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USE THE DATABASE AS A “DO-IT-YOURSELF” UPDATE SERVICE

Updates are staples of continuing legal education. By adding the “start” and “end” date criteria (in the second and third lines of the Search Panel at the top of the Latest Posts section on the Home Page and on the right side of every other website page) to any of the search methods explained on the “Just Released,” and “Streamlined Research” pages, you can create your own personalized updates, bringing you up to speed on what courts addressed last week, last month, or last year, in any area of the law.

If, for example, you want to catch up on what the Court of Appeals has ruled so far this year in all areas of the law, choose “All Categories” in the Search Panel, choose January 1, 2021, as the start date and today as the end date, type “CtApp” (using exactly that abbreviation and the quotation marks) in the “Search by Keywords” line, and click on “Search.”

If you want to get caught up on what the Fourth Department dealt with so far this year in Criminal Law, or Family Law, or Zoning, or any other area of the law, choose the legal category from the drop-down menu in the Search Panel (revealed by clicking on “All Categories”), choose the start and end dates, type “Fourth Department” (using exactly those words and the quotation marks) in the “Search by Keywords” line, and click on “Search.”

Using the Search Panel or the footer, you can call up the most recent decision-summaries in any legal category simply by clicking on the category in the drop-down menu (revealed by clicking on “All Categories”) or by clicking on the category in the footer. As an aid in reviewing the recent decision-summaries in the more heavily-populated categories, the following Reversal Reports and Newsletters (formerly “Pamphlets” and “Practice Newsletters” are offered. A quick review of the issues is facilitated by the Table of Contents in each report and newsletter.

THE “REVERSAL REPORTS” (FORMERLY “PAMPHLETS”)

TO OPEN A LINK TO A DECISION WITHOUT LOSING YOUR PLACE IN THE REVERSAL REPORTS, RIGHT CLICK ON “OPEN IN A NEW TAB”

“Negligence Reversal Reports” (formerly “Negligence Pamphlets”)—Published Monthly Since January 2019

Some legal categories generate many more decisions in a given month than others. “Negligence” is one of them. The “Negligence Reversal Reports” (formerly “Negligence Pamphlets”) (linked to below) collect all the decision-summaries (mostly reversals) in the “Negligence” category posted on this site each month. The “Table of Contents” lists all the issues addressed by the “Negligence” summaries and each “Table of Contents” entry links to the decision-summary, which in turn links to the full decision on the New York State Law Reporting Bureau website. To return to the “Table of Contents” from the body of the report, just click on “Table of Contents” in the header. Any decision-summaries in this category posted after the latest pamphlet is published will come up simply by clicking on “Negligence” in the Search Panel or the Footer.

Revised Negligence Pamphlet January 2019

Revised Negligence Pamphlet February 2019

Revised Negligence Pamphlet March 2019

Revised Negligence Pamphlet April 2019

Revised Negligence Pamphlet May 2019

Revised Negligence Pamphlet June 2019

Revised Negligence Pamphlet July 2019

Revised Negligence Pamphlet August 2019

Revised Negligence Pamphlet September 2019

Revised Negligence Pamphlet October 2019

Revised Negligence Pamphlet November 2019

Revised Negligence Pamphlet December 2019

Revised Negligence Pamphlet January 2020

Revised Negligence Pamphlet February 2020

Revised Negligence Pamphlet March 2020

Revised Negligence Pamphlet April 2020

Revised Negligence Pamphlet May 2020

Revised Negligence Pamphlet June 2020

Revised Negligence Pamphlet July 2020

Revised Negligence Pamphlet August 2020

Revised Negligence Pamphlet September 2020

Revised Negligence Pamphlet October 2020

Revised Negligence Pamphlet November 2020

Revised Negligence Pamphlet December 2020

Revised Negligence Pamphlet January 2021

Revised Negligence Pamphlet February 2021

Revised Negligence Pamphlet March 2021

Revised Negligence Pamphlet April 2021

Revised Negligence Pamphlet May 2021

Revised Negligence Pamphlet June 2021

Revised Negligence Pamphlet July 2021

Revised Negligence Pamphlet August 2021

Revised Negligence Pamphlet September 2021

Revised Negligence Pamphlet October 2021

Revised Negligence Pamphlet November 2021

Revised Negligence Pamphlet December 2021

Negligence Reversal Report January 2022

Negligence Reversal Report February 2022

Negligence Reversal Report March 2022

Personal Injury Reversal Report April 2022

Personal Injury Reversal Report May 2022

Personal Injury Reversal Report June 2022

Personal Injury Reversal Report July 2022

Personal Injury Reversal Report August 2022

Personal Injury Reversal Report September 2022

“Criminal Law Reversal Reports” (formerly “Criminal Law Pamphlets”)—Published Monthly Since January 2019

Another heavily populated legal category is “Criminal Law.” All of the “Criminal Law” decision-summaries (mostly reversals) posted each month since January 2019 are collected in the pamphlets linked to below. The entries in the “Table of Contents” link to the decision-summaries, which link to the full decisions on the New York State Law Reporting Bureau website. To return to the “Table of Contents” from the body of the “Criminal Law” report, click on “Table of Contents” in the header. Any decision-summaries in this category posted after the latest pamphlet is published will come up simply by clicking on “Criminal Law” in the Search Panel or the Footer.

