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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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02, Aug 2014 - Herkimer, NY Rome man sent to prison for selling bath salts
Nearly two years after the use of bath salts made headlines almost every day, the man responsible for distributing much of the synthetic drugs across Central New York was finally sent to prison Tuesday.
02, Aug 2014 - Washington, NY Texas woman gets 18 years for Obama ricin plot
WASHINGTON - A US actress who tried to blame her husband for sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, then-New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and a gun control activist got 18 years in prison Wednesday. US District Judge Michael Schneider sentenced Shannon Guess Richardson to 216 months in federal prison on a biological weapons charge and ordered her to pay $367,222.29 (S$456,281) in ...
02, Aug 2014 - Nassau, NY Parolee convicted of killing NY officer, 2nd man
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A New York City parolee was convicted Monday of a murderous rampage that included shooting a suburban police officer at point-blank range during a traffic stop, fleeing and then executing a carjacking victim moments later.
02, Aug 2014 - Fitapelli Kurta Files 14 Customer Arbitration Cases Involving Failed Real Estate Investments: Urges
NEW YORK -- New York City based securities fraud attorneys, Fitapelli Kurta, announced the filing of fourteen individual customer arbitration cases against various broker-dealers related to the sale and ...
02, Aug 2014 - Texas woman to be sentenced for sending ricin
A Texas woman who had minor acting roles in film and television faces sentencing for sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and now-former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
02, Aug 2014 - Schneiderman's Republican Opponent Calls Him Out Over Moreland Commission
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said little Friday about the scandal surrounding the Moreland Commission, but his Republican challenger in the fall election spoke out. Time Warner Cable News reporter Zack Fink has more.
02, Aug 2014 - Shannon Richardson sentenced in ricin letter case
Shannon Guess Richardson has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison and ordered to pay $367,222.29 in restitution for sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the leader of Mayors Against Ilegal Guns back in May of 2013.
02, Aug 2014 - Attorney Brian D. Perskin Is Selected to The National Advocates: Top 100 Lawyers
Attorney Perskin of Brian D. Perskin & Associates P.C. has been selected for a rare honor: recognition as one of the top 100 family law advocates in all of New York. (PRWeb July 11, 2014) Read the full story at
02, Aug 2014 - Ride-share operator Lyft's New York launch hit snag
Ride-share operator Lyft was forced Friday to postpone its planned launch in New York after a court intervened over demands that it satisfy local safety and licensing requirements. New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and financial services superintendent Benjamin Lawsky said they sought a temporary restraining order after talks broke down with Lyft. "As a result of that action, the ...
01, Aug 2014 - Franklin, NY Rosemarie Hecht, longtime nurse
Hecht, Rosemarie L. (nee Longworth) passed away on July 20, 2014. She was born in Brooklyn, New York and was a graduate of St. Mary’s Nursing School. She worked professionally as a Registered Nurse for many years and was honored to have met Sister Teresa while working as a nurse at Sing Sing Prison.
01, Aug 2014 - Sullivan, NY Banks face challenge averting U.S. regulator's mortgage lawsuits -judge
A federal judge on Wednesday said banks faced an uphill battle in convincing her to dismiss a U.S. regulator's claims that they misled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into buying mortgage-backed securities that later went sour. At a hearing in New York, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote cast doubt on whether she would revisit her ruling finding the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) did not wait too ...
01, Aug 2014 - Texas actress to serve 18 years for sending ricin letter to Obama
Shannon Guess Richardson, a Texas actress, will serve 18 years in federal prison after she sent poison-laced letters to President Obama and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as part of a bizarre plot to frame her estranged husband, federal officials said Wednesday.
01, Aug 2014 - Staten Island, NY Grimm choice: Tax fraud trial could dog NY re-election campaign
By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - This fall, when Representative Michael Grimm asks New York voters to send him to Washington for a third term in Congress he may be splitting his time between the campaign trail and a courtroom where he is due to face tax evasion charges. Grimm, a Republican and former FBI agent who represents parts of the city's Staten Island and Brooklyn boroughs, was ...
01, Aug 2014 - New York judge scolds Argentina; says nation still has obligation to pay US bondholders
NEW YORK, N.Y. - A U.S. federal judge Friday urged Argentina to resume negotiations "as promptly as possible" to resolve its debt crisis and said the South American nation's officials must stop ...
01, Aug 2014 - Judge rules against NY couple over access to Owls Head shore
Posted July 31, 2014, at 3:24 p.m. OWLS HEAD, Maine — The town of Owls Head and neighbors have the right to cross the waterfront property owned by a New York couple, a state judge has ruled.
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