New York Supreme Court News

New York Court Weighs Intoxication Defense in Wrecks

Attorneys for three people convicted of murder in deadly crashes are urging New York’s highest court to throw out those convictions, arguing their clients were too intoxicated to know the threat to others. Martin Heidgen drove his pickup the wrong …

Gathering Pebbles: Subrogation’s Burden of Proof

The recent New York Supreme Court decision of American International Ins. Co. v. A. Steinman Plumbing & Heating Corp., 2012 WL 952782 (N.Y. App. 2012) and an ancient parable wouldn’t seem to have a lot in common. But, they do. …

New York High Court Says Trial Must Decide Travelers Asbestos Award

New York state’s highest court on Thursday said a trial must determine whether Travelers Cos deliberately structured a nearly $1 billion asbestos settlement to force its reinsurers to pay more than their fair share. The ruling, the latest development in …

New York Allows Out-of-State Lawyers to Help in Sandy

New York’s highest court has invoked a major disaster rule to allow lawyers from other states to practice in New York and help victims of Superstorm Sandy for free. The court can allow the free legal work for victims with …