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.


 

SECOND DEPARTMENT

PERSONAL INJURY, VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW.

The Jury Should Have Been Instructed on the Vehicle and Traffic Law Provision That Requires Signaling for 100 Feet Before Making a Turn, Even Though the Truck That Made the Turn Was Stopped at a Traffic Light; Defense Verdict in This Truck-Bicycle Accident Case Reversed

The Second Department, in a full-fledged opinion by Justice Barros, overruling a City Court decision, reversing the jury verdict in this truck-bicycle traffic accident case, determined the jury should have been instructed on the Vehicle and Traffic Law provision requiring that a turn signal be activated for 100 feet before turning. The truck was at a stoplight, and plaintiff testified the truck’s turn signal was not on when she pulled up to the stoplight next to the truck. When she started riding straight through the intersection, the truck allegedly made a right turn and ran over her. Moore v. City of New York, 2021 N.Y. Slip Op 04483, Second Dept 7-21-21