Thursday, February 20, 2014

UPDATE: SUNY and LICH Contempt Hearing Delayed in Brooklyn Thursday Morning

SaveLICH, by MK Metz
UPDATE: The Thursday morning hearing has been delayed. No word yet for how long. More to come. 

Wednesday night Long Island College Hospital (LICH) supporters -- nurses, community groups, doctors and health care workers-- declared their solidarity and  got ready for another day in court in Brooklyn for the second day of the contempt case against SUNY.

SUNY and DOH are charged with dozens of violations of orders requiring them to keep LICH open, issued by state Supreme Court Justice Johnny Lee Baynes.

Justice Baynes has asked to see all parties Thursday morning.

It's never possible to predict what will happen next in this most convoluted of court proceedings.

Possible outcomes range from a week-long hearing featuring damning testimony against SUNY and DOH officials . . . to a compromise that will allow their rigged RFP (Request for Proposals) to be rebid, this time with community involvement and transparency.

Will SUNY officials be punished for their crimes?

Stay tuned.

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Anonymous said...

Interesting story about lawyer for community groups:
Jim Walden lawyer for community groups news story that is very interesting:
Contrary to Statement on WNYC, Gibson Dunn Now Claims Weinshall as Client
by Ben Fried
Yesterday we found out that the well-connected opponents of the Prospect Park West bike lane are refusing to accept the decision from Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Bert Bunyan rejecting their lawsuit. A caveat to the journalists who might pick up the remnants of this story: Quotes from the opponents’ attorney, Gibson Dunn partner Jim Walden, often need vigorous fact-checking.

Anonymous said...

Jim Walden's pro bono focus is on protecting people from the power of government. He filed a class action against the Social Security Administration, alleging a systematic failure to fairly adjudicate disability claims. He brought an action against the National Park Service for illegally removing two Civil War-era historic landmarks. He challenged the federal government's practice of deporting aliens after two unrelated drug possessions. He sued the government to restore food stamp benefits to more than 11,000 disabled New Yorkers; represented a transgendered man suing a state-funded drug treatment center; challenged Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on changes to term limits; and sued New York City to remove a bike lane in Brooklyn.

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