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Quality of evidence may be questioned on appeal (8278)

Among the issues that the defense may raise on appeal is the quality of the evidence adduced at trial. Two related but distinct issues may be raised: that the trial evidence was legally insufficient; and, that the verdict of conviction ...

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District judge deems expert testimony admissible

With a personal injury trial scheduled to begin today, U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York Judge Michael A. Telesca ruled on June 7, 2001 that he would allow an expert witness to testify on plaintiff’s behalf. ...

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Quality of evidence may be questioned on appeal

Among the issues that the defense may raise on appeal is the quality of the evidence adduced at trial. Two related but distinct issues may be raised: that the trial evidence was legally insufficient; and, that the verdict of conviction ...

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Adversarial proceeding against bank dismissed (8272)

In another adversary proceeding pertaining to the Yacono bankruptcy, Chief Judge John C. Ninfo II ruled in favor of the defendants, Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A. in his June 8, 2001 decision, granting the motion to dismiss. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court ...

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Rochester Legal Briefs: June 18, 2001 (8274)

Disorderly Conduct Charge Dismissed A defendant’s motion to dismiss the charges of Criminal Possession in the Third Degree and two counts of disorderly conduct is granted in part. “The defendant’s motion to dismiss the indictment is granted with respect to ...

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Adversarial proceeding against bank dismissed

In another adversary proceeding pertaining to the Yacono bankruptcy, Chief Judge John C. Ninfo II ruled in favor of the defendants, Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A. in his June 8, 2001 decision, granting the motion to dismiss. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court ...

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Rochester Legal Briefs: June 18, 2001

Disorderly Conduct Charge Dismissed A defendant’s motion to dismiss the charges of Criminal Possession in the Third Degree and two counts of disorderly conduct is granted in part. “The defendant’s motion to dismiss the indictment is granted with respect to ...

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Conviction reversed due to juror's partiality

Did the defendant in a domestic violence case have a fair jury trial after one of the jurors indicated that she may not have been able to be impartial because of her background in women’s studies? In People v. Marlon ...

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Gender differences in citizenship standards upheld by US Supreme Court

In a five-four split decision, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld 8 U.S.C. § 1409, ruling that the legislative distinction between noncitizen mothers and noncitizen fathers does not violate the equal protection guarantee in that the natural role of the mother ...

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Conviction reversed due to juror's partiality (8265)

Did the defendant in a domestic violence case have a fair jury trial after one of the jurors indicated that she may not have been able to be impartial because of her background in women’s studies≠ In People v. Marlon ...

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Gender differences in citizenship standards upheld by US Supreme Court (8266)

In a five-four split decision, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld 8 U.S.C. § 1409, ruling that the legislative distinction between noncitizen mothers and noncitizen fathers does not violate the equal protection guarantee in that the natural role of the mother ...

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Changes in estate taxation

Congress has passed and sent to the President a new law making sweeping changes to estate taxation. Many of the changes are both welcome and needed. It remains to be seen whether the elimination of the estate tax and its ...

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