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People v Cisse
Date: February 21, 2019
Citation: 2019 NY Slip Op 01258
Docket Number: 10
Hinton v Village of Pulaski
Date: February 21, 2019
Citation: 2019 NY Slip Op 01261
Docket Number: 35 SSM 27
In re New York City Asbestos Litigation  
Date: February 21, 2019
Citation: 2019 NY Slip Op 01259
Docket Number: 8

Justia Opinion Summary: In this complaint alleging that Defendants were responsible for causing Mason South’s mesothelioma, from which he died, the Court of Appeals affirmed the Appellate Division's decision affirming Supreme Court’s denial of...

People v. Diaz  
Date: February 21, 2019
Citation: 2019 NY Slip Op 01260
Docket Number: 9

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals held that a correctional facility’s release to prosecutors or law enforcement agencies of recordings of nonprivileged telephone calls made by pretrial detainees, who are notified that their calls wil...

In re James Q.  
Date: February 19, 2019
Citation: 2019 NY Slip Op 01166
Docket Number: 3

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals held that N.Y. Mental Hyg. Law 33.13, which protects the confidentiality of the clinical records of patients and clients as maintained by facilities licensed or operated by the Office of Mental Healt...

People v. Thomas  
Date: February 19, 2019
Citation: 2019 NY Slip Op 01167
Docket Number: 5

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals held that a resentence on a prior conviction, imposed after the original sentence is vacated as illegal, does not reset the date of sentencing for purposes of determining a defendant’s predicate felo...

U.S. Bank National Ass’n v. DLJ Mortgage Capital, Inc.  
Date: February 19, 2019
Citation: 2019 NY Slip Op 01168
Docket Number: 6

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals affirmed the order of the Appellate Court affirming the judgment of Supreme Court dismissing this action filed by the trustee (Trustee) of three residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) alleging...

U.S. Bank National Ass’n v DLJ Mortgage Capital, Inc.  
Date: February 19, 2019
Citation: 2019 NY Slip Op 01169
Docket Number: 7

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals affirmed the order of the Appellate Division affirming Supreme Court’s dismissal of the complaint filed by the trustee (Trustee) of the ABSHE 2006 residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) trust,...

Mental Hygiene Legal Service v. Sullivan  
Date: February 14, 2019
Citation: 2019 NY Slip Op 01122
Docket Number: 1

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals held that assigned Mental Hygiene Legal Services (MHLS) counsel is not entitled to be given an interview and an opportunity to participate in treatment planning meetings for article 10 respondents pl...

Mental Hygiene Legal Service v. Daniels  
Date: February 14, 2019
Citation: 2019 NY Slip Op 01123
Docket Number: 2

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals reversed the order of the Appellate Division and dismissed this petition and proceeding, holding that Mental Hygiene Legal Service (MHLS) did not have standing to bring this proceeding in its own nam...

Matter of Giaquinto
Date: February 14, 2019
Citation: 2019 NY Slip Op 01125
Docket Number: 34 SSM 26
Arrowhead Capital Finance, Ltd. v Cheyne Specialty Fin. Fund L.P.  
Date: February 14, 2019
Citation: 2019 NY Slip Op 01124
Docket Number: 4

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals reversed the decision of the Appellate Division affirming Supreme Court’s dismissal of the claims in this case, holding that failure by a nonresident attorney admitted in New York to comply with the...

People v. Allen  
Date: December 13, 2018
Citation: 2018 NY Slip Op 08537
Docket Number: 137

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals reversed the decision of the Appellate Division reversing Defendant’s conviction of manslaughter and granting Defendant a new trial, holding that the People’s failure to obtain court permission to re...

People v. Hakes  
Date: December 13, 2018
Citation: 2018 NY Slip Op 08538
Docket Number: 139

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals reversed the decision of the Appellate Division reversing the judgment of the county court on the basis that Defendant’s sentence was illegal because sentencing courts cannot require a defendant to p...

T-Mobile Northeast, LLC v. DeBellis  
Date: December 13, 2018
Citation: 2018 NY Slip Op 08539
Docket Number: 140

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals affirmed the order of the Appellate Division determining that certain telecommunications equipment was taxable property pursuant to N.Y. Real Prop. Tax Law (RPTL) 102(12)(i), holding that the Appella...

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