Decisions

State Court Decisions

Criminal Court, Queens County, Part AP-2

The People of the State of New York, Plaintiff v. Roberto Antonio, Defendant, 2014QN043709

Instrument Devoid of Facts That Defendant Exercised Control Over Gambling Device

Practice Areas: Criminal Law

Civil Court, Bronx County, Housing Part D

Crotona Park Housing, L.P., Petitioner-Landlord v. Yanick Joseph, Respondent-Tenant, L&T 069605/2013

Landlord Fails to Show Violation of Obligation Of Tenancy in Rent Delinquency Holdover Suit

Practice Areas: Landlord/Tenant Law

Surrogate's Court, New York County

In the Matter of the Guardianship of R.H., a Ward, Pursuant to SCPA Article 17-A, 2013-2623

Godmother Appointed Guardian of Person, Property of 40-Year Old With Down Syndrome

Practice Areas: Trusts and Estates

Surrogate's Court, New York County

Probate Proceeding, Will of Yola Sigerson, Decedent, 2013-4557/A-B

Presumption of Revocation Not Rebutted; Petition to Probate Copy of Lost Will Denied

Practice Areas: Trusts and Estates

Appellate Term, First Department

The People of the State of New York, Respondent v. Gennady Polonsky, Defendant-Appellant, 570486/13

Request to Elicit Expert Testimony on Knife Should Have Been Granted; Judgment Reversed

Practice Areas: Criminal Law

Surrogate's Court, Kings County

Probate Proceeding, Will of Marie Hedberg, Deceased, 3075/2007

Executor Fails to Show Will Is Expression Of What Decedent Wanted; Probate Denied

Practice Areas: Trusts and Estates

Supreme Court, Kings County, Criminal Term, Part 30

The People of the State of New York, Plaintiff v. Bladimil Martinez, Defendant, 7389/13

No Expectation of Privacy Found in Front Yard Area to Warrant Evidence Suppression

Practice Areas: Criminal Law

Supreme Court, Bronx County, Part 24

In the Matter of the Application of Karen H.M., Petitioner For the Appointment of a Guardian for the Personal Needs and Property Management of Miriam H., an Alleged Incapacitated Person, 91668/14

Court Sets Aside Advance Directives, Appoints Independent Guardian for Incapacitated Person

Practice Areas: Trusts and Estates

Supreme Court, New York County, Criminal Term, Part 59

The People of the State of New York, Plaintiff v. Shawn Gill, Defendant, 4626/2013

VA Conviction Not Equivalent to NY Felony, Cannot Be Basis for Predicate Felony Status

Practice Areas: Criminal Law

Surrogate's Court, New York County

Estate of Irving Chin

Order signed; 2005-4189/B -Estate of Irving Chin

Surrogate's Court, Richmond County

ESTATE OF JEANNE A. QUARANTA, A/K/A JEANNE QUARANTA, Deceased

ESTATE OF JEANNE A. QUARANTA, A/K/A JEANNE QUARANTA, Deceased. (14/563/A) — Petitioner seeks probate of a propounded instrument, dated April 22, 2008, as the Last Will and Testament of the decedent, and seeks the issuance of Letters Testamentary to him.

Surrogate's Court, New York County

Application of Trustee George Rowe, Jr., for Leave to Resign and for Appointment of a Successor Co-Trustee of the Trusts for the Benefit of Henry P. van Ameringen under Articles FOUR and FIVE of the Last Will and Testament of HEDWIG A. VAN AMERINGEN, Deceased. File No. 1996-1839 E,F,G,H

In the Matter of the Application of Trustee George Rowe, Jr., for Leave to Resign and for Appointment of a Successor Co-Trustee of the Trusts for the Benefit of Henry P. van Ameringen under Articles FOUR and FIVE of the Last Will and Testament of HEDWIG A. VAN AMERINGEN, Deceased. File No. 1996-1839 E,F,G,H

Surrogate's Court, Richmond County

ESTATE OF MARILYN WEINSTEIN, Deceased

ESTATE OF MARILYN WEINSTEIN, Deceased. (13/152); (13/152/A) — In this contested administration proceeding, all outstanding issues were resolved by a written Stipulation of Settlement filed with this Court on July 25, 2014.

