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Little Faith in Jeff Sessions

RANDY AND DEB SAY FEDS WON'T CARE Randy Mclaughlin And Deb Cohen In The Daily News: Bah Federal Hearing March 28, 2017 By: Victoria Bekiemp i s Harlem slay kin fear feds won't care. The family ...
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The NYPD And The Mentally Ill

THE NYPD AND THE MENTALLY ILL Randolph M. McLaughlin and Debra S. Cohen, New York Law Journal February 17, 2017 Dave Hosford/Flickr Recently, a federal court judge cleared the way for a trial in the ...
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Voting Rights in an Election Year

Civil rights lawyers on what you need to know By Marisa Bowe Some people were shocked when a voting rights scandal broke out during the New York primary last April. But not Randolph McLaughlin. ...
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The Risk of High Speed Chases

Rockland Sheriff Louis Falco said supervisors shouldn't be afraid of being second-guessed when cutting off a pursuit.hu (Photo: Ricky Flores/The Journal News) Police chases of suspects at high ...
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Did NYPD Lie?

Did New York police lie about the death of Mohamed Bah? Hawa Bah, the mother of Mohamed Bah, holds a photo of her late son at a news conference at the New York State Capitol in Albany on April 28. ...
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Cohen & McLaughlin in Huffington Post on Mohamed Bah case

NYPD Killing of Mohamed Bah Was 'An Execution And A Cover-Up:'Lawyers New evidence shows police unjustly killed Bah in September 2012, his family says. To view the Huffpost article, click ...
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Suing David Stern For Employment Discrimination

Former NBA Commissioner David Stern Added as Defendant in Employment Discrimination Lawsuit against League Female Security Official Claims Former Hoops Honcho Pushed Her Out of Job after She ...
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MV couple: NYPD broke into home, failed to show warrant

The NYPD did not respond to multiple requests for comment. (Photo: Submitted) MOUNT VERNON A 54-year-old woman renting an apartment with her husband is demanding to know why New York City police ...
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Robinson Tax Case

Lucas A Ferrara is quoted in Capital New York on firm's tax-relief (class-action) litigation. ...
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NY Court Won't Revive NBA Official's Discrimination Claims

NY Court Won't Revive NBA Official's Discrimination Claims By Allissa Wickham April 9, 2014 The security director for the National Basketball Association cannot bring New York state law claims ...
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Construction of Affordable Housing Hits Snag in Chappaqua

Construction of Affordable Housing Hits Snag in Chappaqua By News 12 Connecticut April 8, 2014 NEW CASTLE - The possibility of affordable housing in one of Westchester's most affluent communities ...
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NY to Decide Chappaqua Affordable Housing in June

NY to Decide Chappaqua Affordable Housing in June By David McKay April 9, 2014 A state panel's decision on building-code variances in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's hometown could come later this month, ...
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Chappaqua Station Safety Plan Weighed

Chappaqua Station Safety Plan Weighed A Journal News Editorial April 7, 2014 Opponents of a small, affordable housing complex planned for ritzy Chappaqua have expressed concern that ranges from ...
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Yonkers pays nearly $3M in decade over police misconduct

Yonkers pays nearly $3M in decade over police misconduct By Erik Shilling and Colin Gustafson April 5, 2014 Yonkers paid nearly $3 million to litigants in police misconduct cases from 2000 to 2009, ...
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Tiekert Awarded $27K Over Lawsuit

Tiekert Awarded $27K Over Lawsuit By Phil Nobile April 1, 2014 The Village of Mamaroneck has settled a lawsuit with resident and activist Stuart Tiekert after being advised to do so by its legal ...
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Ending A Discriminatory Property-Tax Structure

Ending A Discriminatory Property-Tax Structure By Lucas A. Ferrara, Esq. and Randolph M. McLaughlin, Esq. April 2, 2014 At the end of February, Latino and African-American renters in the City of New ...
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An indescribable system, threatened

An indescribable system, threatened By Dana Rubinstein April 2, 1014 The most notable thing about the lawsuit that threatens to blow a hole in New York City’s property tax system may be that it ...
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Investigation into Westchester 'housing discrimination'

Investigation into Westchester 'housing discrimination' Dana Rubinstein March 6, 2014 Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development opened an investigation into allegations of ...
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Conifer Claims Race Played Role In Delay Of Chappaqua Station Development

Conifer Claims Race Played Role In Delay Of Chappaqua Station Development Brian Donnelly March 11, 2014 CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. – The developer of a 28-unit affordable housing project has filed a ...
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Westchester Charged with Housing Discrimination

Westchester Charged with Housing Discrimination Elizabeth Ganga, The Journal News March 6, 2014 The developer of an affordable housing complex in Chappaqua has filed a federal housing discrimination ...
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Alleged Discrimination Dispute Stalls Chappaqua Affordable Housing Project

Alleged Discrimination Dispute Stalls Chappaqua Affordable Housing Project News 12 Westchester March 7, 2014 CHAPPAQUA - A developer who wants to build affordable housing in Chappaqua is calling for a ...
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New York City's Property Tax System Faces a Challenge

New York City's Property Tax System Faces a Challenge Josh Barbanel Feb. 26, 2014 A class-action lawsuit has launched a constitutional challenge to New York City's complicated property-tax ...
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City, State Tax Laws Force Minority Tenants to Pay More: Suit

City, State Tax Laws Force Minority Tenants to Pay More: Suit Yoav Gonen Feb. 27, 2014 The rent’s so damn high that people are suing. Lawyers representing two tenants — one black, one ...
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Class Action Suit Slams City's Property Tax System as Discriminating Against Renting Blacks, Hispanics

Class Action Suit Slams City's Property Tax System as Discriminating Against Renting Blacks, Hispanics Corinne Lestch Feb. 27, 2014 The city’s property tax system has long been criticized ...
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