Municipal Law Update June 17, 2019

Fourth Department Makes Findings on Summary Judgment Motions in Case of Stolen Brain Matter In Dunn v County of Niagara, 2019 NY Slip Op 04530 (4th Dept. Jun. 7, 2019), on April 13, 2012, defendant Russell Jackman, then a coroner employed by defendant County of Niagara, responded to the fatal accident of plaintiffs’ son.  Jackman…

Municipal Law Update April 10, 2019

Fourth Department Affirms Denial of Claimant’s Application to Serve Late Notice of Claim In Powell v. Central New York Regional Transportation Authority, 92 N.Y.S.3d 791 (4th Dept. 2019), the plaintiff sought compensation for injuries she sustained while existing a bus owned and operated by Central New York Regional Transportation Authority.  The three main factors a…

Municipal Law Update July 13, 2018

Hearing Officer’s Determination Supported by Substantial Evidence In the Matter of Thomas Cordway v. Cayuga County, et al., (4th Dept. 2018), petitioner Cordway was a deputy sheriff who commenced an Article 78 proceeding challenging the termination of the disability benefits he was receiving pursuant to General Municipal Law Section 207-c. The Fourth Department held that…