Corasanti Civil Trial Postponed Until Next Year

BUFFALO, NY- The civil trial in the case of Dr. James Corasanti has been postponed until January 2015.

Corasanti was convicted of common law DWI after he struck and killed Amherst teenager Alix Rice in July 2011. However Corasanti was not convicted of some of the more serious charges he was facing, including vehicular manslaughter.

The civil trial was originally scheduled to start in March, but was then later delayed until August.

Attorney Terry Connors, who is representing the family of Alix Rice in this matter, says the delay has to do with appeals filed on a ruling that gives Corasanti's attorney access to some of Rice's medical and counseling records. Connors says such access violates the state's mental hygiene law.

Jury selection is scheduled to start on January 5, with opening statements to begin on January 12.


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