In Matter of Administration Proceeding, Estate of Shoichiro Hama, Deceased; Matashichiro Hama and Sumiko Hama v. Riversource Life Insurance Company Of New York and Yuko Machida; Matashichiro Hama and Sumiko Hama v. Riversource Life Insurance Company Of New York and Yuko Machida (Sur. Ct., New York County)
Estate Planning and Probate-Intestacy
Importation of strict definition of abandonment in old fault-based Domestic Relations Law (DRL) into EPTL for purposes of determining intestate succession or right of spousal election might be due for reappraisal. Kristin Booth Glen, J.
Standard Chartered Bank v. Ahmad Hamad Al Gosaibi and Brothers Company (Sup. Ct., New York County)
Commercial Law-Debt Collection
Procedures employed by Bahrain tribunal met requirement of New York statute for recognition of foreign country money judgments. Ellen M. Coin, J.
In Matter of Air Energy TCI, Inc. v. County of Cortland (Sup. Ct., Courtland County)
Environmental Law-Impact Statements
County's decision to reject wind energy developer's draft environmental impact statement was not ripe for judicial review. Phillip R. Rumsey, J.
In Matter of Claim of Bariza Laib v. State Insurance Fund, Workers' Compensation Board (N.Y. App. Div., 3d Dep’t)
Labor and Employment-Workers’ Compensation
Substantial evidence supported decision awarding workers' compensation benefits based upon injury from repetitive trauma. Lahtinen, J.
People v. Andrew Spencer (N.Y.)
Evidence that officer had motive to frame defendant was not collateral.
In re MF Global Inc.; Koch Supply & Trading, LP v. James W. Giddens, Trustee for the SIPA Liquidation of MF Global Inc. (S.D.N.Y.)
Mandatory withdrawal of the reference applied in commodity futures customer's adversary proceeding to determine its liability. Naomi Reice Buchwald, J.
In re Waterscape Resort LLC; Pavarini McGovern, LLC v. Waterscape Resort LLC; U.S. Bank, National Association, USB Capital Resources, Inc., USB Capital Funding Corp. (Bankr. S.D.N.Y.)
Developer established partial restoration defense to trust funds diversion claim under New York law. Stuart M. Bernstein, J.
B.R., as Parent and Natural Guardian o/b/o K.O., a student with a disability v. New York City Department of Education (S.D.N.Y.)
Parent of autistic student was entitled to reimbursement of child's private school tuition for particular school year. Jed S. Rakoff, J.
In Matter of Brianna L. (Anonymous); Administration for Children's Services v. Marie A. (Anonymous) (Proceeding No. 1); In Matter of Elijah L. (Anonymous); Administration for Children's Services v. Marie A. (Anonymous) (Proceeding No. 2) (N.Y. App. Div., 2d Dep’t)
Family Law-Protection Orders
Criminal Court order of protection barring contact between mother and child permitted Family Court to release child to mother's custody. Leventhal, J.
DUE PECI, INC. d/b/a Agent R.E.D. International Ryan Fishman and Eugenya Parada Fishman, Plaintiffs, v. VON VONNI INC. d/b/a Von Vonni and Ravon, Vahagn Sargsyan, Von Vonni Design Inc., Von Vonni Online LLC, XYZ Corporations #1 through 5, and John Does #1 through 5, Defendants. (Sup. Ct., New York County)
Defendants’ did not intend to ignore, neglect or abandon case. O. Peter Sherwood, J.