A New York state appellate panel has thrown out the convictions of a personal injury attorney and his firm, finding that the state presented insufficient evidence the defendants used "steerers" to sign up accident victims or that they coached clients to fabricate injuries. Following a nonjury trial in 2005, Daivery Taylor and his firm, Silverman & Taylor, were found guilty of charges stemming from the alleged conspiracy. Taylor was sentenced to five years of probation and a $5,000 fine and was disbarred.
Attorney's Fraud Conviction Upset Over State's Lack of Evidence
New York Law Journal
October 10, 2008