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Criminal Defendant’s Orange County Judgment is Set Aside

People v. Maragh 94 N.Y.2d 569 (2000) The defendant was charged with manslaughter in the first and second degrees in Orange County. The prosecution alleged that he repeatedly assaulted his girlfriend in the abdomen, which caused substantial blood loss and death. It submitted medical evidence, including expert testimony, that the cause of the victim’s death […]

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Individual Lender Wins Appeal

Summary Judgment and Order of Over $600,000 in Attorney’s Fees is Vacated Our client was an experienced real estate developer and investor. He provided funding for numerous projects in which he gave his wife and children ownership interests. Family disputes lead to protracted litigation spanning more than a decade between our client and one of […]

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Dog Bite Victim Wins Appeal

Our client, a 10-year-old boy, was viciously attacked by a dog at the home of a classmate. The classmate’s mother brought the child and her son to their home to work on a school project. When they arrived, the dog was chained outside the house. This was the first time our client had been to […]

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Ben Ostrer Named to the New York Commission on Forensic Science

Governor Cuomo has appointed Ben Ostrer to New York State’s Commission on Forensic Science. The 14-member commission, which develops minimum standards and accreditation programs for all of the state’s forensic laboratories, includes two members of the criminal defense bar – one private practice attorney and one public defender. Mr. Ostrer fills the private practice attorney […]

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People vs Thomson

Criminal Defendant’s Saratoga County Judgment is Vacated on Appeal People v. Thomson The defendant allegedly stole a vehicle and led police on a high-speed chase across Albany and Saratoga Counties, which ended when he drove the vehicle into occupied police cars. He was indicted in both counties, where charges against him included attempted murder in […]

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