Surrogate's Court, New York County

Estate of Carol Kip Rubin

Order signed; 2013-311/A -Estate of Carol Kip Rubin: Order signed; 2012- 2886/A -Estate of Jean DeCock: Order signed; 2012-2886/A -Estate of Jean DeCock: Order signed; 2013-311/A -Estate of Carol Kip Rubin: Decree signed; 2003-2432/A -Estate of Gerard P Wrenn

Surrogate's Court, Kings County

Estate of Ashley R Pinkston

Order signed; 2014-3514 -Estate of Ashley R Pinkston: Decree signed; 2006-1975A -Estate of Marion Bolen

Surrogate's Court, Richmond County

ESTATE OF MARILYN WEINSTEIN, Deceased

ESTATE OF MARILYN WEINSTEIN, Deceased. (13/152); (13/152/A) — In accordance with Rules of the Chief Judge, Section 36.4(b), and the award of fees in the amount exceeding $5,000.00, I do hereby, as the Judge making the award herein state:

Surrogate's Court, New York County

Application of Trustee George Rowe, Jr., for Leave to Resign and for Appointment of a Successor Co-Trustee of the Trusts for the Benefit of Patricia Kind under Articles FOUR and FIVE of the Last Will and Testament of HEDWIG A. VAN AMERINGEN, Deceased. File No. 1996-1839 A,B,C,D

In the Matter of the Application of Trustee George Rowe, Jr., for Leave to Resign and for Appointment of a Successor Co-Trustee of the Trusts for the Benefit of Patricia Kind under Articles FOUR and FIVE of the Last Will and Testament of HEDWIG A. VAN AMERINGEN, Deceased. File No. 1996-1839 A,B,C,D

Surrogate's Court, Richmond County

ESTATE OF ELISA DELGADO, Deceased

ESTATE OF ELISA DELGADO, Deceased. (11/1068/A) — In this probate proceeding, it appears that Michel DelGado, a distributee, may be a person under a disability incapable of adequately protecting his rights. Accordingly, the Court appoints Thomas Anselmo, Esq., pursuant to SCPA 311 as the Designee for the alleged person under a disability (SCPA 103 [40-e]).

Surrogate's Court, New York County

Estate of Bessie Nesfield

Order signed; 1998-3360.1 -Estate of Bessie Nesfield: Order signed; 2014- 3392 -Estate of Milagros Ayala: Order signed; 2014-3393 -Estate of Patricia Johnson: Order signed; 2014-3487 -Estate of Manfred Brust: Decree signed; 2014-3342 -Estate of Shirley Herskowitz: Decree signed; 2014-3336 -Estate of Wilfred Feinberg: Decree signed; 2014-2628 -Estate of Herbert Gest: Decree signed; 2014-3259 -Estate of Carol B Holleman: Decree signed; 2013-4012 -Estate of Lita Mariom Greenwald : Decree signed; 2013-206/A -Estate of Celestine E Mitchelle

Surrogate's Court, Richmond County

ESTATE OF LORETTA KIRK, Deceased

ESTATE OF LORETTA KIRK, Deceased. (14/223) — Petitioner seeks to admit to probate a testamentary instrument, dated February 1, 2007, which purports to be the Last Will and Testament of the within decedent and to issue Letters Testamentary to the petitioners herein.

Surrogate's Court, Kings County

Estate of Linette Rebecca Williams

Order signed; 2013-4254/A -Estate of Linette Rebecca Williams

Surrogate's Court, New York County

Estate of Dennis Lerner

Decree signed; 2014-3155 -Estate of Dennis Lerner: Decree signed; 2014-2697 -Estate of Georgene Barnes: Decree signed; 2006-2497/A -Estate of Sonia Varakas: Decree signed; 2014-1118 -Estate of Shiela Lyman: Decree signed; 2014-2362 -Estate of Edythe T Pease

Surrogate's Court, Richmond County

ESTATE OF FRANCESCO SCHIRRIPA, Deceased

ESTATE OF FRANCESCO SCHIRRIPA, Deceased. (08/241); (08/241/A) — Limited and Restricted Letters Testamentary were issued on April 29, 2008 to Rosa Maria Schirripa. Those letters were restricted to the prosecution of a cause of action and the Executrix was restrained from compromising any settlement without a further order from this Court. Additionally, the Letters received on April 29, 2008 restricted the Executrix to collecting assets up to a value of $250,000.00.

