Decisions

State Court Decisions

Supreme Court, Suffolk County, I.A.S. Part 17

Robin Angel Ellis and Dwayne Constant, Plaintiff(s) v. Fabrice Fortune, Marie C. Fortune and Raymond W. Boyo, Defendant(s), 31932-2012

Due Diligence Requirement Under CPLR 308 Not Met Warranting Dismissal of Complaint

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure , Torts , Motor Vehicles

Supreme Court, Nassau County, Trial/IAS Part 13

Joseph Incantalupo and Francine Incantalupo, Plaintiffs v. Villa Roma Resort and Conference Center Inc., Defendants, 001048/12

Landowner Had No Constructive Notice of Icy Condition; Dismissal if Injury Suit Granted

Practice Areas: Torts

Supreme Court, New York County, Part 35

Irene Katehis, Plaintiff v. Sovereign Associates, Inc., Gregory Healy, and Sachin Inman, Defendants, 150624/2014

Real Estate Brokers Granted Dismissal Of Client's Breach of Contract Complaint

Practice Areas: Contracts , Torts

Appellate Term, 9th & 10th Judicial Districts

The Law Offices of D'Amico & Associates, PLLC, Appellant v. Dianna D'Elia, Respondent, 2012-2677 N C

Panel Grants Dismissal of Counterclaims Against Law Firm on Res Judicata Grounds

Practice Areas: Legal Profession , Attorney Fee Recovery , Civil Procedure

Appellate Term, 2nd, 11th & 13th Judicial Districts

Longevity Medical Supply, Inc. as assignee of Lonny A. Vargas, Respondent v. IDS Property & Casualty Insurance Company, Appellant, 2013-240 K C

Insurer Shows It Timely Mailed EUO Requests, Denials; Order Denying Dismissal Reversed

Practice Areas: Insurance Law

Appellate Division, Second Department

In the Matter of Better World Real Estate Group, Appellant v. New York City Department of Finance, et al., Respondents, 16565/11

Panel Finds 'Clerical' Error Justifies Lower City Tax Bill

Practice Areas: Taxation , Residential and Commercial Real Estate

Supreme Court, Kings County, IAS Term, Part 52

Yehonatan Levy and Tali Levy, Plaintiff v. Levi Baumgarten, Defendant, 15312/11

Property Owner Who Did Neither Controlled Nor Directed Work of Construction Site Worker Hurt While Using Allegedly Defective Saw Is Found Exempt From Liaiblity Under Labor Law §241(g)'s 'Homeowner's Exemption'

Practice Areas: Torts , Personal Injury

Supreme Court, Kings County, IAS Term, Part NJTRP

Thomas Calfa, Plaintiff v. Sam Lam Cheung, et al., Defendants, 10873/10

Property's Conveyance Denied Set Aside as Fraudulent

Practice Areas: Residential and Commercial Real Estate , Creditors’ and Debtors’ Rights

Supreme Court, Westchester County

T10 Funding, Plaintiff v. Laura Chavez, Virginia Nava, Wells Fargo Financial Credit Services New York, Inc., and City of Yonkers, Defendants, 5980/2011

No Basis Exists to Set Aside Sale; Opportunity To Bid on Property Was Not Prejudiced

Practice Areas: Residential and Commercial Real Estate

Civil Court, Kings County, Housing Part H

Citadel Estates, LLC., Petitioner-Landlord v. Pathways to Housing, Inc., Respondent-Tenant, John Doe and Jane Doe, Respondents-Undertenants, L&T 55254/14

Facially Defective Predicate Notice Cannot Form Basis of Holdover Suit Against Undertenants

Practice Areas: Landlord/Tenant Law

Surrogate's Court, New York County

Administration Proceeding, Estate of Truong Tran, a/k/a Truong Dinh Tran, Deceased, 2012-1785/A

Administrator Authorized to Direct Any Steps Needed for Testing of Decedent's DNA Sample

Practice Areas: Trusts and Estates

Supreme Court, Dutchess County

Megan Hartman and Christopher Hartman, Plaintiffs v. Keith B. Lascale, M.D., Defendant, 4268/12

Doctor Fails to Show He Did Not Depart From Applicable Standard of Care; Dismissal Denied