Revised Criminal Law Pamphlet January 2019

Revised Criminal Law Pamphlet February 2019

Revised Criminal Law Pamphlet March 2019

Revised Criminal Law Pamphlet April 2019

Revised Criminal Law Pamphlet May 2019

Revised Criminal Law Pamphlet June 2019

Revised Criminal Law Pamphlet July 2019

Revised Criminal Law Pamphlet August 2019

Revised Criminal Law Pamphlet September 2019

Revised Criminal Law Pamphlet October 2019

Revised Criminal Law Pamphlet November 2019

Revised Criminal Law Pamphlet December 2019

Revised Criminal Law Pamphlet January 2020

Revised Criminal Law Pamphlet February 2020

Revised Criminal Law Pamphlet March 2020

Revised Criminal Law Pamphlet April 2020

Revised Criminal Law Pamphlet May 2020

Revised Criminal Law Pamphlet June 2020

Revised Criminal Law Pamphlet July 2020

Revised Criminal Law Pamphlet August 2020

Revised Criminal Law Pamphlet September 2020

Revised Criminal Law Pamphlet October 2020

Revised Criminal Law Pamphlet November 2020

Revised Criminal Law Pamphlet December 2020

Revised Criminal Law Pamphlet January 2021

Revised Criminal Law Pamphlet February 2021

Revised Criminal Law Pamphlet March 2021

Revised Criminal Law Pamphlet April 2021

Revised Criminal Law Pamphlet May 2021

Revised Criminal Law Pamphlet June 2021

Revised Criminal Law Pamphlet July 2021

Revised Criminal Law Pamphlet August 2021

Revised Criminal Law Pamphlet September 2021

Revised Criminal Law Pamphlet October 2021

Revised Criminal Law Pamphlet November 2021

Revised Criminal Law Pamphlet December 2021

Criminal Law Reversal Report January 2022

Criminal Law Reversal Report February 2022

Criminal Law Reversal Report March 2022

Criminal Law Reversal Report April 2022

Criminal Law Reversal Report May 2022

Criminal Law Reversal Report June 2022

Criminal Law Reversal Report July 2022

Criminal Law Reversal Report August 2022

Criminal Law Reversal Report September 2022

“Civil Procedure Reversal Reports” (formerly “Civil Procedure Pamphlets”)—Published Monthly Since January 2019

“Civil Procedure” is a pervasive legal category, in part because most civil cases reach the Appellate Division based upon motion practice (motions to dismiss, motions for summary judgment, etc.). The “Table of Contents” in the “Civil Procedure” reports linked to below facilitates a quick review of the “Civil Procedure” issues addressed by our appellate courts since January 2019. Any decision-summaries in this category posted after the latest pamphlet is published will come up simply by clicking on “Civil Procedure” in the Search Panel or the Footer.

Revised Civil Procedure Pamphlet January 2019

Revised Civil Procedure Pamphlet February 2019

Revised Civil Procedure Pamphlet March 2019

Revised Civil Procedure Pamphlet April 2019

Revised Civil Procedure Pamphlet May 2019

Revised Civil Procedure Pamphlet June 2019

Revised Civil Procedure Pamphlet July 2019

Revised Civil Procedure Pamphlet August 2019

Revised Civil Procedure Pamphlet September 2019

Revised Civil Procedure Pamphlet October 2019

Revised Civil Procedure Pamphlet November 2019

Revised Civil Procedure Pamphlet December 2019

Revised Civil Procedure Pamphlet January 2020

Revised Civil Procedure Pamphlet February 2020

Revised Civil Procedure Pamphlet March 2020

Revised Civil Procedure Pamphlet April 2020

Revised Civil Procedure Pamphlet May 2020

Revised Civil Procedure Pamphlet June 2020

Revised Civil Procedure Pamphlet July 2020

Revised Civil Procedure Pamphlet August 2020

Revised Civil Procedure Pamphlet September 2020

Revised Civil Procedure Pamphlet October 2020

Revised Civil Procedure Pamphlet November 2020

Revised Civil Procedure Pamphlet December 2020

Revised Civil Procedure Pamphlet January 2021

Revised Civil Procedure Pamphlet February 2021

Revised Civil Procedure Pamphlet March 2021

Revised Civil Procedure Pamphlet April 2021

Revised Civil Procedure Pamphlet May 2021

Revised Civil Procedure Pamphlet June 2021

Revised Civil Procedure Pamphlet July 2021

Revised Civil Procedure Pamphlet August 2021

Revised Negligence Update September 2021

Revised Civil Procedure Pamphlet October 2021

Revised Civil Procedure Update November 2021

Revised Civil Procedure Pamphlet December 2021

Civil Procedure Reversal Report January 2022

Civil Procedure Reversal Report February 2022

Civil Procedure Reversal Report March 2022

Civil Procedure Reversal Report April 2022

Civil Procedure Reversal Report May 2022

Civil Procedure Reversal Report June 2022

Civil Procedure Reversal Report July 2022

Civil Procedure Reversal Report August 2022

Civil Procedure Reversal Report September 2022

Negligence Reversal Newsletters (formerly “Practice Newsletters”)

Succinct distillations of the main practice-oriented take-aways from the decision-summaries collected in the corresponding monthly reports.

