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Albany Police Officers Testing Body Cameras

Beginning today, Albany police officers will be testing body cameras while on duty. Albany police have weathered criticism following an incident that resulted in the April 2015 tasing death of an unarmed city man, Dontay Ivy. No officers were charged …

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Legal Chat: Living wills and health care proxies

What is the difference between a living will and a health care proxy, and is it necessary to have both? The answer to this question is that it depends upon which state you live in.  In the state of New …

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As campaign season reaches crescendo, feds warned to stay clear of politics

Hatch Act and Political Activity in the Workplace AS THE ELECTION DRAWS NEARER dur­ing this year’s contentious campaign season, experts are warning feds to redouble their efforts to keep their political views and activities well clear of the federal workplace. …

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Xerox suspect Richard Wilbern: A life in pieces

At the start of 2003, Richard Leon Wilbern’s life was a financial disaster. He’d lost his house to foreclosure. He’d declared bankruptcy, burdened by more than $67,000 in debt, but had stopped making the small payments he’d promised to assuage …

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Albany Police Officer Arrested

Officer Caught on Camera Slamming 15-Year old Girl Albany Police Chief Brendan Cox says on July 26th, Officer Ervis Miftari was called to St. Anne Institute, a rehabilitation center for troubled girls, to help with one of the residents, who …

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Local law firm celebrates new location

Tully Rinckey PLLC Expands into New Rochester Office Tully Rinckey recently held a ribbon cutting and open house for its new office space at 400 Linden Oaks, Suite 110, Rochester. The firm’s new 4,360-square-foot office space is one of seven …

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Judge sinks guilty sailor’s ‘Clinton defense’

Sailor receives one year in prison over classified photos of submarine  Bridgeport, Connecticut (CNN)A federal judge sentenced a Navy sailor to one year in prison Friday for taking photos in a classified area of a nuclear submarine, after he had …

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Feds torpedo Navy sailor’s ‘Clinton defense’

Saucier sentenced to 1 year in prison for taking classified photos (CNN)A Navy sailor facing prison time for taking photos of a classified area on a US nuclear attack submarine is asking a federal judge for leniency, citing the government’s …

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Sailor Sentenced To One Year For Taking Photos Of Nuclear Attack Submarine

Saucier uses ‘Clinton Defense’, receives one year in prison BRIDGEPORT — A U.S. Navy submariner accused of photographing his ship’s secret nuclear propulsion system was sentenced to one year in prison followed by six months of home confinement Friday in …

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Sailor gets year in prison for taking photos in nuclear sub

Former sailor denied probation, reports to prison on Oct. 12 HARTFORD, Conn. – A Navy sailor was sentenced Friday to a year in prison for taking photos of classified areas inside a nuclear attack submarine while it was in port …

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Troops using ‘Clinton defense’ in classified information cases

Sailor gets year in prison for taking photos in nuclear sub Lawyers for troops facing charges of mishandling classified information are using the “Clinton defense” to argue for leniency. A lawyer for a 29-year-old sailor facing a felony charge for …

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Sailor Denied ‘Clinton Deal’, Gets 1 Year in Prison for 6 Photos of Sub

A former Navy machinist mate who admitted taking photos inside a nuclear submarine was sentenced to a year in prison Friday, with a federal judge rebuffing a request for probation in light of authorities deciding not to prosecute Hillary Clinton …

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Judge unconvinced by ‘Clinton defense’ in Navy machinist’s sentencing over classified sub photos

Former sailor will spend year in prison, pay $100 fine By Andrew Blake – The Washington Times – Saturday, August 20, 2016 A federal judge on Friday sentenced former Navy machinist Kristian Saucier to one year in prison and a …

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Clinton emails cited in leniency request in classified photo case

Sailor gets 1 year in prison Partially based on the US government’s decision not to seek charges against Hillary Clinton, a lawyer representing a Navy sailor from Arlington, who admitted to taking photos of classified areas of a nuclear submarine …

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Sailor in classified sub photos case gets 1 year in prison

Saucier receives probation By JOSH GERSTEIN 08/19/16 06:32 PM EDT A Navy sailor who admitted to taking photos in classified spaces on board a nuclear submarine was sentenced Friday to one year in prison and six months of home confinement. …

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Rochester attorneys cycle to raise HIV/AIDS research funds

Peter Pullano, Zachary Ruetz and Jennifer Aronson, attorneys at Tully Rinckey PLLC, recently participated in the Trillium Health AIDS Red Ribbon Ride in honor of Pullano’s brother, who died from the disease. The firm’s cycling team expects to donate close …

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Closing of newspapers leaves void in WNY communities

Community Papers of WNY shuts its doors The closing last week of a chain of weekly Western New York newspapers hit close to home for this journalist. I was saddened and frustrated upon hearing the news, but the impact spread …

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Federal regulation makes 4.2 million employees eligible for overtime

by Cheri Cannon, Tully Rinckey PLLC Not all employees will walk away happy when a new Department of Labor regulation, signed into law by President Barack Obama last month, goes into effect on Dec. 1. Under the new regulation, most salaried …

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Honesty is the Best Policy When it Comes to Security Clearance Forms

  Telling the Truth on your SF86 By Mathew B. Tully, Esq. The age-old adage told to you by your parents “honesty is always the best policy” rings true when filling out Standard Form 86 (SF86), which starts the process of …

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Industry Roundtable: Greg Rinckey Part of Panel for Fastest-Growing Companies

Tully Rinckey Receives Recognition for Growth and Expansion What are your revenue expectations? What are the biggest challenges to staying on top of growth? In what ways has the Albany area helped or hurt your company’s growth? Law firm Hodgson Russ and Albany …

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Law Firm’s Casual Fridays Benefits Area Mediation Clinic

Tully Rinckey Donates Funds to ACCORD -BINGHAMTON, N.Y. By Faith Jessie An area law firm is using their casual Friday dress code to benefit local charities. Tully Rinckey PLLC decided to give a helping hand to ACCORD, A Center for …

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Tully Rinckey Donates Funds to ACCORD

Firm’s “Jeans and Sneakers” Initiative Donates to A Center for Dispute Resolution BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Tully Rinckey PLLC donated funds from its on-going “Jeans and Sneakers” initiative to give support to ACCORD, A Center for Dispute Resolution. On Friday, Tully …

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Legal experts weigh-in on Harris trial verdict

Harris’ Choice of Bench Trial Over Jury Trial Made a Difference By Josh Martin BINGHAMTON (WBNG)–The conclusion of the Cal Harris trial made national headlines Wednesday, after he was found not guilty of murdering his wife Michele in September 2001. …

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A Reservist Lost Out On A Civilian Promotion; Was It Discrimination?

By Mathew B. Tully Q. I did not get selected for a promotion at my civilian job. How can I prove management did not promote me because they did not like the fact that I serve in the reserves? A. An …

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West Point Leader Defends Female Cadets in Fist-Raising Photo

      West Point Cadets Under Investigation For Raised Fists By Tony Lombardo The controversial photo of 16 black female cadets raising their fists was just one of dozens of images the women took as part of a long-held …

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10 Most Common Ways Troops Get Thrown Out of the Military

  The Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) is a massive collection of rules, regulations, standards and procedures that defines the justice system for those serving according to Uncle Sam. It is federal law enacted by Congress that spells out …

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Syracuse University College of Law Receives Support from Prominent Military Law Firm

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s “Jeans and Sneakers” initiative funds Veterans Legal Clinic April 28, 2016 – Syracuse, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC is giving back to veterans in need of legal aid, while also supporting the education of law students by …

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Tips for Executing a Will; Causa Mortis Gift Requirements

Legal Chat: Deathbed gifts If a friend gives me her jewelry on her deathbed, does that count as a valid gift that I can keep? A gift given when someone confronts his own mortality is referred to as being made …

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“Any judge would have bought that argument,” Cannon Panned VA Claim in Elizabeth Rivera Case

Lawyer Pans VA’s Explanation for Not Firing Convicted Employee by Bryant Jordan An attorney and expert in federal employment law panned the claim by the Veterans Affairs Department that it could not fire a San Juan VA hospital employee following …

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Federal Employee Reassignments Usually Backed By MSPB

Job Reassignment Standards Continue to Concern Federal Employees The standard for job promotions and reassignments is a frequent cause for concern in federal employment. In my prior column regarding frivolous allegations about employment regulations, I discussed a Federal Circuit case …

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Asian Restaurant Sued Over Discrimination of Caucasian Employee

Judge Awards Fees, Costs in Restaurant Bias Suit by Joel Stashenko A woman is entitled to just over $11,000 in attorney’s fees and costs after settling her reverse discrimination suit against an Asian restaurant in Niagara Falls. Though the $12,500 …

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Ask the Lawyer: Disciplining a Child Could be Abuse Under Military Law

When does disciplining a child become abuse under military law? Q. At what point would a service member’s attempt to discipline a child amount to child abuse? A. Under certain circumstances, service members are allowed to resort to reasonable physical …

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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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Veterans’ preference protections do not extend to disciplinary actions

Veterans’ preference protections do not extend to disciplinary actions A recent case in the United States Court of Appeals for the federal circuit outlined how far veterans’ preference requirements extend in hiring. Dean v. Dep’t of Labor (2015) was brought …

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VA Targeting Financial Means of Disabled Veteran

Wife deemed unqualified to handle husband’s financial benefits in retaliation for tort claim April 21, 2016 – Syracuse, N.Y. – The financial means of a local disabled veteran and his wife has been stripped away by Veterans Affairs in retaliation …

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Obama’s Defense of Clinton E-mail Scandal Has Lawyers Cringing

Obama’s latest defense of Clinton has lawyers cringing By SUSAN CRABTREE President Obama’s decision to defend Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified material on her personal email is rankling legal experts and prompting new questions about his impartiality in the federal …

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Pullano Skeptical on Proposed Textalyzer Bill in New York State

‘Textalyzer’ could provide new tool for police BY JIM MADALINSKY ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A new tool aimed at curbing texting and driving could be making its way to New York. A proposed bill in the New York State legislature would …

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Cheri Cannon Named Managing Partner for Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Washington, D.C. Office

April 18, 2016 – Washington, D.C. – Tully Rinckey PLLC has named Cheri L. Cannon managing partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. She will be overseeing all federal sector matters handled by the firm at its D.C. location and …

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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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Caption: State Assemblyman Angelo Santabarabara, Tully Rinckey PLLC Founding Partner and New York State Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Mathew Tully, Princetown Highway Superintendent and Purple Heart Korean War veteran Nicholas Maura Sr., and Marion M. Grimes from the Electric City Detachment Marine Corps League stand with the new designated parking spot at miSci.

New Legislation Would Create Purple Heart Parking Statewide

Purple Heart parking spot designated at MiSci in Schenectady SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A parking spot specifically to honor Purple Heart recipients was unveiled in Schenectady on Friday. The spot is located outside the MiSci Museum near the entrance and …

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Caption: Tully Rinckey PLLC Founding Partner and New York State Commander of the Military Order of the Purple Heart Mathew Tully, along with state Assemblyman Angelo Santabarabara, thank miSci Executive Director Mac Sudduth for the museum’s dedication of a designated combat-wounded parking space.

VIDEO: Museum of Innovation and Science Unveils Purple Heart Parking

MiSci unveils Purple Heart parking SCHENECTADY — It’s a first-of-its-kind community effort as the Museum of Innovation and Science unveils reserved parking for holders of the Purple Heart. Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara joined the museum as officials unveiled the dedicated spaces. …

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Tully Supports Creation of Designated Parking Spaces for Wounded Veterans

Proposed legislation would create statewide parking requirements similar to disabled parking law April 15, 2016 – Albany, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC Founding Partner and decorated Army Veteran Mathew Tully today backed proposed legislation that would allow veterans injured in …

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Ask the Lawyer: What would I have to do to persuade a Discharge Review Board to upgrade my discharge?

When a drug test leads to other-than-honorable discharge Q. I received an other-than-honorable discharge after having a urinalysis come back hot. What would I have to do to persuade a Discharge Review Board to upgrade my discharge? A. Obtaining a …

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Update on Sandull Case, 40-count Indictment Sheds Light on Allegations of Sexual Assault

High-ranking officer at local base investigated after 20-year-old arrest is uncovered by Giovanna Drpic The second-highest ranking civilian police officer at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is at the center of an investigation. And it involves a whistleblower at the New Jersey …

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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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Tully Comments: Sexual Assault Surfaces and Could Derail Chief Sandull’s Career

Cop vs. cop retaliation dredges up decades-old sex charges, lawsuit says by Anna Merriman OCEAN COUNTY — Maj. Keith Sandull spent the past 14 years climbing the ranks in one of the largest police departments in the state. In October …

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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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Hillvets 100: Tully Accepts High Honors for Work on Behalf of Vets

Attorney honored for work on behalf of vets by Indiana Nash Niskayuna resident Mathew Tully was recognized yesterday as one of the most influential veterans of 2015 by HillVets. Tully has been awarded for his military service in the past, …

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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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Sexually transmitted disease can lead to criminal charges

Ask the Lawyer: Sexually transmitted disease can lead to criminal charges Q. Is transmitting a sexually transmitted disease a crime in the military? A. Usually, the government will not charge a service member solely for knowingly transmitting a sexually transmitted …

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Veterans Outreach Center Receives Needed Support from Prominent Military Law Firm

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s “Jeans and Sneakers” initiative funds services for Western New York veterans March 25, 2016 – Rochester, N.Y. –In an effort to continue its long tradition of giving back to veterans in need, Tully Rinckey PLLC has provided …

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An attorney talks difficulties in defending first-degree murder

Ryan Lawrence’s charge has been upped from second to first-degree murder SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) First-degree murder is the most serious criminal charge in New York State, and it comes with a penalty of life in prison without parole. NewsChannel 9’s Jeff …

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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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Ask the Lawyer: What estate planning should I do after my divorce?

Mathew Tully’s Ask the Lawyer column: Reader asks about post-divorce estate planning Question: What estate planning should I do after my divorce? Response: Though a divorce can be a difficult time in your life, it is always important to think …

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Increasing Debt Could Sink Your Security Clearance

How to Fix Your Finances (Before They Sink Your Security Clearance) by Peter Suciu According to a new report by NerdWallet the average U.S. household with debt carried $15,355 in credit card debt and $129,579 in total debt in 2015. …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Expands Coast to Coast Federal Employment Law Group

Mary Connolly brings unique experience and knowledge from U.S. Attorney’s Office and beyond March 8, 2016 – Albany, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to announce that Mary T. Connolly, Esq., an attorney with experience at the U.S. Attorney’s …

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VanStry Comments on Oath Card Overlooked By Lawmakers, Costing County Seat

Oath Card Confusion Costs Lawmakers Dearly by Iris St. Meran OSWEGO, N.Y. — What happens after voters cast their ballots and elect a candidate isn’t widely known. Once an elected official is sworn into their office, he or she has …

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OPM Data Breach Consequences for 2016 and Beyond

OPM Data Breach Consequences for 2016 and Beyond The data breach that occurred in June 2015 was estimated by FBI Director James Comey to affect 18 million people. It may still be affecting many millions in the New Year. While …

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Syracuse Lawyer Comments, Mental Examination Could Keep Lawrence Out of Court

Man Accused of Killing 21-Month-Old Daughter to Undergo Mental Health Evaluation by Iris St. Meran The Syracuse man accused of killing his 21-month-old daughter will undergo a mental health evaluation. Ryan Lawrence was not in court but his attorney made …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Client Disclosures Lead to Jet Fuel Safety Improvements at Marine Corps Base

Navy releases investigative report based on information from Marine Maintenance Control Coordinator Glenn Schwarz February 26, 2016 – Washington, D.C. – A Navy investigation mandated by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) based on disclosures from a Marine maintenance …

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One of the Nation’s Largest Military Law Firms Provides needed Support for WNYHeroes

“Sneakers and Jeans” initiative funds services for Western New York veterans February 26, 2016 – Buffalo, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC is continuing a long tradition of giving back to veterans in need by providing financial support to local veteran’s …

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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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Ask the Lawyer: I am a transgender member of the armed forces. What are my rights to serve?

Ask the Lawyer: Transgender service members’ rights are evolving Q. I am a transgender member of the armed forces. What are my rights to serve? A. On Aug. 3, the Pentagon began to dismantle the ban on service by openly …

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Red flags in NAVSEA case: Experts cite espionage patterns in engineer’s acts

Red flags in NAVSEA case: Experts cite espionage patterns in engineer’s acts by David Larter, Navy Times The case of the Navy engineer’s alleged double life seems as though it was ripped from the pages of a spy novel. An …

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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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Senior Spotlight: Accommodations for Arthritis in the Work Place

Legal Chat: Accommodating arthritis on the job I have arthritis and cannot perform certain tasks at work for extended periods. Would my employer be required to accommodate me? Arthritis can slow the pace at which people work and make it …

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Senior Spotlight: Employer Asking About My Retirement, Could This Count As Harassment?

