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 …

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 …

Press Release on NY Judges’ Decisions

NONHUMAN RIGHTS PROJECT ADVANCES TO NEW YORK APPELLATE COURTS IN THREE CHIMPANZEE RIGHTS CASES

- As Expected, Lower Courts Deny Writ of Habeas Corpus; Judges Provide Encouragement –

(Note: a pdf copy of this press release is available here.)…

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 …

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. …

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 …

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