The Court of Appeals ruled that while changes in the music industry over the past 53 years have tended to make the copyright renewal Duke Ellington signed in 1961 and similar contracts more favorable to music publishers, "clear and unambiguous" provisions govern EMI's obligations to Ellington's grandson and the composer's other survivors.
People of the State of New York Ex Rel. Amy Swenson, Esq. on Behalf of Mario Mendoza, Defendant v. Joseph Ponte, Commissioner of the Department of Correction, Respondent, 14652/2014
NYC Department of Correction May Not Hold Inmates Beyond the End of Their Sentences Based on Requests From Immigration Authorities
Failure to appeal bars the legal malpractice action only where the client was likely to have succeeded on appeal in the underlying action.