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Plain Statistics and Common Sense Doomed “Stop and Frisk”

In a landmark decision issued this morning, Southern District of New York Judge Shira Scheindlin struck down as “unconstitutional as applied” the NYPD’s “Stop and Frisk” policy. The decision is the culmination of a nearly four month non-jury trial before Judge Scheindlin in which both sides relied upon statistics and anecdotal evidence to try and […]

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Lawyer’s Failure to Safeguard Documents Brings Hefty Penalty

Often in Federal litigation and state commercial litigation, certain documents are marked “confidential” so that the parties know that while they have to be exchanged through the course of the case, they are not to be given to third parties or used outsider the litigation in any way. In some cases, an entire court file […]