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Home Certified Questions (500.27)

Below is a listing of Rule 500.27 certified questions pending before the Court, stating the issue(s) certified and their status. Please call the Clerk's Office if you have any questions.

For those certified questions that proceed to briefing in the normal course, the briefing schedule generally will be: appellant's brief to be filed 60 days after the Court accepts the certification; respondent's brief to be filed 45 days after the date set for the filing of appellant's brief; and a reply brief, if any, to be filed 15 days after the date set for the filing of respondent's brief.

The Court welcomes motions for amicus curiae participation from those qualified and interested in the subject matter of these certified questions. Please refer to Rule 500.23 and direct any questions to the Clerk's Office.


FLO & EDDIE, INC. v SIRIUS XM RADIO, INC.:

By order entered April 13, 2016, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit certified the following question to this Court:

"Is there a right of public performance for creators of sound recordings under New York law and, if so, what is the nature and
scope of that right?"

On May 3, 2016, the Court accepted the certified question. The case is being briefed.