AS SEEN IN THE NEWS
"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."
"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.”
Long Island Residents Urge Anti-Bullying Reforms
Source: Long Island, Patch
Permit not needed for Babylon treehouse, court rules
Source: Newsday/Suffolk, Long Island