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  • DMV Rejection of Licence Plate Found Reasonable

    New York's Department of Motor Vehicles acted reasonably and within its authority when it refused to issue a "Choose Life" license plate because it feared being seen as taking sides in the volatile abortion debate, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled.

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  • Police Lacked Reason to Search Wrong Man, Circuit Finds

    A police officer's claim that he acted reasonably when he searched the wrong man because the man resembled a robbery suspect has been rejected by a federal appeals court.

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  • Judge Rejects Proposal to Sell Development Rights to Farm

    In a dispute over a long-held family farm, a judge has refused to construe state laws on court-ordered property sales to permit the sale of development rights.

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  • Tree Cutter Loses Bid for Scaffold Law Protection

    Liability for a worker's injuries under the state's so-called Scaffold Law does not extend, as a general rule, to tree cutting and removal jobs, a state appeals court has affirmed.

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  • Brooklyn Prosecutor Denies Misconduct in Murder Case

    A Brooklyn prosecutor has disputed allegations of wrongdoing in opposing a man's effort to vacate his 2005 murder conviction.

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  • No Requirement to Weigh Lesser Penalty, Panel Says

    Judges are not under an affirmative obligation to consider whether defendants should receive indeterminate sentences for crimes they maintain were committed in response to physical, sexual or psychological abuse, an upstate appellate court ruled Thursday.

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  • Nassau Lawyers Award

    The Nassau Lawyers' Association of Long Island presented its William J. Gitelman Award to Nassau County Administrative Judge Thomas Adams, center, at the group's annual dinner dance on Wednesday at the Carltun at Eisenhower Park

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  • Circuit Backs Injunction On Distribution of New Drug

    A federal appeals court has rejected a drug manufacturer's appeal and affirmed a judge's order that Actavis PLC keep distributing its widely used Alzheimer's medication until after its patent expires this summer.

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  • Criminal Fraud Trial to Begin for Former Dewey Executives

    Fourteen months after their indictment and two years after their firm failed, three former Dewey & LeBoeuf leaders will face a jury before Acting Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Robert Stolz Tuesday morning.

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  • Discovery of Medical Records in the Age of HIPAA Protections

    Brian C. Mardon and Stephen A. Iannacone discuss the contentious issue of disclosure of privileged, or unrelated medical records and conclude: "the ongoing struggle between liberal disclosure and protection of privacy rights will continue to cause new and unusual problems for the personal injury litigator into the foreseeable future."

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