Negligence Practice Newsletter September 2020

Negligence Practice Newsletter October 2020

Negligence Practice Newsletter November 2020

Negligence Practice Newsletter December 2020

Negligence Practice Newsletter January 2021

Negligence Practice Newsletter February 2021

Negligence Practice Newsletter March 2021

Negligence Practice Newsletter April 2021

Negligence Practice Newsletter May 2021

Negligence Practice Newsletter June 2021

Negligence Practice Newsletter July 2021

Negligence Practice Newsletter August 2021

Negligence Practice Newsletter September 2021

Negligence Practice Newsletter October 2021

Negligence Practice Newsletter November 2021

Negligence Practice Newsletter December 2021

Negligence Reversal Newsletter January 2022

Negligence Reversal Newsletter February 2022

Negligence Reversal Newsletter March 2022

Personal Injury Reversal Newsletter April 2022

Personal Injury Reversal Newsletter May 2022

Personal Injury Reversal Newsletter June 2022

Personal Injury Reversal Newsletter July 2022

Personal Injury Reversal Newsletter August 2022

Personal Injury Reversal Newsletter September 2022

Civil Procedure Reversal Newsletters (formerly “Practice Newsletters”)

Succinct distillations of the main practice-oriented take-aways from the decision-summaries collected in the corresponding monthly reports.

Civil Procedure Practice Newsletter September 2020

Civil Procedure Practice Newsletter October 2020

Civil Procedure Practice Newsletter November 2020

Civil Procedure Practice Newsletter December 2020

Civil Procedure Practice Newsletter January 2021

Civil Procedure Practice Newsletter February 2021

Civil Procedure Practice Newsletter March 2021

Civil Procedure Practice Newsletter April 2021

Civil Procedure Practice Newsletter May 2021

Civil Procedure Practice Newsletter June 2021

Civil Procedure Practice Newsletter July 2021

Civil Procedure Practice Newsletter August 2021

Civil Procedure Practice Newsletter September 2021

Civil Procedure Practice Newsletter October 2021

Civil Procedure Practice Newsletter November 2021

Civil Procedure Practice Newsletter December 2021

Civil Procedure Reversal Newsletter January 2022

Civil Procedure Reversal Newsletter February 2022

Civil Procedure Reversal Newsletter March 2022

Civil Procedure Reversal Newsletter April 2022

Civil Procedure Revesal Newsletter May 2022

Civil Procedure Reversal Newsletter June 2022

Civil Procedure Reversal Newsletter July 2022

Civil Procedure Reversal Newsletter August 2022

Civil Procedure Reversal Newsletter September 2022

Criminal Law Reversal Newsletters (formerly “Practice Newsletters”)

Succinct distillations of the main practice-oriented take-aways from the decision-summaries collected in the corresponding monthly reports.

Criminal Law Practice Newsletter September 2020

Criminal Law Practice Newsletter October 2020

Criminal Law Practice Newsletter November 2020

Criminal Law Practice Newsletter December 2020

Criminal Law Practice Newsletter January 2021

Criminal Law Practice Newsletter February 2021

Criminal Law Practice Newsletter March 2021

Criminal Law Practice Newsletter April 2021

Criminal Law Practice Newsletter May 2021

Criminal Law Practice Newsletter June 2021

Criminal law Practice Newsletter July 2021

Criminal Law Practice Newsletter August 2021

Criminal Law Practice Newsletter September 2021

Criminal Law Practice Newsletter October 2021

Criminal Law Practice Newsletter November 2021

Criminal Law Practice Newsletter December 2021

Criminal Law Reversal Newsletter January 2022

Criminal Law Reversal Newsletter February 2022

Criminal Law Reversal Newsletter March 2022

Criminal Law Revcrsal Newsletter April 2022

Criminal Law Reversal Newsletter May 2022

Criminal Law Reversal Newsletter June 2022

Criminal Law Reversal Newsletter July 2022

Criminal Law Reversal Newsletter August 2022

Criminal Law Reversal Newsletter September 2022

Targeted Research Memos

(1) Condition vs Cause;

(2 ) Conforming Pleadings to Proof;

(3) Summary Judgment–Evidence First Submitted in Reply;

(4) Is It Medical Malpractice?–Issues Tangential to Diagnosis and Treatment;

(5) Dead Man’s Statute;

(6) How Do You Prove Documents Were Mailed?

(7) Bus Rec Except, Admissions, Dead Man’s Stat.;

(8) Municipal Liability in Tort;

(9) Arbitration Agreements and Nonsignatories;

(10) CPLR 3216 90-Day Demand