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

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Lori Hoffman, Esq., answers listener questions on WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. Hoffman provides insight on the type of sentencing associated with disorderly conduct and second degree harassment charges and the ticketing of underage …

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

Tully Rinckey PLLC family and matrimonial attorney, Jennifer Corcoran Esq., answers listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. Corcoran discusses the legality of withholding visitation rights due to back owed child support, changing your and your child’s last name …

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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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Tully Rinckey PLLC Supports Attorney’s Memorial Ride for Friend

Firm’s “Jeans and Sneakers” Initiative Donates to Ride for Roswell Tully Rinckey PLLC Associate Lori Hoffman Prepares for the 2014 Ride for Roswell July 7, 2014 – BUFFALO –Tully Rinckey PLLC  recently supported one of its Buffalo attorneys who, while …

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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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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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WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Mary Beth DePasquale, Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Mary Beth DePasquale, Esq., answered listener questions on WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. DePasquale provides insight on pleading guilty to second degree assault while on probation and being charged as an accomplice to larceny.

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

Tully Rinckey PLLC employment law attorney Michael Macomber, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Mr. Macomber discusses salary exempt employee rights under the New York State Labor Law, being required to use social networking sites while on …

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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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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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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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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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Cheri Cannon and Val Riviello, who is a client of Tully Rinckey PLLC, discuss her ongoing case with Federal News Radio.

Cheri Cannon and Val Riviello, who is a client of Tully Rinckey PLLC, discuss her ongoing case with Federal News Radio.

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

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Lori Hoffman, Esq., answers listener questions on WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. Hoffman provides insight on the misunderstandings of NYS law for using an electronic device while driving and criminal mischief charges for property …

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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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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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One of the Nation’s Fastest Growing Law Firms Expands its Buffalo Presence

One Year after Opening in Buffalo, Tully Rinckey PLLC adds 11 Office Suites to Allow for Further Growth June 24, 2013 – BUFFALO, N.Y. – Just one year after entering Western New York’s legal services market, the full-service veteran-owned law …

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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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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Daniel Persing, Esq

Tully Rinckey PLLC personal injury and medical malpractice attorney Daniel Persing answers listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer”. Mr. Persing provides insight on being sued after your insurance agency has reached a settlement in a personal injury case,  the …

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Associate Mary Beth DePasquale discusses impacts of new medical marijuana law

Medical marijuana law raises road safety concerns June 23, 2014 By Chris Caya   Across New York more people were getting high and driving  long before the state legalized medicinal marijuana last week. In recent years there’s been a dramatic …

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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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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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WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Mary Beth DePasquale, Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Mary Beth DePasquale, Esq., answered listener questions on WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. DePasquale provides insight on if there are benefits on surrendering yourself for third degree grand larceny charges and the sentencing of …

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

Tully Rinckey PLLC bankruptcy Of Counsel Robert Rock, Esq., answers listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Mr. Rock provides insight on filing bankruptcy when you are expecting settlement money, filing for a bankruptcy vs. filing for a debt settlement …

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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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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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WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Paul Pochepan, Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC social security disability and bankruptcy Of Counsel Paul Pochepan, Esq., answers listener questions on WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer”. Mr. Pochepan discusses how the filing of bankruptcy can affect current wage garnishments and the affect working after the …

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

Tully Rinckey PLLC family and matrimonial attorney Barbara King, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. King provides insight on financial legalities when involved in non-legal separations, ways in which to discontinue child support payments in New …

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

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Lori Hoffman, Esq., answers listener questions on WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. Hoffman provides insight on being arrested for a criminal conviction while on a foreign visa and loitering charges.

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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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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Graig Zappia, Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC real estate attorney Graig Zappia, Esq., answers listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Mr. Zappia provides insight on taking partition actions against family members in order to obtain property, how the passing of one party affects …

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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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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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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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WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Mary Beth DePasquale, Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Mary Beth DePasquale, Esq., answers listener questions on WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer”. Ms. DePasquale discusses arrests of 7th degree criminal possession for minors caught with prescription drugs and open container laws in relation to …

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

Tully Rinckey PLLC employment law attorney Michael Macomber, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Mr. Macomber discusses non-compete agreements with location specifications, termination from extensive medical leave and how employers can regulate social media posts and the …

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Memorial Day is a Time to Reflect and Honor Purple Heart Recipients

Tully Rinckey PLLC to sponsor membership to Gold Star parents and others in The Military Order of the Purple Heart One local Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) is giving back to the families of fallen service members and fellow veterans. …

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One of Nation’s Largest Federal Employment and Military Law Firms Moves to Office Just Steps from White House

Tully Rinckey PLLC Gathers Brightest Minds to Create Legal Think Tank – Holds Grand Opening at 815 Connecticut Ave. NW May 21, 2014 – Washington, D.C. – Six years after opening a law office at 1800 K St., where it …

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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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WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Paul Pochepan, Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC social security disability and bankruptcy Of Counsel Paul Pochepan, Esq., answers listener questions on WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer”. Mr. Pochepan discusses working part-time while collecting social security disability benefits and what chapter of bankruptcy to file in …

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Cheri Cannon, a partner at Tully Rinckey PLLC, discusses paid administrative leave with the Washington Post.

Report: weakened workforce could ‘overwhelm government’s capacity’ By Joe Davidson Published: May 20   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 …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Daniel Persing, Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC personal injury and medical malpractice attorney Daniel Persing answers listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer”. Mr. Persing discusses the statute of limitations and the Dramshop Act related personal injuries caused by assault, medical malpractice’s statute of …

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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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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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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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Statewide Law Firm Joins Governor in Welcoming Enactment of Landmark Veteran’s Legislation

Legislation will send six percent of state contracts to service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses May 13, 2014 – Albany, N.Y. – Governor Andrew Cuomo yesterday fulfilled a key portion of his 2014 agenda: signing legislation that will send six percent of …

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

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Lori Hoffman, Esq., answers listener questions on WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. Hoffman discusses when you legally have to be read your Miranda rights and having an order of protection or no contact order …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Associate Nicole A. Smith, Esq. is featured in the Federal News Radio series titled Questioning Clearances.

OPM’s crackdown on background check fraud leads to jail time — for some By Jack Moore Friday – 5/9/2014, 2:00am EDT   Two weeks ago, a 34-year-old USIS contractor from South Carolina, became the background investigator to plead guilty to …

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Federal News Radio – Robert P. Watkins, Esq.

Robert Watkins an Associate at Tully Rinckey PLLC discusses the Cameron Anestis case on Federal News Radio.

