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People v. Bridgeforth

Court of Appeals of New York
Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction for first-degree robbery is reversed and a new trial ordered where: 1) skin color is a cognizable classification upon which a challenge to...
12/22/2016 No. 207

People v. Flowers

Court of Appeals of New York
Sentencing, Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction for criminal possession of a weapon is affirmed where: 1) defendant failed to preserve his argument that the trial court erred by...
12/22/2016 No. 197

Hain v. Jamison

Court of Appeals of New York
Injury & Tort Law
In a negligence action, the Appellate Division's grant of defendant's motion for summary judgment is reversed where there is a material question as to...
12/22/2016 No. 201

People v. Miller

Court of Appeals of New York
Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction for manslaughter is reversed where the trial court abused its discretion by prohibiting defense counsel from questioning prospective jurors...
12/22/2016 No. 208

People v. Patterson

Court of Appeals of New York
Evidence, Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction for second-degree burglary and robbery is affirmed where the trial court did not err in admitting into evidence subscriber information in...
12/22/2016 No. 199

People v. Finkelstein

Court of Appeals of New York
Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction for coercion in the first-degree relating to defendant's harassment of his ex-girlfriend, both while still living at her apartment and from...
12/22/2016 No. 206

Newcomb v. Middle County Central School District

Court of Appeals of New York
Injury & Tort Law, Civil Procedure
In a civil action, arising from an auto accident allegedly caused by defendant school district's sign distracting and obstructing passing drivers on a...
12/22/2016 No. 198

Turturro v. City of New York

Court of Appeals of New York
Transportation, Injury & Tort Law, Government Law
In an injury and tort action, brought against defendant city after twelve-year old plaintiff was seriously injured in a collision involving a speeding...
12/22/2016 No. 196

Flo & Eddie, Inc. v. Sirius XM Radio, Inc.

Court of Appeals of New York
Intellectual Property, Copyright
Answering a certified question from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the Court held that New York common law does not recognize a...
12/20/2016 No. 172

People v. Perkins

Court of Appeals of New York
Criminal Law & Procedure
Conviction for multiple robberies is reversed and remanded. The Court held that a lineup's suggestiveness should not turn solely on whether a...
12/20/2016 No. 202
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