Legal Chat: When does it become harassment? My supervisor keeps asking me about when I will retire. Does that count as harassment? An employer’s inquiry about when an employee will retire can be unnerving, especially if the employee is not …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Adds Fresh Experience to Federal Employment Law Practice Group

Zachary Ruetz brings knowledge and expertise from Monroe County District Attorney’s Office and beyond February 23, 2016 –Rochester, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to announce that Zachary T. Ruetz, Esq., an attorney who formerly worked under the Monroe …

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D.C. Circuit revives nurse’s bias suit against Medstar Georgetown

D.C. Circuit revives nurse’s bias suit against Medstar Georgetown by Barbara Grzincic An African-American nurse who was fired by Medstar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C. has enough evidence that white nurses were disciplined less harshly to take her discrimination …

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Seeking Disability: Parkinson’s Disease From Lejeune Water in 1970s

Ask the Lawyer: Vet says Parkinson’s disease caused by Lejeune water Q. I have Parkinson’s disease that I believe is linked to my service as a Marine at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, in the 1970s. How can I claim disability …

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Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against Georgetown University Hospital to Move Forward

Appeal successful following arguments from Tully Rinckey PLLC Employment Law Partner Donna Williams Rucker February 17, 2016 – Washington, D.C. – A lawsuit filed by an African American nurse fired by Georgetown University Hospital is set to move forward followed …

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Snooping Spouses: Tully Rinckey Legal Experts Weigh In on New Spyware

Experts: Snooping on spouse with spyware not recommended by Eric Walter If you’re thinking about using technology to secretly keep tabs on your mate, you should probably think again. That’s the stance of a number of lawyers practicing divorce and …

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Greiner Comments on Long and Short View of Government Employment

Which Career is Right for You – Government Employee or Government Contractor? by Peter Suciu Things have slowed down in the halls of government as well as in the offices at government contractors when it comes to filling positions and …

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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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Tully Rinckey PLLC Teams-Up with Second Saturday on Divorce Workshop

Monthly sessions provide knowledgeable legal and emotional support for those contemplating divorce February 8, 2016 – Albany, N.Y. – The family and matrimonial law team at Tully Rinckey PLLC is proud to announce its partnership with the Capital Region chapter …

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Ask the Lawyer: Prosecutorial Discrimination In Service Member Charges

Ask the Lawyer: Black service member prosecuted because of race? Q. What can a black service member do if he gets court-martialed while white service members who committed similar offenses only received nonjudicial punishment? A. Government prosecutors, in both the …

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Founding Partner Mathew Tully Honored By American Legion

Afghanistan Vet Saluted for Support of Veterans ALBANY — The Department of New York honored army veteran Mathew Tully and his law firm, Tully Rinckey PLLC, during the Mid-Winter Conference on Jan. 24 for their support of veterans. The award …

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Cometti Comments on Liberty Ridge Farm Same-Sex Wedding Controversy

Liberty Ridge Farm controversy Mario Cometti is a family law and employment attorney with the firm of Tully Rinckey, and he joins us to shed some light on the legal issues at work in a case like this one.

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Ask the Lawyer: Case for National Origin Discrimination

Mathew Tully’s Ask the Lawyer column: Reader asks about viability of discrimination case Question: Would I have much of a national origin discrimination case if the person who hired me later fires me because I’m Hispanic? Response: Managers who do …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC’s “Jeans and Sneakers” Supports Albany County Family Court Children’s Center

Casual Fridays benefits a good cause ALBANY — On Thursday, the Albany County Family Court Children’s Center got a little help from employees at Tully Rinkey. The law firm donated money to the Children’s Center from its ongoing Jeans and …

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Albany County Family Court Children’s Center Receives Much Needed Donation

Tully Rinckey Donates to Albany County Family Court Children’s Center ALBANY, N.Y. — Tully Rinckey is helping to further the work of the Albany County Family Court Children’s Center with a donation. Tully Rinckey representatives presented a check for $250 …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Provides Critical Support for Children in Albany County Family Court System

“Sneakers and Jeans” initiative funds Albany County Family Court Children’s Center programs January 28, 2016 – Albany, N.Y. – While Tully Rinckey PLLC has spent years fighting for the rights of families in court, the firm is now giving back …

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VIDEO: Niskayuna Veteran Community Calls for Tax Breaks

Niskayuna School Leaders Discuss Tax Break for Local Veterans A plan to save some Capital Region veterans money on their school taxes is being considered by school leaders. The Niskayuna Board of Education held a public hearing Tuesday night on …

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“It doesn’t seem they are willing,” Tully Comments On Niskayuna School Board and Veteran Tax Cuts

Niskayuna veterans ask school board for tax break by Zachary Matson NISKAYUNA — A crowd of dozens of Niskayuna-area veterans urged the Niskayuna Board of Education to pass a tax break that would save veterans hundreds of dollars on their …

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Tully Comments on Tax Breaks for Niskayuna Veterans, Could Curb Growing Homelessness

Niskayuna board shows strong support for vets’ tax plan by Bethany Bump The Niskayuna board of education will consider offering more than 800 veterans, service members and their relatives a tax exemption that would redistribute the district’s levy to other …

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New Break Could Help Niskayuna Veterans With Increasing School Taxes

Niskayuna School Board considers veterans’ tax break NISKAYUNA – The seats at Niskayuna High School were filled with mostly veterans Tuesday night as a discussion on whether the school district should enact a new tax benefit got started. “Right now …

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Where’s My Retirement? Former Majors Sue Air Force for Benefits

Former majors sue Air Force for retirement benefits, reinstatement by Sam Ufret Firing someone before they qualify for retirement sounds like something a business would do to a character in a Hollywood movie, but what about officials in the military? …

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Decorated Army Veteran Urges Niskayuna Board of Education to Act on Alternative Veterans Tax Exemption

Tully Rinckey PLLC Founding Partner Mathew Tully stands behind needed tax breaks for veterans January 27, 2016 – Niskayuna, N.Y. – As the Niskayuna Central School District Board of Education debates enacting property tax exemptions for veterans, Tully Rinckey PLLC …

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Greg Rinckey on Federal News Radio: Air Force officers demand reinstatement

Greg Rinckey: Air Force officers demand reinstatement By Tom Temin It sounds like something a heartless corporation would do, fire middle managers before they had a chance to qualify for retirement benefits. But in this case, it’s the Air Force. …

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Former Air Force Majors file class-action lawsuit: Forced Out, Lost Retirement

Roger That: 16 former majors who were forced out of the Air Force file class-action lawsuit by Mike Fitzgerald Sixteen former Air Force majors are suing the service after they were involuntarily discharged in 2011, according to Air Force Times. …

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Air Force Majors Sue Service, Blocked From Retirement

Sixteen former Air Force majors sue service for ‘unlawful discharge’ by Oriana Pawlyk Sixteen former Air Force majors are suing the service after they were involuntarily discharged in 2011. The officers, represented by Tully Rinckey PLLC, are demanding the Air …

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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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Eye for an Eye: One threat doesn’t absolve another threat

Ask the Lawyer: One threat doesn’t absolve another threat Q. If a service member threatens to report my theft of military equipment, can I threaten him back by saying I’ll report his drug use? A. One person’s threat to report …

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Rise In Autism Could Staff Federal Employee Discrimination

Rising number of children with autism risks association discrimination A recent government survey of parents found that the estimated number of children diagnosed with autism has increased significantly over the past few years. According to the report by the Centers …

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Roommate Finds Marijuana Stash, Acted In Private Capacity

Ask the Lawyer: Roommate reports marijuana stash Q. My roommate found my stash of pot in our room and told our commander about it. Does that count as an unlawful search? A. Under Military Rule of Evidence 311, evidence obtained …

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UPDATE: University of Rochester Kidnapping Case on WHAM 1180

UPDATE: Indictments In UofR Kidnapping Case Rochester N.Y.- A Monroe County Grand Jury has indicted six people in connection with the kidnapping of two U of R students in early December. The six defendants – David Alcaraz-Ubiles,Leah Gigliotti, Samantha Hughes,Dennis …

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Local Attorney Comments on 2016 New York Minimum Wage Hike

Minimum Wage Increase Means New Challenges in the New Year for Some Businesses NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. — The Griffon Gastropub was busy getting ready for 2016, and not just for the celebrations. By Sarah Blazonis “Ridiculous amount of money,” said …

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Pullano Comments on Cosby Sexual Assault Case

Local defense attorney weighs in on Cosby case Bill Cosby’s attorney says the entertainer will be cleared of a sexual assault charge for which he was arrested yesterday. Cosby is accused of drugging and assaulting a woman at his suburban …

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Military Justice Reform In More Than 30 Years

Congress to review proposal for military justice reform By Meredith Somers The framework for the military’s justice system might be getting its first major update in more than 30 years. On Monday the Department of Defense sent Congress a legislative …

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Ask the Lawyer: Harsher Penalties for “Molly” Users in Military

Ask the Lawyer: Drug penalties depend on what member knows about drug Q. Since the drug “molly” contains MDMA as well as several other types of drugs, does that mean the penalty for using it is harsher than for using …

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Fisher House Receives Holiday Food Donation For Veterans

Holiday meal fixings for family members of vets at VA Photo: SKIP DICKSTEIN Tully Rinckey Attorneys donated fixings for a holiday dinner for family members of hospitalized and visiting veterans at the Samuel S. Stratton Department of Veterans Affairs Medical …

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Pardons Could Keep Young New York Offenders Crime Free

Thousands of New Yorkers Eligible for Criminal Pardons By Matt Jarchow SYRACUSE, N.Y. — For young New Yorkers, one mistake can close the door on a future. “In New York State, there is no such thing as expungement, and so …

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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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Pathways Programs May Find Some Veterans Slipping Through The Cracks

Court Finds Jurisdiction, But Denies Veteran’s Preference Claims in Dean v. Department of Labor By Mathew Tully The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit recently ruled in Dean v. Department of Labor that Mr. David Dean did …

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“I don’t really see jail time for him,” Rinckey on Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Former Army JAG on Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl: ‘I don’t really see jail time for him’ By Marie Morelli U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will face a general court-martial for desertion and misbehavior before the enemy for walking away from his …

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Can I be convicted of sexual assault if accuser was intoxicated?

Ask the Lawyer: Sexual assault and drunken accuser Q. Can I be convicted of sexual assault even if my accuser was so drunk that she doesn’t remember being attacked? A. Alcohol intoxication often is tied to sex assault allegations in …

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“You have to change the entire system,” Cometti On Skelos Ruling

Local lawmakers react to Dean Skelos ruling ALBANY, NY (NEWS10) – Many lawmakers said there needs to be term limits for leaders and more people involved with budget talks. A former advisor to the Moreland Commission said the pendulum of …

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Continuing Coverage of U and R Student Kidnapping Case

Attorney: U of R kidnapping suspect “was misled,” suspect photos released BY WHAM ABC13 ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The attorney for one of the women charged with kidnapping two University of Rochester students said his client is being charged as an …

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Perez “Asserts His Innocence” As Investigation Continues

Next step in UR kidnapping case: Grand jury charges BY WHAM Rochester, N.Y. – For the first time, the Rochester community got a glimpse of the six suspects accused of kidnapping and assaulting two University of Rochester students. The suspects, …

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Perez Indicted On Felony Charge: 6 University of Rochester Abduction Suspects Plead Not Guilty

All 6 University of Rochester Student Abduction Suspects Plead Not Guilty By Cristina Domingues ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The six people allegedly involved in the kidnapping of two University of Rochester students, all wearing prison jumpsuits, appeared Friday in Rochester City …

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Judge gives Quirky approval over objections by GE, one of startup’s backers

Quirky assets OK’d for sale By Lindsay Ellis Quirky Inc.’s assets have been approved for sale, less than two years after the much-touted company’s move to Schenectady. A New York judge authorized the sale of remaining Quirky assets to Q …

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More Than Enough Evidence: Lawmaker Comments on Skelos Verdict

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Former state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos became the second high-profile lawmaker in Albany found guilty of corruption in a matter of weeks. By Jamiese Price Governor Andrew Cuomo on Friday called the Skelos guilty verdict a …

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“They’re serious charges and we’re taking them seriously,” Pullano on Tight-Lipped Kidnapping Case at UR

Court Appearance for 5 of 6 Accused in University of Rochester Student Abduction By Seth Voorhees ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Five of the six people arrested in connection with the weekend abduction of two University of Rochester students were Thursday morning …

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Less Information Could Lead To Fair Trial In University of Rochester Kidnapping

Lawyer in UR abduction: ‘My client was misled’ By: Jon Hand and Gary Craig Defense lawyers for those accused of kidnapping two University of Rochester students said they have little information on the allegations being made against their clients. Five …

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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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Youngner Comments on Overrule, Gay Lieutenant Sexual Assault Charges Dropped

Sexual assault charges against gay lieutenant on hold By Lou Chibbaro Jr. An Air Force general in March decided for a second time to overrule a recommendation by an investigating officer to drop sexual assault charges against gay Air Force …

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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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They revoked my security clearance. What should I do?

Ask the Lawyer: Security clearance revocation can be avoided Q. I received a Statement of Reasons from my branch’s Central Adjudication Facility with an intent to revoke my security clearance. What should I do? A. Receiving a Statement of Reasons …

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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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“Turkeys for Veterans” Featured in Times Union

Veterans receive free turkeys on Tuesday COLONIE — Officials from Tully Rinckey and Hannaford on Tuesday handed out approximately 2,400 pounds of turkey to active-duty service members and veterans at the law firm’s headquarters, 441 New Karner Road. Thanksgiving marks …

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“Turkeys for Veterans” Event Featured on CBS 6

Turkeys for Veterans ALBANY – A Capital Region-based law firm joined forces with Hannaford Supermarkets on Tuesday to honor our veterans this Thanksgiving. Officials from Tully Rinckey PLLC and Hannaford handed out 200 turkeys at Tully Rinckey’s headquarters on New …

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“Turkeys for Veterans” Success Shows Appreciation for Our Troops

Tully Rinckey PLLC & Hannaford Supermarkets provide 240 turkeys to veterans this Thanksgiving November 24, 2015 – Albany, N.Y. – In an effort to show appreciation for the sacrifices of active duty service members, veterans and their families this Thanksgiving, …

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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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What Is A Reasonable “Reasonable Accommodation” in Obama’s America?

Finding a reasonable ‘reasonable accommodation” The Office of Personnel Management earlier this fall announced that nearly one out of five of the 104,435 employees hired in fiscal year 2014 had a disability. This robust rate of hiring helped the ranks …

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200 Turkeys to Veterans: “Turkeys for Veterans” Hosted By Tully Rinckey PLLC

Tully Rinckey PLLC & Hannaford Supermarkets to provide 200 turkeys to veterans this Thanksgiving 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 …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC “Turkeys for Veterans” Event Details for 2015

Tully Rinckey PLLC & Hannaford Supermarkets to provide 200 turkeys to veterans this Thanksgiving 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 …

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Do I Have To Take A Polygraph?

Ask the Lawyer: Polygraph tests can’t be taken lightly Q. Criminal Investigation Command wants me to take a polygraph to clear me. Should I agree? A. First, if agents with the Criminal Investigation Command, Navy Criminal Investigative Service or Office …

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Leaders In Law – Peter J. Pullano, Partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC

Peter J. Pullano – Leaders In Law By GINA GALLUCCI-WHITE Special to The Daily Record Growing up in east Rochester, the three things that Peter Pullano liked to do the most were reading, writing and arguing. “I knew they would …

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Rochester Managing Partner Peter J. Pullano Recognized as Attorney of the Year

Managing Partner Peter J. Pullano Recognized as Attorney of the Year November 6, 2015 – Rochester, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC Rochester Managing Partner Peter J. Pullano on Thursday received The Daily Record’s prestigious Attorney of the Year Award at …

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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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Secret Sister Gift Exchange seems harmless, it’s against the law

Secret Santa pyramid scheme sweeping social media by storm Secret Santa is taking social media by storm with a new twist — promising users dozens of free gifts in exchange for one. Invites for the Secret Sister Gift Exchange are …

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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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No Arrest After Biker Hit In Penfield

Still no arrest in Empire Blvd. hit and run Deputies say no arrest has been made yet in the hit and run on Empire Boulevard. A man was seriously hurt as he biked to work. Deputies say Michael Frisch was …

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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 Health Benefits Pave Way To Tully Rinckey Growth

Albany law firm makes changes to health benefits to accommodate growth plans One Albany law firm is now using the variety and ease of its health insurance platform as a recruiting tools for new employees. Tully Rinckey made the switch …

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Disenrolled from ROTC, Now The Government Wants Their Money

Ask the Lawyer: ROTC cadet can fight being kicked out Q. I am a third-year cadet in ROTC and am being disenrolled. The government wants me to pay back $150,000 in scholarship money. What should I do? A. An ROTC …

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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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2 New Locations Announced for Growing Albany Law Firm

Growing Albany law firm plans office expansion, 2 new locations Law firm Tully Rinckey plans to expand one of its offices this year and open two more next year, founding partner Mathew Tully said. “Our firm has gone national. We …

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Controversial Christine Benedict mailer, Rinckey Comments

Colonie supervisor candidate: Controversial mailer is ‘identity theft’ By WNYT Staff COLONIE – Colonie town supervisor candidate Christine Benedict thinks is accusing Democrats of impersonation and identity theft after a political mailer was sent out. The mailer is supposed to …

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Business Bankruptcy Trends in 2015: What Business Owners Should Expect

Business bankruptcy filings down By Michael Petro The number of bankruptcies going down is a common theme in today’s economy, not only in Western New York but across the state and nationally. The trend is seen in both commercial and …

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Ask the Lawyer: Good Behavior May Not Clean Bad-Conduct Discharge

Ask the Lawyer: Upgrading a bad-conduct discharge Q. I received a bad-conduct discharge 20 years ago. I have since stayed out of trouble and have become very involved in my community. Would that be enough to get my discharge upgraded? …

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Pullano Comments on Tan Mistrial on WHEC Rochester

Attorney Peter Pullano talks about Tan mistrial Attorney Peter Pullano joined Jennifer on News10NBC at 7 to talk about today’s mistrial in the Charlie Tan Case.

