Joel Stashenko

New York Introduces Household Chemical Disclosure Requirement

Joel Stashenko

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the law would be the first state regulation in the U.S. requiring home cleaning chemical manufacturers to make a complete listing of product ingredients available to consumers on the companies' websites.

State's Highest Court Agrees to Hear Appeal of Goldman Sachs Coder

Joel Stashenko

New York's highest court will hear an appeal of a lower court's reinstatement of the conviction of former Goldman Sachs & Co. computer programmer Sergey Aleynikov for allegedly stealing the investment bank's source code.

Autonomous Vehicle Testing Gets Green Light in NY

Joel Stashenko

New York's new state budget waives a state law prohibiting the operation of driverless vehicles as part of controlled testing that Gov. Andrew Cuomo hopes will grow an industry in autonomous automobile technology.

Judge Says NYC Security Check Resulted in Civilian's Unfair Dismissal

Joel Stashenko

A civilian employee was unfairly banned from Rikers Island after eight years as a substance abuse counselor based on an illegal review of his past criminal record, a judge has ruled.

Long-Time Albany County DA Greenberg Is Dead

Joel Stashenko

Sol Greenberg, who became one of the longest-serving district attorneys in New York during his 25 years as chief prosecutor in Albany County, has died.

Criminal Conviction Needed for Attorney Misconduct Finding, Magistrate Judge Says

Joel Stashenko

A client dissatisfied with her attorneys' work in a personal injury case cannot bring a legal misconduct claim under state Judiciary Law because the lawyers were not also convicted of a crime related to that representation, Western District Magistrate Judge Hugh Scott concluded.

Albany Law to Honor Former Agriculture Secretary Vilsack

Joel Stashenko

Albany Law School will honor Thomas Vilsack, the former Iowa governor and U.S. agriculture secretary, with the top award it gives annually to an alumnus.

Appeals Granted in NYPD Body Camera Footage Case

Joel Stashenko

A trial judge has given permission to both sides in a dispute over public release of footage from body cameras worn by New York City Police Department officers to appeal questions about the case to the Appellate Division.

Woman Cannot Assert Custody Rights Over Child Adopted by Ex-Partner, Judge Rules

Joel Stashenko

While a woman discussed adopting a child and being parents jointly with her same-sex partner when they were together, the agreement did not survive their breakup, a judge ruled.

Organ Donor Network Records Not Protected by HIPAA, Judge Rules

Joel Stashenko

The New York Organ Donor Network may not shield records it holds about four patients a former network official contends may not have been dead when their organs were harvested, a state judge ruled.

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