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People v. Victor

Criminal Defendant Wins Conviction Dismissal and Judgment Reversal in NY Court of Appeals Case People v. Victor The defendant was convicted in the County Court of Chenango County of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the second and third degrees, conspiracy in the second degree, and criminal possession of a weapon in the second […]

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Ben Ostrer Receives New York State Bar Association Outstanding Pro Bono Volunteer Award

Founder of Ostrer & Associates, P.C., Ben Ostrer, was recently honored by the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) for his pro bono work. As Sharon Stern Gerstman, President of the NYSBA, recently stated, volunteer representation is at the very heart of the association. While the New York Rules of Professional Conduct encourage all lawyers […]

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Ben Ostrer Receives New York State Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Charles F. Crimi Memorial Award

Ben Ostrer was honored by the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) for his criminal defense work. The NYSBA’s Criminal Justice Section presented Mr. Ostrer with the Charles F. Crimi Memorial Award. The prestigious award recognizes the professional career of a private practice defense attorney that embodies the highest ideals of the¬†Criminal Justice Section. “I […]

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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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