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Cases on Appeal
||Cases On Appeal
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||Warren County Records Storage & Archives.
Printed volumes arranged chronologically, exhibits may contain maps
||14.33 cubic ft
||Restrictions may apply. Divorces over 100 years.
Staff will access all records and must approve all requests for
Perhaps one of the most significant changes in legal procedure
during the 19th century occurred with the adoption, in 1848, of the
Code of Procedure, with the intention being to simplify the more
complicated, time-consuming processes of the prior era. According
to the publication, "Duely & Constantly Kept", produced by the
New York State Court of Appeals and New York State Archives &
Records Administration, the appeal process, previously used in
Chancery, was extended to all civil actions heard in the various
court - from inferior, lower courts to Supreme Court and on into
the newly-created Court of Appeals. That Warren County's Cases on
Appeal begin c. 1850 coincides with the implementationof the 1848
Code of Procedure. Selected cases of note include: Peo. v. Joseph
Wood, Peo. v. George Willet, Price v. Price, William Spier and
Queensbury Bridge, Kathan v. Kathan. With a change in court filing
procedures in 1917 all Cases (Records) on Appeal were filed with
the original action.
|Description of Record Series
Comprised of printed bound volumes (1852-1946), and consisting of a
complete transcript of testimony, case name, plaintiffs,
defendants, attorneys, witness affidavits, court and filing
information, with exhibits attached (including maps and/or
photographs); related tri-folded documents may be attached as well
separately filed documents 1849-1917; some duplicates and varying
dates may be included. A numerical filing system was introduced c.
1893-1914 but later abandoned. Series also known as Cases and
Exceptions. Cases on Appeal now filed with original Civil Action
Case File. OCA Schedule # 20550.
|Purpose of Record
A record of evidence presented by an appellant to a higher court
(i.e. Appellate Division or the Court of Appeals) for the purpose
of overturning the decision of the lower court.
Series indexed (1852 - 1901 only) by case name, with plaintiff,
defendant, file date. Series locations on inventory database.
Civil Actions 1917 - present.
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