Surrogate's Court, New York County

Guardianship of R.H., Ward, Pursuant to SCP A Article 17 -A. File No.: 2013-2623

In the Matter of the Guardianship of R.H., Ward, Pursuant to SCP A Article 17 -A. File No.: 2013-2623 — In this proceeding pursuant to Article 17-A of the Surrogate's Court Procedure Act (SCP A), the court held a hearing on June 24, 2014, to take evidence on the question of who should be appointed the guardian of the person and property of 40-year-old R.H., who has Down Syndrome.

Surrogate's Court, Kings County

Estate of Genya L Zhidovetskaya

Order signed; 2014-3327 -Estate of Genya L Zhidovetskaya

Surrogate's Court, New York County

Estate of Dexter D Davis

Order signed; 2013-3051/A -Estate of Dexter D Davis: Order signed; 2003- 2550/D -Estate of Chi Chuan Wang

Surrogate's Court, Richmond County

ESTATE OF MARGARET VIOLA KING, Deceased

ESTATE OF MARGARET VIOLA KING, Deceased. (13/14/A) — The limited and restricted executor of this estate has moved to modify the limitations contained in the Limited Letters & Restricted Letters Testamentary issued by this Court on February 7, 2013, so as to enable him to compromise a wrongful death/ personal injury cause of action on behalf of the decedent.

Surrogate's Court, Richmond County

ESTATE OF ROSE BRESCIA, Deceased

ESTATE OF ROSE BRESCIA, Deceased. (14/809) — Petitioner seeks probate of a propounded instrument, dated August 11, 2009, as the Last Will and Testament of the decedent, and seeks the issuance of Letters Testamentary to him.

Surrogate's Court, Richmond County

ESTATE OF JINIK KIM, A/K/A JIN IK KIM, A/K/A JINIK JOSEPH KIM, Deceased

ESTATE OF JINIK KIM, A/K/A JIN IK KIM, A/K/A JINIK JOSEPH KIM, Deceased. (14/802) — Probate is sought in this proceeding by Bumsoon Kim, the nominated executor in the offered document, who is asking the Court to admit to probate a testamentary instrument which purports to be the Last Will and Testament of the decedent herein.

Surrogate's Court, Kings County

Estate of Camille Novarro

Order signed; 2006-2494/D -Estate of Camille Novarro

Surrogate's Court, New York County

Estate of Shlomi Cohen

Decree signed; 2013-1517 -Estate of Shlomi Cohen: Decree signed; 2014- 3411/A -Estate of Tracy Miller

Supreme Court, Queens County, Criminal Term, Part K-11

The People of the State of New York, Plaintiff v. Robert Jones, Defendant, 4811/1994

Judge Rebuffs Bid to Overturn Conviction in 1994 Murder

Practice Areas: Criminal Law

Appellate Division, Second Department

The People, etc., Respondent v. Everton Wagstaffe and Reginald Connor, Appellants, 1545/92

Second Department Overturns Two 1993 Kidnap Convictions

Practice Areas: Criminal Law

Appellate Division, Second Department

In the Matter of Paula Andrews, Respondent v. County of Rockland, Appellant, 33948/12

Panel Upholds Decision Vacating Arbitration Award

Practice Areas: Alternative Dispute Resolution , Mediation , Appellate Law - Civil

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

Marcy R. Baron a/k/a Marcy R. Suissa, Plaintiff v. Ronald Suissa, Defendant, 09-10610

Ex-Girlfriend's Action for Constructive Trust Of House Dismissed Based on Prior Testimony

