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Appellate Division - Second Department
Justices of the Court
Associate Justice Thomas A. Dickerson
Judicial Offices

Associate Justice, Appellate Division, Second Department 2006-2017

Justice, New York State Supreme Court 2003-2017

Westchester County Court Judge, 2000-2002

Acting Family Court Judge 2000-2002

Yonkers City Court Judge 1994-1999

Former Presiding Justice: 9th Judicial District Tax Certiorari & Condemnation Law Part Web Site

Other
Professional Experience

Councilman, City of Yonkers 1989-1993

Solo Practitioner, Consumer Law, Travel Law & Consumer Class Actions 1977-1993

Associate Attorney, Shea & Gould, N.Y., N.Y. 1975-1977

Associate Attorney, Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler, N.Y., N.Y., 1974-1975

Military Service: U.S. Army Special Forces Airborne, Green Berets, Paratrooper 1963-1966
Service in Vietnam 1965-1966

Admission
to the Bar

1975 Admitted in New York State, First Department

Several Federal Courts

1983 U.S. Supreme Court

1982 U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

1975 Southern District of New York

1975 Eastern District of New York

1992 Northern District of New York

Education

Colgate University 1969 B.A.

Cornell Law School 1973 J.D.

Cornell Business School 1973 M.B.A.

Publications & Leading Cases

Legal Treatises

Go to additional Articles, Treatises & Decisions

Dickerson, Consumer Law 2007, The Judge’s Guide To Federal And New York State Consumer Protection Statutes Web Page

Dickerson, Class Actions, The Law of 50 States, Law Journal Press, N.Y., 2007 Web Site

Dickerson, Travel Law, Law Journal Press, N.Y., 2007 Web Site

Dickerson, New York State Class Actions under CPLR Article 9, 3 Weinstein, Korn & Miller New York Civil Practice CPLR, Lexis Nexis 2007

Dickerson, The Judge’s Guide To Federal & New York State Consumer Protection Statutes 2006 Web Site

Dickerson, New York State Class Actions under CPLR Article 9, 3 Weinstein, Korn & Miller New York Civil Practice CPLR, Lexis Nexis 2007 Web Site

Legal Articles [ 250+ ]

Go to additional Tax Certiorari & Condemnation Proceedings Articles

http://www.classactionlitigation.com/library/ca_articles.html

http://www.consumerlaw.org/links/#travel_articles

Dickerson & Manning, New York State Class Actions in 2006, 28 Class Action Reports 113 ( March-April 2007 ).

Dickerson, False, Misleading and Deceptive Advertising In The Travel Industry [ 2007 ] International Travel Law Journal 90.

Dickerson, Consumer Protection Law 2007: Guide to Statutes, New York Law Journal, July 25, 2007, p. 4.

Dickerson, The Selective Reassessment Of Real Property In New York State, The Real Property Tax Administration Reporter, The New York State Office of Real Property Services, Albany, NY, Part Two, Vol. 15, No. 2, June 2007.

Dickerson, The Modern Cruise Passenger’s Rights & Remedies-Part II, New York State Bar Association Journal, Vol. 79, No. 5 ( June 2007 ), p. 18 Web Site

Dickerson, The Modern Cruise Passenger's Rights & Remedies, New York State Bar Association Journal, April/May 2007, p. 11 Web Site

Dickerson, Summary Of New York State Tax Certiorari & Condemnation Law Cases In 2006, New York Law Journal, February 28, 2007, p. 4, Web Site

Dickerson & Manning, Summary of Article 9 Class Actions in 2006, New York Law Journal, January 24, 2007, p. 4. Web Site

Dickerson, Tax Certiorari & Condemnation Law, Westchester County Bar Journal, Fall/Winter 2006, p. 21.

Dickerson & Manning, Summary Of New York State Class Actions In 2005, New York Law Journal, February 28, 2006, p. 4 and in 27 Class Action Reports 14 ( 2006 ). Web Site

Dickerson, Tax Certiorari & Condemnation in the 9th Judicial District, New York State Bar Association Journal, June 2006, p. 22 Web Site

Dickerson, Real Property Selective Reassessment: Annual Method Best?, New York Law Journal, January 5, 2006, p. 4. Web Site

Dickerson, Changing Forums: A Discussion Of Forum Selection Clauses, Mandatory Arbitration Clauses, Transfers And The Doctrine Of Forum Non Conveniens, 2005 International Travel Law Journal 186

Dickerson & Manning, Summary of Article 9 Class Actions 2004, New York Law Journal, April 26, 2005, p. 4 Web Site

Dickerson, Class Warfare: Aggregating and Prosecuting Consumer Claims as Class Actions-Part I, New York State Bar Association Journal, July/August 2005

Dickerson & Manning, A Summary of Article 9 Class Actions in 2003, New York Law Journal, April 7, 2004, p. 7 Web Site

Dickerson, The Cruise Passenger’s Dilemma: Twenty-First-Century Ships, Nineteenth-Century Rights, 28 Tulane Maritime Law Journal 447-517, No. 2, Summer 2004.

