ALBANY (AP) — New York’s highest court said the names and benefits of retired teachers in public pension plans should be made public. The Court of Appeals said state law exempts from public disclosure only the home addresses, not the ...Read More »
Law authorizes limiting civil court subpoenas
ALBANY — New York law has been amended to authorize limiting subpoenas in civil lawsuits for records about people who aren’t directly involved in the litigation. The amendment to the state’s civil practice law, signed last week by Gov. Andrew ...Read More »
Supreme Court: Virginia can block out of state use of FOIA
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that it’s legal for a state to limit use of its Freedom of Information Act to its own residents. The court unanimously upheld a federal appeals court decision validating Virginia’s limitation of ...
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Court limits disclosure in old communist probe
ALBANY — The New York State Court of Appeals on Tuesday ordered the release of more names and records to a writer whose parents were targeted by anti-communist investigators in the New York City school system 57 years ago. The court, ...
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High court limits lawsuits over drug prices
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Supreme Court says hospitals and clinics that serve the poor cannot sue prescription drug manufacturers over allegations that the companies charged too much for their medicines.
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