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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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WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Mary Beth DePasquale, Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Mary Beth DePasquale, Esq., answers listener questions on WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer”. Ms. DePasquale discusses school harassment issues related to The Dignity for All Students Act and Second Felony Offender Act for habitual offenders …

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

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

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Director of Legal Services Neil McPhie, Esq. says employees must abide by federal ban on medical marijuana.

Employees must abide by federal prohibition of medical marijuana By Anjali Patel, Esq., cyberFEDS® Legal Editor Washington Bureau April 29, 2014   IN FOCUS: Now that the District of Columbia and some states have legalized the use of medical marijuana, …

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Director of Legal Services Neil McPhie, Esq. discusses MSPB AJ dismissal rate with cyberFEDS

MSPB AJ dismissal rate goes up as number of cases drops By Anjali Patel, Esq., cyberFEDS® Legal Editor Washington Bureau May 2, 2014   DID YOU KNOW? Merit Systems Protection Board administrative judges dismissed initial appeals at a higher rate …

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What must prosecutors prove in former Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno’s retrial?

Bruno Re-Trial Begins By Dave Lucas Mon May 5, 2014   Former New York State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno was back at the federal courthouse in downtown Albany today to face trial for the second time before U.S. District …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Derrick Hogan, Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Derrick Hogan, Esq., answers listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer”. Mr. Hogan discusses getting a new charge or re-arrested after accepting a plea agreement, attempting to get stay away orders or harassment charges …

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Senior Associate Michael Macomber, Esq. talks with WAMC about first amendment rights of public employees

Teacher/Coach Fired Over Twitter Re-Tweet By Dave Lucas Fri May 2, 2014   The same week as an international firestorm over racist comments by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, the question of what people can and cannot say — …

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Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey, Esq. talks about the twists in the Morse case with Stars and Stripes

Army stops Morse defense investigation, then backs off By Chris Carroll Published: May 2, 2014   WASHINGTON — The Army last month temporarily forced its former top sexual assault prosecutor, removed from his job in February after a female colleague …

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Our Neil McPhie, Esq. discusses with Roll Call impact of minimum wage increase on contractors.

How Much Do Congressional Contractors Make? It Depends By Hannah Hess April 28, 2014   Democrats have championed pay issues on Capitol Hill, promoting equal pay for women, pushing legislation that would increase the minimum wage and praising President Barack …

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WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Paul Pochepan, Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC social security disability and bankruptcy Of Counsel Paul Pochepan, Esq., answers listener questions on WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Mr. Pochepan discusses how filing for bankruptcy affects social security disability benefits and how an ex-spouse’s bankruptcy will affect …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Graig Zappia, Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC real estate attorney Graig Zappia, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Mr. Zappia discusses orders of eviction, multiple offer situations and obtaining legal representation and/or title on a family member’s property.

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Associate Mary Beth DePasquale talks about the rising numbers of sexual assaults on WNY campuses

Website launched to help victims of on-campus sexual assault By: Patrick Delaney 04/29/2014 10:12 PM   BUFFALO, N.Y. — A White House task force released a 20-page report Tuesday on steps to prevent sexual assaults on college campuses. Federal officials …

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Partner Peter J. Pullano Esq. discusses legal impact of new White House focus on college sexual assaults

White House Shining a Light on Sexual Assaults at College Campuses

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

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

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Associate Nicole Smith talks with Defense One about drop in security clearances at intelligence agencies

Intelligence Agencies Granting Fewer Security Clearances Eric Katz April 28, 2014   The number of new security clearances provided by the federal government — both initial clearances and renewals — has decreased by 9 percent since 2011, according to a …

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Tully Rinckey’s Nicole Smith, Esq., discusses the lowering number of security clearances given out by the Federal Government with Government Executive.

The Federal Government Is Giving Fewer People Security Clearances The number of new security clearances provided by the federal government — both initial clearances and renewals — has decreased by 9 percent since 2011, according to a new report. The …

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

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

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Senior Associate Josh Rose discusses possible Hatch Act violations by Consumer Financial Protection Board.

Consumer protection board under fire for suspected violations of Hatch act By Jim McElhatton Thursday, April 24, 2014 Already under fire for accusations of retaliation and discrimination, the Consumer Financial Protection Board now faces a congressional inquiry into whether officials …

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Was Kathleen Sebelius’ support of Obamacare legal? Our Neil McPhie, Esq. discusses with Government Executive

Did Sebelius Break the Law in Soliciting Support for Obamacare? By Charles S. Clark April 23, 2014   Two weeks after Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigned, a new audit has revived a year-old debate over whether she …

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

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Lori Hoffman, Esq., answered listener questions on WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. Hoffman discusses showing just cause to have someone subpoenaed into court and alco sensor tests on the road side versus breathalyzer tests …

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Director of Legal Services Neil A.G. McPhie, Esq. says new law changes the game for whistleblower reprisal claims

WPEA changes the game on whistleblower reprisal case outcomes. April 21, 2014   Neil A.G. McPhie, Esq. Director of Legal Services There has been little question among my colleagues who practice federal employment law that the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act …

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

Tully Rinckey PLLC bankruptcy of Counsel Robert Rock, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Mr. Rock discusses filing bankruptcy while trying to protect investment properties, purchasing family property when the seller is filing bankruptcy and wage claims …

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

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

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

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

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Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey, Esq talks with WMAZ about military law catching up to technology

Military appeals courts upholding sexting convictions By: Kristin Davis, Air Force Times Troops have gotten in trouble for years for sending sexually explicit photos and messages over text message — even without much legal precedent. Now, several decisions handed down …

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

Tully Rinckey PLLC employment law attorney Michael Macomber, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer. Mr. Macomber discusses statute of limitations for disciplinary actions, defamation and non-solicitation agreements in regards to legal name changes.

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey discusses the latest trend in military law in regards to sexting or text-stalking.

Military appeals courts uphold sexting convictions Apr. 14, 2014 – 05:31PM By Kristin Davis   Troops have gotten in trouble for years for sending sexually explicit photos and messages over text message — even without much legal precedent. Now, several …

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Neil A.G. McPhie, Director of Legal Services for Tully Rinckey PLLC, discusses the latest in the Lerner case with Politico.

GOP vs. IRS’ Lois Lerner: The breakdown By KIM DIXON and RACHAEL BADE | 4/11/14 10:45 AM EDT Republicans think they have the goods on ex-IRS official Lois Lerner, but experts say that’s by no means crystal clear. A closer …

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

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

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Digital Journal explores Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Washington, D.C. office expansion

One of the Nation’s Largest Federal Sector Labor and Employment and Military Law Firms Expands to New Office PRWEB.COM Newswire April 10, 2014   Six years after opening a law office at 1800 K St., where it became one of …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC supports passage of NYS legislation supporting veterans

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

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

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

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WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Mary Beth DePasquale, Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Mary Beth DePasquale, Esq., answers listener questions on WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer”. Ms. DePasquale discusses taking legal action against money scams and class D felonies associated with domestic violence.