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Honored With 2015 Stanley A. Rosen Memorial Award

CDWBA Legal Project Honors Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner’s Work for Domestic Violence Victims Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Barbara J. King’s tireless work on behalf of domestic violence victims earned her the 2015 Stanley A. Rosen Memorial Award from the Legal …

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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 …

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Clinton “Adviser” An Ethics Term For Unpaid Employee?

State Department Clarifies Clinton Aide’s Position By Amanda Goodman Hillary Clinton’s chief of staff worked as an unpaid “advisor” during her first four months at the Department of State while holding outside positions with New York University and the Clinton …

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Change in How Military Views PTSD Discharges

Ask the Lawyer: after-discharge PTSD diagnosis Q. I received an other-than-honorable discharge years ago. I served in Vietnam and was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after I was discharged. Can I get my OTH upgraded? A. There has been a …

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Kane Sex Assault Case Takes Unusual Turn

‘Ridiculous’ turn of events in Kane investigation: Lawyer BY MICHAEL TRAIKOS, POSTMEDIA NETWORK BUFFALO – One lawyer called it “highly unusual” and “positively bizarre.” Another said it “seems like something from a TV show like ‘Law and Order’.” When Patrick …

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Tan Murder Case: Legal Expert Peter Pullano Discusses on WHEC Rochester

Legal expert discusses verdict 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 …

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Penland’s “Wasteful Spending” Red-Flagging Ruined Her Career

Disgraced Navy officer says her career was ruined after red-flagging alleged fraud By Meghann Myers Colleagues warned Sy’needa Penland not to take the job in 2006 that ended up costing her career. The recently formed Navy Expeditionary Combat Command had …

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ABC News: Youngner Comments on Bergdahl Desertion Charges

Hearing Set to Debate Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl Desertion Charges By JUAN A. LOZANO, ASSOCIATED PRESS Lawyers for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who faces military charges for leaving his post in Afghanistan, are likely to argue at his initial court hearing that …

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Taliban Captive Punishment Enough? Youngner Comments on Continuing Bergdahl Case

Experts: Bergdahl lawyers likely to argue his years as Taliban captive were punishment enough By JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Lawyers for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who faces military charges for leaving his post in Afghanistan, are likely …

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Ask the Lawyer: Fed Up with Racist, Sexist Employees

Can agencies be trusted to discipline racist, sexist employees? By Cheri Cannon, Tully Rinckey PLLC The debate over prosecutorial discretion in the criminal justice system has finally spilled over to the federal merit system. Consequently, the careers of some agency …

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(Audio) Lessons Learned from Clinton: How to Keep Your Federal E-mail Secure

Larry Youngner: Keeping your federal email secure By: Tom Temin An FBI team is investigating Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time as Secretary of State. Could she have violated the Espionage Act? That got us …

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Ask the Lawyer: “Hot” Urine to Hot Seat

Ask the Lawyer: Will ‘hot’ urinalysis always get you fired? By Mathew B. Tully Q. When can the government not use a hot urinalysis against me? A. A positive urinalysis spells trouble for any service member who produced it, but …

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Special Government Employee? Youngner Comments on Clinton Emails

Clinton Email Fracas Raises Question: What Is a ‘Special Government Employee?’ By Charles S. Clark, September 4 For more than two years, Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley has been firing off letters to Secretary of State John Kerry demanding information …

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Cannon’s Analysis Featured in Latest NARFE Cover Story

Attacks on Due Process: Undermine Civil Service Protections By David Tobenkin For many federal employees, an attractive feature of the federal civil service has been its relative stability. Federal agencies seldom go out of business. The work of federal employees …

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Super Lawyers Recognizes 11 Tully Rinckey PLLC Attorneys

11 Tully Rinckey PLLC Attorneys Recognized as Upstate NY Super Lawyers/Rising Stars August 25, 2015 – Albany, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to announce that 11 firm attorneys have been named Upstate New York Super Lawyers and Rising …

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Tully Rinckey Supports Pullano’s Red Ribbon Ride with “Jeans and Sneakers” Fundraiser

Rochester attorney biking to honor brother By Daily Record Staff Peter J. Pullano, a managing partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC, is marking his 10th year of cycling to raise funds for AIDS initiatives in memory of his brother. He is …

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Employee Crackdown After Clinton E-mail Mishap

Clinton email under microscope in town where mishandled messages destroy careers By Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press WASHINGTON – Horror stories abound within the U.S. government about people who destroyed their careers by being cavalier with their email. Such hard-luck …

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5 Day Journey Started: Pullano Featured on TWC News

Bicyclists Embark on AIDS Red Ribbon Ride ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Some bicyclists embarked on a 5 day journey this morning that will tour the nine-county Finger Lakes region to raise funds for AIDS initiatives. The AIDS Red Ribbon Ride is …

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Pullano Featured on WHEC Rochester: 7th Annual AIDS Red Ribbon Ride

Seventh Annual AIDS Red Ribbon Ride People all over our area will be hopping on their bikes to raise money for a good cause. It’s the Seventh Annual AIDS Red Ribbon Ride. The five-day fundraising event kicks off Wednesday. Peter …

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“Troubling Gaps” Pave Way for Evaluation After OMP Data Breach

Continuous Evaluation Rollout Must Be Fast-Tracked after OPM Data Breach, Clearance Holders Must Address Problems Faster Tully Rinckey PLLC. Founding Partner Greg Rinckey – Even before hackers, presumably from China, stole from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) sensitive personal …

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Ask the Lawyer: Small Businesses and New Overtime Regulations

Mathew Tully’s Ask the Lawyer column: Preparing for new overtime regulations Question: I own a small business. What do I need to do to prepare for the new overtime regulations the Obama administration has proposed? Response: The Fair Labor Standards …

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Eureka Moment on Orientation Discrimination

Agencies lose sexual orientation discrimination loophole After spending the 1990s and the 2000s largely denying that sexual orientation discrimination is discrimination based on sex, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last month had a eureka moment and ruled to the contrary. …

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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 – Albany, N.Y. – For the seventh consecutive year, Inc. magazine has ranked Tully Rinckey PLLC as one of the nation’s fastest-growing, …

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Pullano Featured in Chicago Tribune On Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane Case

Chicago Tribune’s Stacy St. Clair reported from Chicago. As they await the result of forensic testing, local police signaled Friday that the investigation involving Blackhawks star Patrick Kane may take awhile. Hamburg police Chief Gregory Wickett confirmed the investigation for …

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“They’re going to be extraordinarily cautious,” Pullano on Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane

Police say investigation of Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane might take awhile As they await the results of forensic testing, native police signaled Friday that the investigation involving Blackhawks star Patrick Kane might take awhile. Hamburg police Chief Gregory Wickett confirmed the …

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Ask the Lawyer: Military Desertion ends greatly influences the confinement time

Desertion ends greatly influences the confinement time Q.Does it make a difference if a service member who is a deserter gets picked up by state or local police, rather than military police? A. How a desertion ends greatly influences the …

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Morgan Messenger Reports on Youngner’s Purple Heart Case

A long time coming… The Morgan Messenger – Nearly 47 years after being injured in a land mine explosion in Vietnam, Douglas R. Lyall, 67, of Berkeley Springs, has received the Purple Heart for his military service. The Purple Heart …

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Youngner Purple Heart Case Featured In Associated Press

After 47 Years Morgan County Man Awarded Purple Heart Associated Press – Nearly 47 years after being injured in a land mine explosion in Vietnam, a West Virginia veteran has finally been awarded the Purple Heart. 67 year old Douglas …

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Overtime Threshold Increases Aimed at Federal Workers

Boehner and Pelosi Agree: Overtime for Their Aides Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., agree on one aspect of the new overtime provisions: More of their own aides will be eligible for extra pay …

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Youngner Appeal Wins Purple Heart After 47 Years

West Virginia Vietnam Veteran Receives Purple Heart 47 Years after He Was Injured in a Land Mine Explosion July 27, 2015 – Washington, D.C. – Nearly 47 years after being injured in a land mine explosion in Vietnam, a West …

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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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“It was just an excuse,” Magnuson on Verizon’s Handling of Bronx War Veteran Case

Bronx War Veteran Says Verizon Fired Him to Avoid Dealing With PTSD: Suit July 21, 2015 by Eddie Small A war veteran fired from Verizon after losing his temper at work claims that the phone company used the argument as …

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Top 5 Ask the Lawyer Questions Answered

Ask the Lawyer Top Questions Answered We take a look at the top 5 questions asked in the continuing Ask the Lawyer series. If you have legal questions and want to be featured in our next article, e-mail questions to …

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Whistleblower Reprisal Appeals All Time High: Walking the Federal Employment Line

Walking the line between discipline and whistleblower reprisal With whistleblower disclosures still pouring in at the Office of Special Counsel — reaching an all-time high of 1,553 in fiscal year 2014 — federal management officials are likely finding themselves more …

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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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Pullano Comments on Monroe County Couple in Child Porn Case

Couple Accused of Producing Child Porn Appear in Court GATES, N.Y. TWC News Staff– The Monroe County couple accused of producing child pornography appeared in federal court Monday morning for a detention hearing. According to the U.S. Attorneys Office, Alfred …

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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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Quick Tips: What New FLSA Regulations Mean for You

Attorney Tips for Compliance to New FLSA Regs: Hire PT Workers, Give Raises, Cut Pay, and Redistribute Work The U.S. Department of Labor on Monday published regulations that would expand the number of workers who are eligible for overtime pay …

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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 …

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New Overtime Regulations Could Affect 5 Million Americans

Half of Capitol Hill Staff Could Qualify for New Overtime Rules Nearly half of Capitol Hill staffers could qualify for overtime pay under the new Obama administration overtime rules to move the threshold to $50,440. Whether the new rules will …

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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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Attorney Donald Kelly Explains Re-Opened Cosby Case

Cosby Case: Local attorney explains why sealed case was opened Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – Bill Cosby was again the talk of the country Tuesday, just hours after court documents show he admitted to getting drugs intended for women he wanted to …

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“The United States can’t fix that” – Class Action Against OPM

Why the OPM Data Breach Lawsuit Faces an Uphill Battle A class action lawsuit against the Office of Personnel Management over a massive breach of federal employees’ data faces an uphill battle, privacy law experts say. The American Federation of …

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Cometti Says Marriage Ruling Furthers Civil Rights Cases

Capital Region celebrates new ‘law of the land’ Daily Gazette, Bethany Bump — It was 10 a.m. Friday. A man eating breakfast at Shirley’s Diner in Saratoga Springs checked his Twitter feed and screamed. It wasn’t intentional. It was a …

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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 …

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No More Raises For Bad Fed Employees

Lawmakers Approve Bonus Ban For Bad Feds June 24, 2015 – By Kellie Lunney A Senate panel on Wednesday approved bipartisan legislation that would prohibit federal employees who break the law or aren’t in good standing with their agencies from receiving …

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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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Fired for Filing Discrimination Complaints: A “Yes or No” Answer

Mathew Tully’s Ask the Lawyer column: Can I be fired for threatening to file discrimination complaint? Question: Can my employer fire me for threatening to file a discrimination complaint? Response: The answer to your question can be yes or no. …

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AWOL Soldier To Lose Benefits: Greiner Says, “It’s A Really Sad Situation”

What punishment could AWOL soldier face? Tony Leys, June 9, 2015 A national expert says Ryan O’Leary is likely to lose his veteran’s benefits for skipping out on the National Guard and volunteering with the Kurdish army in Iraq — …

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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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Stay Away Order Sheds Light on Padlocked Kids Case in Buffalo

Padlocked kids’ mother in court for first time BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) – The mother charged in connection to the children padlocked in their South Buffalo home says she wasn’t home when it happened. But not only does Melissa Khanthavout say …

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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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Managing Partner Donald Kelly Discusses Convicted Axe Murderer Charges with WSYR

Local defense lawyer shocked that convicted axe murderer suspected in deadly Court Street arson was out of prison May 29, 2015   Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – A convicted axe murderer is back behind bars after Syracuse Police charged him with setting …

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Partner Mario Cometti Discusses Rupeka’s First Amendment Rights with WAMC

Troy Man Tests Saratoga Police By: Dave Lucas May 19, 2015   A Saratoga Springs Police officer has been suspended after tangling with a First Amendment rights crusader from Troy. Adam Rupeka,  who runs the anti-police website Cop Block, explained …

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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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Cheri Cannon Discusses How Communication Failures Stifle Employee Engagement

Communication failures stifle employee engagement By: Cheri Cannon May 11, 2015   A recently released Government Accountability Office report on strengthening employee engagement reminded me of that line spoken by the warden in the 1967 film “Cool Hand Luke” to …

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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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Greg T. Rinckey Talks about the Bergdahl Deserter Case in the Helena Independent Record

Bowe Bergdahl, ‘a case nobody wants to see go to trial’ By: David Zucchino May 03, 2015 Every year since America’s current overseas wars began 14 years ago, hundreds of U.S. Army soldiers have abandoned their units — almost 6,000 since …

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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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Greg Rinckey Provides Insight on the Bowe Bergdahl Case for the LA Times

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, ‘a case nobody wants to see go to trial’ By David Zucchino April 28, 2015   Every year since America’s current overseas wars began 14 years ago, hundreds of Army soldiers have abandoned their units — …

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Greg Rinckey Comments on Two Year Probation Sentence for Petraeus Military Leak

Petraeus Sentenced to 2 Years’ Probation for Military Leak By: Mitch Weiss and Jonathan Drew  April 24, 2015   CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — His outstanding career in the military and national security has been ruined; so have his political aspirations, …

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Mathew Tully Discusses Congress’ Recent Changes to Sexual Assault Investigations

Changes to sexual assault investigations By Mathew B. Tully April 20, 2015 Q. Congress has recently made a number of changes to how the military handles sexual assault cases. What do you believe to be the most significant change? A. …

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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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Partner Mario Cometti talks to WAMC about excessive force and police tasers

Legal View: Taser and Truck Deaths By Dave Lucas        April 13, 2015   Funeral services were held today for an Albany man who died in police custody.  Donald “Dontay” Ivy died April 2nd after being tased during a confrontation with …

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Cheri Cannon Discusses the Risk of SES Employee Standards Becoming too High

SES employees’ higher standard: At risk of becoming too high? By: Cheri Cannon April 13, 2015   Cheri Cannon is a partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC and the former chief counsel to the chairman of the Merit Systems Protection Board. …

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Managing Partner Larry Youngner talks on FOX Happening Now about Fort Hood Purple Heart Ceremony

Purple Heart ceremony ‘deeply symbolic’ for Ft. Hood victims Apr. 10, 2015  

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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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Associate Derrick Hogan Talks to CBS6 about Identity Theft

The Real Deal: ID Theft Arrests on the Rise… ALBANY – Identity theft is on the rise nationwide but the number of arrests here in the Capital Region is up too.   In 2014, local police agencies nearly doubled the number …

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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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Kenneth Lee Weighs in on the Handley Case with the Navy Times

Lawyers: Navy abused UCMJ ship exception By David Larter March 16, 2015   The high-profile punishment of two Navy officers who demanded courts-martial but were denied has drawn the attention of legal scholars who say the service is abusing the …

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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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Mathew Tully Discusses When Discipline Becomes Child Abuse

When discipline becomes child abuse By Mathew B. Tully  April 6, 2015   Q. At what point would a service member’s attempt to discipline a child amount to child abuse? A. Under certain circumstances, service members are allowed to resort …

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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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Cheri Cannon Comments on the Withholdings of the Tomah Report

Tomah report withheld to protect ‘candy man’ doctor Donovan Slack  March 17, 2015   WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs’ chief health care watchdog declined to release a report on the Tomah VA Medical Center to protect providers prescribing …

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Greg Rinckey Comments on Bergdahl’s Sentencing

Bowe Bergdahl could get lesser sentence for desertion, legal experts say By Jacqueline Klimas Thursday, March 26, 2015                     Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s time as a Taliban prisoner of war and questions …

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Greg Rinckey Says Bergdahl Case May be Tough to “Prove Beyond Reasonable Doubt”

  Military: Bergdahl may face life in prison if convicted   Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl – A U.S. official says Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and washeld by the Taliban for five years, will be court martialed on chargesof …

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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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Greg Rinckey Weighs in on Bergdahl’s Sentencing

Bowe Bergdahl could avoid jail, keep VA benefits: experts By: Geoff Earle and Post Wire Services March 27, 2015   Bowe Bergdahl Photo: Zumapress/US Army   WASHINGTON — He’s being charged with desertion and faces the possibility of life in prison, …

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Greg Rinckey Tells The Washington Times that the Military Could Have a Tough Case to Make with Bergdahl

Bowe Bergdahl desertion case gives black eye to Army, Obama By Jacqueline Klimas March 25, 2015   The Army charged Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion Wednesday for abandoning his post in Afghanistan and for misbehavior before the enemy that endangered …

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Cheri Cannon discusses the Philadelphia VA situation in the Philadelphia Inquirer

Calls mount for release of Phila. VA report Diana Rubens, director of the VA’s Philadelphia regional office.    By: Jessica Parks and Jason Laughlin March 26, 2015   Area congressmen Wednesday urged the Department of Veterans Affairs to issue its …

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Greg Rinckey tells Associated Press he feels desertion charge will be hard to prove in Bergdahl

Military: Bergdahl may face life in prison if convicted By ALLEN G. BREED and LOLITA C. BALDOR  Mar. 25, 2015    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan and was held captive …

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Greg Rinckey Discusses the Potential Outcomes for Bowe Bergdahl

What Is Desertion, How Common Is It And Could Bowe Bergdahl Serve Prison Time If Convicted? By  Cristina Silva March 25 2015   A car drives past yellow balloons and a sign of support for U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl …

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Greg Rinckey Talks Desertion Charge Faced by Bowe Bergdahl

UPDATE: Hailey mayor on Bergdahl: ‘We trust that those charges will be fairly evaluated’ Associated Press and Statesman Staff March 25, 2015    WASHINGTON — The U.S. military said Wednesday it has charged U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl of Hailey …

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Greg Rinckey Comments on Charges made in the Bergdahl Case

Army charges former Taliban captive; Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl could face life term in desertion case March 25, 2015 By ALLEN G. BREED and LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press   FORT BRAGG, N.C. — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who abandoned his …

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Cheri Cannon Provides Insight Into How The Secret Service Can Improve Performance.

