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Former Horseheads Red Lobster GM speaks out amid race, sex discrimination lawsuit
Binghamton Homepage
October 22, 2021
Miquelle Fountain says she was subjected to years of “discriminatory conduct through racist and sexist harassment” while employed at Red Lobster. Now, she’s speaking out exclusively with 18 News about the conduct she endured working for the restaurant chain, including at their Horseheads location.
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Gov. Cuomo could still face criminal, and/or civil charges
WENY News
August 10, 2021
"As it stands now with what we know, he is being investigated by the Albany County district Attorney's office, along with other district attorney's offices across the state from what we are aware of," says Aubrey Hetznecker, Associate Attorney at Ithaca-based law firm Schlather, Stumbar, Parks & Salk, LLP.
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Fayette resident files civil lawsuit in Seneca County against Cayuga Nation Police’s superintendent, Pathfinder Solutions company
Fingerlakes1.com
February 26, 2021
“If Clint Halftown wants to put these people under his umbrella and claim that this represents the Cayuga Indian Nation, that’s incredibly sad.” Charles Bowman, a Fayette resident, who suffered a brutal beatdown at the hands of Cayuga Nation Police officers around this time last year, has finally filed a civil lawsuit in Seneca County’s Supreme Court of the State of New York on Thursday, Feb. 25.
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Survivors Speak Out After Decades of Silence, Child Victims Act Drawing to a Close
WENY News
July 29, 2021
Over 6,400 people so far filed claims against their abusers under New York States Child Victims Act, which allows people who were sexually abused as children to file a civil suit against their abuser or organization, regardless of how long it has been since the abuse took place.
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Tompkins County police officer arrested for perjury connected to 2019 rape trial
Ithaca Voice
February 6, 2021
“While we are still gathering information on this charge, it raises serious questions about the legitimacy of the defense presented during the criminal trial,” said Aubrey Hetznecker of Schlather, Stumbar, Parks & Salk. “This perjury charge also highlights the vulnerabilities survivors of sexual assault face in the criminal justice system. Our client is eager to pursue her civil suit and hold the perpetrators accountable.”
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