Practice Areas: Torts , Medical Malpractice

District Court, Nassau County, Civil Part 2

Westchester Medical Center, a/a/o John Roe, Plaintiff(s) v. Travelers Property Casualty Company of America, Defendant(s), CV-029663-13

Limited Exception in 'Chubb' Inapplicable In Hybrid Cases; Provider Granted Judgment

Practice Areas: Insurance Law

Surrogate's Court, New York County

Probate Proceeding, Will of Jose Anibal Garcia, Deceased, 2013-905

Failure to File Affidavit of Service Not Error To Subvert Court's Ruling on Dispute's Merits

Practice Areas: Trusts and Estates

Appellate Term, 9th & 10th Districts

Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid, P.C., Respondent v. James P. Duffy, III, Appellant, 2013-216 N C

Panel Slightly Modifies Law Firm's Recovery Of Award for Legal Fees, Affirms Order

Practice Areas: Legal Profession , Attorney Fee Recovery

Appellate Division, First Department

In re Nestle Waters North America, Inc., etc., Petitioner-Appellant v. The City of New York, et al., Respondents-Respondents, 104096/12

Description of 'Apportioned' License Plates Issued Outside NYS Violates VTL §238(2)

Practice Areas: Torts , Motor Vehicles

Surrogate's Court, Bronx County

ESTATE OF EVA RUSSO

Probate DECREE SIGNED: ESTATE OF EVA RUSSO (13/2021).

Surrogate's Court, Bronx County

ESTATE OF BLANCA PAGAN

DECREE SIGNED: ESTATE OF BLANCA PAGAN (14/1674); Alta Durant (14/1613).

Surrogate's Court, Richmond County

ESTATE OF GLORIA HANLEY, A/K/A GLORIA R. HANLEY, Deceased

ESTATE OF GLORIA HANLEY, A/K/A GLORIA R. HANLEY, Deceased (13/1266) — In this probate proceeding, it appears that unknown distributees, and/or distributees whose whereabouts are unknown exist, thereby requiring the appointment of a Guardian ad Litem pursuant to SCPA 403(2).

Surrogate's Court, Bronx County

ESTATE OF GIRINAUTH PERSAUD PASRAM, Deceased

ESTATE OF GIRINAUTH PERSAUD PASRAM, Deceased (09/132/A) — In this proceeding by the decedent's distributees seeking to invalidate a change of beneficiary designation for the decedent's life insurance policy, all issues were settled pursuant to the terms of a written stipulation entered into by all parties, including the insurance policy issuer.

Surrogate's Court, Richmond County

ESTATE OF PASQUALE RASTELLO, A/K/A PASQUALE R. RASTELLO, Deceased

ESTATE OF PASQUALE RASTELLO, A/K/A PASQUALE R. RASTELLO, Deceased (11/1005) — Petitioner seeks to admit to probate a testamentary instrument, dated July 27, 2010, which purports to be the Last Will and Testament of the within decedent and to issue Letters Testamentary to the petitioner herein.

Surrogate's Court, Kings County

ESTATE OF SENLIANG LI

DECREE SIGNED: ESTATE OF SENLIANG LI (14/3085). Stanley Infante (13/2924/B).

Surrogate's Court, Richmond County

ESTATE OF ANGELA AIELLO Deceased

ESTATE OF ANGELA AIELLO Deceased (09/994/G) — This pending Judicial Settlement of Final Accounting proceeding last appeared on the Court Calendar on August 13, 2014. Once again, and for the third time, no appearance was made by the attorney for the respondent, Frank J. Rucci, Esq. Petitioner's attorney, Ronald J. Mazzucco, Esq., did appear, but the proceeding was unable to move forward in Mr. Rucci's absence. Accordingly, the matter is adjourned to September 10, 2014, at 10:30 a.m.

Surrogate's Court, Richmond County

HELEN DARGINS-BURTON

ORDERS SIGNED: MATTER OF HELEN DARGINS-BURTON; Devon Kyle Anthony; Raymond J. Erickson; Michael A. Mooney; Joseph Pennino; & Anthony Taranto.

