Category: New York Court of Appeals

Injured? You May be Covered: Court Of Appeals Extends the Duty of Care Owed by Medical Providers to Members of the General Public

— By Andrew Stewart Davis v. South Nassau Communities Hosp., 2015 NY Slip Op 09229 (December 16, 2015). Abstract: The Court of Appeals recognized a legal duty owed by medical providers to a non-patient, third party even in the absence

Posted in Article Archive, Health Law, Legal Pulse, New York Court of Appeals, Tort Law

Women Only Liable for Intentional Injuries to Unborn Fetuses, Court of Appeals Says

–by Chris Powers Abstract: The New York Court of Appeals ruled that a mother cannot be held liable for the death of a newborn baby when the baby’s injury was caused by the mother’s prenatal negligence because criminalizing negligence in

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Coleson v. City of New York

This appeal stems from a negligence suit against the City of New York and the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and addresses what evidence is necessary to establish that a special relationship existed between an individual and a municipality

Posted in Article Archive, Civil Practice, Court Watch, New York Court of Appeals, Tort Law

People v. Allen

This appeal addresses whether a duplicity argument based on trial evidence must be preserved for appeal where the count is not duplicitous on the face of the indictment. The appellant/defendant, Terrell Allen (“defendant”), was charged with one count of second-degree

Posted in Article Archive, Court Watch, Criminal Law, Evidence, New York Court of Appeals

People v. On Sight Mobile Opticians

This appeal addresses the severability of a municipal ordinance section and the constitutionality of a content-neutral restriction on the posting of signs on public property. The defendant, On Sight Mobile Opticians, had placed a sign advertising its business on public

Posted in Administrative Law, Article Archive, Court Watch, New York Court of Appeals, Zoning and Land Use

Rigano v. Vibar Const., Inc.

The issue decided in the case is whether a notice of mechanic’s lien can be amended nunc pro tunc to reflect the name of the true owner of the property or whether the misnomer invalidates the lien. George Vigogna (sole

Posted in Article Archive, Civil Practice, Commercial Transactions, Court Watch, New York Court of Appeals, Real Property, Tort Law, Uncategorized

People v. Marquan M.

This appeal involves a sixteen-year-old high school student that anonymously posted pictures of high school classmates and other adolescents with sexually explicit descriptions of their personal lives on Facebook. A police investigation revealed defendant Marquan M. as the poster. The

Posted in Article Archive, Court Watch, Criminal Law, New York Court of Appeals

People v. Johnson

This appeal addresses whether a defendant’s right to counsel has been violated when he attempts to gain leniency for one crime by discussing another crime and ultimately incriminates himself for the other crime in a meeting where his attorney was

Posted in Article Archive, Constitutional Law, Court Watch, Criminal Law, Evidence, New York Court of Appeals

Matter of Ford v. New York State Racing and Wagering Board

This appeal addresses the legal grounds for rulemaking regarding out-of-competition race horse testing and whether such testing would involve unconstitutional intrusions by testing agents. In 2009 the defendant, the New York State Racing & Wagering Board (“Board”), promulgated a rule

Posted in Administrative Law, Article Archive, Court Watch, New York Court of Appeals

People v. DeLee

This appeal addresses the proper remedy for a repugnant verdict. The defendant Dwight DeLee, was indicted for second-degree murder, second-degree murder as a hate crime, and third-degree criminal weapon possession by a Syracuse grand jury. He was convicted of the

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