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Cosby In 80 words

Posted by Daniel Ackman | Jul 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

In 2005, the Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor announced he would not criminally prosecute Cosby for the rape of Andrea Constand. As a result, Cosby was required to give deposition testimony in Costand's civil suit against him. Years later, a new DA decides to prosecute Cosby anywa...

Judge Robert Katzmann Dies at 68

Posted by Daniel Ackman | Jun 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Judge Robert Katzmann, one of the leading lights of the Second Circuit, died this week after a long illness. Those interested in justice for taxi drivers, will know Judge Katzmann as on the panel that decided Nnebe v. Daus. His expansive writings are noted by Reason magazine and by The New York T...

Bargaining Rights for App-Based Workers

Posted by Daniel Ackman | May 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

An effort backed by the New York State AFL-CIO would create a new bargaining scheme for app-based workers without addressing the question of whether or not these workers are legally “employees.” Workers for apps like Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash are currently considered independent contractors; most...

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