Surrogate's Court, Bronx County

ESTATE OF RAYNELIS ARIAS MATEO, Deceased

ESTATE OF RAYNELIS ARIAS MATEO, Deceased (10/2150/A) — The administrator, the decedent's mother, seeks to remove the restrictions on her limited letters of administration so that she may judicially account for the settlement proceeds of causes of action arising from the decedent's death and allocate the proceeds to the personal injury cause of action.

Surrogate's Court, Bronx County

ESTATE OF ERNESTINE FARMER, Deceased

ESTATE OF ERNESTINE FARMER, Deceased (13/1882/A) — On the return date of this probate proceeding by a daughter of the decedent who previously obtained amended letters of administration but now seeks letters testamentary upon the discovery of an instrument dated August 29, 2002, a son and a grandson of the decedent, two of her three remaining distributees, appeared; however, the matter was marked "subject to verification as to jurisdiction" over the decedent's granddaughter, the remaining distributee. On the same date, the matter was adjourned to May 20, 2014 for the filing of any objections, and that time to file objections was then extended to June 3, 2014. It now appears that jurisdiction over the remaining granddaughter is complete and the period of time to file objections has expired without any objections being filed.

Surrogate's Court, Kings County

ESTATE OF MIRIAM LUBLING

DECREE SIGNED: ESTATE OF MIRIAM LUBLING (14/2036); Beryl Culliton (14/1003); John Maneri (14/309/B); Ruth L Cohen (13/3980); Elizabeth Sweeny (14/2295). Rima Glaser (14/1836); Anker Ferdinand Aleksandersen (14/1455); Ruth Freilich (14/2485); Aaron Garbaty (14/2045); Marc Matles (04/1674/A); Marc Matles (04/1674); Ruth Freilich (14/2485/A).

Surrogate's Court, Kings County

ESTATE OF ESMA GARGU

DECREE SIGNED: ESTATE OF ESMA GARGU (14/1697); Paul Anish (13/4428/A); Annie Ruth Lloyd (13/4360); Kevin P. Rogers (14/2959); Peter Collins (13/1593); Ruth Anish (13/4429/A). Wilma Braverman (13/3248/A); Murray Goldberg (13/4651); Angela Iacono (14/1299); Murray Goldberg (13/4651/A); Ida Rubin-Cooper (14/2497); John Cornish (14/1699/A); Elizabeth B. Zdibak Hayes (14/1811/A); Jeanne Fier (14/817/A); Edward Paskie (14/246/A).

Surrogate's Court, Richmond County

PETER PISCOPO

DECREES SIGNED: MATTER OF PETER PISCOPO; William. Wilson; John B. Lambo; June Ferrante; Alvin Fleming; Josephine Forte; Ann M. Galante; Grace C. Giordano; Violet Hansen; Irene M. Hynes; Helen Jackson; Nicholas Kambouras; Mary Kritzer; Theresa M. Largo; & Margaret H. Ledwith.

Surrogate's Court, Richmond County

ESTATE OF JOHN H. MARTINSON, Deceased

ESTATE OF JOHN H. MARTINSON, Deceased (09/247/A) — In this pending accounting proceeding, the Court appointed Michael Amtzis, Esq., as Guardian ad Litem to represent Katherine G. Martinson and John Patrick Martinson, Infants. The Court is in receipt of a letter from the Guardian ad Litem indicating that he cannot continue his representation and requesting that he be relieved of his duties.

Surrogate's Court, Bronx County

ESTATE OF ABRAHAM DE LEON GONZALEZ, Deceased

ESTATE OF ABRAHAM DE LEON GONZALEZ, Deceased (12/2289/B) — The administrator d.b.n., the decedent's father, seeks to allocate and judicially account for proceeds arising from the decedent's death and settled in claim.

Surrogate's Court, Bronx County

ESTATE OF RAMON ANDUJAR, Deceased

ESTATE OF RAMON ANDUJAR, Deceased (14/682) — On the return date of this application by the decedent's son seeking the issuance of letters of administration to himself, jurisdiction was acquired over the decedent's spouse and only other alleged distributee, and there was no appearance in opposition. Accordingly, and in the absence of any opposition, the application is granted and letters of administration, subject to the provisions of SCPA 805 (3) with regard to the disposition of any real property, shall issue to the son.

