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Mealey's Toxic Tort/Environmental - 2nd Circuit Again Upsets Asbestos Scheme Verdict Against Former New York Speaker

NEW YORK - Jury instructions failed to convey that an alleged bribery scheme involving asbestos case referrals must include an understanding of the specific topic on which the quid pro quo is to take place, a Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel said Jan. 21 in partially reversing the conviction of former New York Speaker Sheldon Silver (United States, et al. v. Sheldon Silver, No. 18-2380, 2nd Cir., 2020 U.S. App. LEXIS 1737).
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