New York State Court of Claims

New York State Court of Claims

GONZALEZ v. THE STATE OF NEW YORK, #2001-010-043, Claim No. 104211, Motion No. M-63545


Synopsis


Claimant's motion for assignment of counsel is denied.

Case Information

UID:
2001-010-043
Claimant(s):
ORLANDO GONZALEZ
Claimant short name:
GONZALEZ
Footnote (claimant name) :

Defendant(s):
THE STATE OF NEW YORK
Footnote (defendant name) :

Third-party claimant(s):

Third-party defendant(s):

Claim number(s):
104211
Motion number(s):
M-63545
Cross-motion number(s):

Judge:
Terry Jane Ruderman
Claimant's attorney:
ORLANDO GONZALEZPro Se
Defendant's attorney:
HON. ELIOT SPITZER
Attorney General for the State of New YorkBy: Elyse Angelico, Assistant Attorney General
Third-party defendant's attorney:

Signature date:
June 21, 2001
City:
White Plains
Comments:

Official citation:

Appellate results:

See also (multicaptioned case)



Decision

The following papers numbered 1-3 were read and considered by the Court on claimant's motion for assignment of counsel:
Notice of Motion, Claimant's Supporting Affidavit and Exhibits.............................1

County Attorney's Affidavit in Opposition...............................................................2

Defendant's Letter Taking No Position on the Motion.............................................3

There is no absolute right for the assignment of counsel in a civil case (see, Matter of Smiley, 36 NY2d 433, 538) and there is no basis for this Court to exercise its discretion in favor of claimant.

Motion DENIED.


June 21, 2001
White Plains, New York

HON. TERRY JANE RUDERMAN
Judge of the Court of Claims