Surrogate's Court, Richmond County

ESTATE OF SHAUN MCGRAW, Deceased

ESTATE OF SHAUN MCGRAW, Deceased (12/143/A) — The limited administrator of this estate has moved to modify the limitations contained in the Limited Letters of Administration issued by this Court on March 2, 2012 so as to enable him to compromise a wrongful death/personal injury cause of action on behalf of decedent.

Surrogate's Court, Bronx County

ESTATE OF STEVEN NARVAEZ

DECREE SIGNED: ESTATE OF STEVEN NARVAEZ (12/68); Joan Wilhelmenia Thornton (14/694).

Surrogate's Court, Bronx County

ESTATE OF JUAN HERNANDEZ, Deceased

ESTATE OF JUAN HERNANDEZ, Deceased (10/46/A) — The administrator, the decedent's spouse, seeks to lift the restrictions on her limited letters of administration so that she may judicially account for the settlement proceeds of causes of action arising from the decedent's personal injuries, and distribute the proceeds.

Surrogate's Court, Bronx County

ESTATE OF JAMES H. NORMANLY, ALSO KNOWN AS JAMES NORMANLY, Deceased

ESTATE OF JAMES H. NORMANLY, ALSO KNOWN AS JAMES NORMANLY, Deceased (12/2662/A) — The executor, the decedent's spouse who is his sole distributee and sole residuary testamentary beneficiary, seeks to distribute from her attorneys' escrow account the remaining proceeds of causes of action settled in the Supreme Court, New York County, before a Special Master. The causes of action arose from the decedent's exposure to asbestos.

Surrogate's Court, Bronx County

ESTATE OF MARCO EUGENE, Deceased

ESTATE OF MARCO EUGENE, Deceased (10/93/C) — In this proceeding to judicially settle the account of the executor, a son of the decedent due to protracted delays in obtaining sought-after disclosure, the parties requested a conference with a member of the court's law department for the purpose of modifying the prior stipulation dated September 28, 2013. After the conference the parties entered into a written stipulation which inter alia extended the date in which depositions were to occur, the filing of objections set the matter down for a status conference to be held on the court's October 2, 2014 date.

Surrogate's Court, Bronx County

ESTATE OF SHIRLEY LAWSON, ALSO KNOWN AS SHIRLEY L. LAWSON, Deceased

ESTATE OF SHIRLEY LAWSON, ALSO KNOWN AS SHIRLEY L. LAWSON, Deceased (09/1625/A) — The executor, the decedent's daughter and sole beneficiary under a will that was admitted to probate on September 20, 2010, seeks to judicially account for the remaining proceeds of causes of action settled in the Supreme Court, Bronx County (McKeon, J.) that are being held in her attorneys' escrow account and allocate the entire settlement proceeds to the wrongful death cause of action.

Surrogate's Court, Kings County

ESTATE OF ANTHONY ANATOLE

ORDER SIGNED: ESTATE OF ANTHONY ANATOLE (13/2732). Murray Goldberg (13/4651); Wilhelmena Green (12/2064/C); Virginia Lee Ziagos (13/1862); Ida T Barbone (13/4579); Lila Thomas (13/2289); Dennis Donovan (12/3718/A).

Surrogate's Court, Bronx County

ESTATE OF GLADYS ALLEN, Deceased

ESTATE OF GLADYS ALLEN, Deceased (13/973) — Currently pending in this estate are a petition and cross petition for letters of administration filed by the Public Administrator and two alleged cousins of the decedent, the purported designees of a niece and nephew of the decedent, allegedly the only distributees of this estate. The Public Administrator has served and filed a note of issue, certificate of readiness and statement of issues.

Surrogate's Court, Bronx County

ESTATE OF ROSALINA MARRERO, Deceased

ESTATE OF ROSALINA MARRERO, Deceased (11/2245/A) — The administrator, the decedent's daughter and sole distributee, seeks to judicially account for and distribute the remaining proceeds of causes of action settled in the Supreme Court, Bronx County (McKeon, J.) for the decedent's conscious pain and suffering being held in her attorneys' escrow account.

