The Court of Appeals January, February, and March 2018 Session Leave Grants

Next up as we head toward the start of the 2018-19 Court of Appeals term are the cases in which the Court granted leave to appeal from the January, February, and March 2018 sessions. I previously previewed the September session and October, November, and December session leave grants. January Leave Grants Arrowhead Capital Finance, Ltd. v Cheyne …

The Court of Appeals October, November, and December 2017 Session Leave Grants

With the start of the 2018-19 term right around the corner, it's time to continue my quick look at the cases the Court of Appeals will be hearing during this upcoming term. First were the appeals as of right from the 2017-18 term. Then I previewed the appeals as of right on the SSM track …

The Appellate Division Summer Leave Grants

While the Court of Appeals takes most of the summer off, its docket still grows. That's because the Appellate Division is still working away on decisions, and granting leave to appeal to the Court of Appeals in cases it thinks should be heard.  As was seen during the Court of Appeals' 2016-17 term, the Appellate …

The Court of Appeals September Session Leave Grants

The Court of Appeals' September Session came to a close last week, with the Court issuing four new leave grants, two from the Fourth Department and one each from the First and Third Departments.  Here's a quick look at those new cases: Ferrara v Peaches Cafe LLC, 138 AD3d 1391 (4th Dept 2016) Question presented: Whether …

The 2016-17 Appellate Division Leave Grants: April, May, and June

With the August Election Session now upon us, and the September Session arguments starting up just after Labor Day, it's a good time to wrap up my preview of the 2017-18 Court of Appeals term. This is the fourth part in the series on the cases in which the Appellate Division granted leave to appeal. …

The 2016-17 Appellate Division Leave Grants: January, February, and March

This is round three in my four part series previewing the cases that the Court of Appeals will hear during the 2017-18 term by leave of the Appellate Division. After 19 Appellate Division leave grants from September through December 2016, the grant pace slowed considerably during the first three months of 2017. Only 7 cases …

The 2016-17 Appellate Division Leave Grants: October Through December

The Court of Appeals is largely a certiorari court, meaning that you generally need permission to take a case there. You would think that because permission must be granted before the Court of Appeals can hear a case, it is usually the Court that grants permission to determine the cases it wants to hear.  You …

How The Appellate Division Grants Leave to the Court of Appeals: The 2016-17 Term Appellate Division Grants

There are multiple ways to take a case to the Court of Appeals. You can seek leave to appeal from the Court directly, which the Court grants fairly infrequently (I previewed the 2016-17 Court of Appeals term leave grants here: Part 1 - September through January Sessions, Part 2 - February and March Sessions, Part …

The 2016-17 Court of Appeals Term Leave Grants: June Session and Decision Days

For the first 9 sessions of the 2016-17 Court of Appeals term, the Court only granted leave to appeal in 17 civil cases---7 from the First Department, 6 from the Second Department, 3 from the Third Department, and 1 from the Fourth Department.  The June Session and Decision Days slightly increased that lethargic grant pace, with …

The Court of Appeals 2016-17 Term Leave Grants: April and May Sessions

The first seven sessions of the 2016-17 Court of Appeals term yielded 12 new cases granted by the Court (see Part 1 and Part 2 of my preview).  The April and May Sessions kept up the slow grant pace, with 4 grants in April and 1 in May.   Here's a brief rundown of those cases. …