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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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As head of the District Attorneys Association of the State of New York, Cyrus Vance Jr. convened a task force to study ways to improve “antiquated” white-collar crime laws, including those that deal with cybercrime.
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After serving prison time for a gun charge that was ironically tied to Lil Wayne ‘s weapons charges in New York City, it seems Ja has been on a path to rebuild his name and brand.
25, Jul 2014 - Central Islip, NY Suffolk County jail warden is highest-paid muni worker in NY
The Empire Center for Public Policy reports 1,803 local government employees outside of New York City have been paid more than Gov. Andrew Cuomo's $179,000 salary in the past year. The report from the fiscally conservative group for the year ending March 31 shows 47 of the 50 highest-paid municipal employees working for police departments or sheriff's offices and each taking home more than $250 ...
25, Jul 2014 - New York, NY US wine seller set for sentencing on fraud charges
NEW YORK (AP) — A California wine collector the government has characterized as a prolific counterfeiter who sold at least $20 million in fake wine faces at least 11 years in prison when he is sentenced Thursday on fraud charges.
25, Jul 2014 - After service challenged in court, Lyft says it's starting New York City service
ALBANY, N.Y. - The on-demand ride-sharing app Lyft planned to start limited service in New York City on Friday night after reaching agreement with officials to resolve regulatory issues that prompted a ...
25, Jul 2014 - Washington, NY Ridley Pearson's Bestselling Suspense Novel, Undercurrents, Makes Digital Debut
With over 48 published novels in diverse genres, including children's fiction, paranormal, adventure and crime, fans of New York Times bestselling author Ridley Pearson can now read five of his best suspense ...
25, Jul 2014 - Oneida, NY Former Tebb's Shops owner pleads guilty
The former owner and operator of Tebb's Head Shops has pleaded guilty to felony charges related to a five-year scheme to avoid paying New York sales and income tax, according to the state Attorney General's Office.
25, Jul 2014 - Orange, NY Pornstache will not return for season 3 of ‘Orange Is the New Black’
When Orange Is the New Black returns, it will be missing a little facial hair. Pablo Schreiber, who plays Mendez—a.k.a. Pornstache—told the New York Post that he will not appear in the show’s third season. It’s not a huge surprise, considering that the last time we saw his character—spoiler!—he was being carted away to prison. […]
25, Jul 2014 - Frenchman gets 2 years in U.S. prison for role in Guinea mine scandal
A former adviser to mining giant BSG Resources was sentenced in New York federal court on Friday to two years in prison for obstructing a criminal probe in connection with a bribery investigation in Guinea. Frederic Cilins, a French national, pleaded guilty in March to one count of obstruction and admitted attempting to bribe Mamadie Toure, a widow of former Guinea President Lansana Conte, so ...
25, Jul 2014 - Chicago lawyer gets 15 years in big tax fraud case
NEW YORK (AP) — A Chicago-area lawyer and accountant labeled by the government as history's most prolific and unrepentant tax cheat was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison, and the judge bemoaned the "incredible greed" of some of America's wealthiest people for taking advantage of the tax shelters he peddled.
25, Jul 2014 - Bronx, NY How minor crime questioning led to chokehold death of Eric Garner (+video)
New York police officers questioning Eric Garner about an alleged minor crime – selling cigarettes on the street – subdued Mr. Garner using a chokehold banned more than 20 years ago. Soon after, he was dead.
25, Jul 2014 - Columbia, NY Fugitive caught after posing for newspaper picture
BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A fugitive wanted in New York for jumping bail was arrested on a Pennsylvania college campus after he posed for a news photographer and police spotted his picture in the local paper.
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Lyft Inc will launch ride-sharing operations on Friday evening in New York City after reaching an agreement with New York authorities over the company's compliance with state licensing and insurance regulations. The agreement with New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the state's top insurance regulator, Benjamin Lawsky, also calls for Lyft to suspend its current operations in Buffalo ...
25, Jul 2014 - Volokh Conspiracy: New York court sets aside “gravity knife” prosecution
The court concludes dismissal would be in "the interest of justice," under a New York statute authorizing such dismissals.
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