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Former JAG Attorney with International Defense Counsel Experience Joins Tully Rinckey PLLC

West Point Military Academy graduate Kathryn A. Donnelly joins firm’s Binghamton office April 25, 2016 – Binghamton, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to announce that Kathryn A. Donnelly, Esq., an attorney with extensive military law and litigation experience, …

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New Helpdesk Manager Ensures Overall Security of Firm’s IT Systems

Delaney Promoted to Helpdesk Manager at Tully Rinckey PLLC April 14, 2016 – Albany, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to announce the promotion of Brandon Delaney to Helpdesk Manager. For the past five years, Delaney has served as …

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Free Download: EEOC 2016 Update White Paper

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

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Experienced Employment Attorney Joins Growing Binghamton Law Firm

Tully Rinckey PLLC welcomes Tyler Patterson to state-wide labor and employment practice group April 5, 2016 – Binghamton, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to announce that Tyler K. Patterson Esq., an attorney with extensive civil litigation experience, has …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Adds Experienced Litigator and Mediator to Federal Employment Team

Joseph Scott brings experience as former trial counsel for AFGE to the firm’s growing practice March 30, 2016 – Binghamton, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to announce that Joseph Scott Jr. Esq., an attorney with extensive years of …

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Bizarre Stories: “Cost thousands of dollars” to Sue Mother for Changing last Name

Can I sue my mother for changing my last name? Dear Moneyologist, My family has been fragmented for at least the last three generations, creating an elaborate blend of step-everything and relationships that were seldom defined by blood. My deceased …

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Tully Named to Prestigious HillVets 100 List

Tully Rinckey PLLC Founding Partner among most influential veterans of 2015 March 23, 2016 – Albany, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC Founding Partner Mathew Tully was recognized yesterday as one of 2015’s most influential and impactful veterans. Tully’s accomplishments and …

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Charnetsky Comments on Heroin Epidemic in Broome County

DA decision to help addicts a needed change In a story we hear all too often as the heroin epidemic overwhelms our community and death tolls rise, a Broome County Sheriff’s deputy arrested a Brooklyn native last week who was …

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“Jeans and Sneakers” Fundraiser Aids Western New York Non-Profit

Law firm gives “Casual Friday” a whole new meaning WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y. (WKBW) – A Western New York law firm is giving “Casual Friday” a whole new meaning. The Tully Rinckey Firm is cashing in on employees who want to wear …

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Divorce Lawyers See Rise in Illegal Use of Spy Apps to Surveil Spouses

Use of spyware to collect data on exes becoming a disturbing trend in family and matrimonial law February 10, 2016 – Albany, N.Y. – More people are turning to technology during divorce proceedings in an attempt to catch their ex …

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Press & Sun: Theresa Levine Joins Growing Binghamton Law Firm

Tully Rinckey announces new hire Tully Rinckey PLLC announced Theresa Levine Esq. has joined the firm. She will represent private sector employees across New York state and federal employees across the nation facing a range of employment-related legal issues, to …

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New Binghamton Associate Theresa Levine Featured in Business Journal News Network

People news: Tully Rinckey hires Levine for Binghamton office by Journal Staff BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — Tully Rinckey PLLC announced it has hired Theresa Levine for its Binghamton office. She is an attorney with extensive experience as an employment-law specialist and …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Enhancing Federal Labor and Employment Law Group with New Hire

Theresa Levine brings knowledge and experience to the firm’s growing practice Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to announce that Theresa Levine Esq., an attorney with extensive years of experience as an employment law adviser and expertise in human resources in …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Hires Seasoned Journalist as Public Relations Associate

Seasoned Journalist and Managing Editor Joins Tully Rinckey PLLC Team Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to announce that it has hired Marcy L. Velte as the law firm’s Public Relations Associate. Her hiring comes as the firm continues its aggressive …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Binghamton Expansion Featured in New York Law Journal

Marketplace: Upstate Law Firm Expands Near Binghamton By Monica Paquette Expanding its presence into New York’s Southern Tier region, Tully Rinckey has opened a new office at 4100 Vestal Road in Vestal, about 10 miles from downtown Binghamton. The Albany-based, …

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Vestal Expansion Featured In Daily Record

Tully Rinckey opens Binghamton office Tully Rinckey PLLC, the Albany-based law firm that has been expanding fast, opened a new office late last month in Binghamton. The office is the firm’s seventh, and its locations include Rochester and Buffalo. The …

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Tully Comments on Vestal Ribbon Cutting on WBNG 12

Tully Rinckey PLLC opens new location in Vestal Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The law firm Tully Rinckey PLLC celebrated Tuesday as it expanded and opened a new office in Vestal. Tully Rinckey PLLC held a ribbon cutting Tuesday morning at …

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NewsChannel 34 Interviews Charnetsky on Vestal Expansion

Albany-based law firm opens office in area An Albany-based law firm is another step closer to covering all of New York with the opening of a Greater Binghamton office. Tully Rinckey has opened a full-service law practice at 4100 Old …

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New Vestal Expansion Featured in Business Journal News Network

Tully Rinckey formally opens expanded Vestal office By Eric Reinhardt VESTAL, N.Y. — Tully Rinckey PLLC, an Albany–based law firm, has formally opened its new office space at 4100 Vestal Road in Vestal. The new 1,700-square-foot office includes up to …

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Charnetsky Named New York Settlement Officer

Charnetsky Named Third Department Settlement Officer November 20, 2015 – Binghamton, N.Y. – The Hon. Peter P. Charnetsky has been named a new settlement officer with the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department’s Civil Appeals Settlement Program. As …

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Binghamton Law Firm Offers Free Estate Planning Consults to Vets

Law Firm Provides Free Estate Planning Consults to Veterans to Recognize Service and Sacrifice November 11, 2015 – Binghamton, N.Y. – In recognition of the uncommon service and sacrifice that military veterans of all service branches and conflicts have provided …

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Feeling Defiant? WPA Protection Becoming Clearer

Federal Employees’ Right to Disobey Is Becoming Clearer Feeling defiant? Good, because there is a growing body of Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) case law on the little known “right-to-disobey” rule from the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA). Finally, federal employees …

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Charnetsky: New domestic violence law doesn’t go far enough

New domestic violence law doesn’t go far enough Domestic-violence victims who have been sexually assaulted should now be able to feel safer, if only for a few more years. On Oct. 22, a new law took effect expanding the maximum …

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Binghamton Crime Victims Assistance Center Receives Donation from Tully Rinckey PLLC

Movers: Business success in the Southern Tier Victims assistance center is the first local recipient of firm donation Tully Rinckey PLLC is bringing to the Southern Tier an employee-driven community support initiative that over the past five years has supplied …

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New York City Expansion Highlighted in ABA Journal

Fast-growing firm plans New York expansion, will plant flag in another state next year A fast-growing New York law firm is adding to its Binghamton office next month, plans to open in New York City next year and is looking …

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17 Grand In Donations Continue with Binghamton Crime Victims Assistance Center

After Donating $17,000 to Upstate Nonprofits, Tully Rinckey Brings “Jean and Sneakers” Initiative to Binghamton October 8, 2015 – Binghamton, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC is bringing to the Southern Tier an employee-driven community support initiative that over the past five …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Ranked as One of the Fastest Growing Businesses in America for Seventh Consecutive Year

Expansion initiatives in D.C., N.Y. and C.A. keep firm on list of the nation’s fastest-growing companies August 13, 2015 – Binghamton, N.Y. – For the seventh consecutive year, Inc. magazine has ranked Tully Rinckey PLLC as one of the nation’s …

