Update on Hercules and Leo Order to Show Cause

This afternoon Judge Barbara Jaffe amended yesterday’s ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE & WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS by striking out the words “& WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS” from the title of her Order. This case is one of a trio of …

Judge Recognizes Two Chimpanzees as Legal Persons, Grants them Writ of Habeas Corpus

The Nonhuman Rights Project issued the following press release this afternoon:

BREAKING NEWS

First Time in World History Judge Recognizes Two Chimpanzees as Legal Persons, Grants them Writ of Habeas Corpus

April 20, 2015 – New York, NY – For

NhRP Files Motion for Leave to Appeal to Court of Appeals in Kiko’s Case

The Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) has filed a Motion for Leave to Appeal to the Court of Appeals directly with the Court of Appeals in the case of Kiko the chimpanzee.

On January 2, 2015, the  intermediate appellate court hearing …

Lawsuit Re-filed on Behalf of Hercules & Leo

The Nonhuman Rights Project issued the following media alert this morning:

The NhRP Re-Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Chimpanzee Plaintiffs Used in Research

March 23, 2015—New York, NY—The Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) has re-filed a petition for a writ

Hercules & Leo Re-file Documents

The Nonhuman Rights Project has re-filed our case on behalf of Hercules and Leo in New York County Supreme Court on March 19, 2015. The court filings are as follows:

1. Verified Petition table of contents.

2. Verified Petition.

Exhibits

NhRP Files Motion for Leave to Appeal to Court of Appeals in Tommy’s Case

The Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) has filed a Motion for Leave to Appeal to the Court of Appeals directly with the Court of Appeals in the case of Tommy the chimpanzee.

On December 4, 2014, the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, …

Transcript of the Hearing re. Kiko at the Appellate Court

Here is the transcript from the Dec. 2, 2014 oral argument in Kiko’s case in the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department.…

Appellate Decision in the Case of Kiko

The Nonhuman Rights Project issued the following press release this afternoon:

Appellate Decision Handed Down in the Case of Kiko the Chimpanzee

January 2nd, 2015: The New York State Appellate Court, Fourth Judicial Department, issued its decision this afternoon, January

Reviewing the Case of Sandra the Orangutan in Argentine

December 24, 2014: The Nonhuman Rights Project has been following the December 18, 2014, appellate court ruling concerning Sandra the orangutan.

The initial media reports were expansive and contained numerous exciting quotations from the judges’ decision. We downloaded the …

In “Tommy” Case, NhRP Seeks Appeal to New York’s Highest Court

Dec. 18, 2014—The Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) has filed a motion for permission to appeal to New York’s highest court: the Court of Appeals.

The grounds for the motion are that the Third Judicial Department made several significant errors of …

NY Lawsuits – Tommy – Court of Appeals – Documents

1. Notice of Motion for Leave to Appeal to the Court of Appeals filed with the Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department – Tommy

2. Memorandum of Law in support of Appellant’s Motion for Leave to Appeal to the

Appellate Court Decision in Tommy Case

The New York State Appellate Court, Third Judicial Department, issued its decision this morning, December 5th, 2014, in the case of Tommy the Chimpanzee.

Noting that the Nonhuman Rights Project “requests that this Court enlarge the common-law definition of ‘person’ …

Update on Oral Arguments in the Appeal of Kiko the Chimpanzee

The hearing was held this afternoon, December 2nd 2014, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York Appellate Division Fourth Judicial Department in Rochester, NY, before the following justices: Hon. Nancy E. Smith, Hon. Erin M. Peradotto, Hon. …

Transcript of the Hearing re. Tommy at the Appellate Court

Here is the transcript of the oral argument on October 8th in the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department in the “Tommy” case.…

Appellate Court Hearing in Tommy Case

Oral argument was heard on October 8th in the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department in the “Tommy” case filed in December 2013 by the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) demanding that the court issue a writ of …

Appellate Court Hearing re. Tommy the Chimpanzee

October 8th, 2014: Oral arguments were presented today to the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division, Third Department.

Following the hearing, we issued this short preliminary statement:

“The Nonhuman Rights Project is pleased with today’s oral argument, which was presented

Appeals Court Sets Date for First Chimpanzee Lawsuit

Tommy the chimpanzee is headed back to court. He won’t be there in person, but the Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) is appealing a December ruling of a lower court that denied him the legal right to “bodily liberty.” (Setting of …

Appellate Court Enters Two Orders re. Tommy Lawsuit

During the week of July 6, 2014, the State of New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department entered two orders that favor the Nonhuman Rights Project in Tommy’s case.

Injunction to Prevent Tommy Being Moved Out of State

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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. [Note: In New York State, the supreme courts are the lower, or trial, courts.]

In each case, we …

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. …

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 …