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FOIL Claims Denied By Federal Court

In a case where the plaintiff requested documents from the Clerk of the City of Niagara Falls under New York’s Freedom of Information Law (FOIL), the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York determined there was no ...

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Doctor's Aiding, Abetting Conviction Stands

A licensed physician can be prosecuted under Education Law &#167 6512(1) for aiding and abetting an unauthorized individual in the unlawful practice of medicine. This was the finding of New York State’s highest court in two cases: People v. Ana ...

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Campaign For Justice Benefits Three Legal Services Programs

The offices of Ward, Norris, Heller & Reidy, LLP were buzzing with activity three nights this week as dozens of volunteers spent their evenings telephoning colleagues in the legal community for pledges in the annual fundraising effort that benefits three ...

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Evidence Of Prior Drug Sale 'Harmless'

In a case where a jury found the petitioner, Douglas Little, guilty of criminal sale of a controlled substance, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York determined despite the trial court’s error in allowing the jury ...

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Defendant Challenges Counselor Testimony

Where the defendant allegedly violated the terms of his probation, a counselor’s testimony regarding the defendant’s sex offender treatment information is not barred by HIPAA or CPLR &#167 4504. In People v. Ryan Bercume, the defendant objected to the testimony ...

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Legal Service Providers, Volunteers Recognized At Awards Luncheon

Ideals of helping others and ambition to make a difference are frequently cited as key motivations in law school admission applications. Luckily, many law graduates not only act on those objectives, but make a lifetime commitment to serving their communities. ...

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Evidence Of Prior Drug Sale 'Harmless' (7)

In a case where a jury found the petitioner, Douglas Little, guilty of criminal sale of a controlled substance, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York determined despite the trial court’s error in allowing the jury ...

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