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‘Economic Champion’ Law Firm Celebrates 10 Years

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

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

Tully Rinckey PLLC family and matrimonial attorney, Jennifer Corcoran Esq., answers listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. Corcoran discusses financial disclosure affidavit forms for family court, accumulation of future property prior to and after divorce filings and keeping …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Neil McPhie, Esq. tells Federal Times retirement appeals will be key for the MSPB

Timing is everything: MSPB braces for involuntary retirement appeals Neil A.G. McPhie, Esq. Director of Legal Services By: Neil McPhie, Esq. April 7th, 2014   Timing is a crucial factor when it comes to deciding when to retire. It is …

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Director of Legal Services Neil McPhie, Esq. speaks with Bloomberg BNA about a proposed MSPB rule change

MSPB Proposes Regulations on Jurisdiction Over Appeals, Including Change in Standard MSPB Proposed Rule on Practices and Procedures Latest Development: Merit Systems Protection Board issues proposed rule that would amend its regulations governing how jurisdiction is established over board appeals. …

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

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

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WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Paul Pochepan, Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC social security disability Of Counsel Paul Pochepan, Esq., answered listener questions on WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Mr. Pochepan answered questions on joint debts related to bankruptcy and how social security benefits get distributed when couples divorce.

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The Record

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

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

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

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

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Derrick Hogan, Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Derrick Hogan, Esq., answers listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer”. Mr. Hogan provides insight on complying with plea agreements and sentencing conditions, first time offenses, and missing court dates.

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Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Greg T. Rinckey speaks with the Washington Times about the hunt for military sex abusers

Political hunt for sex abusers puts military justice in peril, lawyers say The push from the commander in chief, generals and politicians to punish sexual offenders has become so relentless that it endangers the fairness of the military justice system, …

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

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

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Donald E. Kelly Esq. analyzes new data on DWI arrests in CNY with WAER News

CNY Drunk Driving Arrests Down for 4th Consecutive Year D-W-I arrests in Central New York appear to be on the decline thanks in part to stricter enforcement and a change in social attitudes. In Onondaga and Madison Counties in particular, …

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Federal News Radio – Joshua N. Rose, Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Joshua N. Rose. Esq. is interviewed on Federal News Radio on the Hatch Act.

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

Tully Rinckey PLLC bankruptcy Of Counsel Robert Rock, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Mr. Rock provides insight on bankruptcy conditions related to; garnished wages, variable mortgage rates and trustee court summons based on bankruptcy preference.

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

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Lori Hoffman, Esq., answered listener questions on WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. Hoffman provides insight on rescinding bail posted for another party, and reporting unidentifiable harassments.

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Founding Partner Mathew B. Tully answers whether being called “cutie” is grounds for a lawsuit with NOVA Legal Beat

NOVA Legal Beat: Is Being Called ‘Sexy’ Grounds for a Lawsuit? Q. I work for a real estate company and my boss keeps calling me “cutie” and “sexy,” though he has not made any sexual advances toward me. Is that …

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

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

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Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Greg T. Rinckey, Esq. Tells Air Force Times a 44 ½ Year Sentence for an Air Force Staff Sgt. is Unlikely

Attorney: 44½ years unlikely for MTI who abused trainees A sentencing hearing for a former military training instructor who admitted to mistreating recruits and telling them to lie about it continued Wednesday afternoon at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. A military …

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

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

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Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Neil McPhie, Esq. tells Federal Times sometimes, “I’m Sorry” is not enough

Sometimes, ‘I’m sorry’ is not enough. Neil A.G. McPhie, Esq. Director of Legal Services There is never a want of news articles about politicians, celebrities or business leaders who do or say something stupid and – after they stir widespread …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Robert G. Kelly, Esq. speaks with South West Texas News about the acquittal in the Naval Academy sex assault case.

Naval Academy midshipman acquitted in sex assault case WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A judge acquitted a former Naval Academy football player on Thursday of sexually assaulting a drunken female midshipman, one of a number of sexual misconduct cases roiling the U.S. …

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Judge acquits midshipman in Navy Sex Assault Case – Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Robert G. Kelly, Esq. provides insight to The Columbus Dispatch.

Judge acquits midshipman in sexual-assault case WASHINGTON — A judge acquitted a former Naval Academy football player of sexually assaulting a drunken female midshipman, one of a number of sexual-misconduct cases roiling the U.S. military. Midshipman Joshua Tate, a senior …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Robert G. Kelly, Esq. outlines ordered prosecution in the Naval Academy sex assault case for FindLaw.com.

U.S. Naval Academy midshipman acquitted in sex assault case WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A judge acquitted a former Naval Academy football player on Thursday of sexually assaulting a drunken female midshipman, one of a number of sexual misconduct cases roiling the …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Robert G. Kelly, Esq. speaks with Samachar.com about the acquittal in the Naval Academy sex assault case.

Naval Academy midshipman acquitted in sex assault case (Reuters) – A judge acquitted a former Naval Academy football player on Thursday of sexually assaulting a drunken female midshipman, one of a number of sexual misconduct cases roiling the U.S. military. …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Robert G. Kelly, Esq. discusses the Naval Academy rape case with Ian Simpson of Reuters.

U.S. Naval Academy midshipman acquitted in sex assault case (Reuters) – A judge acquitted a former Naval Academy football player on Thursday of sexually assaulting a drunken female midshipman, one of a number of sexual misconduct cases roiling the U.S. …

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Managing Partner Greg Rinckey of the law firm Tully Rinckey PLLC speaks with Paul Woolverton of the Fayetteville Observer on the Sinclair case

Sinclair case puts spotlight on military justice Although the sexual misconduct trial of Brig. Gen. Jeff Sinclair has concluded, the military remains on trial over how it investigates and prosecutes sexual assault cases. People in Fayetteville on Friday said they …

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

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

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Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey talks about the sentencing phase in Brig. Gen. Sinclair’s case with Maggie Ybarra of the Washington Times

Officer discount: General’s lenient sentence in sex-assault case sparks debate Lawmakers and legal experts Thursday questioned the seemingly lenient sentence given to an Army general in a high-profile U.S. military sexual-assault case, saying it smacked of being an “officer discount” …

