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2010-11-14 00:15:17

The law firm of Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC is pleased to announce that after a two week trial presided over by State Supreme Court Justice James W. McCarthy, a Syracuse, New York jury delivered a verdict in favor of the Estate of Richard Schuderer in the amount of $1 million dollars. Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) November 12, 2010 The law firm of Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC is pleased to announce that after a two week trial presided over by State Supreme Court Justice James W. McCarthy, a...

2010-09-01 14:34:00

CATTARAUGUS TERRITORY, N.Y., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- New York Appellate Court Justice Samuel Green today issued a stay regarding the August 30 State Supreme Court ruling in the "Day Wholesale v. State of New York" tobacco tax case. The Green ruling temporarily enjoins the State from collecting tobacco taxes from all Native American tobacco sellers within state boundaries. The ruling by the Rochester-based Fourth Department Appellate judge reinstates the injunction State Supreme Court...

2010-08-30 17:39:00

SENECA NATION CATTARAUGUS TERRITORY, N.Y., Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- "We are disappointed State Supreme Court Justice Siwek did not keep the tax impositions injunction in place, however our legal efforts are far from over. We will be filing an expedited appeal motion with the Appellate Division of State Supreme Court and we remain hopeful Judge Arcara will grant our request for a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) in the separate Federal case. We will return to federal court tomorrow...

2010-08-20 15:59:00

CATTARAUGUS TERRITORY, N.Y., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Seneca Nation of Indians today sought federal court protection from New York State's plans to begin taxing sales of tobacco on the Nation's sovereign lands. In papers filed with the United States District Court for the Western District of New York this afternoon, the Nation is asking the Court to issue an order restraining the State's taxing scheme which is scheduled to go into effect on Sept 1. "We had hoped to come to an...

2009-10-28 11:48:00

TACOMA, Wash., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- A Gig Harbor developer and property owner took the first step yesterday to bring a lawsuit against the Gig Harbor City Council for damages caused by the council's two and one half-year campaign to prevent the construction of much-needed moderate-income housing by challenging its own code-prescribed land use review and approval process and ignoring its own Housing Needs Study and Comprehensive Plan policies. Gordon Rush, a long time Gig Harbor...

2008-09-17 21:00:25

By Henry L. Davis The group overseeing the consolidation of Kaleida Health and Erie County Medical Center must open its meetings and make documents available to the public, according to a court decision. State Supreme Court Justice Patrick H. NeMoyer ruled last week that the Western New York Health System is subject to the state's Open Meetings Law and Freedom of Information Act until it completes a proposed combination of the publicly owned ECMC and private Kaleida Health. Although...

2008-07-30 06:00:34

By John L. Smith You never know whom you'll meet on a trip to Sandy Valley, where the humble citizenry has once again defeated the mighty Vidler Water Co. before the Nevada Supreme Court. Look, over there. It's the Fat Lady. She's been singing about the locals' victories over Vidler for so long that her voice is hoarse. Up ahead on your right, there's Yogi Berra. Listen closely and you'll hear him say, "This is like dej vu all over again." Make that all over again, again, Yogi....

2008-07-14 09:00:35

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Child Protective Services Indicated Report Matter of Frederick G. and Alycia G. v. New York State Central Register TP 07-02699 Transferred from State Supreme Court Background: A parent who was the subject of an indicated report of child maltreatment challenged the finding. After a hearing at which the finding was upheld, the father brought a CPLR article 78 proceeding, which was transferred to the Appellate Division. Ruling: The...

2008-07-11 12:00:00

By J.R. Welsh, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jul. 11--HANCOCK COUNTY -- A new page has turned in a legal battle over whether county supervisors acted properly when they changed the zoning on hundreds of beachfront acres in 2005, allowing for virtually unfettered development. At stake is the future of about 1,000 acres in the Clermont Harbor and Bayou Caddy areas of southwest Hancock County. At the moment, the county's zoning change, which opened up the area for development of high-rise...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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