Appellate Practice

CPLR 5601(a)—Appellate Division Dissent

, New York Law Journal


In their Appellate Practice column, Thomas R. Newman and Steven J. Ahmuty, Jr. examine 'Reis v. Volvo,' which was appealed as of right based on two dissents in the Appellate Division on a question of law in favor of the appellant. Although the Court of Appeals disagreed with the Appellate Division dissent concerning the impropriety of one aspect of the jury instructions, it nevertheless reversed and ordered a new trial on the basis of its further disagreement with the majority concerning another aspect of the charge.

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