At bottom, all that was needed for the manslaughter charge to be sustained was for the People to satisfy its elements. That is, that defendant was 'aware of and consciously disregard[ed] a substantial and unjustifiable risk that [death] [would] occur . . . The risk [being] of such nature and degree that disregard thereof constitute[d] a gross deviation from the standard of conduct that a reasonable person would observe in the situation' ... . The question then becomes whether the People presented sufficient evidence to establish that defendant consciously disregarded the risk that [the addicts] would die as a result of his prescribing practices. ...People v. Stan XuHui Li, 2017 N.Y. Slip Op. 08438, First Dept 11-30-17
Tuesday, December 26, 2017
Doctor who operated a Pill Mill for persons addicted to opioids convicted of Manslaughter for overdose deaths
Monday, December 18, 2017
If Buying Gift Cards, Read the Fine Print
The cards may have terms and conditions that can decrease their value. These may include charging:
• Service fees when the card is purchased;For more on how to protect gift card recipients click here.
• Dormancy fees if the gift card is not used within a certain period of time;
• Fees to call and check the balance remaining on the card; and
• Replacement fees for lost or stolen gift cards.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
New York State Court of Appeals holds that juries must be charged on cross-racial indentification
The ruling comes in the case of People v Otis Boone.
Monday, December 11, 2017
Seneca County, Towns of Covert and Ovid: Notice of Public Hearing
The purpose of the public hearing is to hear commons on the 2018 Fire/Ambulance agreement between the Town of Covert, Town of Ulysses and Town of Ovid.
All interested person will be given an opportunity to be heard.
For more information, click the image.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Seneca County Sheriff warns of scams
Holiday season is also scam season. Scammers will call, email or mail communications that are false in order to steal from the recipients.
They often pose as sweepstakes officials, police, IRS agents and even representatives of
Recently a call was received in Waterloo from a scammer posing as a cable T.V. and internet provider.
The callers ultimately try to obtain personal information such as dates of birth, social security numbers, account numbers, etc. They may also try and get you to send money and offer “to good to be true” deals.
The sheriff warns all citizens to be wary of these scams and to report any suspicious calls to law enforcement as soon as possible. Scammers can be very persistent; if you give them even partial information it can trigger more calls.
Monday, December 4, 2017
New York Court System Releases Report on Status, Reforms
It provides an update on the "Excellence Initiative," to streamline caseloads in the New York court system.
The also includes a summary ofAccess to Justice Program and volunteer attorney activities, the Pro Bono Scholars Program, and efforts to support specialty courts.
Finally, the document contains a section on caseload activity of the entire court system.
The complete report can be found here.