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The 4-Year Itch on 4-Year Anniversary of NYS Gay Marriage

Gay Marriage Marks 4-Year Anniversary in NYS TODAY, Same-Sex Couples Feel “4-Year Itch” With today marking the fourth anniversary of when the Marriage Equality Act took effect on July 24, 2011, ushering in gay marriage in New York State, many …

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Open Marriage Consent Will Not Save You From Adultery Charge

Ask the Lawyer: ‘Open’ marriage as defense vs. adultery charge Q. My wife and I have an open marriage. Can I be charged with adultery even though she allows me to sleep with other women? A. Military swingers beware: A …

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Johnson City and Statewide “Dispensing” More Illegal Marijuana Sales

Illegal Marijuana Sale Arrests Climb As State Readies Itself for Legal Sales The New York State Department of Health is just weeks away from licensing companies to legally sell medical marijuana to New Yorkers, but illegal marijuana sale arrests are …

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Charnetsky: Wedding Venue’s Refusal “a violation of protected rights”

Gay couple: Otisco B&B refused to host wedding; Business: We don’t discriminate Otisco, NY, Douglass Dowty – Andrea Needham, 22, and Sarah Dailey, 24, were hunting for a rustic place to get married. An Otisco bed and breakfast told them it …

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“Persistent drug problems.” Peter Charnetsky Comments On Southern Tier Pot Sale Arrests

Southern Tier Sees More Illegal Pot Sale Arrests as NYS Prepares to License Legal Medical Marijuana Sellers 2014 Criminal marijuana sale arrests in the region up 72.2 percent from previous year July 7, 2015 – Binghamton, N.Y. – As the …

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Tully Answers: “Parties to a Mutual Combat are Wrongdoers”

Consensual violence is still against law Q. If two service members agree to fight each other as a way to settle a dispute, can they be criminally charged with assault even though they both agreed to the fight? A. Just because …

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Judges must act in the child’s best interest – Charnetsky on Stoned Father’s Visitation

Driving stoned and nearly killing daughter, 4, not enough to strip dad of visits SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Julie McMahon – Bryan Tanner smoked a marijuana pipe while driving down the state Thruway with his 4-year-old daughter in the backseat. He …

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Former Broome County Family Court Judge Peter Charnetsky, Esq. Joins Tully Rinckey PLLC

Former Broome County Family Court Judge Peter Charnetsky, Esq. Joins Tully Rinckey PLLC Charnetsky’s addition expands the firm’s Family and Matrimonial Law Team to the Southern Tier June 2, 2015 – Binghamton, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to announce …

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Ask the Lawyer: “Good Soldier Defense” May Not Extend to Some Cases in 2015

Ask the Lawyer: ‘Good soldier defense’ lost some clout Q. Until last weekend, I had never been arrested. I received medals for my service in Afghanistan; will my record as a good soldier matter in my case? A. Being a …

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Cannon Asks: Blackmail an Aftermath of Office of Personnel Management Breach?

OPM hack puts spotlight on trust Cheri Cannon is a partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC and the former chief counsel to the chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board. She concentrates her practice in federal sector employment and labor law …

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Cheri Cannon Discusses VA Officials Suspension on Federal News Radio

Cheri Cannon, Partner, Tully Rinckey PLLC Two senior Veterans Affairs officials in the Philadelphia office are suspended. The move comes after an audit found they charged subordinates money to attend a work-related party featuring psychic readings. Both are on the …

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Security Clearance “isn’t a numbers game” – Greg Rinkey Comments on Background Check Quota in US

Even after Snowden, quota system on background checks may be imperiling U.S. secrets By Christian Davenport – June 14 For years, investigators charged with vetting the backgrounds of those who handle the nation’s secrets have said they were pressured to …

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Mathew Tully Answers an Age Discrimination Act Question with The Saratogian’s Ask the Lawyer

Mathew Tully’s Ask the Lawyer column: May 16, 2015   Question: I’m 49 years old and was laid off and replaced with someone much younger. My employer said it did not know how old I am so it could not …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Founding Partner Mathew B. Tully Talks to Mid-Hudson News about Firefighter’s USERRA Lawsuit against the Middletown Fire Department

Middletown fireman sues city over alleged Air National Guard bashing May 16, 2015   MIDDLETOWN – A Middletown firefighter is suing the city over alleged discrimination against him by superior officers because of his service in the New York Air …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Managing Partner Peter J. Pullano Discusses Sen. Menendez’s Corruption Trial with Roll Call

With Menendez Trial, Is It Location, Location, Location? By: Hannah Hess May 18, 2015      The August 2009 guilty verdict against former Rep. William J. Jefferson was a striking win for the Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section following its …

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Federal Judge Orders Middletown FD to Pause Disciplinary Action against Firefighter Who Caught Superiors Bashing Air National Guardsmen

Federal Judge Orders Middletown FD to Pause Disciplinary Action against Firefighter Who Caught Superiors Bashing Air National Guardsmen Secret audio recordings reveal deep-rooted animosity for NY Air National Guard at Middletown FD   May 15, 2015 – Albany, N.Y. – …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Managing Partner Peter J. Pullano Breaks Down the Thomas Johnson III for News 10NBC

We’re getting a lot of reaction to the verdict in the Thomas Johnson III murder trial. To give us more insight into this case Peter Pullano, a legal expert and defense attorney, spoke with us about the trial. Though he …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Managing Partner Donald E. Kelly Pens Op-ed in Auburn Citizen on Piercing the grand Jury Veil

Guest column: Don’t burn down the grand jury veil May 11, 2015   Unsurprisingly, civil rights activists are not taking “no” for an answer and are now asking an appellate court in Brooklyn to overrule the decision of the trial …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Daniel Persing talks to WAMC about identity theft

Schumer: Impose New Tax Fraud Protections By Dave Lucas April 15, 2015   On this tax deadline day, U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer is leading the charge to protect New Yorkers from losing their refunds to identity thieves. Schumer has launched …

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Senior Counsel Casey Jordan talks to WSYR-TV about Revenge Porn

Laws lack power to protect humiliated targets of revenge websites April 7, 2015   Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Revenge websites are making it easier to humiliate people with explicit pictures online, while changes in the law lag behind changes in technology. …

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Casey Jordan talks to WSYR-TV about divorce papers being filed over Facebook

Would you ever serve divorce papers through Facebook? April 7, 2015   Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A social media firestorm Tuesday surrounded a woman who filed for divorce with her husband on Facebook. The woman’s lawyer says they weren’t having luck …

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The Saratogian Highlights Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Report on Rising Identity Theft in the Capital Region

Saratoga County records most identity thefts in the Captial Region By Lauren Mineau April 8, 2015   ALBANY >> Safe guard your social security cards, identity theft is rising in the Capital Region. According to information complied by Tully Rinckey …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Associate Heather Vincent discusses the Neulander murder case with TWC News

Defense Attorney Weighs In on Neulander Guilty Verdict By Iris St. Meran April 3, 2015   Thursday, a jury convicted Dr. Robert Neulander of second degree murder and tampering with evidence in the death of his wife. Iris St. Meran …

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Senior Counsel Casey Jordan Discusses Murder Trial with WSYR-TV

Legal expert: Neulander case will be difficult for jurors     March 31, 2015   Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Central New Yorkers have been riveted by the case of a prominent Syracuse area doctor accused of murdering his wife. Dr. Robert …