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

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

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Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Nicole Smith speaks with the Washington Post about the expected impact of security clearance reductions on federal workers

Too many people with security clearances, but cuts could help some feds, hurt others By Joe Davidson, There’s broad agreement that Uncle Sam needs to tighten up the way he allows federal employees, military personnel and contractors to have access …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Greg Rinckey discusses the latest turn in the Naval Academy sex assault case with the Washington Post

Judge finds midshipman not guilty in Naval Academy sex assault case By Annys Shin A military judge on Thursday found a former Navy football player not guilty of sexually assaulting a female classmate in a high-profile case that reverberated far …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Graig Zappia discusses new change to labor law affecting trucking companies with Land Line Magazine

New York law makes it illegal to misclassify truckers By David Tanner, Land Line associate editor Employers who misclassify truckers in New York face civil and criminal penalties under a new law that takes effect April 10. Classification has ramifications …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Greg T. Rinckey discusses the reprimand handed down to Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair

Sinclair reprimanded, fined; case likely to reignite battle over military justice By Jennifer Hlad An Army general who once faced life in prison for sexual misconduct with a subordinate ended up with a fine and a reprimand, a verdict that …

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Navy Times

Jokes can lead to maltreatment charge

By Mathew B. Tully Q. Can a service member’s jokes actually result in a charge of maltreatment? A. When troops think about “maltreatment,” an offense under Article 93 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, they tend to think of …

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WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Paul Pochepan, Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC social security attorney Paul Pochepan, Esq., answered listener questions on WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Mr. Pochepan provides insight on social security disability benefits.

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

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

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Tully Rinckey PLLC examines the potential impact of newly-enacted laws on trucking companies and their drivers with the managing editor of Fleet Owner.

Wrongly classifying drivers could mean jail in New York State by Brian Straight in Trucking Straight Talk A new law that took effect last week in New York State could mean significant financial penalties and/or jail for companies that knowingly …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Peter Pullano Discusses New Federal Drug Sentencing Proposal with WROC-TV

Federal Proposal Could Mean Lighter Sentences For Convicted Drug Dealers There is a federal proposal that would cut down on prison time for people convicted on drug dealing charges. Attorney General Eric Holder announced his support of the proposal earlier …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Graig Zappia, Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC real estate attorney Graig Zappia, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Mr. Zappia provides insight on breaking real estate contracts, renewing a lease in advance for student housing and disputes regarding a roommate agreement.

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Alcohol and Your Security Clearance: Nicole A. Smith, Esq.

Alcohol use can impact your security clearance so make sure you’re ready for an investigator’s questions during your security clearance periodic reinvestigation. How do you define intoxication?

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The Government Already Has the Technology to Monitor Cleared Employees

The government for years has continuously, electronically surveilled the behavior of personnel in sensitive security positions and does not need a whole new system to catch the next leaker, a former top technology executive in the intelligence community said. His …

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

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Lori Hoffman, Esq., answered listener questions on WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. Hoffman provides insight on jail time related to writing bad checks and refusal of bail by a judge.

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Separation Agreements on Life Support in NYS

Separation agreements used to serve as a common, cost-effective stepping stone to divorce in New York, accounting for roughly 1 in 14 (7%) divorces granted annually. Since Oct. 12, 2010, the state has allowed spouses to divorce under the legal …

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Automated Continuing Evaluation System and Your Security Clearance

By Greg Rinckey Depending on the level of clearance you hold, you will be reinvestigated for your fitness to hold a security clearance either every five, 10, or 15 years. In between the updated background investigations, clearance holders are required …

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Office pools: A bigger gamble than you think

By: Neil A.G. McPhie, Esq. With the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s March Madness basketball tournament around the corner, federal employees will again face the temptation of participating in office pools and betting a few dollars. It never ceases to amaze …

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

Tully Rinckey PLLC family and matrimonial attorney Barbara King, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. King provides insight on a multitude of divorce questions including social security benefits, filing divorce papers when a spouse cannot be …

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TWC News

New York State’s “Zombie properties”

“I don’t think it’s like anybody’s going to come along with swords and slashing off the heads of property, but it’s where the homeowner has moved out because they are someplace in the foreclosure process and they either perceive that …

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Identity Theft – WGY interviews Tully Rinckey PLLC Attorney Lincy Jacob, Esq.

While identity theft may concern us all, it’s surprising how little we know about specific things we can do to protect ourselves. Tully Rinckey Associate Lincy M. Jacob is a former Albany County assistant district attorney who has seen the …

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The Saratogian

Employers cannot discriminate on basis of age

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

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Elder Law Attorney Aids CNY Rehabilitation Facility

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s “Sneakers and Jeans” Initiative Provides New Activities for Residents March 6, 2014 –Syracuse, N.Y. – There’s a growing need for elder care in Central New York, as evidenced by a recent expansion project at one of the …

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

Tully Rinckey PLLC employment attorney Michael Macomber, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Mr. Macomber provides insight on employment contracts and disputes and which tax forms should be used when starting a business.

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The Buffalo News

Area bankruptcy filings fell 20 percent in February

Bankruptcy filings in the region continued to slide in February. The number of new cases filed in the Buffalo-Rochester market declined 20.4 percent in February from a year ago, to 335, according to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. That was the …

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WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Mary Beth DePasquale, Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Mary Beth DePasquale, Esq., answered listener questions on WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. DePasquale provides insight on charges related to providing a false identity to police officers and harassment charges.

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Up Next: Health Care Surcharges?

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

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TWC News

Home ownership, still the American Dream

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

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NOVA Legal Beat: Falsification or Honest Mistake?

Q. My agency is accusing me of falsifying documents. Yes, I inputted some incorrect information, but that was a mistake. What can I do? A. Falsification is a serious charge — one that could result in the removal of a …

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

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Lori Hoffman, Esq., answered listener questions on WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. Hoffman provides insight on the extent of charges related to calling in a fake bomb threat to a school and violations regarding …

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The Baltimore Sun

Judge in sex assault trial could tap jury outside Naval Academy

Midshipman Joshua Tate headed for court-martial in March A former Naval Academy football player who is accused of sexually assaulting a fellow midshipman is moving toward a court-martial next month, officials said Tuesday. Jason Ehrenberg, a civilian attorney for Midshipman …

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

Tully Rinckey PLLC family and matrimonial attorney Jennifer Corcoran, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. Corcoran provides insight on house retention during a divorce and 401k questions.

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When networking fails, is discrimination to blame?

