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.

Featured Case



The Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity Issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Exempted the Gas Pipeline Company From Any Review Requirements of the Eminent Domain Procedure Law (EDPL); the Company Was Free to Exercise Eminent Domain of the Land in Dispute

The Court of Appeals, reversing the Appellate Division, in a full-fledged opinion by Judge Stein, over a two-judge dissent, determined that the certificate of public convenience and necessity issued to petitioner, National Fuel Gas Supply, for construction of a gas pipeline, exempted National Fuel from any requirements of the Eminent Domain Procedure Law (EDPL). Therefore National Fuel did not need to comply with the notice and hearing requirements of the EDPL before exercising eminent domain of the land in dispute. Matter of National Fuel Gas Supply Corp. v. Schueckler, 2020 N.Y. Slip Op. 03563, CtApp 6-25-20