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Jennifer Corcoran Comments on Court Ruling that Child Must Visit Incarcerated Father

Court Ruling: Child must visit incarcerated father March 31 2015   QUEENSBURY — A local mother is speaking out, after a court ruled her child will be required to visit his father in prison. Vanessa Simons said she appealed that …

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Daniel Persing Weighs in on Misconceptions About Personal Injury Claims

Personal injury attorneys offer personal touch Special Report: Personal Injury & Disability By: Michael Petro Mar 23, 2015   Harry Forrest finds that being involved in the practice of personal injury really is, well, personal. He has seen clients walk …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Managing Partner Donald Kelly Urges Courtroom Reform At Syracuse.com

Change New York’s courtroom rules to allow defendants to see more evidence before trial In this file photo, Donald Kelly, defense Lawyer for Shayne Davis, talks to The Post-Standard court writer, Jim O’Hara about Shayne Davis pleading in the death …

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Time Warner Cable News Turns To Tully Rinckey’s Graig Zappia For Insight On NCAA Sanctions

NCAA Committee on Infractions Sends a Message By Bill Carey March 6, 2015   SYRACUSE, N.Y. — There is little debate that Jim Boeheim has been a successful basketball coach, but investigators for the NCAA found that Boeheim did a …

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Rochester’s WHAM Reports on Tully Rinckey PLLC Research Showing Fall in Divorces

Divorces in region drop to 15-year low. February 25, 2015   Rochester, N.Y. – Couples in the Finger Lakes region of New York are staying married more often, according to recent data. According to multi-state law firm Tully Rinckey PLLC, …

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Syracuse.com Covers Tully Rinckey’s Certification As Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business

Tully Rinckey first law firm certified as service-disabled veteran-owned business By Rick Moriarty February 19, 2015   Syracuse, N.Y. — Tully Rinckey has become the first law firm in New York to be certified as a service-disabled, veteran-owned business under …

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Rochester Business Journal Covers Tully Rinckey Earning Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Status

Tully Rinckey receives state certification By Will Astor February 19, 2015   Tully Rinckey PLLC is the first law firm to be certified as a service-disabled veteran-owned business under a program kicked off by the state last year, the firm …

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Daily Record Reports Tully Rinckey Earns Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Certification

Tully Rinckey gets certification By: Daily Record Staff February 19, 2015   Tully Rinckey PLLC has become the first law firm in New York state to be certified as a service-disabled, veteran-owned business under a state law passed last year. …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Edward McClenathan Discusses Legal Question Around A Valentine’s Day Engagement on WHAM

On the night before St. Valentine’s Day, Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Edward McClenathan offered a word of caution to those planning to get engaged on the day set aside for romance.

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Associate Lincy Jacob Shares Insights on Albany Murder Case with News10.

Tiffany VanAlstyne pleads not guilty to murder of Kenneth White By Heather Kovar, Amy Cutler February 11, 2015     ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The woman accused of killing five-year-old Kenneth White pleaded not guilty to a three count indictment …

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Central New York Business Journal Reports on Donald Kelly’s Appointment as Managing Partner

Tully Rinckey names Kelly as managing partner for Syracuse office by Eric Reinhardt February 13, 2015   SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Tully Rinckey PLLC, an Albany–based law firm that operates an office in Syracuse, has named Donald Kelly as managing partner …

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The Daily Record Covers Peter Pullano’s Appointment As Managing Partner in Rochester

Tully Rinckey names managing partner February 12, 2015     Peter J. Pullano has been named managing partner of the Rochester office of Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Rochester office. Pullano, a criminal law defense attorney with more than 20 years of …

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Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Reports on Peter Pullano Being Named Managing Partner

By Matthew Daneman February 12, 2015   Albany-based law firm Tully Rinckey PLLC has named Peter J. Pullano managing partner of its Rochester office. The firm opened its downtown Rochester office in 2013 with Pullano, a local criminal defense attorney, …

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Syracuse Law Marks Donald Kelly’s Appointment As Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Managing Partner in Syracuse

Donald E. Kelly Donald E. Kelly has been named Managing Partner for the Syracuse office of Tully Rinckney, PLLC. His practice focuses on criminal defense law and has nearly two decades of experience in the legal field. Having run a …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Graig Zappia On How Workers Get Shortchanged In Their Paychecks

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that 2,026 people from the Capital Region received $1,200,000 in recovered wages for 2014. These are people who were not paid the proper minimum wage, overtime pay or fringe benefits. The average payout in the …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Graig Zappia Discusses How Workers Can Get Shortchanged In Their Paychecks

$1.2M in wages recovered in Albany area in 2014 Megan Rogers February 4, 2015     More than 2,000 individuals in the Albany area received payouts for recovered wages last year, according to the state Department of Labor. About $1.2 …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC’s role in U.S. Supreme Court Case Highlighted by Buffalo Law Journal

Law firm’s case bolstered by Supreme Court decision By Michael Petro January 30, 2015     Mathew Tully knows a great deal about attempting to strengthen whistleblower rights. So, when last week’s United States Supreme Court decision on DHS v. …

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Buffalo Law Journal Editor cites Tully Rinckey PLLC Research On Same-Sex Marriage

BLJ Editor’s Notebook: Impact of ‘gray divorces’ on retirement By Michael Petro January 29, 2015   As couples age and consider how they’ll get through retirement — “Have we built enough of a nest egg?” — few individuals think about …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Derrick Hogan Discusses Murder Case with News 10

The third murder trial of a twice-convicted Tioga County man has been moved to the Capital Region. Tully Rinckey PLLC Associate Derrick Hogan discusses with News 10 why Calvin Harris’s case was moved and why it has drawn so much …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Derrick Hogan Offers View of Police Body Cameras for Time Warner Cable News.

Tully Rinckey PLLC Associate Derrick Hogan shared some concerns about privacy with Time Warner Cable News when asked about police body cameras.

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Managing Partner Robert Rock Comments on Falling Bankruptcies in the Democrat & Chronicle.

Local bankruptcies on the wane Matthew Daneman January 19, 2015     A rising economy means a shrinking number of individuals and businesses ending up in bankruptcy in the Rochester region. During 2014, the number of Rochester-area bankruptcy cases filed …

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Founding Partner Matthew Tully’s FOI request highlighted in article on police storing data

Stored data a privacy concern City councilman asks that records be purged sooner By Jordan Carleo-Evangelist January 19, 2015     Trunk mounted police license plate scanners on an Albany County Sheriff’s patrol car at Albany International Airport Thursday, May …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Donald Kelly quoted in Syracuse.com on what it takes to get a retrial

Thibodeau’s burden at Heidi Allen hearing: show jury would’ve acquitted him with new evidence By John O’Brien January 15, 2015   A rare smile from Gary Thibodeau during a break in the hearing about the 1994 kidnapping of Heidi Allen, …

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CBS 6 Albany Highlights Tully Rinckey PLLC Donations of Boots and Blankets to Veterans

Vets receive help battling cold weather January 12, 2015   Local veterans are receiving boots, hats and blankets to help them through the winter. The Tully Rinckey Law Firm made the donation on Monday to area heroes and the Albany …

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Boots and blankets discussion by Tully Rinckey PLLC featured on Time Warner Cable News

Albany Housing Coalition’s Veterans House Receives Much Needed Donation January 13, 2015     ALBANY, N.Y. — Residents of the Albany Housing Coalition’s Veterans House received a much needed donation to help get them through the cold winter months. The …

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The Daily Record Highlights new Rochester Partner Edward McClenathan

McClenathan joins Tully Rinckey January 7, 2015     Rochester attorney Edward McClenathan has joined Tully Rinckey PLLC as a partner in the firm’s Rochester office. McClenathan, who founded and owned the McClenathan Law Firm, has years of experience practicing …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Mario Cometti Comments on Open Meeting Rules on CBS 6 Albany

Thruway Passes 2015 Budget December 19, 2014     ALBANY — The New York State Thruway Authority Board unanimously passed its 2015 budget with a $36 million deficit. The board did not discuss potentially increasing tolls. Board members went into …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Darren Swetz Answers The Buffalo Law Journal’s “Five Questions.”