From a career advancement standpoint, sometimes one of the most important things a federal employee can do is have lunch with another federal employee. Of course, I’m not suggesting a promotion can hinge on a roast beef sandwich on rye. …

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

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

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McKinin Joins Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Fed Employment Law Practice Group

Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to announce Sarah L. McKinin has joined the firm as an associate in its ever-growing federal employment law practice group. Ms. McKinin will concentrate her practice on federal employment and labor law, including claims of …

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Some police lies to suspect are unfair

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

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Named “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” for 2014

Donald Kelly Honored for Stellar Qualifications, Trial Results and Leadership in Criminal Defense Law February 20, 2014 – Syracuse, N.Y. – After practicing criminal defense in Central New York for over 18 years, Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Donald E. Kelly …

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

Tully Rinckey PLLC bankruptcy of counsel Robert Rock, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Mr. Rock provides insight on repossession questions and multiple bankruptcy related cases.

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WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Mary Beth DePasquale, Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Mary Beth DePasquale, Esq., answered listener questions on WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. DePasquale provides insight on felony sentencing questions and the penalties for impersonating an officer.

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Unequal treatment for data breach culprits puts info at risk

There is no question now that the federal government is struggling to keep sensitive personal information under wraps. A recent Government Accountability Office study found that in fiscal year 2012, federal agencies reported over 22,100 data breaches involving personally identifiable …

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Alleged military sex assault victims seek to block use of counseling records

By Annys Shin The sexual assault case at the U.S. Naval Academy that began at an off-campus party nearly two years ago has turned a microscope on otherwise routine aspects of military legal procedure. Both the broad authority of commanders …

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Service disabled, veteran-owned law firm supports Disabled American Veterans

KENMORE – After spending years fighting for service members in the courtroom, the service-disabled, veteran-owned small business Tully Rinckey PLLC yesterday came to the aid of disabled veterans in Western New York by donating funds from an employer-sponsored program to …

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NOVA Legal Beat: Different Punishments for the Same Misconduct

Q. My federal agency has proposed my removal, but I know other people who got away with a 90-day suspension for the same misconduct. Can agencies do that? A. Generally, similarly situated employees should not receive disparate penalties for similar …

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“Exemplify Professionalism” – M.H

I want to express my heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for Ms. Corinna Ferrini’s outstanding work on my EEO case. She and her team exemplify professionalism, courtesy, responsibility, tact and subject matter expertise.  I highly recommend the services of Ms. Ferrini …

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

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Lori Hoffman, Esq., answered listener questions on WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. Hoffman provides insight on charges related to welfare fraud and theft and the penalties for writing your own prescriptions when you are …

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

Tully Rinckey PLLC matrimonial and family attorney Barb King, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. King provides insight on divorce and child support questions.

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Closing costs terms homebuyers should know

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

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Service Disabled, Veteran-Owned Law Firm Supports Disabled American Veterans in Kenmore

Tully Rinckey PLLC’s “Sneakers and Jeans” Initiative Produces Funds Donated to Buffalo DAV Chapter February 7, 2013 – Buffalo, N.Y. – After spending years fighting for service members in the courtroom, the service-disabled, veteran-owned small business Tully Rinckey PLLC yesterday …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Joins Assemblyman Tedisco in Calling for Legislative Internships for Service-Disabled Veterans

“Give Back NY” Would Set Aside Assembly Intern Openings for NYS Service-Disabled Veterans February 4, 2014 – Albany, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC Managing Partner Greg T. Rinckey today joined New York State Assemblyman Jim Tedisco in calling for increased …

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Tedisco wants more veterans serving as Assembly interns

By MATTHEW L. McKIBBEN Assemblyman Jim Tedisco is spearheading a program that would give service-disabled veterans legislative internships, an initiative he says will be the first of its kind in the country. Tedisco R–Glenville stood with fellow lawmakers, veterans and …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Associate Lincy Jacob, Esq. answers questions regarding the Amanda Knox trial

Tully Rinckey PLLC Attorney Lincy Jacob, Esq. answers questions regarding the new developments in the Amanda Knox Trial.

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WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Mary Beth DePasquale, Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Mary Beth DePasquale, Esq., answered listener questions on WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. DePasquale provides insight on violation of probation arrests and driving without a interlock device.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Graig Zappia, Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC real estate attorney Graig Zappia, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Mr. Zappia provides insight on foreclosure, rental lease and mortgage questions.

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Local companies sued in Kodak bankruptcy

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

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Alcohol and Your Security Clearance

Posted by Greg Rinckey Your use of alcohol and, more specifically, the following circumstances, can impact your eligibility for a security clearance: a. Criminal conduct involving alcohol b. Counseling or treatment for alcohol use c. Excessive use/drinking to intoxication There …

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

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

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Favortism: Do federal employees know it when they see it?

“I know it when I see it.” That was what U.S. Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart said in the 1964 case of Jacobellis v. Ohio, when he declined to provide a definition for a type of sexually obscene film that …

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

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Lincy Jacob, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. Jacob provides insight on dismissal of charges, suspended license and possession of a stolen firearms questions.

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LEGISLATORS, VETS TO CUOMO: HONOR OUR HEROES, KEEP YOUR WORD

Albany, N.Y. – 01/24/2014 – Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson), Chairman of the Senate Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs Committee, is calling on Governor Cuomo to make good on his commitment to provide a 5% contract …

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Foreclosure proceedings had been initiated against Villa Valenti Restaurant

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

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Case shows impact of year-old special victims counsel

At first, it seemed the airman would escape the charge that he had raped a co-worker. The investigating officer didn’t think there was enough evidence to send the case to court-martial and recommended tossing out the charge. In September, Lt. …

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WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Mary Beth DePasquale, Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Mary Beth DePasquale, Esq., answered listener questions on WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. DePasquale provides insight on charges related to smuggling synthetic marijuana into a corrections facility and can possession charges be placed against …

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Not all voyeurism charges are alike

By, Mathew B. Tully Q. Is indecent viewing and “peeping Tom” behavior the same thing? A. Both behaviors are forms of voyeurism, but they’re not the same. Generally, the difference comes down to how much of their victims the offenders …

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Chairman Greg Ball Urges for Passage of “Jobs For Heroes” Program

(Albany,  N.Y.) State Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I – Patterson) joined  veterans  and  colleagues  at the New York State Capitol on Tuesday morning  to stress the importance of passing the NY Jobs For Heroes Program (S2803B),  a  concept  that was recently …

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Sgt. Maj. Richard Erickson sat down with Fox News’ Fox and Friends to discuss the trial.

