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Nicole Smith of Tully Rinckey PLLC Discusses KeyPoint Cyber Attack

KeyPoint network breach could affect thousands of federal workers By Christian Davenport KeyPoint Government Solutions, which took over the bulk of federal background checks after one of its competitors was hacked, also recently suffered a computer network breach, officials said Thursday. …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC employs largest hiring effort to date – canvassing attorneys along eastern seaboard to fuel firm growth

19,000 Letters Sent to Attorneys throughout New York State and Washington, D.C. December 16, 2014 – Albany, N.Y. – As the New Year approaches and attorneys strategize their next career moves with hopes of annual salary increases and holiday bonuses …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Mary Beth DePasquale Discusses Police Body Cameras with WBFO

Body cameras for police officers: A few things to consider By Cheryl Hagen December 9, 2014     We may soon see more police officers wearing body cameras in the wake of police actions being called into question in New …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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WAMC Public Radio Features Tully Rinckey Partner Donald Kelly in Discussion of Police Body Cameras

Should Body Cameras Be Required For Police Officers? By Dave Lucas December     President Obama’s call to equip police officers across the country with body cameras could change the way police interact with civilians, including those accused of breaking …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tully Rinckey PLLC & Hannaford Supermarkets Provide More Than 100 Turkeys for Veterans as a Way of Giving Thanks

Tully Rinckey PLLC & Hannaford Supermarkets Provide More Than 100 Turkeys for Veterans as a Way of Giving Thanks Mathew B. Tully, Founding Partner of Tully Rinckey PLLC, Hannaford Supermarkets Community Relations Specialist Amy White and Hannaford Supermarkets Community Relations …

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

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

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Tully Rinckey client Maj. Yokeitha Ramey discusses discrimination in the Military on RippedRadioNetwork.com.

Tully Rinckey client Maj. Yokeitha Ramey discusses discrimination in the Military on RippedRadio.com.

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

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

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

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

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Tully Rinckey clients Maj. Yokeitha Ramey and Hellena Pugh join Wilmer Leon on Sirius Radio to discuss discrimination in the military.

Tully Rinckey clients Maj. Yokeitha Ramey and Hellena Pugh join Inside the Issues with Wilmer Leon on Sirius Radio 126 to discuss discrimination in the military.

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WGNA highlights Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Turkeys for Veterans event

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Mary Beth DePasquale discusses texting while driving with WBFO

Survey says distracted drivers know the risks but do it anyway By Avery Schneider November 10, 2014     A new survey takes a look at the attitudes and behaviors of drivers who are also frequent cell phone users. With …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Founding Partner Mat Tully provides analysis of DHS v. MacLean for Politico.

By ADAM SNIDER & HEATHER CAYGLE November 5, 2014     SUPREME COURT SEEMS TO FAVOR TSA WHISTLEBLOWER: Several Supreme Court justices seemed to side with former air marshal Robert MacLean in Tuesday’s oral arguments in the TSA whistleblower case. …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Larry Youngner joined Tom Temin on Federal Drive to discuss the Tamara Lusardi case.

The Office of Special Counsel recently found the Army had discriminated against transgender civilian employee Tamara Lusardi. Lusardi, a quality assurance specialist, faced what OSC described as “frequent” and “pervasive” harassment on a daily basis. The Army didn’t admit to …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

October 23, 2014   Contributing Tully Rinckey donated $250 raised through a firm community support initiative, Jeans and Sneakers, to the University at Buffalo School of Law’s Buffalo Criminal Law Center. The center is a national leader in criminal law …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mathew Tully, Esq. discusses an Upcoming Supreme Court Whistleblower Case with Federal News Radio

Mathew Tully, Esq. discusses an Upcoming Supreme Court Whistleblower Case with Federal News Radio

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Prepares SCOTUS Amicus Curiae Brief on DHS v. MacLean

Firm Helps BIG, ESFLEA and FLEOA Fight Agency Efforts to Weaken Whistleblower Protections October 17, 2014 – Washington, D.C. – Aiming to bolster whistleblower protections in the federal sector, Tully Rinckey PLLC has prepared, on the behalf of three reputable …

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

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

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

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

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The Saratogian covers Tully Rinckey PLLC’s Western Expansion

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

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

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

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Army Times

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Mathew Tully, Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC Founding Partner Mathew Tully, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer. Mr. Tully discusses violations of USERRA law in regards termination while away on active duty, when protections under USERRA begin and employers illegally forcing employees …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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WNY Jury Finds Jamestown PD Willfully violated Employment Rights of Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran

