Betty BECKLES, Plaintiff, v. THE CITY OF NEW YORK, Police Officer Jean Verdesoto, P.O. Julio Gonzalez, P.O. Rafael Sanchez, P.O. Seungwoo Seo, P.O. Frank Amill, P.O. Jessica Ceballos, P.O. Thomas Fabrizi and P.O. Nicole Febus, Defendants. (Sup. Ct., New York County)
Government – Tort Claims
Failure to raise claims in notice of claim precluded plaintiff from asserting them in action against city. Geoffrey D. Wright, J.
Sandra Smith, Stephen Straun, Colin Charles v. Kay Annette Charles and Edward Gonzalez (Sup. Ct., Kings County)
Commercial Law – Commercial Paper
That notes’ interest provision contained crossed-out language did not deprive makers of right to interest. Yvonne Lewis, J.
In Matter of Application of Alice, L.L.T., To Unseal Adoption Records (Sup. Ct., Nassau County)
Family Law – Adoption
Adoptee’s desire to know biological mother’s religion did not warrant unsealing adoption records. Edward W. McCarty, J.
Sean Lewis v. Michael Astrue, Comm'r of Soc. Sec. (N.D.N.Y.)
Social Security – SSI
Evidence supported ALJ’s decision assigning less than controlling weight to treating physician’s opinion. Glenn T. Suddaby, District Judge
U.S. v. Gary Fama (E.D.N.Y.)
Criminal Justice – Evidence
Alleged instances of domestic violence were not probative of co-defendant’s character for truthfulness. Kuntz, District Judge
In the Matter of the Application of Kimberly BIGAM, Petitioner, v. THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, Respondent. (Sup. Ct., New York County)
Education – Labor and Employment
Department’s placement of teacher on ineligibility list was not arbitrary or capricious. Joan B. Lobis, J.
St. Paul Fire & Marine Insurance Co. v. Novus International, Inc. (2d Cir.)
Insurance – Property
Insured did not satisfy requirements of ocean cargo policy’s accumulation clause.
In Matter of Tabernacle of Victory Pentecostal Church v. David P. Weiss (N.Y. App. Div., 2d Dep’t)
Real Property – Zoning and Planning
Church was entitled to special exception permit and area variance regarding off-street parking.
In Matter of Jeffrey R. Sidorowicz v. Kelly Sidorowicz (N.Y. App. Div., 2d Dep’t)
Family Law – Child Custody
Former husband failed to show that circumstances had so changed that modification of custody was necessary.
William OTT and Jane Ott, Plaintiffs, v. Frank STROMMER and 350-52-54 West 12th Street Owners Corp., Defendants. (Sup. Ct., New York County)
Real Property – Landlord and Tenant
Granting leave to file amended complaint adding ejectment claim was appropriate.