lawsuit en Anti-fracking group sues NY Department of Health <p></p><p></p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 11:48:44 +0000 Kate O'Connell & Karen DeWitt 44393 at Anti-fracking group sues NY Department of Health Arguments over fracking bans focus on one sentence <p>Oral arguments were completed Thursday in the case that will decide whether New York towns have the right to ban gas drilling. The case comes down to how the panel of four judges will interpret a single sentence. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 16:47:50 +0000 Matt Richmond 35152 at Arguments over fracking bans focus on one sentence Avon fracking ban upheld <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>The town of Avon has become the third community in upstate New York to win a court case over the right to ban fracking operations.</p><p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 20:31:54 +0000 Kate O'Connell 35099 at Avon fracking ban upheld Teachers union files lawsuit challenging the state's property tax cap <p>New York state's largest teachers union has filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s property tax cap, arguing it is unconstitutional. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 06:29:00 +0000 Karen DeWitt 33626 at Three lawsuits target Jefferson County Sheriff's Department <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Three women with the same attorney have filed lawsuits against the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department and members within it for allegations relating to sexual misconduct or harassment.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 13:46:30 +0000 Joanna Richards 29711 at Laurie Fine accuses ESPN of libel <p>The wife of former Syracuse University basketball coach Bernie Fine is suing ESPN. Laurie Fine accused the sports network of libel in a news conference at a resort in Geneva today.</p><p>Fine, flanked by her two daughters, a son-in-law and nephew, told reporters that her life was destroyed after ESPN covered allegations that her husband had sexually abused two ball boys.</p><p> Wed, 16 May 2012 20:15:00 +0000 Ellen Abbott 19381 at Laurie Fine accuses ESPN of libel Attorney for Sheriff's deputy describes alleged harassment on the job in $50 million suit <p>A female Sheriff&#39;s deputy has filed a $50 million lawsuit against the Jefferson County department, over racy photos she says were taken of her as part of an online pedophile investigation. The lawsuit is about to proceed to the next phase, and the deputy and her lawyer are calling for an independent investigation.</p><p> Thu, 03 May 2012 00:39:23 +0000 Joanna Richards 18615 at Sheriff's deputy files suit against Jefferson County department over topless photos <p>A female sheriff&#39;s deputy in Jefferson County filed a $50 million state Supreme Court lawsuit against the department, its leadership and a detective Monday, claiming a male detective took topless photos of her in 2006, saying they were for use in an online pedophile investigation. The suit claims the deputy never learned how the photos were used and the detective failed to return them when she asked for them.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 18 Apr 2012 02:15:26 +0000 Joanna Richards 17774 at