Five questions for the Secret Service By Susan Crabtree March 22, 2015     Even though the White House has declared confidence in Clancy for weeks, that could change quickly if embarrassing incidents at the White House continue. (Getty) Revelations …

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Mathew Tully Speaks About How Getting an OTH Discharge Upgrade is Difficult, But Possible.

OTH discharge upgrade difficult, but possible By Mathew B. Tully March 23, 2015     Q. I received an other-than-honorable discharge after a urinalysis came back hot. What can I do to convince a review board to upgrade my discharge? …

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Cheri Cannon Discusses How Recent Bill Aimed at Misbehaving Feds is unnecessary.

Bill Would Ban Misbehaving Feds From Getting Bonuses By Kellie Lunney March 18, 2015   Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. (above), along with Sens. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., and Deb Fischer, R-Neb., reintroduced the Stop Wasteful Federal Bonuses Act on March 16. …

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Cheri Cannon Explains the Fair Labor Standards Act and How it Relates to Federal Employees Late Paychecks During the Government Shutdown.

Tough Road Ahead… “This opinion is not a finding of anything,” cautioned Cheri Cannon, an attorney with law firm Tully Rinkey, which is not involved in the case. “The defendant—the United States—has grouped the claims together, that’s all.” “[In any …

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Cheri Cannon provides commentary on the latest antics of the Secret Service

Booze-fueled car accident puts pressure on Obama By Susan Crabtree March 13, 2015   A Secret Service agent allegedly involved in a driving accident after drinking said last year that the agency had a “zero tolerance” policy toward alcohol misuse …

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Tully Rinckey’s Graig Zappia Joins Time Warner Cable News For Live Coverage of NCAA Sanctions

Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Graig Zappia joined Time Warner Cable News Anchor Solomon Syed in the Albany studios to offer analysis of the NCAA investigation of Syracuse University sports programs.  Zappia commented on the process and the sanctions that now …

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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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M.D. Kittle of Watchdog.org updates his Tomah VA story with Cheri Cannon

Baldwin talks transparency while keeping her secrets in Tomah VA scandal. By M.D. Kittle March 11, 2015   MADISON, Wis. – The irony cannot be lost on U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin. Can it? The Madison Democrat, whose office dropped the …

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Greg Rinckey Discusses Use of Rare Tactic in Air Force Academy case.

Appeals court grants rare hearing in academy sex crime case By Kristin Davis March 11, 2015   (Photo: Air Force) A rare hearing Thursday will help the military’s highest court decide whether prosecutors in an Air Force Academy sexual misconduct …

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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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Cheri Cannon States No Reason for Tomah Executives to Not Release Portions of a Recent Report.

Tomah report withheld to protect ‘candy man’ doctor By Donovan Slack March 8, 2015     WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs’ chief health care watchdog declined to release a report on the Tomah VA Medical Center to protect …

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Mathew Tully Discusses Possible Punishment for STD Transmission in the Military

STD transmission could yield punishment By Mathew B. Tully March 9, 2015   Q. Is infecting someone else with a sexually transmitted disease a crime in the military? A. Usually, the government will not charge a service member solely for …

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Onondaga County Bar Reporter Highlights Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Certification As A Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business.

Tully Rinckey PLLC Is NY ’s First Law Firm Certified as a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Business Tully Rinckey PLLC has become the first law firm in New York State to be certified as a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB) under a …

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Onondaga County Bar Reporter Marks Donald Kelly’s Promotion to Managing Partner

Donald E. Kelly Named Managing Partner for Tully Rinckey Syracuse Office Donald E. Kelly, an attorney whose practice focuses on criminal defense law, has nearly two decades of experience in the legal field. Having run a solo practice before joining …

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Buffalo News Notes Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Certification As A Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business

On the Record / March 4, 2015 Company Connections Tully Rinckey was recently certified by the Division of Service-Disabled Veterans’ Business Development as a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Business under a state law passed last year.

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Cheri Cannon Discusses Federal Employee Issues With New Marijuana Laws

Marijuana legal, to some degree, in DC–but not for feds… On Feb. 26, marijuana in small quantities became legal under the laws of the nation’s capital. But federal law, generally, still treats marijuana possession as a crime, and for any …

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Founding Partner Mathew Tully Speaks About When a Bystander can be a Conspirator.

When is bystander a conspirator? By, Mathew B. Tully   Q. If a service member knows some friends are stealing goods but does not report them, can he be charged with conspiracy? A. Conspiracy, a violation of Article 81 of …

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Cheri Cannon provides insight into the new marijuana laws in the District of Columbia and what it means for federal employees.

Federal Eye: Marijuana became legal in Washington DC today. Does something change for national workers? Cannabis became authorized in the District of Columbia this morning, but federal-workforce rules continue being unchanged for the around 50 percent million U.S. governing administration employees and military …

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Greg Rinckey looks at a criminal investigation that resulted in a Coast Guard officer’s career ending.

Sacked cutter XO says he was target of endless inquest By Meghann Myers February 27, 2015   (Photo: Navy) Nearly two years ago, a Coast Guard executive officer reported an alleged sexual assault between two E-3s aboard his ship. The …

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WXXI Highlights Tully Rinckey PLLC Research Showing Decline in Rochester-area Divorces

Divorce Rate Declines in Rochester Region By Beth Adams February 26, 2015   The divorce rate in the Rochester-Finger Lakes region is down to its lowest level in at least 15 years. That’s according to an analysis of New York …

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National Veteran-Owned Business Association Marks Tully Rinckey’s State SDVOB Certification

NaVOBA Member Tully Rinckey PLLC Is New York’s First Law Firm Certified by the State By Matthew Pavelek February 26, 2015   NaVOBA member Tully Rinckey PLLC has become the first law firm in New York State to be certified …

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Cheri Cannon takes a look at how federal workers should view the new marijuana laws in the District of Columbia.

Pot became legal in D.C. today. Does anything change for federal workers? By Josh Hicks February 26, 2015   Marijuana became legal in the District of Columbia this morning, but federal-workforce rules remain unchanged for the roughly half million U.S. government employees and …

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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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Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Edward McClenathan Discusses “digital infidelity.”

Virtual affairs are trending as spouses look for comfort online February 23, 2015   Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – The new version of a little black book is now online, where friends are becoming more than friends, more often. Virtual affairs are …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Mathew Tully Discusses Ways to go From Home Renter to Owner

Mathew Tully’s Ask the Lawyer column: February 23, 2015   Question: My husband and I want to rent a single-family home. We wish we could buy it, but we’re just not financially ready to do so. Is there a way …

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Larry Youngner is highlighted in the Albany Business Journal.

Larry Youngner Date added: February 23, 2015 Submission Type: Promotion Current employer: Tully Rinckey PLLC Current title/position: Managing Partner for Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Washington, D.C. Office Industry: Legal Services Position level: Managing Partner Previous position: Head of Tully Rinckey PLLC …

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Larry Youngner’s recent promotion is included in the latest Washington Post business section.

D.C.-area appointments and promotions for Feb. 23 February 22, 2015     Tully Rinckey of the District appointed Larry Youngner managing partner for the firm’s Washington office.

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Ken Lee discusses unlawful command influence in regards to a recent Coast Guard incident.

Legal experts cast doubt on fired XO and CO’s mast By David Larter February 23, 2015     Cmdr. Curtis Calloway, Command Master Chief Travis Biswell and Cmdr. Ed Handley pose aboard the James E. Williams on May 30, 2014. …

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Cheri Cannon discusses the latest in the Tomah VA report.

Sen. Tammy Baldwin Lawyers Up After Three Deaths Are Linked To A VA Report She Sat On For Months Matt Vespa February 22, 2015     Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), the first openly gay member of the U.S. Senate, may …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Founding Partner Mathew Tully Speaks About the Use of Force to Protect Property

Ask the Lawyer: Using force to protect property is risky Mathew B. Tully February 22, 2015     Q. Can a service member hit someone to stop him from taking or damaging his property? A. Any time a service member …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Lincy Jacob Discusses the Criminal Case Against Sheldon Silver

Time Warner Cable News’ “Capital Tonight,” turned to Tully Rinckey PLLC Associate Lincy Jacob to discuss the indictment and other aspects of the criminal case against former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.

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Buffalo Business First Reports on Firm’s Certification as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business

Veteran-owned law firm certified under new state law By Michael Petro February 20, 2015     Courtesy of Thinkstock. Tully Rinckey PLLC has become the first law firm in New York State to be certified as a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Business …

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Cheri Cannon discusses wrongdoing at the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Legal expert says U.S. Sen Tammy Baldwin is in full ‘damage control’ By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter February 20, 2015     UNDER FIRE: U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Wisconsin, is under fire for not immediately demanding an investigation into …

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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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Central New York Business Journal Highlights Tully Rinckey PLLC Research on Impaired Driving

Drunk-driving arrests in CNY fell for the fifth straight year in 2014 by Benjamin Fang February 18, 2015   SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Drunk and other impaired-driving arrests of adults in the five-county Central New York region declined for the fifth …

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San Diego Source announces Steve Herrick’s promotion to managing partner of Tully Rinckey PLLC’s San Diego office.

February 17, 2015   Steven Herrick has been named managing partner of Tully Rinckey PLLC’s San Diego office. He had recently relocated to start Tully Rinckey’s first office on the West Coast. During his time in San Diego, he has …

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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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Syracuse.com Highlights Donald Kelly’s Appointment as Managing Partner

Company news: Donald Kelly named managing partner at Tully Rinckey February 17, 2015   Donald E. Kelly named managing partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC. Kelly has nearly two decades of experience in the legal field, and focuses on criminal defense …

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Larry Youngner is featured in the Military Press for his promotion to managing partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC.

Larry D. Youngner Named Managing Partner for Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Washington, D.C. Office Three years of explosive growth spur firm to elevate experienced attorney to oversee operations February 13, 2015   Larry D. Youngner’s practice focuses on military law and …

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The Military Press highlights Steve Herrick‘s recent promotion at Tully Rinckey PLLC.

Steven L. Herrick Named Managing Partner for Tully Rinckey PLLC’s San Diego, CA Office Three years of explosive growth spur firm to elevate experienced attorney to oversee operations February 13, 2015   Steven L. Herrick has served clients at Tully …

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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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thedailyrecord

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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Democrat and Chronicle

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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SyracuseLaw

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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washingtonbusinessjournal

Larry Youngner’s recent promotion was highlighted in the Washington Business Journal

Larry Youngner Date added: February 12, 2015 Submission Type: Promotion Current employer: Tully Rinckey PLLC Current title/position: Managing Partner for Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Washington, D.C. Office Industry: Legal Services Position level: Managing Partner Previous position: Head of Tully Rinckey PLLC …

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Rochester Business journal

Rochester Business Journal Highlights Peter Pullano’s Appointment As Managing Partner

Law firm names managing partner for Rochester By Will Astor February 12, 2015     Tully Rinckey PLLC has named Peter Pullano managing partner of its Rochester office. A criminal defense attorney, Pullano joined Tully Rinckey with the July 2013 …

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fednewsradio

Larry Youngner joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss unlawful foreclosure settlement

Nearly 1,000 military service members whose homes were wrongly foreclosed on will be receiving over $123 million. That’s thanks to a new Justice Department settlement with five of the nation’s largest mortgage companies. Justice says they violated the Service Members …

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Navy Times

Greg Rinckey discusses how secretarial letters of censure could change final retirement ranks for three admirals.

Retirement rank in question for rebuked admirals By Meghann Myers February 11, 2015   Rear Adm. Michael H. Miller, then-commander of Carrier Strike Group 7, answers reporters’ questions aboard the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan in the Philippine Sea in June …

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NYS Adult Impaired Driving Arrests Fell 4.9% in 2014 — Seventh Consecutive Annual Decline

NYS Adult Impaired Driving Arrests Fell 4.9% in 2014 — Seventh Consecutive Annual Decline Alcohol-related motor vehicle fatalities climbed to seven-year high in 2013 February 10, 2015 – Albany, N.Y. – For a seventh consecutive year, annual drunk and other …

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CBS 6 Albany, NY

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’s Graig Zappia Talks Shortchanged Workers with Albany Business Review

$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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TWC-News

Tully Rinckey PLLC Client Maj. Auld Discusses Getting His Military Benefits Restored

Tully Rinckey PLLC client Maj. Auld discusses how important the restoration of his military benefits were to himself and his family.

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CBS 6 Albany, NY

CBS 6 Turns to Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Mario Cometti For Help Understanding Laws Regarding Drones

Aerial drones are becoming more common, but what laws cover them and what laws protect your privacy when drones are nearby? CBS 6 Albany asked Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Mario Cometti to explain where the law stands on drones.

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Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Mario Cometti Comments on Dr. James Corasanti’s Trial For WBFO

By Jay Moran & Cheryl Hagen February 3, 2015   Jury selection in the civil trial of Dr. James Corasanti may be a difficult process. Attorney Mario Cometti says lawyers are looking for prospective jurors with no preconceived notions about …

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JDnews

Greg Rinckey discusses the Bergdahl case and a potential defense.

Bergdahl still awaits his fate By Lolita C. Baldor February 2, 2015     WASHINGTON | Army and Pentagon officials said this week there has been no decision on what, if any, criminal charges will be filed against Sgt. Bowe …

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buffalolawjournal

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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buffalolawjournal

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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StarTribune

Greg Rinckey provides legal analysis on the Bergdahl case with the Minnesota Star Tribune

Military has broad discretion on Bergdahl charges; law includes various levels of desertion By LOLITA C. BALDOR January 27, 2015   WASHINGTON — Army and Pentagon officials said Tuesday there has been no decision on what, if any, criminal charges …

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ARLnow

Mat Tully discusses sex discrimination cases for men in Nova Legal Beat

NOVA Legal Beat: Harder for Men to Prove Sex Discrimination? Q. Is it harder for men to prove sex discrimination than women? A. Generally, men should not face a heavier burden for proving sex discrimination than women. Discrimination complaints or …

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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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USNews

Greg Rinckey Explains why Desertion with Intent charges are unlikely for Bowe Bergdahl

Military has broad discretion on Bergdahl charges; law includes various levels of desertion By LOLITA C. BALDOR January 27, 2015     WASHINGTON (AP) — Army and Pentagon officials said Tuesday there has been no decision on what, if any, …

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TWC-News

Tully Rinckey’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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Larry Youngner discusses what is and is not treasonous commentary with Stars & Stripes.

General’s A-10 treason comment sparks concerns over protected speech By Travis J. Tritten January 23, 2015   Maj. Gen. James N. Post III U.S. Air Force WASHINGTON — Maj. Gen. James Post raised eyebrows this month when he warned fellow …

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ABC 7 News

Cheri Cannon discusses the ramifications of the DHS v. Maclean decision with NewsTalk

Cheri Cannon discusses the ramifications of the DHS v. MacLean decision on federal employees with Bruce Depuyt of NewsTalk.

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FederalSoup

Mat Tully breaks down the Supreme Court decision of DHS v. MacLean.

Supreme Court decision vindicates whistleblower; clarifies WPA January 20, 2015     The Supreme Court handed down a 7-to-2 decision in favor of a federal air marshal who was fired by the Department of Homeland Security for blowing the whistle …

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Supreme Court rules in DHS v. MacLean and Mat Tully breaks down the consequences for federal agencies.

