About CasePrepPlus

About CasePrepPlus

CasePrepPlus is an exclusive benefit of membership in the New York State Bar Association.


New York appellate courts release, on average, between 150 and 200 decisions per week. The CasePrepPlus service summarizes the most significant decisions, which include substantive discussions of the facts and the law, into one-paragraph summaries, which are prefaced by succinct headings, allowing the reader to quickly decide whether a case is of interest. Each summary is linked to the full decision. Keeping up with the decisions released the week before, a process which could easily take an individual attorney numerous hours every week, takes only minutes with CasePrepPlus.

Summaries are written by Rochester-based attorney Bruce Freeman. For his bio, click here.

Our thanks to Roy Warner, Esq., the creator of CasePrepPlus, the primary author of the CasePrepPlus service prior to Mr. Freeman’s involvement, and a NYSBA member for over 40 years.



In These Two Cases, Intruders Entered an Apartment Building Through Exterior Doors Which, Allegedly, Were Unlocked and Murdered Victims Who Were Specifically Targeted; the Fact That the Victims Were Targeted Was Not an “Intervening Act” That Relieved the Landlord of Liability as a Matter of Law
The Court of Appeals, affirming the Second Department and reversing the First Department, in a full-fledged opinion by Judge Wilson, determined the fact that the murder victims were targeted did not relieve the landlord, here the NYC Housing Authority (NYCHA), of liability for the alleged failure to provide exterior doors with functioning locks. Scurry v. New York City Hous. Auth., 2023 N.Y. Slip Op. 02752, CtApp 5-23-23