McAndrews v. City of New York

CourtNew York Court of Appeals
Citation769 N.Y.S.2d 151,801 N.E.2d 371,100 N.Y.2d 603
Decision Date16 September 2003
PartiesWILLIAM McANDREWS et al., Respondents, v. CITY OF NEW YORK et al., Appellants.

100 N.Y.2d 603
801 N.E.2d 371
769 N.Y.S.2d 151

WILLIAM McANDREWS et al., Respondents,
v.
CITY OF NEW YORK et al., Appellants.

Court of Appeals of the State of New York.

Decided September 16, 2003.


100 N.Y.2d 604
Michael A. Cardozo, Corporation Counsel, New York City (Ellen Ravitch of counsel), for appellants.

Kuharski & Levitz, LLP, New York City (Lonny R. Levitz of counsel), for respondents.

Before: Chief Judge KAYE and Judges SMITH, CIPARICK, ROSENBLATT, GRAFFEO and READ concur in memorandum.

OPINION OF THE COURT

MEMORANDUM.

The order of the Appellate Division should be reversed, with costs, and the matter remitted for a new trial.

100 N.Y.2d 605
Despite defendant's timely request, the trial court did not adequately charge the jury concerning the standard of conduct actionable under Vehicle and Traffic Law § 1104 (e). The statutory recklessness standard is exacting (see Saarinen v Kerr, 84 NY2d 494, 501-502 [1994]) and the court's failure to define that standard for the jury was not harmless error under the circumstances of this case.

On review of submissions pursuant to section 500.4 of the Rules of the Court of Appeals (22 NYCRR 500.4), order reversed, etc.

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    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • February 4, 2016
    ...dismissed the petition (see Matter of Spirles v. McGinnis, 305 A.D.2d 822, 822, 758 N.Y.S.2d 546 [2003], appeal dismissed and lv. denied 100 N.Y.2d 603, 766 N.Y.S.2d 159, 798 N.E.2d 344 [2003] ; Matter of McGuire v. Goord, 294 A.D.2d 719, 720, 741 N.Y.S.2d 750 [2002] ).ORDERED that the judg......
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    • United States
    • New York Supreme Court Appellate Division
    • February 4, 2016
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