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Southampton Village Pays $15,000 In Attorneys’ Fees To Settle FOIL Lawsuit Over Police Data

27east.com discusses "The Southampton Village Board agreed to pay $15,000 and release Village Police license plate reader data to resolve a Freedom of Information lawsuit brought last year by a group dedicated to protecting public access to government records.

Charles Lane of the Institute for Access to Public Information, an upstart group of Long Island-based journalists and attorneys, said he brought the lawsuit against the village because his repeated requests for the data went unfulfilled or ignored Lane and fellow members of the institute’s board, attorneys Victor Yannacone and Cory Morris, noted during a group interview last week that the difficulty he had obtaining records from the village is common across the state — a problem their group was established to combat."

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Cory H. Morris, Esq. New York and Florid
Cory H. Morris, Esq. New York and Florid

The repeal of New York’s 50-a could be a boon to defense attorneys

Cory Morris was featured by MuckRock in their article about police accountability, FOIL and New York Criminal Defense. “FOIL can serve as a check upon prosecutors who fail to comply with the spirit and intent of Brady where ‘the prosecution is required to disclose information that is both favorable to the defense and material to either defendant’s guilt or punishment,’” as attorney Cory Morris recently wrote in the New York Law Journal. Morris is working with MuckRock on a series of requests to New York police departments for law enforcement disciplinary records.

Freedom of Information Law Requests Show Village of Babylon Attorney Treehouse Fees

"Glass defended the cost — $54,749 — to help the village tackle the lawsuits Lepper has filed...Village Attorney Gerard Glass has billed Babylon for a little more than 182 hours at $300 per hour between Dec. 1, 2018, and Jan. 16, 2020. This also includes a reimbursement for $99.91 in mailing fees. The fees are separate from the flat rate retainer the village pays Glass of $75,000 annually for about 20 hours of work each month to handle other village matters."

Courthouse News Services: Police Disciplinary Records Face Spotlight in NYC’s Latest Reform Push

"MuckRock — a nonprofit collaborative news site teamed up with Long Island-based attorney Cory Morris and the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information — launched a campaign to send a barrage of Freedom of Information Law requests to every police department in the state to prevent the destruction of these records and demand the release of all disciplinary records."

Muckrock: New York officer misconduct and disciplinary materials

Brechner Center Partners with MuckRock to Gather Police-Misconduct Records from Across New York

Suit: Nassau DA should disclose security of online portal for evidence exchange

The lawsuit was brought to ensure safety and avoid data breaches against the Nassau County District Attorney's Office as discussed in Newsday: Working along side long-time civil rights attorney Victor John "Yannacone, who is working with Melville attorney Cory Morris for the plaintiff, also said there was “no guarantee that the third-party provider is not aggregating information from these confidential materials and using them for commercial purposes.”

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Long Island Residents Urge Anti-Bullying Reforms

Source: Long Island, Patch

Permit not needed for Babylon treehouse, court rules

Source: Newsday/Suffolk, Long Island

In the Classroom

L.I. Federal Judge Says Parents May Sue Over Alleged 'Disturbing Racial Attack'

Source: New York Law Journal

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L.I. teen who sued Catholic school over racist bullying starts anti-bullying crusade

Source: NY Daily News 

Kids at Playground

Man who built illegal treehouse will appeal judge's decision

Source: Newsday.com 

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Nassau County Loses Speed Camera Ruling

Source: Newsday.com 

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Longwood Senior Prank Ends in Student, Staff Melee

Source: News12 Long Island