The U.S. Postal Service must reinstate Sgt. Maj. Richard Erickson who was fired almost 14 years ago after the agency mistakenly concluded that he had missed too much work while on active duty with the Army National Guard, the Merit …

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Sexual-assault charges dropped against second former Navy football player

By Annys Shin In the latest setback to a highly scrutinized sexual-assault case at the U.S. Naval Academy, charges were dropped Friday against a second former Navy football player, leaving just one midshipman facing court-martial in the alleged rape of …

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Postal Service ordered to reinstate National Guardsman fired in 2000

By David Zucchino DURHAM, N.C. —- Sgt. Maj. Richard Erickson was serving overseas with U.S. special forces when he received a letter from his civilian employer, the U.S. Postal Service. In the 2000 notice, the agency informed him that he …

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Postal clerk fired for National Guard service ordered reinstated

The U.S. Postal Service must reinstate a clerk fired almost 14 years ago after the agency mistakenly concluded that he had missed too much work while on active duty with the Army National Guard, the Merit Systems Protection Board ruled …

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Postal Service Ordered to Reinstate GI

WASHINGTON — A federal board has again ordered the U.S. Postal Service to reinstate a National Guardsman wrongly fired from his job as a postal worker because he took military leave, telling the agency to pay him what could add …

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Buffalo/Rochester bankruptcies fall for fourth straight year

By Matt Glynn The number of bankruptcy cases filed in Buffalo and Rochester last year declined nearly 10 percent from 2012, the fourth consecutive year the total has dropped. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York …

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Postal Service ordered to reinstate GI, potentially pay millions in back pay, fees

By Chris Carroll Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON — A federal board has again ordered the U.S. Postal Service to reinstate a National Guardsman wrongly fired from his job as a postal worker because he took military leave, telling the agency …

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Terminated workers receiving severance pay no longer eligible for unemployment benefits in New York

Syracuse, N.Y. — A change in New York’s labor law bars many people from collecting unemployment benefits while they are receiving severance pay from their former employers. The change was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in March but …

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MSPB Orders USPS to Reinstate Highly Decorated Green Beret Sergeant Major Unlawfully Removed in 2000

7 Years of Litigation Poised to Yield 14 Years of Back Pay, Benefits, Attorney Fees, and Retirement Enhancements January 3, 2014 – Washington, D.C. – The Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) on Tuesday refused to let the U.S. Postal Service …

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NOVA Legal Beat: ‘Discourteous’ Behavior on the Job?

Q. My supervisor and I do not get along, and he’s warned me about my “insubordinate” and “discourteous” behavior. Is this just semantics or is there a difference between the insubordination and discourtesy? A. Where there is insubordination, discourtesy towards …

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Sergeant Major Erickson’s Saga Continues

LAW REVIEW 14004 January 2014 Sergeant Major Erickson’s Saga Continues[1] By Captain Samuel F. Wright, JAGC, USN (Ret.) and Lieutenant Colonel Mathew B. Tully, ARNG[2] 1.1.1.8—USERRA applies to Federal Government 1.1.3.1—USERRA applies to voluntary service 1.2—USERRA forbids discrimination 1.3.1.1—Left job …

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

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

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Congress Passes Major Military Sex Assault Reform

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

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Agencies reluctant to show cards, undermine due process in hiring

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

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New wage policies favor employers

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

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Albany Fisher House thanks Tully Rinckey PLLC for Ham Dinner Donation

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

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

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

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False travel records may equal larceny

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

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

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

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WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Mary Beth DePasquale, Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Mary Beth DePasquale, Esq., answered listener questions on WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. DePasquale provides insight on various DWI arrest questions.

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

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

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Gives Dictionaries-Thesauruses to School Students

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

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Questions surround fatal crash case

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

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

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

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

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

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Foreign Influence and Your Security Clearance

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

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Holiday shop lifting on the rise

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

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

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

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

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

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Charges against Edison Tech Students Arrested for Standing on Sidewalk Dismissed

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

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Charges dismissed against Edison Tech students

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

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Cell phone crime tracking: How far police can go

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

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FBI investigating Upstate Medical administrators’ compensation, sources say

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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What crimes require troops to register as sex offenders?

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

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

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

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

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

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Albany County American Legion Acknowledges Tully Rinckey PLLC

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

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WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Mary Beth DePasquale, Esq

Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Mary Beth DePasquale, Esq., answered listener questions on WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. DePasquale provides insight on DWI and Voyeur Laws.

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

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

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

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

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Local business, supermarket hand out turkeys to vets

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

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Free turkeys given to veterans

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

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Local law firm hosts annual Turkeys for Veterans

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

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Concerns linger after botched rape case

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

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200 turkeys handed out to service members for Thanksgiving

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

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Turkeys for Veterans

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

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Tully Rinckey PLLC speaks with Washington Post about Security Clearance Process

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

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Inadequate Resources Are Turning Fed Employees into MacGyvers

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

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Air Force officer acquitted of groping, could face military punishment

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

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Joins Fight against Breast Cancer

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

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

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

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Financial Issues and Your Security Clearance

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

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Bethany Schneider Receives Recognition Plaque

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

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

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

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

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

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Air Force colonel acquitted of assault

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

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

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

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Spike in hate crime arrests

By: Kaitlyn Lionti BUFFALO, N.Y. — An Albany-based law firm says statistics recently released by the State Division of Criminal Justice Services show the number of hate crime arrests in Western New York spiked last year. Tully Rinckey says the …

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

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

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Northeast past president honored for nonprofit work

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

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Punishments for traditional drugs vs. synthetic

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

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Promotes Schneider to Director of Recruitment

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

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

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

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Social Security Disabilities Claims Keep Going Up, Up, Up

By David LaMartina Social Security Disability payouts have risen drastically since the start of the recession. Over the last six years, claims have increased by 25 percent and 3.2 million Americans have applied for the either Social Security Disability or …

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Tougher Penalties Take Effect in New York State

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

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

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

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Truckers, beware: Tougher safety regs

Matt Chandler -Editor for The Buffalo Law Journal-Business First It was Dec. 12, 2009, when Julie Stratton, a 33-year-old mother of two, found herself stranded on the New York State Thruway in Pembroke after striking a deer. As Stratton waited for …

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Jury nullification signs in D.C. spark free speech debate

By Alex Hopkins – The Washington Times A group of illuminated signs that have popped up near D.C. Superior Court touting the rights of jury members to “nullify” a law they disagree with has sparked a debate over whether the sign …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Prosecution Rests in Taglianetti Trial

Mayville, NY (WBEN) The prosecution has rested in the trial of Anthony Taglianetti, but not before jurors learned more about the revolver in Taglianetti’s car. DNA found on the bloody revolver discovered in Anthony Taglianetti’s car matches that of Keith …

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

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

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Plate reader installed at intersection

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

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

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

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

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

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Truckers face fines for phoning in NY traffic jams

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

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Misuse of IT Systems and Your Security Clearance

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

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Kent Eiler Receives Recognition Plaque

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

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NOVA Legal Beat: Sexual Harassment at Federal Agency

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

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

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

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Disabled veterans’ needs went unheard amid shutdown

Niagara Gazette — Irony. The two most prevalent disabilities for veterans receiving compensation from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) at the end of fiscal year 2011 were tinnitus and hearing loss. Tinnitus, a condition marked by ringing in …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Albany Law School event offers vets assistance

By Steven Cook ALBANY — Local veterans and the legal issues they face will be the focus of an event hosted Saturday by Albany Law School’s Veterans Pro Bono Group. The event is dubbed Veterans’ Service Day and is to run from …

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CenterState CEO Celebrates 2013’s Economic Champions!

