The defendant, and the cooperator in this case, were involved in the import and export of drugs. After the cooperator provided information to the government that led to the subsequent stop and search of the Defendant, Djibo, the government went a step further in demanding Djibo's access/password code to his iPhone (one of the several phones Djibo was carrying during his travels). Vast amounts of information was both accessed and seized by the government without a warrant (alb
Although it may seem at odds with common sense, while a criminal defendant is entitled to a jury of his or her peers, those jurors must be Death Penalty Qualified (i.e. they can and are willing to impose the Death Penalty) before sitting on a capital (death penalty) case. This case is one where one particular juror, Juror 638, hemmed and hawed at the question of whether he could consider all the penalties but ultimately stated that "he was 'not absolutely certain whether [he]
Petitioner, Lisa Tann, appeals the district court determination denying her petition for custody. "Tann, a citizen of the United Kingdom who resides in Northern Ireland, alleged that Respondent George Bennett wrongfully abducted their son, J.D., to the United States." Pp. 3. During the pendency of this appeal, the Family Court of New York State, Orleans County, granted full custody to George Bennett. The Bennett's now move to dismiss the claim as moot. The Court dismisses the
This case discusses the New York firefighter rule. Based on that rule, the Queens Supreme Court granted the Defendant's summary judgment in this case. The Plaintiff was a New York City Police Officer who allegedly tripped and injured herself. She sued under General Municipal Law § 205-e (not discussed here) and for negligence. "[T]he defendants moved for summary judgment dismissing the complaint, contending that the action was barred by the firefighter rule, that they did not
"This case concerns the scope of the commercial activity exception [of the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act], which withdraws sovereign immunity in any case 'in which the action is based upon a commercial activity carried on in the United States by [a] foreign state.' ” Pp. 1 (citing 28 U. S. C. §1605(a)(2)). "OBB Personenverkehr AG (OBB) operates a railway that carries nearly 235 million passengers each year on routes within Austria and to and from points beyond Austria’s fr
The New York Law Journal picked up the case after Newsday reported the settlement of the suit brought by "eight women, immigrant workers from Mexico and Central America." The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission press-release reported that "Suffolk Laundry Services, Inc. will pay $582,000 to eight former employees to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The Southampton, N.Y.-based commercial laundry service
After criminal charges, plea bargains hardships and interlock devices, you may be facing permanent license revocation. New rules allow for the permanent revocation of a person's driver's license after a certain amount of driving-related offenses. As reported by Joel Stashenko of the New York Law Journal, "[s]ince promulgated, the rules have led to extended suspensions or revocations of more than 8,000 drivers' licenses for DWI-related violations, according to DMV statistics."