Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Court of Appeals Issues New Decisions

New York State’s highest court has issued a number of decisions this week on civil and criminal law.

The cases cover a number of issues, including:
• the doctrine of equitable estoppel in child support/paternity cases;
• sufficiency of evidence in a case of manslaughter in the first degree;
• the application of the workers’ compensation cap when an employee has received several awards for different injuries;
• the sentencing ranges courts must adhere to when imposing a determinate sentence of imprisonment on a first time felony offender.

The decisions are available to the public and can be found at the court’s website.