Blaudziunas v Egan

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Justia Opinion Summary

Plaintiffs commenced an action and moved for preliminary injunction seeking to enjoin defendants, the board of trustees, from demolishing a certain church building. At issue was whether section 5 of the Religious Corporations Law granted plaintiffs, former parishioners of the church incorporated as a religious corporation, the authority to challenge the board of trustees' decision to demolish the church. The court held that plaintiffs have no basis to challenge the actions properly voted upon by the board of trustees and sanctioned by the archbishop. Accordingly, the order of the Appellate Division was affirmed.

Matter of Apple 2012 NY Slip Op 07053 Decided on October 23, 2012 Court of Appeals Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law ยง 431. This opinion is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the Official Reports.

Decided on October 23, 2012
No. 231

[*1]In the Matter of Hon. Robert P. Apple, a Justice of the Pawling Village Court, Dutchess County.

On the Court's own motion, it is determined that Hon. Robert P. Apple is suspended, with pay, effective immediately, from the office of Justice of the Pawling Village Court, Dutchess County, pursuant to New York State Constitution, Article 6, section 22 and Judiciary Law, section 44, subd. 8. Chief Judge Lippman and Judges Ciparick, Graffeo, Read, Smith, Pigott and Jones concur.
Decided October 23, 2012