Five questions with… Darren Swetz of Tully Rinckey PLLC Dec 10, 2014 By Darren M. Swetz, Esq.     What prompted your recent move from Kelly & Swetz to Tully Rinckey? One of the biggest reasons was to expand my …

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WNYT Highlights Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Turkeys for Veterans Event and Mat Tully’s Service.

Albany law firm donates 100 turkeys to vets November 24, 2014     An Albany law firm is saying thanks to veterans this upcoming holiday. Tully Rinckey is teaming up with Hannaford Supermarkets to provide more than 100 free turkeys …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Mario Cometti speaks out about surveillance camera web site on CBS 6 Albany

November 20, 2014   People set up security cameras to keep an eye on their home, their business or their children. The website, Insecam.com, says that the world may be looking in as well. The website has posted personal cameras …

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Albany Business Review Spotlights Darren Swetz Joining Tully Rinckey PLLC as Partner

Darren Swetz Date added:November 12, 2014 Submission Type:New Hire Current employer:Tully Rinckey, PLLC Current title/position:Partner Industry:Legal Services Duties/responsibilities:Darren Swetz has joined Tully Rinckey PLLC as a partner in the firm’s Buffalo office. Mr. Swetz practices law in several areas, including …

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The Clarence Bee covers Darren Swetz’s arrival as a Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner

Clarence man becomes Tully Rinckey partner November 12, 2014     Swetz Clarence resident Darren M. Swetz has joined Tully Rinckey PLLC as a partner in the firm’s Buffalo office. He joins Tully Rinckey from Kelly & Swetz, LLP in …

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Syracuse.com spotlights Tully Rinckey PLLC’s new Buffalo Partner, Darren Swetz

Company news: Darren Swetz joined Tully Rinckey as a partner November 07, 2014   Darren M. Swetz, Esq. has joined Tully Rinckey PLLC as a partner in the firm’s Buffalo office. Previously, he was the managing partner from Kelly & …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Donald Kelly discusses toughened drunk driving laws with WSYR-TV

Criminal defense attorney and Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Donald Kelly shares his insights on the possible effectiveness of new, tougher drunken driving laws with Rachel Polansky of News Channel 9 WSYR-TV.

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The Buffalo News highlights Tully Rinckey PLLC’s recent donation to the University at Buffalo School of Law

Contributing Tully Rinckey donated $250 raised through a firm community support initiative, Jeans and Sneakers, to the University at Buffalo School of Law’s Buffalo Criminal Law Center. The center is a national leader in criminal law scholarship. The Jeans and …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Senior Counsel Casey Jordan discusses Jackie’s Law with Time Warner Cable News

Jackie’s Law Aims to Prevent GPS Stalking By: Sarah Blazonis October 21, 2014     Shortly before she was murdered by her ex-boyfriend, Jackie Wisniewski found a GPS system on her car that he’d used to monitor her. A new …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Senior Counsel Casey Jordan talks to Syracuse.com/The Post-Standard about Jackie’s Law

Beginning today, NY’s stalking law restricts using GPS to track someone By Teri Weaver October 21, 2014     SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Earlier this year, state Assembly Republicans put an electronic tracking device on a political opponent’s car to see …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Peter J. Pullano speaks with Time Warner Cable Rochester about GPS stalking

Sen. Schumer Pushes For GPS Tracking To Be Illegal Nationwide By: Rose Eiklor October 20, 2014   ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A bill from Sen. Charles Schumer would make any form of electronic stalking illegal, with few exceptions. The exceptions include …

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The Saratogian covers Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Western Expansion

Capital Region business in brief October 14, 2014   ALBANY >> Albany-based Tully Rinckey PLLC opened its first West Coast law office in California. From its new office at 501 West Broadway in San Diego, the firm will offer federal …

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Founding Partner Mathew B. Tully, Esq. on whether or not an Employee can be Fired for Refusing to Act Illegally.

Mathew Tully’s Ask the Lawyer column: Can I be fired for refusing to act illegally? By Mathew B. Tully, Esq. October 6, 2014   Question: Can my employer fire me for refusing to participate in its illegal activities or for …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Sr. Associate Michael Macomber Talks with TWC about USERRA Victory

Jury Decides City and Jamestown PD Partially Discriminated Against Former Detective By, Mark Goshgarian October 2, 2014   MAYVILLE, N.Y. — Jurors took two hours Thursday to decide the City of Jamestown and its police department partially discriminated against former …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Sr. Associate Michael Macomber Talks with TWC about USERRA Victory

Jury Decides City and Jamestown PD Partially Discriminated Against Former Detective By, Mark Goshgarian October 2, 2014   MAYVILLE, N.Y. — Jurors took two hours Thursday to decide the City of Jamestown and its police department partially discriminated against former …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Sr. Associate Michael Macomber Talks with TWC about USERRA Victory

Jury Decides City and Jamestown PD Partially Discriminated Against Former Detective By, Mark Goshgarian October 2, 2014   MAYVILLE, N.Y. — Jurors took two hours Thursday to decide the City of Jamestown and its police department partially discriminated against former …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Sr. Associate Michael Macomber Talks with TWC about USERRA Victory

Jury Decides City and Jamestown PD Partially Discriminated Against Former Detective By, Mark Goshgarian October 2, 2014   MAYVILLE, N.Y. — Jurors took two hours Thursday to decide the City of Jamestown and its police department partially discriminated against former …

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Mathew Tully, 9/11 survivor, shares story at Saratoga event

Fate spared Tully from World Trade Center attacks By Justin Mason September 12, 2014   Keynote speaker Mat Tully speaks during the Saratoga Springs 9/11 Ceremony and Remembrance at High Rock Park on Thursday morning. SARATOGA SPRINGS — Mathew Tully’s …

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The Buffalo News Highlights Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Latest WNY Expansion

Law Firm Opens in Amherst Jonathan D. Epstein, Financial Reporter at The Buffalo News August 22, 2014   Albany-based law firm Tully Rinckey PLLC opened a new regional office in Amherst that is five times the size of what it …

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Around Tech Valley

By Jennifer Patterson September 2, 2014   Grab Bag Integra Networks Inc. was named as the second-fastest-growing company in New York State’s Capital Region, according to the 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of America’s fastest-growing private companies. Integra …

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Albany Business Review highlights Tully Rinckey coast-to-coast expansion

Albany law firm opens San Diego office By Krystle S. Morey Sep 2, 2014   Tully Rinckey PLLC, a law firm focusing on federal employee and military personnel cases, has opened an office in California. The San Diego office is …

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Greg T. Rinckey, Esq. is profiled by the UAlbany Weekend MBA program

Attorney Greg T. Rinckey is proof positive ROTC is one of the best leadership courses in the country. So is his business partner, Mathew B. Tully. The two met in 1990 as Army ROTC cadets at Hofstra University on Long …

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How will medical marijuana use go over in the workplace?