Practice Areas: Residential and Commercial Real Estate , Torts

District Court, Nassau County, Civil Part 3

Hempstead Regional Chiropractic, PC a/a/o Cecilio Pablo-Rodriguez, Plaintiff v. Allstate Insurance Company, Defendant, CV-027413-12

Insurer May Request EUO of Assignee Even After Denying No-Fault Benefits Based on IME

Practice Areas: Insurance Law

Family Court, Richmond County

In the Matter of a Support Proceeding Noel B, Petitioner v. Anna Maria A, Respondent, F-00787-13/14B

Court Authorizes Substituted Service Of Process Under CPLR 308(5) Via Facebook

Practice Areas: Civil Procedure , Family Law

Supreme Court, Queens County, Civil Term, IAS Part 34

Miguel A. Pastrana, Plaintiff v. Kira Samija, Defendant, 700871/2011

No Basis Exists to Find Homeowner Liable For Worker's Injuries; Dismissal Granted

Practice Areas: Labor and Employment

Supreme Court, New York County, Part 10

The New York State Division of Human Rights on the complaint of Gregory Reich v. 111 East 88th Partners, 402894-2007

Testimony, Evidence for Tenant to Keep Dog As Accommodation by DHR Precluded

Practice Areas: Civil Rights , Landlord/Tenant Law

Appellate Term, First Judicial Department

NYCHA - 344 E 28th Street Houses v. Johnson, Lenn

570774/14 NYCHA - 344 E 28th Street Houses v. Johnson, Lenn — Ex-parte applications are declined.

Surrogate's Court, New York County

Guardianship of Harley Guzmen

Decree signed; 2013-3532 -Guardianship of Harley Guzmen

Surrogate's Court, Bronx County

Estate of Lamont Clark

Decree signed; 610A1998 -Estate of Lamont Clark

Surrogate's Court, New York County

Estate of Sidney J Bernstein

Order signed; 2004-3488/A -Estate of Sidney J Bernstein: Decree signed; 2004-3488/C -Estate of Sidney J Bernstein: Decree signed; 2004-3488/E -Estate of Sidney J Bernstein: Decree signed; 2004-3488/A -Estate of Sidney J Bernstein: Decree signed; 2004-3488/M -Estate of Sidney J Bernstein: Decree signed; 2004-3488/L -Estate of Sidney J Bernstein: Decree signed; 2004-3488/K -Estate of Sidney J Bernstein: Decree signed; 2004-3488/G -Estate of Sidney J Bernstein: Decree signed; 2004-3488/I -Estate of Sidney J Bernstein

Surrogate's Court, New York County

Estate of Ann Wasserman

Decree signed; 2014-2908 -Estate of Ann Wasserman: Decree signed; 2014-3095 -Estate of Frank Robert Mottoni: Decree signed; 2014-988/A -Estate of Cora Mae Harris

Appellate Term, First Judicial Department

People v. Aviles, Jose

570370/14 People v. Aviles, Jose — Stipulation: "So Ordered"; for enlargement of time of seven (7) days for Respondent to file brief and seven (7) for appellant to file a reply.

Surrogate's Court, New York County

Estate of Carley Broder

Order signed; 2014-1264 -Estate of Carley Broder: Decree signed; 2013- 1427/A -Estate of Mary Ann Stackpole

Surrogate's Court, Bronx County

Estate of Viola Ruth Koch

Order signed; 2014-767 -Estate of Viola Ruth Koch: Order signed; 2014- 578 -Estate of Carol Sue Tams: Decree signed; 2014-602 -Estate of Ithiel H Clark: Decree signed; 2014-320/A -Estate of Nekisha Harris : Decree signed; 2013-2618/A -Estate of Ida Taylor: Decree signed; 2013-458 -Estate of Salvatore Bazza: Decree signed; 2014-1039 -Estate of Delma Dawson: Decree signed; 2012-1708/A -Estate of Philip Freid: Decree signed; 2013- 688 -Estate of Jeffeth Maxim: Decree signed; 2014-766 -Estate of Gladys Margarita Rivera Maldonado: Decree signed; 2014-456 -Estate of Luis Alberto Valera Jr: Decree signed; 2014-117 -Estate of Anibal Rodriguez: Decree signed; 2014-90 -Estate of Samuel Kietoff: Decree signed; 2014-965 -Estate of John Wood: Decree signed; 2014- 1089 -Estate of Jean Angelillo: Decree signed; 2014-269/A -Estate of Sylvester Patterson: Decree signed; 2014-992 -Estate of Rosaria Vitale: Decree signed; 2013-1554 -Estate of Jesus Aponte: Decree signed; 2014-1228 -Estate of Helen Meekins

