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Court of Appeals finds peeping was stealth

A Gates woman videotaped naked while in the upstairs bathroom of her home had a reasonable expectation of privacy from the neighbor who filmed her through a small window in her front door, the state’s highest court finds. The Court ...

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Delayed disclosure results in new trial

Delayed disclosure of a 911 recording of a 2008 shooting report deprived a Rochester man of a fair trial, an appellate court has found. The delay prevented William T. Carver Jr.’s defense attorney from using the tape at his 2008 ...

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Appeals court could restrict Apple monitor’s duties

NEW YORK — Federal appeals judges suggested Tuesday they may let a court monitor get back to reviewing Apple’s antitrust procedures but only after limiting his duties. A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral ...

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COA: Does ‘welcome’ adequately extend right?

A Jefferson County man convicted of second-degree attempted murder claims his conviction should be reversed because his trial counsel’s waiver of his right to attend sidebar conferences was not made in his presence or put on the record. Gunther J. ...

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Court rejects liability for STD disclosure

ALBANY — New York’s highest court said an upstate medical clinic isn’t liable for a nurse revealing a man’s sexually transmitted disease to his girlfriend since it was outside her duties and violated clinic policy. Identified as John Doe in ...

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Imprisoned former doctor loses latest appeal

The sentencing of a former West Seneca doctor, convicted of poisoning his wife, was defective under a 1998 law, but the remedy under an amended law was not, the Court of Appeals has ruled. The court Thursday rejected yet another ...

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Fourth Department: Murder conviction stands for local man

Evidence presented at two trials was enough to convict a Rochester man of second-degree murder, an appeals court has found, although the jury did not reach a verdict at his first trial. The Appellate Division, Fourth Department concluded if a ...

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Court upholds ‘Miranda’ emergency waiver

A murder conviction will stand against a Genesee County man denied an attorney and questioned under the “emergency doctrine.” The Court of Appeals has found police were justified under the emergency doctrine to question Scott F. Doll, 51, before reading ...

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