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Home Certified Questions (500.27)

Below is a listing of Rule 500.27 certified questions pending before the Court, stating the issue(s) certified and their status. Please call the Clerk's Office if you have any questions.

For those certified questions that proceed to briefing in the normal course, the briefing schedule generally will be: appellant's brief to be filed 60 days after the Court accepts the certification; respondent's brief to be filed 45 days after the date set for the filing of appellant's brief; and a reply brief, if any, to be filed 15 days after the date set for the filing of respondent's brief.

The Court welcomes motions for amicus curiae participation from those qualified and interested in the subject matter of these certified questions. Please refer to Rule 500.23 and direct any questions to the Clerk's Office.


 

SCHOENEFELD v STATE OF NEW YORK et al.:

By order entered April 8, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit certified the following question to this Court:

"Under New York Judiciary Law ยง 470, which mandates that a nonresident attorney maintain an 'office for the transaction of law business' within the state of New York, what are the minimum requirements necessary to satisfy that mandate?"

On May 6, 2014, the Court accepted the certified question. The case is being briefed.


 

IN RE: SANTIAGO-MONTEVERDE (SANTIAGO-MONTEVERDE v PEREIRA):

By order entered March 31, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit certified the following question to this Court:

"Whether a debtor-tenant possesses a property interest in the protected value of her rent-stabilized lease that may be exempted from her bankruptcy estate pursuant to New York State Debtor and Creditor Law Section 282(2) as a 'local public assistance benefit'?"

On May 13, 2014, the Court accepted the certified question. The case is being briefed, and has been set for argument on October 14, 2014.