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People v Ramsaran
Date: June 29, 2017
Citation: 2017 NY Slip Op 05268
Docket Number: 105 SSM 11
People v Smart
Date: June 29, 2017
Citation: 2017 NY Slip Op 05269
Docket Number: 108 SSM 18
In re Hennel  
Date: June 29, 2017
Citation: 2017 NY Slip Op 05266
Docket Number: 78

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals reversed the order of the Appellate Division affirming Surrogate’s Court’s grant of summary judgment to Petitioners, holding that Petitioners’ claim against the decedent’s estate seeking to enforce a...

People v. Prindle  
Date: June 29, 2017
Citation: 2017 NY Slip Op 05267
Docket Number: 84

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals upheld the constitutionality of New York’s discretionary persistent felony offender sentencing scheme, holding that, in light of Alleyne v. United States, 570 U.S. __ (2013), this sentencing scheme d...

Matter of Winchester
Date: June 27, 2017
Citation: 2017 NY Slip Op 05173
Docket Number: 110
People v. Price  
Date: June 27, 2017
Citation: 2017 NY Slip Op 05174
Docket Number: 58

Justia Opinion Summary: In this criminal case, the People did not proffer a sufficient foundation at trial to authenticate a photograph that was obtained from an internet profile page allegedly belonging to Defendant to render the photograph ad...

Aristy-Farer v. State  
Date: June 27, 2017
Citation: 2017 NY Slip Op 05175
Docket Number: 75

Justia Opinion Summary: Plaintiffs filed two actions - the NYSER action and the Aristy-Farer action - contending that the State had violated the Education Article by failing to provide students with a sound basic education. Supreme Court denie...

Gevorkyan v. Judelson  
Date: June 27, 2017
Citation: 2017 NY Slip Op 05176
Docket Number: 79

Justia Opinion Summary: An entity engaged in the bail bond business may not retain the premium paid on a criminal defendant’s behalf when bail is denied and the defendant is never released from custody. Arthur Bogoraz was indicted on state law...

Matter of New York City Asbestos Litig.
Date: June 22, 2017
Citation: 2017 NY Slip Op 05121
Docket Number: 106 SSM 14
Papa v Associated Indem. Corp.
Date: June 22, 2017
Citation: 2017 NY Slip Op 05122
Docket Number: 107 SSM 15
People v. Spencer  
Date: June 22, 2017
Citation: 2017 NY Slip Op 05118
Docket Number: 76

Justia Opinion Summary: Under the circumstances of this case, where a sworn juror repeatedly and unambiguously stated that she was unable to render an impartial verdict based solely on the evidence and the law, the trial court erred in failing...

People v Lofton
Date: June 22, 2017
Citation: 2017 NY Slip Op 05119
Docket Number: 80
People v. Minemier  
Date: June 22, 2017
Citation: 2017 NY Slip Op 05120
Docket Number: 81

Justia Opinion Summary: The sentencing court violated N.Y. Crim. Proc. Laws 390.50 and Defendant’s due process rights by failing adequately to set forth on the record the basis for its refusal to disclose to the defense certain statements that...

City of New York v. New York State Nurses Ass’n  
Date: June 8, 2017
Citation: 2017 NY Slip Op 04492
Docket Number: 53

Justia Opinion Summary: A city-employer's failure to provide information to a union for the purposes of representing nurse-employees in their disciplinary proceedings was improper. Two members of the New York State Nurses Association (the Unio...

People v. Bethune  
Date: June 8, 2017
Citation: 2017 NY Slip Op 04493
Docket Number: 61

Justia Opinion Summary: Under the circumstances of this case, where an alleged instructional defect was actually a typographical error, Supreme Court did not abuse its discretion in resettling the transcript without a hearing. Defendant was c...

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