Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Labor dispute criminal charges has covered an interesting case from downstate NY. An attorney has been charged, along with 10 nurses, for criminal conspiracy to resign en masse, which according to the DA endangered the lives of disabled patients. Although the State Ed Department, which oversees the nurses, found no liability, the DA presented the case to the grand jury. The question is apparently whether the attorney encouraged or advised the nurses to quit.

Labor lawyers seem to be watching this case closely.

Sunday, February 17, 2008


Today's Post-Journal runs a short piece on the recent spate of lien notices sent out by the BPU to property owners. According to local law. unpaid utility bills become a lien on the property and, in some cases, can be transferred onto the property tax bill.

The Jamestown Lawyer is not certain which case BPU counsel Mr. Wright is referring to, but at one point the Jamestown Lawyer, not speaking in the third person, had an informal BPU hearing regarding this issue. The city had issued a tax certificate showing no debt and then, years later, the previous owner's lien showed up and the BPU attempted to collect.