Steve Nicoletti v. Susan Iracane (Sup. Ct., Kings County)
Real Property – Contractors and Developers
Homeowner did not have constructive notice of deck's structural deficiencies. David Schmidt, J.
Keith Doyle v. Icon, LLC, d/b/a "R Bar" (N.Y. App. Div., 1st Dep’t)
Business Organizations – Limited Liability Companies
Member’s allegations were insufficient to show that judicial dissolution of limited liability company was warranted.
In Matter of Administration Proceeding, Estate of Alan L. Putterman, to Declare Dead (Sur. Ct., Nassau County)
Estate Planning and Probate – Estate Administration
Statutory presumption of death applied to absentee. Edward W. McCarty, J.
People v. Carl Watson (N.Y.)
Criminal Justice – Justification
Victim's alleged violent acts that defendant did not know about were not relevant to justification defense.
Bessie Caldwell v. Cablevision Systems Corporation, Communications Specialists, Inc. (N.Y.)
Torts – Witnesses
Court’s error of not giving jury instruction that was specifically tailored to address payment to fact witness was harmless. Pigott, J.
Bruce Langston v. Benito Gonzalez d/b/a Neighborhood Grocery And Albert Long (Sup. Ct., Kings County)
Torts – Premises Liability
Commercial tenant did not owe duty to pedestrian to repair any defect regarding cellar doors. Debra Silber, J.
In re Trayvon J., A Person Alleged to be a Juvenile Delinquent, Presentment Agency (N.Y. App. Div., 1st Dep’t)
Family Law – Juvenile Justice
Detective made good-faith effort to comply with statute governing notice that child has been taken into custody.
Duane D. Harris v. CSX Transportation, Inc., Consolidated Rail Corporation (W.D.N.Y.)
Labor and Employment - Transportation Workers
Railroad worker should have known of alleged cause of injuries more than three years before filing FELA action. Michael A. Telesca, District Judge
Stanford Tripp v. John Williams, Earline Barrett, Michael Olaskowitz (Sup. Ct., Kings County)
Torts – Witnesses
Plaintiff was precluded from using property owner’s sex convictions for impeachment purposes. Jack M. Battaglia, J.
Simon L. Handler v. HSBC Mortgage Corporation (Sup. Ct., Kings County)
Finance and Banking – Judgment
Mortgagor who sought default judgment failed to submit affidavit or other admissible proof of facts. Francois A. Rivera, J.