By Ryan Delaney August 28, 2014   While medical marijuana will soon be legal for some illnesses in New York, legal experts are warning there are some unanswered concerns over when and where it can be used. In about a …

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Pullano again tests his pedal mettle for charity

By: Mike Murphy August 19, 2014   Attorney Peter J. Pullano is planning to spend a bit of time with his late brother. Pullano will embark Wednesday on the five-day, 420-mile AIDS Red Ribbon Ride in memory of his brother …

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Donald E. Kelly ’87 Named a Top 100 Trial Lawyer for 2014

  By Margaret Spillett August 8, 2014   Donald E. Kelly ’87, a partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC in Syracuse, N.Y., was invited into the prestigious Top 100 Trial Lawyers organization based on his peer nominations and third-party research of …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC client Maj. Auld discusses his case on ABC’s WHAM-13.

Local veteran battles for his health care August 9, 2014   Rochester, N.Y. – For more than 30 years, Major James Auld served in the U.S. Armed Forces, most recently in Afghanistan and Kuwait, but now his biggest battle may …

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Local man gets “One Direction” tattoo to win concert tickets for his daughter

Friday, August 1 2014   LATHAM — When Fly 92.3′s “Morning Rush” Show announced they would be giving away front row seats to see the band “One Direction” play at Met Life Stadium, Ron Deutsch knew he wanted to make …

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Class action lawsuit filed against Price Chopper

July 31 2014   SCHENECTADY — Supermarket chain Price Chopper is facing a federal class action lawsuit. The suit, filed on Wednesday, claims that Price Chopper was trying to cut labor costs by telling department managers that they do not …

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Police believe more potent brand of heroin has hit local streets

By Molly Eadie 08/01/14   RENSSELAER COUNTY >> Police responded to four heroin overdoses between last Thursday and Tuesday in the city of Troy. None were fatal, thanks to what some call a “miracle drug” naloxone, also known as Narcan, …

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Price Chopper Faces Lawsuit Over Unpaid Overtime Wages

By: Madeleine Rivera 07/31/2014   Price Chopper is facing a class action lawsuit after a Western Massachusetts former employee claims the supermarket chain failed to pay her overtime wages. “When you punch that clock, what is it you’re doing between …

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Attorneys map strategy for employers in wage suits

Attorneys map strategy for employers in wage suits, like ones facing Price Chopper and Stewart’s By Michael DeMasi Aug 1, 2014   Small and mid-sized employers face the same risks as Price Chopper supermarkets and Stewart’s Shops — two of …

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From civilian to serviceman and back

Lawyer Mat Tully has first-hand knowledge of the challenging transition former members of the military face By Billy DeLap July 23, 2014   COLONIE — It doesn’t matter whether you are a career soldier or someone who has transitioned from …

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ROTC Alum Permanently Returns to Civilian Life

Jul 16   After a decorated military career that spanned two decades following his days in Hofstra’s Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC) program, Mathew B. Tully ’95 was medically retired from the U.S. Army on May 5 and has returned …

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Nurse Manager Blows Whistle on Albany VA – Speaks with WNYT TV

Nurse Manager Blows Whistle on Albany VA – Speaks with WNYT TV

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Albany VA Nurse Alleges Safety Concerns – Speaks with WRGB TV

Albany VA Nurse Alleges Safety Concerns – Speaks with WRGB TV

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Stratton VA nurse manager says she was forced to step down

By Molly Eadie, Troy Record   ALBANY >> A nurse at the Albany-Stratton VA Hospital says she’s been reprimanded for whistleblowing. The case against Valerie Riviello, a 28-year employee at the hospital, is just one of about 60 instances of …

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Mathew Tully’s Ask the Lawyer column

Mathew Tully’s Ask the Lawyer column By: Mathew B. Tully, Esq. 7/12/14 Question: I’m so overwhelmed at work that I never get to take my half-hour, unpaid lunch break. Should I be compensated for the time I spend working through …

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“Tully Rinckey Client Exposes VA Hospital: Stolen Drugs, Tortured Veterans”

Nurse exposes VA hospital: Stolen drugs, tortured veterans By Valerie Riviello July 12, 2014 Registered nurse Valerie Riviello has worked 28 years at the Albany Stratton VA Medical Center, most recently in the psychiatric unit. She teaches at two local …

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New York Law Journal Highlights Tully Rinckey’s Expansion in Buffalo

New York Law Journal Marketplace Monica Paquette July 2, 2014   Expanding its presence in upstate New York, Albany-based Tully Rinckey has moved its Buffalo office to 5488 Sheridan Dr. from 70 Niagara St., where it was a tenant for …

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BLJ Editor’s Notebook: Aggressive recruiting a reality

By Michael Petro Jul 3, 2014   In the previous edition, we did a story on a law firm whose founding partner recently returned from a military stint to once again practice as a full-time attorney and get back to …

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New law firm moving and expanding

New law firm moving and expanding By Jonathan D. Epstein June 30, 2014   An Albany-based law firm owned by two military veterans has relocated and expanded its Buffalo office after just a year in the market, continuing its rapid …

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Tully Rinckey law firm continues Upstate expansion

Tully Rinckey law firm continues Upstate expansion By Rick Moriarty June 27, 2014   The Tully Rinckey law firm has moved its Buffalo office into larger quarters near the Buffalo suburb of Williamsville. Albany-based Tully Rinckey opened its office in …

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Tully Rinckey law firm continues Upstate expansion

Tully Rinckey law firm continues Upstate expansion By Rick Moriarty June 27, 2014   The Tully Rinckey law firm has moved its Buffalo office into larger quarters near the Buffalo suburb of Williamsville. Albany-based Tully Rinckey opened its office in …

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Founding Partner Mathew Tully explores new Buffalo office expansion

Tully Rinckey moves to larger office in Buffalo by Eric Reinhardt Date: 6/25/2014 at 0:59:38   BUFFALO — Tully Rinckey PLLC, an Albany–based law firm that also operates a Syracuse office, has moved its Buffalo–area office into a new, larger …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Moves to Substantially Larger Location

Tully Rinckey PLLC Moves to Substantially Larger Location June 26, 2014 Amherst Bee Staff   Tully Rinckey PLLC has moved its Buffalo law office into a newly-constructed and substantially larger location at 5488 Sheridan Drive between Youngs Road and Evans …

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Associate Lori Hoffman weighs in on U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding cell phone searches

Associate Lori Hoffman weighs in on U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding cell phone searches

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Tully Rinckey opens new Buffalo office

Tully Rinckey opens new Buffalo office By: Daily Record Staff June 25, 2014   The law firm Tully Rinckey PLLC has moved its Buffalo law office into a newly constructed and larger location near Williamsville, where it has leased 5,090 …

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Tully Rinckey opens new Buffalo office

Tully Rinckey opens new Buffalo office By: Daily Record Staff June 25, 2014   The law firm Tully Rinckey PLLC has moved its Buffalo law office into a newly constructed and larger location near Williamsville, where it has leased 5,090 …

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Founding Partner Mathew Tully explores new Buffalo office expansion

Tully Rinckey moves to larger office in Buffalo by Eric Reinhardt Date: 6/25/2014   BUFFALO — Tully Rinckey PLLC, an Albany–based law firm that also operates a Syracuse office, has moved its Buffalo–area office into a new, larger space. The …

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Founding Partner Mathew Tully discusses his return to the firm with the Buffalo Law Journal