Appellate Term, First Judicial Department

People v. Reyes, Julio

570455/13 People v. Reyes, Julio — Stipulation: "So Ordered"; withdrawn with prejudice

Surrogate's Court, Bronx County

Estate of Yris E Contreras

Order signed; 2011-597/A -Estate of Yris E Contreras

Surrogate's Court, New York County

Estate of Elijah Taylor Jr

Order signed; 2014-2214 -Estate of Elijah Taylor Jr

Surrogate's Court, New York County

Estate of Lawrence Allen Michaels

Order signed; 2012-2572/D -Estate of Lawrence Allen Michaels: Order signed; 2014-2258 -Estate of Ruth Eudora Elizabeth Lawrence: Decree signed; 2007-2733/A -Estate of Irving A Dryman: Decree signed; 1969-6023/C -Estate of Rose K Heller: Decree signed; 2009-1163/B -Estate of Roger C Kline: Decree signed; 1968-0302/C -Estate of Victor H Heller: Decree signed; 1969- 6023/E -Estate of Rose K Heller: Decree signed; 2012-453/A -Estate of Renee Singer: Decree signed; 2011-4081/A -Estate of Florentina Torres: Decree signed; 2007-2298/D -Estate of Blasina Albino: Decree signed; 2009-0044/Y -Estate of Ronald Bruce Yetter: Decree signed; 2009-0044/V -Estate of Ronald Bruce Yetter: Decree signed; 1968- 0302/A -Estate of Victor H Heller

Surrogate's Court, New York County

Guardianship of David Robert Chess

Decree signed; 2014-2025 -Guardianship of David Robert Chess

Surrogate's Court, New York County

Estate of Sherie Beth Weinstein

Decree signed; 2005-4621/A -Estate of Sherie Beth Weinstein: Decree signed; 2008-3613/B -Estate of Amelia Geocos: Decree signed; 2008-3124/A -Estate of Andre Antoine St Victor

Surrogate's Court, New York County

Estate of Victor H Heller

Decree signed; 1968-0302/D -Estate of Victor H Heller: Decree signed; 2007- 2733/B -Estate of Irving A Dryman: Decree signed; 1969-6023/F -Estate of Rose K Heller: Decree signed; 1969- 6023/D -Estate of Rose K Heller: Decree signed; 1968-0302/B -Estate of Victor H Heller: Decree signed; 2009-1163/C -Estate of Roger C Kline: Decree signed; 2014-3027 -Estate of Bel Kaufman

Surrogate's Court, Bronx County

Estate of Eitan Haber

Order signed; 2009-568/L -Estate of Eitan Haber: Order signed; 2012-590/A -Estate of Michael Joseph Curnyn: Decree signed; 2012-2787/A -Estate of Imelda Valdez

Appellate Term, First Judicial Department

People v. Radin Lidya

570444/11 People v. Radin Lidya — Stipulation: "So Ordered"; adjourned to the January 2015 term of this Court.

Appellate Term, First Judicial Department

People v. Brooks, Murray

571126/13 People v. Brooks, Murray

Appellate Term, First Judicial Department

People v. Rivas, Angel

570446/11 People v. Rivas, Angel

Surrogate's Court, New York County

Estate of Plummer Wells Jr

Decree signed; 2014-3382 -Estate of Plummer Wells Jr: Decree signed; 2014- 1532 -Estate of Judith Ann Wetzstein

