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Court of Appeals — Ineffective Assistance of Counsel: People v. Cortez

New York State Court of Appeals Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Lack of Record — Prior Bad Acts — Defendant’s Journal People v. Cortez No. 225 Judge Lippman Background: The defendant was convicted of murdering his former girlfriend following a jury ...

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Court of Appeals — Statute of Frauds: William J. Jenack Estate Appraisers and Auctioneers, Inc. v. Rabizadeh

New York State Court of Appeals Statute of Frauds Auction Bids William J. Jenack Estate Appraisers and Auctioneers, Inc. v. Rabizadeh No. 229 Judge Rivera Background: The plaintiff appealed from an order dismissing its complaint. The plaintiff sells fine art ...

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Court of Appeals — Malpractice Insurance: Ragins v. Hospitals Insurance Company, et al.

New York State Court of Appeals Malpractice Insurance Excess Policy — Judgment Interest Ragins v. Hospitals Insurance Company, et al. No. 234 Memorandum Background: The plaintiff commenced an action alleging breach of an insurance contract. The plaintiff argued that the ...

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Court of Appeals — Collective Bargaining Agreements: Kolbe v. Tibbetts

New York State Court of Appeals Collective Bargaining Agreements Retirement — Insurance Kolbe v. Tibbetts No. 235 Judge Lippman Background: The question before the Court of Appeals was whether certain collective bargaining agreements conferred upon the plaintiff-retirees a vested right to the ...

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Court of Appeals — Judicial Misconduct: Hon. Glen R. George v. State Commission on Judicial Conduct

New York State Court of Appeals Judicial Misconduct Impartiality Hon. Glen R. George v. State Commission on Judicial Conduct No. 249 Per Curiam Background: The petitioner is a non-lawyer town justice. He commenced a proceeding to review a determination by ...

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Court of Appeals — Resentencing: People v. Pignataro

New York State Court of Appeals Resentencing Constitutionality — Mandatory Post-Release Supervision People v. Pignataro No. 213 Judge Rivera Background: The defendant challenged his resentencing under Section 70.85 of the Penal Law. He argued that the statute is unconstitutional because ...

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