CONSTITUTIONAL LAW, GOVERNMENT LAW
Parkhouse v. Stringer, No. 111
In a motion to quash a government subpoena seeking information regarding false statements allegedly made by Petitioner at a public hearing, the denial of the motion is affirmed, where the First Amendment did not protect Petitioner’s misstatement of the content of letters written by public officials.
EDUCATION LAW, GOVERNMENT LAW
New York Charter Schs. Ass’n. v. DiNapoli, No. 108
In an action challenging the State Comptroller’s authority to conduct academic performance audits of charter schools, judgment for Defendants is reversed, where the legislature violated Article V, Section 1 of the state constitution when it assigned and directed the comptroller to audit charter schools.
INJURY AND TORT LAW, INSURANCE LAW, LANDLORD TENANT LAW
Kassis v. Ohio Cas. Ins. Co., No. 117
In an action seeking indemnification from an insurer regarding a slip and fall personal injury action, judgment for Defendant is reversed where a landlord is an additional insured under an insurance policy obtained by his tenant, such that the insurer is obligated to defend and indemnify the landlord in an underlying personal injury lawsuit.
INJURY AND TORT LAW, INSURANCE LAW, TRANSPORTATION
Central Mut. Ins. Co. v. Bemiss, No. 113
In an action to stay an arbitration regarding Plaintiff-Insurer’s obligation to settle a personal injury claim, judgment for Defendant is affirmed where consent-to-settle and subrogation-protection provisions in the supplementary uninsured/underinsured endorsement in an automobile liability insurance policy remain in force when an insured has exhausted the available policy limits of a single tortfeasor in a multi-tortfeasor accident.