Section 1983 Actions in the New York Courts
New York State Bar Journal
Section 1983 litigation, New York state courts
During the past decade there has been a sharp increase in the volume of § 1983 litigation in the New York state courts. The precise number of § 1983 cases filed in the New York courts is uncertain because state court statistics do not break civil filings down this way, but a review of reported appellate court decisions makes clear that an increasing number of § 1983 plaintiffs are forsaking federal courts and seeking relief in the New York courts.
Steven H. Steinglass, Section 1983 Actions in the New York Courts, 62 New York State Bar Journal 57 (February 1990)