Surrogate's Court, New York County

Estate of Marc Alan Sonnenschein

Order signed; 2013-1351 -Estate of Marc Alan Sonnenschein: Order signed; 2013-4378/A -Estate of Carl M Loeb III Surrogate Anderson: Order signed; 2014-2032 -Estate of Stephen R Hertz: Order signed; 2014-1743 -Estate of David A Manning: Decree signed; 2014-3344 -Estate of Tonya Bonita Williams: Decree signed; 2014- 1953/A -Estate of Anthony Bembry: Decree signed; 2014-1984 -Estate of William Pena: Decree signed; 2014- 1786 -Estate of Eileen Patricia Meurer: Decree signed; 2014-1971 -Estate of Frances Parrish: Decree signed; 2014- 2867 -Estate of Constance Pinckney: Decree signed; 2014-975 -Estate of Grace Harden

Surrogate's Court, New York County

Estate of Herbert Schacht

Decree signed; 2014-1096/A -Estate of Herbert Schacht

Surrogate's Court, New York County

Estate of Stella K Hershan

Order signed; 2014-3424 -Estate of Stella K Hershan: Decree signed; 2014-737 -Estate of Henry Saxon Tate: Decree signed; 2004-3488/F -Estate of Sidney J Bernstein: Decree signed; 2004-3488/H -Estate of Sidney J Bernstein: Decree signed; 2004-3488/D -Estate of Sidney J Bernstein: Decree signed; 2004-3488/B -Estate of Sidney J Bernstein: Decree signed; 2004-3488/J -Estate of Sidney J Bernstein

Surrogate's Court, New York County

Estate of John P Peraza

Order signed; 2011-1709/I -Estate of John P Peraza

Surrogate's Court, Bronx County

Estate of Alisha Utopia Hurst

Order signed; 2012-477 -Estate of Alisha Utopia Hurst: Order signed; 182G2005/A -Estate of Crystal Marie Ortiz: Order signed; 2009-1665 -Estate of Majien Tanay Brown: Decree signed; 2013-2600 -Guardianship of Jeffrey Manuel Espinosa: Decree signed; 2014-1538 -Guardianship of William Donald GiacconeDecree signed; 2014- 1378 -Guardianship of Aaron Moses Hibbert

Appellate Term, First Judicial Department

People v. Andujar, John

570714/14 People v. Andujar, John — Stipulation: "So Ordered"; adjourned to the November 2014 term of this Court.

Surrogate's Court, Bronx County

Estate of Eitan Haber

Order signed; 2009-568/K -Estate of Eitan Haber: Order signed; 2008-517/A -Estate of Elisa Verdejo: Order signed; 2010-620/A -Estate of Roslyn Hochman: Order signed; 88A2004/E -Estate of Milton S Jones: Order signed; 88A2004/D -Estate of Milton S Jones: Order signed; 2012-1568/A -Estate of Fay Solomon: Order signed; 440A2005/A -Estate of Louis Olvera: Order signed; 155P2007/J -Estate of Bernard L Pacella Sr: Order signed; 268A2006/A -Estate of Alfred Johnson: Order signed; 834P2006/A -Estate of Anastasia Adams: Order signed; 354P2004/D -Estate of Theresa Pacella: Decree signed; 2010-566/A -Estate of Peter Finnegan: Decree signed; 2010-2963/A -Estate of Braulio Lopez-Cruz: Decree signed; 2008-856/A -Estate of Jesusa Forestier: Decree signed; 2010-566/B -Estate of Peter Finnegan: Decree signed; 2011-75/A -Estate of Rizwana K Bhatti: Decree signed; 340S2005/A -Estate of Mariela Jiminian: Decree signed; 2009-1625/A -Estate of Shirley Lawson

Appellate Term, First Judicial Department

People v. Noe, Aharon

570910/13 People v. Noe, Aharon — Stipulation: "So Ordered"; adjourned to the December 2014 term of this Court.

