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People v. Dubarry

Court of Appeals of New York
Criminal Law & Procedure
A defendant cannot be convicted of depraved indifference murder and intentional murder on a "transferred intent" theory, where defendant kills one...
04/07/2015 32

In the Matter of Edwin Lopez v. Evans

Court of Appeals of New York

When a parolee lacks mental competency to stand trial, it is a violation of his or her due process rights to conduct a parole revocation hearing. The...
04/07/2015 51

People v. Guthrie

Court of Appeals of New York
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law & Procedure
In this case, defendant's vehicle was stopped by a police officer after the officer observed the vehicle driving past a stop sign without stopping. ...
04/07/2015 50

People v. Williams

Court of Appeals of New York
Criminal Law & Procedure, Evidence
Evidence of a defendant's selective silence generally may not be used by the People as part of their case-in-chief, either to allow the jury to infer...
04/07/2015 34

People v. Carr

Court of Appeals of New York
Criminal Law & Procedure
In these consolidated appeals, co-defendants challenge their second-degree murder convictions on grounds that the court violated their right to...
04/02/2015 26

Powers v. St. John's University School of Law

Court of Appeals of New York
Administrative Law, Criminal Law & Procedure, Education Law
Petitioner, a law student, brought this suit pursuant to CPLR article 78 challenging a determination of respondent St. John's University School of Law...
04/02/2015 28

Nicometi v. The Vineyards of Fredonia

Court of Appeals of New York
Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law
In this personal injury action, plaintiff construction worker sustained injuries after he slipped on ice and fell to the floor while using stilts to...
04/02/2015 31

Saint v. Syracuse Supply Company

Court of Appeals of New York
Injury & Tort Law, Labor & Employment Law
Plaintiffs challenge the dismissal of their claims arising from work-related injuries that plaintiff Joseph Saint suffered while he was engaged in the...
04/02/2015 35
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