Graff v. Billett

Graff v. Billett, 64 N.Y.2d 899 (1985) – Seminal decision establishing the rule that parties to a real estate commission agreement may agree that commissions are owed only when title passes, as opposed to when a broker produces a suitable buyer.   


Long Island Pine Barrens Soc.

Long Island Pine Barrens Soc., Inc. v. Planning Bd. of Brookhaven, 80 N.Y.2d 500 (N.Y. Ct. Appeals 1992) – Opinion addresses the lack of necessity to assess “cumulative impacts” of unrelated projects under SEQRA.

Gordon v. Rush

Gordon v. Rush, 100 N.Y.2d 236 (N.Y. Ct. Appeals 2003) – Opinion establishes when claims are “ripe” for review under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and the binding effect of lead agency decisions on other involved agencies.