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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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27, Mar 2015 - Suspect held in shooting of Long Island, NY, police officer
A suspect accused of shooting a suburban New York police officer while fleeing a traffic stop was ordered held without bail Thursday.
27, Mar 2015 - New York's Top Cop Wants to Pay and Protect Whistle-Blowers
Eric Schneiderman is seeking to build support among New York lawmakers for his proposal, which would allow for rewards if information from whistle-blowers leads to penalties and fines of more than $1 million. The measure could add to lingering tensions with the SEC, which has tangled with several New York attorneys general over who should take the lead in pursuing some types of financial fraud ...
27, Mar 2015 - Violent Drug Offender “Luchie” Jailed for Murder-for-Hire Conspiracies
Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that ROGER KEY, a/k/a “Luchie,” a violent and large-scale drug trafficker who operated in Manhattan and the Bronx, New York, was sentenced today in Manhattan federal court to life plus 30 years in prison in connection with his role in carrying out two murder-for-hire conspiracies – resulting in the murder ...
27, Mar 2015 - Central Islip, NY Sleepy's defamation case vs Select Comfort is revived -US court
A federal appeals court in New York has revived a lawsuit accusing bedding retailer Select Comfort Corp of defamation for employing sales staff who discouraged undercover shoppers from buying beds at rival Sleepy's LLC. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday overturned a lower court's dismissal of Sleepy's lawsuit against Select Comfort, which also accused the maker of "Sleep Number ...
27, Mar 2015 - Further evidence seized in Robert Durst murder investigation
Sixty boxes containing phone records, bills, family-trust documents, photographs and transcripts of Robert Durst's 2003 murder trial were seized from his friend's house in New York.
27, Mar 2015 - Fairfield man loses legal challenge to sex registry order
BRIDGEPORT — A Bridgeport judge has ruled against a Fairfield man challenging an order to register as a sex offender after he was convicted of sexually assaulting a female passenger on a Las Vegas-to-New York flight.
27, Mar 2015 - Another Day in Court for Black Voters in Alabama
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday said a 2012 Alabama redistricting plan by the state’s legislature minimized black voters’ influence. The New York Times reports that the plan would permit racially polarized districts to exist and, in turn, increase the power of conservative voters in mostly white districts. 
27, Mar 2015 - New York banana magnate faces prison after beating, fatal sex romp
By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former Long Island banana importer was sent to prison on Friday for as long as four years for beating his girlfriend, despite her emotional courtroom appeal to a judge for leniency. Thomas Hoey Jr., 46, the wealthy owner of now-bankrupt Long Island Banana Corp, was sentenced in state court in Manhattan about a month before he is to be sentenced in federal ...
27, Mar 2015 - New York sues UPS for allegedly shipping untaxed cigarettes
The city and the state of New York sued United Parcel Service Inc., alleging the shipping giant delivered 683,000 cartons of untaxed cigarettes into the state and fueled a contraband market that cheated state and local tax coffers and threatened the public's health.
27, Mar 2015 - Westminster Dog Show 2015 Kicks Off In New York
NEW YORK, N.Y. - "Let me have the ..." With those words, or perhaps with a simple point of the judge's finger, a new top dog in America will be picked this week. The Westminster Kennel Club show started Monday morning and, to the owners of the 2,711 pooches set to take part, it's the Super Bowl, World Series and Daytona 500 of dogdom in the United States, one giant bark in the park. Plenty of ...
27, Mar 2015 - Nomura, RBS 'crap' emails come into play in $1 billion mortgage bond trial
By Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - In 2007, a Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc employee emailed his boss with his view of a sample of mortgages underlying a bond that the bank was underwriting: "This one is crap." Asked about it this week in Manhattan federal court, Brian Farrell, the employee, said he did not recall the deal. The email and others like it are part of a $1.1 billion lawsuit by ...
27, Mar 2015 - Durst charged with murder, movie confession likely admissible
New York real estate scion and accused murderer Robert Durst's bathroom muttering that he "killed them all" would likely be admissible evidence in a murder trial, legal experts said on Monday.
27, Mar 2015 - New York, NY N.J. real estate titan and a Manhattan developer preparing bid for bankrupt Revel casino, source sa
The proposal — by New York’s Howard Milstein and Carl Goldberg of New Jersey — is expected to be “significantly” larger than the $82 million offer by Palm Beach, Fla., real estate developer Glenn Straub, who is seeking approval for the sale by a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge within the next two weeks, the source said.
27, Mar 2015 - Tuesday's Sports In Brief
BASEBALL NEW YORK (AP) - It appears the only place Alex Rodriguez might detail his drug use is on a witness stand. The ever controversial New York Yankees star decided against holding a news conference ahead of his return to the team following a one-year absence. He issued a vague ...
27, Mar 2015 - Bathroom confession critical in Durst case - legal experts
By Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - New York real estate scion and accused murderer Robert Durst's bathroom muttering that he "killed them all" would likely be admissible evidence in a murder trial, legal experts said on Monday. Durst, the subject of a six-part HBO documentary series called "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst," was picked up by a filmmaker's microphone ...
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