Surrogate's Court, Kings County

GUARDIANSHIP OF BREANNA JANA JORDAN

DECREE SIGNED: GUARDIANSHIP OF BREANNA JANA JORDAN (14/934); Kamryn Dawn Byron (14/2680).

Surrogate's Court, Kings County

ESTATE OF RENESHA SIMPSON

ORDER SIGNED: ESTATE OF RENESHA SIMPSON (09/1534/A); Calvin Kim (13/3949/C); Virginia Skeete (11/1397/A); Calvin Kim (13/3949/B).

Surrogate's Court, Richmond County

ESTATE OF LUCILLE PADULA, Deceased

ESTATE OF LUCILLE PADULA, Deceased (13/1222) — In this pending probate petition, George Padula Jr. and Steven Padula, sons of the Decedent, (hereinafter referred to as "Respondents") through their counsel, Richard Luthmann, Esq., move to disqualify the Law Firm of Visci and Associates, ("Visci"). Katherine Hanson, (hereinafter referred to as the "Petitioner"), through her counsel, Visci, opposes that motion and cross moves to disqualify the Respondents from serving as co-executors of the estate.

Surrogate's Court, Kings County

ESTATE OF JOAN E GRIFFITH

ORDER SIGNED: ESTATE OF JOAN E GRIFFITH (14/2964).

Surrogate's Court, Kings County

GUARDIANSHIP OF VICTOR L GABRIEL

DECREE SIGNED: GUARDIANSHIP OF VICTOR L GABRIEL (14/2013); Kyle Antonio Torres (11/1859). Alexandre Etienne (14/1060).

Surrogate's Court, Bronx County

ESTATE OF GENA VIRGINIA HUDDLESON, Deceased

ESTATE OF GENA VIRGINIA HUDDLESON, Deceased (10/263/B) — In this SCPA 2105 proceeding commenced by a party seeking the turnover by the fiduciary of property, allegedly in the decedent's name, after the filing of a note of issue, certificate of readiness and statement of issues, the parties submitted two stipulations to be "so-ordered" by the court. The terms of the stipulations provide, inter alia, that the pending proceeding be withdrawn and dismissed without prejudice and without costs, and also for some contingent relief. Inasmuch as there was no allocution before the court as to the contingent relief, the court declines to "so-order" the stipulations but this decision constitutes the order of the court marking the proceeding withdrawn pursuant to the parties' two stipulations both appearing to have final execution dates of June 30, 2014.

Surrogate's Court, Kings County

ESTATE OF VIRGINIA SKEETE

ORDER SIGNED: ESTATE OF VIRGINIA SKEETE (11/1397/B); Virginia Skeete (11/1397/C).

Surrogate's Court, Bronx County

ESTATE OF LEE CHATMAN, ALSO KNOWN AS LEE E. CHATMAN, ALSO KNOWN AS LEE EDWARD CHATMAN, Deceased

ESTATE OF LEE CHATMAN, ALSO KNOWN AS LEE E. CHATMAN, ALSO KNOWN AS LEE EDWARD CHATMAN, Deceased (09/2244/A) — The administrator, the decedent's daughter, seeks to remove the restrictions on her limited letters of administration so that she may receive and judicially account for the settlement proceeds of causes of action arising from the decedent's death.

Surrogate's Court, Bronx County

ESTATE OF ARTHUR PRESENT, Deceased

ESTATE OF ARTHUR PRESENT, Deceased (12/337/C-D) — In two separate proceedings, one by the executor, a son of the decedent, to judicially settle his intermediate account and one by a legatee, another son of the decedent, to hold the executor in contempt for failing to file an account in violation of court order, the parties filed a written stipulation of discontinuance for each proceeding.

Surrogate's Court, Bronx County

ESTATE OF MITCHELL KAUFMAN, Deceased

ESTATE OF MITCHELL KAUFMAN, Deceased (11/3071/A) — In this proceeding to judicially settle the account of the Public Administrator, a kinship hearing as to the paternal side only was held before a member of the court's Law Department designated to hear and report, upon the consent of all parties. More than 20 days have elapsed since the mailing of the referee's report, and no party has moved to modify or overrule the report.

