Recent Articles from Margaret E. Somerset
The “new normal” of practicing law remotely has its challenges. Zoom depositions are one of them. Preparation is tedious. Computer screens notoriously freeze mid-sentence. And how about those lawyers who love using the limitations of virtual testimony to feed helpful hints to their witnesses? As annoying as they can be, Zoom depositions are likely here […]
Have you ever had one of those dreams that you are winning a game show? “Alex, let’s go with ‘Publish or Perish in the Courtroom’ for $1,000.” Your heart races with excitement as Alex announces: “This answer is a Daily Double!” “Is meaningless until published,” Alex says. Your hand smashes down onto the red […]
Since you are reading The Daily Record, I will presume that you are probably one of the more responsible people in your family. You plan ahead. You already completed a Health Care Proxy. You have discussed or written your preferences for end of life treatment with your family.
We litigators spend most of our time applying precedent and on rare, special occasions, shaping it. We are on the threshold of one of those rare experiences. In June 2009, the state Public Health Law was amended ...
- Fourth Department – Mental Hygiene Law: Charles L. v. State of New York
- Second Circuit – Medicaid and Medicare certification: U.S. ex rel. Quartararo v. Cath. Health Sys. Of Long Island Inc.
- Fourth Department – Waiver of indictment: People v. King
- Fourth Department – Speedy trial: People v. Jordan
- Fourth Department – Rosario material: People v. Dennard
- Second Circuit – Magnuson-Stevens Act: State of New York v. Raimondo
- Fourth Department – Plea: People v. Davis
- Second Circuit – Revocation of minimum sentence: Bangs v. Walter William Smith, et al.
- Fourth Department – Relation-back doctrine: CHS Inc. v. Land O’Lakes Purina Feed, et al.
- Fourth Department – Unlawful arrest: People v. Burke
- Fourth Department – Attempted criminal possession of a controlled substance: People v. Brown
- Second Circuit – Immigration: Paucar v. Garland
- N.Y. Court of Appeals reverses gun conviction
- NY board approves cannabis lawsuit settlements, paves way for retail dispensaries
- NY Court of Appeals reverses murder conviction because of illegal police search
- NY Court of Appeals reverses gun conviction over ineffective counsel
- Split court affirms gun conviction, finding search and arrest were legal
- NY appeals court vacates drug conviction over illegal police search
- Split Court of Appeals strips Police Accountability Board of disciplinary power
- Manslaughter conviction reversed after appeals court finds insufficient evidence