Surrogate's Court, Bronx County

Estate of Eitan Haber

Order signed; 2009-568/F -Estate of Eitan Haber: Order signed; 2012- 630/B -Estate of Joseph LaMotta: Order signed; 3P2004 -Estate of Joseph Malone: Order signed; 2014-1097 -Estate of Thomas J Reddington: Order signed; 1078P1993 -Estate of Samuel Samuelson: Order signed; 1169P1987/A -Estate of Ann Altshuler: Order signed; 2014-1460 -Estate of Wilhelm Bartels: Order signed; 2014-1877 -Estate of Ira Franklin Torain: Order signed; 2014-34/ B -Estate of Eugene Melendez : Order signed; 2011-3006/B -Estate of Antonio Conciatori: Order signed; 2014-457/A -Estate of Blanche Christian Crawford: Order signed; 2011-3006 -Estate of Antonio Conciatori: Order signed; 2014-1175 -Estate of Melvin B Pascoo: Order signed; 2014-394 -Estate of June C Nelson: Order signed; 2012-1424/A -Estate of Henry Rothschild: Order signed; 2011-2324 -Estate of Leon Hernesh: Order signed; 2014-1176 -Estate of Jean R Thornley: Decree signed; 2014-1659 -Estate of Sara Schafler Kelman: Decree signed; 2014-1044/A -Estate of Sigmund Guttenberg: Decree signed; 2014-1740 -Estate of Charles Katz: Decree signed; 2014-1160 -Estate of Mabel Vareha: Decree signed; 2014-1696 -Estate of Virginia Wymbs: Decree signed; 2014-1660 -Estate of Fredric C Freder: Decree signed; 2014-1878 -Estate of Henrietta Greenberg: Decree signed; 2014-1672 -Estate of Beverly Hartstein: Decree signed; 2014-1912 -Estate of Moses Podolski: Decree signed; 2014-1871 -Estate of Rosalina Rodriguez: Decree signed; 2014-1542 -Estate of Veronica Massella: Decree signed; 2014-1767 -Estate of Ludovico Poveromo: Decree signed; 2014-1682 -Estate of Florence L Slosberg: Decree signed; 2014-1173 -Estate of Ira Goldner: Decree signed; 2014-1629 -Estate of Helen Rhodes: Decree signed; 2014-630 -Estate of Kenneth R Greenhall

Appellate Term, First Judicial Department

People v. Kauff, Tarak

570795/14 People v. Kauff, Tarak — It is Ordered that the motion is denied without prejudice to defendantappellant renewing this motion and submitting a affidavit disclosing the terms of his retainer agreement with private counsel, including the amount and sources of funds that he used to retain private counsel, and explaining why such funds are no longer available to defendant to prosecute this appal. Defendant-appellant should also explain why he can not use his real estate holdings to pay for counsel to prosecute this appeal. See Order

Surrogate's Court, New York County

Estate of Deborah Bernstein

Order signed; 2013-2297/D -Estate of Deborah Bernstein: Trust Decree signed; 2004-2333/A -Guardianship of Kathleen C Parriott

Appellate Term, First Judicial Department

Easy Care Acupuncture (Bivins) v. A Central Ins Co

570600/14 Easy Care Acupuncture (Bivins) v. A Central Ins Co. — It is Ordered that defendant-respondent's motion is denied as moot, and the parties are directed to this Court's August 15, 2014 order in this matter.

Appellate Term, First Judicial Department

Russell, Charlie v. Russell, Charles

570771/14 Russell, Charlie v. Russell, Charles

Appellate Term, First Judicial Department

Trec Rental et al v. Star-Quest Media LLC

570770/14 Trec Rental et al v. Star-Quest Media LLC

Appellate Term, First Judicial Department

Grand Concourse Holding LLC v. McCall, Kim

570628/14 Grand Concourse Holding LLC v. McCall, Kim — It is Ordered that the motion is denied.

Appellate Term, First Judicial Department

New York Holding Company Assocs v. Almonte, Carolyn & Leda

570657/14 New York Holding Company Assocs v. Almonte, Carolyn & Leda — It is Ordered that the motion is denied.

Appellate Term, First Judicial Department

Garcia, Hortencia v. Arroyo, Laura

570773/14 Garcia, Hortencia v. Arroyo, Laura

Appellate Term, First Judicial Department

170 West 85th Street HDFC v. Marks, Jeanette & Thomas

571102/13 170 West 85th Street HDFC v. Marks, Jeanette & Thomas — It is Ordered that the motion is denied.

