The Cuomo administration is fighting an attempt by a legal services group with federal oversight responsibility to obtain complete investigative reports about alleged abuse of the disabled and mentally ill in state care.
Attorney Dwane Smith was sentenced Wednesday for his role in an alleged conspiracy to bribe a Criminal Justice Agency employee for referrals of low-level arrestees who could afford private counsel.
The New York Law Journal's Rising Stars project recognizes the region's most promising lawyers who are 40 years old or younger, innovators who have wielded influence in their practice areas in New York and beyond.
Federal prosecutors say a Long Island man filed bogus liens against three Suffolk County judges as payback for adverse rulings in a foreclosure action against him.
The New York County Lawyers Association hosted a reception Monday to honor newly elected and appointed members of the judiciary.
A 3-1 appeals court upheld the denial of counsel fees to the wife in a divorce case, finding that it had to decide the issue under the Domestic Relations Law that existed at the time the divorce action was filed in August 2010 and not the amended statute that took effect in October 2010.
NYSARC Inc., a nonprofit supporting individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families, has promoted Kathryn Jerian to general counsel, along with news from law firms.
A judge rebuffed an attorney's fee application submitted more than a month after putting on the record a divorce settlement that said the husband and wife would be responsible for fees and costs.
A federal judge on Tuesday ordered Albany County to redraw the lines of its county legislature to create a new district where minority voters are in the majority, finding that current lines dilute the voting strength of blacks in violation of the federal Voting Rights Act.
Violations by Platinum Pleasures, in the absence of a finding of willfulness, did not warrant the cancellation of its liquor license, the First Department ruled over a dissent that said the "maxim that ignorance of the law is no excuse applies in the context of article 78 proceedings."
Fed up with massive pleadings filled with irrelevance and redundancy, a federal judge has ordered the lawyers in a franchise dispute to scale their offerings way back.
The state Senate confirmed 12 men and women Tuesday to new or renewed terms as Court of Claims judges following their nominations by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, including that of Juanita Bing Newton, the dean of the New York State Judicial Institute.
Order signed; 2014-184/B -Estate of May Feldman: Order signed; 710A1995/A -Estate of Ayuna King
ESTATE OF VERONICA RADELLANT, Deceased, (10/1906/C);
GENET CASIMIR, ap, v. JAMAL MUSTAFA, res — Appeal from an order of the Supreme Court, Kings County, dated August 13, 2014.
NEIL SENIOR, ap, v. GABRIEL FREIDMAN, res — Appeal from an order of the Supreme Court, Queens County, dated September 4, 2014.
14616. &PEOPLE, M-666res, v. CORY GOODWIN, def-ap — Seymour W. James, Jr., The Legal Aid Society, New York (Andrienne M. Gantt of counsel), for ap — Robert T. Johnson, District Attorney, Bronx (Eric C. Washer of counsel), for res — Order, Supreme Court, Bronx County (Ethan Greenberg, J.), entered on or about April 16, 2012, which adjudicated defendant a level three sexually violent offender pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration Act (Correction Law, art 6-C), unanimously affirmed, without costs.
AAYUSH RAUT, ETC. ap, v. NEW YORK CITY HEALTH & HOSPITALS, CORP., ETC., res — Application by the appellants pursuant to 22 NYCRR 670.8(d)2. to enlarge the time to perfect an appeal from an order of the Supreme Court, Queens County, dated September 9, 2014.
ESTATE OF MARCIA MARK, Deceased. (14/856) — At the call of the calendar, this motion for discovery pursuant to SCPA 1404 seeking the deposition of proponent and production of court files relating to decedent's guardianship proceeding was denied.
14581. PEOPLE, res, v. HECTOR RODRIGUEZ, a/k/a JOHN DOE, def-ap — Robert S. Dean, Center for Appellate Litigation, New York (Carl S. Kaplan and Xiyun Yang of counsel), for ap — Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., District Attorney, New York (Sheila O'Shea of counsel), for res — Judgment, Supreme Court, New York County (A. Kirke Bartley, Jr., J.), rendered May 2, 2012, convicting defendant, after a nonjury trial, of robbery in the third degree (two counts) and criminal possession of stolen property in the fifth degree, and sentencing him, as a second felony offender, to an aggregate term of 2 to 5 years, unanimously affirmed.
14619. ADELINA REYES, plf-res, v. NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY, def-ap — Lawrence Heisler, Brooklyn (Timothy J. O'Shaughnessy of counsel), for ap — Jamie C. Rosenberg, New York, for res — Judgment, Supreme Court, Bronx County (Wilma Guzman, J.), entered November 13, 2013, upon a jury verdict, to the extent appealed from as limited by the briefs, awarding plaintiff the principal amount of $750,000 for future pain and suffering, unanimously affirmed, without costs.
14488. TOWER INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW YORK AS SUBROGEE OF A&M EAST BROADWAY LLC plf-res, v. HONG KONG SUPERMARKET, INC. def-ap, PCK Realty, Inc. Defendant-Respondent. — Ropers Majeski Kohn & Bentley, P.C., New York (Scott W. Bermack and Michelle Gordon of counsel), for appellant.Law Office of Steven G. Fauth, LLC, New York (Steven G. Fauth of counsel), for Tower Insurance Company and Castlepoint Insurance Company, respondents.David S. Kritzer & Associates, PC, Smithtown (David S. Kritzer of counsel), for PCK Realty, Inc., respondent.
ORDER ON APPLICATION EMC MORTGAGE CORPORATION, res, v. DIANE DIMITRY ASTURIZAGA, APPELLANT def — Application by the appellant pursuant to 22 NYCRR 670.8(d)2. to enlarge the time to perfect an appeal from an order of the Supreme Court, Westchester County, dated August 13, 2014.
14591-14592. ALPHONSESICIGNANO plf-ap, v. NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT AUTHORITY, def-res, METROPOLITAN TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY, ET AL., def — Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo, P.C., New York (Stephen C. Glasser of counsel), for ap — Lawrence Heisler, Brooklyn (Timothy J. O'Shaughnessy of counsel), for res — Judgment, Supreme Court, New York County (Carol E. Huff, J.), entered April 30, 2014, after a jury trial, in favor of defendant New York City Transit Authority (defendant), unanimously affirmed, without costs. Appeal from order, same court and Justice, entered December 12, 2013, which denied plaintiffs' posttrial motion to set aside the verdict as against the weight of the evidence, unanimously dismissed, without costs, as subsumed in the appeal from the judgment.
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