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People v. Polhill

Court of Appeals of New York
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
In this case, the Appellate Division reversed the decision of the Supreme Court and ordered that identification evidence be suppressed because the...
10/28/2014 171

People v. Sweat

Court of Appeals of New York
Criminal Law & Procedure
Order dismissing, on double jeopardy grounds, an information charging defendant Sweat with two counts of Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree is...
10/28/2014 159

People v. Dunbar

Court of Appeals of New York
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
In these companion cases, the detective investigator delivered a preamble to the Miranda warnings during defendants' separate pre-arraignment...
10/28/2014 169

Lawrence v. Miller

Court of Appeals of New York
Attorney's Fees, Contracts, Probate, Trusts & Estates
Following a lengthy estate litigation in which defendant law firm represented plaintiffs and obtained a $111 million settlement worth nearly twice the...
10/28/2014 149

Matter of State of New York v. Donald DD.

Court of Appeals of New York
Criminal Law & Procedure
In this combined litigation involving two sexual offenders diagnosed with antisocial personality disorder (ASPD), the Supreme Court's order finding...
10/28/2014 172

Nguyen v. Holder

Court of Appeals of New York
Family Law
A marriage where a husband is the half-brother of the wife's mother is not void as incestuous under Domestic Relations Law section 5(3).
10/28/2014 146

Ellington v. EMI Music

Court of Appeals of New York
Contracts
In this breach of contract action involving the terms of a royalty provision contained in a copyright renewal Agreement between the two parties,...
10/23/2014 156

People v. Cullen

Court of Appeals of New York
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Conviction of defendant for rape, incest, and other sexual crimes and sentence of 15 years in prison followed by 5 years of postrelease supervision is...
10/23/2014 167

People v. Ludwig

Court of Appeals of New York
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
In this child sexual abuse case in which the County Court permitted the People to elicit testimony about complainant's statements disclosing the abuse...
10/23/2014 166

People v. Turner

Court of Appeals of New York
Criminal Law & Procedure, Sentencing
Imposition of a term of postrelease supervision (PRS) at sentencing is reversed, vacated, and remitted for further proceedings, where: 1) the court...
10/23/2014 164
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