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Attorney General Eric Schneiderman promotes the I-STOP program - Staten Island, NY - Jul 16, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman / WCBS 880)

Schneiderman Seeks To Facilitate Lawsuits By Wrongful Convicts

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has proposed revisions in state law, so that more people wrongfully convicted of crimes bring damage claims against the state.

02/18/2014

Aftermath of the fatal Metro-North Railroad derailment, as seen from Chopper 880 on Dec. 2, 2013. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Lawsuits Filed In Connection With Metro-North Derailment

Three survivors of the Metro-North derailment have filed lawsuits against the railroad.

12/05/2013

Pine Bush Rally

Pine Bush Residents Rally In Protest After Anti-Semitic Bullying Allegations

Neighbors rallied in the Orange County municipality of Pine Bush Sunday night, saying the good name of their town has been besmirched following reports of anti-Semitic bullying at an area school.

11/10/2013

Gavel (Credit: Clipart)

Reports: Judge Rules Unpaid Interns Can’t File Sex Harassment Suits

A federal judge has ruled that unpaid interns do not have the legal standing to bring sexual harassment claims against their employers, according to published reports.

10/09/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg . (Photo: CBS 2)

Bloomberg: Restrictions On NYPD Would ‘Undermine Public Safety’

In his weekly radio address Sunday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg blasted two proposals that he said would “undermine public safety” by placing a yoke on the NYPD.

05/05/2013

Speaker Christine Quinn (credit: CBS 2)

Backers To Push For Plan To Allow Anti-Stop-And-Frisk Lawsuits Without Quinn’s Support

A proposal to make it easier to sue over police stop and frisks is setting has set a stage for an unusual drama in New York City politics, as backers said Wednesday they would press to get it passed despite opposition from City Council Speaker Christine Quinn.

04/24/2013

Photo: Richmeyer/Flickr

Report: Chelsea Wine Storage Facility Files For Bankruptcy After Post-Sandy Lawsuits

A Chelsea facility that kept millions of dollars’ worth of wine has filed for bankruptcy in the wake of damage by Superstorm Sandy and subsequent lawsuits, according to published reports.

02/03/2013

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly - File / Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

NYPD Paid Nearly $1 Billion To Settle Lawsuits

The fiancee and friends of an unarmed man killed in a 50-bullet police shooting said they wanted justice. The city did what it has done time and time again: pay.

10/14/2010