Tag Archives: Decision of Interest

Decision of Interest: Fourth Department — Testamentary Trust: Matter of Canandaigua National Bank and Trust Company

Appellate Division, Fourth Department Testamentary Trust Uneconomical — Intent of the Decedent Matter of Canandaigua National Bank and Trust Company CA 13-01772 Appealed from Surrogate’s Court, Monroe County Background: The petitioner and trustee bank commenced a proceeding to terminate the ...

Read More »

Decision of Interest: Supreme Court, Monroe County — Same Sex Marriage — Child Custody: Wendy G-M v. Erin G-M

Supreme Court, Monroe County Same Sex Marriage — Child Custody Artificial Insemination — Non-Biological Parent Wendy G-M v. Erin G-M 13-13669 Judge Dollinger Background: At issue in the underlying divorce action, the court was required to determine whether a parent ...

Read More »

Discovery: Mink v. Continental Airlines Inc.

Decision of Interest U.S. District Court, Western District of New York Discovery Stay of Discovery — Related Actions Mink v. Continental Airlines Inc. 09-MD-2085 Judge Skretny Background: In these consolidated cases involving the airline crash near Clarence, N.Y., on Feb. ...

Read More »

Appellate Jurisdiction: Matter of Nelson v. Stander

Decision of Interest Appellate Division, Fourth Department Appellate Jurisdiction Declaratory Judgments Matter of Nelson v. Stander 1391 Article 78 Proceeding; Supreme Court, Monroe County Background: Petitioners-plaintiffs commenced this original hybrid CPLR article 78 proceeding and declaratory judgment action seeking a ...

Read More »

Federal Jurisdiction: In Re Air Crash Near Clarence Center

Decision of Interest U.S. District Court, WDNY Federal Jurisdiction FAA In Re Air Crash Near Clarence Center 09-md-2085 Judge Skretny Background: On Feb. 12, 2009, Continental Connection Flight 3407 crashed on approach to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport, killing all ...

Read More »

First Amendment: Matter of Macula v. Board of Education

Appellate Division, Fourth Department First Amendment Schools — Status as Non-Public Forums Matter of Macula v. Board of Education 275 Article 78 Proceeding; Supreme Court, Livingston County Background: The petitioner, a professor at SUNY Geneseo who had children attending Geneseo ...

Read More »