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New York State Courts: New York's state court system is one of the most complex in the nation. New York's trial courts include location-based courts such as New York Town and Village Justice Courts, New York City Courts, and Criminal and Civil Courts in the city of New York. There are also limited jurisdiction courts including Surrogate's Court (which handles probate/estate matters,) and Family Court. New York's District Courts and Courts of Claims hear a variety of civil cases. New York small claims cases are also heard in District Court. The next level of the New York court system includes the Supreme Court and County Courts, and above these are the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court and the state's highest court is the New York Court of Appeals. The New York State Unified Court System provides several online databases through their ECourts website, where you can look up information regarding various New York court cases. These can be found at If you're trying to view someone's criminal record in New York, you can search for that here. You can also find information regarding New York court documents in Family, Housing, and some other civil cases.
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06, Mar 2015 - Queens, NY Former City Councilman Daniel Halloran Gets 10 Years In Prison
Daniel Halloran, a former New York City councilman who was convicted of helping another politician buy a spot on the 2013 mayoral ballot, was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison.
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06, Mar 2015 - White Plains, NY FBI Bribe Scheme Leads to Co-Defendants in Court – Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Leslie R. Caldwell, the Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, and Michael E. Horowitz, the Justice Department Inspector General, announced that JOHANNES THALER and RIZVE AHMED, a/k/a “Caesar,” were sentenced yesterday in White Plains federal court to 30 months and 42 ...
06, Mar 2015 - Queens, NY Man indicted with hate crime charges for calling Sikh 'Osama'
New York, Feb 24: A 55-year-old man in the US has been indicted by a US jury on hate crime charges for calling a Sikh man 'Osama' and then intentionally hitting him with his truck last year, severely injuring him.
06, Mar 2015 - Merrick, NY Kansas judge files suit challenging 2014 judiciary changes
Judge Larry T. Solomon of Kingman County filed a lawsuit Wednesday challenging a law that changes the way chief judges in the district courts are selected. The suit, which is backed by the New York-based Brennan Center for Justice, alleges lawmakers were retaliating against the Kansas Supreme Court for its decision in a school finance case. By Peter Hancock
06, Mar 2015 - Beacon, NY Tribeca Festival blends films, live performances in varied slate
NEW YORK (Reuters) - From a crime drama starring actress Glenn Close to an Arnold Schwarzenegger film about a deadly zombie epidemic to an expose of the financial crisis, the Tribeca Film Festival unveiled a varied slate of movies on Thursday.
06, Mar 2015 - Bharara Defends Remarks, Handling Of Sheldon Silver Criminal Case
From his use of Twitter to a so-called ``perp walk'' that consisted of a car ride, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara on Thursday defended his handling of the arrest of former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver.
06, Mar 2015 - Utica, NY Trial likely for suspect in Utica bar shooting
The case of a New York City man who reportedly began shooting into a crowd of people outside Level Bar & Lounge in October most likely will be heading to trial.
06, Mar 2015 - Queens, NY Disgraced City Councilman Dan Halloran sentenced to 10 years in prison
  WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A former New York City councilman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his part in a scheme to help a Democratic state senator run for mayor as a Republican. A federal judge sentenced Daniel Halloran, a Queens Republican, for bribery and fraud. Halloran was found guilty […]
06, Mar 2015 - Exclusive: New York attorney general seeks information on financier Epstein's philanthropy
By David Ingram NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Attorney General's Office has sent letters to the charitable foundation of financier Jeffrey Epstein seeking information on whether it is complying with state registration requirements. Epstein, 62, has been a tabloid sensation since allegations arose in a court proceeding in December that he forced an underage girl to have sex with Britain's ...
06, Mar 2015 - Coordination of Related Actions Discussed at GM Ignition Switch MDL Conference
On June 9, 2014, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation (JPML) transferred all pending federal GM ignition switch lawsuits into one court in the Southern District of New York. Judge Jesse M. Furman was appointed to oversee the pre-trial proceedings. On January 20, 2015, the attorneys involved in the litigation met with Judge Furman […]
06, Mar 2015 - Queens, NY U.S. court restores $18 million award to man freed in NYC rape case
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Thursday restored an $18 million jury verdict against New York City and in favor of a man who sued after spending 22 years behind bars for a rape he did not commit. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the city intentionally or recklessly deprived Alan Newton of his due process rights by taking more than a decade to locate ...
06, Mar 2015 - Lawyers: Evidence shows Saudi Arabia aided 9/11 hijackers
NEW YORK — Lawyers for victims of the Sept. 11 attacks say they have new evidence that agents of Saudi Arabia "directly and knowingly" helped the hijackers, including sworn testimony from the so-called 20th hijacker and from three principals of the U.S. government's two primary probes of the attacks. The Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington said in a statement Wednesday that Zacarias Moussaoui ...
06, Mar 2015 - 5 Indian workers in US awarded 88 cr in labour trafficking case
Signal International, its network of recruiters and labour brokers are being sued for trafficking 500 Indian guest workers to the United States and forcing them to work under barbaric conditions. George Joseph reports for from New York
06, Mar 2015 - Queens, NY Former councilman gets 10 years in mayoral ballot bribery
A former New York City councilman who was convicted of helping another politician try to buy a spot on the 2013 mayoral ballot was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison. Daniel Halloran, a Queens... To view the full story, click the title link.
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