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$1.4M verdict upheld against day trader Tomas Leszczynski

“The jury’s verdict was not contrary to the weight of evidence,” a four-justice panel of the Second Appellate Division ruled Sept. 30.

Judge dismisses White Plains lawyer’s ‘ambulance chaser’ defamation lawsuit

Justice Terry Jane Ruderman found the phrase “ambulance chaser” imprecise, subjective and non-provable.

Judge rules for Concordia College in 2 of 3 retaliation claims

Disclosure of confidential patient information could present a significant threat to the health of a patient, the judge said. In a sexual abuse case, for instance, the patient could react in an extreme or dangerous manner.

Maryknolls don’t have to reveal priest records yet, judge rules

“Nothing before the court establishes the claim that the requested pre-action disclosure is necessary,” Justice Terry Jane Ruderman ruled July 23.

Joseph Spiezio ordered to pay $2.3M for taking CT trash company’s...

Westchester Supreme Court Justice Terry Jane Ruderman entered the judgment July 15 in favor of Can Man Carting LLC of Norwalk and Andris Kurins of Westport.

Anti-developer hyperbole is OK, court rules in Ossining case

An appellate court ruled that calling a developer a criminal or vampire is hyperbole, not an assertion of fact, and is protected speech.

Cappelli company wins ruling for $250K mechanic’s lien

Cappelli’s lien “is not entirely invalid on its face,” the judge ruled in denying Old Post Road Associates’ petition to discharge the lien.

Westchester judge finds doctor’s noncompete agreement too restrictive

“It is far from clear,” Justice Terry Jane Ruderman wrote, how a physician’s assistant “provides the type of unique services contemplated by 'learned profession' cases."

$1 million rape verdict goes to psychologist’s bankruptcy case

A jury ruled that William Knack raped a patient and awarded nearly $1 million to the woman.

Riveredge Trailer Park residents sue Cortlandt to stop evictions

The lawsuit claims that the town wants to evict the tenants so it can convert the property to other commercial uses.