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Bill Heltzel

Bill Heltzel has covered criminal justice, courts, government and sports – as a beat reporter and investigative reporter – for daily newspapers in Florida, Indiana, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. He worked for Bloomberg LP in training and sales. He joined The Business Journal in 2016.

White Plains-based Combe sued for $5M for alleged defects in Just...

“The Just For Men hair dyes are more dangerous than an ordinary consumer would expect,” the complaint states.

Investor claims $5.4M forgery in New Rochelle’s Millennia project

The claims are “patently meritless,” said the developers' Manhattan attorney, Jay B. Solomon.

Trustee claims operator of Yonkers school bus company diverted $24.2M

Marlaina Koller used Allways East “as her own personal piggy bank,” the complaint states, “diverting millions of dollars from the (company’s) accounts for herself and other insiders.”

Toll Brothers buys rights to The Collection in White Plains for...

The decision to sell, developer Martin Berger said, is “bittersweet any time you spend five years or more on a project.”

Union laborers challenge county tax help for Hamilton Green project

“We do not believe that investing millions of our tax dollars in this project is a wise or sound decision at the present time,” SEIU official Lenore Friedlaender said.

Unhappy campers challenge Rockland County’s measles-reporting rules

The requirements, ACA executive director Susie Lupert states in a court pleading, “could be devastating to our members’ continued operations in this 2019 summer season and beyond.”

Disabled employee sues Stew Leonard’s for firing after taking 30-minute break

The reason for firing him is “clearly pretextual,” the lawsuit states.

Ascensia sues Reckson for $2.9M over water-damaged Valhalla labs

Ascensia leased 65,000 square feet from Reckson in May 2017 at nearly $1.7 million a year for 11 years.

UPDATE: Estate of suicide victim wants Maryknolls to disclose former priest’s...

The family is asking a court to compel the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers to identify and preserve records of a priest who allegedly sexually assaulted the decedent for eight years when he was a boy.

New Rochelle advances plans for $64M gateway hotel along I-95

“When this happens, it will be completely transformative," Luiz Aragon, commissioner of development said. "It will change how people perceive our city.”

Golf pro Harvey Lannak claims insurer mis-scored him as a smoker

Harvey Lannak discovered he had been classified as a smoker and has been overpaying the semi-annual insurance payments.

Hyundai sues to reclaim eight cars from defunct Taconic Kia dealership

Because the dealership has ceased doing business and motor vehicles can easily be transferred or hidden, Hyundai’s attorney argues, “it is highly probable that (Hyundai) will never be paid.”

Vision Wine Brands sues to stop ex-employees from using trade secrets

Vision Wine Brands LLC of Port Chester sued Skin Contact Wines, Ricardo Castiblanco and John Grammer in Westchester Supreme Court to stop them from using trade secrets.

Hawthorne pharmacy sues Aetna for not paying $3.4M for drugs

“Aetna issued blanket denials of the claims,” the complaint states, “without regard to the medical necessity of the services rendered to its members.”

Stamford accountant pleads guilty to $2M Westchester fraud

Steven Henning produced phony licensing and escrow agreements, purportedly from automobile manufacturers, to dupe his prey into investing.