Dickerson, Cell Phone Transmission Equipment On Towers Is Taxable As Real Property Or Fixtures, IAO Journal, July 2004.

Dickerson, New York Consumers Enjoy Statutory Protections Under Both State and Federal Statutes, New York State Bar Association Journal, September 2004 Web Site

Dickerson, The Marketing of Travel Services Over The Internet and the Impact Upon the Assertion of Personal Jurisdiction: 2004, New York State Bar Association Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section Journal, Summer 2004, Vol. 33, No. 2 Web Site

Dickerson, Taking Your Travel Agent On A Trip To The Courthouse IFTTA Journal Of Tourism And Travel Law, Spring 2000

Dickerson, Should Coupons Or Credits Be Used To Settle Travel Class Actions? International Travel Law Journal, Summer 2000 Web Site

Dickerson, The Licensing And Regulation Of Travel Agents, Tour Operators And Other Travel Sellers In The United States, Canada, Australia, Great Britain, Japan And The Members Of The European Community, Web Site

Dickerson, Settling Consumer Class Actions With Coupons, submitted for publication to Advancing The Consumer Interest, Fall 2000 Web Site

Dickerson, Consumer Law 2000 : The Consumers Guide To Small Claims Court And The Use Of Federal And New York State Consumer Protection Statutes, submitted for publication to The New York State Bar Association Journal, Fall 2000 Web Site

Dickerson, Flight Delays: The Airline Passenger’s Rights & Remedies, July 1, 2000, Web Site

Dickerson, How Safe Are Student Tours: Updated, Revision 1, July 20, 2000, Revision 2, August 3, 2000, Published in IFTTA Journal Of Travel And Tourism Law, December 2000, Web Site

Dickerson, Travel Abroad, Sue At Home: Updated, August 15, 2000, Web Site

Dickerson, Sponsoring Group Travel-Liability Issues: Updated, August 20, 2000, IFTTA Journal Of Travel And Tourism Law, December 2000 Edition, Web Site

Dickerson, Selling Travel Services Over The Internet And Its Impact Upon Jurisdiction: Updated, September 1, 2000, Web Site

Dickerson, What Tort Lawyers Should Know About Travel Law : The Internet Book Updated, September 15, 2000, Web Site

Dickerson, The Liability Of Hotels And Restaurants In New York State For Lost Or Stolen Overcoats: Updated, September 20, 2000, Web Site

Dickerson & Mechmann, The Sports Fans Rights & Remedies: The Liability of Sports Teams, Ticket Sellers and Sporting Event Tour Operators for Defaults, Performance Failures and Physical Injuries, published in the International Travel Law Journal, Issue Four 2000, at p. 207 and on the Internet as Revision Number 1, November 15, 2000; Web Site

Dickerson & Manning, Reviewing Article 9 Class Actions in 2000, New York Law Journal, April 18, 2001, p. 1, Web Site

Dickerson, How Safe Are Student Tours: Updated, January 10, 2001, Revision Number 3, Web Site

Dickerson, Resort Timesharing: The Consumer’s Rights & Remedies, International Travel Law Journal, Issue One 2001, p. 40, January 20, 2001, Web Site

Dickerson & Mechmann, Theme Parks & Thrill Rides: The Consumer’s Rights & Remedies, International Travel Law Journal, Issue 2, 2001, June 2001, Web Site

Dickerson, Threatening Telephone Calls and Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree, The Need For Legislation, Women’s Bar News, Vol. 11, No. 2, February 2001-March 2001, p. 7, Web Site

Dickerson, Consumer Law 2001 Update: The Consumer’s Guide To Small Claims Court And How To Use Federal And New York State Consumer Protection Statutes, May 1, 2001, Web Site

Dickerson, Travel Agents 2001 : The Consumer’s Rights & Remedies For Performance Failure, Web Site

Dickerson, Hotels, Resorts & Casinos: The Consumer’s Rights & Remedies, December 1, 2001, Web Site

Dickerson & Manning, Summarizing New York State Class Actions in 2001, New York Law Journal, February 19, 2002, p. 1. Web Site

Dickerson, Hotels, Resorts and Casinos: The Consumer’s Rights & Remedies: Selected Liability Issues, International Travel Law Journal, Issue One 2002, p. 30. Web Site

Dickerson, Internet Travel Sales and Personal Jurisdiction, New York Law Journal, October 1, 2002, p. 5.