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

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‘Road Rage Rabbi’ Charged With Impersonating a Police Officer

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

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WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Lori Hoffman

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

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

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

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Timothy MacArthur | People on the Move

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

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Neil McPhie | People on the Move

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

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

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

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2 Ex-Navy Football Players to Face Court-Martial

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

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WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Lori Hoffman

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

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Lincy Jacob

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

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Taglianetti Case: Finding Jurors A Difficult Task

By Mallory Diefenbach For nearly two weeks, the jury selection for Anthony Taglianetti II’s murder trial has been ongoing. No new jurors were seated on Wednesday, and as of Sept. 27 only five jurors had been selected. Taglianetti, charged with …

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WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Lori Hoffman

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

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

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

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Graig Zappia

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

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

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

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

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

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Lying to Civilian May Violate UCMJ

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

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Jennifer Corcoran

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

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Teen Party: From Social Media To Police Probe

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

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People on the Move

Renee Tremblay joined as a senior counsel. Tremblay represents parents, spouses and other parties in a range of matters, including divorce, annulment, child custody, child support, spousal maintenance, and family offenses. Bruce Storm joined the finance department. As a senior accountant …

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Response to Potential Ethics Probe

Originally posted in the NY Law Journal By John Caher Both houses of the Legislature have enlisted high-profile outside counsel to represent the chambers in an ethics investigation, a possible indication of an impending challenge to the Moreland Commission’s probe, …

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Law Firm Donating Backpacks to Arbor Hill Kindergartners

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

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

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

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Navy Yard Tragedy Prompts Larger Review of Base Security

By Charles Clark Navy Secretary Ray Mabus on Tuesday ordered a “rapid review” of all Navy and Marine facility security procedures in the wake of Monday’s shootings at the Washington Navy Yard that killed 13 people, including the gunman. “Our …

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Criminal Past Not Always a Disqualifier in Clearance Checks

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

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Incident in RI Was a Red Flag

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

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Michael Macomber

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

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Greg Rinckey Discusses Washington DC Navy Yard Shooting

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

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The Navy Yard Shooting. Why?

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

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Greg Rinckey Discusses Lawsuit Filed in Naval Academy Sex Assault Case

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

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Tremblay Joins Tully Rinckey as Senior Counsel

The law firm Tully Rinckey has announced that Renee Tremblay has joined the firm as a senior counsel. Tremblay, who has spent the past dozen years exclusively practicing family and matrimonial law in Schenectady, will continue to focus on that …

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Attorneys in Naval Academy Sex Assault Case Wrap Up Arguments

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

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

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

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

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

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

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

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Accuser in Naval Academy Rape Case Ends 24 Hours of Testimony

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

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

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

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Can Kodak Reinvent Itself After Bankruptcy?

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

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Kodak Expected to Officially Emerge from Bankruptcy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Graig Zappia | People on the Move

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

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Michael Macomber | People on the Move

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

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Graig Zappia

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

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Steven Herrick | People on the Move

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

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

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

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Nidal Hasan Convicted of Fort Hood Killings

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

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Manning Sentenced to 35 Years in Prison

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

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

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

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Greg Rinckey Discusses the Sentencing of Pfc. Bradley Manning

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

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Hasan Rests His Case Without Calling Witnesses

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

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Peter Pullano Rides Bicycle to Raise Money for AIDS Services

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

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Peter Pullano Raises Money for AIDS Services & Programs

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

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

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

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

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

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

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

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Fort Hood Shooter Declines to Call Witnesses, Rests Case

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

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18 Local Companies Make the 2013 Inc. 5000

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

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Five Questions With Lori Hoffman

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

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Manning Scheduled to Be Sentenced Today

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

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Peter Pullano Starts 400 Mile Bike Ride Fundraiser

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

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

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

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What Is Going On In The Fort Hood Shooter Trial?

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

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Military Rules Prevent Hung Jury in Ft. Hood Shooting Trial

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

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A Few Mysteries Remain as Hasan Trial Gets Under Way

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

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Lincy Jacob

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Military Panel, Hasan Representing Himself Makes for Rare Trial

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

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

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

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Lisa Windsor Appears on CJAD Radio – August 3, 2013

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

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

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

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Accused Fort Hood Killer Wants Death Penalty, Standby Attorney Alleges

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

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Lisa Windsor Appears on WTOP Radio – August 6, 2013

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

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Military Lawyer Lisa Windsor on Bradley Manning Sentencing

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

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US Expected to Say Accused Fort Hood Shooter Carefully Planned Attack

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

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Hasan Admits to Deadly Fort Hood Shootings

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

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Lisa Windsor Discusses Charges in Fort Hood Trial

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

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Lisa Windsor Discusses Charges in Nidal Hasan Trial

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

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Hasan Trial Starts Today

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

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Fort Hood Shooting Victim Speaks Out

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

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Overall Rochester Crime Down So Far

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

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

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

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Bradley Manning Facing up to 136 Years as Sentencing Phase Begins

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

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Bradley Manning Sentencing Phase Begins In Court-Martial

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

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Lisa Windsor Appears on WTOP Radio – July 30, 2013

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

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Verdict of Bradley Manning Wikileaks Case Scheduled to be Announced

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

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Jennifer Corcoran

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

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Army Veteran Who Lost Hand Takes Battle with FBI to Court

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

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Tougher Penalties for Talking or Texting While Driving

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

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Inside View of Fort Hood Gunman Trial

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

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Tully Rinckey Builds on Buffalo Momentum

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

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

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

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Michael Macomber

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

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

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

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Tully Rinckey Opens Rochester Office

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

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Tully Rinckey Firm Opens Rochester Office

