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Fourth Department reversal of partner Bill Easton’s trial case

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“A state appeals court has ordered a new trial for a woman charged with manslaughter and assault due to faulty jury instructions by the presiding judge. The Appellate Division, Fourth Department, ruled unanimously that Monroe County Supreme Court Justice Francis Affronti erred when he refused a defense request to charge the jury at Nancy James’ 2012 trial on the justification defense of the use of deadly physical force.”   Read the entire article published...

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Don Thompson comments on the Monroe County District Attorney’s proposed conviction integrity unit

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“Local attorney Donald Thompson, who has been involved in the reversal of several murder convictions in Monroe County, said New York is lagging behind other states by not mandating the videotaping of interrogations — which police sometimes do in Monroe County — and adjusting witness identification procedures to acknowledge the weaknesses of past processes. ‘Sometimes it’s not good to be one of the 13 colonies,’ he said. ‘We do things because we always have done...

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ETKS announces its expansion in The Daily Record

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“The Easton Thompson Kasperek Shiffrin law firm has announced its first expansion since being founded in 2008. Partners William Easton, Don Thompson, Larry Kasperek and Brian Shiffrin have been joined by Rhian Jones, who is officially ‘of counsel,’ now working within the firm’s offices in Suite 243 in the Powers Building, 16 W. Main St. Recent Syracuse University School of Law graduate Danielle Wild, who interned at the firm in the summer of 2014,...

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