Supreme Court rules in favor of DHS whistleblower By Ryan McDermott January 22, 2015   The Supreme Court decided Wednesday that a former air marshal who revealed sensitive information to the media about some air marshal’s not being on flights …

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fednewsradio

Mathew B. Tully explains the specifics in the Supreme Court decision in DHS v. MacLean

Supreme Court decision helps clarify whistleblower protections By Michael O’Connell January 21, 2015     The Supreme Court issued a ruling Wednesday that helps to solidify protections for federal employees who blow the whistle on agency wrongdoing. By a 7-2 …

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NationalLawJournal

Mat Tully discusses the Supreme Court decision in DHS v. Maclean with the National Law Journal

High Court Bolsters Whistleblower Protection Marcia Coyle, Supreme Court Brief January 21, 2015     Oct. 3, 2007 – Rancho Santa Margarita, California, U.S. – Former air marshal RobertT Maclean was fired for blowing the whistle on a TSA cost …

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Fedsmith

Mat Tully lauds decision bolstering whistleblower rights

Supreme Court Sides With TSA Air Marshal By Ian Smith January 21, 2015     The Supreme Court issued a 7-2 decision today siding with a TSA Air Marshal who was fired by the agency for revealing to a reporter …

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washington_times

The Washington Times highlights Mat Tully’s statement about ramifications of DHS v. Maclean ruling.

Supreme Court: Feds can’t fire whistleblowers for preserving public safety By Phillip Swarts January 21, 2015     Federal employees shouldn’t be fired for blowing the whistle on something that could threaten public safety, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday. In …

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FederalTimes

Mat Tully discusses what impact the Supreme Court decision in DHS v. MacLean will have on federal agencies.

Supreme Court strikes blow for whistleblower protections By Andy Medici January 21, 2015     The Supreme Court ruled Jan. 21 that federal employees still have whistleblower protections when they disclose information agencies deem “sensitive” Legal experts say the ruling …

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Mat Tully discusses the positive outcome for federal employees based on the Supreme Court decision in the DHS v. MacLean case

Air Marshal Whistleblower Wins Supreme Court Case By Charles S. Clark January 21, 2014     The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled in favor of an air marshal whistleblower who went public with a Homeland Security Department move to reduce …

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USAToday

Mat Tully discusses the ramifications of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of the DHS v. Maclean with USA Today

Supreme Court sides with former TSA air marshal By Bart Jansen January 21, 2015     Robert MacLean, a fired U.S. Air Marshall, takes a break from his work out at Doheny Beach in Dana Point, Calif., on May 10, …

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Mathew Tully Statement on DHS v. MacLean Decision and the Strengthening of Whistleblower Rights

Mathew Tully Statement on DHS v. MacLean Decision and the Strengthening of Whistleblower Rights  Supreme Court decision means former federal air marshal can now go before the MSPB to get job back   January 21, 2015 – Washington, D.C. – …

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ABC Channel 13

Tully Rinckey PLLC Client Maj. Auld talks about being reinstated into the Warrior Transition Unit

Local Soldier Back Where He Belongs Rochester, NY – Major James Auld served in the U.S. Armed Forces for more than three decades. His last tour overseas ended in Kuwait in 2013. His time in the military left him needing …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Graig Zappia Discusses Job Protections for Emergency Volunteers

What New York’s excused-leave law for first responders will mean by Eric Reinhardt January 9, 2015     When Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency following the massive lake-effect snowfall that dumped about 7 feet of snow in …

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Greg Rinckey discusses how the reopening of an Article 32 almost always is a positive for the defense with the Washington Blade.

Judge reopens pre-court martial hearing for gay lieutenant January 19, 2015 by Lou Chibbaro Jr.   Gay Air Force Lt. Joshua Seefried is accused of sexual assault. (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key) A military judge ruled last month that …

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Democrat and Chronicle

Managing Partner Robert Rock Comments on 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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timesunion

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 Partner Robert Rock Discusses Declining Bankruptcy Filings with The Times Union.

Down is an up for region Decline in bankruptcies a sign area’s economy is turning around By Larry Rulison January 15, 2015     Bankruptcies in the Capital Region declined nearly 10 percent last year, another sign that the local …

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Ken Lee breaks down the latest in the Navy bribery scandal.

‘Fat’ Leonard pleads guilty to Navy bribes Prosecutor says ‘giant investigation’ is ‘gathering momentum’; Navy captain also pleads same day By Kristina Davis Jan. 15, 201     Leonard Francis SAN DIEGO — Fat” Leonard Glenn Francis, the gregarious Singapore-based …

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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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TWC-News

Boots and Blankets Donation 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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CBS 6 Albany, NY

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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militarytimes

Mathew Tully discusses the punishment for servicemembers doing drugs with another who overdoses.

Ask the Lawyer: When friend dies of overdose By Mathew Tully January 12, 2015     Q. How much trouble could a service member get into if he’s doing drugs with a friend and the friend dies from an overdose? …

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mspbfocus

Neil McPhie speaks about the final blow dealt to OPM-directed removals

OPM-Directed Removals Are Not as “Ultimate” as the Agency Hoped Neil McPhie is Director of Legal Services for Tully Rinckey PLLC. A years-long legal battle waged by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to rob federal employees of their right …

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Washington Post

The Washington Post highlights Larry Youngner’s new promotion

Washington-area appointments and promotions for Jan. 12 Tully Rinckey of the District appointed Larry Youngner head of its military and national security law practice group.

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thedailyrecord

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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FortHoodHerald

Greg Rinckey discusses the potential outcome in the Bowe Bergdahl case

Court-martial for Bergdahl not too likely, some assert By Jacob Brooks January 7, 2015     Will the case of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl — who was captured by the Taliban in 2009 and released in a prisoner exchange last …

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albbusreview

Larry Youngner is featured in Albany Business Journal for his recent promotion.

Larry Youngner Date added: January 7, 2015 Submission Type: Promotion Current employer: Tully Rinckey PLLC Current title/position: Partner and Military and National Security Law Practice Group Chairman Industry: Legal Services Previous position: Partner Duties/responsibilities: Mr. Youngner will oversee the firm’s …

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Ken Lee speaks with The Hill on updates to the Military Lending Act that could potentially hurt service members

Payday lenders lash back at accusations By Kevin Cirilli December 31, 2014   Payday lenders are hitting back against Washington regulators who say that they’re unfairly taking advantage of military families. The embattled industry argued Wednesday that a scathing report …

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washington_times

Cheri Cannon discusses the latest in the Sharon Helman case with The Washington Times

VA loses first case against clinic director in scandal By Jacqueline Klimas December 31, 2014     The VA blundered its first public act of accountability in this year’s wait list scandal, with department investigators and attorneys failing to make …

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ARLnow

Mathew Tully discusses FMLA medical leave specifics in NOVA Legal Beat

NOVA Legal Beat: Do I Have to Get a Second Opinion to Take Medical Leave? December 31, 2014 Q. I have pneumonia. I requested FMLA leave and submitted medical documentation from my doctor describing my condition. My employer now wants …

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TWC-News

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Graig Zappia Discusses New Employee Tax Credits With Time Warner Cable News

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Graig Zappia Discusses New Employee Tax Credits With Time Warner Cable News By: Madeleine Rivera In the new year, businesses will be able to take advantage of two tax credits to benefit some of the state’s most …

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MarylandDailyExaminer

The Maryland Daily Examiner highlights Larry Youngner’s recent promotion

Youngner brings decades of military law experience to new leadership position with Tully Rinckey PLLC December 30, 2014 By Reginald Kearney     Former Pentagon and Air Force JAG Named Head of Tully Rinckey PLLC Military and National Security Law Practice …

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govexec

Government Executive interviews Cheri Cannon on the firing of VA executive Sharon Helman.

Judge Upholds Firing of VA Exec – But Not Because of Wait Time Scandal By Kellie Lunney December 29, 2014   VA executive Sharon Helman accepted $13,000 in gifts from a lobbyist, including Disneyland trip and a Beyonce concert. AP …

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Military

Cheri Cannon breaks down the legal issues in the firing of VA official Sharon Helman.

VA Faulted in Nearly Failed Effort to Fire Phoenix Hospital Boss Dec 31, 2014 By Bryant Jordan   This undated handout photo provided by The Veterans Affairs Department, shows Sharon Helman, director of the Phoenix VA Health Care System. (AP …

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washingtonbusinessjournal

Larry Youngner is featured in Washington Business Journal for his recent promotion.

Larry Youngner Date added: December 31, 2014 Submission Type: Promotion Current employer: Tully Rinckey PLLC Current title/position: Partner and Military and National Security Law Practice Group Chairman. Industry: Legal Services Previous position: Partner Duties/responsibilities: Mr. Youngner will oversee the firm’s …

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WKBW Cites Tully Rinckey PLLC Analysis in DWI Story

Campaign to curb impaired driving Experts worry more drivers are on drugs By Rachel Elzufon December 29, 2014     CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WKBW) – As New Year’s Eve approaches, activists are embarking on a major campaign to keep people safe …

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The Buffalo News

Darren Swetz Discusses how New Lending Rules Can Increase Home Ownership in The Buffalo News

Another Voice: New lending rules will increase homeownership By Darren Swetz December 27, 2014     Didn’t we learn anything? That is the question critics have been asking since the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced plans earlier this fall to …

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TheDailyCaller

The Daily Caller highlights Greg Rinckey’s thoughts on the Bergdahl case.

Tens Of Thousands Of Troops Deserting, Army Barely Prosecutes By Jonah Bennett December 26, 2014     Tens of thousands of soldiers have deserted the Army after long, drawn out deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan in dangerous conditions, but the …

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9WSYR

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Casey Jordan Discusses Body Cameras With News Channel 9

Force and complaints decline in police body camera study December 27, 2014   Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – As police departments across the country weigh the costs of body cameras, sparked by national issues police are facing, a new study says they …

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New York Times

Greg Rinckey discusses how PTSD or family problems could affect the Bergdahl case with The New York Times

Army Data Shows Rarity of Desertion Prosecutions By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS December 24, 2014   WASHINGTON — The U.S. Army has prosecuted about 1,900 cases of desertion since 2001, despite tens of thousands of soldiers fleeing the service in the …

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fednewsradio

Cheri Cannon discusses the firing of the Phoenix VA health center director with Federal News Radio.

Phoenix VA director loses her job, but not for the reasons you think By Emily Kopp December 24, 2014     The Veterans Affairs Department was right to fire the head of the Phoenix VA health center, a Merit Systems …

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Omaha

The Omaha World Herald highlights Greg Rinckeys insights on the Bergdahl case

Bergdahl’s disciplinary fate in hands of Army general December 23, 2014 The New York Times     The fate of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl now rests with a four-star Army general at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, who will decide whether the …

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TWC-News

Tully Rinckey’s Donald Kelly Discusses Non-Compete Contracts with Time Warner Cable News

NYS Attorney Generals Office Investigating Jimmy John’s Hiring Practice By: Times Warner Cable News   The New York State Attorney General’s office has launched an investigation into hiring practices at sandwich shop Jimmy John’s. According to a letter from the …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Founding Partner Greg Rinckey discusses the latest in the Bowe Bergdahl case with WOAI 1200

Army Punishment Options Seen Limited in Bergdahl Case December, 23rd 2014 The decision on what to do with Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl is now in the hands of the four star general who is the Army’s force commander, but experts …

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Navy Times

Mathew Tully talks about how home searches are not automatic when arrested

Home search not automatic when arrested By Mathew Tully   Q. If military police arrest a service member at his home, can they search his home as well? A. An arrest warrant or authorization is not an open invitation for …

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militarytimes

Mathew Tully speaks about Applying for Conscientious Objector Status in the Military Times

Ask the Lawyer: Applying for conscientious objector status By Mathew Tully December 22, 2014   Q. If a service member converts to Islam, can he or she refuse to be deployed to places where he or she would fight fellow …

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New York Times

In The New York Times, Tully Rinckey PLLC Founding Partner Greg Rinckey Says He Would Be “Shocked” if Bowe Bergdahl is Court-Martialed.

Bowe Bergdahl’s Disciplinary Fate Placed in Hands of Army General By Richard A. Oppel Jr. and Eric Schmitt December 22, 2014   Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in August. Credit Eugene R. Fidell The fate of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl now rests with …

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CBS 6 Albany, NY

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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TheExaminer

Larry Youngner speaks with Christopher Collins on importance of Secretary of Defense Hagel’s initiative for Vietnam-Era Vets with PTSD.

Former JAG on Army guidance for PTSD, OTH discharges of Vietnam-Era veterans By Christopher Collins December 20, 2014     On Thursday, the Paulding County Republican Examiner (PCRE) received a statement fromTully Rinckey PLLC Partner Larry D. Youngner who, prior to …

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MarylandDailyExaminer

Tully Rinckey PLLC employs largest hiring effort to date

19,000 Letters Sent to Attorneys throughout New York State and Washington, D.C. Tully Rinckey PLLC employs largest hiring effort to date – canvassing attorneys along eastern seaboard to fuel firm growth December 16, 2014 – Washington, D.C. – As the …

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thedailyrecord

New York Daily Record highlights Darren Swetz joining Tully Rinckey PLLC as Partner.

On the Move December 12, 2014   Darren M. Swetz Darren M. Swetz has joined Tully Rinckey PLLC as a partner in the law firm’s Buffalo office. Swetz joins Tully Rinckey PLLC from Kelly & Swetz LLP in Williamsville, where …

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mspbfocus

Neil A.G. McPhie speaks about new hope for those who have sent emails to the wrong person.

Federal Circuit Provides Hope for Senders of “Uh-Oh” E-mails December 15, 2014     Neil McPhie is Director of Legal Services for Tully Rinckey PLLC. It has been called the “uh-oh” e-mail: the e-mail that was sent to the wrong …

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washington_times

Greg Rinckey talks about inconsistent statements by sexual assault accusers with Washington Times

Pentagon: Inconsistent statements by sexual assault accusers don’t indicate lies By Rowan Scarborough December 11, 2014     Photo by: Charles Dharapak The Pentagon, across the Potomac River from Washington, is seen in this aerial view in March 2008. (Associated …

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buffalolawjournal

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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Navy Times

Mathew Tully talks about how text messages could be protected from searches

By, Mathew B. Tully November 24, 2014     Q. Can law enforcement officers take a service member’s phone and read his text messages? A. Cellphones and text messages can be treasure troves for military law enforcement officers trying to …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Graig Zappia Explains Job Protections for Volunteers Under New State Law at Syracuse.com

New law protects jobs of New York’s volunteer emergency responders during major disasters By Rick Moriarty December 8, 2014       New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown survey storm clean-up in the south Buffalo …

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TWC News

Tully Rinckey PLLC Managing Partner Greg Rinckey Featured Guest on Time Warner Cable News’s Capital Tonight

State and federal leaders, including President Obama, are calling for police officers to wear body cameras. The incident with Eric Garner in Staten Island was videotaped, so some question how much more effective body cameras will be in telling a …

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Whittier

Whittier College Notes Kenneth Lee Has Joined Tully Rinckey PLLC in San Diego

Kenneth A. Lee, Esq. Joins Tully Rinckey PLLC as Senior Associate in San Diego Brings Additional Experience in Military Law to Firm’s Growing West Coast Office Kenneth A. Lee, Esq. Senior Associate November 17, 2014 – San Diego, CA. – …

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ARLnow

Mathew Tully speaks about how hostile work environments can be created by ‘appalling’ incidents in NOVA Legal Beat

NOVA Legal Beat: Does One ‘Appalling’ Incident Create a Hostile Work Environment? December 3, 2014   Q. If a supervisor does something appalling to a subordinate, but only just once, can he still create a hostile work environment? A. By and …

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syracuselogo

At Syracuse.com, Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Donald Kelly Warns Militarization of Police Invites Problems

More militarization not the way toward better Syracuse policing To the Editor: Mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicles (MRAP), produced by Navistar International, are loaded onto an airplane at the Charleston Air Force Base in North Charleston, S.C. in this 2007 file photo. …

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timesunion

Timesunion.com credits Mathew Tully about being right with his Ferguson prediction back in August

By Robert Gavin December 2, 2014     Tully was right In August, local attorney Mathew B. Tully said Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson would not face criminal charges in the shooting death of Michael Brown, 18. He was right — …

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mspbfocus

Neil McPhie speaks about the fear of blowing the whistle in MSPB Focus.

Federal Employees Have Nothing to Fear but Their Agencies By Neil McPhie December 1, 2014     Neil McPhie is Director of Legal Services for Tully Rinckey PLLC. When the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in October released the results …

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Army Times

Mathew Tully explains why a home search is not automatic when arrested, with the Army Times.

Ask the Lawyer: Home search not automatic when arrested By Mathew B. Tully December 1, 2014   Q. If military police arrest a service member at his home, can they search his home as well? A. An arrest warrant or …

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washington_times

Cheri Cannon discusses unconstitutionality of five-day firing notice with Washington Times.

VA’s 5-day firing notice too long for Congress, too short for lawyers By Jacqueline Klimas November 30, 2014     Photo by: Charles Dharapak The Department of Veterans Affairs, under pressure from Congress to weed out poorly performing employees, gives …

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Navy Times

Mathew Tully speaks with the Navy Times about his thoughts on the GAO’s USERRA claim handling report.