Country served, Tully back to work Jun 25, 2014 By Michael Petro   Mathew Tully says he’s proud to be one of the few New York lawyers who can claim he won a case before the state Court of Appeals …

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Founding Partner Mathew Tully discusses his return to firm with the Troy Record

Albany lawyer returns from service overseas By Molly Eadie 06/23/14   ALBANY >> After retiring from a nearly two-decade long military career and a two-year leave to serve as a lieutenant colonel in Afghanistan, Mathew B. Tully has returned to …

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Partner Peter Pullano discusses uptick in DWAI arrests over past decade

Records Show More DWAI Arrests Over Past 10 Years By Michelle Faust Fri June 20, 2014   A recent Freedom of Information Law request shows a surge in the numbers of arrests in drivers under the influence of drugs. In …

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More Finger Lakes Drivers Are Getting Busted for Driving High

Region DWAI Adult Arrests up 128% from 10 Years earlier June 17, 2014 – Rochester – As state legislators debate whether to allow New Yorkers to take marijuana for medical purposes, some drivers statewide are not hesitating to take the …

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More CNY Drivers Are Getting Busted for Driving High

Region DWAI Arrests up 68% from 10 Years Earlier June 17, 2014 – Syracuse  As state legislators debate whether to allow New Yorkers to take marijuana for medical purposes, some drivers statewide are not hesitating to take the drug or …

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More Capital Region Drivers Are Getting Busted for Driving High

Albany & Schenectady Cos. DWAI Adult Arrests up by 100% or More from 10 Years Earlier June 17, 2014 – Albany – As state legislators debate whether to allow New Yorkers to take marijuana for medical purposes, some drivers statewide …

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Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce Spotlights Return of Founding Partner Mathew B. Tully, Esq.

Mathew Tully Returns to Tully Rinckey PLLC after Afghanistan Deployment; Recovery from Suicide Bomber Attack 12 Jun 2014 by: Tully Rinckey PLLC   Retired Lieutenant Colonel Tully Retakes the Reins at Law Firm That Is Substantially Larger Than When He …

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The potential future of Bowe Bergdahl – Chad McFarland, Esq. discusses with WNYT

Military lawyer: 5 years enough for Bergdahl? 06/10/2014 WNYT.com By: Dan Levy   ALBANY – AS Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl continues to recover at a military hospital in Germany, military brass might be considering a court martial. Chad McFarland, a military …

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Thomas Carr, Esq. discusses identity theft protection with the Albany Times Union

Identity thieves want your data Take steps to protect yourself from identity thieves looking to tap into your finances By T.J. King June 9, 2014   Stealing is nothing new. However, the approach thieves use has changed. No longer do …

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Partner Daniel J. Persing, Esq. explores liability issues with wild animals

The Saga Of The Albany Bear By Dave Lucas A bear cub that took refuge in a tree across the street from a public school in an Albany neighborhood captivated the city for more than a day, the story attracting …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Founding Partner Mathew B. Tully, Esq. discusses his request for license plate data

Colonie lawyer says he’ll sue for license plate data Posted on May 27, 2014 by Jordan Carleo-Evangelist   Mathew Tully, a former Army officer with top-secret clearance and founder of the Colonie-based law firm Tully Rinckey, wants the county and/or …

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Associate Derrick Hogan, Esq. talks about legal consequences from potential red light cameras in Albany.

Red light cameras may come to Albany ALBANY—Red light cameras could soon be coming to an intersection near you. The City of Albany is considering installing up to 20 cameras at dangerous intersections downtown to try and nab drivers that …

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Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey discusses the new SDVOSB bill with The National Veteran Owned Business Association

The Empire State is Now Vetrepreneur-Friendly! New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Act (S6865/A9135) into law Monday, May 12, establishing a statewide goal to award 6 percent of procurement spending with vetrepreneurs. This doubles the …

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Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey discusses the new SDVOSB bill with The National Veteran Owned Business Association

The Empire State is Now Vetrepreneur-Friendly! New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Act (S6865/A9135) into law Monday, May 12, establishing a statewide goal to award 6 percent of procurement spending with vetrepreneurs. This doubles the …

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Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey discusses the new SDVOSB bill with The National Veteran Owned Business Association

The Empire State is Now Vetrepreneur-Friendly! New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Act (S6865/A9135) into law Monday, May 12, establishing a statewide goal to award 6 percent of procurement spending with vetrepreneurs. This doubles the …

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Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey discusses the new SDVOSB bill with The National Veteran Owned Business Association

The Empire State is Now Vetrepreneur-Friendly! New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Act (S6865/A9135) into law Monday, May 12, establishing a statewide goal to award 6 percent of procurement spending with vetrepreneurs. This doubles the …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC applauds Governor Cuomo for signing the Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Act into law

By Long Island News & PRs Published: May 12 2014 The legislation creates the Division of Service Disabled Veterans’ Business Development within the Office of General Services which will oversee the program.   Albany, NY – May 12, 2014 – …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC applauds Governor Cuomo for signing the Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Act into law

By Long Island News & PRs Published: May 12 2014 The legislation creates the Division of Service Disabled Veterans’ Business Development within the Office of General Services which will oversee the program.   Albany, NY – May 12, 2014 – …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC applauds Governor Cuomo for signing the Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Act into law

By Long Island News &amp; PRs Published: May 12 2014 <h3>The legislation creates the Division of Service Disabled Veterans’ Business Development within the Office of General Services which will oversee the program.</h3> &nbsp; <div id=”article_body”><img title=”Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC applauds Governor Cuomo for signing the Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Act into law

By Long Island News & PRs Published: May 12 2014 The legislation creates the Division of Service Disabled Veterans’ Business Development within the Office of General Services which will oversee the program.   Albany, NY – May 12, 2014 – …

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Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey, Esq. discusses the process for veterans seeking benefits for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder linked to sexual assault.

‘Clear threat’: Reports of military sexual assault leap 50 percent Reports of sexual assault in the military leapt by 50 percent last year, according to a much-anticipated Pentagon study that came out last week. By: Lane Anderson Thursday, May 8, …

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Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey, Esq. discusses the process for veterans seeking benefits for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder linked to sexual assault.

‘Clear threat’: Reports of military sexual assault leap 50 percent Reports of sexual assault in the military leapt by 50 percent last year, according to a much-anticipated Pentagon study that came out last week. By: Lane Anderson Thursday, May 8, …

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Senior Counsel Robert J. Rock, Esq. discusses Kodak’s long road out of bankruptcy

Kodak stock down after posting $36M loss in 1st quarter Matthew Daneman May 7, 2014   Eastman Kodak Co.’s game plan for years has been to pump money into lines of business that show promise for big growth, cut costs …

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Partner Daniel Persing, Esq. says it may be time for NY state to update its pothole liability laws

Taking On a Pothole Law: In Winter, New York State Rejects Drivers’ Claims By Sam Roberts April 29, 2014   Thomas J. Abinanti, a Democratic assemblyman from Westchester County, was driving to Albany on the Taconic State Parkway in January …

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Partner Daniel J. Persing Esq. outlines steps drivers can take to recover damages from potholes

Drivers continue facing pothole problems Friday, April 25 2014, 07:36 PM EDT Cars that are damaged from potholes after May 1 could get some of the repair bill paid by the government responsible for maintaining the road. State law allows …

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Partner Peter J. Pullano, Esq. explores the federal case against Dawn Nguyen with News 10 NBC