Appellate Term, First Judicial Department

People v. Williams, Anthony

570721/14 People v. Williams, Anthony

Appellate Term, First Judicial Department

2305 Grand Co. LLC v. Baker, Cleveland

570772/14 2305 Grand Co. LLC v. Baker, Cleveland

Appellate Term, First Judicial Department

14-15 Street Associates v. Borodkin, Gail

570665/14 14-15 Street Associates v. Borodkin, Gail — It is Ordered that petitioner-appellant's motion is withdrawn.

Appellate Term, First Judicial Department

People v. Seabrook, Marcus

570273/13 People v. Seabrook, Marcus

Appellate Term, First Judicial Department

People v. McCollum, Collis

570668/14 People v. McCollum, Collis — Ordered that the motion is granted to the extent of granting appellant leave to appeal as poor person. Seymour W. James, Jr., Esq., of the Legal Aid Society, Criminal Appeals Bureau (199 Water Street, 3rd Floor, NY, NY 10038, Tel # 212 577-3688) is assigned as counsel for the appellant to prosecute the appeal and to serve without compensation. See Order

Appellate Term, First Judicial Department

People v. Syed, Basam

570645/14 People v. Syed, Basam — Ordered that the motion is granted to the extent of granting appellant leave to appeal as a poor person. Seymour W. James, Jr., Esq. , of the Legal Aid Society, Criminal Appeals Bureau (199 Water Street, 3rd Floor, NY, NY 10038, tel # 212 577-3688) is assigned as counsel for the appellant to prosecute the appeal and to serve without compensation. Se Order

Appellate Term, First Judicial Department

People v. Jackson, Scott

570669/14 People v. Jackson, Scott

Appellate Term, First Judicial Department

N.Y.C.T.A. v. Hazari, Bazlur & Ali, Ayub

570691/14 N.Y.C.T.A. v. Hazari, Bazlur & Ali, Ayub — It is Ordered that the motion is denied.

Appellate Term, First Judicial Department

People v. Sharker, Mozammel

570666/14 People v. Sharker, Mozammel — Ordered that the motion is granted to the extent of granting appellant leave to appeal as a poor person. The Bronx Defenders (360 East 161st Street, Bronx, NY 10451, Tel # 718 838-7878) is assigned as counsel for the appellant to prosecute the appeal and to serve without compensation. See Order

Appellate Term, First Judicial Department

People v. Armour, Jerome

570136/13 People v. Armour, Jerome — It is ordered that defendant-appellant's motion is denied..

Appellate Term, First Judicial Department

Intercontinental St. Nicholas Associates v. Velasquez, Alfredo

570602/14 Intercontinental St. Nicholas Associates v. Velasquez, Alfredo — It is Ordered that the motion is denied.

Appellate Term, First Judicial Department

People v. Acevedo-Garcia

570656/14 People v. Acevedo-Garcia Ordered that the motion is granted to the extent of granting appellant leave to file an untimely notice of appeal. The Criminal Court Appeals Clerk is directed to file a notice of appeal on behalf of the defendant. Upon filing said notice of appeal, that branch of the motion seeking to appeal as a poor person and the assignment of counsel is granted. Seymour W. James Jr., Esq. Of the Legal Aid Society, Criminal Appeals Bureau (199 Water Street, 3rd floor, NY, NY 10038, Tel # 212 577-3688) is assigned as counsel for the appellant to prosecute the appeal and to serve without compensation. See Order

Appellate Term, First Judicial Department

People v. Kouakou, Yao

570764/12 People v. Kouakou, Yao

Appellate Term, First Judicial Department

JFLB LLC v. Borushek, Olga M

570769/14 JFLB LLC v. Borushek, Olga M.

Appellate Term, First Judicial Department

North Carolina Leasing LP v. Johnson, Charles

570389/14 North Carolina Leasing LP v. Johnson, Charles — It is Ordered that landlord-respondent's motion to vacate the stay and dismiss the appeal is granted without opposition.

Appellate Term, First Judicial Department

People v. Collins, Jerome

570703/14 People v. Collins, Jerome