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Dowling v. Chun

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK APPELLATE DIVISION SECOND JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT


April 20, 2010

IN THE MATTER OF JAVON DOWLING, PETITIONER,
v.
DANNY K. CHUN, ET AL., RESPONDENTS.

Proceeding pursuant to CPLR article 78, inter alia, in the nature of prohibition to bar the trial of the petitioner in an action entitled People v Dowling, pending in the Supreme Court, Kings County, under Indictment No. 10116/07, and application for poor person relief.

Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431.

This opinion is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the Official Reports.

JOSEPH COVELLO, J.P., FRED T. SANTUCCI, HOWARD MILLER and RANDALL T. ENG, JJ.

DECISION, ORDER & JUDGMENT

ORDERED that the application for poor person relief is granted to the extent that the filing fee imposed by CPLR 8022(b) is waived, and the application is otherwise denied; and it is further,

ADJUDGED that the petition is denied and the proceeding is dismissed on the merits, without costs or disbursements.

"Because of its extraordinary nature, prohibition is available only where there is a clear legal right, and then only when a court--in cases where judicial authority is challenged-- acts or threatens to act either without jurisdiction or in excess of its authorized powers" (Matter of Holtzman v Goldman, 71 NY2d 564, 569; see Matter of Rush v Mordue, 68 NY2d 348, 352). The petitioner here has failed to demonstrate a clear legal right to the relief sought.

COVELLO, J.P., SANTUCCI, MILLER and ENG, JJ., concur.

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