People v. Paulin, 140 A.D.3d 985, 33 N.Y.S.3d 459 (2d Dep’t 2016). 
Drug possession and sale conviction and 24-year prison sentence vacated and new trial ordered because defendant was denied the right to represent himself at trial.

People v. Henderson, 49 Misc. 3d 131(A), 20 N.Y.S.3d 293 (App. T. 9th & 10th Dists. 2015) (table), after remittitur, 57 Misc. 3d 142(A), 68 N.Y.S.3d 379 (table) (App. T. 9th & 10th Dists. 2017). 
DWI conviction vacated and charges dismissed because defendant was denied her right to a speedy trial.

People v. Posner, 100 A.D.3d 805, 954 N.Y.S.2d 118 (2d Dep’t 2012). 
In grand larceny case, prison sentence of 5 to 15 years vacated because defendant was not allowed to explain why she could not make the down payment on restitution.

People v. Coons, 75 N.Y.2d 796, 552 N.Y.S.2d 94 (1990). 
New York’s highest court vacated misdemeanor sexual abuse conviction and jail sentence and ordered new trial because jury was allowed to leave and go home for dinner during deliberations.



Parker v. Navarra, 102 A.D.3d 935, 958 N.Y.S.2d 754 (2d Dep’t 2013). 
Ex-husband’s attempt to reduce monthly maintenance payments of $5,300 without written agreement of wife rejected by trial court; affirmed on appeal.

Lago v. Adrion, 93 A.D.3d 697, 940 N.Y.S.2d 287 (2d Dep’t 2012). 
Divorce judgment imputed annual income of $80,000 to Harvard-educated architect wife who was not working before and during divorce; affirmed on appeal.

Emanuel v. Sheridan Transportation Co., 58 A.D.3d 583, 870 N.Y.S.2d 912 (1st Dep’t 2009). 
Plaintiff’s former attorney held in contempt and jailed for refusing to turn over his file to new attorneys; affirmed on appeal.

Rice v. Hale, 9 A.D.3d 845, 780 N.Y.S.2d 259 (4th Dep’t 2004). 
In auto accident case, dismissal of complaint reversed on appeal and new trial ordered, which resulted in $4 million verdict.  Case settled during second appeal for about $3 million.