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

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

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Law Firm’s Casual Fridays Benefits Area Mediation Clinic

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

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Tully Rinckey Donates Funds to ACCORD

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

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Legal experts weigh-in on Harris trial verdict

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

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

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

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West Point Leader Defends Female Cadets in Fist-Raising Photo

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

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10 Most Common Ways Troops Get Thrown Out of the Military

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

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

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

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Tips for Executing a Will; Causa Mortis Gift Requirements

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

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

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

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Federal Employee Reassignments Usually Backed By MSPB

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

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Asian Restaurant Sued Over Discrimination of Caucasian Employee

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

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

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

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Veterans’ preference protections do not extend to disciplinary actions

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

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

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

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Pullano Skeptical on Proposed Textalyzer Bill in New York State

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

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New Legislation Would Create Purple Heart Parking Statewide

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

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

VIDEO: Museum of Innovation and Science Unveils Purple Heart Parking

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sexually transmitted disease can lead to criminal charges

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

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An attorney talks difficulties in defending first-degree murder

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

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

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

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Increasing Debt Could Sink Your Security Clearance

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

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

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

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OPM Data Breach Consequences for 2016 and Beyond

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Senior Spotlight: Accommodations for Arthritis in the Work Place

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Greiner Comments on Long and Short View of Government Employment

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

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Press & Sun: Theresa Levine Joins Growing Binghamton Law Firm

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

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Ask the Lawyer: Prosecutorial Discrimination In Service Member Charges

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

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Founding Partner Mathew Tully Honored By American Legion

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

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Cometti Comments on Liberty Ridge Farm Same-Sex Wedding Controversy

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

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Ask the Lawyer: Case for National Origin Discrimination

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

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

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

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

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

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VIDEO: Niskayuna Veteran Community Calls for Tax Breaks

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

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

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

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

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

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New Break Could Help Niskayuna Veterans With Increasing School Taxes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Air Force Majors Sue Service, Blocked From Retirement

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

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

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

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Rise In Autism Could Staff Federal Employee Discrimination

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

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Roommate Finds Marijuana Stash, Acted In Private Capacity

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

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UPDATE: University of Rochester Kidnapping Case on WHAM 1180

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

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Local Attorney Comments on 2016 New York Minimum Wage Hike

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

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Pullano Comments on Cosby Sexual Assault Case

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

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Military Justice Reform In More Than 30 Years

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

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

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

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Fisher House Receives Holiday Food Donation For Veterans

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

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Pardons Could Keep Young New York Offenders Crime Free

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

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Pathways Programs May Find Some Veterans Slipping Through The Cracks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Continuing Coverage of U and R Student Kidnapping Case

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

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Perez “Asserts His Innocence” As Investigation Continues

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

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

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

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

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

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More Than Enough Evidence: Lawmaker Comments on Skelos Verdict

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Youngner Comments on Overrule, Gay Lieutenant Sexual Assault Charges Dropped

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

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Vestal Expansion Featured In Daily Record

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

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They revoked my security clearance. What should I do?

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

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Tully Comments on Vestal Ribbon Cutting on WBNG 12

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

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NewsChannel 34 Interviews Charnetsky on Vestal Expansion

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

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New Vestal Expansion Featured in Business Journal News Network

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

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“Turkeys for Veterans” Featured in Times Union

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

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“Turkeys for Veterans” Event Featured on CBS 6

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

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Charnetsky Named New York Settlement Officer

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

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

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

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

Tully Rinckey PLLC & Hannaford Supermarkets to provide 200 turkeys to veterans this Thanksgiving In an effort to show appreciation for the sacrifices of active duty service members, veterans and their families, Tully Rinckey PLLC and Hannaford Supermarkets will once …

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

Tully Rinckey PLLC & Hannaford Supermarkets to provide 200 turkeys to veterans this Thanksgiving In an effort to show appreciation for the sacrifices of active duty service members, veterans and their families, Tully Rinckey PLLC and Hannaford Supermarkets will once …

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Do I Have To Take A Polygraph?

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

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

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

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

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

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Feeling Defiant? WPA Protection Becoming Clearer

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

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

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

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No Arrest After Biker Hit In Penfield

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

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Binghamton Crime Victims Assistance Center Receives Donation from Tully Rinckey PLLC

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

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New Health Benefits Pave Way To Tully Rinckey Growth

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

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Disenrolled from ROTC, Now The Government Wants Their Money

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

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New York City Expansion Highlighted in ABA Journal

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

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2 New Locations Announced for Growing Albany Law Firm

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

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Controversial Christine Benedict mailer, Rinckey Comments

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

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Business Bankruptcy Trends in 2015: What Business Owners Should Expect

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

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

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

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Pullano Comments on Tan Mistrial on WHEC Rochester

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

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

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

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Clinton “Adviser” An Ethics Term For Unpaid Employee?

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

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Change in How Military Views PTSD Discharges

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

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Kane Sex Assault Case Takes Unusual Turn

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

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

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

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

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

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ABC News: Youngner Comments on Bergdahl Desertion Charges

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

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Taliban Captive Punishment Enough? Youngner Comments on Continuing Bergdahl Case

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

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Ask the Lawyer: Fed Up with Racist, Sexist Employees

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

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

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

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Ask the Lawyer: “Hot” Urine to Hot Seat

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

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Special Government Employee? Youngner Comments on Clinton Emails

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

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Cannon’s Analysis Featured in Latest NARFE Cover Story

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

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

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

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Employee Crackdown After Clinton E-mail Mishap

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

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5 Day Journey Started: Pullano Featured on TWC News

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

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

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

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

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

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Ask the Lawyer: Small Businesses and New Overtime Regulations

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

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Eureka Moment on Orientation Discrimination

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

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

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

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Pullano Featured in Chicago Tribune On Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane Case

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

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

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

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

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

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Morgan Messenger Reports on Youngner’s Purple Heart Case

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

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Youngner Purple Heart Case Featured In Associated Press

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

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Overtime Threshold Increases Aimed at Federal Workers

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

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

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

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Top 5 Ask the Lawyer Questions Answered

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

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

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

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Open Marriage Consent Will Not Save You From Adultery Charge

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

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Pullano Comments on Monroe County Couple in Child Porn Case

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

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Johnson City and Statewide “Dispensing” More Illegal Marijuana Sales

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

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

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

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New Overtime Regulations Could Affect 5 Million Americans

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

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Attorney Donald Kelly Explains Re-Opened Cosby Case

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

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

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

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Cometti Says Marriage Ruling Furthers Civil Rights Cases

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

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

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

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No More Raises For Bad Fed Employees

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Cheri Cannon Discusses VA Officials Suspension on Federal News Radio

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

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Stay Away Order Sheds Light on Padlocked Kids Case in Buffalo

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

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

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

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

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

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Managing Partner Donald Kelly Discusses Convicted Axe Murderer Charges with WSYR

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Cheri Cannon Discusses How Communication Failures Stifle Employee Engagement

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

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Army Nonjudicial Punishments Plummet to Lowest Level in Decades

Army Nonjudicial Punishments Plummet to Lowest Level in Decades Soldiers suffer as Article 15 used less as a disciplinary and rehabilitative tool   May 12, 2015 – Washington, D.C. – Despite reports that the military would refocus on improving discipline …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mathew Tully Discusses Congress’ Recent Changes to Sexual Assault Investigations

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Associate Derrick Hogan Talks to CBS6 about Identity Theft

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

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

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

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ID Theft Arrests Rise 41% in the Capital Region to Six-Year High

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