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Be Vigilant When It Comes to Deposition Corrections - In his Complex Litigation column, Michael Hoenig writes: At first blush, many litigators on both sides possibly view the practice of offering corrections to deposition transcripts as a kind of vanilla ministerial function. A passive, uninterested approach to the other side's proffer of deposition errata sheets, however, is not only neglectful, it is unwise. When errata sheets are ruled to be failures, what's left is the sworn "uncorrected" testimony, which can prove fatal to a litigant's case.

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City to Receive $2 Million for Jail Reduction Programs - The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced Wednesday that the two-year grant for New York City was part of nearly $25 million awarded to 20 cities, counties or states to fund programs aimed at cutting unnecessary incarcerations.

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Court of Appeals Judges to Speak at Albany Law - The seven judges on the state Court of Appeals will discuss their work and the court on April 26 at Albany Law School.

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Former Nassau Prosecutor Will Head John Jay Institute - The recently formed Institute for Innovation in Prosecution has tapped Meg Reiss, a former top-ranking Nassau County prosecutor, as its executive director.

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The Effectiveness of Non-Reliance Provisions - In their Corporate Litigation column, Joseph M. McLaughlin and Yafit Cohn write: While a non-reliance provision that is not boilerplate, but is instead the product of negotiation between sophisticated parties dealing at arm's length, may negate claims of reasonable reliance on extra-contractual representations, Delaware courts have in some cases sustained fraud claims based on extra-contractual information despite a non-reliance provision. A recent Delaware Court of Chancery decision reconciles at least some of these decisions

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Big Firm Vets Start New Careers, Plus More Lateral Moves - Two longtime Am Law 100 partners start post-legal careers; Kirkland & Ellis hires in Germany; Orrick grows in Europe; Reed Smith makes moves amid merger talks; White & Case goes to Boston; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

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Two Big Firm Vets Start New Careers, Plus More Lateral Moves - Two longtime Am Law 100 partners start post-legal careers; Kirkland & Ellis hires in Germany; Orrick grows in Europe; Reed Smith makes moves amid merger talks; White & Case goes to Boston; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

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Jury Award Against Officers for Excessive Force Is Reinstated - An appeals court reinstated $1.8 million of a $4 million jury verdict against New York City and two of its police officers that had been cut to $350,000 by a trial judge in an excessive force case Tuesday.

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Startups Take Root In New York, and Law Firms Take Notice - As New York's so-called Silicon Alley asserts itself, big firms are responding by hiring lawyers who work with emerging companies based on the East Coast.

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Judge Who Will Sentence Ex-Officer Has 'Steady Hand' - Judges, defense lawyers and former colleagues say Acting Justice Danny Chun the state court system's first Korean-American judge is fair, has a sharp knowledge of the law and keeps an even keel on the bench. But the judge will be scrutinized as never before when he pronounces sentence on Peter Liang.
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