Do New York state courts allow for citation to unpublished decisions of CA decisions in a multi-jurisdictional matter?
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As one of the largest states, with a long history of reporting court decisions, New York's pool of available case law is very deep. Its courts rarely look to other states, and you should follow that rule as well. Just because you find a foreign case with a better fact pattern does not justify its citation unless you know that the looking footing is the same as New York's, i.e., standard of review and the like.
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New York courts allow a lot of things. You are allowed to file papers in an action. You are allowed to cite to various authority whether binding or not. However, citing to a California case whether published or not makes absolutely no sense at all. Certainly you can find similar facts and law applied in a New York case. At worst, you can cite to nearby state cases.
Perhaps you need an attorney to assist you in what you are doing.
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