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OATH Rules For Driver Accused of Punching Friend's Arm

Posted by Daniel Ackman | Jul 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

OATH has issued another positive decision, rejecting the continued suspension of a a driver who was arrested based on a complaint by a longtime friend that he punched her in the arm. The OATH judge rule: "Even presuming the criminal charge is true, as required by petitioner's rules, there are sev...

Despite Charge by Passenger, a Driver is reinstated

Posted by Daniel Ackman | Jul 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

In Taxi & Limousine Comm'n v. Zagre, a driver was arrested after being accused of assault by a passenger and was then suspended by the TLC. This kind of scenario seems to be the worst for a driver. Still, OATH recommended reinstatement based on credible evidence showing that it was the driver who...

Baffert Back in Business after Due Process Decision

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

A New York federal judge on Wednesday nullified the suspension of horse trainer Bob Baffert, finding that the New York Racing Association acted unconstitutionally by failing to let him adequately respond to claims made against him after Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit failed a postrace drug t...

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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