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

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Albany-Based Law Firm Opens Office in Rochester

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

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Decision Reached in Zimmerman Trial

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

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Thomas Carr

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

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Fort Hood Trial to Follow Regular Military Justice Rules

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

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Oversight Lawyers Quit Amid Inquiry

By Robert Gavin As chief attorney for the Committee on Professional Standards, Peter Torncello oversaw the handling of every complaint lodged against a lawyer from the Catskills to the Capital Region to the Canadian border. But after nearly 2 1/2 …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Robert Rock

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

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

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

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Fort Hood Shooting Victims: Time for Justice

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

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Teens Warned of Exploitive Photo Website

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

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

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

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

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

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July 1 Brings Toughened State Laws in VA

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

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Graig Zappia

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

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DA and Judge at Odds Over Occupy Albany Protestors

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

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Lincy Jacob Comments on Albany, NY Radiation Terror Plot

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

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

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

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DOMA Ruled Unconstitutional by United States Supreme Court

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

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Supreme Court Strikes Down DOMA; Hagel Promises Benefits ASAP

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

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Nicole Smith Appears on Federal News Radio – June 24, 2013

The largest federal contractor for background checks is getting a check of its own. Office of Personnel Management Inspector General Patrick McFarland told Congress this week he’s been looking at USIS for over a year and a half. Nicole Smith, …

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Lincy Jacob

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

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

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

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How Snowden Affects Security Clearance

On June 9th, Edward Snowden publicly released information regarding domestic surveillance by the NSA and contractors working for the NSA. A contractor himself, Snowden claimed to have the ability to run surveillance on anyone in the U.S., even the president …

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Rape Charges Filed Against Three Naval Academy Football Players

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

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Potential Blind Spots in Clearance Process that Gave Snowden Top-Secret Access

By Andrew Katz The name-calling hasn’t stopped. Since June 9, when a 29-year-old government contractor outed himself as the source of secret documents that revealed far-reaching National Security Agency surveillance of telephone records and Internet data, Edward Snowden has been labeled everything …

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

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

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Military Lawyer Chad McFarland Discusses Military Sexual Assault Epidemic

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

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Jennifer Corcoran

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

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Senators Look to Prevent Another Snowden

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

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A Tale of Two Trials

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

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

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

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

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

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Fort Hood Suspect Says He Was Protecting Taliban

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

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Robert Rock

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

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Supreme Court Rules Police May Obtain DNA Sample After Arrest

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

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

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

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Employment Attorney Discusses Legalities of Starbucks Tip Jars

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

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Five Questions: Jennifer Corcoran

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

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Americans Receive Fewest Paid Vacation and Holidays in the World

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

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New York State DWI Arrests Down Ten Percent

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

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

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

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Graig Zappia

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

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Wrongful Termination Suit Filed in Rutgers Basketball Scandal

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

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Michael Macomber

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

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Ask the Lawyer: Awards and Medals May Help in Sentencing

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

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Lisa Windsor Discusses Epidemic of Sexual Assualt in the Military

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

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Why You Want a Security Clearance Job

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

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Could Casey Anthony Be Tried Again for Murder?

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

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Too Little Information – or Too Much – Raises Clearance Questions

By Rick Maze The biggest mistake service members make when applying for security clearances is providing too little information — usually because they failed to read the directions, says Nicole Smith, a lawyer specializing in representing clients with clearance issues. …

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Albany-Area Home Construction Permits up 26 Percent

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

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Jennifer Corcoran

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

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Celebrates National Law Day with Local Students

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

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Lincy Jacob

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

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What’s Next in Kodak’s Bankruptcy Journey?

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

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President Obama Pushes to Close Guantanamo Bay Prison

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

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

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

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

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

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

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

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

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

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Nicole Smith Appears on Federal News Radio – April 18, 2013

On average it takes about 45 days to earn a security clearance. It’s down from about 190 days back in 2005. But the process still has potholes and hurdles that can trap unwary applicants. Nicole Smith, an associate at Tully …

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Buffalo Law Journal

Five Questions with Mark Ochs

By Matt Chandler Why did your firm form a legal ethics practice group? I spent 30 years with the grievance committee in Albany, the last 20 as the chief attorney. In that time, I got a pretty good feel for …

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Tully Rinckey Taps Cortelyou as COO

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

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Graig Zappia

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

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

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

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

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

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Lincy M. Jacob Joins Tully Rinckey PLLC

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

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

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

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Robert Rock

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

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

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

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

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

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Donald Trump Drops Orangutan Lawsuit

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

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CNY Sees Highest Divorce Numbers in Nine Years

By Sarah Blazonis Attorney Brianne Carbonaro said she’s seen more divorce cases come across her desk recently. It’s an increase that wasn’t unexpected. “I believe that’s a direct reflection of New York’s no-fault divorce law, which was enacted October 12, 2010,” …

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Social Media’s Growing Role in Criminal Cases

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

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For Assaulted Female Vets, New Hope

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

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Tully Rinckey Firm Promotes Cortelyou

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

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Tough Penalties if Final Four Celebrations are Chaotic

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

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Syracuse University NCAA Basketball Fan Riot Legalities

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

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Tully Rinckey Promotes Cortelyou to Chief of Operations

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

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Who Owns A-Rod’s World Series Ring?

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

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Advocates: Medical Marijuana in NY Closer Than Ever

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

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Barbara King

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

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Lisa Windsor Discusses Quantico, Virginia Marine Base Shooting

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

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Divorces Up Since NY Adopted No-Fault Law

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

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Michael Macomber

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

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Robert Rock

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

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Lt. Col. James Wilkerson Reinstated into Air Force

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

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Ochs Joining Tully Rinckey

Mark S. Ochs has joined the law firm of Tully Rinckey for its new statewide professional responsibility and legal ethics practice. Prior to joining Tully Rinckey, Ochs worked for three decades for the Committee on Professional Standards of the New …

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Video is the Killer App to Get Found in Google

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

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Guard Member Receives Bronze Star

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

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Tom Carr

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

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Hood Shooting Suspect Hasan May Plead Guilty

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

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No End in Sight for Family Court Vacancy

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

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Bradley Manning Pleads Guilty to 10 Charges Except Aiding the Enemy

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

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Capital District’s Divorce Rates Reached New High in 2011

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

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Graig Zappia

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

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Law Firm Donates to SPCA

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

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

    Tully Rinckey PLLC criminal defense attorney Lori Hoffman, Esq., answers listener questions on WBLK’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. Hoffman provides insight on the type of sentencing associated with disorderly conduct and second degree harassment charges and the ticketing of underage …

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