Today in 1824: Gibbons v. Ogden, the first Commerce Clause case, is decided

Mar 2, 2012 By: Jeremy Byellin

On March 2, 1824, the Supreme Court decided Gibbons v. Ogden, marking the start of a turbulent history in Commerce Clause jurisprudence that continues today.

Hot Docs: Man who needs “money for weed” sues NYC over arrests

Aug 4, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

Joshua Long, who regularly stands in Times Square with a sign saying “Help! I Need Money For Weed!”, is suing New York City for his multiple arrests under a void statute.

Hot Docs: New York City sued by daughter of woman who died after blizzard

Jun 30, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

A lawsuit is claiming that New York City is responsible for a woman’s death because medical assistance couldn’t respond quickly because of a massive blizzard.

Legally Green: Get your gases out of my state!!

Apr 27, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

The Supreme Court just heard oral arguments on a case which several states are suing power companies for greenhouse gas emissions on common law nuisance claims.

Hot Docs: "Illegal hotels" now illegal

Mar 3, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

Last week, two landlords filed suit claiming New York City regulation barring landlords from leasing units for less than 30 days to be an unconstitutional taking prohibited by the Fifth Amendment.

Today in 1999: Unarmed African immigrant Amadou Diallo killed

Feb 4, 2011 By: Katie Sheehan

Following the shooting of an unarmed African immigrant, Attorney General Eliot Spitzer ordered a study of 175,000 records of the Street Crimes Unit’s “stop and frisk” practice.

New Yorkers: Don’t miss this unique networking event

Nov 12, 2010 By: Legal Solutions

This free reception will honor the 145 authors who contributed to the third edition of Commercial Litigation in New York State Courts.

Today in 1930: Judge Joseph Crater famously vanishes in NYC

Aug 6, 2010 By: Legal Solutions

The disappearance of the New York State Supreme Court justice was one of the most famous missing-persons cases of the 20th century; New Yorkers were so familiar with the case that “pulling a Crater” became a local slang term for vanishing without a trace.

What would Ben Franklin do with WestlawNext Mobile?

Jul 28, 2010 By: Legal Solutions

Andrew M. of New York City won an iPod touch for his winning photo, which was taken on one of the Great Lakes in northern Michigan on the Fourth of July.

More on the “Silence may form an agreement” headnote

May 26, 2010 By: Legal Solutions

“Silence may form an agreement when the failure to speak misleads the other party.” We were intrigued by this headnote, so we checked into the case behind it, which turned out to be a classic landlord-tenant dispute.

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