GAO: Labor Department better at handling USERRA claims By Chuck Vinch November 28, 2014     A second head-to-head matchup engineered by Congress to see which government agency is best at investigating and resolving employment-related complaints on behalf of veterans …

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WGRZ

Tully Rinckey PLLC Associate Lori Hoffman discusses post-storm price gouging with Buffalo’s WGRZ

State AG’s Office Looking Into Price Gouging From Storm By Ron Plants November 25, 2014     Buffalo, NY – In the aftermath of last week’s storm, the consumer complaints are starting to accumulate about unscrupulous contractors and businesses. While …

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The Buffalo News

Tully Rinckey PLLC Donation to Clarence Senior Center Reported on in The Buffalo News

November 24, 2014     Contributing Tully Rinckey, a law firm with a newly expanded office on Sheridan Drive in Amherst, will donate $250 to the Clarence Senior Center in support of its guest speakers series. The donation comes from …

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CBS 6 Albany, NY

CBS 6 in Albany Reports on Turkeys for Veterans Event at Tully Rinckey PLLC

1,800 pounds of turkey donated to veterans. November 24, 2014     ALBANY — More than 100 veterans and active duty service members will sit down to a free turkey on the table this Thanksgiving. The Tully Rinckey Law Firm …

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Time Warner Cable News Covers Sixth Annual Turkeys for Veterans Event at Tully Rinckey PLLC

Active Service Member, Veterans Honored with Free Thanksgiving Turkeys November 24, 2014     ALBANY, N.Y. — The Tully Rinckey law firm teamed up with Hannaford supermarkets to say thank you to service men and women. Active service members and …

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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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The Saratogian highlights Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Turkeys for Vets event.

ALBANY: Tully Rinckey PLLC and Hannaford Supermarkets will provide more than 100 free turkeys to active duty and retired military personnel through the law firm’s sixth annual “Turkeys for Veterans” program. Approximately 1,800 pounds of turkey will be on display …

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Times Union reports on Tully Rinckey PLLC’s sixth annual Turkeys for Vets event

Law firm hosts sixth annual Turkeys for Veterans programs November 23, 2014   ALBANY — Active duty and retired military personnel can pick up a free turkey at the Tully Rinckey offices in Albany Monday through the law firm’s sixth …

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Greg T. Rinckey speaks with WGY’s Joe Gallagher about the sixth annual Turkeys for Veterans event

Greg T. Rinckey speaks with WGY’s Joe Gallagher about the sixth annual Turkeys for Veterans event

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WGNA highlights Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Turkeys for Veterans event

Free Turkeys For Capital Region Veterans And Service Members By “Brother” Lou Roberts November 21, 2014     There’s a program that’s in its sixth year, where active duty personnel and retired military personnel can receive a free turkey for …

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Cheri Cannon discusses the first VA SES employee fired under the recent law approved by Congress.

Firing of Central Alabama VA director upheld By Phillip Rawls November 20, 2014     James R. Talton VA PHOTO MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A federal appeals board upheld the firing of the director of the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care …

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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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The Daily Transcript / San Diego Source highlights Kenneth Lee Joining Tully Rinckey PLLC

Kenneth Lee joins Tully Rinckey PLLC as senior associate By Daily Transcript Staff Report Monday, November 17, 2014 Kenneth A. Lee, Esq. Senior Associate     Tully Rinckey PLLC has added Kenneth Lee as a senior associate in the firm’s …

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Mathew Tully speaks about Islamic Discrimination in ARLnow.com’s NOVA Legal Beat.

NOVA Legal Beat: Islamic Discrimination Amid ISIS and Syria Crises Q. With everything happening in Iraq and Syria, people in my office have been expressing their disapproval of my Islamic beliefs. At what point does this become discrimination? A. Several years …

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Cheri Cannon discusses the latest Secret Service disciplinary issues with the Washington Examiner.

Secret Service allowed two senior agents to retire without harsh penalties By Susan Crabtree November 19, 2014     The Secret Service gave two senior agents special disciplinary treatment that allowed them to avoid more severe penalties and retire quietly, …

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Cheri Cannon discusses agency use of tables when determining discipline for employees with the Washington Examiner.

Secret Service won’t release its disciplinary guidelines By Susan Crabtree November 14, 2014     The U.S. Secret Service is refusing to release an internal agency chart providing guidelines for disciplinary actions for particular types of misconduct. “At this point …

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TWC News

Tully Rinckey PLLC Senior Counsel Casey Jordan Discusses Criminal Charges in I-81 Bus Crash with Time Warner Cable News

Questions Remain Surrounding Nedrow Bus Crash November 7, 2014 NEDROW, N.Y. — Many questions remain surrounding a bus crash in Nedrow that injured 26 people. The wreck on I-81 south on Thursday started with a one-car crash around 2:30 a.m.Investigators …

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Cheri Cannon discusses federal workers, felonies and their retirement benefits with the Washington Examiner.

FBI tougher than Secret Service on officer alcohol offenses By Susan Crabtree November 12, 2014     The Secret Service has a history of imposing far lower penalties than the FBI for drunken driving and other alcohol-related incidents, according to …

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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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Buffalo Business First Highlights Darren Swetz Joining Tully Rinckey PLLC as Partner in Buffalo

Darren Swetz Date added: November 11, 2014 Submission Type: New Hire Current employer: Tully Rinckey, PLLC Current title/position: Partner Industry: Legal Services Duties/responsibilities: Tully Rinckey PLLC hired Darren Swetz as a partner in the firm’s Buffalo office. He practices law …

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TWC News

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Heather Vincent Discusses Stricter Penalties for Distracted Driving

Stricter Penalties for Distracted Driving By: Iris St. Meran November 6, 2014     Laws against distracted driving have been on the books in New York. But every day, people still talk and text while on the road. As Iris …

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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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Mathew Tully talks about the Family Medical Leave Act with the Saratogian

Mathew Tully’s Ask the Lawyer column: November 8, 2014     Question: Over the past year, I’ve had to miss a lot of work because of a severely ill child. For some of that – but not all – I …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Don Kelly discusses tougher drunk driving rules in “Vince’s Law” with The Star Review

State increases penalties for repeat drunk driving By Sarah Hall November 4, 2014     Michael Iannettoni had been charged with driving while intoxicated five times when he killed Vincent Russo. Iannettoni had four previous convictions for DWI and was …

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Mathew Tully on how a prank in the office can create a hostile work environment.

NOVA Legal Beat: What to do About Coworker Pranks? November 5, 2014 Q. Can a co-worker’s pranks create a hostile work environment? A. While the people who perform or witness pranks may find them to be hilarious, these rascally acts often …

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Founding Partner Mat Tully is interviewed by Emily Carlson of KTVA CBS 11 on Alaska National Guard

By Emily Carlson October 30, 2014     ANCHORAGE – They are the documents that led to local schools banning military recruiters from campus. Now, the four men named in those documents are suing the U.S. Army after their confidential …

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Greg Rinckey discusses the security clearance case of US Navy Navy VADM Ted Branch with the Federal Times.

Sources: Navy intel chief’s security clearance suspended By David Larter November 4, 2014     The head of US naval intelligence has not been able to view classified information for an entire year. US Navy VADM Ted Branch, the director …

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Founding Partner Mat Tully discusses leaked records and the Alaska National Guard the on KTVA CBS 11

4 Alaska National Guard members sue over leaked records By KTVA CBS 11 News October 29, 2014     Several Alaska National Guard members have filed a suit against the U.S. Army, arguing that investigative reports and other records that …

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Washington Post

Founding Partner Mat Tully discusses DHS v. MacLean with Joe Davidson of the Washington Post.

Fired air marshal stands his ground for whistleblowers By Joe Davidson November 4, 2014     Robert MacLean exited the rarified air of the Supreme Court and walked down its 36 marble steps with the confidence of a cop who …

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Neil A.G. McPhie speaks about the most recent Equal Employment Opportunity report

Fragmentation: When an agency becomes one of the blind men with the elephant November 3rd, 2014     Neil A.G. McPhie, Esq. Partner and Director of Legal Services A recently released report by the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEOC) on common …

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Navy Times

Founding Partner Mathew Tully previews the case of DHS v. MacLean as it heads into the Supreme Court

‘Ask the Lawyer’ columnist to appear before Supreme Court November 3, 2014     Attorney Mathew Tully, the longtime “Ask the Lawyer” columnist for Air Force Times, Army Times, Marine Corps Times and Navy Times, will appear before the Supreme …

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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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Washington Post

Cheri Cannon speaks with Catherine Ho of the Washington Post on rise of retaliation cases.

Rise in retaliation claims reflect changing laws, attitudes about workplace bias By Catherine Ho November 2, 2014   Several years after the Supreme Court expanded legal protections to workers suing their employers for discrimination, U.S. workers are accusing their employers …

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The Air Force Times speaks with Mathew Tully about the latest on the Alaska National Guard story

Alaska Guard members sue over leaked records By Becky Bohrer Oct. 29, 2014     ANCHORAGE, ALASKA — Four Alaska National Guard members have sued the U.S. Army, saying investigative and other records pertaining to them were improperly leaked to …

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Matthew Tully discusses the latest in the Alaska National Guard story in Stars & Stripes

4 Alaska Guard members sue Army over leaked records By Becky Bohrer October 29, 2014     Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell addresses a scathing report into allegations of sexual assault in the Alaska National Guard during a news conference Thursday, …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC’s recognition as an “economic champion” by CenterState CEO is highlighted by Syracuse.com/The Post Standard

Company news October 31, 2014   • Tully Rinckey PLLC has been named an “economic champion” for the second time in 2 years by CenterState CEO.

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Mat Tully discusses the latest in the Alaska National Guard story with Grace Jang of KTUU-NBC.

Guard members sue federal government for privacy breach By Grace Jang October 30, 2014     ANCHORAGE – Four Alaska National Guard members have sued the U.S. Army, saying their privacy was violated when classified military documents were leaked. They are …

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Founding Partner Mathew Tully Discusses Alaska National Guard Lawsuit with Alaska Dispatch News

Alaska National Guard recruiters file lawsuit, claiming privacy violations Jill Burke October 29, 2014   Nearly three weeks after media reports began to chronicle what appeared to be a pattern of predatory debauchery within the Alaska Army National Guard’s recruiting …

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The Maryland Daily Examiner spotlights Larry D. Youngner for being named a 2014 “Leader in the Law” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly

Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Larry D. Youngner Named a 2014 “Leader in the Law” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly Former USAF JAG Corps Chief of Staff at Pentagon Youngner Greatly Enhances Firm’s Military Law Group October 27, 2014 – Washington, D.C. …

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Army Times

Mathew B. Tully speaks on how an employee has the discretion on what an essential job is.

Employer has discretion on ‘essential’ jobs By, Mathew B. Tully October 13, 2014   Q. I have a disability, and my employer is trying to remove me because I allegedly cannot perform the “essential functions” of my position. How do …

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Founding Partner Mathew Tully discusses USERRA protections with the Central New York Business Journal

USERRA law provides employment protection to military reserves by Traci DeLore October 27, 2014   SYRACUSE — On Columbus Day, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) celebrated its 20th anniversary, but the fight for employment …

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Larry Youngner is recognized by Washington Business Journal for his recent induction into the 2014 class of “Leaders in the Law.”

Larry Youngner Date added:October 27, 2014 Submission Type:Professional Recognition Current employer:Tully Rinckey PLLC Current title/position:Partner Industry:Legal Services Reason for being recognized:Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Larry D. Youngner, Esq.’ s work, leadership and outstanding reputation were recognized on Oct. 23 when …

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Larry Youngner was named by Virginia Lawyers Weekly to its 2014 class of “Leaders in the Law”.

Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Larry D. Youngner Named a 2014 “Leader in the Law” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly October 27, 2014   Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Larry D. Youngner, Esq.’ s work, leadership and outstanding reputation were recognized on Oct. …

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The Buffalo News

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

October 23, 2014   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 …

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Army Times

Founding Partner Mathew Tully Offers Advice to Service Members who have Drug Problems

Ask the Lawyer: Be careful when, to whom you admit drug use Q. Can I be punished for using cocaine if I seek drug treatment? A. The military wants its troops to overcome addictions to drugs or alcohol, and it …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Mathew Tully discusses license plate readers with the Democrat & Chronicle

License-plate data: ‘Public for me, private for thee’ By Steve Orr October 23, 2014   Dan Novack, a lawyer and journalist who writes for The Intercept, the online news magazine, posted a short piece last week about the Democrat and …

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TWC News

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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NOVA Legal Beat: Mathew Tully Discusses Compensation for Work-Related Travel

NOVA Legal Beat: Overtime for Driving Between Offices? Editor’s Note: This sponsored column is written by Mathew B. Tully of Tully Rinckey PLLC, an Arlington firm that specializes in federal employment and labor law, security clearance proceedings, and military law. Q. My …

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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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Neil A.G. McPhie Discusses Penalties for Similarly Situated Employees with Federal Times

MSPB blocks agencies’ attempts at historical revisionism By Neil A.G. McPhie October 20, 2014     Neil A.G. McPhie, Esq. Partner and Director of Legal Services Historical revisionism can be dangerous. Revisers often gloss over or skew facts to create …

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Cheri Cannon talks about administrative leave and former inspector general Charles Edwards with the Washington Examiner.

Former inspector general still on paid leave By Susan Crabtree October 15, 2014   The former Homeland Security Department acting inspector general remains on taxpayer-paid leave five months after a Senate report accused him of playing politics with an investigation …

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The Troy Record on Tully Rinckey PLLC’s new San Diego office

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 …

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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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On the 20th anniversary of USERRA Mat Tully addresses issues that still need to be added to further protect veterans.

Landmark employment law for troops turns 20 By Karen Jowers Oct. 13, 2014   The law that dramatically changed — for the better — the employment landscape for National Guard and reserve troops is celebrating its 20th anniversary today. But …

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Army Times

Mathew B. Tully on the Consequences for service members for Firing their Gun into the Air

Firing gun into air may bring trouble By, Mathew B. Tully September 29, 2014   Q. What are the possible consequences if a service member fires a warning shot during an argument? A. A firearm is a dangerous weapon, whether …

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Cheri Cannon discusses the latest in the VA SES firings in the Washington Examiner.

Veterans Affairs executive defends pace of agency discipline in scandal By Mark Flatten October 8, 2014   Sloan Gibson, deputy VA secretary, said the agency is moving as quickly as the law allows in… A top Department of Veterans Affairs …

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Part 1 of Tully Rinckey PLLC client Bev Sweeney’s fight to get the Army to help her with her battle-related injuries.

The Army has failed one of their own, the Capt. Beverly Sweeney story, Part 1. By Susy Raybon October 9, 2014   Army Capt. Beverly Sweeney sits in her barracks suite at Joint Base Lewis McChord, not quite a prisoner, …

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The Albany Business Review highlights Tully Rinckey PLLC’s new Director of Public Relations

Charles J. McChesney Director of Public Relations Charles McChesney Date added: October 9, 2014 Submission Type: New Hire Current employer: Tully Rinckey, PLLC Current title/position: Director of Public Relations Industry: Legal Services Position level: Director Duties/responsibilities: Seasoned Journalist and Law …

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ARLnow

NOVA Legal Beat: Mathew B. Tully discusses employer retaliation against workers who file discrimination complaints

NOVA Legal Beat: Employers Skirting Retaliation Rules?   Q. What are some sneaky ways employers usually try to retaliate against employees who have filed discrimination complaints? A. Most employers know state and federal laws prohibit them from retaliating against employees who …

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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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Neil A.G. McPhie on how PTO telework problems may prompt agencies to curb telework.

Disabled employees beware: PTO telework problems may prompt agencies to curb telework Neil A.G. McPhie, Esq. Partner and Director of Legal Services With the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) coming under fire for the questionable practices of its patent …

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Senior Associate Michael Macomber speaks with Military.com about the recent USERRA victory.

Police Department Pays $50K in Discrimination Case Against Reservist An Army Reserve officer whose employer – a New York police department – docked vacation pay and time for periods he deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq won a lawsuit against the …

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Greg T. Rinckey Discusses the Options When Your Security Clearance has been Suspended or Revoked with ClearedJobs.Net.

What Happens if Your Security Clearance is Suspended or Revoked By Greg Rinckey October 6, 2014   Your security clearance can be suspended or revoked at any time. A suspension or revocation can occur as a result of an incident …

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Robert Rock talks about the high success emerging from Bankruptcy in the Northern District of New York State

Region ranks high in emerging from bankruptcy By Philip A. Vanno October 6, 2014   While no one ever wants to have to file for bankruptcy, those who find themselves in that situation locally can at least take solace in …

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The Post Journal speaks with Tully Rinckey PLLC SR. Associate Michael Macomber about his recent USERRA Victory

Jury Decides City Did Not Deny Promotion For Officer Fighting Overseas By A.J. Rao, Post-Journal October 3, 2014   MAYVILLE – A jury determined Thursday that Timothy H. Wright was not denied a promotion or annual compensatory time by the city …

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TWC News

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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Larry Younger discusses the latest in the Secret Service controversy with Susan Crabtree of the Washington Examiner.

Exclusive: Agent misled Secret Service By Susan Crabtree October 3, 2014   An agent in a Florida Secret Service field office misled a disciplinary team about his personal use of an iPad, which was collected as evidence in an open …

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The CNY Business Journal on Tully Rinckey PLLC’s new Director of Public Relations

People news: McChesney joins Tully Rinckey as new director of PR by Journal Staff October 2, 2014   Charles J. McChesney Director of Public Relations SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Tully Rinckey PLLC, an Albany–based law firm that also operates a Syracuse …

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Syracuse.com highlights the newest addition to the Tully Rinckey PLLC team.

