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Representative Cases
 

Our Work

a. Jewish Press v. NYPD, 190 AD3d 490 (1st Dept. 2021)

i. In a case where our client sought information relating to records held by the NYPD in relation to a pending traffic court proceeding, the Appellate Division reversed the lower Supreme Court and held that the NYPD failed to meet its burden under the "law enforcement/interference" exemption, to justify a “blanket denial".

 

b. Aron Law v. New York City Fire Department, 191 AD3d 664 (2 nd Dept. 2021)

i. In a case where Petitioner sought information relating to the RO and EEO complaints from the New York City Fire Department, the Appellate Division reversed the lower Supreme Court and held that, among other things, where documents can be redacted to protect the complainants identity, those documents must be redacted and turned over.

 

c. Jewish Press v. New York City Department of Investigation, 193 AD3d 461 (1st Dept. 2021)

i. In a case where our client sought information relating to a certain investigation conducted by the NYC Department of Investigation, the Appellate Division reversed the lower Supreme Court and held that the agency’s investigation concluded before the FOIL request was made, and therefore records must be turned over.

 

d. Jewish Press v. NYC Dept. of Education, 183 AD3d 731 (2nd Dept. 2020)

i. In a case where our client sought information relating to instances where the Department of Education had denied absences for religious observances, the Appellate Division reversed the lower Supreme Court and held that the requirement that a request be "reasonably described", should not be conflated with the burden necessary to retrieve the requested documents.

e. Aron Law v. Town of Fallsburgh, 199 AD3d 1286 (3rd Dept. 2021)

i. In a case where Petitioner sought information relating to property tax grievances from the Town of Fallsburg, the Appellate Division reversed the lower Supreme Court and held that Petitioner was entitled to reasonable costs and legal fees pursuant to FOIL's mandatory fee shifting provision.

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