Surrogate's Court, Richmond County

ESTATE OF MAY DINGER, Deceased

ESTATE OF MAY DINGER, Deceased (14/373) — The petitioner herein, Mary Ann Dinger, is seeking to transfer a Civil Court matter under index number 52374/14 to Surrogate's Court Richmond County. The matter to be transferred, however, is a dispute between living persons, and this Court, therefore, declines to exercise jurisdiction over the pending matter.

Surrogate's Court, Richmond County

ALEXA R. SALVESEN

GUARDIANSHIPS SIGNED: ALEXA R. SALVESEN; Skylyn B. Salvesen; David M. Sistaro, Jr.; Chrstisn R. Velsor; Nicole & Lauren Vierno.

Supreme Court, Westchester County

J. F., Plaintiff v. A. F., Defendant, Caseindex_

Incarcerated Husband Estopped From Claiming Equitable Distribution Issues Not Resolved

Practice Areas: Family Law

Family Court, Kings County

In the Matter of a Custody/Visitation Proceeding Yves M., Petitioner v. Mildred C., Respondent, V07771/08

Court Rules Best Interests of Child Served By Granting Father Sole Legal, Physical Custody

Practice Areas: Family Law

Surrogate's Court, Bronx County

Estate of Howard Dawson, Deceased, 2010-1447/A

Three Daughters Never Openly, Notoriously Acknowledged Not Entitled to Distributive Share

Practice Areas: Trusts and Estates

Surrogate's Court, New York County

In the Matter of the Interim Accounting by the Public Administrator in the Estate of Abraham Hirschfeld, Deceased, 2005/3139/A

Movant Denied Vacatur of Five Year Default; Excuse Meritless, No Meritorious Claim Found

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure , Trusts and Estates

Appellate Term, 9th & 10th Judicial Districts

The People of the State of New York, Respondent v. Aquilino Villatoro, Appellant, 2012-715 S CR

Endangering Welfare of Child, Forcible Touching Convictions Not Against Weight of Evidence

Practice Areas: Criminal Law

Appellate Term, 2nd, 11th & 13th Judicial Districts

The People of the State of New York, Respondent v. Lawrence Desantis, Appellant, 2011-478 Q CR

Information Alleging DNA Match Sufficient To Establish Defendant Likely Committed Crimes

Practice Areas: Criminal Law

Supreme Court, Kings County, IAS Term, Part NJTRP

Alla Zabolotsky & Yefim Zabolotsky, Plaintiffs v. Morningside Realty LLC and 3094 Brighton LLC, Defendants, 32439/08

Tenants Were Overcharged in Violation of Rent Stabilization Law

Practice Areas: Landlord/Tenant Law

Appellate Division, Third Department

In the Matter of the Claim of Jamie Hazan, Appellant v. WTC Volunteer Fund et al., Respondents, Workers' Compensation Board, Respondent, 517129

Despite Not Acting Under Control of Rescue Entity or Volunteer Agency, Former New York City Emergency Medical Technician Who Rendered Service at World Trade CEnter Site on Sept. 11, 2001 Was 'Voluneer' for purposes of Workers' Compensation Under Article 8-A

Practice Areas: Social Services Law , Workers’ Compensation

Appellate Division, Third Department

In the Matter of Columbia County Subpoena Duces Tecum Dated March 20, 2013. Paul Mossman, as Commissioner of Social Services of Columbia County, Appellant v. Paul Czajka, as Columbia County District Attorney, Respondent, 517266

County Court Properly Vacated Part of Order Directing Prosecutors' Disqualification in Connection With Bid to Quash Subpoena Duces Tecum Based on Their Prior Representation of County's Social Services Agency

Practice Areas: Legal Profession , Social Services Law , Civil Procedure , Discovery

Supreme Court, Dutchess County

Tarsha Y. Yamoah, Plaintiff v. Emilio Evangelista, Defendant, 406/2013

Personal Injury Action Deemed a Nullity; Defendant's Death Before Filing of Summons, Complaint Bars Application of CPLR §§1015(a), 1021 to Substitute Insurer's Claims Representative as Temporary Administrator of Defendant's Estate

