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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.

Lelchook v Société Générale de Banque Au Liban Sal

On April 26, 2023, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit certified the following questions to this Court:

“1. Under New York law, does an entity that acquires all of another entity's liabilities and assets, but does not merge with that entity, inherit the acquired entity's status for purposes of specific personal jurisdiction?
2. In what circumstances will the acquiring entity be subject to specific personal jurisdiction in New York?”

On May 18, 2023, the Court accepted the questions and set a briefing schedule.

Syeed v Bloomberg

On January 23, 2023, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit certified the following questions to this Court:

“Whether a nonresident plaintiff not yet employed in New York City or State satisfies the impact requirement of the New York City Human Rights Law or the New York State Human Rights Law if the plaintiff pleads and later proves that an employer deprived the plaintiff of a New York City- or State-based job opportunity on discriminatory grounds”

On February 9, 2023, the Court accepted the question and set a briefing schedule.