Dickerson & Manning, A Summary of Article 9 Class Actions in 2002, New York Law Journal, January 29, 2003, p. 4, col. 1.

Dickerson, Hotels, Resorts and Casinos: Selected Liability Issues, IFTTA Journal Of Travel And Tourism Law, 2003, Summer Edition, p. 39.

Dickerson, USA: A Post September 11th Perspective on Airline and Airport Security, Ethnic Profiling, Unruly Passengers, Overzealous Flight Attendants and Disabled Passengers, 2003 International Travel Law Journal 148-156

Leading Cases

See also Justice Dickerson’s Tax Certiorari & Condemnation Law Decisions

Supreme Court, 9th Judicial District

Matter of Chrislex Staffing v. New York Dept. of Health,, 195 Misc. 2d 465, 758 N.Y.S. 2d 481 ( 2003 ), Aydelott v. Town of Bedford, New York Law Journal, June 25, 2003, p. 21, col. 4 ( 2003 ), Matter of Rose Mount Vernon v. Assessor of the City of Mt. Vernon, 1 Misc. 3d 906 ( 2003 ) aff’d 2005 NY Slip Op 01364 ( 2d Dept. 2005 ), Matter of Nextel v. Assessor of Village of Spring Valley, 4 Misc. 3d 233, 771 N.Y.S. 2d 853 ( 2004 ), Matter of SKM v. Town of Monroe, 2 Misc. 3d 1004(A), 2004 WL 503485( 2004 ), Matter of Reckson v. Town of Greenburgh, 2 Misc. 3d 1005 ( 2004 ), Matter of Gemilas v. Assessor of Town of Ramapo, 5 Misc. 3d 1026 ( 2004 ), Matter of Village of Port Chester, 10 Misc. 3d 1057(A)( West. Sup. 2005 ), Bock v. Village of Scarsdale, 2006 WL 328503 ( 2006 ); Miriam Osborn Memorial Home Association v, City of Rye, 11 Misc. 3d 1059 ( 2006 ), Midway Shopping Center v. Town of Greenburgh, 2006 WL 820261 ( 2006 ),. Matter of AKW v. Assessor of Town of Clarkstown, 2006 WL 1440853 (. 2006 ), Kaminsky v. Town of Ossining, 2006 WL 1628978 ( 2006 ), O&R v. Town of Haverstraw, 12 Misc. 3d 1194 ( Rockland Sup. 2006 ), Mirant v. Stony Point, 13 Misc. 3d 1204 ( 2006 ), Meriam Osborn Home Association v. City of Rye, 2006 WL 38367 ( 2006 ).

Westchester County Family Court : See Judge Dickerson’s Family Law Decisions, 2000-2001 at www.classactionlitigation.com/FAMILYLAW.htm

Yonkers City Court

Rossi v. 21st Century Concepts, Inc. 162 Misc. 2d 932, 618 N.Y.S. 2d 182 ( 1994 ), Pellegrini v. Landmark Travel Group 165 Misc. 2d 589, 628 N.Y.S. 2d 1003 ( 1995 ), Giarrantano v. Midas Muffler 166 Misc. 2d 390, 630 N.Y.S. 2d 656 ( 1995 ), Mongelli v. Cabral 166 Misc. 2d 240, 632 N.Y.S. 2d 927 ( 1995 ), Walker v. Winks Furniture 168 Misc. 2d 265, 640 N.Y.S. 2d 428 ( 1996 ), Oxman v. Amoroso 172 Misc. 2d 773, 659 N.Y.S. 2d 963 ( 1997 ), Baker v. Burlington Coat Factory, 175 Misc. 2d 951, 673 N.Y.S. 2d 281 ( 1998 ), Bridget Griffin-Amiel v. Frank Terris Orchestras, 178 Misc. 2d 71, 677 N.Y.S. 2d 908 ( 1998 ), O’Brien v. Exotic Pet Warehouse, Inc., New York Law Journal, October 5, 1999, p. 35, col. 2 ( 1999 ) .

See also Judge Dickerson’s Consumer Law Decisions at
www.members.aol.com/judgetad

Professional & Civic Activities

Bar Associations
New York State Bar Association:
Member Executive Committee Tort Insurance &
Compensation Law Section & Chairman of Class
Action Committee
Fellow The New York Bar Foundation

Association of the Bar of the City of New York:
Member of Admiralty Committee,
Former Member of Consumer Affairs Committee, Hotels & Tourism Committee and Aeronautics Committee.

Westchester County Bar Association.
Westchester Womens Bar Association.
Association of Justices of the Supreme Court of the State of New York.
New York State Association Of City Court Judges.
International Forum of Travel and Tourism Advocates:
Member Board of Directors.

Veterans Organizations
Special Forces Association
Veterans Of Foreign Wars
Vietnam Veterans Of America

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