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Clement v. Durban  
Date: November 14, 2018
Citation: 2018 NY Slip Op 07693
Docket Number: 118

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals affirmed the decision of the Appellate Division affirming the judgment of Supreme Court granting Defendants' motion to compel Plaintiff to post a minimum of $500 security in this personal injury acti...

Alliance to End Chickens as Kaporos v New York City Police Dept.
Date: November 14, 2018
Citation: 2018 NY Slip Op 07694
Docket Number: 126
Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman  
Date: October 23, 2018
Citation: 2018 NY Slip Op 07037
Docket Number: 100

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals answered a certified question from the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit concerning the meaning of N.Y. Gen. Bus. Law 518 in the affirmative, holding that a merchant complies with...

People v. Grimes  
Date: October 23, 2018
Citation: 2018 NY Slip Op 07038
Docket Number: 103

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals held that a defendant is not entitled to a writ of error coram nobis to bypass the limitation set by the legislature in N.Y. Crim. Proc. Law 460.30 in which to file a criminal leave application (CLA)...

People v Baisley
Date: October 23, 2018
Citation: 2018 NY Slip Op 07039
Docket Number: 104
Rosa v Delacruz
Date: October 23, 2018
Citation: 2018 NY Slip Op 07040
Docket Number: 146 SSM 23
International Union of Painters & Allied Trades, District Council No. 4 v. New York State Department of Labor  
Date: October 18, 2018
Citation: 2018 NY Slip Op 06963
Docket Number: 101

Justia Opinion Summary: In this case concerning the interpretation of New York’s constitutional prevailing wage requirement, the Court of Appeals upheld the New York State Department of Labor’s statute-based policy limiting the payment of appre...

Matter of Haug v State Univ. of N.Y. at Potsdam
Date: October 18, 2018
Citation: 2018 NY Slip Op 06964
Docket Number: 102
LeadingAge N.Y., Inc. v. Shah  
Date: October 18, 2018
Citation: 2018 NY Slip Op 06965
Docket Number: 93

Justia Opinion Summary: In this challenge to certain regulations promulgated by the Department of Health (DOH) on separation of powers grounds, the Court of Appeals affirmed the order of the Appellate Division holding that two of the challenged...

In re Lacee L.  
Date: October 18, 2018
Citation: 2018 NY Slip Op 06966
Docket Number: 95

Justia Opinion Summary: At issue was whether Family Court can find that the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) made “reasonable efforts” toward family reunifications, as required by N.Y. Fam. Ct. 1089, if ACS failed to p...

Bradley v HWA 1290 III LLC
Date: October 16, 2018
Citation: 2018 NY Slip Op 06853
Docket Number: 144 SSM 19
People v. Crespo  
Date: October 16, 2018
Citation: 2018 NY Slip Op 06849
Docket Number: 27

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals reversed the judgment of the Appellate Division remanding this criminal case for a new trial, holding that the trial court’s determination that Defendant’s request to proceed pro se, made near the co...

In re Leticia D. Astacio  
Date: October 16, 2018
Citation: 2018 NY Slip Op 06850
Docket Number: 94

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals accepted the State Commission on Judicial Conduct’s recommendation that Petitioner Leticia D. Astacio be removed from her judicial office as a Judge of the Rochester City Court, Monroe County, holdin...

Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. v. Flagstar Capital Markets  
Date: October 16, 2018
Citation: 2018 NY Slip Op 06851
Docket Number: 96

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals held that Plaintiff’s breach of contract action, which concerned the interplay between the freedom to contract and New York public policy, was correctly dismissed as untimely because no substantive c...

In re O'Connor  
Date: October 16, 2018
Citation: 2018 NY Slip Op 06852
Docket Number: 99

Justia Opinion Summary: The Court of Appeals upheld the determination of the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct sustaining four charges of misconduct against Petitioner, a Judge of the Civil Court of the City of New York, Queens Coun...

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