Court of Appeals of New York - June 2012 Opinion Summaries

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People v. Sinha

Court of Appeals of New York
Criminal Law & Procedure
In a conviction of a teacher of several charges stemming from relationships she allegedly had with two minor students is affirmed, as the Appellate...
06/27/2012 125

In the Matter of Chinese Staff & Workers' Assoc.

Court of Appeals of New York
Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Government Law
In plaintiffs' suit against the Department of City Planning (DCP), seeking to annul the negative declaration on the ground that DCP's environmental...
06/27/2012 124

Zheng v. City of New York

Court of Appeals of New York
Government Contracts, Landlord Tenant Law, Property Law & Real Estate
In plaintiffs' suit alleging that the City of New York is contractually obligated to pay rent subsidies to their landlords under the Advantage New...
06/26/2012 147

People v. McKenzie

Court of Appeals of New York
Criminal Law & Procedure
Defendant's conviction for second degree murder of his fiancee is reversed and remanded, as defendant's request to charge an affirmative defense that...
06/26/2012 133

In the Matter of the Honorable Lafayette D. Young, Jr.

Court of Appeals of New York
Ethics & Disciplinary Code, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Judges & Judiciary, Legal Malpractice
The State Commission on Judicial Conduct's decision sustaining six charges of misconduct against a judge and determination that he should be removed...
06/26/2012 129

Swezey v. Merrill Lynch

Court of Appeals of New York
Asset Forfeiture, Civil Procedure, Class Actions, International Law
In a turnover proceeding against Merrill Lynch seeking to execute a class action $2 billion judgment against a brokerage firm, arising from a judgment...
06/26/2012 88

In the Matter of Smith v. Hon. Tormey

Court of Appeals of New York
Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Judges & Judiciary, Administrative Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
An Administrative Judge (AJ) does not have authority pursuant to 22 NYCRR section 127.2 (b) to considering an order of a trial court assigning an...
06/12/2012 100

In the Matter of N. Syracuse Central Sch. Dist. v. New York State Div. of Human Rights

Court of Appeals of New York
Civil Rights, Education Law, Government Law
(Industry: Services)

A public school district is not an "education corporation or association" as contemplated by Executive Law section 296 (4), and therefore, the New...
06/12/2012 109

People v. Ramos

Court of Appeals of New York
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Under New York's "strict equivalency" standard for convictions rendered in other jurisdictions, a federal conviction for conspiracy to commit a drug...
06/12/2012 112

People v. Kelley

Court of Appeals of New York
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Convictions for course of sexual conduct against a child in the first degree and endangering the welfare of a child are vacated and a new trial...
06/12/2012 104
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