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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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23, Apr 2014 - Albany, NY NY expanding computerized court records
In the transition from paper to computer records, state courts have expanded electronic filing of civil cases to New York City, Long Island and 10 upstate counties with free public access to most information.
23, Apr 2014 - Radical Islamic cleric Abu Hamza al-Masri on trial in New York
The trial of Abu Hamza al-Masri, a radical Islamic cleric accused of conspiring to kidnap Americans in Yemen and planning to establish a jihad training camp in rural Oregon, began Thursday in federal court in Manhattan.
23, Apr 2014 - Radical Islamic cleric's trial begins
The federal trial of Abu Hamza al-Masri, a radical Islamic cleric accused of conspiring to kidnap Americans in Yemen and planning to establish a jihad training camp in rural Oregon, began in New York with opening statements on Thursday.
23, Apr 2014 - New York Plane Crash Wrongful Death Suits Settled
The Attorneys at Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson discuss the last of the federal wrongful death lawsuits surrounding the crash of Continental Connection Flight 3407 into a house in Clarence, New York. The last wrongful death suit has been settled through mediation. (PRWeb April 08, 2014) Read the full story at
23, Apr 2014 - New York, NY New York man cleared of murder after nearly 25 years in prison
A New York City man who spent nearly 25 years in prison for murder was exonerated Tuesday when a judge found that he had been in Florida on vacation at the time of the crime. Jonathan Fleming, 51, walked out of Brooklyn Supreme Court a free man after the Kings County District Attorney's Office dropped all charges against him "in the interest of justice." "He's extremely happy this day finally ...
23, Apr 2014 - Smoke shop ownership dispute brings police to scene
An ownership dispute about the Arrow Hawk Smoke Shop and Gas Mart on the Tonawanda Indian Reservation that is likely to end up in both New York State and Native American courts brought state troopers and Genesee County sheriff’s deputies to the scene Thursday in Basom.
23, Apr 2014 - Iran To Forfeit Manhattan Office Tower & Others to US Government to Provide Recovery to Victims of
Preet Bharara, United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced today that the United States entered into a settlement agreement with the holders of terrorism-related judgments against the Government of Iran (the “Judgment Creditors”) concerning properties (the “Defendant Properties”) found to have been forfeited by the entities that served as fronts for the Government of ...
23, Apr 2014 - Alleged drunk driver sued
Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — An Elba man who was a passenger injured in a drunk driving accident has filed a lawsuit against the driver. Christopher W. Blake, 21, filed the suit April 8 in New York State Supreme Court against Levi K. Dieterle, 21, of Medina.
23, Apr 2014 - New York, NY Italian Consulate General in NYC Includes Simone Bertollini in List of Suggested Immigration Lawyer
The Consulate General of Italy in New York City has recommended various immigration attorneys to the public through his website. One of the lawyers included in that list is Attorney Simone Bertollini, of the Law Offices of Simone Bertollini. (PRWeb April 22, 2014) Read the full story at
23, Apr 2014 - Judge rules SAFE Act does not violate Second Amendment
ALBANY ( CNYCENTRAL ) -- A trial-level judge in Albany has ruled that New York's new gun law does not violate the Second Amendment. The decision announced Wednesday from state Supreme Court Justice Thomas McNamara also rejected legal claims that the SAFE Act was improperly pushed through the legislature by Gov. ...
23, Apr 2014 - WTC parachute jump condemned as 'selfish act'
James Brady, left, and Andrew Rossig, right, two parachutists who jumped from One World Trader Center in September 2013, are accompanied by attorney Timothy Parlatore to surrender to police, in New York, Monday, March 24, 2014. Monday's arrests come eight days after a 16-year-old was arrested on charges of climbing up to the top of the nation's biggest skyscraper.
23, Apr 2014 - New York, NY Ex-Goldman director Gupta starts prison term on June 17
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc director Rajat Gupta is expected to begin his two-year prison term on June 17 for insider trading. U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan directed Gupta to surrender by 2:00 p.m. EDT on that date to start serving his sentence, according to an order issued on Thursday. Gupta, 65, was convicted in June 2012 on securities ...
23, Apr 2014 - 5 Madoff ex-workers convicted
NEW YORK (AP) - Five former employees of imprisoned financier Bernard Madoff were convicted Monday at the end of a six-month trial that cast them as the long arms of their boss, telling an elaborate web of lies to hide a fraud that enriched them and cheated investors out of billions of dollars. The trial, one of the longest in the storied history of Manhattan federal court, was the first to ...
23, Apr 2014 - Hamilton, NY What’s hot at Tribeca: James Franco, Joss Whedon, eco-terror
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23, Apr 2014 - Hamilton, NY Brooklyn DA asked to speed up retired detective's murder case reviews
By Curtis Skinner NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former convicts, inmates' families and legal activists called on the Brooklyn District Attorney's office on Wednesday to fast-track its reviews of questionable murder convictions linked to cases involving a retired former homicide detective. Their pleas followed the release from prison on Tuesday of Jonathan Fleming, 51, whose murder conviction was vacated ...
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