Practice Areas: Torts , Personal Injury , Trusts and Estates

Appellate Division, Second Department

People v. Earl Hall, 658/06

Verdict Reversed in Wake of Failure to Sever Cases

Practice Areas: Criminal Law

Supreme Court, New York County

Matter of City of New York v. The New York City Civil Service Commission, 401120/ 2013

Judge Backs City Agency's Authority to Hear NYPD Case

Practice Areas: Administrative Law

District Court, Nassau County, First District Criminal Term

The People of the State of New York, Plaintiff(s) v. Jonna W. Kull, Defendant(s), 2012NA023195

DA's Failure to Reveal Breath Analysis Tool Was Contaminated Leads Judge to Vacate DWI Conviction

Practice Areas: Criminal Law

Surrogate's Court, Dutchess County

Probate Proceeding, Will of Philip Mestman, Deceased, 2013-932/A

Executrices Authorized to Sell Decedent's Home, With Account of Personal Items to Objectant

Practice Areas: Trusts and Estates

Supreme Court, Westchester County

The People of the State of New York, Plaintiff v. Malik Salahuddeen, Defendant, 12-0232D

Vacatur of Conviction For Ineffective Assistance Of Counsel, Excessive Protection Order Denied

Practice Areas: Criminal Law

Supreme Court, Kings County, IAS Term, Part 5T

A.M., Plaintiff v. A.V., Defendant, 56564/09

Wife Denied Consolidation of Family Court Action With This Suit, Stipulation Modification

Practice Areas: Family Law

Supreme Court, Kings County, Commercial Division Part 1

Westpaw Films Inc., Directly & Derivatively on Behalf of the D&D Production, Plaintiff v. Sprattley, James, Michael Andrew Pascal and Fantasy Game Films LLC, Defendants, 505665/14

Plaintiffs Granted Injunctive Relief Against Defendants' Competing D&D Film Activities

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure , Business Entities

Surrogate's Court, Bronx County

Estate of Samuel Zaitz, Deceased, 2013-2250

Court Recuses Itself to Avoid Appearance Of Impartiality After Presiding in Prior MHL Suit

Practice Areas: Trusts and Estates

Supreme Court, New York County, Criminal Term, Part 31

The People of the State of New York, Plaintiff v. Peter Gianquinto, Defendant, 5277/13

Defendant Cannot be Adjudicated Predicate Felon in State From Federal Conviction

Practice Areas: Criminal Law

Surrogate's Court, Kings County

ESTATE OF ESTELLA V. HICKS

ORDER SIGNED: ESTATE OF ESTELLA V. HICKS (14/1482).

Surrogate's Court, New York County

ESTATE OF KAREN PUENTERNAN

ORDER SIGNED: ESTATE OF KAREN PUENTERNAN (01/2968); Peter John Figueroa (11/2179).

Surrogate's Court, New York County

ESTATE OF FRANCES L COHEN

ORDER SIGNED: ESTATE OF FRANCES L COHEN (14/2504); Daisy Maria Wincor (14/2918); Patricia Gill (14/3022).

Surrogate's Court, New York County

ESTATE OF JEANNE W CAIN

DECREE SIGNED: ESTATE OF JEANNE W CAIN (12/388/C).

Surrogate's Court, Kings County

ESTATE OF ANNA MAE FENNELL

DECREE SIGNED: ESTATE OF ANNA MAE FENNELL (14/2879); John Nordbo (13/3023).

Surrogate's Court, Kings County

ESTATE OF Alexander Akerman

DECREE SIGNED: ESTATE OF Alexander Akerman (09/2473/B); James v. Thomasino (13/3560/A); Marie Jocelyn B Michel (03/1495/A).

Surrogate's Court, Kings County

ESTATE OF RUTH ALBERTA PENN

ORDER SIGNED: ESTATE OF RUTH ALBERTA PENN (07/4086/A).

Surrogate's Court, Kings County

ESTATE OF EDNA E. MAY SQUIRES

DECREE SIGNED: ESTATE OF EDNA E. MAY SQUIRES (12/193/A); Josine K. Fitzpatrick (14/2054); James K Middleton Jr (14/853); Jerry C. Iazzetta (14/936); Carmella Unreich (14/2979); Joseph Rankin (14/1536); Nilda R Foronda (14/1960); Roy E. Scott (13/4625); John Katsos (14/1969/A).

