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Drug Overdose: Is the Injector Responsible for Murder?

In New York State, the answer is “No.”

According to People v. Reeder, decided May 11, 2015 in Seneca County, “injection of heroin into another who subsequently dies is, without proof of additional aggravating factors, legally insufficient to establish a ‘substantial … risk that such result will occur.’” 326 more words

Bienenfeld Blog

The Curse of the In-Person Litigant

I guess I’ve been lucky because I have never had to do a trial where the opposing party acted in person, “pro se”, as they call it in the United States. 676 more words

Family Law

Credit Suisse loses bid to dismiss mortgage case

Credit Suisse has lost an initial legal effort to dismiss a New York lawsuit that accuses the Swiss banking giant of fraud in selling residential mortgage-backed securities before the national recession. 14 more words

Personal Injury Lawyer Stephan R. Krawitz is Indicted for Stealing Over $600,000 From Clients

Personal injury lawyer Stephan R. Krawitz has been indicted by the New York State Supreme Court for stealing over $600,000 from settlements.  He is charged with two counts of Scheme to Defraud in the First Degree, four counts of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree, and 15 counts of Grand Larceny in the Third Degree. 223 more words

Case for Chimpanzee Rights Rejected by Appeals Court

This is from Wired.

For now, common sense has won the day.

But will the New York Supreme Court give in to the insanity?

The plaintiff in a landmark lawsuit seeking legal rights for a chimpanzee has lost his case—for now. 965 more words

NY judge says he wrongfully convicted man because of racial bias

NEW YORK (PIX11)– Former New York Supreme Court Judge Frank Barbaro spoke out several months ago to CNN about a 1999 case that haunted him. The conviction of Donald Kagan for murder. 107 more words