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Buffalo man convicted in drug trial

A federal jury has convicted Julian V. Wade, 27, of Buffalo, of possession with the intent to distribute five grams or more of crack cocaine, being a felon in possession of a firearm and other charges. He faces 20 years to life in prison.

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Accutane suits pile up

Several hundred more lawsuits were filed recently in the New Jersey mass tort against Roche, the maker of acne drug Accutane, alleging that the company failed to adequately warn users of the potential for serious side effects including Crohn’s disease ...

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Judge: Coerced testimony has no role in trial

NEW YORK CITY — A judge presiding over the first civilian trial of a Guantanamo Bay detainee says the government cannot coerce a detainee to provide information for intelligence purposes and then use the evidence for criminal trial purposes.

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Golisano learns court schedule

B. Thomas Golisano has until April 30 to be ready for trial to challenge several of his Ontario County properties’ assessments. Ontario County Supreme Court Justice Frederick G. Reed on Monday signed a scheduling order that also calls ...

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Next Fosamax trial nears

Jury selection in the third Fosamax bellwether trial is slated for Oct. 28 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Timothy O’Brien, a shareholder in Levin, Papantonio, Thomas, Mitchell, Echsner & Proctor in Pensacola, Fla.

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Guantanamo detainee will be tried here

NEW YORK CITY — The first Guantanamo Bay detainee to be prosecuted in a civilian court was cleared for trial Tuesday by a judge who said a two-year interrogation and five-year detention were not grounds for dismissal because they served compelling national security interests.

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Former mortgage exec pleads not guilty to fraud

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A federal judge has set a November 1 trial date for the former head of a major mortgage lending company accused of scheming to steal more than half a billion dollars from the government’s financial bailout fund.

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