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NY Assemblyman Looks To Change Sex Offender Laws Following Court Of Appeals Ruling

Nine bills, including a similar one to Kaminsky’s, passed the state Senate this past week.


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New York’s Court Of Appeals Hears Case Of Teen’s Brain Kept For Autopsy

The Shipleys sued to get Jesse’s brain back following the field trip and held a second funeral.


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High Court Agrees Single New Yorkers Shouldn’t Have To Prove Homelessness

The New York State Court of Appeals on Tuesday struck down a city plan for tight restrictions on people trying to enter homeless shelters.


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High New York Court: Starbucks Baristas Must Share Tips

The state Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that Starbucks baristas in New York must share their tips with shift supervisors, but not assistant managers.


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NY Court: Starbucks Baristas Must Share Tips With Shift Supervisors

The Court of Appeals found that shift supervisors do much of the same work as the coffee servers and therefore get to share in the tips. The court also ruled the company can deny those tips to assistant managers.


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NY’s Top Court To Decide Who Can Tap Starbucks’ Tip Jars

New York’s top court will give its two cents into the brewing controversy over Starbucks baristas’ tip jars: whether shift supervisors and assistant managers are legally entitled to dip into them.


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N.Y. Court Of Appeals Chief Judge Calls For Return Of Cameras To Courts

New York State Court of Appeals Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman said advances in technology mandate the opening of all courtrooms to cameras so New Yorkers can see for themselves how justice works.


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State Senate Confirms CUNY Law Professor To State’s Highest Court

City University of New York law professor Jenny Rivera was confirmed to the state’s highest court Monday by the state Senate, after some Republican senators faulted Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s choice for limited experience as a trial lawyer and judge.



NY Unveils New Pro Bono Requirement For Lawyers

The requirement, aimed at helping fill the legal needs of New York’s poor, will apply next year to first- and second-year law students. The work can be done anywhere in the U.S. or in a foreign country.


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Court: ’93 Bombing Not Result Of World Trade Center Managers’ Negligence

The majority conclude that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs area airports and owns the trade center site, is entitled to government immunity for its security measures at the building.


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Court: NJ Can End State Health Insurance Coverage For Legal Immigrants

An appeals court ruled the Legislature did not overstep its authority by allowing the Human Services to end coverage for nearly 12,000 immigrants enrolled in the state’s FamilyCare program.


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Top NY Court Upholds Dismissal Of Golf ‘Fore’ Suit

The Court of Appeals in a unanimous ruling Tuesday upheld lower courts’ dismissal of an injured doctor’s personal injury lawsuit against his golfing partner.


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NY Court Nixes Recount In Long Island Senate Race

New York’s top court has rejected Democratic Sen. Craig Johnson’s request for a full manual recount in his narrow loss to Republican newcomer Jack Martins.


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NY Top Court Weighs Vote Recount With New Machines

New York’s top court will hear a Democratic state senator’s challenge Monday to the vote tally showing he lost his seat on Long Island and consider his request to have all district ballots recounted from the state’s new voting machines.


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Court Gets Case Of Bystanders Hit In NYPD Shootout

The Court of Appeals is weighing whether to reinstate the lawsuit dismissed by a divided lower court.