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$500,000.00 Settlement For Orange County Man Involved In An Accident

April 6, 2017 - B.B. v. B.W. Orange County Index # 4170/2015

$500,000.00 Settlement for a 55 year old Orange County man involved in an accident while riding his motorcycle suffering a fractured humerus, requiring surgery. The matter was mediated before Leonard Kessler in advance of a trial date. Evidence relating to damages was presented by David Darwin on behalf of our client.

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Charges Against County Court Judge Dismissed

Adapted from Multiple News Sources, March 8, 2017

Delaware County Family Court Judge Gary Rosa dismissed a family offense petition filed last fall against his colleague, Sullivan County Court Judge Frank LaBuda, by LaBuda’s brother, Peter. The petition alleged a series of offenses against the judge, including harassment, assault, menacing and reckless endangerment. Rosa found that Peter Labuda, 71, did not cause the […]

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Ben Ostrer Would Rather Talk About Reform

The Chronicle, February 25, 2016

By Ginny Privitar Chester ‘super lawyer’ gets another honor, but in the face of injustice, he won’t be resting on his laurels Orange County District Attorney Dave Hoovler called Ostrer “a highly skilled litigator who’s down to earth with a big heart.” He added that not many people know Ostrer was a star football player. […]

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Heather Yakin: Some Words of Precaution, Some of Congratulations

Times Herald Record, January 26, 2016

by Heather Yakin In mid-January, parents in Liberty were greeted with the news that there was a probable case of pertussis at the high school. This week, Goshen parents learned a student at Scotchtown Elementary had been treated for a confirmed case of the illness, also known as whooping cough. Well, batten down the hatches […]

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Panel Faults Failure to Read Full Contents of Jury Note

May 2016

A new trial was ordered for a man serving up to 39 years in prison on drug and weapons charges because the trial judge was found to have improperly handled a note from jurors. Read More from the New York Law Journal Read More from the New York Law Journal

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