Articles by Don Chesworth

No panhandling signs going up in Schenectady

It’s a way for some people to make money, but for county leaders, it’s a danger. Schenectady County is standing up to panhandling.  “Panhandling in front of my street is…

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Consumer Alert: Gas stations’ cash price ads might be breaking the rules

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – This Consumer Alert is all about the price you pay with cash versus credit. A law went into effect in February mandating that businesses advertise the higher…

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Consumer Alert: Landmark settlement will change the homebuying process

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Big changes are coming to the homebuying process. That’s the topic of this Consumer Alert. The National Association of Realtors, NAR has agreed to a $418…

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New York state senator calls challenge to new even-year election law ‘baloney’

Under a new state law, starting in 2025, local elections outside of New York City, with some exceptions including offices like judges, sheriffs and district attorneys, will move…

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Outside general counsel – Always part of the relationship between business and law

When it comes to legal representation, it’s not uncommon for companies to utilize outside general counsel in addition to or in place of inside general counsel. A 2023 report…

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Legal experts says New York Trump indictment is the ‘weakest’ one

ALBANY, NY (WENY)– Earlier this week former President Donald Trump was indicted for the fourth time. A legal expert said the first indictment from a New York State Supreme…

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New legislation would require more transparency in asylum seeker crisis

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10)—New Legislation is being introduced that would require more transparency when it comes to the asylum seeker crisis. A new bill, if passed, would make a…

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Legal standing in fight to house asylum seekers

We explore the legal questions raised by the effort to house asylum seekers outside of New York City with Don Chesworth, a partner in the Rochester law office of Tully Rinckey.…

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NY lawmakers react to Trump indictment

ALBANY, NY (WENY)– Following the Manhattan grand jury to indict former president Donald Trump, some New York state lawmakers said this is an example of justice. “It’s…

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‘We will appeal’: Hochul on challenged gun laws

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Governor Kathy Hochul said on Friday she is working with the attorney general to appeal the recent court ruling, placing temporary restrictions on gun…

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