener questions about protecting brand identity, and managing hourly employees.

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Tully Rinckey Expands Again

By Kevin Tampone An Albany law firm with a Syracuse office is expanding into the Buffalo market. Tully Rinckey, PLLC will open its Buffalo office Jan. 7. The firm opened its Syracuse office in August. Tully Rinckey specializes in military law, …

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

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

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