After 7 years of litigation over vacation pay, employer slapped with more than $50K in liquidated damages October 3, 2014 – Buffalo, N.Y. – A Chautauqua Supreme Court jury on Thursday found the City of Jamestown Police Department willfully violated …

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

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

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

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

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Seasoned Journalist and Law Firm PR Manager Joins Tully Rinckey PLLC Team

Latest addition to Firm’s Marketing Team brings 24 years of experience in coast-to-coast print journalism Charles J. McChesney Director of Public Relations October 2, 2014 – Albany, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to announce that it has hired …

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

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

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Tully Rinckey PLLC speaks with 106.9 KISS FM about an ongoing WNY service member employment case

Tully Rinckey PLLC speaks with 106.9 KISS FM about an ongoing WNY service member employment case

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

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

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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 charges of “theft of services” on a credit card, getting a class A misdemeanor reduced or dismissed and any recourse …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Mary Beth DePasquale weighs in on the Tony Stewart case with the Democrat & Chronicle

Tony Stewart case findings to be announced today By Meaghan McDermott and Kevin Oklobzija September 24, 2014   (Photo: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports) Ontario County District Attorney Michael Tantillo will hold a press conference at 3 p.m. today to reveal …

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

Tully Rinckey PLLC family and matrimonial attorney Barbara King, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Ms. King discusses filing for divorce when parties involved live in separate states, the legal options you have, if any when discovering …

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

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

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

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

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Report Shows Upstate NY Is One of the Nation’s Best Places for Individual Debtors to Emerge from Bankruptcy

WNY District Has Nation’s 5th Highest Plan Completion Rate in U.S., NNY District Has 9th Highest Rate   September 22, 2014 – ALBANY, N.Y. – New data from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts shows that Chapter 13 nonbusiness …

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

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

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Cheri Cannon discusses how recent VA Bill singles out Senior Executive Service with Tom Temin on Federal News Radio.

Cheri Cannon discusses how recent VA Bill singles out Senior Executive Service with Tom Temin on Federal News Radio.

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

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

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Greg Rinckey discusses the security clearance process one year after the Navy Yard shootings.

Greg Rinckey discusses the security clearance process one year after the Navy Yard shootings.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tully Rinckey PLLC San Diego Expansion Recognized by Washington Post

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

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Purple Heart Recipient Mathew Tully remembers his 9/11 experiences with WAER

Purple Heart Recipient Mathew Tully remembers his 9/11 experiences with WAER

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Founding Partner Delivers Keynote Address at Saratoga Springs 9/11 Ceremony

Always Forward: Mathew Tully Recounts His Journey from WTC to Upstate and Afghanistan September 11, 2014 – Albany, N.Y. – Marking the 13th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, Tully Rinckey PLLC Founding Partner Mathew B. …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 liabilities incurred, if any, for a guest of your home causing an accident, responsibility for injuries …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Michael Macomber speaks about AnonIB in the Washington Post

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

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

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

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NY Law Journal speaks with Mathew Tully about Graffeo reappointment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tully Rinckey PLLC employment law attorney Michael Macomber, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Mr. Macomber discusses being compensated with both “out of work pay” and “loss of use” Workers Compensation, New York State laws protecting military …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Albany Times Union highlights 10 Tully Rinckey PLLC Super Lawyers

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

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

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

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

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

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Opens First West Coast Office in San Diego

California Office Gives Firm Presence in State with Most Federal Employees and Service Members September 2, 2014 – San Diego, CA – Strengthening its position as one of the nation’s largest federal employment and military law firms, Tully Rinckey PLLC …

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How will medical marijuana use go over in the workplace?

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

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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 the necessity of hiring a lawyer for underage drinking and fake identification charges, withholding information from law enforcement regarding a …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Thumbs up, thumbs down

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

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

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

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Announces Intentions to Expand Buffalo Team; Sets Stage for Years of Additional Growth

Grand Opening for Larger Law Office Comes One Day after Firm Listing on 2014 Inc. 5000 List State and local dignitaries stand with Tully Rinckey PLLC’s founding and managing partner during the grand opening of the firm’s latest Buffalo office. …

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AIDS Red Ribbon Riders Bike 420 Miles Across Finger Lakes

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

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Rochester Attorney Participating in AIDS Red Ribbon Ride, Will Bike 5,000th Mile in Memory of Brother

Tully Rinckey PLLC Partner Peter J. Pullano Embarks on 420-Mile Ride with Firm’s Support August 20, 2014 – Rochester, N.Y. – Aiming to break the 5,000-mile mark of cumulative miles he has ridden over the past 10 years in memory …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Ranked on Inc. 5000 for Sixth Consecutive Year

