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Labor Law §240: Carrow v. Bogard

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Labor Law §240 Carrow v. Bogard 1618 Appealed from Supreme Court, Erie County Background: The plaintiff commenced the Labor Law and common-law negligence action seeking damages for injuries he suffered while erecting trusses on a pole ...

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False Instruments: People v. Taylor

New York State Court of Appeals False Instruments People v. Taylor No. 2 Appealed from the Second Department Background: The defendant law offices were convicted, following a non-jury trial in Nassau County Court, of four counts of offering a false ...

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ADR: Sweringen v. New York State Dispute Resolution Association

U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York ADR Deceptive Practices — Conflict of Interest Sweringen v. New York State Dispute Resolution Association 05-CV-428 Judge Mordue Background: NYSDRA is a nonprofit professional membership organization that provides dispute resolution services. In 2004, ...

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Grand Jury: People v. Jeffery  

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Grand Jury Reinstatement of Indictment People v. Jeffery KA 08-01836 Appealed from Monroe County Court Background: In a felony DWI indictment, the county court inspected the grand jury minutes and dismissed the indictment. The basis for ...

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Suppression of Statement: People v. Pollard

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Suppression of Statement Computer Voice Stress Analysis People v. Pollard KA 08-01270 Appealed from Supreme Court, Onondaga County Background: The defendant submitted to a computer voice stress analysis and later made inculpatory statements to the police. ...

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Unjust Conviction: Warney v. State

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Unjust Conviction Civil Damages Warney v. State CA 08-02261 Appealed from the Court of Claims Background: Douglas Warney was wrongfully convicted of murder and served years in prison. His conviction was vacated based on newly-found DNA ...

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Speedy Trial: People v. Price

New York State Court of Appeals Speedy Trial People v. Price No. 7 Appealed from the Second Department Background: On Feb. 2, 2006, the defendant was arraigned in Suffolk County on a felony complaint charging him with attempted disseminating indecent ...

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ADA: Weigand v. Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority

U.S. District Court, Western District of New York ADA Weigand v. Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority 03-CV-794 Judge Skretny Background: The plaintiff alleges he was discriminated against on the basis of a disability, and terminated from his position as a bus ...

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Securities: Operating Local 649 v. Smith Barney Fund Management LLC

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit Securities Operating Local 649 v. Smith Barney Fund Management LLC 07-5125-cv Appealed from the Southern District of New York Background: Plaintiff-appellant Operating Local 649 Annuity Trust Fund appeals from a district court judgment that ...

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