Lopez v. Miller
Case Number: 1:2002cv03988
Filed: July 5, 2002
Court: US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Office: Brooklyn Office
Presiding Judge: Lois Bloom
Presiding Judge: Nicholas G. Garaufis
Nature of Suit: Habeas Corpus (General)
Cause of Action: 28 U.S.C. ยง 2254 Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus (State)
Jury Demanded By: None

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March 20, 2013 Opinion or Order Filing 134 MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: For the reasons set forth in the attached Memorandum and Order, (1) Lopez is immediately and unconditionally RELEASED from any form of State custody; (2) the indictment pending against him in People v. Lopez , No. 14536 -89 (Kings Sup. Ct.) is DISMISSED; (3) the State of New York is BARRED from retrying him for the August 31, 1989, murder of Elvirn Surria; and (4) the State shall forthwith EXPUNGE Lopez's conviction from its records and all references to him in the public record. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 3/20/2013. (Edelman, Keith)
January 16, 2013 Opinion or Order Filing 124 MEMORANDUM & ORDER: For the reasons discussed in the attached opinion, William Lopez's Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus is GRANTED. Respondent is ORDERED to release Lopez within sixty days unless New York State has, by that point, taken conc rete and substantial steps expeditiously to retry him. The Clerk of Court is directed to enter judgment and to close this case. Ordered by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis on 1/16/2013. (Rayfield, Michael) Modified document type on 1/17/2013 (Lee, Tiffeny).
September 13, 2005 Opinion or Order Filing 17 ORDER granting 14 Motion for Reconsideration re 12 Memorandum & Opinion dismissing petitioner's 2254 application and appointing Richard W. Levitt, Esq., 148 East 78th Street, New York, NY 10028 to represent Lopez respecting his actual innocence claim. The Clerk of the Court is directed to reopen this case, and to mail a copy of this order to the petitioner. Ordered by JudgeNicholas G. Garaufis on 9/13/05. (Akowuah, Kwaku)
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