Verdicts & Settlements

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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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 the first degree. While represented by local counsel, the […]

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

$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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Panel Faults Failure to Read Full Contents of Jury Note

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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Child Porn Charges Dismissed

Ostrer & Associates, Marissa Tuohy obtained Appellate Division reversal of Orange County man’s 52 count conviction after trial for possession of sexual performance by a child (child pornography); All charges were later dismissed after case returned to County Court for new trial.

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