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Commentary: To better gauge damages, get to know your jury

When it comes to analyzing a jury’s determination of damages, everyone has a theory. After all of the expert preparation, conjecture and plain guesses, in the end jurors often decide according to no formula, with the exact number virtually unpredictable. ...

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Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter

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UPDATE: For years, ex-CIA case officer Jeffrey Sterling was the one under indictment but prosecutors’ primary focus of pursuit was journalist Jeffrey Risen. Prosecutors believed Sterling leaked details to Risen about one of the government’s most closely held secrets: a ...

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Jury finds vet’s rights violated

A Chautauqua Supreme Court jury Thursday found the city of Jamestown Police Department violated the employment rights of a detective by improperly prorating his vacation pay while he repeatedly served as a member of the Air National Guard between 2002 ...

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Jury convicts Nguyen in gun trial

A jury has returned a guilty verdict in the trial of the woman charged with buying the guns a man used to kill two West Webster volunteer firefighters on Christmas Eve 2012. The state Supreme Court jury found 25-year-old Dawn Nguyen of ...

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COA: Jury to decide on broker relationship

A special legal relationship may have existed between a broker and an insured Onondaga County business owner who is suing the broker she claims gave her bad advice. That is up to a jury to decide, according to a majority ...

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Jury set to decide what Samsung owes Apple

SAN JOSE, Calif. — A Silicon Valley jury asked a judge for calculators Tuesday to help it determine how much Samsung Electronics owes Apple for copying key features of the iPhone and iPad. The federal judge presiding  over the patent ...

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Jury should have final say in minimums

WASHINGTON — The High Court says a jury should have the final say on facts that can trigger mandatory minimum sentences in criminal trials. The court on Monday overturned the sentencing in Allen Alleyne’s case in a 5-4 judgment. He ...

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Can jury consider emotional disturbance?

Should it be up to the judge or jury to decide if an extreme emotional disturbance can be used as an affirmative defense in the commission of a crime? James G. Eckert, an assistant Monroe County public defender, thinks it ...

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COA weighing whether acquittal was implied

A unique case is pending before the Court of Appeals which is considering whether an acquittal was implied when a jury considered two inconsistent second-degree murder counts, finding guilty on one and not specifically specifying the other. The defense maintains ...

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Insider trading jury has to start over

NEW YORK CITY — A New York City jury considering the fate of a wealthy hedge fund boss accused of insider trading has been ordered to set aside its week of deliberations and restart its work with a new juror. Federal Judge Richard Holwell dismissed a sick juror ...

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