Company news: Charles McChesney joined Tully Rinckey Charles J. McChesney Director of Public Relations Charles J. McChesney joins Tully Rinckey PLLC as director of public relations.Most recently, he was proposal and public relations manager at Hiscock & Barclay, LLP. McChesney …

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Cheri Cannon sounds off on the case of former GSA senior executive Jeff Neely in Fierce Government.

Cannon: Indictment of GSA senior exec highly unusual By Ryan McDermott October 1, 2014   Senior executives rarely face criminal charges for fraudulent travel expenses like the ones a former General Services Administration official was indicted on last Thursday, a …

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Greg Rinckey discusses ways to fix the Security Clearance process with Eric Katz of Government Executive.

The Many, Many Ideas to Fix the Broken Security Clearance Process By Eric Katz September 29, 2014     Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., is one of the lawmakers pushing reforms. Flickr user Senate Democrats In just a few months beginning …

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The National Journal covers Tully Rinckey PLLC’s findings on Monetary Benefits Awarded to Federal Employees through the EEO Process.

Agencies Are Paying More to Avoid Costly Discrimination Adjudication By Kellie Lunney September 24, 2014   Federal agencies doled out more money to settle discrimination complaints in fiscal 2012 than in the previous year, according to an analysis of Equal …

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Cheri Cannon talks with Kellie Lunney of Government Executive about the rise in settling of discrimination cases.

Agencies Are Paying More to Avoid Costly Discrimination Adjudication By Kellie Lunney September 24, 2014   Federal agencies doled out more money to settle discrimination complaints in fiscal 2012 than in the previous year, according to an analysis of Equal …

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Cheri Cannon explains why money federal agencies have paid out in discrimination and employment complaints is at a 10-year-high.

Agency payouts in discrimination cases hits 10-year-high By Andy Medici September 24, 2014   The amount of money agencies paid to resolve federal employee discrimination and employment complaints is at a 10-year-high, according to an analysis by federal employment law …

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Founding Partner Mathew B. Tully, Esq. speaks about the Spike in Monetary Benefit Awards from EEO Complaints with FedSmith

Settlements Drive Spike in Monetary Benefit Awards from EEO Complaints By Mathew B. Tully, Esq. September 22, 2014   Even though the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) found discrimination in a below-average number of federal sector cases in fiscal year …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Daniel Persing discusses possible wrongful death with The Saratogian

Taser death still under investigation By Lauren Mineau, Saratogian September 22, 2014   A police vehicle sits outside of 130 Lake Ave. in Ballston Spa Monday, the home of Daniel C. Satre, who died as a result of Tasers used …

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Navy Times

Matt Tully Discusses the Repercussions for a Service Member who Leaves a Young Child Unattended with the Navy Times

Ask the Lawyer: Leaving child alone may be endangerment By Mathew B. Tully Sep. 19, 2014   Q. How much trouble can a service member get into for leaving a young child unattended? A. Quite a bit; that could lead …

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Partner Graig Zappia covers Landlord-Tenant Lessons from Soloman v. Ness with Sterling Education Services

Landlord-Tenant Lessons from Soloman v. Ness September 17, 2014 by Graig F. Zappia, Esq   Security Deposits and the Landlord’s Responsibility Under New York’s General Obligations Law, a security deposit with respect to the use or rental of real property …

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Greg Rinckey’s comments on USIS being fired by OPM are picked up by the Isenberg Institute of Strategic Satire

Will Firing One Background Check Contractor Fix the Broken Security Clearance System? By Charles S. Clark September 15, 2014   Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., hailed OPM’s decision to fire USIS, but critics said it could increase the clearance backlog again. …

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Greg T. Rinckey Expresses OPM Security Clearance Concerns to Government Executive

Will Firing One Background Check Contractor Fix the Broken Security Clearance System? By Charles S. ClarkSeptember 15, 2014   Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., hailed OPM’s decision to fire USIS, but critics said it could increase the clearance backlog again. Flickr …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Derrick Hogan, Esq. speaks about the Adrian Peterson charges on WRGB CBS 6

September 15, 2014   SCHENECTADY — The Minnesota Vikings said Adrian Peterson will play this week despite being indicted on child abuse charges. Peterson released a statement on Monday saying “without a doubt I am not a child abuser” as …

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Greg T. Rinckey Discusses Criminal Conduct and Your Security Clearance with Clearedjobs.net

Criminal Conduct and Your Security Clearance By Greg Rinckey September 15, 2014   So you’ve recently been charged, cited, or arrested for some type of criminal conduct, and you’re wondering whether or how it will affect your security clearance. The …

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Army Times

Founding Partner Mathew Tully’s “Ask the Lawyer” segment with the Army Times

By, Mathew B. Tully September 1, 2014 Monday       Q. My girlfriend was a few months shy of 16 when we broke up. My command recently found out that I had a sexual relationship with her, and now I’m …

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Washington Post

Tully Rinckey PLLC San Diego Expansion Recognized by Washington Post

Business Diary By Shawn Selby September 14, 2014     Expansions District-based law firm Tully Rinckey said it has opened an office in San Diego. Millersville, Md.-based IT and technical staffing company OpalStaff said it has created a second staffing …

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Mathew Tully Speaks at the Saratoga Springs 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

Saratoga Springs’ 9/11 ceremony remembers the fallen By Lauren Mineau September 11, 2014     J.S.CARRAS – JCARRAS@DIGITALFIRSTMEDIA.COM People look at “Tempered by memory Schulpture” in foreground Thursday, September 11, 2014 during 911 remembrance at High Rock Park in Saratoga …

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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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Trade Center survivor Mathew Tully recounts 9/11 at spa city ceremony

Trade Center survivor recounts 9/11 at Spa City ceremony By Christina Scanlon September 11, 2014   SARATOGA SPRINGS — Mathew Tully told 200 people who gathered Thursday morning at High Rock Park that they now are connected to someone who …

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Mathew Tully speaks with News Channel 13 about the importance of 9/11 remembrance

Saratoga vows to make 9-11 remembrance ceremony annual event By Mark Mulholland September 11, 2014   SARATOGA SPRINGS – Saratoga Springs held its 9-11 remembrance ceremony in the shadows of twisted beams from the downed World Trade Center. The event …

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The Daily Gazette covers Tully Rinckey PLLC’s inclusion on the Inc 5000 list.

Growing like a weed By Bethany Bump Thursday, August 21, 2014   Eighteen businesses in the Capital Region made Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 list, an annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the country. The list, announced Wednesday, is …

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ARLnow

NOVA Legal Beat: Can an Employer Fire Someone for no Reason?

September 10, 2014 Q. Can a Virginia employer fire someone for no reason? A. In Virginia, employees work at the will of employers. Under the at-will employment doctrine, “the employment may be terminated for any reason upon reasonable notice, but the …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC client Peg Portwine discusses her son’s suicide and how she hopes to help other Vets avoid a similar fate on Atlanta’s WSB-TV.

Tully Rinckey PLLC client Peg Portwine discusses her son’s suicide and how she hopes to help other Vets avoid a similar fate on Atlanta’s WSB-TV.

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Tully Rinckey PLLC client Adrienne Alper discusses illegal practices at Norfolk Animal Care on WVEC-TV ABC 13.

Norfolk city employee claims she was fired for blowing the whistle on animal shelter By Nick Ochsner September 8, 2014   NORFOLK — The city of Norfolk faces a possible lawsuit after a part-time employee said she was fired for …

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Syracuse.com highlights Tully Rinckey PLLC’s San Diego expansion

September 05, 2014   • Tully Rinckey PLLC has opened an office in San Diego, Calif. • Menorah Park of CNY is the recipient of a $50,000 grant from LMCL, Inc., a private foundation at the Legacy Heritage Fund in …

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Partner Mario Commetti, Esq. talks with WAMC about the Gideon Putnam Resort’s Divorce Weekends

Spa City Wedding Resort To Host Divorce Weekends By Lucas Willard September 5, 2014   A well-known wedding destination  in Saratoga Springs will soon host a new kind of service – divorce. As WAMC’s Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard …

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Cheri Cannon discusses a VA Senior Executive Service person’s recent arrest and next steps with Washington Times.

High ranking VA official faced drug charge after DUI arrest By Jim McElhatton Sunday, September 7, 2014   A high-ranking Veterans Affairs official who oversees nearly a dozen medical facilities was charged with drunken driving and possession of a controlled …

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Erie County Legislator Edward Rath Cheers On Growth of Tully Rinckey PLLC

Economic development forums encourage collaboration on projects By Edward Rath, Erie County Legislator September 3, 2014   On Friday, Aug. 22, I had the pleasure of joining Tully Rinckey PLLC to celebrate its Western New York office expansion. The law …

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Mario Cometti, Esq. speaks about Gideon Putnam Divorce Packages with The Daily Gazette

Divorce Hotel takes up residence at Gideon Putnam Mediated split concept got start in the Netherlands September 5, 2014   SARATOGA SPRINGS — Think of Divorce Hotel as a last vacation for a doomed marriage. For $5,000, the private service …

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Mario Cometti, Esq. speaks with the Oneida Daily Dispatch about Gideon Putnam Divorce Packages

By Lauren Mineau September 4, 2014   MIKE McMAHON – MMcMAHON@DIGITALFIRSTMEDIA.COM, DivorceHotel is offering a divorce package at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in the Saratoga Spa State Park. SARATOGA SPRINGS >> A local hotel usually known as a place to …

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The Buffalo News

The Buffalo News highlights Tully Rinckey PLLC’s San Diego Expansion

On the Record September 4, 2014   Hires/Promotions/Honors Kenmore Mercy Hospital awarded Dr. Erik Diringer the Doctor of Distinction Award. Diringer, an intensivist in the hospital’s intensive care unit, exemplifies the hospitals’ mission and values, incorporates excellence into everything he …

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Washington Post

Michael Macomber speaks about AnonIB in the Washington Post

AnonIB, message board where nude celebrity pics first appeared, is down By Gail Sullivan September 5, 2014   One of the Web sites where stolen nude photos of celebrities first appeared is mysteriously down. The photos, which eventually appeared on …

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The Daily Record Spotlights Tully Rinckey PLLC’s move to the West Coast.

East Coast law firm opens West Coast office By: Denise M. Champagne  September 4, 2014   The Albany-based law firm Tully Rinckey PLLC is heeding the call of its West Coast clients and opening an office in California. Steven L. Herrick …

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NY Law Journal

NY Law Journal speaks with Mathew Tully about Graffeo reappointment

By John Caher, New York Law Journal September 5, 2014   ALBANY – Will Gov. Andrew Cuomo seize the chance to return the Court of Appeals to Democratic control, even if it means denying reappointment to a widely respected Republican …

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Mario Cometti, Esq. speaks with the Saratogian about Gideon Putnam Divorce Packages

By Lauren Mineau September 4, 2014   MIKE McMAHON – MMcMAHON@DIGITALFIRSTMEDIA.COM, Divorce Hotel is offering a divorce package at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in the Saratoga Spa State Park Wedesday September 3, 2014. SARATOGA SPRINGS >> A local hotel usually …

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The San Diego Metro covers Tully Rinckey PLLC’s western expansion

Tully Rinckey Opens San Diego Law Office By SD Metro Magazine September 3, 2014   New York-based Tully Rinckey, one of the largest federal employment and military law firms, has opened its first West Coast law office in San Diego, …

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The Buffalo News

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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Cheri Cannon says VA may choose to not use the statute with SES employees

Attorneys raise concerns about new VA appeals process By Anjali Patel, Esq., cyberFEDS® Legal Editor Washington Bureau August 20, 2014   IN FOCUS: The newly enacted Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 and accompanying …

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Cheri Cannon agrees with members of the MSPB that the new VA law may violate constitutional rights of employees.

New VA law creates constitutional due process concerns By Anjali Patel, Esq., cyberFEDS® Legal Editor Washington Bureau August 14, 2014   IN FOCUS: The changes imposed by the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014 that allow the secretary …

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Cheri Cannon discusses the case of Lane v. Franks and how the MSPB may apply ramifications.

MSPB may look to apply Lane when considering free speech protections By Anjali Patel, Esq., cyberFEDS® Legal Editor Washington Bureau June 23, 2014   IN FOCUS: When determining limitations on free speech for federal employees, the Merit Systems Protections Board …

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Albany Times Union highlights 10 Tully Rinckey PLLC Super Lawyers

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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Greg Rinckey discusses the Fort Lee suicide with the Richmond Times Dispatch

Fort Lee: Soldier dies after self-inflicted shooting By John Ramsey August 25, 2014   FORT LEE – A Fort Lee soldier fatally shot herself in a headquarters office on post Monday less than an hour after her arrival with a …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Joins 17 Other Albany Area Companies on Inc. 5000 List

18 Albany area companies land on Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing businesses By Todd Kehoe August 20, 2014   The Albany area placed 18 companies on the Inc. 5000 list, which annually ranks the 5,000 fastest-growing companies in …

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Assuming the worst: ‘Lost’ evidence can lead to adverse inferences

August 25th, 2014   Neil A.G. McPhie, Esq. Partner and Director of Legal Services The furor that the IRS recently sparked with its claim that tens of thousands of former Exempt Organizations Director Lois Lerner’s e-mails were lost and not …

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Thumbs up, thumbs down

August 23, 2014   Thumbs up for the positive bill of health former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly received this week. The Hall of Famer and fan favorite, who has been battling sinus cancer, will undergo additional tests. But this …

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Mathew Tully’s Ask the Lawyer column: Half-hearted harassment complaint investigation

By Mathew B. Tully, Esq. August 23, 2014   Question: What happens if an employer does a half-hearted job at investigating an employee’s complaint about harassment? Response: Employers who treat harassment or discrimination complaints dismissively by ineffectively investigating an employee’s …

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TWC News

AIDS Red Ribbon Riders Bike 420 Miles Across Finger Lakes

TWC News Staff 08/20/2014   ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Dozens of bicyclists headed out on a five day trek across the Finger Lakes Wednesday morning for the sixth annual AIDS Red Ribbon Bike Ride. The 420 mile, five-day journey began in …

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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 announce attorneys named to 2014 Upstate New York edition

August 15, 2014   Tully Rinckey PLLC announces attorneys at its offices in Syracuse, Rochester and Albany have been named to the 2014 Upstate New York Super Lawyers and Rising Stars edition: 2014 Super Lawyers are: Mathew B. Tully, founding …

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Greg Rinckey and Nicole Smith write about the differences between verifiers and references on the SF86.

Security Clearance Verifiers and References on the SF86 Security clearance background investigations can be time consuming. Providing all the pertinent and relevant information on the SF86 Questionnaire when you complete it facilitates the expeditious completion of your background investigation, especially …

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Navy Times

Greg Rinckey talks with the Navy Times about legal aspects for 300 sailors separated in 2011.

Booted sailors set sights on Supreme Court Experts say appeal unlikely to be heard By David Larter Aug. 9, 2014   A group of 300 sailors separated by the 2011 enlisted retention boards is taking its case to the nation’s …

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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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Bowe Bergdahl Telling ‘His Own Story’ to Investigators

By Gabe Gutierrez and M. Alex Johnson August 6th, 2014     Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban in Afghanistan for five years, met with Army investigators all day Wednesday and will continue answering questions …

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Government may owe federal employees millions in shutdown damages

By Andy Medici August 6, 2014   The government could owe hundreds of thousands of federal employees millions of dollars in damages for its inability to pay salaries during the shutdown last year. Federal employees sued the government on October …

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Greg Rinckey talks Bowe Bergdahl possibilities with Colorado Newsday.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to be formally questioned on Wednesday in ‘desertion’ probe By Helen Pow and Associated Press August 5, 2014   Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will be formally questioned by an Army investigator on Wednesday about his 2009 disappearance in …

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Greg Rinckey talks over the Bergdahl situation with M. Alex Johnson of NBC News.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to Answer Questions in Army Investigation By M. Alex Johnson August 6th, 2014   When Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl sits down at a conference table Wednesday morning with his lawyer and the general investigating his disappearance in Afghanistan …

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Headlines America reprints Greg Rinckey’s interview in the New York Daily News.

Bowe Bergdahl to be questioned about disappearance August 4, 2014   Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl (left) has been appointed to investigate Bowe Bergdahl’s 2009 disappearance. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is set to be formally questioned about his 2009 disappearance in Afghanistan …

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Helen Pow of the Associated Press discusses the latest in the Bowe Bergdahl case.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to be formally questioned on Wednesday in ‘desertion’ probe Bergdahl will be interviewed by Major General Kenneth Dahl Dahl was appointed to head up the AR 15-6 investigation into the circumstances leading up to his 2009 captivity …

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Greg Rinckey speaks with Voice of America on what faces Bowe Bergdahl.

Ex-POW Bergdahl Will Be Questioned About 2009 Capture VOA News August 06, 2014   The U.S. military will question freed prisoner-of-war Bowe Bergdahl  on Wednesday about the circumstances that led to his 2009 capture in Afghanistan by the Taliban, his …

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Jim Forsyth interviews Greg Rinckey on the Bergdahl affair.

