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  • Sealing of Garner Grand Jury Records Is Upheld

    A Brooklyn appellate court refused to unseal the Eric Garner grand jury records Wednesday, finding the applicants pressing for disclosure failed to meet their legal burden to compel the opening of presumptively secret proceedings.

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  • Guilty Verdict in Murder Case Stands Despite Juror's Texts

    Although a juror violated repeated warnings by exchanging texts with her friends about a highly publicized murder case, her comments did not reveal bias or misconduct that merited setting aside the guilty verdict, an Onondaga County Court judge has ruled.

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  • Law Journal Seeks Nominations for Pro Bono, Public Service

    The New York Law Journal is soliciting nominations for Lawyers Who Lead by Example, public service-minded attorneys who have made an outstanding contribution to their community by working toward improving the courts, the laws or the profession, and/or by providing free legal services to low- and moderate-income New Yorkers.

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  • Prosecutors Ask High Court to Review Insider Trading Ruling

    The Department of Justice has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a Second Circuit ruling that said the government failed to show two defendants knew that the people from whom they received non-public information had "disclosed confidential information in exchange for a personal benefit."

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  • Panel Finds Insufficient Probe of Prospective Juror's Biases

    A trial judge's failure to thoroughly question a prospective juror who suggested she might be biased against a defendant in a child-killing case led a divided Third Department to reverse the defendant's conviction and order a new trial Thursday.

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  • Plaintiff Fee Award in Protracted Wage and Hour Case Affirmed

    Attorney fees in a wages-and-hours case that were double the damages awarded to the plaintiffs were "amply supported" by the defendants' litigation tactics, the Second Circuit ruled Wednesday.

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  • Trio of Witnesses Testify About Dewey's Finances, Accounting

    The trial of three former executives of the now-defunct Dewey & LeBoeuf moved at a faster pace Thursday with three witnesses taking the stand before a 1 p.m. lunch break.

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  • Tightened Regulations Challenge Foreclosure Law Firms

    Nearly eight years after the subprime mortgage crisis violently shook the U.S. economy, law firms representing lenders and servicers in foreclosure actions are continuing to feel aftershocks that are sometimes fatal.

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  • Judge Denies Habeas Writ for Two Chimpanzees

    Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe said Thursday that while the campaign by the Nonhuman Rights Project to have chimps recognized as possessing the legal rights of humans might succeed in the future, she must rule against issuing the writ.

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  • Suit Filed Over Retracted Rolling Stone Rape Article

    Three University of Virginia graduates have brought a defamation suit in the Southern District against Rolling Stone, asserting the magazine's now-retracted article about an alleged gang rape at a campus fraternity had a devastating effect on their reputation.

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