Mother of Greece woman found guilty in connection with West Webster tragedy speaks out Updated: 04/16/2014 6:30 PM Created: 04/16/2014 11:47 AM WHEC.com By: Amanda Ciavarri A jury found her guilty in connection with the West Webster ambush and now …

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Partner Peter J. Pullano, Esq. analyzes the Dawn Nguyen trial with News 10 NBC

Greece woman found guilty in connection with West Webster tragedy Created: 04/15/2014 7:02 AM Updated: 04/15/2014 7:12 PM   There was a guilty verdict Tuesday for the woman who bought the guns that were used to kill two firefighters and …

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Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey, Esq talks with TWC News about 10 years of success at Tully Rinckey PLLC

Capital Region Business Beat: Two veterans find success with Albany law firm ALBANY — A decade ago, Greg Rinckey was an Officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. (JAG) in the U.S. Army. As his time in the military came …

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Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey, Esq talks with TWC News about 10 years of success at Tully Rinckey PLLC

Capital Region Business Beat: Two veterans find success with Albany law firm ALBANY — A decade ago, Greg Rinckey was an Officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. (JAG) in the U.S. Army. As his time in the military came …

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Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey, Esq talks with TWC News about 10 years of success at Tully Rinckey PLLC

Capital Region Business Beat: Two veterans find success with Albany law firm ALBANY — A decade ago, Greg Rinckey was an Officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. (JAG) in the U.S. Army. As his time in the military came …

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Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey, Esq talks with TWC News about 10 years of success at Tully Rinckey PLLC

Capital Region Business Beat: Two veterans find success with Albany law firm ALBANY — A decade ago, Greg Rinckey was an Officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. (JAG) in the U.S. Army. As his time in the military came …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC supports passage of NYS legislation supporting veterans

New York Poised to Become Vetrepreneur-Friendly The New York State Assembly joined the State Senate in passing legislation (S2803/A5872) that sets a goal to award six percent of state contracts to service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs). The bill is expected …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC supports passage of NYS legislation supporting veterans

New York Poised to Become Vetrepreneur-Friendly The New York State Assembly joined the State Senate in passing legislation (S2803/A5872) that sets a goal to award six percent of state contracts to service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs). The bill is expected …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC supports passage of NYS legislation supporting veterans

New York Poised to Become Vetrepreneur-Friendly The New York State Assembly joined the State Senate in passing legislation (S2803/A5872) that sets a goal to award six percent of state contracts to service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs). The bill is expected …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC supports passage of NYS legislation supporting veterans

New York Poised to Become Vetrepreneur-Friendly The New York State Assembly joined the State Senate in passing legislation (S2803/A5872) that sets a goal to award six percent of state contracts to service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSBs). The bill is expected …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Graig Zappia speaks with TWC News about avoiding property disputes

Learn how to avoid property issues and disputes 04/05/2014 Graig Zappia, Tully Rinckney PLLC Attorney said, “The bigger the property, the more likelihood of something happening; for example the one where you have the 40 acres of property. You’re not …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Graig Zappia speaks with TWC News about avoiding property disputes

Learn how to avoid property issues and disputes 04/05/2014 Graig Zappia, Tully Rinckney PLLC Attorney said, “The bigger the property, the more likelihood of something happening; for example the one where you have the 40 acres of property. You’re not …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Graig Zappia speaks with TWC News about avoiding property disputes

Learn how to avoid property issues and disputes 04/05/2014 Graig Zappia, Tully Rinckney PLLC Attorney said, “The bigger the property, the more likelihood of something happening; for example the one where you have the 40 acres of property. You’re not …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Graig Zappia speaks with TWC News about avoiding property disputes

Learn how to avoid property issues and disputes 04/05/2014 Graig Zappia, Tully Rinckney PLLC Attorney said, “The bigger the property, the more likelihood of something happening; for example the one where you have the 40 acres of property. You’re not …

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’Economic Champion’ Law Firm Celebrates 10 Years

Charts aggressive, multi-market course for growth in 2014 Date:  4/7/2014   April 1, 2014 –Syracuse, N.Y. – It was ten years ago today that Mathew B. Tully, Esq. and Greg T. Rinckey, Esq. joined forces, forming what would become one of …

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Associate Lori Hoffman Esq. analyzes the plea deal in connection to a fatal West Seneca crash

Man makes plea deal in connection to fatal crash By Lou Raguse, News 4 Reporter Published: Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 12:56 pm BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A man made a plea deal in court Wednesday morning, in connection to a crash …

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Director of Legal Services Thomas Carr Esq. analyzes the case against Jesse Sawyer Jr. of Troy

Jesse Sawyer, Jr. to be extradited; will be arraigned in Albany By Molly Eadie Posted: 04/01/14, 9:49 PM EDT   Jesse Sawyer, Jr., arrested on federal child pornography charges Friday, will be extradited and arraigned in federal court in Albany, …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey praises new NYS legislation supporting veterans

Local firm supports vets’ contract legislation Daily Record Staff March 25, 2014   An agreement has been reached on legislation to send 6 percent of state contracts to service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses. It was announced Thursday by Gov. Andrew M. …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Peter J. Pullano Esq. discusses drop in DWI arrests with WHAM 1180.

Area DWI Arrests Lower in 2013: Lawyer Says Drivers Are Smarter Rochester, NY — An analysis of DWI arrest statistics for our nine-county region shows arrest numbers were down in 2013 for a second consecutive year — and sharply lower …

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Partner Barbara King discusses trends in WNY divorce data with the Buffalo Law Journal

OPINION: The ‘new normal’ for divorce The New York State Department of Health recently finalized its 2012 Vital Statistics divorce data. What are we learning? That in light of the new “no-fault” divorce era, Western New York has seen a …

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Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey talks to the Utica Phoenix about working with Sen. Greg Ball to pass badly-needed SDVOSB legislation

Senate Passes Bill For State Contract Set-Aside For Disabled Veterans The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S6865), sponsored by Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, …

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Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey talks to the Utica Phoenix about working with Sen. Greg Ball to pass badly-needed SDVOSB legislation

Senate Passes Bill For State Contract Set-Aside For Disabled Veterans The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S6865), sponsored by Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, …

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Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey talks to the Utica Phoenix about working with Sen. Greg Ball to pass badly-needed SDVOSB legislation

Senate Passes Bill For State Contract Set-Aside For Disabled Veterans The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S6865), sponsored by Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, …

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Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey talks to the Utica Phoenix about working with Sen. Greg Ball to pass badly-needed SDVOSB legislation

Senate Passes Bill For State Contract Set-Aside For Disabled Veterans The New York State Senate today passed legislation (S6865), sponsored by Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC attorneys Nicole Smith and Graig Zappia discuss a lawsuit filed by a family of a Navy Yard victim with Brendan McGarry of Military.com

Family of Navy Yard Victim Plan to Re-file Lawsuit An attorney representing the family of one of the victims of the Washington Navy Yard shooting said he plans to refile a lawsuit arguing the U.S. military and contractors committed “gross …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Graig Zappia discusses trucker misclassification with GoByTruck Global News

NY Passes Classification Law New York has taken a strong stand on trucker misclassification by passing S5867. The bill, which takes effect April 10, creates new definitions for employee and independent contractor, with standards above and beyond the Internal Revenue …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Senior Associate Kent Eiler examines legal situation in Crimean peninsula with CBS6 News

Speaking about the situation in Ukraine on Monday, President Obama says the door to diplomacy is still open, but warned the international community is ready to take additional steps if Russia doesn’t back down. Brandon Lewis spoke to one expert …

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Employers cannot discriminate on basis of age

By: Mathew Tully, Esq. Question: Are employers allowed to not hire someone “up in years” because he is “overqualified”? Answer: Under New York state and federal law, employers cannot discriminate against workers on the basis of their age. New York’s …

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Up Next: Health Care Surcharges?

