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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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01, Feb 2015 - Supreme Court won't take up looted art at Norton Simon
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A New York woman who has been fighting for years over ownership of two Renaissance masterpieces seized by the Nazis during World War II won a legal round this week when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to grant a hearing on a California museum's effort to keep her lawsuit from proceeding to trial.
01, Feb 2015 - New York man gets 5 years for acquiring handguns in Vermont
BURLINGTON (AP) >> A New York City man is going to federal prison for five years after pleading guilty to charges he had another person buy handguns for him in Vermont. The office of the United States Attorney in Burlington says 26-year-old Devon Holmes had pleaded guilty to the charges that he had a Vermont woman buy two handguns for him from a South Burlington firearms dealer in 2013.
31, Jan 2015 - New York, NY New York Business Pleads Guilty in Trafficking Contraband Cigarettes
A retail business operating on a reservation in the state of New York pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to its role in a conspiracy to commit wire fraud and contraband cigarette trafficking, for which it must pay a total of more than $3.5 million in fine, forfeiture and restitution.
31, Jan 2015 - Greenberg Calls New York Fraud Suit Waste of Time, Money
Ex-American International Group Inc. Chairman Maurice “Hank” Greenberg said New York’s pursuit of him through a decade-old fraud suit is a waste of taxpayer money, as the two sides prepare for a trial next month. The suit has “fallen apart” … The article Greenberg Calls New York Fraud Suit Waste of Time, Money appeared first on Insurance Journal .
31, Jan 2015 - Rensselaer, NY Schaghticoke N.Y. man gets 40 to life for killing mom, stepdad with rock
TROY, N.Y. >> A New York man has been sentenced to 40 years to life in prison for beating his mother and stepfather to death with a rock the size of a bowling bowl. Twenty-three-year-old Anthony Repp was sentenced Thursday in a Rensselaer County court. He pleaded guilty last month to second-degree murder in a plea agreement with prosecutors.
31, Jan 2015 - Rapper Joey Bada$$ charged in Australia with concert assault
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - New York hip-hop artist Joey Bada$$ has been charged in an Australian court with assaulting a security guard before a performance last week, officials said Monday.
31, Jan 2015 - Beastie Boys lawyers: $1.7M jury award in Monster Energy case doesn't cover $2.5M legal bills
NEW YORK — The Beastie Boys want to force the maker of Monster Energy drink to pay nearly $2.4 million in legal fees and costs so the rappers' $1.7 million jury award is not dwarfed by expenses in a copyright violation case, lawyers say.
31, Jan 2015 - Oswego, NY Man Dies Of Cancer Months After Receiving $7.5 Million For Being Wrongfully Imprisoned
Dan Gristwood Dies Of Cancer Months After Receiving $7.5 Million For Being Wrongfully Imprisoned New York Man Awarded $7.5M For Being Wrongfully Imprisoned Dies Of Cancer Months Later New York Man Wrongfully Convicted, Imprisoned For 9 Years Dies of Lung Cancer Man Dies Of Cancer Months After Receiving $7.5 Million For Being Wrongfully Imprisoned Headlines Health Legal Nation Has Been Optimized ...
31, Jan 2015 - Niagara, NY Another Court Denies Legal Rights for a Chimpanzee
For the third time in less than a year, a historic bid for legal rights for chimpanzees has been denied. On Friday, a New York state appeals court upheld a lower court's ruling that Kiko, a chimp owned by a couple in Niagara Falls, is not a legal person with a right to be free, or at least less-imprisoned. The post Another Court Denies Legal Rights for a Chimpanzee appeared first on WIRED .
31, Jan 2015 - Senator Libous Son Waives Right to Jury Trial
The son of State Senator Tom Libous has waived his right to a trial by jury, instead opting for a trial by judge. According to a court document filed by a United States district court in the Southern District of New York, Matthew Libous' bench trial began Tuesday. Libous is charged with one count of obstructing the administration of the tax laws, which carries a maximum sentence of three years ...
31, Jan 2015 - New York, NY Defense in Etan Patz murder trial in New York attacks confession
By Natasja Sheriff NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mental illness sparked a false confession by the accused killer of Etan Patz and the real suspect in the 1979 disappearance of the boy in New York City is another man - a convicted child molester - a defense attorney told the jury on Friday. In his opening statement at the murder trial of Pedro Hernandez, the attorney said investigations both immediately ...
31, Jan 2015 - Spencer Kerr LLP, the Art Law Firm, to Open in New York and Los Angeles
Veteran attorneys Michael Spencer and Brian Kerr are pleased to announce the opening of Spencer Kerr LLP, a boutique law firm devoted to art law. The bi-coastal firm will represent
31, Jan 2015 - New York City man sentenced in Connecticut triple homicide
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A New York City man has been sentenced to 90 years in prison for his role in a triple homicide at a Connecticut apartment complex.
31, Jan 2015 - After quitting in protest, prominent U.S. judge rejoins DOJ commission
By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A prominent Manhattan judge who quit a Justice Department advisory commission in protest has changed his mind after the department reversed course and agreed to review a proposal he backed concerning defendants' access to scientific evidence before trial, a spokeswoman said on Friday. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff, a frequent thorn in the side of the Justice ...
31, Jan 2015 - T-Mobile facing labor claim despite address mix-up
A New York state appellate court has ruled in favor of a construction worker who misidentified the location of his accident when he filed a labor law claim.
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