Monthly Archives: February 2016

Court of Appeals #9

We recently published a new edition of New York Court of Appeals Decisions Updates.  Click here to read them online.

Whether or Not a “Weather” Report Suffices

Section 4528 of the Civil Practice Law and Rules categorically provides that: “Any record of the observations of the weather, taken under the direction of the United States Weather Bureau, is prima facie evidence of the facts stated”. Curiously, litigation often ensues in which the Courts must determine whether or not proof of weather conditions was established in a legally-cognizable and summarily dispositive manner.

Sikora v. Earth Leasing Property Limited Liability Company, 2014 NY Slip Op 24305 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Co. decided on October 14, 2014) [Ling-Cohan, J.]; aff’d 2015 NY Slip Op 07918 (App. Div. 1st Dept. decided on October 29, 2015) Continue reading