More Growth Expected as Firm Looks to Open Two More NY Offices and One on the West Coast August 20, 2014 – Albany, N.Y. – Tully Rinckey PLLC’s upstate New York expansion, which last year included law office openings in …

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Pullano again tests his pedal mettle for charity

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

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

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

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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 the party responsible for damages to a neighbor’s property caused by a storm, if landlords are legally able …

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Tully Rinckey announce attorneys named to 2014 Upstate New York edition

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

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10 Tully Rinckey PLLC Attorneys Recognized as Upstate NY Super Lawyers/Rising Stars

Five Attorneys Named Super Lawyers, Five Named Rising Stars August 13, 2014 – Albany, N.Y. – The Thomson Reuters attorney ranking service, Super Lawyers, recently announced that 10 Tully Rinckey PLLC attorneys have been named 2014 Upstate New York Super …

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

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

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Mario Cometti, Esq.

Tully Rinckey PLLC family and matrimonial attorney Mario Cometti, Esq., answers listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Mr. Cometti discusses money distribution when marrying someone who owes back child support, legal actions that can be taken by one parent …

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

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

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

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

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U.S. Army ends questioning of ex-POW Bergdahl on capture by Taliban

By Jim Forsyth August 7, 2014   (Reuters) – The military completed its questioning of freed U.S. prisoner of war Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl on Thursday and a U.S. Army general must now recommend whether he should face charges over the …

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Bowe Bergdahl Telling ‘His Own Story’ to Investigators

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

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Government may owe federal employees millions in shutdown damages

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

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Greg Rinckey talks Bowe Bergdahl possibilities with Colorado Newsday.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Jim Forsyth interviews Greg Rinckey on the Bergdahl affair.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tully Rinckey PLLC employment law attorney Michael Macomber, Esq., answers listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Mr. Macomber discusses pregnancy discrimination in the workplace, paycheck withholding post resignation and terms of employee contract agreements.

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

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

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CBS 6 Albany, NY

Class action lawsuit filed against Price Chopper

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

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Police believe more potent brand of heroin has hit local streets

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

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Price Chopper Faces Lawsuit Over Unpaid Overtime Wages

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

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Attorneys map strategy for employers in wage suits

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 the repercussions of lying other oath while on the stand and forgery charges when caught with fake identification.

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

Tully Rinckey PLLC bankruptcy law Senior Counsel Robert Rock, Esq., answered listener questions on WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer.” Mr. Rock provides insight on dischargeable debts specifically related to medical bills, qualified retirement plans’ exemption from creditors when filing bankruptcy and …

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Cheri Cannon is interviewed on Federal News Radio concerning legalities of recent federal agency hiring practices.

Cheri Cannon is interviewed on Federal News Radio concerning legalities of recent federal agency hiring practices.

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From civilian to serviceman and back

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

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Honeymoon Period Ending for NYS Same Sex Couples?

Gay Marriage Marks 3-Year Anniversary Thursday, “4-Year Itch” Around the Corner July 22, 2014 – Albany, N.Y. – With this Thursday marking the third anniversary of when the Marriage Equality Act took effect, ushering in gay marriage in New York …

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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 charged with aggravated assault while currently incarcerated and disorderly conduct and second degree harassment charges caused by …

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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 making decisions as a healthcare proxy, receiving unneeded surgery and suing for medical malpractice and the statute of …

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ROTC Alum Permanently Returns to Civilian Life

Jul 16, 2014   After a decorated military career that spanned two decades following his days in Hofstra’s Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC) program, Mathew B. Tully ’95 was medically retired from the U.S. Army on May 5 and has …

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Albany VA Nurse Alleges Safety Concerns – Speaks with WRGB TV

Albany VA Nurse Alleges Safety Concerns – Speaks with WRGB TV

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

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

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VA uses patient privacy to go after whistleblowers, critics say

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

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VA nurse says she was punished for whistleblowing

VA nurse says she was punished for whistleblowing By Molly Eadie 07/17/14   ALBANY >> A nurse at the Albany-Stratton VA Hospital says she’s been reprimanded for whistleblowing. The case against Valerie Riviello, a 28-year employee at the hospital, is …

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Ask the Lawyer: Ignorance of illegal drug can be defense

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

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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 when you legally must be read your Miranda Rights, being charged for possession of a controlled substance that you were …

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Stratton VA nurse manager says she was forced to step down

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Summertime R&R can turn into AWOL

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

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

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

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Retirees Unlikely to Face UCMJ Over Legal Pot

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

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

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

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Mathew Tully’s Ask the Lawyer column

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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