22 Cited authorities

  1. Obergefell v. Hodges

    135 S. Ct. 2584 (2015)   Cited 540 times   54 Legal Analyses
    Holding that laws prohibiting same-sex marriage "impos[e] disability on gays and lesbians"
  2. Vacco v. Quill

    521 U.S. 793 (1997)   Cited 407 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Holding that New York's assisted suicide law had a rational basis, therefore comporting with equal protection, despite its controversy among medical experts
  3. Matter of Storar

    52 N.Y.2d 363 (N.Y. 1981)   Cited 209 times   1 Legal Analyses
    Authorizing the removal of a patient in a persistent vegetative state from a respirator
  4. Lloyd Corp. v. Henchar, Inc.

    80 N.Y.2d 124 (N.Y. 1992)   Cited 127 times
    Holding loan agreement that violated SBIA regulations enforceable
  5. People v. Eulo

    63 N.Y.2d 341 (N.Y. 1984)   Cited 61 times
    In Eulo, the Court of Appeals stated that death is deemed to have occurred when a person suffers (1) "an irreversible cessation of heartbeat and respiration, or, [(2) if] these functions are maintained solely by extraordinary mechanical means, an irreversible cessation of all functions of the entire brain, including the brain stem" (id. at 357-358).
  6. Schloendorff v. New York Hospital

    211 N.Y. 125 (N.Y. 1914)   Cited 465 times
    Explaining that "a surgeon who performs an operation without his patient's consent commits an assault"
  7. Matter of Eichner

    73 A.D.2d 431 (N.Y. App. Div. 1980)   Cited 67 times
    In Eichner v. Dillon, 73 A.D.2d 431, 426 N.Y.S.2d 517 (1980), the court recognized that the right to privacy, even in absence of legislation, gives rise to the right of a guardian to apply to the court for authority to have a life support system withdrawn from a comatose patient.
  8. People v. Duffy

    595 N.E.2d 814 (N.Y. 1992)   Cited 23 times
    Rejecting claim that victim's "act of loading the rifle and using it to kill himself constituted an intervening cause"
  9. People v. Minor

    28 Misc. 3d 278 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. 2010)   Cited 2 times
    Interpreting "causes or aids another person to commit suicide"
  10. People v. Vetri

    309 N.Y. 401 (N.Y. 1955)   Cited 76 times

    Argued December 1, 1955 Decided December 28, 1955 Appeal from the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Department, MILTON M. SOLOMON, M. Irving T. Wolfson and Abraham Shalo for appellant. Edward S. Silver, District Attorney ( David Diamond of counsel), for respondent. Sidney Elliott Cohn, Daniel W. Meyer and Jean Taylor for Truck Drivers Local Union No. 807, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen and Helpers of America, A.F. of L., and others, amici curiae, in support

  11. Section 120.10 - Assault in the first degree

    N.Y. Penal Law § 120.10   Cited 1,205 times
    Causing serious physical injury by means of a dangerous instrument
  12. Section 125.15 - Manslaughter in the second degree

    N.Y. Penal Law § 125.15   Cited 614 times
    Requiring only recklessness
  13. Section 5.00 - Penal law not strictly construed

    N.Y. Penal Law § 5.00   Cited 152 times

    The general rule that a penal statute is to be strictly construed does not apply to this chapter, but the provisions herein must be construed according to the fair import of their terms to promote justice and effect the objects of the law. N.Y. Penal Law § 5.00

  14. Section 1.05 - General purposes

    N.Y. Penal Law § 1.05   Cited 70 times

    The general purposes of the provisions of this chapter are: 1. To proscribe conduct which unjustifiably and inexcusably causes or threatens substantial harm to individual or public interests; 2. To give fair warning of the nature of the conduct proscribed and of the sentences authorized upon conviction; 3. To define the act or omission and the accompanying mental state which constitute each offense; 4. To differentiate on reasonable grounds between serious and minor offenses and to prescribe proportionate

  15. Section 120.30 - Promoting a suicide attempt

    N.Y. Penal Law § 120.30   Cited 17 times

    A person is guilty of promoting a suicide attempt when he intentionally causes or aids another person to attempt suicide. Promoting a suicide attempt is a class E felony. N.Y. Penal Law § 120.30

  16. Section 2980 - Definitions

    N.Y. Pub. Health Law § 2980   Cited 11 times

    The following words or phrases, used in this article, shall have the following meanings, unless the context otherwise requires: 1. "Adult" means any person who is eighteen years of age or older, or is the parent of a child, or has married. 2. "Attending practitioner" means the physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner, licensed or certified pursuant to title eight of the education law, selected by or assigned to a patient, who has primary responsibility for the treatment and care of the

  17. Section 2986 - Immunity

    N.Y. Pub. Health Law § 2986   Cited 3 times

    1. Provider immunity. No health care provider or employee thereof shall be subjected to criminal or civil liability, or be deemed to have engaged in unprofessional conduct, for honoring in good faith a health care decision by an agent, or for other actions taken in good faith pursuant to this article. 2. Agent immunity. No person acting as agent pursuant to a health care proxy shall be subjected to criminal or civil liability for making a health care decision in good faith pursuant to this article