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William A. Ruskin: Tip To Jurors: Leave Heroin Stash At Home While Sitting On Case

By William A. Ruskin As reported by the New York Law Journal on September 19, 2013, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Manuel J. Mendez determined in Matter of Esteban v. Department of Education of the City School District of the City of New York , 651904/13, that a high school teacher in a New York...

Thinking About Skipping Out on Jury Duty?

A New York trial court fined a no-show juror $250 for skipping out on his juror responsibilities. The case, Matter of Richard N., 45 Misc. 3d 632, 994 N.Y.S.2d 514, 2014 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 3969, 2014 NY Slip Op 24251 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2014) , involving a motor vehicle accident, commenced a summary jury...