Surrogate's Court, New York County

GUARDIANSHIP OF CYRUS LELAND COHEN

DECREE SIGNED: GUARDIANSHIP OF CYRUS LELAND COHEN (01/3257/A).

Surrogate's Court, Kings County

GUARDIANSHIP OF KESHAUN JAKEITH MCCRAE

DECREE SIGNED: GUARDIANSHIP OF KESHAUN JAKEITH MCCRAE (13/4886); Asa Samuel (14/2062); Yisbel Del Carmen Perez (14/2207); Jacqueline A Bocchieri (14/2599); Shukur Malik Turner (14/2518); Christopher G Bocchieri (14/2598); Sholem Ber Wolberg (95/4368); Rebecca Pearl Jeter (12/2345).

Surrogate's Court, Kings County

ESTATE OF JOAN ODOM

DECREE SIGNED: ESTATE OF JOAN ODOM (11/1206/A); Rose Arena (97/2529/B).

Surrogate's Court, Kings County

ESTATE OF PAULINE CAMPBELL

ORDER SIGNED: ESTATE OF PAULINE CAMPBELL (14/1798); Henrik Klein (14/3022); Ryszard Kruzynski (13/2837); Ida T Barbone (13/4579); Olaf S. Olsen (12/4343); Tiberio Cirillo (14/959); Leonora A Gidlund (14/3066).

Surrogate's Court, Kings County

ESTATE OF INDIA GREEN

ORDER SIGNED: ESTATE OF INDIA GREEN (04/4583).

Surrogate's Court, New York County

Estate of JOSE ANIBAL GARCIA, Deceased

Estate of JOSE ANIBAL GARCIA, Deceased. (13/905) — Before the court at the call of the calendar on August 6, 2014, were a motion and cross-motion in this contested probate proceeding. This court, having previously ruled on pre-objection discovery disputes by these parties, refers to its June 4, 2014 decision for the factual background of these proceedings and does not repeat it here.

Surrogate's Court, Kings County

ESTATE OF FLOYD HAWKINS

DECREE SIGNED: ESTATE OF FLOYD HAWKINS (13/1567/C); Robert Faust (14/1828); Carabelle McNeil (14/2025); Roberta Joan Halporn (14/2763); Claudius Trotman (14/1561/A); Reese Marshall (14/1180/A); Anna Ali (14/2857); Francesca Ventura (14/2551); Gary L Zammett (13/3442/A); Robert Connors (14/2613); Alicia Jones (14/2920); Marie Sparacino (14/2128); Kenneth Lynn (14/2870).

Surrogate's Court, New York County

ESTATE OF JOSHUA ROSETE

ORDER SIGNED: ESTATE OF JOSHUA ROSETE (13/4322); Gabrielle Kyra Uzelac (13/4104); Kent Young (14/1099); Anthony Junior Santana (14/597).

Surrogate's Court, Kings County

ESTATE OF ROSEMARIE SADDY

ORDER SIGNED: ESTATE OF ROSEMARIE SADDY (14/3051)(2); Vincent Zambardi (14/3078/A).

Surrogate's Court, Kings County

GUARDIANSHIP OF BRANDON ANTHONY THOMAS

DECREE SIGNED: GUARDIANSHIP OF BRANDON ANTHONY THOMAS (14/2180); Shifa Bint Fozi (14/932); Maria Jose Guzman — Dominguez (14/2057); Elsie Aida McComb (14/2470); Shaniya Monee Tinson Lewis (14/2014).

Surrogate's Court, New York County

ESTATE OF NEIL GALVAN

ORDER SIGNED: ESTATE OF NEIL GALVAN (10/3670); Marc Nitchun (14/2794).

Surrogate's Court, New York County

ESTATE OF PATRICIA LEE NAGRIN

DECREE SIGNED: ESTATE OF PATRICIA LEE NAGRIN (08/1268).

Surrogate's Court, Kings County

ESTATE OF GEORGE J LEDSON

DECREE SIGNED: ESTATE OF GEORGE J LEDSON (09/2152/B); George J Ledson (09/2152/C).