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‘Monell’ claim against NYPD’s mass arrest policies upheld

Nearly four years ago, R.J. Osterhoudt was unlawfully arrested in Williamsburg during a spontaneous street celebration of Barack Obama’s election as president. Rankin & Taylor represented Osterhoudt in criminal court, resulting in dismissal of the charges after 11 court appearances.   Now, in his civil rights lawsuit, a Brooklyn federal judge has ruled (link to […]

Activists Sue Department of Buildings to Force Disclosure of Approved Plans for Stalled Construction Work

Chase Manhattan Plaza has been continuously closed since September 15, 2011. At first, guards keeping the public out of the popular financial district lunch hang out told those who asked that the fences were “Because of Occupy Wall Street.”[1] Then, suddenly the plaza was approved for waterproofing work that had been applied for in 2010. […]