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Court upholds ‘comfort dog’ in court

ALBANY — A midlevel New York court has upheld allowing a therapeutic “comfort dog” to help a girl testify about sexual abuse. The Appellate Division rejected Victor Tohom’s appeal of his 2011 convictions for predatory sexual assault against a child. ...

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Depraved indifference conviction upheld

The conviction of an Onondaga County man in the death of a child stands in a case marking only the second time in more than 10 years that the New York State Court of Appeals has upheld a depraved indifference ...

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Arena’s manslaughter conviction upheld

A man presenting himself as a female witness in a homicide case did not deprive the defendant of her constitutional right to confrontation, an appeals court has found in the case of a Webster woman who drove her car into ...

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New York gun safety laws upheld in court

Five New Yorkers have lost their challenge to a state law that requires applicants for handgun licenses to show a special need for self-protection. The plaintiffs had cited a 2010 Supreme Court decision involving a Chicago handgun ban.

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Attorney’s sanctions upheld

Sanctions against a Buffalo attorney, ordered to pay the cost of medical experts in a personal-injury trial, will stand. The Appellate Division, Fourth Department, unanimously agreed with Monroe County Supreme Court Justice William P. Polito Jr. that Michael T. Hagelin of Hagelin Kent LLC ...

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