Appellate Court Enters Two Orders re. Tommy Lawsuit

The State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department has entered two orders that favor the Nonhuman Rights Project in Tommy’s case.

NY Lawsuits – Kiko’s Appeal Documents

1a & 1b. Fourth Department Record on Appeal. 1a. Fourth Dept Record on Appeal – Kiko.pdf 1b. Fourth Dept Record on Appeal – Kiko-2.pdf 2. Original order to settle record, notice of motion to settle record, notice of appeal, and notice of motion for admission pro hac vice of Steven M. Wise, Esq. 2. Original [...]

NY Lawsuits – Hercules & Leo Appeal Documents

1. Letter from the Office of the New York State Attorney General informing the Nonhuman Rights Project of their representation of Respondents. January 28, 2014 1. Lttr from Attorney General 1-28-14 – Hercules & Leo.pdf 2. Notice of motion for admission pro hac vice of Steven M. Wise, Esq, order for admission pro hac vice [...]

NY Lawsuits – Kiko’s Appeal Documents

1a & 1b. Fourth Department Record on Appeal. 1a. Fourth Dept Record on Appeal – Kiko.pdf 1b. Fourth Dept Record on Appeal – Kiko-2.pdf 2. Original order to settle record, notice of motion to settle record, notice of appeal, and notice of motion for admission pro hac vice of Steven M. Wise, Esq. 2. Original [...]

NY Lawsuits – Tommy’s Appeal Documents

1. Affidavit of service Notice of Motion for Admission pro hac vice of Steven M. Wise, Esq., the proposed Order for Admission pro hac vice of Steven M. Wise, Esq. Pro Hac Vice, the Affidavit of Steven M. Wise, Esq., and the Certificate of Admission in Good Standing of Steven M. Wise, Esq. 1. Affidavit [...]

Update on Appeals for Tommy, Kiko, Hercules and Leo

This week marks six months since the Nonhuman Rights Project filed its first near-identical lawsuits in three New York State Supreme Courts. NhRP President Steven M. Wise give an update on the appeals.

Update on Appeals in NY State Chimpanzee Lawsuits

In January, the Nonhuman Rights Project filed notices of appeal in each of our three cases on behalf of chimpanzees in New York State. We filed them in three separate appellate courts according to where the original lawsuits were filed. Tommy’s appeal was filed in the Third Judicial Department; Kiko’s appeal was filed in the [...]

Notices of Appeal in New York State Petitions

January 10th, 2014: The Nonhuman Rights Project today filed Notices of Appeal in the cases of Tommy (NY State Third Judicial Department), Kiko (Fourth Judicial Department), and Hercules and Leo (Second Judicial Department). Each lawsuit involves a separate appeal, and since the chimpanzees are imprisoned in three different judicial departments, there will be three separate [...]

Transcript of the Hearing re Kiko

The court hearing in the County of Niagara, NY, in the case of Kiko the chimpanzee was held on December 9th, 2013, by telephone. A pdf copy of the transcript is available here.

Transcript of the Hearing re. Tommy

Note: A pdf copy of the transcript is available here.        NEW YORK STATE        SUPREME COURT                             COUNTY OF FULTON        ———————————————————-        In the Matter of a Proceeding under Article 70 of the CPLR        for a Writ of Habeas Corpus,                              Petitioners,              -against-                    Index No. 02051        PATRICK C. LAVERY, Individually and [...]

Press Release on NY Judges’ Decisions

Nonhuman Rights Project advances to New York State appellate courts in three chimpanzee rights cases. As expected, lower courts deny writs of habeas corpus. But judges provide encouragement

New York Cases – Judges’ Decisions and Next Steps

Tuesday Dec. 10th: Yesterday, we completed the first round of court proceedings on behalf of the four chimpanzees in New York State – Tommy, Kiko, Hercules and Leo – whom we’re seeking to have released to sanctuaries. There are three lawsuits. (Hercules and Leo are together for one of the three petitions we filed since [...]

Legal Documents re Hercules and Leo

The petition regarding Hercules and Leo was filed in New York State Thursday December 5th. The press release is available as a pdf here. The court filings are as follows:

Legal Documents re. Kiko the Chimpanzee

The petition regarding Kiko was filed in New York State Tuesday December 3rd. The press release is available as a pdf here. The court filings are as follows:

About the Lawsuits Filed re. Chimpanzees in NY State

On Monday December 2, the Nonhuman Rights Project filed the first in a series of lawsuits on behalf of chimpanzees in New York State. * Details of the suits are here. * The official press release is here. * Bios on the four chimpanzees are here. * Legal documents and court filings for Tommy are [...]

Legal Documents re. Tommy the Chimpanzee

The Nonhuman Rights Project’s first series of lawsuits are being filed on Dec 2nd, 3rd and 5th in New York State. The press release is available as a pdf here. The court filings on behalf of Tommy on Monday December 2nd 2013 are as follows:

Press Release re. NhRP Lawsuit, Dec. 2nd 2013

This morning, the Nonhuman Rights Project issued the following press release. FIRST-EVER LAWSUITS FILED ON BEHALF OF CAPTIVE CHIMPANZEES TO DEMAND COURTS GRANT THEM RIGHT TO BODILY LIBERTY