A new “fee” tacked on customers’ bills by a Southern restaurant chain could be a preview of things to come. Several Gator’s Dockside restaurants across central Florida have added what they’re calling an “Affordable Care Act Surcharge” of 1 percent …

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Home ownership, still the American Dream

For many people, home ownership is still the American dream. Building or buying a house and having it be in your family for generations. But when certain circumstances befall you, that dream could rapidly become a nightmare. “Perhaps they’ve lost …

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NY High Court Rules Police Can Go Too Far in Interrogations, Reverses Convictions

Two cases decided Thursday by New York’s highest court give defendants more ability to say they were bullied by police during interrogations.  One local attorney puts into perspective how it might change police interview practices. In the case of Adrian …

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Some police lies to suspect are unfair

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s highest court says police can go too far lying to suspects, making confessions inadmissible as evidence when the lies told during interrogations become “patently coercive.” The Court of Appeals, ruling unanimously, has thrown out …

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Closing costs terms homebuyers should know

Closing costs is a common real estate term that is used to describe fees like the appraisal, survey fee, and title insurance. “Title insurance would be insurance for the purchaser after the closing for any defects that come up as …

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Local companies sued in Kodak bankruptcy

A trust fund established as part of Eastman Kodak Co.’s bankruptcy is suing hundreds of businesses around the globe, including many in the Rochester region, as it seeks to claw back potentially hundreds of millions of dollars Kodak paid them in …

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Foreclosure proceedings had been initiated against Villa Valenti Restaurant

Last month, the same month in which the owners of Villa Valenti Restaurant said they had their best month of business on record, also saw the start of the foreclosure process on their West Sand Lake Road property, which, according …

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Do-over of rape investigation shows complexities of military sexual assault problem

By Chris Carroll Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON — A rape case the Air Force is investigating for the second time wraps up many of the complexities faced by a military struggling to deal with sexual assault in a single package, …

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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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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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Charges Against Edison Tech Students Dismissed

By Carlet Cleare The city court judge presiding over the case involving three Edison Tech basketball players dropped the charges held against them on Wednesday. The teens were arrested the day before Thanksgiving, and charged with disorderly conduct, while waiting …

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Your Best Shot – Giving Thanksgiving

Tully Rinckey law firm and Hannaford Supermarkets provided free turkeys on Monday to active duty and retired military personnel for Thanksgiving through the fifth annual “Turkeys for Veterans” program as a way to show appreciation for their sacrifices. Turkeys were …

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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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The Buffalo News

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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Plate reader installed at intersection

By: Lou Raguse 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 …

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Ask the Lawyer: Can I be Prohibited from Discussing Wages?

By Mathew Tully Question: Can my employer prohibit me from talking to others about wages? Response: Wages are always a hot topic, wherever you work. “Hot” in that there is always much interest in the topic, and also in that …

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Mark-Ochs

Ethics in Use of Social Media as Investigatory Tool

By Mark S. Ochs Since 2005, bar associations in a number of states have issued ethics opinions on the topic of attorneys using social media as an investigative tool. This article traces the history of these opinions and their impact on …

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Ethics in Use of Social Media as Investigatory Tool

By Mark S. Ochs Since 2005, bar associations in a number of states have issued ethics opinions on the topic of attorneys using social media as an investigative tool. This article traces the history of these opinions and their impact on …

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Ethics in Use of Social Media as Investigatory Tool

By Mark S. Ochs Since 2005, bar associations in a number of states have issued ethics opinions on the topic of attorneys using social media as an investigative tool. This article traces the history of these opinions and their impact on …

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Ethics in Use of Social Media as Investigatory Tool

By Mark S. Ochs Since 2005, bar associations in a number of states have issued ethics opinions on the topic of attorneys using social media as an investigative tool. This article traces the history of these opinions and their impact on …

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Buffalo Law Journal

Treatment Courts Making a Difference for Youths

By Lori A. Hoffman Recently, it seems like criminal defendants are getting younger and younger. According to the FBI’s latest “Crime in the United States Report,” one in 10 of all arrests in New York State involved people under 18 …

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Legal Chat – No, Thank You

By Greg T. Rinckey Q. Am I allowed to refuse to accept something that a relative left me in his will? A. Tax and creditor concerns are common reasons why beneficiaries would want to renounce or refuse interest in property …

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Ask the Lawyer: Can I Take Back My Guilty Plea?

By Mathew B. Tully Q. I had no idea that by pleading guilty to an offense I would end up losing all of my health care benefits. Is there any way I can take back my plea? A. Many service …

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Don’t Let New York State Decide Who Will Inherit Your Possessions: Write a Will

By Richard H. Sargent Recently, we’ve seen the country enveloped in a lively debate over personal and real property rights. Many have made it abundantly clear that they do not like the government telling them what to do. Yet it …

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Can a Seller Lie About Condition of Property?

By Mathew Tully Question: My wife and I are preparing to buy our first house, and the seller we’re dealing with has been squirrely when I ask about the condition of the property. Can he get away with flat-out lying …

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Ask the Lawyer: How Do I Proceed With Discrimination Complaint?

By Mathew Tully Question: My employer discriminated against me. How do I know whether I should file a complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission or the New York State Division of Human Rights? Response: Both federal and state …

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Legal Chat – What to do When a Will is Not Clear

By Greg T. Rinckey Q. My late grandfather’s will includes some instructions that are ambiguous. Depending on how you read it, either my sister or I should receive his antique cars. What do you do when a will has ambiguous …

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Ask the Lawyer: What About “Off-the-Clock” Compensation?

By Mathew B. Tully Question: I have an hourly employee who is struggling to keep up with his work load. Do I have to pay him for any work he voluntarily does off-the-clock either at the office or at home? …

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Dynamic Changes to Begin Appearing on Horizon for Commercial Real Estate

By Graig Zappia Sizeable inventories of office space and slow job growth will continue to influence the commercial real estate market in 2013. But signs of the end of these trends, which dealt tenants a substantial amount of clout last …

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    BINGHAMTON (WBNG) –Two companies in our area were honored on a list of 5,000 of the fastest growing private companies in the the United States in 2016. The companies selected for Inc’s Annual Ranking list of the 5,000 fastest growing …

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    For the second time this season, Tully Rinckey PLLC and Price Chopper Supermarkets teamed up to add some turkey to the holiday for area veterans and active duty military service personnel. Three days before Christmas, staff members for the veteran-owned firm …

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  • Free Download: EEOC 2016 Update White Paper

    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 …

  • Your Best Shot – Giving Thanksgiving

    Tully Rinckey law firm and Hannaford Supermarkets provided free turkeys on Monday to active duty and retired military personnel for Thanksgiving through the fifth annual “Turkeys for Veterans” program as a way to show appreciation for their sacrifices. Turkeys were …

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    You’re Invited: Tully Rinckey PLLC Binghamton Office Ribbon Cutting Tully Rinckey PLLC, an upstate-wide coast-to-coast 70 attorney full-service law firm, is holding a ribbon cutting for its new office space at 4100 Vestal Road, Suite 104, Vestal, NY 13850 on …

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