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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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New Trial Ordered for OC Man Convicted of 52 Counts Related to Child Pornography

Adapted from the Times Herald Record, July 3, 2014

by Heather Yakin GOSHEN —A Walden man has won a new trial on charges he possessed child pornography. An appeals court Wednesday reversed the felony conviction of Philip Naran, 27, convicted in Orange County Court of 52 counts of possessing a sexual performance by a child. He was sentenced to two years in prison, and […]

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Jenack victory in New York Court of Appeals

The New York Law Journal, December 17, 2013

By John Caher ALBANY – The State Court of Appeals reached back to an 1834 decision to determine that the successful absentee bidder on a 19th century Russian artifact cannot get out of his $400,000 bid just because the seller was identified by a number rather than a name. In a 7-0 reversal of a […]

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