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Fourth Department – Hazing: Neelman v. SUNY at Buffalo

New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department Hazing Due process – Notice and evidence Neelman v. SUNY at Buffalo TP 20-00792 Transferred from Supreme Court, Erie County Background: The petitioner commenced an Article 78 proceeding seeking to ...

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Fourth Department – Arbitration: Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority v. NFTA Police Benevolent Assoc.

New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department Arbitration Past practices – Public policy Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority v. NFTA Police Benevolent Assoc. CA 19-01569 Appealed from Supreme Court, Erie County Background: The petitioner commenced an award seeking ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Spouse’s political advocacy: Opinion 20-157/20-160

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Spouse’s political advocacy Fund-raising – Marital residence Opinion 20-157/20-160 Background: An inquiring judge asks if their spouse may host a political fund-raiser for a candidate the spouse supports at the couple’s marital ...

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Second Circuit – Antiterrorism Act: Weiss v. National Westminster Bank PLC

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Antiterrorism Act Material support to terrorist organization – Traceable to attacks – Aiding and abetting Weiss v. National Westminster Bank PLC 19-863(L) Judges Kearse, Jacobs, and Cabranes Background: The plaintiffs appeal ...

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NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics – Elections: Opinion 20-159

New York State Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Elections Town attorney – Non-judicial office – Same slate Opinion 20-159 Background: An inquiring town justice seeking re-election states that the assistant town attorney is seeking the same political party’s endorsement for ...

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Second Circuit – Securities fraud: USA v. Chow

United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Securities fraud Nondisclosure agreements – Arms-length transactions USA v. Chow 19-0325 Judges Kearse, Carney, and Bianco Background: The defendant appealed from his conviction of conspiracy to commit securities fraud and securities ...

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Fourth Department – Daycare licensure: McElroy v. NYS Office of Children and Family Services

New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department Daycare licensure Prior revocation – Additional professional training McElroy v. NYS Office of Children and Family Services TP 20-01153 Transferred from Supreme Court, Monroe County Background: The petitioner commenced an ...

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Fourth Department – Late notice of claim: Mariani, et al. v. Wilson Central School District

New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department Late notice of claim Excuse for the delay – Supporting medical evidence Mariani, et al. v. Wilson Central School District CA 19-02091 Appealed from Supreme Court, Niagara County Background: The ...

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