civil rights

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National Lawyers Guild-New York City Legal Observer Files Civil Rights Lawsuit Against the City of New York for His False Arrest and Imprisonment During New Year’s Day Occupy Wall Street Demonstration

New York County District Attorney’s Office Declined to Prosecute Legal Observer Damian Treffs for Disorderly Conduct Because NYPD Lacked Probable Cause for Arrest NEW YORK (April 17, 2012) – Today, National Lawyers Guild New York City Chapter (NLG-NYC) Legal Observer Damian Treffs filed a lawsuit against the City of New York and the officers who falsely […]

Law Office of Rankin & Taylor Seeking People Penned in at November 2011 Protest of President Obama in Midtown Manhattan

Law Office of Rankin & Taylor Seeking People Penned in at November 2011 Protest of President Obama in Midtown Manhattan The Law Office of Rankin & Taylor would like to speak with individuals penned in by the NYPD during an Occupy Wall Street protest on November 30, 2011, in the vicinity of the Sheraton Hotel […]

After Panhandler Says Police Harassed Her, a Judge Tells Them to Stop (NY Times)

After Panhandler Says Police Harassed Her, a Judge Tells Them to Stop By: Colin Moynihan The New York Times – August 29, 2011 On Fifth Avenue, somewhere between the University Club and Tiffany, Sojourner Hardeman sat before an empty storefront recently, displaying a cardboard sign that detailed her abilities as a typist and her familiarity […]

A New Breed of Lawyers Focuses on Bicyclists’ Rights (NY Times)

A New Breed of Lawyers Focuses on Bicyclists’ Rights By: J. David Goodman THE NEW YORK TIMES Christian Hansen for The New York Times One recent day, the lawyers there parsed bike-law issues, like “dooring zones” and when is it legally acceptable to ride outside a designated lane, while downstairs, each of their bikes were […]

NYPD Ordered to Turn Over Additional Police Records (NY Law Journal)

NYPD Ordered to Turn Over Additional Police Records Rankin & Taylor attorney Robert Quackenbush was successful in getting this decision from New York Supreme Court Justice Sylvia Ash ordering the NYPD to produce additional records regarding prior misconduct by the officers involved in assaulting our client Joel Zabala. The New York Law Journal covered the […]