Here’s What Will Happen at Today’s Bergdahl Hearing August 6th, 2014   After six weeks under a special Army re-integration plan, former Taliban prisoner Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl will face the next step in his return to the United States Wednesday, …

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Greg Rinckey discusses what will happen in today’s meeting for Bowe Bergdahl.

Army to start questioning ex-POW Bergdahl today By Jim Forsyth August 6, 2014   SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) – The U.S. military plans to start questioning freed U.S. prisoner-of-war Bowe Bergdahl from Wednesday on the circumstances that led to his 2009 capture …

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Greg Rinckey discusses the latest in the Bowe Bergdahl case with the New York Daily News.

Bowe Bergdahl questioning set for Wednesday in San Antonio Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl, a two-star general, has been appointed to investigate the 28-year-old Army sergeant’s disappearance that led to his five years in captivity at the hands of the Taliban. …

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CBS 6 Albany, NY

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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CBS 6 Albany, NY

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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TWC News

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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Tully Rinckey PLLC client Adrienne Alper discusses her case with the Virginia Pilot.

Whistleblower contests firing at Norfolk Animal Care By Kara Driscoll July 31, 2014   A former employee of the Norfolk Animal Care Center said she was terminated for raising concerns over the treatment of animals at the shelter and has …

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Greg Rinckey speaks with the Air Force Times on a unique death penalty case and the impact of Germany’s laws regarding it.

For Germans, death penalty is concern in U.S. airman’s murder trial Jul. 28, 2014 By Kristin Davis   Petty Officer 2nd Class Dmitry Chepusov was declared dead Dec. 14 in Kaiserslautern, Germany, after being found unresponsive in the passenger seat …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC client Val Riviello and Cheri Cannon discuss her case with Government Executive.

Whistleblowing Can Also Put Pay and Benefits At Risk By Kellie Lunney June 30, 2014   Patient care and safety is at the heart of dozens of whistleblower complaints involving the Veterans Affairs Department. But federal employees who share concerns …

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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, 2014   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 …

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CBS 6 Albany, NY

Albany VA Nurse Alleges Safety Concerns – Speaks with WRGB TV

Albany VA Nurse Alleges Safety Concerns – Speaks with WRGB TV

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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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VA uses patient privacy to go after whistleblowers, critics say

By Joe Davidson July 17, 2014   Is the Department of Veterans Affairs hiding behind HIPAA to hit federal whistleblowers? HIPAA is the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. It protects the privacy of patients’ health information. It is not …

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VA nurse says she was punished for whistleblowing

VA nurse says she was punished for whistleblowing By Molly Eadie 07/17/14   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 …

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Marine Corps Times

Ask the Lawyer: Ignorance of illegal drug can be defense

  Jul. 17, 2014 By Mathew B. Tully   Q. Can service members be convicted of wrongfully using an illegal drug even if they didn’t know they were taking a controlled substance? A. As far as the Uniform Code of …

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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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Tully Rinckey PLLC client Val Riviello and Cheri Cannon discuss the latest in her case with the Times Union.

Albany VA nurse blows whistle on unsafe practices Albany nurse files complaint after freeing patient from restraints By Claire Hughes July 16, 2014   Valerie Riviello could not imagine that the action she took to help a patient in November …

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Cheri Cannon and Val Riviello discuss Ms. Riviello’ s case on NewsMax.

Registered nurse, Valerie, reported issues of stolen drugs and tortured veterans during her 28-year career at Albany Stratton VA Medical Center. She is now one of 37 whistleblowers nationwide accusing the VA of retaliation. Valerie and her attorney, Cheri Cannon …

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Today

Tully Rinckey PLLC Military Attorney Meghan Peters weighs in on the latest in the Bowe Bergdahl situation.

Bowe Bergdahl back to active duty Roughly a month after his return to the U.S., the freed soldier is back on active duty. Investigators will question him about his disappearance and time as a Taliban captive. NBC’s Gabe Gutierrez reports.

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Summertime R&R can turn into AWOL

July 14th, 2014 By Neil A.G. McPhie, Esq.   Neil A.G. McPhie, Esq. Partner and Director of Legal Services For many federal employees, summer is the time to get some much needed rest and relaxation. They place a premium on …

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Mathew Tully Retires From the Army – Returns to Lead Tully Rinckey PLLC

Mathew Tully Retires From the Army – Returns to Lead Tully Rinckey PLLC By: Terry Brown 7/13/14   After New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Matthew Tully, of Niskayuna, retired from the military due to medical reasons, he returned to lead the …

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Military.com

Retirees Unlikely to Face UCMJ Over Legal Pot

Retirees Unlikely to Face UCMJ Over Legal Pot By: Travis J. Tritten 7/14/14   WASHINGTON – Retired from the military and want to light up a joint in a state that has legalized pot? Getting high will put you in a legal …

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Military Retirees: Light ‘Em Up – at Your Own Risk.

Military Retirees: Light ‘Em Up – at Your Own Risk. By: Dorian DeWind 7/12/14   I am a military retiree. In the back of my mind I knew that retired members of the armed forces (who are entitled to pay) are …

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The Saratogian

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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Mathew Tully Discusses Returning to Work after an Army Tour with the Washington Business Journal

By Cynthia Washicko​ After 9/11, Mat Tully quit his Morgan Stanley job and moved to Upstate New York to start a law firm, where his military connections helped him win key veterans’ employment cases. Mat Tully is used to tough …

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The Daily Caller

Tully Rinckey PLLC client Val Riviello discusses the latest on her case with the Daily Caller.

Nurse: VA Medical Staff Stole Morphine From Dying Patients By: Patrick Howley   Vials of morphine were systemically stolen from a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center and replaced with water and saline so that dying veterans got the …

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Navy Times

Man may be charged with raping another man under UCMJ

By, Mathew B. Tully   Q. Can sex crimes in the military that involve two males rise to the level of rape? A. When Congress passed the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act and overhauled Article 120 of the Uniform Code …

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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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Cheri Cannon client Val Riviello joined the Bruce and Dan show on Chicago’s WLSAM890 to discuss her VA case.

Cheri Cannon client Val Riviello joined the Bruce and Dan show on Chicago’s WLSAM890 to discuss her VA case.

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Army Times

When sexual harassment becomes sexual misconduct

By Mathew B. Tully, Esq. Jul. 2, 2014   Q. What’s the difference between sexual harassment and sexual misconduct such as indecent language, and is one worse than the other? A. Troops can face stern punishments for sexually offensive comments, …

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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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NOVA Legal Beat: Overtime for Off-the-Clock Work?

Q. I’m swamped at the office and often work 12-hour days. My employer says I’m not allowed to work overtime, so I end up working off the clock. Can I collect overtime for this off the clock work? A. Employers …

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Mid-Term Elections Mean Fed Employees Must Mind Their E-mails

June 30th, 2014 By Neil A.G. McPhie, Esq.   Neil A.G. McPhie, Esq. Director of Legal Services The Office of Special Counsel’s announcement last spring of its enforcement actions against two IRS employees who in 2012 engaged in partisan political …

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The Buffalo News

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 growth across the state that began …

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Cheri Cannon Discusses Whistleblower Retaliation and the VA with The Washington Times

50 VA hospital workers claim retaliation for blowing whistle on the horrors they saw Say others are afraid to come forward By Jacqueline Klimas Sunday, June 29, 2014   When Valerie Riviello, a nurse at a Veterans Affairs facility in …

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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 Buffalo last year. The new office is …

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Marine Corps Times

Tully Rinckey PLLC client Valerie Riviello and Cheri Cannon speak about her case with Marine Corps Times.

Investigators probe whistleblower retaliation claims By Leo Shane III Jun. 26, 2014   A New York nursing supervisor who objected to the use of restraints on an unstable patient by Veterans Affairs Department doctors says she has endured months of …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Moves to Substantially Larger Location

By Amherst Bee Staff June 26, 2014   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 Street. The firm has leased 5,090 square …

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Navy Times

Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Cheri Cannon and client Valerie Riviello talk with Navy Times about their Whistleblower case.

Investigators probe whistleblower retaliation claims By Leo Shane III Jun. 26, 2014   A New York nursing supervisor who objected to the use of restraints on an unstable patient by Veterans Affairs Department doctors says she has endured months of …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC client Valerie Riviello and Cheri Cannon talk about her case with Fox News.

VA nurse alleges agency turned on her after she reported abuses By Robert Gearty Published June 25, 2014   A Veterans Affairs nurse who spent 28 years at the embattled agency’s facility in Albany, N.Y., says when she came forward …

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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 PLLC client Sheila Langfeldt-Abbott talks about her case with the Quad-City Times.

Arsenal employee alleges age, sex discrimination in suit By Ed Tibbetts   A Rock Island Arsenal employee says that she was subjected for years to verbal abuse by a supervisor who routinely berated workers, screaming and throwing things at them …

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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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Speech Is Not Always Free For Federal Employees

Speech Is Not Always Free For Federal Employees Neil A.G. McPhie, Esq. Director of Legal Services Earlier this spring the U.S. Supreme Court reexamined the limitations to public employees’ freedom of speech when it heard oral arguments for the case …

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Washington Examiner

Tully Rinckey PLLC Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey discusses legal “protections” for 300 U.S. advisors.

White House: Iraq is providing legal ‘protections’ for 300 U.S. advisers By Susan Crabtree | June 23, 2014   White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the 300 special operators the U.S. is sending to Iraq as advisers will have certain …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey discusses Generals breaking the rules in Air Force Times.

Generals breaking the rules: Does rank garner privilege or increased scrutiny? By Kristin Davis 2:58 PM, Jun. 24, 2014   The offenses span the spectrum. Wasteful spending. Affairs and inappropriate relationships. Violating ethics and travel regulations. Abusing authority and mistreating …

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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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Managing Partner for Tully Rinckey PLLC discusses the case of client Sheila Langfeldt-Abbott in the Dispatch.

Arsenal supervisor subject of federal lawsuit June 22, 2014 By Rachel Warmke   A Rock Island Arsenal employee has filed a discrimination lawsuit claiming her supervisor was repeatedly aggressive, demoralizing and drunk on the job. Sheila Langfeldt-Abbott says she was …

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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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The Daily Caller

Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Cheri Cannon discusses the potential for lawsuits if VA Reform Bill passes with the Daily Caller

Lawsuits Expected To Challenge VA Reform Bill Bipartisan legislation to reform the scandal-plagued Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) by making it easier to fire VA officials is expected to be held up by litigation. The U.S. Senate recently voted 93-2 …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Cheri Cannon discusses constitutionality of the VA bills in Stars & Stripes.

Critics: Bill in Congress to fire VA execs may be unconstitutional By Travis J. Tritten Published: June 17, 2014   Rep. Jeff Miller Sen. Bernie Sanders WASHINGTON — Congress’ push to quickly fire VA executives in the wake of a …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC weighs in on the constitutionality of the VA bills recently passed by both the House and Senate.

Both VA bills would allow vets to seek private care June 16, 2014 | By Ryan McDermott   Both the House and Senate passed legislation last week that would overhaul the Veterans Affairs Administration’s healthcare system, both of which would …

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Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey, Esq. tells Fox News prosecutors would be “hard pressed” to charge Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion

Bergdahl’s future uncertain; legal resolution could take years, say experts By Kristina Shevory Published June 15, 2014   Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is back in America, but it will be months before his future takes shape, according to both experts …

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Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey, Esq. breaks down Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s legal future with Capital Tonight

Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey, Esq. breaks down Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl’s legal future with Capital Tonight

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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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Fedsmith

Mathew B. Tully , Esq. Tells FedSmith How a Child can Place a Father’s Security Clearance at Risk

Happy Father’s Day, Dad – I Just Cost You Your Security Clearance by Mathew B. Tully, Esq. June 11, 2014   As a retired lieutenant colonel in the New York Army National Guard and a father of three children, I …

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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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Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey talks promotions and back pay for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with Washington Times.

Bergdahl may collect $200K in back pay, benefits: ‘He is due his pay’ By Douglas Ernst Friday, June 6, 2014   Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl may be owed up to $200,00 in back pay and benefits for his time in captivity. …

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Timesonline

The Beaver County Times discusses family issues arising from military deployments with Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey Esq.

Mom goes TO WAR;  Secret lives of the women who protect our country LANE ANDERSON; DESERET NEWS SERVICES   Stacy Keyte had just re-enlisted in the National Guard in 2004 when she got pregnant with her son, Caleb. He was …

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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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Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey, Esq. explains for HuffPost Live the many potential factors in a criminal case against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey, Esq. explains for HuffPost Live the many potential factors in a criminal case against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

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Navy Times

Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey talks about back pay Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is owed in Navy Times.

Bergdahl could collect 5 years of back pay, benefits By Andrew Tilghman Jun. 6, 2014   The Army owes Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl a lot of money. It’s not just the standard paycheck for about $1,400 that he’s due on the …

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VA scandal should remind fed employees of their entitlement to disobey

VA scandal should remind fed employees of their entitlement to disobey Neil A.G. McPhie, Esq. Director of Legal Services President Barack Obama – in the wake of emerging details about the Phoenix VA secret waiting list scandal – recently threatened …

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Washington Post

Cheri Cannon, a partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC, discusses potential legislation that would take away certain job protections from VA staffers.

Congress wants to make it easier for VA executives’ heads to roll By Joe Davidson June 3   Now that Eric Shinseki’s head has rolled, will those of top civil servants in Veterans Affairs be next? Shinseki quit as Department of …

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Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey, Esq. discusses potential legal road ahead for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey, Esq. discusses potential legal road ahead for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

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Charges for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should wait until the facts come out according to Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey, Esq.

Administration mum on Bowe Bergdahl discipline By Rowan Scarborough Monday, June 2, 2014   His former war buddies call him a deserter, but initial statements from President Obama and his aides indicate they don’t want a criminal case against ArmySgt. …

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Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey, Esq. calls for an investigation on Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl before public judgment.

Bergdahl getting treatment, requires hospitalization, Landstuhl medical center says By Jennifer H. Svan and Chris Carroll Published: June 2, 2014   LANDSTUHL, Germany — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is in stable condition but will require further medical treatment and hospitalization, …

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Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey, Esq. speaks to the future options for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with Air Force Times.

Freed POW’s legal status is murky Some call for Bergdahl’s court-martial for desertion By Andrew Tilghman Jun. 2, 2014   Does Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl need a lawyer? That may seem like a highly unusual question to ask about a …

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NYPost

Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey, Esq discusses the VA case of one of his clients with the New York Post.

Meet 3 vets battling for VA benefits By Susan Edelman and Michael Gartland New York military veterans who survived the hell of war are now fighting the Department of Veterans Affairs to get the benefits they’re owed. More than 8,500 …

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Cheri Cannon, a partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC, discusses the unconstitutionality of the 2014 VA Management Accountability Act in Government Executive.

Is It Constitutional to Make VA Execs At-Will Employees? By Eric Katz A bill to ease the path to firing senior executives at the Veterans Affairs Department could face constitutional challenges, according to legal experts familiar will federal employment law. …

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WAMC

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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Partner Cheri Cannon discusses demoralization of federal workers as well as neglect with Chicago Daily Herald.

Report: Federal workforce demoralized, neglected WASHINGTON — A new report on the state of the federal workforce can cause angst even in the sanguine. The title, “Embracing Change,” does not begin to convey the severity of the change that federal …

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Partner Cheri Cannon discusses problems with the government’s internal watchdog system

Internal government watchdog system broken, experts say The executive branch’s internal oversight system is broken and Congress needs to fix it as soon as possible, several ethics experts say. It took the release of a Senate Homeland Security and Government …

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Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey, Esq. explores the difficulties for military families when both parents deploy

Mom goes to war: Balancing personal and family lives with wartime By Lane Anderson of Deseret News Posted: Thursday, May 22 2014   Stacy Keyte had just re-enlisted in the National Guard in 2004 when she got pregnant with her …

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Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey discusses child custody issues for military families in the Deseret News.

Mom goes to war: Balancing personal and family lives with wartime By Lane Anderson Published: Wed, May 21   Stacy Keyte had just re-enlisted in the National Guard in 2004 when she got pregnant with her son, Caleb. He was …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC celebrates new Washington, D.C. office

Tully Rinckey opens new D.C. office By: Daily Record Staff May 21, 2014   Six years after opening a law office at 1800 K St. in Washington, D.C., Tully Rinckey PLLC will host a grand opening Wednesday for its new …

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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 discusses receiving pension and spousal support when those getting divorced live in separate states, refinancing loans when couples get separated …

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Washington Examiner

Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Cheri Cannon talks about the government watchdog system with the Washington Examiner.

Internal government watchdog system broken, experts say By Susan Crabtree MAY 16, 2014   The executive branch’s internal oversight system is broken and Congress needs to fix it as soon as possible, several ethics experts say. Attorneys who specialize in …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Associate Hyacinth M. Clarke discusses ways to improve government hiring and retaining of individuals with disabilities in Government Executive.

EEOC Wants Ideas on How to Improve Federal Hiring of Disabled People The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is seeking public feedback on how to help the government do a better job of hiring and retaining individuals with disabilities. EEOC regulations …

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CBS 6 Albany, NY

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

Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation to Create the Most Robust Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Procurement Program in the Nation By Long Island News & PRs The legislation creates the Division of Service Disabled Veterans’ Business Development within the Office of General Services …

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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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Democrat and Chronicle

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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