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Rhian Jones scheduled to speak on “Best Practices for Initiating and Defending Contempt Proceedings” at Family Law Update 2016

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Rhian Jones, of counsel, is scheduled to speak with Judge Kohout on “Best Practices for Initiating and Defending Contempt Proceedings” at the Family Law Update 2016 Continuing Legal Education Seminar presented by the NYS Defenders Association and the Monroe County Public Defender’s Office. The CLE will be on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the Radisson Hotel Rochester Airport, 175 Jefferson...

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Judge Telesca allows bulk of Freddie Peacock’s constitutional and civil rights claims against City of Rochester to proceed

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  An article was published in today’s New York Law Journal on Judge Michael Telesca’s remarkable decision Peacock vs. City of Rochester, a civil rights action following Mr. Peacock’s wrongful conviction and subsequent exoneration through the efforts of the Innocence Project and ETKS. Mr. Peacock is represented by partner Don Thompson and Neufeld Scheck & Brustin attorneys Nick Brustin and Danielle Hamilton. Western District Judge Michael Telesca ruled that Freddie Peacock may proceed to...

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Federal judge ruled police officer may have fabricated confession that led to imprisonment of Partner Don Thompson’s client and Innocence Project Exoneree Freddie Peacock

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Partner Don Thompson and Nick Brustin of Neufeld Scheck & Brustin comment on District Court Judge Michael Telesca’s decision finding that a “reasonable jury” could conclude that the officer who claimed Freddie Peacock raped a woman in 1976 “concocted (Peacock’s) confession out of whole cloth,” leading to his wrongful conviction.   Read the Democrat and Chronicle article...

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Partner Don Thompson comments on forensics expert Jerry Grant, whose testimony was used to try and secure new trial for Adnan Syed.

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“In February, defense attorneys used the testimony of Rochester-based computer forensics expert Gerald “Jerry” Grant Jr. to try to secure a new trial for Adnan Syed, the man imprisoned for murder and the focus of the phenomenally popular podcast Serial. *  *  *  * ‘He’s completely self-taught and he has a work ethic like nobody else,’ said local defense lawyer Donald Thompson, whose firm, Easton Thompson Kasperek Shiffrin LLP, often uses Grant. ‘He is like one of...

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Murder indictment dismissed

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“A state Supreme Court justice has dismissed the murder charges against two men accused of a May 2015 homicide, deciding that the evidence presented to the grand jury was not strong enough to justify the indictments. Acknowledging that a ‘dismissal of an indictment is an exceptional remedy,’ state Supreme Court Justice Judith Sinclair decided in an April 7 ruling that the charges against Rochester residents Demetrius Bordeaux and Sean Osuna should be dismissed. *   *   *...

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Partner and former Capital Defender Bill Easton scheduled to discuss capital punishment on Connections

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Bill Easton will address capital punishment on Connections with Evan Dawson on WXXI-AM 1370 or WRUR-FM 88.5 in Rochester and WEOS 89.5 FM in Geneva, on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, 12:00-2:00 p.m.   UPDATE: Listen to the radio segment...

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