Category Archives: Litigation

Court of Appeals #16

We recently published a new update on decisions from the Court of Appeals.


Paintings, artifacts, antiquities and other “collectibles” have become almost everyday financial “commodities” in the investment world.  And, as such, those purchases, sales and investments have generated a predictably-broad array of disputes, ending in litigation, that are commonplace with respect to other “commercial” transactions.

A few recent examples follow:

Schulhof v. Jacobs, 2018 NY Slip Op 00528, App. Div. 1st Dept. (January 30, 2018) Continue reading


Litigation with respect to dogs and cats is an unending source of amazement.  Several recent examples follow:

People v. Cherry (Frankie), 2017 NY slip Op 27284, App. Div. 2d Dept. (August 25, 2017)

City Court summarized the pleadings:

Defendant was charged, as follows, with violating Agriculture and Markets Law § 353:

The deponent states that, at the above time and place, deponent observed two pit bulls in the backyard of defendant’s residence, that deponent observed said dogs to have sores on the pelvic area, extremely emaciated, prominent ribs, spine, pelvic bones, exaggerated hour glass torsos, and food and water bowls to be empty and rusted.

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