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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.

IRS $2.9M Hudson Valley estate tax case survives legal challenge

The government sufficiently alleged that Carla Marin “engaged in self-dealing of estate assets for her own personal benefit,” Briccetti found, “thereby depriving the estate of significant rental income.”

Neighbors sue Yorktown over garden center’s ‘secret’ site plan

“This is a case about the town board catering to special interests,” the complaint states, “by illegally granting site plan approval to Garden Supply in a clandestine manner.”

Jägermeister tells clothing company not cool to trademark ‘kühl’

A trademark should not be used, Jägermeister argues, to prevent a subsidiary of a German company from selling a product with a German name that uses a common German word to describe and advertise itself.

East Fishkill Fire District sues over glitches in $1M ladder truck

“The defects related to the truck’s bucket and ladder have rendered the truck absolutely useless” the complaint states, “for its intended purpose of being used in rescue operations.”

Rockland’s Chartwell Pharma says FDA delays cost it $1M

“It is incomprehensible,” the complaint states, that Woodfield “would have so little regard for Chartwell, as its customer, and … efforts at bringing the product to market.”

Hudson Valley publisher accused of not paying $843,984 in taxes

“I don’t know anything about it,” William Grogg responded in a brief telephone interview. “I haven’t gotten a copy of it. I haven’t been notified. I haven’t heard from the IRS for years. … I assumed it had all been taken care of.”

Diamond Properties accuses sports memorabilia firm of judgment-proofing its rent

“Photo File became a judgment proof shell and ceased operations as a separate entity,” according to complaint, “leaving it with no ability to pay any of its obligations to DP21.”

Responsibility for maintaining Doral Arrowwood in limbo

“Due to the lack of funding,” receiver Kirby D. Payne stated in a Dec. 24 affidavit, the property “is in dire financial condition."

House foreclosure entangles chef Bonnie Saran’s ‘Little’ eateries

As of December, according to the complaint, Little Bonnie had failed to pay $29,124 in real estate taxes for two years and the December mortgage payment.

Couple sues Wells Fargo to honor reduced price sale of damaged...

The Gordons “have been ready, willing and able to complete this transaction and purchase of property,” the complaint states. “However, in light of the casualty losses the property sustained … the purchase price of the property must be reduced.”

White Plains Honda says Continuum construction has created a hazard in...

The work was not done in accord with sound construction practices, the dealership states in a Dec. 26 amended complaint, and with “brazen disregard for the safety of persons employed by White Plains Honda … and members of the public on or about the defendants’ apartment buildings and the project site.”

Joint venture sues New Rochelle’s Greens at Cherry Lawn partner for...

“As a result of an investigation,” the complaint states, “it was learned that Weinberg personally siphoned millions of dollars from the project.”

AAA Carting says Pelham steered more expensive contract to competitor

“The acceptance of the higher bid is a needless waste of taxpayers’ money and is not justified,” according to the complaint filed Jan. 3. in Westchester Supreme Court.

Bankruptcy judge zeroes out Hudson Valley man’s $221K student debt

“This court will not participate in perpetuating these myths,” Morris stated in a Jan. 7 decision. “Rather, this court will apply the Brunner test as it was originally intended.”

Lawyer loses $136,000 fee for flouting family court rules

"Actions such as Mr. Molbert’s … are so inimical to, or at least incompatible with, the rule of law as to require the forfeiture of then-unbilled fees and expenses as a check against such actions ever being taken.”