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CASS-CLAY CREAMERY CRISIS

Cass-Clay Creamery Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Eggs in Peppermint Bon Bon Ice Cream Cass-Clay Creamery of Fargo, N.D., is voluntarily recalling Hornbacher’s Peppermint Bon Bon Light (half ...
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JUDITH KAYE SUES FOR PAY!

Judith S. Kaye, as Chief Judge of the State of New York, has filed a lawsuit against Sheldon Silver and The New York State Assembly, Joseph L. Bruno and the New York State Senate, Governor David ...
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WHO WILL GET EVICTED?

In Adelphi Assoc., LLC v. Gardner, since Gardner was incapable of defending himself within the context of a nonpayment case, a guardian ad litem (GAL) was appointed to represent the tenant's ...
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TIE-LESS PROSECUTOR MAY WIND UP IN JAIL

Here's an AP story forwarded to us by our friend, Jerry Skurnick, a partner of PRIME NEW YORK : MILWAUKEE—A judge is asking a lawyer to tie one on. Circuit Judge William Sosnay held up court for ...
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"OFF WITH HIS HEAD!"

Judge Robert M. Restaino, City Court Judge in Niagara Falls, New York, jailed 46 people after unsuccessfully trying to determine whose cell phone had disrupted the court proceedings. When repeated ...
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$2.3 MILL VERDICT REVERSED DUE TO "EGREGIOUS ERRORS"

What's the easiest way to lose a $2.3 million verdict? Have an appellate court find that the trial judge committed "egregious errors" during the course of the case and that an attorney's ...
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JUDGE BURIN GETS BURNED

It seems like quite a few people were "asleep at the wheel" up in Tompkin's County, New York. And, as a result, an administrative judge, William F. Burin, got himself formally reprimanded -- ...
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ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY FOR CORRUPTION?

No one is above the law... except judges, apparently. Moshe Rosenstein alleged that he was damaged when a Judge of the New York City Housing Court wrongfully entered a default judgment against him. ...
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"YOU WANT A PIECE OF ME?"

Losing one's temper and composure can get a judge defrocked according to a recent decision by the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct. The rules governing judicial conduct require judges to ...
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DON'T YOU CALL ME STUPID, STUPID!

Judge Gerald Lebovits has a monthly column called "The Legal Writer" featured in the Journal, a publication of the New York State Bar Association. In this month's issue (Vol. 79, No. 1), ...
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N.O.W., SHAME ON YOU!

A very unusual press release crossed my desk the other day. The New York State Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW-NYS) is accusing New York County Supreme Court Justice Joan Lobis and ...
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THIS IS INCOMPREHENSIBLE!

Call us old fashioned, but we believe there are some lines that should never be crossed. Stand-up comics shouldn't act like "judges," and vice versa. There's also a time and place for everything. In a ...
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CONTEMPT FOR BIANCA JAGGER

Last week, Bianca Jagger--international jet-setter, social activist and former spouse of Rolling Stone, Mick--almost went to jail for not paying her rent. (Apparently, Ms. Jagger gave her landlord "no ...
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JUDGE DEFROCKED FOR "SINGLE ERROR IN JUDGMENT"

With retirement only two years away, the Honorable Laura Blackburne was recently "defrocked" by the New York State Court of Appeals and removed from the bench as a Justice of the Supreme Court for a ...
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ABUSE OF POWER? ... HAVE A HEART!

Justice Duane A. Hart of the Queens County Supreme Court should have sensed he was heading for a train wreck after the third mistrial of a contentious "unjust enrichment" and "constructive trust" ...
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"ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS" ... EVERYONE LOSES

It's fortunate for the Honorable Gregory A. Presnell, a United States District Court Judge of the Middle District of Florida, that federal judges have life tenure. Appointed in 2000, by President ...
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