Elijah Christie, an infant under 14 years of age by his mother and natural guardian, Miranda L. Christie, and Miranda L. Christie v. Aleksander Kramer, Majestic Transportation Inc. (Sup. Ct., Kings County)
Legal Services – Conflict of Interest
Law firm that represented mother and child in personal-injury action had conflict of interest. Francois A. Rivera, J.
In Matter of Mario S., A Person Alleged to be a Juvenile Delinquent (Fam. Ct., Queens County)
Immigration – Status Adjustment
Child satisfied criteria for determination that he was eligible for special immigrant juvenile status. John M. Hunt, J.
223-15th Street Corp. v. Simon Basse d/b/a A.M.S. Company, Cary Dean Hart d/b/a C.D. Hart Designs Company, Jeff Gleason, Cynthia Rothschild, Barbara Schulman & Ryan Monihan (Sup. Ct., Kings County)
Real Property – Landlord and Tenant
Landlord failed to show that residential use of building could not be legalized. Wayne P. Saitta, J.
In matter of Application of Prospect Heights Rising Corp., For an Order Pursuant to Lien Law s.19 (6) Discharging and Vacating a Certain Notices of Mechanic Lien, under Lien Law Filed by Queensboro Electrical Contracting Corp. Real Property Located at 870 Pacific Street, Brooklyn, New York a/k/a Block 1130, Lot 34 on Tax Map of City of New York in County of Kings, State of New York (Sup. Ct., Kings County)
Real Property – Liens
Mechanic’s lien was not facially invalid and thus was not subject to summary discharge. Francois A. Rivera, J.
Jayne Denise Munzo v. Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security (N.D.N.Y.)
Social Security – SSI
ALJ failed to fulfill obligation to develop claimant's medical history. Gary L. Sharpe, Chief Judge
Flat Rate Movers, Ltd. v. National Labor Relations Board (2d Cir.)
Labor and Employment – Contracts
Releases of liability in separation agreements were unenforceable.
In Matter of Nicholas A. King v. Amanda L. Barnes (N.Y. App. Div., 3d Dep’t)
Family Law – Child Custody
Mother was entitled to receive primary physical custody of child. Lahtinen, J.
In Matter of Graham Lewis v. New York State Racing and Wagering Board (N.Y. App. Div., 3d Dep’t)
Government – Licensing
Substantial evidence supported denial of application for harness racing license. McCarthy, J.
People v. Sewdat Rajpaul (N.Y. App. Div., 3d Dep’t)
Criminal Justice – Counsel
Defendant was entitled to a hearing regarding claim of ineffective assistance of counsel. Mercure, J.P.
In Matter of Application of Edward Carroll v. Assessor of City of Rye, New York, Board Of Assessment Review Of City Of Rye, New York, City Of Rye, New York, For a Review of Assessment of Certain Real Property in City of Rye, New York (Sup. Ct., Westchester County)
Taxation – Real Property
City’s actions constituted selective reassessment of real property. John R. LaCava, J.